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susie44
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Hi, I would like some guidance please. I'm a complementary therapist using essential oils every day, I have just found out I have liver problems (still under investigation) Gp does not want my liver put under any extra pressure as there is concern about recent blood results.

I am off work for the next month while they try to reduce BG levels and investigate liver issues but really worried how using essential oils may affect me when using them on clients. Obviously i wash my hands before and after each session, unfortunately the room I use does not have n extractor fan and no opentable windows, I usually see between 5-7 people a day and roughly 4-5 of them have essential oils.
Many thanks for your help
Susie

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Lynora
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Have you investigated contraindications for the oils that you use? As you are using them so often, there may well be some transdermal effect. What advice did your hepatologist give you, when you told him/her your occupation? I have to say that many doctors don't have a clue! Perhaps you should err on the side of caution, especially while you are undergoing tests, and work with simple carrier oils for the time being. We all know that 'touch' is the most important element of body work. I'm sure your clients will understand.

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susie44
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Thank you for the reply. I have only see gp at the moment, awaiting a liver scan and further blood tests. Off work for a further month as too unwell to work, I work with patients receiving chemo.

The way I'm feeling I don't have the energy to do my job
Thank you

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Thank you for the reply. I have only see gp at the moment, awaiting a liver scan and further blood tests. Off work for a further month as too unwell to work, I work with patients receiving chemo.

The way I'm feeling I don't have the energy to do my job
Thank you

Energy work has its perils
It's worth bearing in mind that touching involves intermingling of energies of giver and receiver.
Chemo drugs are especially hard on livers of patients.
Energetically you have been run down.
Does it make sense?

Being off from work is the best thing for you. Maybe even change of line of work later on. Replenish your energy. use turmeric and foods with rich red colour in diet.
Self care with long walks fresh air, quiet time and good diet can come more than handy

May health be restored

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susie44
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Energy work has its perils
It's worth bearing in mind that touching involves intermingling of energies of giver and receiver.
Chemo drugs are especially hard on livers of patients.
Energetically you have been run down.
Does it make sense?

Being off from work is the best thing for you. Maybe even change of line of work later on. Replenish your energy. use turmeric and foods with rich red colour in diet.
Self care with long walks fresh air, quiet time and good diet can come more than handy

May health be restored

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susie44
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Thank you so much for your help, it does make sense I don't feel I have anything to give at the moment, lots to think about thank you

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Lynora
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Hi Susie - I had breast cancer in 2001. I was already working with oncology patients, so could look them in the eye (for all the wrong reasons!) and empathise with them. I had to take a year off. Chemo after surgery was bad enough, but it was the radiotherapy that wiped me out. I could not have treated anyone, nor, at some stages of my treatment, could I have coped with anyone touching me. Take time to yourself. Regroup. Accept that you need to stop 'giving' and start 'receiving'. Keep in touch with us here.

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susie44
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Thank you and I will let you know how I get on, appreciate you support x

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