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THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Volume 9, Number
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1. Can Oils &
Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time? by David Stewart, PhD
A common question that I receive is whether or not essential oils can interfere or have adverse reactions with a prescription drug. In other words, if you are taking pharmaceuticals on the advice of a doctor, is it safe to use essential oils by any means (topically, orally, or by inhalation), at the sametime as the drugs or not?
I researched essential oil/drug interactions thoroughly when I was writing my Chemistry Book and was unable to find a single citation or publication that indicated any adverse reactions between drugs and essential oils anywhere. If there is a problem between oils and pharmaceuticals, it must not be a serious one since no medical reference I checked referred to the topic. There were some precautions about over-using essential oils by themselves, but I found no publication, by a health care authority who uses both oils and prescriptions drugs, that mentioned any such problems.
I have heard verbal statements by uninformed doctors that there may be some adverse reactions between drugs and oils, but they cite no studies or evidence for their opinions. From my research I have not come across any problems between prescriptions and essential oils anywhere in print. This is not to say that adverse interactions between oils and drugs don't exist. It could be that, at this time, such occurences may have just gone unreported. All I can say is that after a thorough search I could not find any reports of such reactions.
A review of the medical literature pertinent to this topic is found in Chapter Eleven of my Chemistry Book. Twenty-nine references were reviewed including works by medical doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, and others. These included the following: "Medical Aromatherapy" by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD; "The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy" edited by Mark Beers, MD, and Robert Berkow, MD; "L'Aromatherapie Exactement" by Pierre Franchomme, PhD, & Daniel Penoel, MD; "The Practice of Aromatherapy" by Jean Valnet, MD; "Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice" by Jane Buckle, RN, PhD; "Freedom Through Health" by Terry Friedmann, MD; "Pharmacognosy and Pharmacobiotechnology" by James Robbers, PhD, Marilyn Speedie, PhD, and Varro Tyler, PhD, Sc.D.; "Clinical Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth" by Denise Tiran, RN; ; "Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) for Herbal Medicine," edited by Thomas Fleming, PharmD, Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, and Christof Jaenicke, MD; and many others.
Editor's Note: David Stewart's book, "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple" subtitled, "God's Love Manifest in Molecules," 848 pages, hardcover, $49.95 plus s&h, is available at the CARE Website, www.RaindropTraining.com.
It might be a
good time to stock up on lavender oil. Gary Young reportedin his December
conference call that half the French lavender harvest is dead, and it
likely will take eight years to come back. Gary noted that the Growers
Association reported that the price of lavendar was up 30% already in
2010. And it will get much more expensive over the next few years as demand
increases and the supply becomes more unavailable.
Editor's Note: Greg Hitter, PhD, is a Silver Young Living distributo and a clinical psychologist who has used essential oils in his practice for many years. He is author of the book, "Butterflies in a Bottle," available from www.YL Wisdom.com. He has gives personal growth seminars and can be contacted in the following ways: (805) 781-0309, Selfquesting@cs.com, or www.selfquesting.com
Editor's Note: Karen is a Young Living Distributor from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, who took her first CARE Training in November 2007. She has since retaken the CARE training three times and brought a dozen or more members of her downline for the training each time. After her first CARE Intensive she applied what she learned to build a large, Young Living downline and, within a year, had reached the rank of Silver. She has taught her downline to do the same, applying CARE Teachings to build a Young Living business, and the next year Karen had several Silver distributors in her group and was, herself, a Gold.
She now has more Silver Distribtors, all built by CARE Principles, and will soon be Platinum. She already has the six legs in place that she needs who will reach Silver and she expects to reach Diamond by the end of 2011. She atributes her outstanding success to the knowledge and skills she and her ownline acquired by attending CARE Intensives and applying what they learned to building their business.
Meanwhile, during the same time, Karen coauthored and published a book entitled, "Nutrition 101," 446 pages, beautifully illustrated in full color and is a virtual encyclopedia. It contains the equivalent of several books and is available from CARE at www.RaindropTraining.com. It is a perfect text for home schoolers as well as an invaluable reference for anyone.
Simultaneously, Karen has also been working to become a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI). She is presently a CARE Intern (CI) and will complete the certification process with her first CARE Class she will teach in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 24-27, 2011.
So, with that introduction, here is Karen's testimony to CARE:
tell you how grateful I am, to the Lord and to you, David and Lee, for
the help you have given us through CARE Classes. I know that the Lord
supernaturally led us to you and that he used your knowledge to help save
our daughter's life when she got spinal meningitis a few months after
my first CARE Intensive in Feb. 2007.
daughter, Hannah, woke up screaming with severe head pain one night, I
remembered what you said and grabbed the Frankincense and started pouring
it all over her head. I had 4 bottles of Frankincense from a YL promotion
the past Christmas; buy 1 Frankincense get 1 free. I used three-and-a-half
bottles during the next four days with two Raindrops daily. I believe
that protocol and the knowledge I got from the CARE Intensive saved her
life! I can not prove it, but one of these days I am going to write a
book about it.
Editor's Note: CARE offers more than 150 seminars each year, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, but also in some other
Snake Oil is a term coined during pioneer days in the United States that became a synonym for fraud. Actually, snake oil, was a legitimate product sold by traveling salesmen throughout the frontier West as a first aid remedy for rattlesnake bites. Applying the oil on the site of the bite would react chemically with the venom and render it harmless. It worked. The essential oil was Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternafolia).
Unfortunately, not all salesmen were honest and some were selling just any old cheap oil in a bottle and calling it snake oil. When people discovered that it did not work, all snake oil salesmen were branded as untrustworthy. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, when it became known that some essential oils promoted as effective snake bite remedies did not work and had been sold by deception, drug companies spread another fraud, saying that natural remedies, in general, were unscientific and did not work, while the synthetic potions they manufactured were scientific and better.
Hence, even to this day those of us who promote natural remedies are sometimes called snake oil salesmen as a putdown for our practice and our products. You can read more about this in a past issue of the Raindrop Messenger, Vol 1, No 5, May-June 2003. All back issues of the Raindrop Messenger are archived at www.RaindropTraining.com.
This article, however, is about another application of essential oils to deal with poisonous snakes. Research has shown that cinnamon oil, and clove oil are effective snake repellents. Snakes will retreat when sprayed directly with these oils and will exit confined spaces when these oils are introduced to the area.
The deadly brown tree snake of the tropics does not reside in the United States (so far). However, there is a danger of live snakes being inadvertently imported into the country as uninvited stowaways in shipments to the U.S. from those countries. Snake-sniffing dogs have been used to detect their unwanted presence in cargo, but actually finding and removing them before shipment was still a challenge.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found that spraying or diffusing Cinnamon and/or Clove oil into a container will repel snakes and drive them out. It does not kill them, but just makes it unpleasant enough to force them to leave. Applying the oils in advance does not prevent snakes from crawling over those surfaces and entering hiding places that could pose hazards to humans. The oils must be applied directly to or in the vicinity of the snakes, themselves.
In the past, the USDA and APHIS had used various chemicals to drive the snakes out of cargo areas, chemicals such as toxic insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides. But now they can get as good or better results with non-toxic essential oils like cinnamon or clove. When a brown snake emerges from a shipment, they can control its movements and facilitate its exodus by simply aiming a stream of spray from a bottle containing a mixture of 1% clove or cinnamon oil, with 1% sodium lauryl sulphate (as an emulsifier), and 98% water. The stream must hit the snake in the head to trigger escape behavior and effectively control its movements.
The APHIS brochure containing instructions to USDA agents for repelling snakes with oils says that any commercially available brand will do, but the cinnamon or clove oil must be at least 98% food grade to be effective. Apparently they dont have to be therapeutic grade. The government brochure recommends several modes of application, including fumigation of closed spaces by blowing hot air over a saturated rag to volatilize the oil. The brochure cautions, Use only unadulterated oils.
So now even the U.S. Government applies a variety of snake oils for special purposes.
Editor's Note: We want to thank Robert Krone for bringing this government publication to our attention. Bob is a Young Living Distributor living in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is a producer of films and DVDs.
for Continuing Education Credit in
During 2009 there were 111 CARE Programs in 34 US States and 6 Canadian Provinces as well as in Austria, Philippines, Great Britain, and Japan.
During 2010, there were 157 CARE Programs in 32 US States and in 6 Canadian Provinces, as well as in Romania, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and Bahrain.
More than 80 CARE Seminars and Intensives have already been posted for 2011 and more programs are added every week. So periodically check the website, www.RaindropTraining.com, for the latest listings in the CARE Calendar.
CARE Classes are also posted on the Events page of the Young Living website. Some CARE Classes are bilingual and are indicated as such.
If you don't find a CARE program in your area at this time, check the Directory of Certified CARE Instructors on the CARE website, www.RaindropTraining.com,and contact one or more of them to see if a CARE Seminar or Intensive can be arranged in your neighborhood.
CARE APPROVED RAINDROP FACILITATORS
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. All CARE Classes carry continuing education credits according to their durations. A CARE Intensive is worth 25 CE hrs (NCBTMB).
CARE OFFERS FOUR TYPES OF PROGRAMS
1. CARE INTENSIVES (offering ALL of the 25-hour CARE curriculum over a 3-4 day period.)
2. CARE SEMINARS (offering a portion of the CARE curriculum over a 1-2 day period.)
3. CARE CLASSES OR LECTURES (offering one, or a portion, of the five topics of the CARE curriculum in a day, morning, afternoon, or evening.)
4. ADVANCED WORKSHOPS in Chemistry, Emotional Release, and Bible Oils. Chem and ER are taught over a 4-day period. BO is a one-day workshop. (These are intended to train CARE Instructors to teach these courses for CARE, but anyone who has taken the regular CARE Class for credit in these topics is eligible to attend the Advanced Workshop. See the CARE Website or call CARE at (800) 758-8629 for details.)
The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:
BO - Bible Oils
Listings of scheduled
CARE Programs are given below and
1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.
2. Seminars offering
only a part of the CARE curriculum are designated according to what is
offered by BO, VF, RD, CH, and/or ER as appropriate.
For specific information on any particular program, see Contact Names with their emails, phone numbers, etc., at the end of this message. Registration for most Intensives can be accomplished on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com.
You may also call CARE toll free at (800) 758-8629 or e-mail your requests to .
BECOMING A CCI, LSH, CRP, or BCRS
CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for each Class. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.
For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)
Taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB). The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Spiritual Healers Licensing Board (SHLB). Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada. Being a CRP or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurance good throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Eligibility for becoming a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($9.95 + shipping) available from CARE.
2011 CARE Calendar
In the following
States, Provinces, or Countries
CR, LMT, FCCI
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CARE PROGRAMS
may change your life if you are willing to try something new and be open.
I love how gentle and graceful my healing was and how wonderful to have
This class was
very enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It is nice to know
that there is an alternative to medicine.
As a Medical
Doctor, I would suggest very highly that all medical practitioners, medical
students, and residents should be exposed to programs like this.
I can say from
experience that the complete version of Raindrop, as taught in CARE Seminars,
is the very best. CARE training allows a person to completely grasp the
meaning of every technique and lesson taught so a person can carry out,
with true value and with deep spirituality, their own facilitations using
CARE methods. I am confident that I have learned the most effective way
to assist others on their journey to optimum health."
Since I can remember
I could not seem to hear what others could hear. As a result I was labeled
as a slow learner. At the CARE Seminar, the Instructor asked if he could
demonstrate the Vitaflex Ear Technique on me using helichrysum oil. So
I took out my hearing aid and he gave his demonstration to the class.
That night when I turned on my computer I had to decrease the volume by
three-quarters of the setting I normally use as it was too loud for me.
The next day I did not wear my hearing aid to class and for the first
time I did not strain to hear.
in this class was very precious and a blessing! The instructor poured
out her love all day long amongst us. She touched my heart. I would love
to have more of my dear friends in Europe receive this wonderful experience.
has changed my life. I feel as if I have been waiting all of my life for
this door to open so I could walk through into my destiny. Usually I would
go to a seminar and in a few days, I would go back to my old habit patterns,
but not this time. The next day after the emotional release class I woke
up totally free from a fear I had for years. God is such a wonderful Father
to prepare these healings for us in such a simple way as offered through
CARE's ministry. I will forever be thankful. And one more thing. My block
towards chemistry is gone. Really gone!I did not look forwardto the class.
I actually dreaded it. Now, I am looking forwardto taking it again and
becoming a teacher! Miracles happen all the time! Shalom.
A fabulous reintroduction
to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general. The instructor was amazing.
The CARE Intensive
exceeded my high expectations. All of the instructors were great. Their
tremendous caring and willingness to give of self was always evident.
This program provides an opportunity to build on previous knowledge or
start new if unfamiliar with essential oils. It also enables you to participate
in personal growth and meet wonderful people.
Thank you so
much for bringing the raindrop training to Australia. I absolutely loved
the course. It was a turning point for me. I hope that you can come back
to Australia ASAP.
I am so grateful
for CARE. This workshop really truly builds confidence and teaches the
techniques in a way that could be learned by anyone. Thank you! It has
been so fulfilling!
will change your life! I have no suggestions for this seminar. It was
This is a program
for everyone. It will change their lives for a much better future. Makes
you a new person who belongs to God. Thank you.
It was great!
I loved it! Until I took this seminar I didn't have a clue that oils could
do so much! Thank you!
We traveled a
long way for the CARE Seminar (from England to California). The whole
workshop was interesting, enlightening, excellent, and very enjoyable.
It was well worth every mile traveled!
As a massage
therapist I was able to take the work that I do to the next level! The
understanding of the chemistry of essential is helping me explain the
scientific way they work. Thank you. It was a pleasure being in this class.
is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly awe inspiring!!
We received knowledge and healing from above.
has been the most rewarding learning experience since my introduction
to essential oils. The wealth of material and wonderful personal experiences
and knowledge shared was beyond my expectations.
Three days after
receiving raindrop in the CARE class I received a healing from a painful
shoulder and left arm. I am very excited what the oils do for people.
Millions of thanks
to you. I am already lining up students to come to your next classes.
Everything was taught in such a simple manner that even a child could
follow and do raindrop technique. May God bless you richly in your work.
Words are not
adequate to express how great this class is. Everyone was inspired and
blessed by every section of the class. We didn't want it to end.
The CARE Intensive
was so great! It was amazing. During the three days we all bonded together
and it seemed like we were all a big family. I found the chemistry class
to be very interesting, which shocked me as I never really enjoyed science
before. You explained everything so well that now I will feel more confident
in using my oils and sharing them. Thank you for the experience and the
I am overwhelmed
with gratitude for such a wonderful program. Not only have I learned a
great deal of new skills, I have grown as a spiritual being. All this
in just three days! Thank you.
I have taken
the CARE Classes twice now and it continues to get better. The magnitude
of information is incredible. I feel like I could repeat and repeat.
I wouldn't change
anything about the CARE class. It is perfect. This little group is really
special. We were supported by so many angels and the presence of the highest
spirit. I love this training!
Subscription/ Unsubscription/ and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Oils
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Where and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
If you are a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor or a Young Living Customer, you have chosen to avail yourself of the worlds finest oils of Biblical grade quality. If You are not a YL Member and have a friend or relative who is, you should approach them and ask how you can become affiliated with Young Living and purchase these oils.
You may also contact any Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) who would be happy to enroll you in Young Living. The addresses, phone numbers, and email information for all CARE instructors are given on the CARE website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com. Perhaps there is a CCI living near to you who would serve as your sponsor and assist you in learning about how to use the oils.
If you do not know of anyone in your community or family that sells these oils, you may also choose to enroll with Dr. David and Lee Stewart as your sponsor at http://bibleoils.YoungLivingWorld.com or by contacting Young Living at (800) 371-3515 and enroll over the phone asking that David and Lee Stewart, YLEO Member #261333, be your sponsors. You may also call David or Lee directly at (573) 238-4273.
You cannot practice therapeutic aromatherapy with healing results unless you use properly produced and packaged oils. Most oils easily available from retail outlets are food or perfume grade oils and do not have the healing properties that Young Living oils possess.
Becoming a Certified CARE Instructor and Practicing Raindrop Legally in Your State or Province
on becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI), a Certified Raindrop Practitioner
(CRP), a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) and/or a Board Certified Raindrop
Specialist (BCRS) and how you can legally practice raindrop with liability
insurance coverage in any state of the U.S. or province of Canada without
a health-related license, Visit: http://www.RaindropTraining.com.
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