Essential Oils And Ayurveda Hold Hands With The New Age

An obvious blending of essential oil with New Age concepts.
Whoa! Dive deeper with magic? Explore the spiritual and metaphysical aspects?

Red flags about Essential Oils and Ayurveda exposed by a former New Ager:

Disclaimer: This post does not apply to the use of Essential Oils for fragrance, relaxation, or cleaning, or to those oils with known properties that have been scientifically and medically verified {this does not mean being written up on Pub Med!}. The use of EOs for unsubstantiated healing, and especially for emotional or spiritual purposes, is soundly rooted in the occult/New Age. See links at the end of post for more information.

I have posted many times on Essential Oils and at least once on Ayurveda, a healing system based on Hindu beliefs…. I have pointed out that the Essential Oil industry comes from the New Age fields of Aromatherapy and Bach Flower Remedies. Aromatherapy is not about things smelling good but about the belief that a vital force is in the essence of plants which has healing and spiritual benefits. Notice that I said “vital force” of the plants, not the physical properties of the plants. Because of this background, it is almost impossible to find a website selling Essential Oils that is not also promoting New Age beliefs and/or practices. Even sites that are Christian do this because so-called alternative healing invaded the church years ago. People don’t realize that New Age deception is subtle and can sound scientific or even Christian. Below is a promotion from a New Age source that verifies my previous claims:

“Are you ready to discover how to use essential oils to enhance your immune system, cultivate more prana, dispel inflammation and relax your mood? Receive profound Aromatherapy insights to access the power of essential oils such as rose, vetiver, sandalwood, agarwood and jatamansi for your health, wellbeing and personal transformation. Have you been fascinated by the way essential oils can affect your emotions and expand your consciousness? Curiosity about plants’ powers has led to a profound new understanding that links our biology, our ecology, our consciousness and our felt sense of connection with all of life. Ancient systems of natural healing, such as Ayurveda, have shown us that plants have remarkable properties that can help transform our life’s journey. They can heal our bodies, open our minds, and even reverse aging. And, beyond the benefits to our physical health, they can put us into a state of deeper communion with the natural world. This subject is not only the province of mystics, shamans and natural medicine practitioners, but is increasingly vital for all of us to maintain healthy bodies and a thriving Earth. The ancient science of Ayurveda offers a fascinating and highly refined system for healing that’s particularly focused on balancing the energies in the body — what it calls “doshas” — and what we might think of as “energetic types.” The simple daily use of essential oils can have a profound effect on your wellbeing, bringing you more balance, harmony and vibrant health.”

COMMENT: Notice how creation and the concept of “natural” are exalted. Because I continue to get asked about EOs and continue to hear how they are invading and damaging people in the church…..

Source – edited by me

Ayurveda, a Hindu-based “alternative” healing modality, continues to gain ground. The West has been brainwashed to believe that “ancient” healing methods from other times or cultures, like Shamanism or the East, are superior and something we have missed out on. The problem is that these methods are based on spiritual beliefs, not science. There is usually little or no science supporting these practices, and any science there is often there by accident. Ayurveda was initiated in this country by Mahariji Mahesh Yogi (known as the guru discovered by the Beatles), who also started the big TM (Transcendental Meditation – recently exposed on this page) wave. Ayurveda is as scientific and spiritual as TM. Just released in May of this year, “The Wheel of Healing” by Michelle S. Fondin, about Ayurveda:

“Ayurveda, the ‘science of life,’ is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine. This truly holistic approach considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, finances, environment, and past experiences.” Source

The author: “Michelle S. Fondin holds a Vedic Master Certificate from the Chopra Center and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga Alliance. She treats clients at her Ayurvedic Path center, speaks and offers workshops, and lives in Herndon, Virginia.” (from Amazon)

COMMENTS: Naturally, the term “science” is used, as is true of all these alternative treatments. Note that the author has a degree from the Chopra Center, New Ager Deepak Chopra’s center. What is Ayurveda? No need to go to a Hindu or New Age source for info! Nope. Now that spiritually based beliefs are growing like weeds in health care, we can just go to the Univ. of Maryland Medical Center:

“….each person has a distinct pattern of energy — a specific combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. Ayurvedic practitioners also believe there are three basic energy types called doshas, present in every person:

Vata — Energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and heartbeat. When vata energy is balanced, there is creativity and vitality. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.

Pitta — Energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and temperature. In balance, pitta leads to contentment and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta can cause ulcers and arouse anger.

Kapha — Energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system. In balance, kapha is expressed as love and forgiveness. Out of balance, kapha leads to insecurity and envy.” Source: Ayurveda | University of Maryland Medical Center

……………………………. What kind of treatments might one expect? They may include: “Pranayama — breathing exercises. Practicing pranayama helps you feel calm.

Abhyanga — rubbing the skin with herbal oil to increase blood circulation and draw toxins out of the body through the skin.

Rasayana — using mantras (repeated words or phrases) during meditation combined with certain herbs for rejuvenation.

Yoga — combining pranayama, movement, and meditation. Yoga has been shown to improve circulation and digestion, and to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, anxiety, and chronic pain.

Pancha karma — cleansing the body to purify it and reduce cholesterol. Practitioners use methods that cause sweat, bowel movements, and even vomit to cleanse the body of toxins. Herbal medicines — prescribing herbs to restore dosha balance.” from same Univ. of Md link above

Source – edited by me

Yoga, Pranayama, Prana, Energy, etc. are all New Age or Hindu concepts and/or practices.



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