Essential oils are one of nature’s best body cleansers. They can cleanse our cellular receptor sites of pharmaceutical drugs, petrochemicals, and other disruptors of inter-cellular communication. They can also chelate heavy metals and other toxins, helping to remove and flush them through the liver, colon, sweat, lungs, and kidneys. They can also increase our ability to absorb vitamins and other nutrients.
The vast majority of essential oils (over 95%) are produced for flavor and fragrance and do not fulfill therapeutic standards. Such oils are not considered suitable for use in medicinal applications.
--Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds without fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch.
Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses. Anxiety, stress and sleep deprivation are very common culprits in the hospital environment. Lavender essential oils, especially its aromatic properties, has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. There has been considerable research on lavender, with most confirming that lavender essential oil is effective for use as a sedative, mood modulator, analgesic, and decreases anxiety.
At Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York they use essential oils to lower the anxiety levels of patients undergoing MRI scans. During the testing phase of this experiment they noticed that 63% of patients exposed to the oils’ aroma experienced reduced anxiety.
How to use Essential Oils? --There are three ways to use Essential Oils; internal, topical and by diffusion. The FDA has approved some essential oils for internal use and given them the designation of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe for human consumption). Essential Oils safe for oral use will have a designation listed as Oral Use As Dietary Supplement on the label. If this is not seen, do not use the oil internally. Internal use of Essential Oils can be done by placing them in water or juice, directly undiluted by mouth, or by putting them in a capsule.
Direct Application: Apply the oils directly on the area of concern using one to six drops of oil. --The feet are the second fastest area of the body to absorb oils because of the large pores. Other quick absorbing areas include behind the ears and on the wrists. --When massaging a large area of the body, always dilute the oil by 15% to 30% with carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. --When applying oils to infants and small children, dilute with fractionated coconut oil.
Diffusion (Into the Air) - --Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them. They also increase oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone. Many essential oils are extremely effective for eliminating and destroying airborne germs and bacteria.
Frankincense and CANCER - For over 5,000 years frankincense has been used to support the immune system, fight infection and cure disease. Today the most common benefits of Frankincense include:
--Reduces Inflammation, Destroys Cancer, Spiritual Awareness, Boosts Immunity, Fights Infections, Improves Anxiety, Heals skin and reduces acne and scarring
--Frankincense is a potential treatment for brain, breast, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancers, research trials are filling medical journals like Carcinogenesis and PLoS - about Boswellia serrata’s cancer fighting powers.
--Dr. Jaime Matta (Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico) found Frankincense to be very effective against even chemotherapy-resistant strains of breast cancer. The National Institute of Health research shows effectiveness against bladder cancer. Google “Frankincense” and “cancer” and as of today you will find 42 papers published.
--Other oils that have been shown to help & support cancer patients…
--Oils & Blends: Grounding Blend, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Thyme, Wild Orange
--For pain: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Vetiver, Wild Orange, Wintergreen
--For nerve pain: Soothing Blend, Peppermint, Vetiver
--Also consider: Basil, Cypress, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Oregano
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Lynn Thier, Cancer Health Coach & Registered Holistic Nutritionist