I became fully aware of the impact of transdermal medicine during a long winter of illness. I suffered a total disruption of my central nervous system - neurotransmitters, Vagal complex, and Phrenic nerve, you name it - caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, and other cofactors. I woke up one day unable to see straight, in a constant state of panic, with a long list of scary physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. For months my only identity was in the moment, as I made the rounds to doctors and spent most of my time in prayer. I can see now that I was experiencing decades of viral infection symptoms, and that a period of trauma, as well as my diet, were inadvertently feeding my unwanted guests.
The book Medical Medium came to me a few months into the illness, and I knew without a doubt that I was reading truth about what was happening in my body. Through this grace, I took healing into my own hands gently by taking celery juice each morning and a heavy metal detox smoothie each day, lowering my fat intake, and striking certain foods off my shopping list. Because I was so sick, it was remarkable to feel progress where there had been none before.
I experience life not just through my five senses. I have several other senses that I have not known how to describe or been comfortable to share with others, except clients here and there. Through these senses, I know that I have the luxury of being able to determine to a great extent what is good and what is not for my own physiology, and I don't think this is an unattainable thing. I think this is just an underused natural skill we all have.
As my body was healing, my sensory input was noticeably altered yet again, deepening to depths that I'm still learning how to navigate. I could feel things I couldn't feel before, and was as often overwhelmed as I was amazed. I knew my liver, I knew the virus, I knew where inflammation was. I could trace the impact of each food I ate, each thought I had, each thing I wore as though I were following a real path internally. I realized at one point that I was following a real path, even if I didn't feel confident to say so to anyone other than myself. The unseen world suddenly had a lot more personality, and I could understand more of its language. This changed the way I was able to perceive each supplement I took, each tea, each meal, and each environment.
I've understood the power of therapeutic transdermal medicine throughout my life, growing up with Ayurvedic medicine, European plant folk medicine, and Energy medicine as the most commonly used wellness wisdom and methods. While I was ill, I used therapeutic herbal preparations in the traditional Ayurvedic way of transdermal therapy - skin absorption of herbs infused in oil through specific points on the body. I did this because I knew my liver and digestion were compromised.
One day I was applying an Ayurvedic transdermal adaptogen when it struck me like a rainbow ray of light. What would happen if I took the herb combinations in the tea recipes from the Medical Medium book series and applied the principles of transdermal application to them, without altering the recipes? Would they have as much power infused in oil as they do in water? I spent weeks letting the idea sit inside myself until I understood that I was being asked to bring them to people, at which point I had to decide if I was going to do it. I knew that they would be good for me, and that they would help my healing to move along faster, supporting everything else I was doing.
Having spent nearly twenty years as a licensed professional in the organic beauty industry, seeking truth in a world of greenwashing, I feel like we are finally getting somewhere as a collective. This line, although not a cosmetic exactly, has cosmetic effects in the long run. It is my honor to present these oils as participants in the growing number of useful things available for effective healing and wellness.
Statement of gratitude:
These therapeutic, protective allies are here thanks to the grace of the author of the books Medical Medium, Life Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and Liver Rescue. I recommend the wisdom in these books with my whole heart, as long as the reader is discerning and can take what is useful to them and leave the rest. Also in gratitude to the wisdom of Vaidya Ramakant Mishra who makes some of the best Ayurvedic medicine available. And of course, to the illness that confronted me with the question, "How are you going to empower yourself and can you also empower others by doing so?".
I have taken the wisdom of others and changed the delivery method to bring you these oils. It is extremely important to me to credit the source as long as it's understood that they are not affiliated with my line. Anyone with understanding of plant medicine can make these infusions at home, I'm choosing to make them available because I long to create synergy and connection between healing modalities, and I trust myself.
I want to change the way the world views the power of our plant allies. I want you supported because I'm sure of what you have to bring to the world. As we remember health, it remembers us. We need to be able to get our good, good living done with the strength and joy that is our birthright! I am thankful that you are here!