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Little Girls Puking With Severe Abdominal Agony

Author: Adalene C.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-28-2015
Views: 1,893
Word Count: 553
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10769-OR
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have two daughters who are 6 and 7 years old. In the last two years since I have learned about essential oils, my daughters have on several occasions gotten very bad abdominal pains, sometimes to the point of rolling around on the ground and throwing up.

The first time my younger daughter had abdominal pain, I had just learned about essential oils. So I asked my sister what to do. She suggested putting Peppermint essential oil in epsom salt before putting it into the bathtub.

So I tried this, and at first my daughter did not like it... until she noticed that her pain was going away. Then within 15 minutes she was pain free.

This incident happened when it was late at night, and it would have taken 30 minutes to take her to the hospital. I did not know how long it would have taken to get care once we got there or how long it would have taken them to actually get her pain free. Regardless, if the bath had not worked, I would have taken her to the hospital.

Last year my oldest daughter had such severe abdominal pain that she threw up. The school called me to pick her up. Before we left the school, I put Peppermint essential oil on her abdomen and back. It was a 5-minute drive home, and the whole way she was groaning in pain and crying.

After we arrived home, I asked her if she wanted a Peppermint bath, but she said no. So I just put more on her back and abdominal area. Then she went to sleep.

After 15 minutes or so, she woke up throwing up and wanting a Peppermint bath after all. So I got the bath ready with one handful of epsom salt and 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil.

Once she was in the tub, I cleaned up the mess she made from puking. When I was done, I checked on her again. She was looking much better, and, as I watched her, I could see the pain just evaporating from her face.

After 15 minutes she wanted out of the bathtub, saying that the pain was gone. She went to sleep for a few hours, and when she woke up she started playing with her sister, acting as if nothing had happened that morning.

Epsom salt draws toxins out of the body. One of my massage teachers said that she would give her clients a handful of epsom salt after massaging them to help them get rid of the toxins that the massage would loosen up.

Peppermint is known for driving other essential oils in deeper, so that is why Peppermint oil should be the last oil applied when oils are layered. Water also drives them in deeper. That is why I do not use water to remove "hot" oils. This also explains why I have found that giving my daughters a Peppermint bath is faster at getting rid of their pain than just applying the oils topically.

The abdominal pain episodes have happened 8 to 10 times in the last two years -- at least three times per girl or more -- each time with the same results. The pain is gone within 15 minutes. Fortunately, the rest of the occurrences have not been as bad as the incident that I mentioned above.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary (most components of Thieves blend)] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
2."In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
3."[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4."Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
5."A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
6."14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
7."Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
8."Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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