Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health

 
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Dear Friends,


We recently heard from the monk in charge of the essential oils program at the Menri Monastery. He let us know that from mid-June to the end of 2013, he treated 34 patients who came in for a total of 237 visits. The majority of the patients were students at a local school, and a few were visitors to the monastery. 

The majority of patients came to be treated for respiratory conditions such as cough, allergies, general cold symptoms, headaches, and influenza. Others came in seeking relief for skin conditions (rash, boils, warts, cuts, bruises, and infections), food poisoning, acid reflux, insect bites, mouth sores, tooth aches, muscle sprains and arthritis. 

The monk serving as healer said that he mainly uses essential oils to treat those who seek his help, but also makes use of other treatments including homeopathy, aspirin, acetaminophen, iodine and more. 

We thank you for your support of our project to provide for the essential oils program at the Menri Monastery. In the future, we hope to be able to share pictures and stories of specific treatment programs. Again, thank you for your support!

Dear Friends,

In September, monks returning from the U.S. to the monastery in Dholanji, India brought back many essential oils requested by the essential oils expert and healer at the monastery.  He is continuing to treat the monks at the monastery and some lay people in the village. 

The healer has requested the following oils, which are planned to be delivered to him in January 2014:

  thymus satureoides (high in borneol and carvacrol natural chemical 

          contents), usually from Morocco.
ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora) (high in 1,8-cineol natural chemical
          content

eucalyptus citriodora citronnellalifera citronnellolifera

helichrysum italicum, and

thymus vulgaris C.T. geraniol

 Thank you so much for supporting this project with the Bon in India.  Your support is enabling the healer to have the high quality essential oils that he needs and cannot be found in India

Sitting in front of the essential oils
Sitting in front of the essential oils

Dear Friends,

We have received a report from the monk in charge of the essential oils project at the Bon Monastery in Dolanji, India. He says:

“Thank you so much for your continued support of our essential oils project. In early June I returned to France, and am now back at the monastery with a fresh one-year visa. My young assistant has left the monastery and monastic life. He has decided to return to the worldly life. I wish him a happy and fulfilling journey. After the time we spent together, I think that he will remember all that he has learned about essential oils and will use them in his new life. 

The weather is very pleasant now; not too hot and not too cold. Because of this nice weather, patients have been rare! It has given me a chance to take inventory of our oils and to let you know which oils we are in need of.  Initially, we need 20 or 24 3 ml glass bottles, and 30 ml of the essential oil Mandravasarotra (or Saro).

This oil is a wonderful antiviral, and a good neurotonic, which can be used to figure infections of all kinds. According to a recently published book, Mandravasarotra is a perfect substitute for the ravintsara essential oil (which can be difficult to obtain due to scarcity) for all immunity-related health issues.

I have a current case which I thought you might find interesting. Two days ago, a 55 year old man came to me complaining of congested nose, sinuses and lungs, and of upper and lower respiratory infection. The man had a fever and a lack of sleep due to the breathing difficulty. Although I indicated to the patient that I thought 3 or 4 visits per day would be necessary, it appears that his 2 daily visits to me were sufficient for healing. Tonight, after only 6 visits, this patient is feeling so much better. An allopathic nose spray is clearing his nose, and an essential oil treatment is proving effective against the infection.

Thank you so much for your support. Essential oils are wonderful. Every day I feel so fortunate to be able to use their healing properties for treatments.”

The monk also included a list of essential oils that he was in need of, which we have been able to provide to him, thanks to this project. He also sent us a picture of himself sitting in front of his essential oils, and was very happy that he now has 83 different oils in 340 bottles.

 Thank you so much for all of your support! It is because of you that he is able to heal those at the monastery who come to him. Thank you!! 

Sitting in front of the essential oils
Sitting in front of the essential oils
Sitting in front of the essential oils
Sitting in front of the essential oils

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Morning at the Monastery
Morning at the Monastery

The monks, who use essential oils for healing, continue to minister to monks that come to them for healing.  The new Tibetan Clinic and Hospital in Dholanji, India that is being constructed adjacent to Menri Monastery is nearing completion.  The healer monks have designed a cabinet with special drawers for their essential oils in their healing room in the new hospital and local Tibetan carpenters are making the cabinet.  This will be a great improvement for everyone as the monks now store their growing stock of essential oils in metal trunks in their small rooms.

The monks and their patients send you blessings and thanks for your kind donations.

Using the funds so generously provided by your donations, the following essential oils requested by the healers  were delivered to the two healer monks at Menri Monastery in Dholanji, India in November 2012:  palmarosa, fennel, spearmint, ylang ylang, mountain savory, lemon, tarragon, spikenard, cistus and laurus nobilis.  The healers were very grateful.  In addition to continuing to treat patients at the monastery, the healers are helping to prepare the essential oils room in the new Tibetan hospital that is being built on monastery grounds in Dholanji.

Thank you for all of your support!!! This delivery would not have been possible without your help!

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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

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