We recently heard from the essential oils specialist who is in great need of the following essential oils: thymus thujanol, cinnamomum cassia (bark), ledum groenlandicum, cinnamomum verum (leaf), and two oil mixtures from Young Living Essential Oils that are widely used. You may remember from the June 2011 report that Thyme Thujanol is one of the top five essential oils used by the healer.
Using the funds raised through GlobalGiving, these oils will be purchased and then taken to the Yundrung Bon Monastic Centre in Dolanji, India in November of 2011.
We asked the essential oils healer, who speaks fluent English and French, if he could recommend a book that he has found most useful in describing the use and benefits of essential oils. He suggested the following:
"L'aromathérapie - Se soigner par les huiles essentielles" by Dominique Baudoux (in French) [Translation: Aromatherapy - Healing Yourself With Essential Oils]
Below, the essential oils healer at the Yundrung Bon Monastic Centre in Dolanji, India reports on the top 5 essential oils and what he uses them for:
During the last nine months, I have used the following essential oils:
Ravensara (liver disorders, skin problems/psoriasis, nervous disorders/trembling) anti-inflammatory.
Thyme Thujanol (liver disorders, infection) antiviral, antibacterial, anti-infectious.
Lavender (skin problems/cheloïd and boil) non-toxic, very well tolerated by the body.
Geranium (nose bleed, skin problems/psoriasis) good for the skin and to stop nose bleed.
Tea-tree / Melaleuca Alternifolia (skin problems/boil) antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic.
Drangsong Yungdrung Tenzin
The essential oils healer at the Yundrung Bon Monastic Centre in Dolanji, India reports that villagers, students and monks continue to come to him for healing, particularly of those ailments which allopathic medicine doesn’t seem to be able to help. Although the healer has a large variety and good stock of many essential oils, usage of the following oils has been high and he has requested the following oils which will be delivered the next time someone travels to India: thymus thujanol, cinnamomum cassia (bark), ledum groenlandicum and cinnamomum zeylanicum or cinnamomum verum (leaf). He also requested two blends. There is good news at the Centre as funding as been received to build a Tibtean Bon teaching hospital in Dolanji. The hospital will have allopathic doctors and traditional Tibetan Bon doctors, who will treat patients as well as teach other practitioners. It is planned for the essential oils healer to have his practice in the hospital as well.
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Following is a report from the monk in charge of the essential oils and alternative health projects for the Tibetan Bon refugees in Dolanji, India:
I still mainly use essential oils, natural medicine, Bach flower remedies and I now start to prescribe simple homeopathic remedies, besides some allopathic medicine.
I also give simple health tips about diet and hygiene.
The patients who come to me are monks who usually have found no relief after regular allopathic treatment at Menri Dispensary and/or with Solan doctors, sometimes after several months of taking medicine.
Currently I have two regular patients:
One is a young monk (age 27) who complains of chronic headache. I prepared 8 days ago an essential oil mix (using as a base the Young Living Aroma Siez blend) to apply on his temples and around his ears. This seems to help during headaches, that are less frequent. He does not take any allopathic tablets any more.
The other one, also a young monk (age 27 ?) who has complained of itching skin on his back for many years. Regular treatments did not improve his condition. I prepared several massage oil blends that we tested on his back for a few weeks, morning and evening. One blend seemed to work best and eventually the healing was so good that I could not tell, looking at his back, where the inflamed skin was located before. As I had to leave for 2 months, I handed to him two massage oil blends for him to apply. But he discontinued the treatment and when I came back to Menri I had to resume the treatment on his inflamed back skin. Hopefully it will heal perfectly in the next few weeks.
I also wanted to let you now about the lemon trees which we were able to plant with funds from the Global Giving Project. The trees have grown well, but so far the fruits are regularly picked up by people walking by. When a proper fence will be completed, lemons will be harvested for the monastery use.
Fence pillars/sticks are installed but there is no fence wire yet. Still, those eating them are benefiting from the Vitamin C.
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