Medical Update – The Essence Of Essential Oils

Note: The following article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended in any way to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Always consult your health care practitioner when considering any new treatments.

5 3 2013 4 40 51 PM Medical Update – The Essence Of Essential Oils

Recently I visited my youngest daughter and 10 month old granddaughter. While there, two more young family members, aged 22 months and nine months old were dropped off to be babysat, and both had health issues. The boy, who is the 22 month old, was struggling to breathe. His nine month old sister had a runny nose. I learned that the boy had asthma and then secured permission from his mother to put some essential oil on his feet.

I then told her the story of my 10 year old grandson who was given a diagnosis of asthma at age 2. After researching the things that antagonize asthma, we changed all his personal care products. We removed any with toxic chemicals in them, and replaced them with Young Living essential oil personal care products. He is now 10 years old and has had no more asthma symptoms. And the 22 month old boy? His mom was quite taken with how much better he was the next day.

So, you may ask, WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?

My first experience with an essential oil was at a state fair. A lady had a booth with a diffuser going, and I walked up and asked what it was. She placed a drop of oil in my hand and asked me to rub my hands together, cup them, smell the fragrance, and then rub the back of my neck. It was exhilarating and uplifting, and cleared my sinuses instantly. Mary Beth proceeded to explain to me that it was pure, genuine peppermint oil, and that one drop equaled 28 cups of peppermint tea. She went on to tell me that it was thought to help when people were experiencing low grade pain, headaches, digestive issues, fevers, and cooling the body down from hot flashes. Now that got my attention, as I was 55 and experiencing hot flashes! My husband bought me a sample bottle and I tried it for the next 3 days. I was impressed with the results, and began to do more research. As a result, I became a Young Living life time customer and have come to love all their products. I also discovered that the Bible refers to essential oils over 100 times, an example being the gift of frankincense that was brought to Christ by the wise men. I also learned that essential oils had been used for thousands of years to improve a number of conditions.

Oils are beneficial because our bodies respond to the chemical structure of specific essential oil molecules. For example, oil molecules are able to go into our cells and clean up receptor sites so our cells communicate better. They have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Research shows that essential oils can be detected on the breath and in the blood within 10 minutes of application to the skin. An essential oil will eventually enter every cell in your body, and metabolize like other nutrients. Oils stimulate blood flow, which in turn increases oxygen and nutrient delivery. Oils contain some of the most powerful antioxidants known, and may detoxify the cells and blood. They can purify the air, eliminate odors and fill the air with fresh aromatic scents. They have been promoting emotional, physical and spiritual well being for centuries, and you may wish to explore their properties further.

If so, please contact Kathleen Gardner at kathleentheoilslady@peoplepc.com.

 

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