The other night, after Moses received a short impromptu osteopath treatment* from a visiting family member, he woke up with terrible tummy pains.
He was in distress and upset, and we were both tired as it was 5:30 am in the morning, and the second time he was up that night.
I knew that doTERRA’s DigestZen (a blend of anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, ginger, peppermint and tarragon essential oils) and peppermint essential oil are good for digestive upsets, so I rubbed some coconut oil on his belly (to dilute the essential oils), followed by 1 drop of DigestZen, and shortly after, 1 drop of peppermint oil. I rubbed it on in a clockwise motion. It was amazing to witness the difference as Moses went from writhing in pain and discomfort to immediately being subdued and calmed when I started rubbing his belly.
When I stopped rubbing his belly, he told me that his belly still hurt, so I kept on rubbing. (I later read that it’s good to repeat the treatment [i.e., add another drop of DigestZen or peppermint oil] every 15 to 20 minutes until the discomfort passes).
I told him, he’d feel better if he went to the bathroom, so he tried a couple of times with no success.
After about 20 minutes, I figured that we couldn’t stay up all night, so I tried to cuddle him back to sleep and rubbed his back to comfort him. Within 2 minutes, he started to wretch and threw up the offending food, and he felt perfectly fine immediately after. I cleaned everything up and he went back to sleep. He woke up feeling good and went to school like any other day.
*I later found out that healing reactions are a common response to osteopathy, which might explain the stomach pains, in addition to the night terror that he had last night — the first one that he’s had for a long, long, time.