Essential oils have been in my life for the last 25 years. They have helped me heal myself and my patients from several illnesses, aches and pains, stress, trauma, asthma, etc… just too many things to even begin to list here.
For those who aren’t familiar with essential oils, they are volatile liquids distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. They are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs. The distillation of an entire plant may produce only a single drop of essential oil.
Over the years I have discovered how important it is to use only the highest grade/highest vibration oils, especially if used internally. As an acupuncturist and working in the field of energetic medicine, I have become very sensitive to the vibrational energies of the oils. Each oil has a vibrational frequency and each oil has its medicinal constituents. When our vibrational frequency is suppressed due to stresses, toxins and external factors, the body weakens, the mind becomes dull or agitated and our connection to spirit/higher consciousness/Divine Wisdom is interrupted or short?circuited. Ancient teachings, as well as modern medicine, have shown that we all have the ability to increase the rate of electric flow within our body and energy systems, and that there is a direct correlation between raising our vibratory rate and our ability to repel disease, increase vitality and raise consciousness.
Acupuncture works to raise our vibration while balancing the energy centers of the body. Research has shown that essential oils can magnify the benefit of acupuncture by two to ten times. There are several ways I use essential oils in my practice. Sometimes I have my patients inhale the oils, which travel up to the limbic system (the processing center of reason, emotion, and smell), and into the lungs to clear dampness and prevent infection, as essential oils are anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Sometimes I use them directly on the acupuncture points or on the reflex points on the feet and ears. Sometimes I prescribe an oil for internal use, which requires very minute dosages. Other times I use them as a warm pack over the liver, for example, for detoxification purposes. There are many ways to use essential oils to gain their therapeutic benefits to produce phenomenal results that, in many cases, can never be achieved by acupuncture or reflexology alone.