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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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  • Essential Oil Videos Essential Oil Videos

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    Enjoy this collection of Essential Oil Videos from doTERRA, the company we trust to provide our customers with the highest quality, most natural products.

     

    Enjoy this collection of Essential Oil Videos from doTERRA, the company we trust to provide our customers with the highest quality, most natural products.

     

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  • Essential Oils 101 by dōTERRA Essential Oils 101 by dōTERRA

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    What Are Essential Oils?

    If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

    How Do I Use Essential Oils?

    Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

    Aromatic

    Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

    Topical

    Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

    Internal

    Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

    Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

    That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

    Interested in browsing our collection of some of purest essential oils in the world?  Visit out Aromatherapy shopping page!

    What Are Essential Oils?

    If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

    How Do I Use Essential Oils?

    Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

    Aromatic

    Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

    Topical

    Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

    Internal

    Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

    Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

    That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

    Interested in browsing our collection of some of purest essential oils in the world?  Visit out Aromatherapy shopping page!

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  • The Joys of Lavender: An essential tool for a Stress-Free Life by Beth Blissman, Ph.D. The Joys of Lavender: An essential tool for a Stress-Free Life by Beth Blissman, Ph.D.

    Posted on by Ben Schmidt

     

    The Joys of Lavender: An essential tool for a Stress-Free Life

    by Beth Blissman, Ph.D.

    — The benefits of aromatherapy have long been known to healers, but our sense of smell has oftentimes been ignored and undervalued in our fast-paced modern world. Unless something smells incredibly good – or incredibly bad – we often go through our days without appreciating this sense that our ancestors cherished. (Admittedly, our ancestors primarily used a sense of smell to survive by hunting or to avoid becoming prey themselves, but they were also much more keenly aware of the power of herbal teas, concoctions and crushed flowers to ease pain and heal the body.)

    Health Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

    You may be most familiar with lavender as one of the fragrance options in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, potpourri, and/or seasonal decorations. However, the health benefits of lavender are also numerous. Lavender (scientific name Lavandula angustifolia) is commonly used to treat various skin disorders such as psoriasis, wrinkles, and/or other inflammatory conditions. Lavender oil, which is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant primarily through steam distillation, contains both antiseptic and antifungal properties and promotes the formation of scar tissues. Therefore, it has been known to speed up the healing process of cuts, burns, shallow wounds and sunburns.

    Lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne, as it inhibits the bacteria that build up near the sebum gland, which oftentimes cause the initial infection. The oil also helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation, and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal. Simply adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can greatly increase the potential for relief and healing of acne and also assist with keeping skin looking young and fresh. Lavender oil repels mosquitoes and moths, and can also benefit healthy skin when it is combined with chamomile to treat eczema.

    According to WebMD, lavender oil can be applied to the skin to treat hair loss (alopecia areata) and/or headache pain. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, sinus pain, depression, and emotional stress. Additional health benefits of lavender essential oil include the ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.The refreshing aroma of lavender oil removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while simultaneously increasing mental activity. In a 2012 study, lavender oil caused a significant decrease in blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature in subjects when compared to a base of sweet almond oil. This result indicated that the lavender slowed down the autonomic nervous system, which is why it is used as a treatment for insomnia and also as a way to regulate heart-rate variability. Another study showed that people taking tests showed increased cognitive function as well as a significant decrease in mental stress and anxiety when they inhaled lavender oil and rosemary oil before taking an exam.

    Lavender oil is very useful in aromatherapy and a variety of aromatic preparations and combinations are made using lavender oil. It blends well with many other essential oils including mint, cedar, pine, clary sage, geranium, and nutmeg. Today, lavender essential oil is frequently used in aromatherapy oil, gels, infusion, lotion, and soaps.

    Lavender flowers: Fragrant and Stress-Reducing

    The lavender plant is an attractive garden favorite with slim, sage green leaves and spiky purple flowers. It is easy to grow in temperate climates, and adds beauty to a home as well as bringing healing properties. The flowers of lavender herb plants are quite fragrant and have been used for making potpourri for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. To a majority of people, lavender is interpreted as a calming and soothing scent, which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. The scent alone can trigger the body's "rest and digest" response, promoting relaxation, which makes lavender an excellent aromatherapy tool for restlessness, pain, and agitation related to various types of dementias.

    In addition to culinary uses of lavender flowers, some people add it to bathwater to treat circulation disorders and improve mental well being. Historically, the herb was used as an aphrodisiac, as a pest deterrent, and as a way to soothe grief. Because the scent of lavender induces sleep it is commonly recommended as an alternative treatment of insomnia. Early studies on elderly patients have shown an increase in their sleep regularity when their normal sleep medication is replaced with a natural solution: lavender!

    One of the favorite ways I enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of lavender is through a homemade lavender-flax eye pillow (link to product here). Body Renaissance eye pillows are made for relaxation, and contain flax seed and French organic dried lavender flowers in a colorful cotton fabric. (Cotton holds up longer than silk, and can more easily be heated in a microwave or kept in the freezer for added relief from stress or congestion.) The beauty of lavender-flax eye pillows are that they conform to your features, providing light, evenly distributed weight on the ocular nerve. This helps to relax the body, relieve migraines and headaches in general, and promote sleep.

    Whichever way you choose to enjoy lavender – by infusing lavender essential oil, by purchasing eye pillows or skin care products, or even by growing and harvesting it yourself – do take advantage of this easy-to-find source of pain relief and relaxation.

    ***

    Add this note at the very bottom of the article, perhaps in italics? what do you think? (might it be a footnote?)
    Please note that – as is the case with many other essential oils – lavender oil should not be ingested, only topically applied topically or inhaled as part of an aromatherapy

    treatment, because ingestion could cause serious health complications. Also, persons with diabetes, those with sensitive skin and/or pregnant and breastfeeding women might wish to check with their healthcare provider before using lavender essential oil.

    Sources: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-838-lavender.aspx? activeingredientid=838

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/scents-power-heal/story?id=24109788#6

    https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lavender- essential-oil.html

    http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/how-lavender-can-help-you- sleep

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/ 225051306_The_Effects_of_Lavender_Oil_Inhalation_on_Emotional_States_Autonomi c_Nervous_System_and_Brain_Electrical_Activity

     

    The Joys of Lavender: An essential tool for a Stress-Free Life

    by Beth Blissman, Ph.D.

    — The benefits of aromatherapy have long been known to healers, but our sense of smell has oftentimes been ignored and undervalued in our fast-paced modern world. Unless something smells incredibly good – or incredibly bad – we often go through our days without appreciating this sense that our ancestors cherished. (Admittedly, our ancestors primarily used a sense of smell to survive by hunting or to avoid becoming prey themselves, but they were also much more keenly aware of the power of herbal teas, concoctions and crushed flowers to ease pain and heal the body.)

    Health Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

    You may be most familiar with lavender as one of the fragrance options in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, potpourri, and/or seasonal decorations. However, the health benefits of lavender are also numerous. Lavender (scientific name Lavandula angustifolia) is commonly used to treat various skin disorders such as psoriasis, wrinkles, and/or other inflammatory conditions. Lavender oil, which is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant primarily through steam distillation, contains both antiseptic and antifungal properties and promotes the formation of scar tissues. Therefore, it has been known to speed up the healing process of cuts, burns, shallow wounds and sunburns.

    Lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne, as it inhibits the bacteria that build up near the sebum gland, which oftentimes cause the initial infection. The oil also helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation, and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal. Simply adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can greatly increase the potential for relief and healing of acne and also assist with keeping skin looking young and fresh. Lavender oil repels mosquitoes and moths, and can also benefit healthy skin when it is combined with chamomile to treat eczema.

    According to WebMD, lavender oil can be applied to the skin to treat hair loss (alopecia areata) and/or headache pain. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, sinus pain, depression, and emotional stress. Additional health benefits of lavender essential oil include the ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.The refreshing aroma of lavender oil removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while simultaneously increasing mental activity. In a 2012 study, lavender oil caused a significant decrease in blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature in subjects when compared to a base of sweet almond oil. This result indicated that the lavender slowed down the autonomic nervous system, which is why it is used as a treatment for insomnia and also as a way to regulate heart-rate variability. Another study showed that people taking tests showed increased cognitive function as well as a significant decrease in mental stress and anxiety when they inhaled lavender oil and rosemary oil before taking an exam.

    Lavender oil is very useful in aromatherapy and a variety of aromatic preparations and combinations are made using lavender oil. It blends well with many other essential oils including mint, cedar, pine, clary sage, geranium, and nutmeg. Today, lavender essential oil is frequently used in aromatherapy oil, gels, infusion, lotion, and soaps.

    Lavender flowers: Fragrant and Stress-Reducing

    The lavender plant is an attractive garden favorite with slim, sage green leaves and spiky purple flowers. It is easy to grow in temperate climates, and adds beauty to a home as well as bringing healing properties. The flowers of lavender herb plants are quite fragrant and have been used for making potpourri for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. To a majority of people, lavender is interpreted as a calming and soothing scent, which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. The scent alone can trigger the body's "rest and digest" response, promoting relaxation, which makes lavender an excellent aromatherapy tool for restlessness, pain, and agitation related to various types of dementias.

    In addition to culinary uses of lavender flowers, some people add it to bathwater to treat circulation disorders and improve mental well being. Historically, the herb was used as an aphrodisiac, as a pest deterrent, and as a way to soothe grief. Because the scent of lavender induces sleep it is commonly recommended as an alternative treatment of insomnia. Early studies on elderly patients have shown an increase in their sleep regularity when their normal sleep medication is replaced with a natural solution: lavender!

    One of the favorite ways I enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of lavender is through a homemade lavender-flax eye pillow (link to product here). Body Renaissance eye pillows are made for relaxation, and contain flax seed and French organic dried lavender flowers in a colorful cotton fabric. (Cotton holds up longer than silk, and can more easily be heated in a microwave or kept in the freezer for added relief from stress or congestion.) The beauty of lavender-flax eye pillows are that they conform to your features, providing light, evenly distributed weight on the ocular nerve. This helps to relax the body, relieve migraines and headaches in general, and promote sleep.

    Whichever way you choose to enjoy lavender – by infusing lavender essential oil, by purchasing eye pillows or skin care products, or even by growing and harvesting it yourself – do take advantage of this easy-to-find source of pain relief and relaxation.

    ***

    Add this note at the very bottom of the article, perhaps in italics? what do you think? (might it be a footnote?)
    Please note that – as is the case with many other essential oils – lavender oil should not be ingested, only topically applied topically or inhaled as part of an aromatherapy

    treatment, because ingestion could cause serious health complications. Also, persons with diabetes, those with sensitive skin and/or pregnant and breastfeeding women might wish to check with their healthcare provider before using lavender essential oil.

    Sources: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-838-lavender.aspx? activeingredientid=838

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/scents-power-heal/story?id=24109788#6

    https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lavender- essential-oil.html

    http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/how-lavender-can-help-you- sleep

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/ 225051306_The_Effects_of_Lavender_Oil_Inhalation_on_Emotional_States_Autonomi c_Nervous_System_and_Brain_Electrical_Activity

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