Experience the Power of This Unique Essential-Oil Treatment
Jan – Feb 2024 • Vol 4, No 8
Dr. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, developed the essential oils Raindrop Technique after extensive research and study. This included his knowledge of VitaFlex treatments for the feet, experiments showing the anti-microbial properties of essential oils, and evidence of the effect of effleurage (finger stroking) on the muscles and nervous system.
In addition, Gary experienced the traditional healing practices of the indigenous people in South Dakota, as he wrote in his own words:
“While visiting the Lakota people, I learned they often witnessed the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis vibrating in the air and felt charged with healing energy. They would mentally inhale the energy, allowing it to pass through the spine and other affected parts of the body through the neurological pathways. Many experienced dramatic healing effects [from this form of energetic effleurage].
Eventually the Lakota began to use feathering fingers for effleurage… Additionally, they continued their practice of mentally processing energy, coupled with the effleurage to distribute healing energy throughout the body. This practice combined with essential oils and VitaFlex meant the positive effects were higher.
Since its formal adoption in 1989, the Raindrop Technique has received an enormous amount of praise from users all over the world for helping with relaxation, emotional release, tissue cleansing, and spinal misalignment.”
When there is a first sign that there is an irregularity in the body, act immediately rather than later! Some signs of imbalance in the body are sniffles, sore throat, fatigue, constipation, sore back, headaches, congestion, trouble sleeping, and immune suppression to name a few.
When Gary heard that kids had colds or had contracted a childhood disease, he would say, “Get the diffusers on a timer, add the oils, and diffuse throughout the night.”
The results were surprising. Diffusing essential oils alters the structure of molecules that create odors. They also increase oxygen availability to produce negative ions and release natural ozone. Selected Young Living Essential oils are effective for destroying and eliminating germs, bacteria, and fungal conditions. The diffuser suspends essential oil molecules in the air for several hours.
The Young Living essential oils enter the limbic system, go through the blood brain barrier, and traverse the body’s pathways where functionality may be compromised. In some cases, you may want two oils due to the effectiveness of different medicinal plants. The cultivars for each of these plants also determine their effectiveness. Lavender oil is an excellent oil to begin with for anyone just starting on their adventure with Young Living essential oils.
If you do not have the specific essential oils recommended for the Raindrop Technique (see list below), don’t worry! Use whatever oils you have and begin to apply them to the feet of your family member or friend. If the person is elderly, a child, or on medication, you can mix the oils with a carrier oil to dilute them. If you are not sure about the sensitivity of a person that may have a medical condition, you can do a predisposition test. Apply