See also Diabetes
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreatic gland.
This is a small gland between the stomach and the spine on
the left side of the abdomen. This places it just below the
and about the midpoint of the left side. This gland is part
of the digestive and the endocrine systems. It produces
certain enzymes that assist in the digestion of
carbohydrates, protein and fats and it also produces
important hormones including insulin that helps control
glucose levels. The digestive enzymes are triggered as
certain types of food pass through the digestive system and
are secreted into the small intestines. The hormones
produced in the pancreas are passed into the circulatory
system via the blood that flows through the organ.
There are two common types of pancreatitis acute and
chronic. Acute pancreatitis develops suddenly and lasts a
relatively short period of time. Gallstones or heavy alcohol
use are the most common causes although an injury, certain
medications or an infection could also be the root problem.
The chronic condition can begin with acute episodes but then
continues. Again alcohol abuse is a major contributor and
added to the list of causes are hereditary conditions,
cystic fibrosis and high triglycerides.
Symptoms include pain in the area of the pancreas itself
that may be especially intense immediately after eating
foods high in tat or drinking. The painful area can include
the back and even to the left shoulder area. Swelling may
occur and there may be nausea and vomiting. Chronic
conditions that are severe enough to destroy pancreatic
cells can lead to diabetes.
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Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
CypressC, Digestive Blend, FennelC,
LemonEC, Protective BlendC
Essential oils based
products: GI Cleansing Formula/Probiotic Defense Formula, Long
BasilC, CorianderC, CinnamonC,
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scroll to New Helps.
For pain and discomforts:
Digestive Blend applied topically to the abdomen.
And/or Lemon and Marjoram applied to the pancreas area and
the reflexology points on the feet.
If known infection:
• Protective Blend and other antibacterial/antiviral oils internally and
on the bottoms of the feet.
To heal and support the pancreas:
GI Cleansing Formula/Probiotic Defense Formula cleanse (see
coupled with consistent Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV).
1-3 drops Lemon in each glass of water.
blend, Fennel and Cypress are all mentioned as helpful to
the pancreas and can be applied to the pancreas area and the
reflexology points on the feet.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
My mother has acute pancreatitis. She just
had her gallbladder removed last week in
hopes that this will alleviate some of the
pancreatitis. I was thinking of sending her
some Digestive Blend and Coconut Oil (to help
spread over area). Would this be a good
idea? Thank you so much!
Cami - My brother has the same thing. I
gave him Lemon and Marjoram. He rubs it in the area where
his pancreas is at and on his pressure points on his feet.
When it starts to hurt he puts it on and it has helped him a
Joni - Does
anyone have any suggestions for someone struggling with
Pat - Yes, a good cleanse starting with
GX and Probiotic Defense Formula. Also the LLV and applying Myrrh,
Frankincense and Lemongrass topically on the pancreas area.
Melody – What about
Pat - Digestive Blend is great plus the
supplements and Essential Oil Cellular Complex would also help.
Merlin - My son has
a friend who suffers from chronic pancreatitis. Most of the
time it is a constant dull pain in the background, but often
spikes and can stay for hours. His family has a history of
problems of this type, his father suffered a lifetime with
this disease and died from pancreatic cancer. What would
you recommend he use to help with his condition? Because it
is so severe, would the LLV cause more digestive problems
than those he is experiencing? Thank you for any help you
Pat – You could introduce the LLV, just
start slowly. Also start with Digestive Blend.