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Does The Premise For Homeopathy Also Apply To Essential Oils?

Curiosity gets me every time. I remember from my studies in Homeopathy the law of minimums applies. Yep, less is more.

In homeopathy, there are measurements like 30C, 30M, 30X. The numbers may also change like 300C, 3X, etc.  To make a homeopathic remedy, you start with a mother tincture. The letter in the remedy refers to how much water is used. So, X would be 10 drops, C would be 100 drops, M is 1000 drops, etc. The numbers refers to how many times the combination is agitated, or sucussed as it is called in homeopathy. Put this all together, take 1 drop of mother tincture, add to 100 drops of water, sucuss to make 1C. Take 1 drop of this combination and add it to 100 drops of water then sucuss to make a 2C dilution. One you have repeated this process 30 times, you will have a 30C dilution.

The kicker is the higher the numbers, the stronger the remedy. For example, 3X is a lot weaker than 30C. In our allopathic way of thinking, this makes no sense at all.  but this has been proven in homeopathic research, less is more.

In my own dissertation and personal research, I found the same to be true for Flower Essence Therapy, an energy medicine. In my clinical trial, I provided a single or combination remedy flower essence. The protocol was the recommended 3-4 drops sublingually up to 4 times per day. While effective when the subject was compliant and open to accepting the change, I have since then discovered that an essence seemingly works faster and more profoundly when added to water. This has involved adding 3-4 drops to 8oz, 16oz, even 20oz of water. Then the subject sips on the water throughout the day. Less is more.

In flower essence therapy, it is an energy therapy. In my mind, this concept makes sense. In homeopathy, it starts with a mother tincture. Is tincturing also a process of passing the energetic properties vs. natural chemicals of the plant? This also makes sense to me when taking into consideration the tincturing process and that flower essence therapy came about from Dr. Edward Bach who was a student of Hahnemann, the Father of Homeopathy.

So, here is my question. Is this also true for essential oils? Is less actually more? And when thinking of an herb like Arnica Montana, which is toxic for ingesting as an herb yet is safe for ingestion as a homeopathic remedy. Does this, when in the right carrier mediums, ring true with essential oils and ingestion?

When I joined Simply Aroma, I learned ingestion was embraced, but with caution. There are some consultants that will jump in with both feet and others that completely condemn the practice. Me? Well, it has brought out the researcher in me.

I did some online research, found a product that involved ingestion, but not in a therapeutic manner. I standardized and adapted the formula. This turned 4 drops of essential oil into over 150 possible doses; whereas, it is now practice to use 1-3 drops for 1 dose.

I am testing this for a same purpose, using 2 oils in conjunction. Ingesting 3 objects of each oil, twice per day. This breaks 4 drops into over 26 days. Taste and portability, along with ease of use is improved. Today is my fifth day. The first 2 days did not produce any noticeable results; however, the last 3 days have netted what I feel are great results. It is my intention to carry this trial for 14 days.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Feeling Alone

Do you ever feel like even though there is nothing wrong with you, you just don’t belong?

I do not consider myself depressed, I get ’emotional times,’ I am human, but as a whole…not depressed.

But everywhere I am drawn to, I do not belong. Take blogging…I am not a mother to small children or a homeschooling mom. I do not attend all the Mommy groups, but I have the interests that keep bringing me back to these groups.

I want to get out there, but I am not suffering from any ailment, and I use my knowledge and experience with alternative health to take care of anything I need. But there are not groups for strong, smart, take action for your own decision and don’t have health issues type groups.

Let’s see, I was an immigrant…from England, no support groups there, plus I was so young…I am more American now. I have lost both parents, but I live in a different state so no one around me saw their or my pain…so it does not exist. Sometimes I think I have put that on a back burner, since there is no where to get that family supportive feeling I look for, why bother. I do know it is not something I need to ‘talk’ about. I have handled that aspect, it is loss of the family support feeling I need.

On an ‘up’ note, I was a single mom and handled by own business even then, and it earned me an amazing husband I will celebrate my 10th anniversary with in just a couple of weeks. HE is so supportive of me and everything I do. Without him, I know I would not be the strong person I am, because he allows me the space I need to be strong.

And my newest endeavor, to self-advance my knowledge in aromatherapy, drew me to a hybrid type sales group. I do not have the ‘group’ base to have a forum to share. I am trying to share within the groups. But a posting here or there does not provide adequate information, nor can I obtain an adequate case intake to provide a quality response. I feel like I am just spinning my wheels. Just looking again for a connection that is not there.

So this has actually turned into a brain storming session for me. There it is again, self-help. Time to stop whining and waiting for opportunity to come to me. I need to discover what all makes me different…better than others. It’s time to take my can do attitude and put it to real work. And I have to do it for me. I have to wrap my head around the fact that the extended family connection I want isn’t going to happen, embrace what I have, and charge forward.

So some deep breathing, Ignite essential oil for positive energy, and now to find with flower essence will give me strength and confidence…time to get busy.

#takecontrolofyourlife


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Spring-ing In To Action

It is hard to make changes from the winter funk to a happy and energetic Spring without making changes to your environment. There are so many things you can do. Clean out your pantry and fridge. Wipe down cabinets and baseboards. Clean the blinds. Today, I sprayed the tile backsplash in my kitchen with peppermint essential oil in distilled water and wiped it down. It was enough to bring a little shine to my tile, but every time I walk in the kitchen I get that yummy, refreshing smell of peppermint that picks me up. Now I am thinking of what all I can spray down with my peppermint spray. I am thinking the bathrooms are next.

Additionally, I have joined a challenge group. They can be found all over the web and many are free to join. For me, this group is free, but it incorporates the Sinopec Oils from Simply Aroma. http://www.simplyaroma.com/holisticdeb Look for Sinopec under packages. The challenge starts tomorrow, so today I am getting my oils and calendar ready to go. I will be accountable to the group and to me accountability for choices is huge.

Finally, do something. Just get off your couch and do SOMETHING! Go for a walk or a bike ride. Deep scrub a room at a time. Organize your closet. Do crunches and squats during commercial breaks. Just do something to get the blood pumping. I am going to put Ignite essential oil in my diffuser and see if it really gives me a boost. If it does, my diffuser necklace is next.

Use of and testing the oils is putting my winter research into action. Just one more way I’m Spring-ing in to Action.


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The Way To Get Started Is…

So it is the middle of March and I am getting up with the dog and laying down on the couch. I have all the things necessary to get moving and exercise, and I am laying on the couch. One morning I did some squats, some crunches, and there was something else but I can’t remember what it was. Another day I was really motivated, but I didn’t have my workout clothes. So maybe I was motivated because I didn’t have my workout clothes. Either way…I’m lazy 😢

I really have to get off my butt and move. So this evening I got out a set of workout clothes complete with socks and put them on the dresser, ready for grabbing when the dog gets up.

What better way to get started than to get started? I can always find excuses, but it takes real power to take my excuses out of the equation. So now we will see what happens next. I have committed to a Sinopec Detox group challenge that starts on March 28th, so then I have no choice…I made a commitment.

Wanna get a Sinopec Detox set and join the challenge? http://www.simplyaroma.com/holisticdeb     Select the category ‘packages’ then ‘Sinopec Detox’ There are two options in which to choose, and FREE SHIP straight to you.


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Today She Would Be 69

Happy Birthday Mom. Wish you were here. Unfortunately you were taken from us way too soon. 64 is not enough time, so many events you have missed. So much I had not discovered yet, so much I would love to share with you.

Yes, I believe you are looking down from Heaven, but that is not enough for me. I am not being selfish, I am just being your daughter.

Lymphoma is an ugly disease and some are willing to take the risk for a synthetic pain reliever. The commercials have it as a side effect like it is nothing at all. Lymphoma  is evil and it is strong.

I miss you Mom and I wish you were here.


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I Can, I Will, I Am

March is here and it’s time to take action. I have let two cold and dreary months pass be by, and I have not yet begun to fight. I started the day watching an uplifting message on Joel Osteen. In a nutshell, stop believing you can only go as far as others allow you to believe you can go. Believe in yourself and find your strengths and talents and you can be as great as you want to be.

A mantra formed in my head. I can, I will, I am.

My timing in life has afforded me to work for everything I have. I have never received anything I haven’t worked for or paid for. In return I have ethics, determination, self discipline, and determination. I am motivated and I seek to have the same energy around me.

I started my journey in self growth in February 2007, it has been 8 years and I have loved every moment. I hunger for knowledge in holistic and alternative health. I thrive off of the successes taking methodology into practice. And I aspire to practice a true combination of therapies. I fear that I will never have any of this completely due to being me. Where others have the support of extended families and their families, I am here with my husband, my sister is half way across the country, other family I barely know are an ocean away. I am me, and this is it. But I am smart, I am determined, and I am disciplined…I can, I will, I am.

I will keep finding a way to learn all I can and every time I do not instantly succeed, I will keep on getting back up, dusting off, and restarting my drive. I am smart, and I am me.  I can, I will, I am.

I will pray and I will pursue my dream. I can, I will, and I am.


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March 1 Is Around The Corner, What Am I Going To Do About It?

Today s February  24th, this time next week it will be March. The dreaded winter should start withering away. Natures greenery and beautiful flowers should start to reappear. The sounds of birds should be heard instead of the roaring of the heater. But what am I going to do about it?

I am going to welcome it with open arms of course. January 1 is just too depressing to be a time for change, so my day of renewal is going to be March 1st. But I am going to set myself up for success. One thing at a time. Over the last 2 weeks, I have successfully implemented most of my essential oil routine and this week I will get it down to a natural habit. Easy goal. My goal for the first week of March is water. I love water, I just forget to drink it. Then at bedtime I realize I have not drank anything since my morning coffee…not good at all. And bedtime is not the ideal time to down 30-40oz of water.

I will also be back to blogging more regularly to track my ‘Season of Change.’ So see you soon as a water drinking master 😊