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In 1988, I co-founded Holistic Alliance International, a non-profit organization on holistic health-care education. I was then invited by the Dean of Natural Health and Sciences to create a program for Morris County College in Adult Education. He also asked me to teach a refresher Nursing course on holistic health care. I have devoted myself to holistic health education for years. One of the things that is very important to me is not to promote any particular brand but rather educate on what to look for in any products that enhance life.
That was until I was introduced to the Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils as taught, sold and used in Young Living. For me, it has been life changing on all levels. So many of my loved ones, including me, have not just benefited from these oils and oil-enhanced products, but either their lives were saved or they went, like me, from a compromised immune system and unable to do many normal daily physical activities to full health.
In 2009 I presented the following paper for my research project towards becoming a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist through ISHA (Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy).
Research Project: Case Study of C. C.
Could a 42 year old woman who has been diagnosed with Diabetes Type II, requiring 6 Insulin injections a day and still her blood sugar would not drop below 300, a debilitating case of Fibromyalgia using the highest prescribed dosage of Morphine, Vicodin and Ambien, classified as permanent disabled for 6 years now find relief and improvement with Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, meditation and healing techniques? Seven years prior her system collapsed. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (eventually on permanent disability for it) and uncontrolled diabetes with 6 injections a day . Over the next few years she would gain 100 lbs., lie in bed most days, insomnia would necessitate medication and not being able to cook, would eat fast foods, frozen foods, etc.
Only Young Living products were used to ensure receiving the purest, highest Therapeutic Grade products on the market. The essential oils chosen for this situation were:
Raindrop once a week, every other week substituting Helichrysum, Idaho Balsam Fir, Geranium and Juniper for the Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram.
Valerian, Vetiver, Peppermint and Clove in for internal use for pain in vegan capsules. Topical applications over areas of pain of Panaway and peppermint oil. Peppermint oil in water at meal times, lemon oil, orange oil, grapefruit oil in water for immune system.
Ningxia Red 1 ounce diluted in 8 ounces of water twice daily.
The use of Frankincense during meditation and alternating the diffusion of it with Idaho Balsam Fir. Thieves oil diffused and applied on soles of feet for cleansing of pathogens.
The use of Peace & Calming and/or Lavender for anxiety and agitation.
For nutrients: Water would be the only drink with the exception of Ningxia Red.
She would take digestive enzymes (essentialzyme at every meal, polyzyme for meals containing protein, carbozyme for meals containing mostly veggies) at every meal. Bulk of diet to be simply vegetables, fruits and proteins, small amount of fruit, seeds and nuts. Protein shakes in am since she generally skips breakfast. The use of a healing journey CD of SuperLearning music with a guided meditation (my CD Inner Journey's For Healing) to assist her focus and intention along with the use of Frankincense, or Lavender or Peace & Calming when using it.
C. C. has been seen every week since beginning this new journey.
Here are her own reports along with my observations:
Raindrop - immediate visible improvement. She walked in with a distinct limp, stating her hip and back were in agony. She left the massage table walking without a limp and stated the pain she walked in with was gone. She was told that this was, in all probability a temporary relief and there was a lot more to do to ensure a good detoxification and then the body/mind may have the tools to heal itself.
Application of Panaway over hands 3-4 times daily. Immediate improvement, swelling would go down, less pain, better movement. Not able to quiet down easily, pain still significant.
C. C.'s observation: " much better, less pain, hands still not swollen/in pain, decreases already in the amount of short term insulin needed daily, decreases in my day time dose of Kadian (24 hour time release morphine). That's all so far and I can already see the difference. I have a long way to go but even these small changes have boosted me mentally and emotionally as well as physically.
Is now completely off Morphine, sleep is still difficult. Pain is definitely decreased. She has lost about 20 pounds.
C. C. is sleeping through the night. She uses the CD at night and the diffuser. 8 hours of sleep. Still worried and her mind still races into all the problems however she is learning to control her fears and look at her problems. She likes the protein shakes and no longer has her junk food. Her blood sugar levels are down to 150 and she is taking far less insulin. Her pain is still diminishing.
C. C. if off of all medications, sleeps soundly about 8 hours every night, has lost 96 lbs., is no longer diabetic (blood sugar is around 100) according to her endocrinologist, swims 30 laps a day, just spent 2 weeks snorkeling in the Carribbean. She is pain free and calm, eager to greet each day and now wants to share with others the benefits of caring for self.
Documented facts about Essential Oils
What Are Essential Oils
Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees through distillation. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold. There are hundreds of references to oils in the Bible. The wise men brought the Christ Child gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Clinical research now shows that frankincense oil contains very high immune stimulating properties.) Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are: frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils.
The Frequency of Essential Oils
The effectiveness of essential oils cannot be fully understood without some discussion of frequency. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything has frequency. Pure Essential Oils have very high frequency. Dr. Robert O. Becker in his book, The Body Electric, establishes that the human body has an electrical frequency and that much about a person's health can be determined by ones frequency. In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio has determined that the average frequency of the human body during the day time is 62-68 Hz. (A healthy body frequency is 62-72 Hz.) When the frequency drops the immune system is compromised. If the frequency drops to 58 Hz. cold and flu symptoms appear, at 55 Hz. diseases like Candida take hold, at 52 Hz. Epstein Bar, and at 42 Hz. Cancer. According to Dr. Royal Rife every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question concerning the frequencies of substances we eat, breath, and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food has a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz., dry herbs from 12 to 22 Hz. and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz. Essential oils start at 52 Hz. and go as high as 320 Hz., the frequency of Pure Rose Oil. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus etc. cannot live.
Essential Oils Are Aromatic
Essential oils are highly aromatic and therefore many of the benefits can be obtained by simply inhaling them. This can be done by breathing in the fragrance from the bottle or can be diffused into the room. Essential oils when diffused can be the best air filtration system in the world. They will: (1) Purify by removing metallic particles and toxins from the air. (2) Increase atmospheric oxygen. (3) Destroy odors from mold, cigarettes and animals. (4) Fill the air with a fresh herbal aromatic scent. (5) Increase ozone and negative ions in the house which inhibits bacteria growth.
Essential Oils Penetrate
The penetrating characteristic of essential oils greatly enhances their ability to be effective. 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils will penetrate into the body when applied to the skin. Essential oil placed on the feet will be distributed to every cell in the body in 21 minutes. They will even penetrate a finger or toe nail to treat fungus underneath.
Young Living Essential Oils are 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade
*Supportive of the body's natural defenses
*Supportive of the immune, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems
*Aiding in maintaining normal cellular regeneration
*Antiseptic (topical use only)
*High in antioxidants
*Boosting to stamina and energy
*Helpful in relaxation
*Helpful in managing stress and frustration
*Helpful in reducing the appearance of aging
*Helpful in the improvement of mental clarity
*Helpful in promoting overall health, vitality, and longevity.
The Safety of Young Living Essential Oils
The following is a call I received which brought to mind the remarkable proof of the efficacy of Young Living products and the safety compared to others.
This morning, I received a call from Annie who was clearly upset but doing her best to stay calm. Her husband Rob was starting his 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse and grabbed the wrong bottle. Instead of 2 oz. of NingXia Red, he drank 2 oz. of Thieves Household Cleaner! Annie was on the road home from an event out of town and wasn't sure how to help him--he was feeling weird. He had already called Young Living for the ingredient information and was about to call poison control.
The first thing that came to mind was to suggest he drink some fatty oil like olive oil to help dilute the oils in his belly. I also reassured Annie I'd do more checking and get right back to her. I immediately checked the most conservative source I could think of--the British-model book Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Shirley and Len Price which confirmed the fatty oil and also dilution with milk. And thanks to our amazing upline Nancy Weber, I was able to reach Young Living corporate and within minutes had the following information for Annie from Rochelle in Corporate:
"He will be fine. Although it's not intended to be used this way, the household cleaner is safe to drink. Have him drink lots of milk and fluids to flush it out of his system."
I called Annie, now close to home, who was greatly relieved to hear this. By this time, Rob had reached poison control which advised eating bread to help absorb the oils and to monitor how he was feeling.
Spoke with Annie about 4 hours after this started to find Rob was still feeling a little woozy, probably from ingesting this quantity of oils not to mention the emotional upheaval, but had had a rest and is doing fine! They'd already had a laugh about the mistake. We were so grateful for the support of our team. And Annie and I breathed a sigh of relief thinking of the cleaning products we used to have under our sinks and what the consequences of drinking them would have been.
Please, be safe. Be sure to keep the products out of the hands of children, and no one recommends drinking the cleaner. But how amazing to know what safe, effective products we have from Young Living!
On Diffusing Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
Diffusing is simply distributing essential oils into the air so they clean the air and are inhaled. In your home or office, it is an ideal way to help relieve tension, dispel odors, and create an environment of peace and harmony. A diffuser disperses the oils without heating them; therefore, retaining their therapeutic benefits.
A nebulizer diffuser consists of an air pump, an oil well base, and a glass nebulizer connected by a flexible air tube. Attached to the air tube is a flow control valve. Nancy, because this type of diffusion works to put the whole oil into the air in the form of tiny droplets, it is often considered the best type of diffusion for the therapeutic use of essential oils.
Nancy, I recommend using a timer with any diffusers and setting it to run for about 10 minutes each hour.
How to use a diffuser: The Young Living Diffuser consists of an air pump, an oil well base, and a glass nebulizer connected by a flexible air tube. Attached to the air tube is a flow control valve.
Assembly: Once you remove the parts from the packaging, Nancy, the only thing left to do is connect one end of the clear plastic tube to the air pump outlet and the other end to the air inlet of the well. It's really that easy!
Operating Instructions: Pour 15 to 20 drops of oil directly into the well approximately one-quarter inch deep. Or, you may wish to place the bottle of essential oil upside down in the well located next to the nebulizer, but be sure that the plastic orifice is still in the bottle opening. Now, just turn it on.
How much oil will be used?: Thicker oils will diffuse more slowly than thinner ones. You can leave a bottle of thicker oils upside down on the well because it diffuses slowly. Thinner oils should be poured directly into the well because they diffuse quickly. Note: Never add water to oils or thin them with another substance. This could clog the jet and possibly alter the oil's effects.
Changing Oils: You can change from a single oil to a blend or from a blend to a single. Simply allow the first oil to be completely diffused. If there is too much oil left to diffuse, use the enclosed eyedropper to return it to its bottle.
Mixing Oils: Avoid mixing two or more blends, as this may change the desired results. A single oil may be added to a blend, or two single oils may be mixed together and diffused. Avoid using vegetable oils such a V-6 Mixing Oil, massage oils, or other vegetable-based oils in your diffuser. Oils of this thickness may clog the diffuser.
Cleaning the Diffuser: Disconnect the plastic tubing from the air outlet on the well. Remove the glass nebulizer and clean it with soapy water or rubbing alcohol. Seal both ends of the nebulizer and shake. Rinse with water or alcohol. Let dry completely. Use a blow dryer on low heat for quicker drying. Thoroughly clean the inside of the well with rubbing alcohol or soapy water.
How long should a diffuser be used?: In the home, a diffuser may be used for any length of time-anywhere from 5 minutes to continuous use. Short periods of 5 to 15 minutes are recommended for anyone who is experiencing oils for the first time. In large offices or commercial areas, the diffuser should be used for 15 to 30 minutes at a time until everyone in the area becomes acquainted with the oils.
Recent Developments in Quality Standards/Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
By Bill Popin Director of Research
Young Living Essential Oils quality programs include quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) practices that are integrated from the field to the manufacture of finished products. QC practices include hand-on controls such as sampling, inspecting, testing, re-testing, field testing, laboratory testing, clinical testing and more testing. We believe in testing. OA practices include process controls, professional oversight, and audits, among others.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a proposed new rule for Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). The proposed new rule requires that dietary supplement companies have a QC unit that is responsible for product identity, purity, quality,, strength, and composition. Young Living is committed to attaining compliance with FDA requirements. In addition, therapeutic-grade essential oils utilize research and clinical testing (as available) to address higher standards of quality, including safety and efficacy determinations.
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP) has issued its final report on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) on October 28, 2003. The Commission was appointed in 2000 by the-President Clinton and was charged with recommending policy changes for CAM including research, information, education, and training of practitioners. James S. Gordon MD, chaired the commission and in summarizing the findings stated. "The Commission has listened to the concerns and needs of the American people. Our report is a road map, a guide to the creation of a new medicine, one which encourages the deepest study and makes the wisest use of all healing traditions. This new medicine with its emphasis on integrations and natural products on wellness and self-care will come into being only if all those who want it insist on it in their private lives, in their professional work, and in ongoing dialog with elected officials." The final report outlines action items and recommendations including quality programs to support their vision of a "new medicine."
Dr. Matta Awarded 2004 Faculty Scholar Award:
Dr. Jaime Matta, professor at the Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce. Puerto Rico, chairs the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Matta spoke at the 2003 Young Living Annual Grand Convention about his groundbreaking cancer research using therapeutic-grade frankincense essential oil.
Young Living is pleased to share the news that Dr. Matta has been awarded a 2004 Faculty Scholar Award in Cancer Research by the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Matta's nomination letter read in part: "...your application as judged by the Award Selection Committee to be highly deserving of this nutrious Faculty Award." Our heartfelt congratulations go to Dr. Matta for this important recognition.
Bill Popin showed us other research they were doing on 57 essential oils with anti-tumoral activities. A list of 17 essential oils high with anti-tumoral properties: Canadian red cedar, myrtle, thyme, dill, tsuga, grapefruit, hyssop, thyme, frankincense, Idaho balsam fir, German chamomile, celery seed, clove, geranium, helichrysum, cypress, blue cypress, and others.
If you decide to introduce yourself to these products you can:
1. Go online to www.nancysentme.net and click on "Enroll Now" OR call 1-800-371-3515 and press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, then press 3 for live representative. For the phone call you will need the name of my company and my ID # as your Enroller. It is Nancy & Dick Weber LLC, ID# 835516.
2. You have 3 choices in signing up.
A. Signing up as a customer I would suggest either the Essential 7 Kit which is a good starter for newcomers or the Ningxia Red Combo. If you order either of these please Email: Lightwing@optonline.net Subject: New YL Customer and tell us what you ordered. We will send you a booklet on 101 uses of the Essential 7 or a DVD on Ningxia Red.
B. Signing up as a Preferred Customer saves you 12% but in order to have that you need a monthly commitment of $50 purchases. While that is great if you love the products, it makes more sense to:
C. Sign up as a Distributor, but donít worry about distributing. You get 24% off, it costs $40 to sign up and your only commitment is $50 purchase once a year to stay active. If you love the products and care to save the most, then sign up for the Essential Rewards Autoship:
POINTS PROGRAM (AUTOSHIP):
* For those interested in taking advantage of the business opportunities, one may take as a deduction on your taxes your $100 (pv) monthly autoship, which is the minimum amount one must spend in order to qualify as a business builder. Note: In order to take this deduction, one must maintain this $100 (pv) level each month. (This is the IRS ruling for YL and allows approx. 3 years to build a business that produces income.)
* Reduced flat rate shipping of $6.50 for up to 7 pounds, and .60 for each additional pound. (A really great idea when ordering Ningxia!)
* Earn product credits every month, which can be traded in for FREE PRODUCTS. The longer you are on this program, the larger percentage you earn.
* Educational training CDs every few months.
* Special kits available (such as Thieves, Ningxia, Art kits) at reduced prices only for those participating in this program.
* Substantial opportunities to receive commissions and earnings as a YL distributor
* Further tax advantages for the YL business builder include: deductions on your taxes for home based business expenses such as your starter kit, first time usage of any YL product, educational materials, classes, meetings, phone calls, computer/office equipment/pens/paper, promotional materials, meals with friends when showing the oils, etc, etc... Check with your tax accountant for further information
Email address: Lightwing@optonline.net
No email? Simply write to: Nancy Weber, PO Box 1132, Denville, NJ 07834 and give your name, ID # in Young Living, phone number (time zone too please) and your questions. Iíll write back or call.
When researching Young Living you will possibly come across a quackwatch story. The complete rebuttal is at: http://enews.essentialscience.net/welcome.exm
Furthermore, the following website article discusses the quackwatch, the companies opposed to all alternative healing practices. It is worth reading for those concerned about what is true and what isn't: http://www.bolenreport.net/feature_articles/feature_article070.htm
And on a personal note about Gary Young and Young Living. I've met many wonderful and dedicated people in service to the world and can easily state that Gary is at the top of my list of completely focused spiritually, ethically, and environmentally on his mission to free up health care for all. I've gone to the distillary, spoken with most employees including the corporate team, and have found the company to be loving and kind and everyone willing to do what is necessary to ensure we all have the best products.