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Let me preface this post by saying I have read many articles and testimonials about the healing power of essential oils. I also personally know people who incorporate essential oils into their everyday lives with tremendous results. So, believe it or not, I have no problem with essential oils themselves, nor do I challenge their benefits.
Here's what I do challenge: essential oils make modern medicine obsolete. That is simply not true. One doctor wife from my forum posted an article from her Facebook feed written by a natural healer. This woman claimed she had healed more people in a year than a doctor who worked 20+ years to achieve their education. I have read other similar claims to this, and it makes me shake my head in disbelief.
Let me ask you, can an essential oil save a man suffering from a gunshot wound like my husband has been dealing with this week in an emergency room? Can an essential oil deliver a baby by C-section when mother and baby's lives are in danger? Can an essential oil vaccinate against the flu? Essential oils didn't save me when I needed an emergency appendectomy earlier this year.
Essential oils are NOT medicine. They CANNOT perform the same functions. And my husband, plus the countless other men and women in the medical field who have sacrificed their financial futures, families and personal well-being in the service of others, do not deserve such disrespect to their profession. Attacking another profession is not the way to elevate your own.
As I hope I have communicated, my issue with essential oils is not in the oils themselves, their benefits or the people who use them. My issue is with the attitude essential oils can save lives in the same way modern medicine can. There's just no competition for this medical wife.