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  • Raindrop Therapy by Irina Tatarintseva Raindrop Therapy by Irina Tatarintseva

    Posted on by Quantam Health Products

    The Native Lakota tradition tells of a tribal journey far north into Canada to witness the aurora borealis, or the northern lights.

       The legend states that when they arrived, tribal members reached upward into the night sky while deeply inhaling the healing power from the dancing lights.

       This beautiful tradition is the inspiration for Young Living's Raindrop Technique.

       This energizing technique has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body.

       The essential oils found in Young Living's Raindrop Technique penetrate the skin and promote energy and vitality. When oils are properly applied to the neck, the back and feet, this technique can bring an electrical alignment and help to relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body especially those found in the spine.

       The Raindrop Therapy has received an enormous amount of praise from users around the world for its ability to help ameliorate spinal abnormalities (scoliosis and kyphosis) and facilitate tissue cleansing.

       It is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has resolved numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and eliminated the need for the back surgery for thousands of people.

      It integrates Vita Flex and massage with the power of essential oils in bringing the body into a structural and electrical alignment.

      Essential oils are some of the most powerful inhibitors of microbes known, and thus may pose as an important new weapon in combating many types of tissue infections.

      Raindrop Therapy uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the responsible viral agents.

      The principle single oils used include: thyme, oregano, wintergreen/birch, cypress, peppermint, basil and marjoram. 

      Thyme oil exhibits strong action against stubborn gram-negative bacteria. Similarly, basil essential oil also demonstrates strong bactericidal action against microorganisms (Aeromonas hydrophila and Pseudomonas fluorescens). A study at the Central Food Technological Institute in Mysore, India, found that a large number of essential oils   components had tremendous germ-killing effects, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Basillus and Enterobacter strains of bacteria. These compounds included menthol (found in peppermint oil), eucalyptol (found in rosemary and geranium ), linalool (found in marjoram) and citral (found in lemongrass). A 2001 study by Sue Chao and colleagues at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, found that oregano, thyme, peppermint and basil exhibited very strong antimicrobial effects against pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of illness in young children, and death in elderly and immune-weakened patients. Many other studies confirm these findings. 

      The oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about 6 inches above the back and massaged along the vertebrae and back muscles.

      Although the entire process takes about 55 minutes to complete, the oils will continue to work in the body for up to one week following treatment, with continued realignment taking place during this time.

      In sum, Raindrop Therapy is one of the safest, non-invasive techniques available in Vibrational Medicine. It is also an invaluable tool to promote healing within, using topically applied essential oils.

    The Native Lakota tradition tells of a tribal journey far north into Canada to witness the aurora borealis, or the northern lights.

       The legend states that when they arrived, tribal members reached upward into the night sky while deeply inhaling the healing power from the dancing lights.

       This beautiful tradition is the inspiration for Young Living's Raindrop Technique.

       This energizing technique has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body.

       The essential oils found in Young Living's Raindrop Technique penetrate the skin and promote energy and vitality. When oils are properly applied to the neck, the back and feet, this technique can bring an electrical alignment and help to relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body especially those found in the spine.

       The Raindrop Therapy has received an enormous amount of praise from users around the world for its ability to help ameliorate spinal abnormalities (scoliosis and kyphosis) and facilitate tissue cleansing.

       It is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has resolved numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and eliminated the need for the back surgery for thousands of people.

      It integrates Vita Flex and massage with the power of essential oils in bringing the body into a structural and electrical alignment.

      Essential oils are some of the most powerful inhibitors of microbes known, and thus may pose as an important new weapon in combating many types of tissue infections.

      Raindrop Therapy uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the responsible viral agents.

      The principle single oils used include: thyme, oregano, wintergreen/birch, cypress, peppermint, basil and marjoram. 

      Thyme oil exhibits strong action against stubborn gram-negative bacteria. Similarly, basil essential oil also demonstrates strong bactericidal action against microorganisms (Aeromonas hydrophila and Pseudomonas fluorescens). A study at the Central Food Technological Institute in Mysore, India, found that a large number of essential oils   components had tremendous germ-killing effects, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Basillus and Enterobacter strains of bacteria. These compounds included menthol (found in peppermint oil), eucalyptol (found in rosemary and geranium ), linalool (found in marjoram) and citral (found in lemongrass). A 2001 study by Sue Chao and colleagues at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, found that oregano, thyme, peppermint and basil exhibited very strong antimicrobial effects against pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of illness in young children, and death in elderly and immune-weakened patients. Many other studies confirm these findings. 

      The oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about 6 inches above the back and massaged along the vertebrae and back muscles.

      Although the entire process takes about 55 minutes to complete, the oils will continue to work in the body for up to one week following treatment, with continued realignment taking place during this time.

      In sum, Raindrop Therapy is one of the safest, non-invasive techniques available in Vibrational Medicine. It is also an invaluable tool to promote healing within, using topically applied essential oils.

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  • The Effect of Essential Oils within Your Body by Amanda Conn The Effect of Essential Oils within Your Body by Amanda Conn

    Posted on by Quantam Health Products

    The scientific process is characterized by change and progression. Reflecting on standard health protocols that have been used throughout history, it is easy to understand the significance of continual evolution of thought. Just think, there was a time in history when it was common to use leeches and mercury as go-to health care practices. How times have changed! As scientific research continues to expand, we develop a better understanding of human health and wellness.

    There has been tremendous progress in understanding the biological interactions of essential oils (1). The oils have been subjected to widespread study in both clinical and experimental research environments, which has given us a greater understanding of their relevance to health than ever before.

    Essential oils are physiologically active, which means they directly influence the body. Unique structural features of essential oils allow them to be active both on the surface of cells and within cells.

    Every cell is enclosed in a protective barrier called a membrane that serves to maintain the cell as a closed system separate from the outside environment. Imbedded in the membrane are surface receptors that serve as a line of communication between that individual cell and the rest of the body. When the proper substance binds with these receptors, it initiates a cascade of chemical changes on the inner side of the cellular membrane, triggering modifications in the function of the cell. Interaction with these easily accessible receptors is one way that essential oils communicate with cells and impact cellular activity.

    The cellular membrane has a crucial double role of keeping out unwanted intruders while still being permeable (passable). Energy sources and other important substances must enter while waste must be removed. Most substances cannot penetrate the cellular membrane, so a number of specialized transport mechanisms (cofactors, transport vesicles, etc.) are employed to allow necessary substances to move into the cell in a controlled and well-regulated fashion. 

    Substances with certain structural properties can directly traverse the membrane and move into the cell without being limited by the cell’s transport machinery in a process known as passive diffusion. Oxygen, carbon dioxide, alcohol, some drugs, anesthetics, and essential oils are some of the few substances capable of moving in this way. Two features of essential oils enable them to be able to passively diffuse:

    1. Lipid solubility and
    2. Small molecular size.

    The cellular membrane is composed of lipids. Because essential oils are lipid soluble and small, they have no problem crossing the membrane.

    The lipid soluble nature of essential oils offers them independent function and cell accessibility. Essential oils have the ability to influence cells even when there is physiologic compromise such as during times of poor nutrition or environmental threats. If a cell becomes compromised for any reason, it depends on additional systems and functions within the body to regain optimal function. For example, a compromised cell may lose the ability to efficiently pass substances across its membrane and in turn, have difficulty getting what it needs to maintain itself. Often this becomes a cyclical problem—the cell can’t repair itself without the proper exchange of nutrients, but it can’t get the proper nutrients because membrane transport mechanisms are suboptimal. See the issue? Because essential oils do not depend on cellular transport mechanisms to enter the cell, they can easily cross the cell membrane and provide benefits directly to the cell.

    Essential oils can also influence the brain by passing from the blood into the brain. The blood brain barrier is the most secure tissue barrier in the body. It is highly selective in order to protect the fragile tissues of the central nervous system. This barrier only allows passage of certain compounds that are crucial to brain function (glucose, some amino acids, etc.). Novel research has demonstrated that certain sesquiterpene constituents found in essential oils can directly cross the blood brain barrier because of their small molecular size (2-4). Although sesquiterpenes were particularly studied, it is reasonable to assume that other essential oil compounds, especially monoterpenes, which are structurally smaller than sesquiterpenes, can also penetrate the blood brain barrier.

    The effects of essential oils are far-reaching regardless of their method of application. Such powerful biological influence would not be possible if essential oil compounds were not lipid soluble and did not have small molecular size. These unique structural properties give essential oils powerful biological influence throughout the body.

    Biography:

    1. Bakkali F, Averbeck S, Averbeck D, Idaomar M. Biological effects of essential oils - A review. Food Chem Toxicol.2008;46:446-475.
    2. Dwivedi GR, Gupta S, Roy S, et al. Tricyclic sesquiterpenes from Vetiveria zizanoides (L.) Nashas antimycobacterial agents. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2013;82(5):587-594.
    3. Wang K, Li Z, Chen Y, Su C. The Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Anti-tumor Agent, b -Elemene, in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 2005;26:301-307
    4. Wu XS, Xie T, Lin J, et al. An investigation of the ability of elemene to pass through the blood-brain barrier and its effect on brain carcinomas.J Pharm Pharmacol. 2009;61:1653-1656

    The scientific process is characterized by change and progression. Reflecting on standard health protocols that have been used throughout history, it is easy to understand the significance of continual evolution of thought. Just think, there was a time in history when it was common to use leeches and mercury as go-to health care practices. How times have changed! As scientific research continues to expand, we develop a better understanding of human health and wellness.

    There has been tremendous progress in understanding the biological interactions of essential oils (1). The oils have been subjected to widespread study in both clinical and experimental research environments, which has given us a greater understanding of their relevance to health than ever before.

    Essential oils are physiologically active, which means they directly influence the body. Unique structural features of essential oils allow them to be active both on the surface of cells and within cells.

    Every cell is enclosed in a protective barrier called a membrane that serves to maintain the cell as a closed system separate from the outside environment. Imbedded in the membrane are surface receptors that serve as a line of communication between that individual cell and the rest of the body. When the proper substance binds with these receptors, it initiates a cascade of chemical changes on the inner side of the cellular membrane, triggering modifications in the function of the cell. Interaction with these easily accessible receptors is one way that essential oils communicate with cells and impact cellular activity.

    The cellular membrane has a crucial double role of keeping out unwanted intruders while still being permeable (passable). Energy sources and other important substances must enter while waste must be removed. Most substances cannot penetrate the cellular membrane, so a number of specialized transport mechanisms (cofactors, transport vesicles, etc.) are employed to allow necessary substances to move into the cell in a controlled and well-regulated fashion. 

    Substances with certain structural properties can directly traverse the membrane and move into the cell without being limited by the cell’s transport machinery in a process known as passive diffusion. Oxygen, carbon dioxide, alcohol, some drugs, anesthetics, and essential oils are some of the few substances capable of moving in this way. Two features of essential oils enable them to be able to passively diffuse:

    1. Lipid solubility and
    2. Small molecular size.

    The cellular membrane is composed of lipids. Because essential oils are lipid soluble and small, they have no problem crossing the membrane.

    The lipid soluble nature of essential oils offers them independent function and cell accessibility. Essential oils have the ability to influence cells even when there is physiologic compromise such as during times of poor nutrition or environmental threats. If a cell becomes compromised for any reason, it depends on additional systems and functions within the body to regain optimal function. For example, a compromised cell may lose the ability to efficiently pass substances across its membrane and in turn, have difficulty getting what it needs to maintain itself. Often this becomes a cyclical problem—the cell can’t repair itself without the proper exchange of nutrients, but it can’t get the proper nutrients because membrane transport mechanisms are suboptimal. See the issue? Because essential oils do not depend on cellular transport mechanisms to enter the cell, they can easily cross the cell membrane and provide benefits directly to the cell.

    Essential oils can also influence the brain by passing from the blood into the brain. The blood brain barrier is the most secure tissue barrier in the body. It is highly selective in order to protect the fragile tissues of the central nervous system. This barrier only allows passage of certain compounds that are crucial to brain function (glucose, some amino acids, etc.). Novel research has demonstrated that certain sesquiterpene constituents found in essential oils can directly cross the blood brain barrier because of their small molecular size (2-4). Although sesquiterpenes were particularly studied, it is reasonable to assume that other essential oil compounds, especially monoterpenes, which are structurally smaller than sesquiterpenes, can also penetrate the blood brain barrier.

    The effects of essential oils are far-reaching regardless of their method of application. Such powerful biological influence would not be possible if essential oil compounds were not lipid soluble and did not have small molecular size. These unique structural properties give essential oils powerful biological influence throughout the body.

    Biography:

    1. Bakkali F, Averbeck S, Averbeck D, Idaomar M. Biological effects of essential oils - A review. Food Chem Toxicol.2008;46:446-475.
    2. Dwivedi GR, Gupta S, Roy S, et al. Tricyclic sesquiterpenes from Vetiveria zizanoides (L.) Nashas antimycobacterial agents. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2013;82(5):587-594.
    3. Wang K, Li Z, Chen Y, Su C. The Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Anti-tumor Agent, b -Elemene, in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 2005;26:301-307
    4. Wu XS, Xie T, Lin J, et al. An investigation of the ability of elemene to pass through the blood-brain barrier and its effect on brain carcinomas.J Pharm Pharmacol. 2009;61:1653-1656

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  • Natural Medicine 101: Homeopathy by Dr. Kathleen Jones Natural Medicine 101: Homeopathy by Dr. Kathleen Jones

    Posted on by Quantam Health Products

    Of the many treatment modalities I've incorporated into my practice, I probably get the most questions about homeopathic remedies. The unfortunate truth is that there are many people demonizing homeopathy in conventional medicine, simply because they do not understand how it works and the underlying theories that guide its principles.

    In over 20 years of clinical practice, I have witnessed homeopathy work as both a standalone form of medicine and as a complementary approach to a larger protocol (that might incorporate herbs, supplementation, hormonal precursors, etc.). I'm certainly not the only physician with experience in this practice: 500 million people use homeopathy worldwide! In this post, I will detail the history, philosophy, and clinical application of homeopathic medicine, including an argument for how it may be working at the level of our individual cells. 

    When we examine the history of homeopathy and combine it with our modern understanding, the result is something amazing; homeopathy blends medical philosophy with cutting-edge science: nanoparticles! Before we get to the exciting new scientific theories, we need to examine the history of homeopathy, which has informed its traditional practice into modern times.

    Homeopathy as a formal practice of medicine was started by a prominent physician, Samuel Hahnemann, MD, in the United States about two hundred years ago, but the guiding principles of homeopathy are based in ancient teachings. Homeopathy quickly grew in popularity throughout the United States, because it was a cost-effective and seemed to elicit quick recovery without the risk associated with other medical procedures in the 1800s. Here are the basic principles that have definhas advanced with time, scientists are able to generate dilutions of magnanimous proportions; preparations are now available as small as 10-60, which is the equivalent of one drop in a pool the size of a football field. Those doses are believed to be the most potent of all, as the remaining substance is limited to remaining nanoparticles.

    Taking all of this into account, thousands of homeopathic remedies in various dosage concentrations have been developed and clinically studied over the years. It's very difficult to study homeopathy from a clinical trial perspective, because individual homeopathic dosages and remedies varies so greatly.

    However, there is emerging evidence that homeopathic remedies act on a nanoparticular level. This model of homeopathy makes sense on a couple levels. Nanoparticles act on our cells in a different way than larger molecules (like the building blocks of cells: vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) do; rather than providing material for new growth or for change within our cells, nanoparticles influence what already exists within the cells. This explains why homeopathy may or may not be effective, depending on the person. This also explains why the effects of homeopathy are gentle and without side effects yet sometimes life-changingly powerful. Examples include curing rare and otherwise incurable diseases, having changes in constitution/personality, and impacting the behavior of children and animals (who would not be influenced by, say, a placebo effect).

    I've presented a lot of information here that is in direct conflict with the conventional medical thinking. It can be a lot to process, and I am still occasionally amazed by the power of this medicine! Yet, I do not often rely on homeopathy exclusively, as I want to utilize all of my resources as a naturopathic physician _ and that includes herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and specialized integrative testing. I am planning to write more about homeopathy to increase awareness around it, but I want to make sure that I also discuss these other modalities. Stay tuned for more information about this topic and others!

    Of the many treatment modalities I've incorporated into my practice, I probably get the most questions about homeopathic remedies. The unfortunate truth is that there are many people demonizing homeopathy in conventional medicine, simply because they do not understand how it works and the underlying theories that guide its principles.

    In over 20 years of clinical practice, I have witnessed homeopathy work as both a standalone form of medicine and as a complementary approach to a larger protocol (that might incorporate herbs, supplementation, hormonal precursors, etc.). I'm certainly not the only physician with experience in this practice: 500 million people use homeopathy worldwide! In this post, I will detail the history, philosophy, and clinical application of homeopathic medicine, including an argument for how it may be working at the level of our individual cells. 

    When we examine the history of homeopathy and combine it with our modern understanding, the result is something amazing; homeopathy blends medical philosophy with cutting-edge science: nanoparticles! Before we get to the exciting new scientific theories, we need to examine the history of homeopathy, which has informed its traditional practice into modern times.

    Homeopathy as a formal practice of medicine was started by a prominent physician, Samuel Hahnemann, MD, in the United States about two hundred years ago, but the guiding principles of homeopathy are based in ancient teachings. Homeopathy quickly grew in popularity throughout the United States, because it was a cost-effective and seemed to elicit quick recovery without the risk associated with other medical procedures in the 1800s. Here are the basic principles that have definhas advanced with time, scientists are able to generate dilutions of magnanimous proportions; preparations are now available as small as 10-60, which is the equivalent of one drop in a pool the size of a football field. Those doses are believed to be the most potent of all, as the remaining substance is limited to remaining nanoparticles.

    Taking all of this into account, thousands of homeopathic remedies in various dosage concentrations have been developed and clinically studied over the years. It's very difficult to study homeopathy from a clinical trial perspective, because individual homeopathic dosages and remedies varies so greatly.

    However, there is emerging evidence that homeopathic remedies act on a nanoparticular level. This model of homeopathy makes sense on a couple levels. Nanoparticles act on our cells in a different way than larger molecules (like the building blocks of cells: vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) do; rather than providing material for new growth or for change within our cells, nanoparticles influence what already exists within the cells. This explains why homeopathy may or may not be effective, depending on the person. This also explains why the effects of homeopathy are gentle and without side effects yet sometimes life-changingly powerful. Examples include curing rare and otherwise incurable diseases, having changes in constitution/personality, and impacting the behavior of children and animals (who would not be influenced by, say, a placebo effect).

    I've presented a lot of information here that is in direct conflict with the conventional medical thinking. It can be a lot to process, and I am still occasionally amazed by the power of this medicine! Yet, I do not often rely on homeopathy exclusively, as I want to utilize all of my resources as a naturopathic physician _ and that includes herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and specialized integrative testing. I am planning to write more about homeopathy to increase awareness around it, but I want to make sure that I also discuss these other modalities. Stay tuned for more information about this topic and others!

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  • Natural Medicine 101: What is Naturopathic Medicine? by Dr. Kathleen Jones Natural Medicine 101: What is Naturopathic Medicine? by Dr. Kathleen Jones

    Posted on by Quantam Health Products

    As many of my patients know, I have been practicing in Columbus, Ohio for over twenty years. Despite the many progresses of complementary and alternative medicine during that time, I am still frequently asked to clarify just what a naturopathic doctor is. Taking a cursory look at the Internet, one is bombarded with many opinions on natural medicine and natural healing practices, so I wanted to clarify for all current and future patients just what the medicine and my practice are all about.

    Simply put, naturopathic medicine is a branch of medicine that employs natural resources to allow the body to heal itself naturally. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, there are six major tenants of naturopathic medicine:

    1. The Healing Power of Nature
    2. Identify and Treat the Causes
    3. First Do No Harm
    4. Doctor as Teacher
    5. Treat the Whole Person
    6. Prevention

    Some of these principles may seem like common sense. Let's talk about how each of these apply to my practice and how I can help you.

    The Healing Power of Nature: despite how much of a non-technical term this may appear to be, it is actually rooted deeply in scientific understanding of the body: our genes! With rare exception, our genetic makeup is designed to create a healthful body and oftentimes, variations from the norm are a result of the bodyÕs attempt to restore its own health. For example, many of the symptoms of a cold for example, a fever and are a result of normal and natural processes in the body intended to aid in fighting off the infection. Naturopathic medicine seeks aid the body in successfully and efficiently managing its own health. In the case of a fever, a naturopathic physician may utmply put, won't leave you sick with side effects! There are countless traditional, effective methods of treatment straight from nature that result in no side effects and do nothing but aid the natural process of self-healing.

    1. When suppressing a symptom is harmful, naturopathic physicians avoid doing so at all costs.
    2. Understanding that each patient is capable of self-healing and working with the body to accomplish healing.

    Doctor as Teacher: I spend a lot of time explaining the medicine to my patients, because this is one of the most important aspects of naturopathic medicine. A patient will not be satisfied if he or she is looking for a quick fix from a naturopath! Each of my initial appointments last at least one hour so that I can truly get to know the individual and explain my practice. You will come to know that I like to explain how it all works so that you are able to take charge of your own health! That way, each patient is able to begin thinking critically about conventional medical practices and considering how diet and lifestyle affect our health.

    Treat the Whole Person: There are many factors that make up a person's health! A naturopathic physician will aim to examine each patient's complete wellbeing profile and as such will make recommendations about lifestyle factors in addition to suggesting supplements and other treatments. The factors that I will consider when developing your treatment plan include your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. I will ask my patients about their sleep patterns, daily stressors, and emotional tendenciesÑI am your doctor, so we should be able to discuss anything, and these all contribute to your health! Rather than attempting to treat a very specific ailment, I would like to see your overall health improve and allow your body to overcome whatever ills you. It may sound crazy, but this model of practice has worked time and time again for my profession and in my practice specifically.

    Prevention: after we are able to combat any immediate health concerns, the focus of any naturopathic physician will be prevention of any additional conditions or diseases. Using your complete medical history, I will want to utilize our knowledge of your susceptibility to health problems, and we can use my objective testing to determine if you may be at any additional risk for a wide assortment of conditions. At the core of naturopathic medicine, the goal is to not have to treat disease but rather to always be a step ahead.

    Understanding the philosophy behind your practitioner's medicine is a critical step toward taking charge of your own health and wellbeing!  The unfortunate reality is that there are many naturopaths whom have not received the appropriate medical training or whom do not follow these critical tenants of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathy, when practiced with good intent and understanding of the medicine, can be incredibly healing and has led to wonderful success for countless patients.

    SHOP DR. KATHLEEN JONES RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:

    Homeopathics

    Health Test Kits

     

    As many of my patients know, I have been practicing in Columbus, Ohio for over twenty years. Despite the many progresses of complementary and alternative medicine during that time, I am still frequently asked to clarify just what a naturopathic doctor is. Taking a cursory look at the Internet, one is bombarded with many opinions on natural medicine and natural healing practices, so I wanted to clarify for all current and future patients just what the medicine and my practice are all about.

    Simply put, naturopathic medicine is a branch of medicine that employs natural resources to allow the body to heal itself naturally. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, there are six major tenants of naturopathic medicine:

    1. The Healing Power of Nature
    2. Identify and Treat the Causes
    3. First Do No Harm
    4. Doctor as Teacher
    5. Treat the Whole Person
    6. Prevention

    Some of these principles may seem like common sense. Let's talk about how each of these apply to my practice and how I can help you.

    The Healing Power of Nature: despite how much of a non-technical term this may appear to be, it is actually rooted deeply in scientific understanding of the body: our genes! With rare exception, our genetic makeup is designed to create a healthful body and oftentimes, variations from the norm are a result of the bodyÕs attempt to restore its own health. For example, many of the symptoms of a cold for example, a fever and are a result of normal and natural processes in the body intended to aid in fighting off the infection. Naturopathic medicine seeks aid the body in successfully and efficiently managing its own health. In the case of a fever, a naturopathic physician may utmply put, won't leave you sick with side effects! There are countless traditional, effective methods of treatment straight from nature that result in no side effects and do nothing but aid the natural process of self-healing.

    1. When suppressing a symptom is harmful, naturopathic physicians avoid doing so at all costs.
    2. Understanding that each patient is capable of self-healing and working with the body to accomplish healing.

    Doctor as Teacher: I spend a lot of time explaining the medicine to my patients, because this is one of the most important aspects of naturopathic medicine. A patient will not be satisfied if he or she is looking for a quick fix from a naturopath! Each of my initial appointments last at least one hour so that I can truly get to know the individual and explain my practice. You will come to know that I like to explain how it all works so that you are able to take charge of your own health! That way, each patient is able to begin thinking critically about conventional medical practices and considering how diet and lifestyle affect our health.

    Treat the Whole Person: There are many factors that make up a person's health! A naturopathic physician will aim to examine each patient's complete wellbeing profile and as such will make recommendations about lifestyle factors in addition to suggesting supplements and other treatments. The factors that I will consider when developing your treatment plan include your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. I will ask my patients about their sleep patterns, daily stressors, and emotional tendenciesÑI am your doctor, so we should be able to discuss anything, and these all contribute to your health! Rather than attempting to treat a very specific ailment, I would like to see your overall health improve and allow your body to overcome whatever ills you. It may sound crazy, but this model of practice has worked time and time again for my profession and in my practice specifically.

    Prevention: after we are able to combat any immediate health concerns, the focus of any naturopathic physician will be prevention of any additional conditions or diseases. Using your complete medical history, I will want to utilize our knowledge of your susceptibility to health problems, and we can use my objective testing to determine if you may be at any additional risk for a wide assortment of conditions. At the core of naturopathic medicine, the goal is to not have to treat disease but rather to always be a step ahead.

    Understanding the philosophy behind your practitioner's medicine is a critical step toward taking charge of your own health and wellbeing!  The unfortunate reality is that there are many naturopaths whom have not received the appropriate medical training or whom do not follow these critical tenants of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathy, when practiced with good intent and understanding of the medicine, can be incredibly healing and has led to wonderful success for countless patients.

    SHOP DR. KATHLEEN JONES RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:

    Homeopathics

    Health Test Kits

     

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  • Essential Oils and How They Heal by Irina Tatarintseva Essential Oils and How They Heal by Irina Tatarintseva

    Posted on by Quantam Health Products

    Essential oils have very , very small molecules. There are approximately 40 million trillion molecules in one drop of essential oil

    (that's approximately 40,000.00 molecules for each cell in the average human body.)

    They are so small , that they enter your body through the skin and go EVERYWHERE in your body.

    Let's look at some other molecules for comparison.

     

    Vitamin C is a large molecule and cannot go everywhere in your body , so it does its job while through.

    Another very large molecule is insulin. It is so large that it has problems getting into our cells and when it can no longer get into our cells, we have this thing called Type II Diabetes, or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes.

    Having small molecules is also what produces the wonderful aromas of essential oils. Open a bottle and you can smell them immediately.

    If not , it is not a very good grade of an essential oil. The molecules of a good quality essential oil will hop right out of the bottle and up your nose.

    Except for our sense of smell, all our other senses register first in the rational portion of the brain in which all the sounds are deciphered, images clarified, and touch or taste distinguished. Only after everything has been dissected, inspected, and verified do we get an emotional response (like watching a sad movie, e.g.).

    However, with this wonderful sense of smell we have, the nerves are directly connected to the place in the brain where science tells us our emotions are stored.

    Essential Oils are one way of stimulating our emotions directly and then figuring out, rationally, that it's peppermint or eucalyptus or rose.

    Today we live in a society of emotional turmoil. There is more focus on emotional behavior and psychological conditions of the body now than at any time in our history.

    Many doctors are recognizing the possibility that a number of diseases are caused by emotional problems that link back to infancy or even to problems that occurred during conception or while in the womb.

    These emotional problems may have compromised the immune system or genetic structuring , causing children to become allergic to something that the mother ingested while pregnant.

    Essential Oils play an important role in assisting people in getting beyond these emotional barriers.

    The aldehydes and esters of certain essential oils are very calming and sedating to the central nervous system (including both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems).

    These substances allow us to relax instead of letting anxiety build up in our body. Anxiety creates an acidic condition that activates the transcript enzyme that transcribes that emotion on the RNA template (RNA is the sister molecule of the DNA) and stores it in the DNA.

    That emotion then becomes a predominant factor in our lives from that moment on.

    When we encounter an emotionally charges situation, instead of being overwhelmed by it, we can diffuse essential oils, put them in our bath, or wear them as cologne.

    The aromatic molecules will absorb into the bloodstream from the nasal cavity to the limbic system. They will activate the amygdala (the memory  center for fear and trauma) and sedate and relax the sympathetic/parasympathetic system.

    The oils help support the body in minimizing the acid that is created so that it does not create a reaction with the transcript enzyme.

    Because essential oils affect the amygdala and pineal gland in the brain, they can help the mind and body by releasing emotional trauma and sharpening focus.

    Essential oils provide assistance with staying centered in our goals. People have many distractions in today's fast-paced world.

    For example, if you are struggling to retain or remember information, breathing the essential oils of peppermint, cardamon or rosemary stimulate the brain and memory functions for better focus and concentration.

    Someone who is focusing on creating a business but finds other problems that interfere with that focus, could breathe the essential oils of galbanum, frankincense, sandalwood and melissa.

    These oils are extremely beneficial in enabling a person to bring his or her mind  into a center of focus.  

    Essential oils have energy. Rose's energy has been measured at 320 MHz (the highest). Lavender is 118 MHz and Peppermint is 78. MHz. The human body has been measured at 62 - 68 MHz (healthy human body) while if you have a cold your energy can drop to 58 MHz

    Now here is something of interest: negative thoughts lower the frequency of Essential Oils by 12 MHz while positive thoughts raise their frequencies by 15 MHz.

    So, you can see why anointing took place with prayer in Biblical times.

    I am now giving you a very interesting task which you can do tomorrow morning if you have a Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil handy!

    Holding a cup of coffee lowers your body's frequency 8 MHz; drinking that cup lowers your body's frequency by 14 MHz. It can take 3 days to recover and bring the body's frequency back up to 62-68 MHz.

    If you drink coffee daily, your body's frequency will constantly be in the lower ranges (the range of illnesses), unless you do something to raise these levels.

    The simplest and easiest way to get your energy levels back into the Healthy range is by sniffing a Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil.

    Cancer can begin to take off when the frequency of the body drops below 42 MHz. death begins at 25 MHz.

    Why are Essential Oils so healing ?

    Basil's frequency is 52 MHz and Oregano's is higher. Eating foods with energy raises our energy.

    Eating dead foods lowers our energy. Seventy percent of the cancer diet is Live Organic Foods because they are alive, they have energy.  

    Anything that raises your frequency will help to fight illness.Therapeutic Essential Oils are considered food and can be added to our everyday meals.

    Many oils are antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The antioxidant value in some essential oils alone is absolutely astounding.

    E.g., an ounce of the Clove Oil has the antioxidant capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice.

    They do so much more that we cannot stop here.

    A bit of chemistry :

    Essential oils  contain hundreds of constituents (chemicals). Although each oil has different constituents , what separates them from other oils are their Terpeneswhich are very , very small.

    There are 3 types of terpenes found in essential oils (one oil can contain all 3 types).

    They are : Phenylpropanoids (also called Hemiterpenes), Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes.

    Phenylpropanoids create conditions unfriendly to bacteria, viruses and fungi.

    Mostimportantly , they clean the receptor sites on our cells so that our cells can communicate (our hormonal system depends entirely upon clear communication throughout the body) Oregano oil contains 60% Phenylpropanoids.

    Monoterpenes : found in Peppermint, Frankincense and other oils, offer so many healing properties here that it would drive us nuts to list all of them, but of their most important service to your body, Monoterpenes can reprogram miswritten information in your DNA.

    E.g., when cancer starts to develop , one cell with the damaged DNA produces another and onward.

    However , it is the group known as the Sesquiterpenes that really give cancer a boot to the groin.

    Sesquiterpenes: among my favorites containing this Terpene are Patchouli and Myrrh (although these are found in peppers, ginger and aloes also).

    These molecules deliver oxygen to your tissues. Cancer, viruses and bacteria have a hard time existing in an oxygenated environment.

    Whereas Monoterpenes reprogram the misinformation in your DNA, Sesquiterpenes erase the misinformation.

    Let's sum up the properties of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils:

    1. They create an environment detrimental to pathogens

              (Viruses, bacteria, etc)

    2. They create an environment of clear communication between all cells

              and all systems

    3. They create an environment detrimental to cancer growth

    4. They erase (deprogram) misinformation in our cells

    5. They reprogram misinformation in our cells so they function and

              replicate properly

    6. There are the emotional and spiritual sides to the healing properties of

               these oils that only you can experience for yourself      

    Essential oils have very , very small molecules. There are approximately 40 million trillion molecules in one drop of essential oil

    (that's approximately 40,000.00 molecules for each cell in the average human body.)

    They are so small , that they enter your body through the skin and go EVERYWHERE in your body.

    Let's look at some other molecules for comparison.

     

    Vitamin C is a large molecule and cannot go everywhere in your body , so it does its job while through.

    Another very large molecule is insulin. It is so large that it has problems getting into our cells and when it can no longer get into our cells, we have this thing called Type II Diabetes, or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes.

    Having small molecules is also what produces the wonderful aromas of essential oils. Open a bottle and you can smell them immediately.

    If not , it is not a very good grade of an essential oil. The molecules of a good quality essential oil will hop right out of the bottle and up your nose.

    Except for our sense of smell, all our other senses register first in the rational portion of the brain in which all the sounds are deciphered, images clarified, and touch or taste distinguished. Only after everything has been dissected, inspected, and verified do we get an emotional response (like watching a sad movie, e.g.).

    However, with this wonderful sense of smell we have, the nerves are directly connected to the place in the brain where science tells us our emotions are stored.

    Essential Oils are one way of stimulating our emotions directly and then figuring out, rationally, that it's peppermint or eucalyptus or rose.

    Today we live in a society of emotional turmoil. There is more focus on emotional behavior and psychological conditions of the body now than at any time in our history.

    Many doctors are recognizing the possibility that a number of diseases are caused by emotional problems that link back to infancy or even to problems that occurred during conception or while in the womb.

    These emotional problems may have compromised the immune system or genetic structuring , causing children to become allergic to something that the mother ingested while pregnant.

    Essential Oils play an important role in assisting people in getting beyond these emotional barriers.

    The aldehydes and esters of certain essential oils are very calming and sedating to the central nervous system (including both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems).

    These substances allow us to relax instead of letting anxiety build up in our body. Anxiety creates an acidic condition that activates the transcript enzyme that transcribes that emotion on the RNA template (RNA is the sister molecule of the DNA) and stores it in the DNA.

    That emotion then becomes a predominant factor in our lives from that moment on.

    When we encounter an emotionally charges situation, instead of being overwhelmed by it, we can diffuse essential oils, put them in our bath, or wear them as cologne.

    The aromatic molecules will absorb into the bloodstream from the nasal cavity to the limbic system. They will activate the amygdala (the memory  center for fear and trauma) and sedate and relax the sympathetic/parasympathetic system.

    The oils help support the body in minimizing the acid that is created so that it does not create a reaction with the transcript enzyme.

    Because essential oils affect the amygdala and pineal gland in the brain, they can help the mind and body by releasing emotional trauma and sharpening focus.

    Essential oils provide assistance with staying centered in our goals. People have many distractions in today's fast-paced world.

    For example, if you are struggling to retain or remember information, breathing the essential oils of peppermint, cardamon or rosemary stimulate the brain and memory functions for better focus and concentration.

    Someone who is focusing on creating a business but finds other problems that interfere with that focus, could breathe the essential oils of galbanum, frankincense, sandalwood and melissa.

    These oils are extremely beneficial in enabling a person to bring his or her mind  into a center of focus.  

    Essential oils have energy. Rose's energy has been measured at 320 MHz (the highest). Lavender is 118 MHz and Peppermint is 78. MHz. The human body has been measured at 62 - 68 MHz (healthy human body) while if you have a cold your energy can drop to 58 MHz

    Now here is something of interest: negative thoughts lower the frequency of Essential Oils by 12 MHz while positive thoughts raise their frequencies by 15 MHz.

    So, you can see why anointing took place with prayer in Biblical times.

    I am now giving you a very interesting task which you can do tomorrow morning if you have a Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil handy!

    Holding a cup of coffee lowers your body's frequency 8 MHz; drinking that cup lowers your body's frequency by 14 MHz. It can take 3 days to recover and bring the body's frequency back up to 62-68 MHz.

    If you drink coffee daily, your body's frequency will constantly be in the lower ranges (the range of illnesses), unless you do something to raise these levels.

    The simplest and easiest way to get your energy levels back into the Healthy range is by sniffing a Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil.

    Cancer can begin to take off when the frequency of the body drops below 42 MHz. death begins at 25 MHz.

    Why are Essential Oils so healing ?

    Basil's frequency is 52 MHz and Oregano's is higher. Eating foods with energy raises our energy.

    Eating dead foods lowers our energy. Seventy percent of the cancer diet is Live Organic Foods because they are alive, they have energy.  

    Anything that raises your frequency will help to fight illness.Therapeutic Essential Oils are considered food and can be added to our everyday meals.

    Many oils are antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The antioxidant value in some essential oils alone is absolutely astounding.

    E.g., an ounce of the Clove Oil has the antioxidant capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice.

    They do so much more that we cannot stop here.

    A bit of chemistry :

    Essential oils  contain hundreds of constituents (chemicals). Although each oil has different constituents , what separates them from other oils are their Terpeneswhich are very , very small.

    There are 3 types of terpenes found in essential oils (one oil can contain all 3 types).

    They are : Phenylpropanoids (also called Hemiterpenes), Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes.

    Phenylpropanoids create conditions unfriendly to bacteria, viruses and fungi.

    Mostimportantly , they clean the receptor sites on our cells so that our cells can communicate (our hormonal system depends entirely upon clear communication throughout the body) Oregano oil contains 60% Phenylpropanoids.

    Monoterpenes : found in Peppermint, Frankincense and other oils, offer so many healing properties here that it would drive us nuts to list all of them, but of their most important service to your body, Monoterpenes can reprogram miswritten information in your DNA.

    E.g., when cancer starts to develop , one cell with the damaged DNA produces another and onward.

    However , it is the group known as the Sesquiterpenes that really give cancer a boot to the groin.

    Sesquiterpenes: among my favorites containing this Terpene are Patchouli and Myrrh (although these are found in peppers, ginger and aloes also).

    These molecules deliver oxygen to your tissues. Cancer, viruses and bacteria have a hard time existing in an oxygenated environment.

    Whereas Monoterpenes reprogram the misinformation in your DNA, Sesquiterpenes erase the misinformation.

    Let's sum up the properties of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils:

    1. They create an environment detrimental to pathogens

              (Viruses, bacteria, etc)

    2. They create an environment of clear communication between all cells

              and all systems

    3. They create an environment detrimental to cancer growth

    4. They erase (deprogram) misinformation in our cells

    5. They reprogram misinformation in our cells so they function and

              replicate properly

    6. There are the emotional and spiritual sides to the healing properties of

               these oils that only you can experience for yourself      

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