Essential Oils, The Colon, and Body Feedback
Ample scientific evidence exists that the colon is a more effective delivery system than the mouth for many therapeutic agents.
Here is a sampling of scientific studies looking at the application of therapeutic agents directly into the colon:
The Optimal Health Center has brought together
the colon's superior ability to absorb restorative remedies with the healing wisdom and history of both aromatherapy and Chinese medicine. Enemas, rectal implants, and colonics provide a potent method to administer therapeutic grade essential oils due to the high level of absorption in the colon and the ability to directly treat the colon.
Essential oils and their volatile constituents are used widely to prevent and treat human disease. Essential oils and their volatile constituents also provide bioactivity as antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and antidiabetic agents. In the colon, application of appropriate essential oils can improve the elimination process, promote healing of the lining of the colon, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy flora balance. Additionally, many health concerns in the lower abdomen and lower back can be addressed directly via targeted treatments to the colon.
Given that there are so many oils, how does one know which oils to use? Essential Oil Body Feedback™ guides you to choose the physiologically correct oils for your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Essential Oil Body Feedback™ is an application of the ancient wisdom and practice of both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture.
Because colon cleansing using in-home enemas is time-consuming to administer, spend a little more time learning how to get the full benefit of a physiologically targeted therapy in your colon cleanse and/or implant.
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ to Select Therapeutic Grade Oils
Testing essential oils using Essential Oil Body Feedback™ ensures appropriate oils are selected for use. Areas of tenderness, pain, discomfort, and tightness in the body correspond to health problems or potential concerns. These signs of discomfort, especially pain, are the body's method for communicating something is not right. Every problem in your body is recognized by your brain. Any weakness or symptom in the body, any imbalance with hormones, blood sugar, or emotional health, any physical trauma, and any sign of accelerated aging is acknowledged in the brain. Essential Oil Body Feedback™ uses the connection of the brain and the body along with therapeutic grade essential oils to tell you what your body requires to promote healing.
Simply put, you can identify areas of the body indicating problems or health concerns by locating areas of pain or discomfort. Then you smell essential oils and after you exhale, repress the tender area on the body to see if it is less tender, the same, or worse. The body provides the feedback to let you know which essential oils promote the best healing for your individual needs.
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ works because essential oils stimulate neurons in the olfactory bulb of the brain and send information to the cerebral cortex. Here connections are made with several areas of the brain that register problems and health concerns in the body. When you smell essential oils, they are temporarily affecting areas of the brain that are registering problems in the body. This affect can be measured by checking key areas of tenderness in the body.
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ and Colon Health
First, corresponding body feedback areas associated with colon health are identified. The colon or large intestine refers pain, tightness, or discomfort to three key areas in the body. The lower abdomen, usually a few inches below and to the right or left of the belly button, is the main feedback area. Because food and waste products accumulate in the colon and large intestine overnight, the lower back can show up chronically tight in the morning if there's a problem with the large intestine or colon. The index finger is also governed by the large intestine acupuncture meridian and will often become sore, tight or arthritic if problems in the large intestine remain too long.
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ and Uterus, Prostate, and Bladder Health
Since the uterus, prostate, and bladder are located close to the intestines and in the same region of the body, we are providing body feedback information for testing those organs. The body feedback area two to four inches directly below the belly button can correspond to problems with the uterus, prostate, or bladder. Problems with the uterus, prostate, or bladder can also refer pain to the lower back. You can test oils for these organs if you find tenderness directly below the belly button or specific areas of pain in the lower back.
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ and the Brain
Since the brain recognizes problems in any area of the body, including the digestive system and colon, the brain body feedback area can also be tested. The body feedback area to test for tightness or tenderness, corresponding to problems recognized by the brain, is the top of the shoulders. This is why most people hold their stress in their upper trapezius muscle, the top of the shoulders. Again you must lie down comfortably to get an accurate reading on the tightness or tenderness on the top of the shoulders.
Assessing Your Essential Oil Body Feedback™ Areas
You will need to lie down in a comfortable position to palpate body feedback areas. Standing and sitting provides less accurate results and should be used only if you cannot lie down. Depending on your size, you will need to press between one and three inches into your lower abdomen looking for tenderness or pain. The desired pressure when checking Essential Oil Body Feedback™ areas is five pounds of pressure. Please practice pressing on a bathroom scale to have a sense of five pounds of pressure. The thinner you are, the lighter you can press to achieve the five pounds of pressure. The heavier you are, the deeper you will need to press until you feel the five pounds of pressure. In the morning, assess your lower back for tightness and discomfort upon waking. Again, press until you feel about five pounds of pressure on points on the back.
The top of the shoulder body feedback area will be tight or painful when lying down if the brain is registering any problems. In this area you only need to press with two or three pounds of pressure. Please note there is a significant difference when lying down and sitting up while checking this area. And for the index finger feedback area, I'm sure you'll know if you have arthritis or discomfort with your index finger since you probably use it often.
Testing Essential Oils on Body Feedback Areas
First locate one area of tenderness or tightness to be tested. Then inhale the essential oils through your nose deeply and exhale. Right after you exhale, repress the area being tested. If the tenderness is reduced or eliminated, the essential oil will be beneficial. If the tenderness is unchanged, the oil will likely not affect issues associated with that particular area. If the area tested is worse, then that particular essential oil should be avoided.
Testing essential oils for compatibility is important. When you find oils that work well individually, you should smell them together to make sure they work together. Hold 2 to 3 bottles of essential oils together and breathe them in at the same time and then recheck the body feedback area being tested. Sometimes I find a particular oil is best used alone while others respond better when used in combination. Another way to check compatibility is to apply one essential oil at a time and retest the next oil before you apply it.
Rotating Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
It is important to retest your oil selection frequently. The body likes to rotate therapeutic grade essential oils similar to rotating foods in your diet. I like to quickly recheck oils prior to each use and recommend checking after using a specific oil or blend a couple of times. Sometimes people will find their body benefits from one or two oils which they don't have to rotate. I recommend retesting before ordering new bottles for these foundational type oils.
Tips for Better Testing
I have found it best to test the lighter oils first and the stronger scented oils later, similar to tasting wines. Test citrus first, floral second, wood and resin third, and mint oils last.
You will likely find one essential oil to clear several tender areas. Find two or three essential oils that work well and then retest comparing just these to see which clears the tenderness the best. Then try combining these to see if results are even better.
It is helpful to have someone hand you the oils with the top off so you can quickly check and they can keep track of which oils helped and which didn't. It is helpful to keep a log of the oils your body tests well with. Then you can review for cyclical patterns or common oils to keep on hand.
SUMMARY OF STEPS:
Essential Oil Body Feedback™ Oil Selection for Therapeutic Colon Application
- Find a tender or tight spot on your lower abdomen, lower back, or top of shoulders.
- Inhale a particular essential oil once or twice.
- Quickly recheck the tender spot after you exhale.
- Assess if tenderness decreased, increased, or remained the same.
- Check between six and nine oils for comparison.
- Check best oil to other tender spots.
- Recheck oils for compatibility by smelling together.
- Apply oils that best reduce tenderness to the feet, lower back, and abdominal area. Dilute oils with a carrier oil such as olive, coconut, almond, or grape seed if needed due to skin sensitivity.
- Reassess the tenderness for reduction in pain and soreness.
- Use oils recommended for colon hydrotherapy application.
- You can reapply oils daily for up to one week before retesting or retest sooner as needed.
DO NOT attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances for health conditions that require professional attention.
See individual bottle label directions or check with a health professional before using essential oils if you have a serious medical condition or if you are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant.
DO NOT use wild tansy, clary sage, sage, fennel, wintergreen, or hyssop during pregnancy.
Consult your healthcare professional about any serious disease or injury.
When applying a new oil, test one drop on a small patch of skin first (e.g., on the underside of the forearm). Skin sensitivity is highly individual. If the skin feels hot or turns red, apply a vegetable oil (e.g., olive or almond) to the area, which will dilute the essential oil. Washing with water is less effective.
Use only one new oil or oil blend at a time to determine how your body responds. Wait 30 minutes before using or implanting another new oil.