Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Everyone has a bit of a curve but people that have scoliosis have too much of a curve.
Symptoms of scoliosis are:
- low back pain
- tired feeling in spine
- uneven hips or shoulders (one shoulder higher than the other)
- visible curving of the spine
The most likely cause is idiopathic (unknown). Congenital scoliosis is present at birth and occurs if baby’s bones are not properly formed. Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by a nervous system problem such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida or polio. It is more likely in girls and it can get worse during growth spurts.
Treatment depends on the cause and where the curvature is located in the spine, how large it is and whether or not your body is still growing. A brace might be suggested and surgery is also a possibility especially if the curvature is severe or becoming worse rapidly.
Gary Young developed the Raindrop technique which utilizes a combination of oils that have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Dr. Young believes that many with scoliosis have a virus or bacteria that lies dormant in the spine. These intruders create inflammation, which then contorts and disfigures the spinal column causing it to go out of alignment. Dr. Young has seen hundreds of people go back into alignment using the Raindrop Technique. Here is a description of the process of Raindrop.
Here is one Young Living independent distributor’s experience with scoliosis and Raindrop with her 5 year old daughter. This story is on-going so check back often for updates.
Sharon shares: “Miranda just had her sixth birthday in May. She was born with generalized hypotonia, which means that her muscle tone is very weak. She was not breathing or moving when she was born, and has had many other physical developmental delays along the way. She did not sit up by herself until she was about 1 yr and did not walk until she was 3 1/2 yrs. As she started being more vertical at about 2 the scoliosis started to show. The orthopedic doctor has wanted to do surgery, but her neurologist has her doing physio and occupational therapy since she was 3 months old. The physio has also introduced her to yoga as a means of strengthening the truck of her body, even the deep breathing for the rib cage and diaphragm. The raindrop I was just introduced to this in January and started doing that twice a week. Also applying valor to the crown and down the spine, and using vitaflex on her feet daily in the morning and orthoease at night on her back and front rib cage because the scoliosis developed a hump to one side of her back. I am going to be continuing this regimen as well as adding additional protein and vitamin supplements to encourage more muscle strengthening. I have some difficulties because of her age helping her to understand why she has to do some of these things. But she does love any massaging she can get.”
If you’re interested in obtaining someone to do the Raindrop technique for you, you may look here for certified practitioners, check with a massage therapist or ask me and I’ll help you find someone. You don’t have to be licensed or certified to perform the technique and there is an instruction CD supplied with the Raindrop Kit from Young Living. If you don’t have a personal contact, you can go here to signup to purchase YLEOs.
- Essential Oils Desk Reference
- A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique, David Stewart, PhD