What is Functional Dyspepsia (FD) ?
Functional Dyspepsia is a medical term used for an upset stomach or pain & discomfort between the throat & stomach. 20% to 40% of the normal population in western countries suffer with FD, & those who seek medical attention have continued symptoms over 1 to 5 year period. The symptoms normally last 3 to 4 days at a time, & is more common in women aged from 16 to 60 years old.
Functional Dyspepsia also called :
- Pseudo-ulcer syndrome
- Non-ulcer dyspepsia
- Pyloro-duodenal irritability
- Nervous dyspepsia
Symptoms Include :
- Acidic flavour in the mouth
- Stomach pain
- Feeling full
- Bloated belly
- Occasionally diarrhea
- Indigestion burning feeling
Can Massage Help with Functional Dyspepsia ?
A clinical study was carried out in February 2007 to observe the clinical efficacy of massage therapy in the treatment of functional Dyspepsia.
80 sufferers randomly split into 2 groups. 40 were treated with massage therapy. The other 40 were treated by cisapride ( This drug was withdrawn in the UK in 2000 because of the side effects ) over a 4 week period.
The Study Surveyed :
- Abdominal Fullness
- Acid Regurgitation
- Diminished Appetite
- Overall Health
Each sufferer was then marked & scored & results recorded.
Both methods were effective for Functional Dyspepsia.
What can Help with Functional Dyspepsia ?
Some of the Alternatives :
- Therapeutic Touch
- Herbal Remedies
- Colour Therapy
- Massage Therapy
As you can see Massage will help with FD. Aromatherapy massage will work the best, just because of it’s relaxing effect on the body & mind. But I have done another page on HYPNOMASSAGE with hypnosis helping as well as massage, put the two together & you will have a better well being in no time at all.
Essential Oils That can Help Functional Dyspepsia
I know the page is about massage for FD, but I can’t leave Essential Oils out.
Ginger in any form has shown to help with the symptoms of FD. But 100% pure organic Ginger Essential Oil should work the best.
Peppermint, Lavender, Caraway, Rose & Clary Sage Essential Oils all have properties that can help with FD.
Lavender, Rose & Clary Sage Can all be used in abdominal massage ( gentle massage only ). Some Spas in the UK don’t do abdomen massage, you may after explain your condition & any good therapist will bespoke the massage to help you condition.
Like many conditions around today, we don’t know a lot about them until you know someone or have personally suffered with them. Some have no answers to how they start & what causes them. Mine included ULCERATED COLITIS ! During my many trips to hospital over 19 years of suffering with UC, I spoke with several FD sufferers.
I find it interesting looking up information about any of the digestive tract & finding healthier remedies then the normal medications, that always seem to have too many side effects. 19 years of speaking with sufferers of FD & other gut problems has given me plenty to think about, & many had there own home remedies that they shared with me.
If you have any comments. Please leave them below, or any other conditions that we need to speak about ? .
REMODIES click on the link for medications & remedies ( not all will be for FD )
Thanks for reading