Many years ago, Gary Young did intensive study and training in "Vita Flex Technique" with Tom Woloshyn, one of its outstanding proponents. Dr. Young then went on to develop his own unique style of using this gentle but powerful healing modality with essential oils. The fullest description of how he uses it with essential oils appears in the "Essential Oils Desk Reference" (available through See the Library pages for more details.

The quote below is from Dr. Young's earliest book on aromatherapy (which is now out of print).

For a diagram of how the various organs and anatomy of the body are represented on the feet, click here to see the "Vita Flex Foot Chart."

Gary Young writes:
"Vita Flex Technique means "vitality through the reflexes." With Vita Flex, the oils are applied on the contact points of the body. The healing energy is released through the electrical impulses by the contact between the fingertips and the reflex points. This stimulates an electrical charge that follows the pathways of the nervous system to where there is a break in the electrical circuit which will be directly related to an energy block caused by toxins, damaged tissues, or loss of oxygen. This reflex system of controls encompasses the entire body and mind, releasing all kinds of tension, congestion and imbalances. This technique was believed to have originated in Tibet many thousands of years ago, long before acupuncture was ever discovered. With Vita Flex, the weakened or injured areas are corrected on the electrical reflex points, thus preventing further injury and resulting in less stress, which allows for quicker and more efficient healing.

"To use the Vita Flex Technique, always place the oils in the palm of your hand and use the dominant hand to stir the oils clockwise three times before applying them on location. The same thing applies for those who practice reflexology, acupressure, spinal touch, zone therapy, etc. All types of different therapies will result in a significant improvement when combined with the oxygen and high electrical frequency of the oils.

When using the Vita Flex Technique with essential oils, it is best to start on the bottom of the feet. The foot charts that I have created may seem a little different from the standard reflexology charts. I found that while testing the electrical currents with the frequency monitor that the contact points were a little different than those shown on standard foot charts. The Vita Flex charts are based on electrical frequency tracing, which is more accurate."

The details of the sequence of this technique can be found in the "Essential Oils Desk Reference". Also, you can obtain a book about it by Tom Woloshyn as well as a DVD (or videotape) with Tom Woloshyn giving instruction in Vitaflex. These along with many other essential oil related books and media are available through See the Library for details

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