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DiGize Oil Blend Helps 28 Year Old Horse

Author: Judy Carol L.
Skill: Reflexologist
Date: 11-17-2010
Views: 5,984
Word Count: 514
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Testimonial ID: 4887-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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On a Thursday evening feeding, Megan, a 28 year old mare, was lying down by the truck at feeding time. She got up, went to the front yard and laid down again. This was completely out of character for her. She has been a "chow hound" all her life. Nothing gets in the way of her feed.

I listened to her gut with a stethoscope. I gave her some of the DiGize oil blend in her lower lip and rubbed some on her flank. She got up shortly and went on into her pen and ate a little grain.

I came out a little later to check on her. She hadn't eaten much of her grain, and was lying down again. She showed no signs of colic or any other specific ailment. Maybe just an "old lady having an off day."

When I came out to check on her Friday morning, she was lying down near the hay ring. I could tell she had been up and down during the night and eating some hay. She had some trouble getting to her feet and finally made it on the second try. I walked into her pen and before long was down again. I took some feed and placed it in front of her and she began eating.

I gave her some more DiGize and about 10 drops Ocotea her lower lip. I decided to do a Raindrop Technique on her. This was the first time doing a Raindrop on a horse lying down. I did not put any oils on her feet or legs as I was working alone on a loose horse.

I applied the Valor on her withers and base of tail and did the holding procedure. Then I applied Valor to her poll. Next I began applying the regular Raindrop oils in their order. I just used the ends of my fingers to "cat scratch" the oils into her along the spine.

No other procedures were done. I call this a Progressive Raindrop since at the start the horse was lying down. After the 5th oil she got up and began walking across the pen. I would tell her "whoa" she would stop. I would apply an oil, rub it in, and she would walk off again.

This happened with each oil. At the end of the Raindrop she had made it all the way across the pen. When I saw that she was a little more steady on her feet, I tied her in a shady spot for a while.

After 30 minutes or so, I untied her and left her in the pen for the day. She had grass, hay, and water available.

At the evening feeding she was feeling much better. She was ready for her feed and had a more alert look about her.

Saturday morning she was waiting impatiently for her feed and nickered when she saw me. I turned her out in the pasture for the day. She came in for the evening feeding as usual.

It is now November 2010 and has been almost a year since this happened. She has had no symptoms since.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
4.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
7.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
8.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link

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