Updated: Nov 15
Did you know that certain essential oils can directly support many specific body systems when applied to the hands, feet—and even the ears?
You bet they can! Let's talk about the science of VITA-FLEX POINTS!
But first, I want to quickly reflect on something with you...
I often ponder how amazingly intricate and detail-oriented our good God is, in the profound complexity of how He has designed our amazing bodies (not to mention the entire Universe..!). I mean, just contemplating the elaborate function of the EYEBALL (human AND animal) alone is enough to conclude beyond the shadow of a doubt that this was no coincidence (ie: product of chance-evolution), and that there HAD to be the magnificent genius of a Creator behind it all.
Couple that with how ALL our body systems were created to function so seamlessly together and interact so exquisitely with each other in such fine-tuned balance... and how we, in our limited human understanding, BARELY even scratch the surface with our scientific interpretation and comprehension of it all.
Isn't that the sheer beauty—and mystery—of science, though? That we are ever-discovering... ever-comprehending... ever-pivoting with new revelations... ever-peeling back the layers (much like an onion) of how it all works together.
Which brings me back to the topic at hand: the VITA-FLEX POINTS
Another topic that we barely even skim the surface on in our understanding of it... yet know just enough to marvel at the gift of it. And of course benefit IMMENSELY from.
>>>I'm speaking from personal experience now... THIS IS ONE OF THE KEY MODALITIES I HAVE CONSISTENTLY & PERSISTENTLY EMPLOYED TO HELP PUT (and keep!) MY OVER-ACTIVE THYROID INTO REMISSION WELL OVER A DECADE AGO! So this is not just an intriguing "theory" to me—I am living proof of the effectiveness of it.
Vita-Flex (meaning “vitality through the reflexes”) is based on the long-established concept that the entire human body is a cluster of pressure (nerve) points, and that all systems in the body connect via an intricate network of nerve-receptor points in particular on the hands, feet and, yes, even the ears!
Picture an electric circuit. A properly connected circuit turns the light on when the switch is on. However, if there is interference within that circuit, the light will not turn on, even when the switch is on. Similarly, these "electric circuits" run all over our bodies, and can be interrupted via any number of varying health compromises or some form of trauma, for instance.
Therefore, understanding the concept of activation via the Vita-Flex Points (and of course what body systems they connect to) is, in essence, a very effective and non-invasive way to help "switch back on" our body's "lights".
So how is this accomplished practically, you ask?
Traditionally, measured pressure, otherwise referred to as "acupressure"*, can be added to these specific areas to help stimulate those less-than-optimally-functioning nerve-receptors to fire them back up and in essence "close the circuit" with the body systems they are connected to.
Modern scientists have found that by applying gentle but steady (and sometimes circular) pressure to certain areas of the body stimulates nerves, which not only can reduce the sensation of pain, but can also reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, increase levels of good endorphins (naturally-occurring hormonal peptides that boost mood & reduce sensation of pain), as well as improve healthy blood circulation.
Even the ancient Chinese people who first discovered the concept of acupressure found relationships within the body; connections from one part to another, and found that if pressure (or even a needle, as in the use of acupuncture) was applied to certain areas of the body, it was very possible to relieve pain or discomfort.
SIMPLY PUT: It appears that God made the body to be interconnected and the fact that the concept of acupressure works to relieve pain throughout the entire body is evidence that this interconnection was discovered, if even on the most basic level.
Many people throughout history have benefitted greatly from this simple yet profound concept. Again, the physiological science of this is both fascinating & awe-inspiring!
*DISCLAIMER: Some have tried to attach a New Age concept of energy to acupressure (including the terms acupuncture as well as acupoints) whereby “energy” is considered a universal force which is the nucleus of all life. “Christ”, “God", your inner energy, life itself, etc. is all one “cosmic energy”. Now, I do believe that we have not even remotely tapped into the full mystery of how our bodies function, and that there could very well be slivers of truth in the general concepts applied. But to be clear, the ONLY energy source we are to ever reference safely is the sovereign power of God working in and through us. HE is the life-breath of all creation who sustains everything by His Divine Will. As it says in the Book of Sirach, “Thus God’s work continues without cease in its efficacy on the surface of the earth. My son, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to God, for it is He who heals.” (Sirach 38:8-9)
Any other "source" of energy is counterfeit, and a cheap attempt at taking credit away from the Creator and author of our "wonderfully and fearfully-made" bodies. So let's stick solely to the bonafide science on this—which is plenty enough in and of itself!
NOW HERE'S THE KICKER...
Add the mighty power of essential oils to this equation, and you suddenly open up a whole new world of healing and regenerative action!
Applying oils to targeted Vita-Flex points that swiftly & efficiently deliver their therapeutic (medicinal) qualities to those systems in our bodies that are in need of extra targeted support takes it to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.
So with all this in mind, let's get going on some practical solutions, shall we?
I am very excited to share with you some key charts & info that I have carefully crafted to help you to know WHAT SPECIFIC BODY SYSTEMS CONNECT TO WHAT VITA-FLEX POINTS, and then suggestions of WHAT YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS & OIL BLENDS** can be applied to support those body systems!
The FEET are an excellent place to start (because they have not only larger pores and are not quite as potentially sensitive as other parts of the body, so can readily receive many essential oils—even the considered "hotter" ones, such as Peppermint and Thieves, aka the Oil of the Good Samaritan)...
Now, on to the HANDS...
And lastly, the EARS...
SUGGESTED OILS & OIL BLENDS THAT CAN BE USED TO SUPPORT THESE SYSTEMS...
Brain/Pineal/Pituitary: Clarity Blend, Brain Power Blend, PanAway Blend, M-Grain Blend, Frankincense, Patchouli, Copaiba, Sandalwood
Eyes: Carrot Seed, Frankincense, Lavender, Helichrysum
Ears: Valor Blend, Helichrysum, Purification Blend, Juniper, Peppermint, Melrose Blend, Valerian, Cumin
Thyroid: EndoFlex Blend, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Myrtle, Clove, Frankincense, Rosemary, Basil, Cedarwood
Thymus: ImmuPower Blend, Thieves Blend, Ravinstara, Elemi, Northern Lights Black Spruce
Lungs/Bronchial/Esphagus/Sinus: R.C. Blend, Raven Blend, Eucalyptus, Thieves Blend, ImmuPower Blend, Lemon, Oregano, Thyme, Back Spruce, Cypress, Tsuga, Kunzea
Heart: Aroma Life Blend, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon, Geranium, Tsuga, En-R-Gee Blend, Sandalwood
Spine: Thieves Blend, Valor Blend, Wintergreen, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Clove, Cypress, Peppermint, Aroma Siez Blend
Stomach/Intestines/Colon: DiGize Blend, Peppermint, Fennel, Ginger, Cardamom, Release Blend, Spearmint
Kidney: Aroma Life Blend, Clary Sage, EndoFlex Blend, Lemongrass/Juniper, Ledum, Thyme, Grapefruit, JuvaFlex, Release
Spleen/Pancreas: Thieves Blend, Vetiver, Citrus Fresh Blend, Fennel, Rosemary, Basil, Marjoram, Tea Tree
Liver/Gallbladder: JuvaFlex Blend, JuvaCleanse Blend, Dill, Ledum, Sage, Rosemary, Geranium, Helichrysum
Sciatic Nerve: PanAway Blend, Relieve It Blend, Peppermint
Breasts: Clary Sage, Geranium, Cypress, Elemi
Ovaries or Testes: Rosemary, Geranium, Clary Sage
Uterus: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Myrrh, Lemon, Geranium, Clary Sage, Neroli
Prostate: Frankincense, Mister Blend, JuvaCleanse Blend, EndoFlex Blend
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