1. I suffered a stroke at the age of 36. I was left with damaged to the left side of my body including partial face paralysis, metal fog, extreme fatigue and weakness. Two years later, a friend of mine put the Raindrop oils on my neck because I’d complained of neck pain (the result of an accident when I was younger). In a matter of 25 minutes all the damage/symptoms from the stoke was gone. I had my mental clarity back, I had the strength in my body back and the pain in my neck was completely gone. We repeat the Raindrop oils once a month for the neck pain, but the stroke damage has never returned. [click here for information about this massage] Oils typically used in Raindrop therapy are:
Bones & Joints
Birch / Wintergreen
2. My father had a stroke when he was near 90. He could not move her left side at all. Doctors expected recovery might take a year or more. I began applying CEDARWOOD, BONES & JOINTS, and FRANKINCENSE to his left foot the next morning. By evening he was moving his left hand to his chest. The second day I continued with applying the oils to the Vita Flex points on his feet and dropped a couple of drops of the same oils, one at a time into his right hand. He began rubbing them together and smelling the oils. I continued to apply the oils to Dad's feet and hands before his PT & OT Therapy sessions. Less than 3 weeks after his stroke, Dad walked the entire hallway of the Rehabilitation Department with a walker under the guidance of a Physical Therapist. He was released to go home from the hospital just 3 weeks and one day after his stroke. We are so grateful!
3. Shirley Price, noted aromatologist from the United Kingdom, shared this testimony in a book she co-edited with her husband Leon: Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, page 237.
When the author's (Price) mother-in-law suffered a severe stroke - fell downstairs - she was taken to hospital. After her return, it was decided to try to lift her mental state (she had been previously very active) and help improve the mobility of her affected limbs with essential oils. Mrs Price also suffered from high blood pressure. Mrs. Price visited every day, and the following essential oils were applied in a carrier oil:
Rosemary officinalis (ROSEMARY) - circulatory and mental stimulant, nerve tonic and hypotensor
Thymus vulgaris (THYME) - circulatory stimulant and anti-depressive
Salvia officinalis (SAGE) - circulatory stimulant and neurotonic
These were massaged in an upward direction only, on her arms and legs. Swiss reflex therapy (see Ch. 7) was carried out on the corresponding reflexes of both feet - plus the throat reflexes, as Mrs Price was unable to talk coherently. She was soon back to her normal daily activities and her speech returned, her doctor remarking on her unusually rapid recovery.
4. My step mother uses CIRCULATION on her leg since it doesn't work properly after a stroke she had last year. She said rubbing the oil directly on her leg helps a lot. - Stacy