Organic Rose Oil Benefits to Reduce Chemotherapy Side Effects
by Dr. Judy Griffin
There are many benefits of Organic Rose Oil to reduce chemotherapy side effects. Over 13 years ago, I was invited to develop an aromatherapy program for Baylor Hospital’s Healing Program in Dallas, Texas. I developed Rose Oil Blends to reduce nausea, anxiety, mental and emotional stress, neuropathy and other discomforts from chemotherapy. Very shortly thereafter, I was given the go ahead to start the program for the stem cell and bone marrow transplants, who have the most symptoms.
I began by using Harmony, a blend of organically grown, hand separated rose oils from antique roses I grow and steam distill in glass on site. The aroma is light and lifts quickly and enhances the benefits of rose oil to reduce chemotherapy side effects.
Chemotherapy recipients are sensitive to strong odors. The light scent of these rose oils have a relaxing, de-stressing effect. Harmony contains oil from several roses and small amounts of Petite Fleur Essences, blended to enhance self healing processes for the recipient. The scent lifts quickly to avoid overwhelming the patient. The effect was immediate for most patients.
Since chemotherapy patients detox through the skin, I suggested application of Harmony rose oil blend to be lightly massaged on the inner ear, avoiding the ear hole.* (*See The Healing Power of Flowers documentary and Flowers that Heal by Dr. Judy Griffin.) This location is where 5 major nerve ganglia join and directly affect the brain. Ancient healing modalities call this location the “path to the soul.” The inner ear does not interfere with detoxification or chemotherapy. However the program has been so successful in reducing chemotherapy side effects, I expanded my rose oil blends to every patient. The program is voluntary throughout the hospital’s healing program for patients.
The benefits of organic rose oil for chemotherapy side effects include pain reduction. One female patient did not want to use pain medications because she suffered side effects. She used theHarmony as needed to reduce pain throughout her treatment. She refused all pain medications by using Harmony and successfully completed treatment and therapy. (See the Healing Power of Flowers documentary.)
As patients continued to improve, live longer and suffer less side effects, I was asked to make organic rose oil blends for several other programs. For cancer programs, I developed Self Image rose oil blend to reduce the psychological suffering of hair loss and lessening of self-esteem. For chronic pain and sickle cell programs, I developed Stop Suffering rose oil blend. Fatigue rose oil blend was created for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients. Cravings was blended for food and substance abuse programs.Transitions was developed for palliative care. Maternity for expectant mothers requiring hospital treatment. Relaxation and Recovery are used before and after cancer and day surgeries. Deep Sleep helps restore natural sleep patterns. Regenerate helps reduce scarring. Mobility reduces bone and arthritic symptoms. Grief helps recover from the loss of life, body parts, limbs and loved ones. Each blend is unique, all containing organic rose oil and catalyze the natural self- healing process.
The Harmony and rose oil blends have since traveled to different hospitals and many countries. I have lectured at the “NEAT” breast cancer program at hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas and cancer support groups of every nature. The rose oil blends have traveled to conferences in Findhorn, Scotland; Zurich, Switzerland and London, England. In London, I lectured with Dr. John Lee, pioneer of natural progesterone therapy.
The rose oil blends are available at www.aromahealthtexas.com. Please direct your questions by phone to me at 1-800-496-2125.
The benefits of organic rose oil to reduce chemotherapy side effects can be applied to most illnesses and symptoms. These aromatherapy products may be used along with medications.
The Healing Rose, Country Living Magazine, June 2000 Vol 23 N. 6
The Road to Healing, Flowers are Forever Magazine, pages 64-67