Originally published March 24, 2008
Your Immunity Frequency With Essential Oils to Beat
the Common Cold
by Teya Skae
. Dr. Diane Horne of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, told the 98th general assembly of the American
Society of Microbiology about the serendipitous discovery of the impact of
essential oils on cells such as streptococcus pneumonia (bacteria that causes a
very serious type of pneumonia in children with sickle cell disease).
(NaturalNews) The humble cold is one of the most
common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and
the workforce than any other illness every year. So what causes you to catch
colds? Technically you do not "catch" colds but, rather, become
infected with a cold/flu bacteria or virus.
Whether you come down with a cold is due to the fact of whether your immune
system is working at its best to ward off invaders. When we function at our
optimal level, our immune system – which protects us from invading bacteria and other micro-organisms – can cope.
However, when we are stressed our immune system is greatly challenged and that is when
we spiral downwards because our healthy body frequency range is lowered,
allowing the invading microbes to take over our system.
What is meant by Healthy Frequency Range?
Frequency is a measurable rate of electrical energy that is constant between
any two points. Every living thing has a frequency, including our brain and our
bodies. Electrical frequency is measured in hertz (Hz), kilohertz (kHz), and megahertz
(MHz). The average frequency of a healthy human body is between 62 - 78 Hz.
How is all of this known?
In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio
Technology, a division of Eastern Washington State University, developed new equipment to measure electrical frequency in
humans and foods. This equipment was used in a research study at Johns Hopkins University to determine the relationships between frequency and diseases. Tainio found the average frequency of a human body is
between 62 - 78 Hz, the upper body being between 70 - 78 Hz and the lower from
62 - 70Hz.
Further support for these findings is given by Dr. Robert O. Becker M.D. in his
book, The Body Electric,
who also explains that a person's health can be determined by the frequency of
the person's body.
Another doctor and scientist, whose research has been buried for some time but
has managed to resurface due to the work of avid supporters, is Dr. Royal
Raymond Rife M.D. who developed a frequency generator in the late 1920's. In
brief, Rife successfully treated 1,000 patients diagnosed with incurable cancer in the 1930's. He was honoured with 14 awards and an honorary doctorate. After
the unsuccessful attempt by pharmaceutical
companies to buy out
his research and equipment, his office was ransacked, his research paperwork
was stolen and the machine that healed all those 1,000 "incurable"
cancer patients was destroyed.
In 1934, before this destruction occurred, the University of Southern California appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to bring terminal
cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital to Rife's San Diego Laboratory and
clinic for treatment. The team included doctors and pathologists assigned to examine
the patients - if still alive - in 90 days.
After the 90 days of treatment, the Committee concluded that 86.5% of the
patients had been completely cured. The treatment was then adjusted and the
remaining 13.5% of the patients also responded within the next four weeks. The
total recovery rate using Rife's technology was 100%,
What Rife had developed was a 100% effective cure for many forms of cancer. So
why do we not know about this and why are there so many cancer research foundations in existence? Put simply,
it is due to the economic motives of the orthodox medical community, which
relies on funding for cancer research - such funding often coming from
pharmaceutical companies - and whose fortunes would be damaged if a cure for
cancer was found. (That is, it's OK to search for a cure but not really find
"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing
was accomplished by moving energy." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi,
Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1937)
What Rife proved is that every health disorder has a frequency, which in turn
responds (resonates) to a specific (optimal) frequency for its
dissolving/healing in the body. People who maintain their optimal frequency, at
least of their immune system, would prevent development of symptoms and
illnesses associated with the common cold. Of
course, in practise this does not work for most of us
because, being human, we experience stress and emotional challenges on a daily
basis, which lower our body's frequency. Hence, we need to raise our body frequency regularly/daily with the right substances
that are compatible at the cellular and energetic level of our being, rather
than wait until our body frequency has dropped so low that it becomes a
friendly host for microscopic invaders.
How can this be proven?
According to a report (Epidemiology, May 2001; 11:345-349), psychological
stress - particularly the chronic type that may accompany a personality with a
negative outlook - is a risk factor for contracting colds. An optimistic
outlook and outgoing personality seemed to protect individuals, researchers
The findings indicate that high levels of psychological stress are closely
associated with contracting the common cold. While the
common cold is rarely a serious health hazard, it is responsible for about 30
million days of lost work in the U.S. alone each year.
To investigate whether stress increased the likelihood of developing a cold,
the researchers surveyed more than 1,100 Spanish university staff and students
at regular intervals over a one year period. The study focused on different
types of stress, including stress from life events, perceived stress, having a
generally negative outlook, anxious or compulsive personality, compared with
having a positive outlook/attitude to life.
Individuals with a negative outlook were at greatest risk of developing colds -
regardless of their intake of vitamin C and zinc or their smoking and drinking
The next highest-risk individuals were those who believed that they were under
stress. These people were nearly three times as likely to develop a cold,
according to the report.
Why should Antibiotics be avoided?
Colds can be contracted as the result of contact with more than 200 different
viruses. However, among all of the cold viruses, the rhinovirus and the coronavirus cause the majority of colds. Each time you have
a cold, it is caused by a distinct virus - e.g.
adenovirus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza virus, and coronavirus. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria. They
are tiny clusters of genetic material surrounded by a protein 'wrapper'.
Medical science currently does not have any drugs that can kill these viruses.
Antibiotics, including penicillin, do not have any effect on viruses. They are
only used to treat secondary bacterial infections that can further complicate the
effects of a cold.
How Are Colds Actually Contracted?
The most common source of infection is not from coughing or sneezing, or
walking barefoot in the rain, but from hand-to-hand contact. That is why, when
you have a cold, washing your hands frequently is very important. The
likelihood of contracting the cold virus increases, however, if one is
overtired and physically exhausted.
Most uncomplicated colds last eight to nine days; about 25% last two weeks; and
5-10% last three weeks.
As long as one's temperature remains below 38.8 degrees Celsius, there is no
need to lower it. Cold viruses do not reproduce at higher body temperatures. In
fact, a slight fever should help us get rid of the virus quicker and feel
better much sooner. It is our body's own way of ridding itself of toxins.
Why are Aspirin and Tylenol counterproductive?
A study (J Infect Dis, Dec 1990; 162(6):1277-82)
showed that people who take aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppress
their body's ability to produce antibodies that destroy the cold virus. This
actually causes the body to take longer to fight the cold and it accounts for
any secondary infections and post-nasal drip.
What Can Be Done to Prevent Getting the Common Cold?
While orthodox medicine does not have the answer for colds and 'flu', nature does - it comes in the form of pure
organic unadulterated Therapeutic Essential Oils. Why? Because they are made up
of very high frequency molecules (ranging from 52MHz to 320MHz) and contain
nature's wisdom and power to raise the body's frequency and to assist our
immune system in fighting viral invasions.
For greater clarity, organic Therapeutic Essential Oils are not the same as
everyday aromatherapy oils, which are produced for fragrance
and other purposes.
We now know that, in order to prevent colds, we need our immune system to be
working in top gear and our overall body frequency to be in its optimal range.
Our optimal range of body frequency can be lowered by negative
thoughts/emotions, stress, blood chemistry imbalance, and ingested chemicals,
which allow us to contract colds and viruses in the first place. Research has
found that the high frequency of essential oils creates an environment where bacteria,
fungi and viruses cannot survive. Essential oils provide a high frequency
environment for the body.
Researchers have found that some essential oils - oregano, thyme and rosewood
oils, in particular - create an autolytic
(destruction of cells and tissues by enzymes produced by the cells, themselves)
reaction in organisms, including streptococcuspneumonia
When Dr. Horne's co-researcher was spraying aromatic oils in the laboratory,
Dr. Horne looked at the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria that she was preparing
for another experiment and noticed that its cells were literally falling apart.
Dr. Horne and co-worker Sue Chao, of the Young Living
Essential Oils Company of Payton, Utah, tested the autolyzing
properties of 74 essential oils and discovered that the best results occurred
with oregano, thyme and rosewood and that intermediate inhibition of the
pathogens was achieved with cinnamon oil and clove oil. Dr. Horne pointed
out that the oils also proved to be a powerful remedy against E. coli (a
bacterium and virus in one) and several species of fungi.
What these tests revealed is that essential oils, such as oregano, clove,
cinnamon, rosewood and rosemary, are so powerful
that viruses and bacteria cannot survive in their presence. That is, the
viruses and bacteria are destroyed when they come into contact with these
therapeutic essential oils.
Dr. Horne and the Young Living Essential Oils company are not the only ones who
now use therapeutic essential oils for destroying viruses and bacteria. Up
until a decade ago, France was the forerunner of medical aromatherapy,
where essential oils are encapsulated and prescribed to be taken orally or as
suppositories by the patient.
French aromatherapy doctors employ the aromatogram,
where a sample is taken from the infected area of the patient, cultivated in a
laboratory, and then subjected to various essential oils to find the most
effective oil to treat the infection for the specific patient.
They have found that different oil combinations work better when the oil
combination is specifically blended for a patient. Even if various patients
suffer from the same strain of bacteria, some oils seem to work better on
certain people than on others.
While this is an over-simplification of the serious medicinal aspects of
aromatherapy, it is helpful, nevertheless, in demonstrating the effectiveness
of therapeutic essential oils in the medical arena.
In this particular field of essential oil therapy, there are some prominent
medical doctors, such as Dr. Lapraz and Dr. Duraffourd of Paris, who have undertaken thousands of clinical
trials to determine the effectiveness of essential oils in medical
How Do Essential Oils Exert Such Powerful Effects In Our Bodies?
Chemically, essential oils' cell structure is very similar to the human cell
structure. The essential oil of a plant and the human blood share several
The 4 primary elements in both human beings and essential oils:
* Plant Cells - carbon hydrogen nitrogen oxygen
* Human Cells - carbon hydrogen nitrogen oxygen
This shared chemistry makes essential oils one of the most compatible of all
plant substances with human biochemistry. In addition, essential oils have a
protein-like structure that is similar to that found in human cells and tissues,
which allows the human protein cell structure to readily identify and accept
the chemical constituents (powerful healing properties) of essential oils.
Essential oils have been proven to fight infection, improve the immune system
and, because they contain hormone-like compounds, are very effective in
initiating cellular/tissue regeneration. Why do they do this? Simply, because
it is their job; because Mother Nature intended them to do so in order to
protect the plants, themselves. Let's examine how...
Working as the chemical defence mechanism of the
plant, essential oils possess potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral
properties. Essential oils are the plant liquid containing the Life Force of a
plant. Analogous with the human body, essential oils are the blood plasma of a
plant. They are volatile liquids distilled from various parts of plants,
including seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit (essential oils
are sensitive to heat and should not be burned, as that destroys their
If a leaf or any part of a plant has been cut or damaged for some reason, the
plant releases a liquid substance that protects it from further damage from
microbes, bacteria, and viruses, and helps the plant to regenerate itself. This
liquid is the essential oil that helps the plant to survive, which is why
essential oils are called essential. Put simply, without it, the plant can't
survive. This same principle works in a very similar way in the human body, due
to the fact that essential oils can permeate our tissues by being so highly
compatible with our cell structure. How can this be possible?
It is possible because essential oils are complex substances, each containing
80 – 300 compounds of different chemical constituents, and all these compounds
work synergistically. Hence, nature's wisdom is encoded in the life force of a
plant. Because essential oils are the life force of a plant, they need to be
treated with the utmost professional respect and understating in order to retain
their powerful healing properties.
So, how therapeutic are they?
Just follow your nose! The smell of the oil reveals how pure and potent it is.
For example, when inhaling any oil - particularly peppermint, lavender or
rosemary - the smell should linger on in the brain and have a very fresh smell.
If it has a very sharp tinge to it or causes a sudden sharp sensation in the
any part of the head, it contains chemicals which are 'playing' with the
neurotransmitters and receptor sites in your brain. It also helps if you ask
the company where and how they distill the oils and what chemicals are used.
Many essential oil companies still use solvents in the process of distillation.
You can tell by the smell. Why do they do it? Because
distillation is a very expensive process, which requires time, care and
A brief look at some essential oils and the results of research so far:
Oregano is very aggressive against all microbes and it helps with digestive
problems and is anti-inflammatory. Oregano and cinnamon tested at 95%
efficiency against candida, E. coli and
Thyme oil is very powerful oil on viruses and has demonstrated protective
properties for liver, kidneys and the heart due to its very high antioxidant properties.
Fennel oil, strengthens digestion, expels parasites and supports and raises overall
Fennel and Juniper together exert a warming effect on the kidneys; very helpful
Cinnamon is 99.9% effective against all viruses. Ebola virus cannot survive in
the presence of pure unadulterated cinnamon.
Rosemary is effective for parasites, fungi and, therefore, candida.
Clove is highly protective, and is the most powerful antioxidant in nature.
In summary, orthodox medicine has no cure for the common cold and the latest
mainstream advice for preventing colds comes from studies on stress, stating to
just avoid stress. This is neither possible nor realistic for the majority of
the population as stress is always there in some way, emotional or just the
demands of the 21st century. Extensive scientific research has proven that
essential oils are quite capable of fighting the common cold because they are
anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory.
Using Grade-A organic therapeutic essential oils may help your immune system to
ward off the attacks of the common cold as well as destroy other microbial
invasions, such as candida infections, viruses and
parasites. As essential oils are very high frequency molecules, ranging from
52MHz - 320MHz, they are able to raise our overall body frequency (which is
62-78 Hz when in its healthy range) every time we use them. This way, essential
oils are the best ammunition against the common cold as well as destroying
unwelcome microbial invasions, along with the daily dose of genuine positive
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About the author
Teya Skae M.A., B.A.,Dip Health Sciences, Dip Clinical Nutrition Kinesiologist/Nutritionist/Writer, Health/Life Coach and
Teya is the founder of Empowered Living www.empowered-living.com.au
Specialising in Neurologically Balancing busy people
for chronic fatigue, corporate burnout, physical/emotional stress, Emotional Freedom
Technique to resolve energy blocks, Metabolic Typing Nutrition and Results Fat
Loss. Teya writes article for various publications
and runs empowering educational courses in the area of balancing your health,
physical body,emotions, and
how to have more energy to enjoy your Life!