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Parts of this were taken with permission from Essential Oils Overview and Reference Guide, published by: The Family Tree, 2008


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 rib Liver, gall bladder, pancreascage 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 pPancreas locationroblem. 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 recommended:

Oils & Blends:  CypressC, Digestive Blend, FennelC, LemonEC, Protective BlendC

Essential oils based products: GI Cleansing Formula/Probiotic Defense Formula, Long Vitality supplements

Also consider: BasilC, CorianderC, CinnamonC, GeraniumC, HelichrysumC, Marjoram, RosemaryC

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Suggested protocols:

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 Detoxification) coupled with consistent Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV). 1-3 drops Lemon in each glass of water.

  DDR 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

Jude - 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 ton!


Joni  - Does anyone have any suggestions for someone struggling with Pancreatitis?

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 Digestive Blend?

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 can offer!

Pat – You could introduce the LLV, just start slowly. Also start with Digestive Blend.

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