Body-Feedback™ techniques are designed to identify meridian imbalances and do not diagnose diseases. When acupuncture meridians are balanced the body is encouraged to repair and restore health. Essential oils work by easily penetrating your skin, fat, muscle and connective tissue, allowing rapid absorption into the bloodstream, lymph system and organs. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are packed with intracellular messengers such as enzymes, hormones, vitamins and minerals and even oxygen.
Body-Feedback with Essential Oils is a system Michelle Buchanan, MSOM, CA, Dipl Ac., created to significantly improve the effectiveness of therapeutic-grade essential oils by combining them with the ancient acupuncture meridian diagnosing system. The integration of modern-day essential oils with time-tested palpation-based diagnosing techniques effectively promotes wellness and self-healing for people who take responsibility for their health.
How Essential Oils Work on Electrical Frequencies
The life force in food as well as in all living creatures can be measured by electrical frequencies. Therapeutic-grade essential oils hold great healing potential because they carry the highest electrical frequencies and will raise the frequencies of whatever they come in contact with.
Toxic chemicals, caffeine and alcohol carry low vibrational frequencies that reduce the electrical frequency of your body (as do emotional upsets, negative internal dialog, breath-retention and postural imbalances). When your electrical vibration is high you feel energized, positive and generally optimistic. When your electrical vibration is low you feel lethargic, negative and emotionally unbalanced. Therapeutic-grade essential oils, meditation, music, yoga, exercise and activities that rejuvenate you all raise the electrical vibration in the body to promote wellness. Of these, therapeutic-grade essential oils are the strongest and easiest to incorporate into busy lifestyles.
Why Essential Oils Work Differently
There are three grades of essential oils: food grade, perfume grade and therapeutic grade. Food- and perfume-grade essential oils are manufactured using the cheapest methods available. Many chemicals are used in the food- and perfume-grade manufacturing processes, among them pesticides and fertilizers during the plants’ growing stages, followed by toxic solvents for extracting their oils. Food-grade oils contain only a small percentage of the essential oil. They are diluted with carrier oils to keep costs down and they contain preservatives. These oils are not recommended for internal use and are harmful if ingested.
Therapeutic-grade essential oils vary in quality and fragrance from one manufacturer to another. How essential oils work depends on if they are conventionally grown, organic or wild-harvested. They all differ significantly in their aromas and healing properties. Most therapeutic-grade essential oil manufacturers use a steam-distillation extraction process, the preferred method, but others use chemical solvents to increase yields. In some cases lower quality or less expensive therapeutic-grade essential oils can be used in treatment. In other cases your motto should be “Accept no substitute.” Body-Feedback™ testing methods can compare different manufacturers’ oils to help you identify the best ones for your needs.
How does Body-Feedback with Essential Oils Work?
The Body-Feedback system identifies the best essential oils to promote healing and maintain health based on your individual needs at any particular moment. You can use your body as a feedback system to locate specific muscle groups and acupuncture points that indicate imbalances in physical and emotional health or that correspond to symptoms of disease. Specific muscle groups and/or acupuncture points become reactive when symptoms or imbalances are present. The brain, the body’s command center, is constantly monitoring these reactive areas in the body. When essential oils are inhaled, the brain creates a temporary patch that initiates healing and releases the tender reactive area for a few moments. The most effective and best-tolerated essential oils will release tender and painful reactive areas the longest.
For individuals with sensitive skin or allergies the oils may cause some reddening or excessive warming of the skin.
Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.