Case History of 8 year old

 A mother came to see me about her daughter. I decided it would be easier and more convenient to see the mother without child, as she could tell me all that was needed on this occasion. The child has been suffering from constipation since she was born. Her stools are very hard and she has stomach cramps with wind on a regular basis that last for about 20 minutes. She always has had problems going on the toilet. The child also suffers from many urinary infections that cause much embarrassment for her, particularly at school, and soreness between her legs. The mother did not fully realise the child’s condition until she was able to speak and communicate her pain. The child also has asthma but this is only minor and pails into insignificance next to her bowel and bladder problems. I decided to not treat this as the mother had specifically come for her child’s bowel and bladder conditions.

The diagnosis from her doctor is irritable bowel caused by dairy products. Her mother has refused medication. The child has had her kidneys scanned but nothing abnormal was detected. She has had reflexology treatments that have helped her bowel condition.

Apart from these conditions the child is a fit and healthy girl who enjoys an active life style, attending seven dance classes per week. She sleeps very well. Because she is emotionally open, easily brought to tears and holds no secrets, there seems little connection between her inability to release on the physical level and her emotional life. Rather this seems to be a case where the dysfunctions were developed either in the early stages of her life, whilst still in the womb, or even prior to this. The child was very much wanted for she is an I.V.F. baby. Her mother is not clingy, though, for she is a professional carer for ten special needs clients. However, the nature of the child’s condition means she is continually returning to the mother for comfort support and healing. The bowel condition has allowed a very dependant relationship to form between the two; there are powerful karmic overtones.


The flower essences I prescribed were:

  • Comfrey for the stimulation of root chakra. The root directly links into the bowels
  • Red Dead Nettle for the stimulation of the sacral chakra. This chakra governs the elimitive process.
  • Sage for the stimulation of the solar plexus. This chakra governs the digestive processes.
  • Wood Anemone, which is specifically for the urethra.
  •  Oregano, for letting go and release
  • Asphodel, for cleansing and purging
  • Lunar Coltsfoot, for the release of qualities retained from a previous life.
  • Euphorbia links the taker to the Divine Mother. This seems relevant in the child’s case because of her reliance on her mother for healing.

I decided to treat with flower essences in two ways: a dosage bottle and with the essences mixed into a cream to be massaged onto the tummy. I also gave a bottle of “Who Cares for the cares” to the mother. This contains 6 essences to help her cope with the demands of being a full on carer.

 The mother was very pleased with the consultation and will be in touch in a week’s time to let me know if there are any improvements in her daughter’s condition.

I phoned the mother 2 weeks later. Her first words to me were, “It went really well to begin with.” My daughter’s bowel condition had improved with some really big poos. She had had a couple of nights of nightmares and bed-wetting so there was definitely a releasing occurring. The mother was putting the drops in Molly’s water bottle she took to school and at home in a glass of water. She thought the increased consumption of water may be helping her daughter’s condition. Unfortunately the mother had dropped the dosage bottle a week ago; it broke. She was still using the cream but Molly had just started to complain of stomach pains again and having rabbit size poos. She came around to the house and I gave her two dosage bottles to take away. Hopefully this will keep her going (excuse pun) for a couple of months. She will be in touch in the new year.

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