Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dr David Stewart skin problems

The fourteenth chapter of Leviticus describes a blend of essential oils composed of 50% cedarwood and 50% hyssop. This blend of pure essential oils has a variety of

Leviticus 14:54-56 suggests the blend for various skin ailments such as itches, scales, scall, risings, swellings, scabs, rashes, lesions, eczema, pimples, eruptions, skin spots, and/or any "leprous" disease, which could include dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancers, and even leprosy, itself. The actual terms expressed in this passage depend on which version of the Bible you are reading, but they all refer to various unhealthy conditions manifesting on the skin.

The Biblical remedy is very interesting. The Scriptures prescribe applications of the oil blend to the right ear, the right thumb, and the right big toe for these diseases. These are all emotional reflex points for the right brain through which emotional issues can be resolved.

The Levitical instructions do not to say to apply the oils to the affected areas of the skin, which are the manifest symptoms of the disease. Instead, they say to apply the oils to the release points through which one would address the emotional roots of the conditions, rather than the skin conditions themselves.

There is some dispute over the exact application of the oils to the right ear. Some English versions of the Bible say “top of the ear” while others say “the ear lobe.” Meanwhile, the Hebrew version of the Old Testament simply says “ear” while some Jewish customs recommend applying the oil around the back of the ear. Each of these locations on the ear connote different emotional issues, but the point is that these application sites are all emotional and are not the sites of the rashes, eczema, or other manifestations on the skin.

I have not personally tested the Leviticus prescription for skin diseases. However, it is interesting to note the Biblical preference for addressing underlying emotional and spiritual issues over treating the surface symptoms directly on site. However, I would think that applying these oils directly to the affected areas of the skin might work well also. One of the wonderful things about essential oils is that you may experiment with them safely.

There are also some Jewish ceremonies described in Leviticus 14 that are prescribed to go with the anointings with the oils, but I expect that the oils would do their work without the rituals for which one can substitute a simple prayer for healing.

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