Today, I am going to discuss the 2 essential oils that I have just added to the latest SPE Polarity Balancing Blend formula: Rhododendron Oil and Lovage Root Oil. I will explain what these oils add to the Polarity Balancing Blend.
I have begun blending my first batch now for those people who have placed orders. You can place your order for the SPE Polarity Balancing Blend, simply by e-mailing me. Cost = $45 per 5 ml.
I suggest that the blend be most often used in a 2% or 4% dilution. When doing polarity balancing (involving the balancing of polar opposites including positive and negative charges; yin and yang, etc.), it may be best to stay with even number percentages.
If you would like to blend it yourself, I am providing the ingredient list and basic proportions below.
Once I have worked out the precise drops counts per layer, I will share the complete blending blueprint.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of balancing general polarity. In this era, virtually everyone you will encounter has reversed or disturbed polarity. See that discussion below.
Before moving on to that, a brief discussion of cordyceps, a mushroom-like plant that has the potential to boost energy, relieve fatigue and strengthen the adrenal glands and immune system. I use it everyday and find it to be invaluable.
In 2024, I will be focusing a good deal on the endocrine system, with a primary focus on the thyroid and adrenal glands.
I am in the process of publishing an article on long COVID and adrenal fatigue.
Many people are now suffering from what is being described as “long COVID.” While COVID infection is clearly a factor in these cases, rather than being the primary cause, it is instead a potent exacerbating factor regarding a preexisting state of autotoxemia (high systemic toxic load), enervation (depletion of the body’s vital powers including chi (vital force), nerve force, and metabolism) and neurohormonal dysregulation (imbalance of the regulatory functions of the nervous, and endocrine, systems).
Accordingly, COVID infection is the spark that ignited the powder keg, but not the powder keg itself. The toxicity, inflammation, immunological stress and depletion of vital force it contributes serves as the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Nevertheless, it becomes established as an important etiological factor in a complex, obstinate pathological state.
The phenomenon of long COVID (aka post-COVID 19 syndrome) is defined as a set of symptoms that last three months or longer after a person first presents with COVID symptoms. It is estimated that among people ages 18 to 64, 1 in 5 has at least one lingering symptomatic condition that may be related to COVID-19 infection. Among those 65 and older, the incidence rises to 1 in 4.
The most commonly reported symptoms of long COVID include: deep fatigue, fever, respiratory symptoms such chronic cough and shortness of breath and cough, neurological symptoms, difficulty thinking or concentrating, depression, anxiety, headache, sleep disturbances, dizziness upon rising, pins-and-needles sensation, loss of smell or taste, heart symptoms including chest pain and abnormal heartbeat, blood clots and vascular issues, digestive symptoms including stomach pain and abnormal stool function, changes in the menstrual cycle, joint and muscle pain, rash.
Many of these symptoms are worse for physical or mental effort.
There are a variety of factors that contribute to the phenomenon of long COVID. One of the primary ones is adrenal fatigue.
You will be able to read the complete article next week. Today, I want to discuss one of the best options for countering adrenal fatigue – cordyceps.
Cordyceps is a mushroom-like plant that is indigenous to the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas. It has been a very important medicine in China for thousands of years. In ancient times, because of its growing in high-elevation, remote locales, it cost 4 times its weight in silver and only the rich could afford it. Now cordyceps is grown on natural mediums in laboratories and is readily available at affordable prices. The Sherpas of Mount Everest use it to sustain their energy levels during the arduous climb up that mountain.
Cordyceps’ medicinal use originated in Chinese medicine about 5,000 years ago when its health benefits were first described in ancient Chinese medical texts, Cordyceps helps restore normal function to the immune system after life-threatening illnesses or infections. Cordyceps are used to help treat (among many other symptoms) liver disorders like hepatitis B, heart disease and high cholesterol, poor blood circulation, kidney disorders, and respiratory infections like chronic bronchitis, colds, coughs, and the flu.
The positive impact of cordyceps may also benefit the endocrine, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Component polysaccharides (cyclosporines and modified nucleosides) can be of potential benefit in cases of cancer and other immunological disorders.
Cordyceps has shown the potential to slow tumor growth. Taking cordyceps during or after chemotherapy may increase the body’s defense mechanisms and reduce symptoms such as chemotherapy-induced leukopenia (a condition associated with a reduction in white blood cells that increases risk of infection from the treatment).
The adenosine content in cordyceps is thought to contribute to the heart-protective effects of these fungi. Cordyceps can reduce levels of triglycerides—a type of fat in the blood. High levels of triglycerides are linked with a higher risk of heart disease. Cordyceps contains active polysaccharides and sterols, enhances cell-mediated immunity capabilities, scavenges free radicals and supports cellular bio-energy systems. Cordyceps enhances the immune system, and clears toxins from the kidneys, lungs, and lymph nodes. Many fibromyalgia sufferers have found it useful for reducing fatigue, and increasing stamina.
Chronic renal failure or reduced kidney function often causes protein excretion in the urine and anemia. A study involving patients with kidney issues found a significant reduction in urinary protein after 1 month of cordyceps administration. (Jiang, JC, Gao, YF. Summary of treatment of 37 chronic renal dysfunction patients with JinShuiBao. J Administration Traditional Chinese Med 1995: 5:23-24).
Another study involved individuals with kidney damage, who were either treated with daily doses of cordyceps or by conventional medical methods found that, after 6 days, the group that received cordyceps had recovered 89% of their normal kidney function compared to a 45% recovery rate in the conventionally treated group. (Holliday, J. et al. On the Trial of The Yak Ancient Cordyceps in the Modern World. 2004).
Regarding the adrenal glands, cordyceps is what is referred to as an adaptogen. Adaptogens create balance in the body, in part by balancing hormones. The adrenal glands secrete increased amounts of the hormone cortisol to help the organism respond to stress. Thus, as a result of chronic, prolonged stress, the type of stress we are all experiencing in this modern era, the adrenals weaken. One of the basic principles of the traditional naturopathy and my Natural Health Science System (NHSS) is: Over-activity of an organ or gland eventually leads to under-activity, as that organ or gland becomes depleted.
In the case of the adrenal glands, sustained over-activity results in depletion of cortisol levels. When cortisol levels are low, the body’s ability to respond to, and cope with, stress diminishes. Cordyceps boosts the cellular production of the energy molecule ATP (the energy currency of life; the high-energy molecule produced via cellular respiration in the mitochondria that stores the energy the body needs for all its physiological functions). Virtually every cellular function depends upon an adequate supply of ATP. The more ATP your cells produce, the more energy and stamina you have.
Research published in the medical journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that cordyceps boosts by 50% the ability of cells to process oxygen. A study involving elderly subjects, found that after 30 days, 92% of those individuals reported a dramatic reduction in fatigue. More than 500 scientific studies involving cordyceps confirm its energy-boosting property.
I use cordyceps extract every day. In fact, I include it in the NHSS Adrenal Recharge Formula that I will be sharing with members in 2024. The NHSS Adrenal Recharge Formula is a blend of cordyceps and only 3 other readily available ingredients that you will be able to make yourself at home. In 30 minutes, you will be able to make enough for a couple of months of use at the level of 2 capsules per day. All you will need are the 4 ingredients, a small digital scale and a few utensils.
I always use Real Mushrooms brand cordyceps extract powder (available on amazon and other websites). The extract powder is more potent, because it concentrates the active ingredients. The crude cordyceps powder provides about 3% active ingredients. The extract provides about 10 times that much. I use 1/4 tsp. once to twice daily. Of course, there is the capsule option, but that is generally more costly as much of the cost for capsules derives from the encapsulation process.
SPE Polarity Balancing Blend
The SPE Polarity Balancing Blend is designed to balance the general polarity of the organism. It can also be used to balance the brain and autonomic nervous system (ANS). In this case it is applied to Brain, Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS), Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) and Hypothalamus skin-reflex points (see page 3 of attached document), after doing an assessment with a pendulum or muscle testing. The blend would be applied (2% or 3% dilution) to any of these points that test weak.
SPE Polarity Balancing Essential Oil Blend
Rosemary 3 parts
Spikenard 2 parts
Bergamot 2 parts
Bitter orange 2 parts
Lemon 2 parts
Pine 3 parts
Cedarwood 2 parts
Geranium 2 parts
Champaca 1 part
Violet leaf 1 part
Rhododendron 2 parts
Lovage Root 1 part
Lavender 3 parts
General Body Polarity
The body is enlivened by a bioelectric field that is specifically oriented to sustain optimal functioning of the mind/body organism. Health depends in part upon the maintenance of the proper polarity of the organism’s various bioenergy flows and electromagnetic fields. When this polarity is disturbed, all functions of the organism are impacted. I feel it is absolutely essential to balance general body polarity (see the simple pendulum test to assess the state of general body polarity, and the simple technique I use to rebalance it, in the last Zoom class recording) before applying any type of natural therapy. If you do, you will experience greater benefit from those therapies, as they will be operating in a more organized generalized bioenergy field.
Since my last discussion of the SPE Polarity Balancing Blend, I have added Rhododendron and Lovage Root oils into the formula because both of these oils have a very unique association with electricity.
Rhododendron is can be distilled from a variety of closely related species. Rhododendron chrysanthum (Siberian rhododendron), commonly known as snow rose, is the species used in homeopathic medicine and primarily discussed in herbal medicine. Rhododendron chysanthum is an elegant evergreen shrub which inhabits the mountains of Siberia that flowers in June or July. Various North American Rhododendron species were used medicinally by native American tribes. There is a paucity of information regarding this oil in the aromatherapy literature; however, both homeopathic and herbal literature provide some key insights into its character.
RHODODENDRON And HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY Rhododendron chrysanthum (Rhod.)
The essential oil may be distilled from various species of rhododendron; the various species of rhododendron are closely related and have similar medicinal properties. The symptom picture of the homeopathic remedy Rhododendron chrysanthum (Rhod.) can be used to provide crucial understanding of the soul-nature of rhododendron oil. The following list of symptoms associated with Rhod. in the homeopathic literature strongly supports the view of Invasion of Pernicious Influences and hysteria as the guiding symptoms for the selection of rhododendron oil:sensitiveness to storms and weather changes; worse on the approach of a storm, during a storm or in wet weather; sensitive to electrical changes; remedy suited to nervous persons who dread a storm and are particularly afraid of thunder; fear of thunder in nervous persons; better after the storm breaks and for warmth; symptoms come on in the spring and autumn: the seasons of change; brain feels as if “surrounded by fog”; starts and appears terrified in sleep but awakes cheerful [this is comparable to a violent storm that passes through and is followed by clear weather]; whirling vertigo [like a tornado] with sensation as if “the head were turned backward” [as if possessed]; hair stands up as if electrified; headache comes on before a storm; darting like arrows through eye from back of head before a storm; violent tearing and jerking facial aching aggravated by wind and changes of weather; toothache with drawing and tearing pain in the molars in cold, damp weather or on the approach of, or during, a storm; diarrhea in cold, wet weather; pain in the ovaries aggravated by a change in weather; rheumatic pains in limbs aggravated before a storm; worse in windy weather even if the patient is indoors.
Noted homeopath M. L. Tyler, M.D. observes: “[The] Rhododendron [patient] is far more affected by electrical conditions; all his sufferings and pains are worse before thunder…Rhod. is a remedy of general rheumatic pains, brought on by damp, cold weather, and worse during wet weather…The approach of a thunderstorm, or of cloudy windy weather, is always preceded by pain, drawing, aching and cutting.” Homeopath J.H. Clarke, M.D. says of Rhod.: “Growing among the fogs and storms of the Siberian mountains…it produces sensitiveness to storm and weather changes, and this gives the grand keynote of its use in medicine…its chief determining characteristic is that the symptoms come on, or are worse on, the approach of a storm, or in wet weather. Sensitiveness to electrical changes.”
Lovage Root Oil
I have found that lovage root oil has an inherent dynamic plane relationship with the gemstone amber. Exploration of this profound soul-level interface can expand our understanding of the inner nature of lovage oil.
Amber is petrified pine tree sap that is millions of years old. Amber deposits have been found that range between 1 million and 360 million years old (spanning the Carboniferous and Pleistocene geological periods). The formation of amber begins with the sticky resin oozed from pine trees. As the resin flowed down the tree it entrapped air and/or a variety of living creatures such as insects and other organic matter such as feathers and pine needles (an amber specimen’s value increases in accordance with the rarity and perfection of the entrapped object). Over time, the resin became encased in dirt and debris and then a process involving heat and pressure fossilized it into amber. Thus, while amber is composed of organic (not inorganic) minerals, geological forces do play an important role in its formation.
Around 600 B.C.E, a Greek named Thales discovered that rubbing amber vigorously caused it to become electrically charged and attract dust.
Electron, the ancient name for amber and the root for the word electricity actually means “resplendent thing” (the sun was poetically called elektor). The modern term amber derives from Old German and Arabic words which refer to the stone’s flammable character (the Germanic anbernen, meaning burn further evolved into the Arabic anbar (referring to amber and other incenses).
Magicians and sorcerers used amber to enhance their mystical powers. Medieval housewives burned amber to dispel negative energies from their homes. Tribal healers in Native American societies also immolated it in fire ceremonies. Chinese tradition holds that amber is the petrifaction of the soul of an ancient tiger, thus it imparts strength and courage.
In gemstone healing, amber is thought to encourage self-healing via the absorption of negative energies and their transmutation into positive healing forces. In both the traditions of Native Americans and the people of India tribal healers used it in fire ceremonies. In medieval times, amber was burned as both an environmental fumigant and an incense that disperses negative forces. Its capacity to purify on material and energetic levels makes it an ideal choice for birthing rooms, hospitals, old age homes, etc.
Amber is considered useful for encouraging a positive attitude and self-confidence and dissolving self-imposed obstacles. It aligns the physical body and the mental and emotional planes with the imperatives of the divine soul, thus providing the spiritual framework of oneness and order to both the physical workings of the body and the electromagnetic forces which sustain physiological function.
Some scholars believe that amber is one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the high priest of the ancient Jews. Each of these twelve stones represented one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Accordingly, amber was associated with the tribe of Ephraim. Significantly, some authorities specify that the amber used in the breast plate was Ligurian amber. It should be recalled that almost all names of lovage in current European languages derive from the Latin ligusticum, shortened from ligusticum apium, meaning “Ligurian celery.” Liguria is a region in western Italy where lovage was, and still is, particularly plentiful.