Project #1532

Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health

by Creating Hope International (CHI)

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!

Healer Mixing Oils
Healer Mixing Oils

Dear Friends,

The healer at the Menri Monastery has shared with us information about how he treated four patients suffering from lung infections. Two of the patients were suffering from severe cases and were healed in about two weeks. The other two cases were more mild and the patients were healed in 7-10 days. 

All four patients were treated with two essential oil blends. The blends were administered in two ways: by inhalation and ingestion. 

The first recipe used to treat the patients included 3 parts cypress (cupressus sempervirens), 1 part petitgrain bigarade (citrus aurantium) and 2 parts tarragon (artemisia dracunculus). This and the other blend were administered two to three times per day, 20 minutes before or after meals for 7-10 days.

In our next report, we will let you know about the second recipe that the healer used, as well as more information about how it was administered. 

Again, we’d like to thank you for your generous support. It is because of you that the healer at the Monastery has been able to offer this care to those that he serves. Thank you so much.

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!


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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, MI United States

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