While Young Living’s current product catalog avoids making extravagant claims about the healing effects of Young Living products, some distributors have made claims about the healing power of essential oils on their own websites and in letters and e-mails to their downline distributors.
While Young Living’s current product catalog avoids making extravagant claims about the healing effects of Young Living products, some distributors have made claims about the healing power of essential oils on their own websites and in letters and e-mails to their downline distributors. According to one website , a user of Young Living Essential Oils products stated that he would “make history” once essential oils cured his serious disease.
On one of Gary Young's official websites it is stated that in "1985: He received his master's degree in nutrition. Young then went on to earn his doctorate in Naturopathy from Bernadean University."
Eva F. Briggs, M.D. states the following regarding Young's credentials: "And what about Young’s claims to be an N.D., or naturopathic doctor? They are false. His “degree” is a worthless piece of paper purchased from a notorious diploma mill called Bernadean University. With this worthless credential, Young has never been licensed to practice naturopathy in Utah or any place else." Dr. Briggs' statement is supported by Bernadean's website which states that "tuition rate is $200.00 per subject for Associate and Bachelor programs. The tuition rate is $300.00 per subject for Master and Doctor programs."
Gary Young invented and promotes a technique called "Raindrop Therapy" that promotes the use of large quantities of undiluted essential oils dropped directly on the skin (though the essential oils can be diluted with a carrier oil). In the USA, The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy(NAHA), has determined that:
"Raindrop Therapy" technique as developed by Mr. Gary Young is not to be regarded as a best practice because:
- It promotes the unsafe use of essential oils, putting people at risk of skin irritation and
- There is no published empirical substantiation to support its claims that RDT is a "tool for assisting the body in correcting
defects in the curvature of the spine, such as scoliosis."
Additional information on essential oils can be can be found on NAHA's website, along with general safety information on their use.
There is an online rebuttal to various negative claims asserted by Quack Watch.
Adapted from the Wikipedia article Young Living Essential Oils, under the G. N. U. Free Documentation License. Please also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki