HISTORY OF USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HEALING
Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life for centuries and are considered mankind’s first medicine. Research dates the use of essential oils back to 4,500 B.C. Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the potential of fragrance, and records demonstrate that oils and aromatics were used to treat illnesses and perform rituals and religious ceremonies in temples and pyramids. In fact, three oils that are still commonly used today—cedar wood, myrrh, and frankincense—were used in the embalming process.
If you go back in history you would find that essential oils were common place in the medicine cabinet. Royalty of ancient times used essential oils to heal and they were often more costly than gold or silver.
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. In the craft of alchemy, the soul of a plant is its oil, while its spirit is the plant's alcohol or tincture. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and alchemists were using essential oils thousands of years ago to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold to the ancients.
I often wonder how these ancient healing tools from nature got pushed to the background and how the dependence on pharmaceuticals took over. The knowledge behind herbal medicines has been handed down from generation to generation and some find their origin even in prehistoric times.On the other hand, pharmaceutical drugs are usually composed of synthetic materials. Synthetic materials are harder for the body to process and utilize then natural materials. Pharmaceuticals can be very powerful, but on the other hand a drug taken incorrectly and without precautions can have serious and even fatal consequences.
MODERN SCIENCE AND FREQUENCY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Our modern science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing energy found in essential oils and many clinicians are doing research to find their effectiveness. The effectiveness of essential oils cannot be fully understood without some discussion of frequency because they essentially made up of different frequencies and that is why the body responds differently to each oil. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything has a 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 it's 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 daytime is 62-68 Hz. (A healthy body frequency is in the range of 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 R. Rife, who worked with and research frequency for healing extensively, every disease has a frequency. He created a healing device called the Rife Machine. He found that certain frequencies can prevent development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of a lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises important questions concerning the frequencies of substances we eat, breath and absorb. Processed/canned foods have 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, which is the frequency of Turkish 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 survive.
Essential oils will penetrate into the body when applied to the skin, with the bottom of the foot being the best receptor point. An essential oil placed on the foot will be distributed to every cell in the body in 21 minutes. The oils may be sniffed from cupped hands or diffused to elicit higher vibrations or states of consciousness during meditation. They may also be applied topically on the chakra points, neck, face, wrists, ankles, back, behind the ears, on the reflexology points on the bottom of the feet, or added to bath water, or worn as a perfume or cologne to raise the level of your personal environment.
ESSENTIAL OILS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK
Essential oils have become more mainstream as people are tired of having adverse reactions to synthetic drugs, tired of putting chemicals into their bodies, and are learning about and experiencing the benefits of essential oils. There has been a lot of attention focused on essential oils and the benefits they can have. The beauty of essential oils is that they can help equip the body so that it can do what it was designed to do: heal itself naturally. This has made Big Pharma sit up and take notice and try to find ways to regulate natural supplements and essential oils because they don't want to lose control of the industry.
I will be talking more about essential oils and their uses in future posts. If you have any experience with them please leave a comment.
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