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Food Poisoning Experience


Author: Deborah C.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 06-15-2006
Views: 4,709
Word Count: 495
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1505-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Due to my recent encounter with food poisoning, thought I might send along a bit about how I supported myself through the process. Dang - it'll be a long time before I eat TUNA again and even longer before I obtain it at Bill's Sandwich Shop (sorry Bill, it was the gift that kept on giving.)!

After the night long rodeo with my stomach, followed by the projectile evacuation of tuna the next morning I was feeling almost if not completely WRECKED! Energy level zero. Joints and muscles hurting. Gut twisting. Sweats and chills. Uh huh.

Once I finally realized it was food poisoning I recalled that Thieves can be effective in diminishing those little pests that cause such turbulence. At this point, my stomach is pretty touchy, the thought of taking it internally was also tenuous; however I put a few drops in a class of water and drank it without difficulty. I also applied some directly to the spine.

I then began to apply a number of the Raindrop oils (Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Immupower, Valor) along my back and feet to ease the painful muscles and joints, applied a moist warm pack to drive them in and went to bed and slept for the afternoon.

Upon arising, my back and joints really hurt. I took a hot shower and let the moist heat ease my back and then applied the oils again. I also took another dose of Thieves with water.

This morning only my low back hurt, but it hurt like hell. It was like every nerve going up to the spine was on fire, and the realization appeared that the remains of the offending microbe were still likely hanging out in my lower gut (which hurt to palpitate), and this corresponding area to the spine is exactly what hurt. Feeling less queasy, I took a gel cap of Thieves and began applying oils to my spine and feet. Another warm pack and back to bed for a short time to let it sink in. This application prompted my system to release the final bit from the southerly direction, if I may be so delicate.

For anyone who thinks about chakras and balancing, such an episode has quite an effect on the solar plexus (3rd) chakra. It blew mine completely open and I felt like I was leaking all my energy. Tending to this was integral to my recovery and I did so with the help of a dear friend who uses invocation to reprogram chakras. For sure there are many methods, that's the one I reach for.

The recovery process continues, but that's the main stuff in a nut shell. This event was enough to keep me from attending the NingXia Red event which came to Portland, Maine last night... I am so sorry to have missed Dr. Hill's presentation but I'm sure there was some reason why I needed to be where I was.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
5.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,food-poisoning — "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
6.Associated topics: fatigue — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache,fever-/-temperature-/-hot — "[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
8.Associated topics: gastrointestinal — "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

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