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Severe Hiccups Prevented Quality Sleep

Author: Anne H.
Date: 12-03-2010
Views: 5,478
Word Count: 255
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Testimonial ID: 4982-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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My dad had surgery to repair a tropical ulcer on his shin. It was very deep and ugly looking, we could see the bone.

The next day he developed a clot under the surgery site and it had to be virtually re-done, including skin and tissue grafts. He was doing very poorly after 2 major surgeries, anaesthetic, antibiotics and pain killers.

Then he developed hiccups, which were more like violent spasms of the diaphragm, than ordinary hiccups. The doctor said this can happen after surgery and prescribed every imaginable remedy, including injections of anti-spasmodics.

Dad could not sleep or eat, and if he attempted to eat, he would vomit. After 2 weeks of this we were shocked at how much he had deteriorated and feared for his life. We were fairly new to essential oils then and not sure what to use.

To cut a long story short, it was suggested that Tarragon oil might help. A few drops were rubbed on the only patch on his foot not covered by bandages and his hiccups stopped within a few minutes! He slept soundly for many hours. When he woke the hiccups started again but one more application of oil on his foot and the hiccups stopped again and did not return.

From then on Dad began to recover and could eat and sleep again. Because of the setback, he was a long time regaining his strength, but we are so thankful for these high quality essential oils which literally saved his life!

We now think oils first, before anything else!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sleep — "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
2.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep — "This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link
7.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link

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