Essential oils are the highly-concentrated, volatile, aromatic essences of plants. Essential oils contain hundreds of organic compounds, including hormones, vitamins and other natural elements. They are 50 to 100 times more concentrated than the oils in dried herbs.
Pure (therapeutic-grade) essential oils, are the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, often called the “soul” of the plant. Essential oils are absorbed into the fluid surrounding the cells beneath the skin’s surface for a variety of effects including deep cleansing, nourishing, rejuvenating, and balancing.
Dr. Cianelli employs the use of therapeutic-grade oils by the following methods:
- Diffusion – oils selected specifically for your pet can be aerosolized into the air during the appointment to promote calming and balance. Daily diffusion of oils may be recommended depending on your pet’s response.
- Ingestion – some oils can even be added to your pet’s food as part of the therapy.
- Acupuncture using oils – in some cases, the needles will be dipped into the oils prior to insertion. This can enhance the effect of the acupuncture treatment.
- Acupressure using oils – for those patients that are hesitant with needle insertion, oils can be massaged into the skin at selected acupuncture points.
There are significant differences between synthetic fragrance oils and pure essential oils:
- Therapeutic-grade oils are pure, medicinal, and contain all the desired therapeutic compounds. Therapeutic quality oils are usually made from organically grown plants, and are carefully distilled at the proper temperatures. Young Living Essential Oils is the only company dedicated to the medicinal use and application of essential oils that is able to guarantee essential oil quality from seed to seal. Dr. Cianelli only uses Young Living Essential Oils in her practice.
- Synthetic or nature-identical oils may have been created in a laboratory. They could contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, extenders, or carrier oils.
- Extended or altered oils are perfume-grade and may contain the same type of adulterating chemicals as synthetic oils. They usually contain chemical solvents.
- Floral Water is a byproduct of the distillation process, of very high quality, IF it comes from a therapeutic-grade distillation process. Accordingly, it is a low quality if it comes from poor quality raw materials and/or poor distillations processes.
- Natural oils (organic) and certified oils may not contain any, or just a few therapeutic compounds.
Canine and Feline Raindrop Technique
Raindrop Technique for cats and dogs is one of the most powerful broad spectrum application of essential oils. It is highly beneficial in many conditions, due to the number and variety of oils being applied. This technique assists the animals body in balancing the immune system to remove inflammation and pain. It also creates a detoxification effect. Therefore, almost every condition can benefit from the Raindrop Technique.
The Raindrop Technique for cats and dogs is a special way of applying several (often 8-10) different oils topically over the spinal area. This technique was created by the founder of Young Living, Gary Young. The technique he created combined the therapeutic use of essential oils with several ancient modalities; from Native American rituals to Tibetan Reflexology.
Oils are chosen based on the individual’s imbalances. During application, oils are dripped from the bottles starting at the base of the tail up to the head from 4-6 inches above the spine. Combined with specialized strokes and reflexology techniques (called VitaFlex), Raindrop Technique can be a powerful tool for whole-body healing.