Have you noticed that when you stick your finger in your belly button it tingles internally? Especially around your pelvic area? It’s because that used to be your life source (the place where the umbilical cord connects mother to baby) …. All oxygen, nutrients and water you needed to survive, grow and be born entered through your belly button at one time. Today, many of those blood and nutrient carrying connections from your belly to your organs still exist.
The region directly behind your belly button is sometimes called the “Pechoti”. Because this region contains over 70,000 veins, pathways from this region can be found to go almost anywhere in the body. Because of this, nutrients from natural and essential oils placed directly in the navel are better absorbed and delivered to certain areas of the body. Many use this method to relieve medical conditions such as dryness of the eyes, face, heals and lips. Also, it’s used for knee and joint pain, acne, pancreas health, lethargy, abdominal pain and the chills from colds and flus. This is called the Pechoti Method.
The most common oils used in the Pechoti method (applying the oils in the belly button) are:
· Neem Oil: acne and pimples (find it here)
· Almond Oil: Dry skin and to get glowing skin (find it here)
· Mustard Oil: Dry skin, chapped lips, mild intestinal detox
· Olive Oil: improve fertility
· Thyme Oil: (Thyme oil is very strong and must not be applied directly to the skin…use a carrier oil to dilute). Used to relax (anti-spasmatic) arteries and veins, which lowers blood pressure and cardiovascular stress. Thyme essential oil also can work as a diuretic, removing excess water and salt which can also lower blood pressure and reduce weight. (find it here)
For colds and flu’s, you can avoid escalating them to bacterial infections by using thyme essential oil as an expectorant. Removing mucus from airways and lungs. Because of this thyme oil is also used to treat other respiratory conditions such as whooping cough, bronchitis and respiratory inflammations.
Also, placing cotton swabs soaked in alcohol on the navel is often used to treat colds, flu and runny noses. Soaking the cotton swab in brandy before placing on the navel is used for menstrual cramps.