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Symptoms Of Neuroendocrine Tumor Improved


Author: Roxanne A.
Date: 06-25-2012
Views: 4,884
Word Count: 235
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7502-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour with liver metastasis (secondary tumours) in July 2002. I have had 5 major abdominal surgeries & have become an insulin dependent diabetic since then. I still have some tumours in my liver & now one in my stomach.

The symptoms of these tumours can include diarrhea & severe cramping, hot flushing, fatique, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, emotional fragility, & shortness of breath. I am fortunate in that I only get diarrhea, cramping, fatigue & sometimes an erratic heart beat. I have used whole food nutritional supplements throughout my medical treatments which I believe have kept me well enough to withstand those treatments.

To cope with the symptoms I regularly rub Peppermint on my abdomen, or a painkilling blend containing Peppermint, to remove the pain from the abdominal cramping. I works immediately! I never leave home without it. I also use DiGize on my abdomen to help with the diarrhea.

I also get edema in my legs due to the drug I am taking. This can get so bad I have to wear pressure stockings during the day to keep the swelling down. To relieve this I rub Grapefruit, Valor & Tangerine into my feet, ankles & legs, then put my feet up above my head for half an hour or so. If it is particularly bad in the evening, I take these 3 oils internally.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: indigestion — "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 — "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: 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
4.Associated topics: fatigue,indigestion — "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
5.Associated topics: edema — "[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
6.Associated topics: indigestion — "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
7.Associated topics: pancreatic-cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
8.Associated topics: diabetes — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link

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