Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health

Bon Healer Working with Essential Oils
Bon Healer Working with Essential Oils

Dear Friend,

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In the last three months, the essential oils healer has treated 25 patients. They included monks, nuns and visitors to the monastery. He made 35 visits to see the patients and there were 23 visits where the patients came to see him. The healer writes: “The symptoms were mainly due to cold or flu (rhinitis, runny or stuffed nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, mouth sores) but less so than previous years. Some patients also had symptoms of back pain, back ache, sciatica, knee or leg pain, bone pain, burns, cuts, small wounds, skin boils, indigestion or food poisoning, and a few had congested chest (due to stress), asthenia, lack of energy, numbness in legs, restlessness and anxiety, giardia intestinal parasite.”

“Remedies I provided ranged from essential oil blends (home-made and ready-made: to inhale, to ingest, for massage), to homeopathy (single or multi ingredients), to vitamins (single or multi), aspirin and paracetamol, and to general advice on diet and living habits.”

One of the essential oil blends that he uses is the following: 

To relieve indigestion:
basil (2 drops)
lemon (1 drop)
peppermint (1 drop)
total: 4 drops, on a small piece of biscuit that you place under your tongue and ingest slowly. Take 3 times per day (before meals), for one to two days. 

Prepared by the drangsong Yungdrung Tenzin and Toc Dunlap

Happy New Years!!!!

After spending some months in mediation, the essential oils healer returned to Menri Monastery in mid-October.  He brought all of the essential oils with him  that he had purchased with funds from all of you and began treating patients.  In November, Toc Dunlap from Creating Hope International (CHI) traveled to India to visit the programs at the monastery and brought small glass bottles and thyme thujanol, which had been requested. 

On December 31, 2014, Yungdrung Tenzin wrote the following:

 Dear friends,

Many greetings to you,

 I hope you are well and happy!

 A new year .. 2015 very soon, in a few hours, the first day of the western New Year!

and ..a few weeks later,

another new year:

the year of the Wood-Sheep (in the Tibetan lunar calendar)

starting February 19th, 2015!

 Happy celebrations to you!

Happy New Year(s) 2015!


Tomorrow, on January, 1st, 2015, there will be a special New Year's Day celebration.

On the Menri Monastery hill top, we shall perform the Sang and Lungta ceremony, praying for peace and for happiness of all beings in the entire world.

Tibetan villagers and visitors will also join us in this annual ritual.

 Wishing you Happiness, Peace, Health and Prosperity in 2015!

 Prepared by Yungdrung Tenzin and Toc Dunlap

The New Health Clinic
The New Health Clinic

Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your continued support of our project to provide essential oils to the monks at the Menri Monastery.  

Our essential oils healer has been on sabbatical for several months in his home country and will be returning to the monastery this month. Upon his return he will be bringing with him the following oils:

chamomile Roman

eucalyptus lemon


mint bergamot



petit grain bigarade

pine white

pistacia lentiscus  


thyme white

thyme thujanol


A new Medical Center has recently been completed, and the healer is looking forward to seeing his new office in person. In the new office, he will no longer have to keep the oils in his rooms with him. While he has been gone, custom shelving for all of his oils have been built, and he is really looking forward to using them. The community is also looking forward to welcoming the healer back when he returns later this month.

Again, thank you for your continued support of our program! 

Picture of the New Health Clinic
Picture of the New Health Clinic

Dear Friends,

As we told you in our last report, the healer at the monastery recently treated 4 patients with mild to severe lung infections. All patients were healed in 7-14 days, depending on the severity of the infection.

In the last report we shared with you the first essential oil recipe that the healer used to treat these infections. The second recipe included 3 parts niaouli (melaleuca quinquenervia cineol), 2 parts ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora) and 2 parts rosemary verbenon (rosmarinus officinalis verbenon).

Both this recipe and the one shared in the previous report were administered orally and inhaled. When ingesting the mixture, mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil mixture with approximately ½ a teaspoon of vegetable oil and take this 2-3 times a day, at least 20 minutes before or after a meal. Alternately, the oil mixture could be added to a bit of honey or placed on to a small piece of bread to be ingested.

When the patient ingests the mixture, they are instructed to hold it under their tongue for at least 5 minutes, where blood vessels can pick up the mixture and carry the oils throughout the body. If the oil is swallowed too soon, it may not be as effective (unless you are treating the stomach!). To apply topically, you must dilute the oil to avoid any rash on sensitive skin.

The recipes mentioned in the last two reports from a book by Dominique Baudoux: "L'aromathérapie. Se soigner par les huiles essentielles" Editions Amyris SPRL, Collection Douce Alternative, Bruxelles, BELGIUM. 2002

As always, we thank you so much for your generous support of our efforts to provide essential oils to the monks at the Menri Monastery. Your support is what keeps this program going! Thank you!

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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

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