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 modality with essential oils. The fullest description of how he uses it with essential oils appears in the "how-to" book you can find in the Library.

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. ...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. ...This technique was believed to have originated in Tibet many thousands of years ago, long before acupuncture was ever discovered.

"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...

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."

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