How a Powerful Lakota Practice Became the Raindrop Technique

Experience the Power of This Unique Essential-Oil Treatment

Maria Low
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 oils either behind the kneecap or in the crease of the elbow where the skin is sensitive. If there is a reaction, then use a carrier oil to dilute or select another oil.

If a health issue is brewing, begin using the diffuser right away. When possible, combine diffusion with the Raindrop Technique. As long as you apply the oils to the feet and spine, they will be effective. The oils travel from the vertebrae to each internal organ and travel through the blood almost instantly. The oils know where to go and what to do! The effect of the Raindrop Technique depends on the person’s condition. It could be used for relaxation, or it could be for a more complicated issue.

Keep in mind that the information given here is for Young Living Essential oils that are pure, organic plants, trees, shrubs, and resins. They are distilled in stainless steel vats and are monitored carefully for the appropriate temperatures to release the full spectrum of nutrients from the plants. There can be side effects from cheaper oils that are diluted with synthetics, metals, and petrochemicals. It is a long and arduous process to provide the very best grade of essential oils. You are welcome to visit the Young Living farms throughout the world to see the process for yourself.

Adding the Raindrop Technique to veterinary services, massage, or other health modalities is a great option. Your services may be in great demand once your clients have experienced the power of the Raindrop Technique. Make sure they have the opportunity to purchase the oils and other products for themselves.

Oils included in the Rain-drop Technique: Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Aroma Size, Peppermint, and White Angelica. To watch a video demonstration of the Raindrop Technique, go to this YouTube link.