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Shingles Relief Using The Raindrop Technique


Author: Rebecca R.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 11-20-2013
Views: 8,563
Word Count: 728
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 9144-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I received a phone call last week from my hair stylist. She and her mother were very concerned about my hair stylist's father.

The gentleman is in his 80's and had been stricken with shingles - on his scalp, and face, especially around his ears and eyes. His face was swollen, he was in pain and barely able to walk or speak because he felt so poorly. I was instantly concerned because it references in the essential oils reference book (Essential Oil Desk Reference) that shingles near the eyes can cause blindness.

I shared that information with my hair stylist, including that shingles is part of the Herpes zoster family (cold sores) which means there is a virus in his body causing his discomfort. I suggested Raindrop therapy as soon as possible. We made an appointment for first thing the next morning.

When I arrived and saw this gentleman, I almost cried. He was sitting in his favorite chair, eyes closed, clutching the arms of the chair, in obvious pain. I quietly introduced myself and he mumbled hello. His wife was clearly distressed with concern. I introduced myself to her, shared about possible blindness with shingles around the eyes and suggested they call their doctor. My hair stylist did that while I briefly shared with her parents about how a Raindrop works.

I asked if he was able to walk, with help, to his bed so I could ease his discomfort with Raindrop. He mumbled yes. My hair stylist and I helped him to their bedroom, a slow and painful process for him. We eased him onto the bed that his wife had prepared for him.

As they removed his socks and shirt, I lined up the kit of oils, including White Angelica (I believe this should be added to the Raindrop Kit!). I shared White Angelica with mother and daughter, showing them how to rub their hands together and apply it all over themselves. I shared that this will enhance the benefits for the recipient as this wonderful blend of oils clears negative or adversarial energy that may be in the room. I offered his wife my essential oils reference book so she could follow along as I gave the Raindrop - in case she was apprehensive. She is a retired registered nurse and she ended up reading sections of the book while I gave her husband a Raindrop.

The Raindrop Technique was performed, as shown in the essential oils reference book. As I shared this amazing technique with him, I watched and could feel his body relax. He even moved into a better position, unaided, so I could get to his neck area easier. When I was finished, I leaned in close to his ear (he is hard of hearing) and softly said I was finished and he could just go to sleep and wake up feeling like a new person. Clarence quickly turned over, sat up, and said, "I don't want to sleep," and briskly walked back out to his chair. We three women just looked at each other with our mouths open. We followed him back to the living room and sat down with him. The shingles of course was still there (this isn't magic!) but his eyes were bright and wide open and his wife said his color was 100 percent better. I thanked them for trusting in me and the oils (which they had never known about before), and thanked my hair stylist for calling me.

I left with my heart singing with appreciation! Experiences like this are why I share Young Living oils with others. We have opportunities every day to improve people's lives, to ease their suffering, to bring joy and health to family, friends and strangers - who quickly become dear friends, like this wonderful couple.

I called my hair stylist the next day to see how her father was doing. She said that he was continuing to improve, so much so that his wife cancelled the doctor appointment made the previous day for him. That is the power of Young Living oils, and the joy of serving others, of easing their suffering. What a wonderful mission we have as members of Young Living!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
2.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
3.Associated topics: shingles — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
7.Associated topics: skin,lesions — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link

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