Essential Oils and Cancer

Essential Oils and CancerCancer is a dreaded disease that appears to survive and continue to thrive despite all the money and research that the allopathic medical system throws its way. This is due in part to Western medicine’s intent to treat the disease, rather than acknowledge and encourage alternative therapies.

There is much more money to be made through the pushing of pills and toxic treatments than there is condoning a healthy lifestyle with proper nutritional counseling, vitamin and nutritional therapy, exercise, stress management and alternative health therapies (like aromatherapy) when needed.

What Western medicine refuses to see is that our bodies are made up of so much more than just physical things. Not only are we physical bodies, we are spirit, we are energy, we are a holistic unit that must operate on balance.

It is when a body operates out of balance that the groundwork for diseases like cancer and many others can take hold.

It is beyond the scope of this newsletter to discuss the many other more natural treatments that are available to those who face the battle of their lives. In researching this piece, I went to Google and typed in “essential oils+cancer treatment” and was boggled at the information contained there.

Essential oils can be used during conventional allopathic treatments, though some physicians may prefer you do not. Ultimately the choice must be yours. Check out our recipe section for more ideas. Some oils that have been used on the skin before radiation treatments are Niaouli, Tea tree, Cajaput and Lavender (blended into all natural aloe vera taken straight from the plant is best as it is healing and won’t leave the skin greasy).

If you or someone you love is dealing with cancer try not to lose faith. Sometimes faith and a positive attitude can make the difference between beating the disease or allowing it to beat you.

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals!

Below is a list of essential oils which are considered safe (with no known contra-indications) to use externally and by diffusing in palliative care. Use in a normal dilution.

* Cajaput may help to combat or prevent infection and also has pain killing properties. It can be a skin irritant and stimulant, so use sparingly and not before sleep.
* Clary Sage helps with stress & tension, is a powerful mental and muscle relaxant.
* Cypress is an antispasmodic and may help with nervous tension.
* Helichrysum is an anti-inflammatory and can help with lethargy and depression.
* German Chamomile is soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant.
* Ginger is helpful with nausea.
* Frankincense helps to produce feelings of calm and deepens breathing.
* Lavender (angustifolium) is calming, soothing, headaches, and healing.
* Marjoram is warming to the body and mind and helps with insomnia.
* Myrrh is antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory.
* Niaouli is a powerful tissue stimulant and is antiseptic.
* Neroli is an antidepressant and a gentle sedative. It can help with anxiety and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
* Petitgrain is an antidepressant and can help with insomnia.
* Roman Chamomile is soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant.
* Rose is a gentle anti-depressant and a tonic on the nervous system.
* Sandalwood is sedative and antiseptic.
* Spikenard is deeply relaxing, helpful for letting go of emotional blocks or deep seated pain. It is antiseptic, sedative and anti-infectious.
* Tea tree is a powerful immuno-stimulant (may help to build strength before treatments).
* Vetivert is deeply relaxing and can help with stress, anxiety, insomnia shock, bereavement and trauma.
* Ylang ylang can help to slow too rapid breathing, slows heartbeat (sedative), helpful for anxiety, and is an antidepressant.

This oil blend for a friend who was battling breast cancer. She used it dutifully in her bath, in a massage oil and through inhalation and she found that emotionally and physically it helped her get through her treatment.

* 2.5 ml myrtle
* 2.5 ml myrrh
* 2.5 ml frankincense
* 2.5 ml geranium

This blend can be added to a carrier oil (in a 1% dilution), diffused directly into the air or utilized in a bath (no more than 5 drops per tub if you are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment).

* Disclaimer *

The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.

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