The lower abdomen on the right side has the valve that separates the small intestine (ileum) from the large intestine
Sherwood L. Gorbach, M.D., Perturbation of Intestinal Microflora, Vet Human Toxicol 35 (Supplement 1) 1993.
(caecum) called the ileocaecal valve. It is a common trouble spot because large parasites can attach themselves behind it and keep themselves safe from elimination. (A parasite's biggest worry is your elimination.) It is a favorite location for pinworms in children. It is near this point where the appendix attaches and this, too, is a favorite location of pinworms. With an appendix full of pinworms and their bacteria, is it any wonder when it gets inflamed and causes pain?
Appendicitis refers to inflammation of the appendix. Often, the pain isn't felt over the appendix but over the navel (this is an example of pain being caused at one location but felt at another; it is called referred pain). If there are any suspicions of appendicitis, zap pinworms and all enteric parasites and bacteria immediately. Because the current does not penetrate the bowel contents very well, zap every day for two weeks and take 2 tsp. (½ tsp. for children) Black Walnut Hull Tincture Extra Strength one time. Make sure bowel movements are regular after this (see the Bowel Program, page 546, for hints) and hands are washed after bathroom use and before eating. Keep fingernails short for the whole family.
If appendicitis does not clear up it can lead to a burst appendix, spewing the dreadful contents into the abdomen. Kill pinworms and roundworms and enteric parasites regularly (once a week) in children. Keep pets on a regular diet of parasite-killing herbs.