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Rosemary Essential Oil ~ Powerful, Penetrating and Rising

Rosemary Essential Oil ~ Powerful, Penetrating and Rising

This is the first in a series of essays on the energetic directionality of Essential Oils. Practical applications and functions are discusses in my foundation series for the L. Ac. and LMT (http://dreamwork.marcjgian.com/?p=521). By having a clear intention on what you want to do, there are many ways to devise a treatment plan. An understanding of the oils’ functions will be your guide as to which massage strokes to use and needling technique.  While all are welcome to enjoy and learn from these essays, they are intended for the Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, as well as the advanced student of MT and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rosemary: Cardinal Oil for Upward Direction There are 4 major directions when working on clients: Upward and Outward corresponding to Yang energy (as with Rosemary and Lavender), Inward and Downward- correlating to Yin (as with Myrhh and Spikenard) To understand the directionality of Essential Oils, it is important to know the temperature and the depth that oils will penetrate into the body — or in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wei, Ying or Yuan levels. It is also important to understand how and where the plants from which the oils are obtained grow.  Understanding these basics help us to accurately predict and anticipate the desired effect. As this is the first blog in a series, we will begin with the Upward direction. The cardinal oil for the Upward direction is Rosemary. Rosemary’s temperature is warming. It enters the Ying level, the level of self or ‘I.’ This is the place where we can begin working with Emotions, Blood and Internal Qi. One... read more