Flatulence refers to the buildup and expulsion of intestinal gas (flatus) that is formed by the fermentation of food, incomplete digestion of foods (especially common carbohydrates) and/or swallowing of air. The gas buildup is alleviated by burping or by passing gas through the anus.
Symptoms of abscess include swelling, tenderness, or redness (often with a sensation of being hot to the touch) in and around the infected area. A severe abscess can cause fever, cellulitis, (buildup of cellulite due to inflammation of cellular tissue associated with pus formation), fatigue, weight loss, chills, abnormal functioning depending on the area affected or, at worst, blood infection and rupture. Incomplete drainage may result in a fibrous wall with calcium accumulation resulting in a hardened mass.
Note: Abscesses that are moderate to severe may require bed rest, local ice packs, or hot baths. External abscesses that are mild may respond to gentle heat from warm water soaks and improved nutrition. Supplementing with acidophilus and B vitamins, as well as increasing fluids are recommended. The need for specific other treatment measures, such as drainage or compression should be assessed by a holistic physician or health practitioner.
Abscess can result from allergic infections, boils, nutritional deficiencies, poor diet, and/or poor immune response. If abscesses are chronic or recurrent, this may be a sign of food, environmental, or chemical allergies. Abscesses may be caused or worsened by decreased immune functioning. In most cases, an abscess should start to clear up in several days. A failure to clear up or bouts of reoccurrences may indicate serious problems with immune functioning and overall health and require professional care. Assess your lifestyle to reduce areas of stress or other problems that may be contributing to a decrease in general health and immune functioning. Also ensure that you get plenty of rest. If your abscess is recurrent, this may indicate an imbalance in your body and the need for a bowel cleanse and rejuvenation program.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system: Click here to find out more
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste – www.wecarespa.com
- Go for regular colonics to rid the body of bacteria and enable the immune system to function more effectively.
Use a paste of goldenseal root powder and calendula succus (the juice of the marigold flower). Place the paste over the abscess and leave it on for twelve to twenty-four hours. It will often draw out the infection, while stimulating regeneration of the damaged tissues.
As an alternative, apply a mixture of zinc oxide cream, the squeezed contents of one vitamin A capsule (10,000 IU), and liquid chlorophyll on external abscesses three times daily. If all three are not available use whichever you can obtain. Another alternative is to apply raw, unprocessed honey to infected area.
Figs have been used to treat abscesses for centuries, they are actually mentioned in the Bible as a treatment used by Hezekiah to cure a boil. Make a warm fig poultice by cutting up a fig and mashing its insides into a pulp. Place the pulp on a piece of gauze and apply to the affected area. Change four times a day.
For a tooth abscess – create a paste consisting of half baking soda and a half salt. Dip a wet cotton ball into the paste and place it inside of your mouth (between the tooth and cheek). Keep it in place for 45 minutes. This will draw the infection out of your mouth.
Get screened for food allergies and sensitivities, and then avoid eating those foods you are allergic or sensitive to. Allergy testing, NAET
Increase liquids such as filtered water, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, and immune enhancing herbal teas like astragalus (a Chinese herb) or nettle (8-10 cups per day).
Drink water with the juice of one fresh squeezed lemon upon rising and before going to bed.
If your abscess is chronic, eat plenty of organic berries (fresh or frozen) or drink berry leaf teas.
Include plenty of steamed leafy green vegetables and sea vegetables into your diet to ensure a good supply of vitamins and minerals needed for healing.
Eat fresh pineapple, it contains bromelain, which is very effective at reducing inflammation.
Eliminate all stressor foods from your diet, especially refined sugars, fried foods and alcohol for at least two weeks.
The following all contribute to a poor diet and will slow down the healing process so also adhere to this list:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
- The following nutrients are useful for treating abscess and can be used in combination with each other: vitamin A (50,000 IU for two weeks), beta carotene (100,000 IU for two weeks), B-complex vitamin formula, vitamin C (5-10 grams daily), and zinc (60 mg daily for two weeks).
- Take Alli-C (super powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasite garlic capsules) – 4 capsules three times a day should be taken for the entire four months. 1 capsule is the equivalent to 40 cloves of garlic (without the breath to go with it).
- Additional supplements that can be considered include liquid chlorophyll and proteolytic enzymes (taken on an empty stomach).
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time to fight infection in the body.
- Take a good probiotic such as FiveLac – one packet three times a day to support healthy intestinal flora.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here
Prescription and non-prescription medication
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that stress has a negative impact on the immune system and a compromised immune system is a key factor in the development of an abscess. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Practice Meditation: Meditation has been scientifically shown to relieve stress, as well as to improve overall health and immune function, and to reduce the pain and suffering caused by chronic disease. In fact, in 1984, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended meditation as the more appropriate and effective choice for treating mild cases of high blood pressure, instead of commonly prescribed blood pressure medications. Meditation can offer new insights and improved coping strategies, better enabling you to meet the challenges of the day. Some types of meditation, such as Transcendental Meditation (TM), have even been shown to produce deeper states of physical relaxation than ordinary sleep.Although there are many types of meditation practices to choose from, all of them have one thing in common: focused attention on the breath. If you are new to meditation, you can begin by sitting up straight yet comfortably and closing your eyes. Place your attention on your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Each time you find your attention starting to wander, simply refocus on your breath. Though doing so may seem difficult initially, with practice it will become easier and easier, and you will easily spend 20 to 30 minutes meditating in this manner. The key is to be gentle with yourself and not force. At first, you may find yourself unable to sit still for more than a few minutes. If that is the case, don’t continue. Instead, each day seek to add to the length of your meditation practice until you reach your goal of 20 to 30 minutes per session.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitionershere
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest: Gaisantak bati, hingwastak churna, ajwain ark.
There are many ayurvedic herbs which can be taken and these include:
Ajarmoda (celery), ajwain (bishop’s weed), bahera (belleric myrobalan), dalchini (cinnamon), dhania (coriander), elaichi (cardamom), haldi (turmeric), harad (chebulic myrobalan), kalajeera (caraway), lavanga (clove), methi (fenugreek), rusmari (rosemary), saunf (fennel), sowa (Indian dill), sunthi (ginger), vacha (sweet calamus) and zafran (saffron.)
You could also try these home remedies:
- Make a mixture of 1 gram of asafetida fried in purified butter, ½ teaspoon of black salt, and 3 teaspoons of celery seeds. Take 1 teaspoon with lukewarm water 2-3 times a day.
- Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin seeds powder, 1 teaspoon of celery seeds, 1 teaspoon of dried ginger powder and ¼ teaspoon of black salt. Take ½ teaspoon of the mixture with lukewarm water twice a day.
- Have 1 glassful of buttermilk with 1/6 teaspoon each of roasted cumin seeds powder and dried ginger powder. Add black salt according to taste.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here:
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Acupressure – this can be helpful for easing various abdominal discomforts.
The following herbs are also used: licorice, ginger, red clover, astralagus root, codonopsis root and atractylodis root.
A few drops of the essential oils of bergamot, chamomile, fennel, juniper, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, coriander, or anise, added to water and taken orally can help improve digestion and eliminate flatulence.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here:
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Carbo veg., Lycopodium, Argen nit., Chamomilla, Nux mosch and Cinchona are all useful homeopathic remedies for treating and preventing flatulence.
Drink anise water, which is made by steeping one teaspoon of anise seeds in one cup of water for ten minutes. It can be taken as a tea or strained and taken as needed by the tablespoon. Or add several drops of peppermint oil in water and sip throughout each of your meals.
Asafoetida powder is another powerful digestive agent. It dispels intestinal gas and can be used as a spice over your foods to help decrease intestinal gas buildup.
Rub your abdomen in a clockwise direction to soothe symptoms of discomfort caused by gas build-up.
Add one tablespoon of garlic or yellow onion juice to carrot, parsley, beet, and celery juice, and drink once or twice a day. Fresh squeezed papaya juice is also very effective in reducing flatulence.
Apple cider vinegar
Drink 2–4 tablespoons before each meal.
The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Relieve gas naturally: www.naturalnews.com/037035_bloating_heartburn_natural_remedies.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fightersnaturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong(from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Ayurveda home remedy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCImIwbfbxA
EFT for treating disease www.emofree.com/eft/physicial.html
Add digestive enzymes to relieve gas: www.naturalnews.com/027979_digestive_enzymes_bloating.html
Healing power of chocolate: www.naturalnews.com/034527_hot_chocolate_winter_cacao.html
Further Information (links and books)
Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and More by Lindsey Berkson
Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna
by Bernie S Siegel
The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Probiotics, Freddy’s Blend Probiotics
www.therawfoodworld.com (866) 729-3438
Digestive enzymes, Super Power Enzymes
www.vites.com (323) 667-1894
Natural Cellular Defence, Zeolite
www.zeolite.com (888) 578-7324
Wild Crafted Noni by American Nutriceuticals (888) 848-2548
Digestive enzymes, Dr.Fred Bisci
www.therawfoodworld.com (866) 729-3438
Digestive enzymes, Beano
www.drvita.com (646) 580-6684
www.cellercise.com (800) 856-4863
Probiotics, Healthy Trinity by Natren
www.natren.com (866) 462-8736
Foot Reflexology, Find a practitioner
www.reflexology-usa.org (980) 234-0159
Herbal Support, Ginger or Mint Tea
www.primalessence.com (877) 774-6253
Andrea Butje | Aromahead firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt email@example.com – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA firstname.lastname@example.org – meditation, stress
judith hoad email@example.com – herbalist.
Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges email@example.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.