Working With The Life Force

Group Contributions

This page contains contributions from the group members that may be found useful. The subject matter aligns with TCM and can vary with aspects of Chi Kung, Herbal, Accu Points, Massage and Diet.


Oregano Oil - Julie Kasza

Oregano is classed as one of the more powerful and versatile oils. It contains a high concentration of both carvacol and thymol,two phenol chemicals having cleansing properties. Oregano oil uses both components, thus making it one of the best household cleansing agents known within the use of essential oils. Oregano oil can be taken internally to help support the immune system, improve the respiratory function, and to maintain healthy digestion.

It is very effective with a few drops in the cup of a steam vaporiser for cold and flu - a towel over head - and even breaths in and out through the nose. If the nasal passages are restricted a spray with something like Becanase may help.

A Short Summary On Other Uses:

  • An excellent source of antioxidants.
  • Can be added to foods and sauces for flavouring - be careful to add sparingly.
  • For assisting recovery from cold and flu affecting the respiratory system. Add just one drop to a glass of water. Alternatively add one drop to a veggie cap, and add in another oil such as olive to help with possible reflux, and take.
  • May be added to the cup of a steam or cold vaporizer for increasing the humidity of a room if occupied by someone with a cold or flu.
  • Added to the cup of a steam or cold vaporizer for deodorizing a room.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Onion Skin - Julianne Christie

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Managing Autoimmune Issues With Mushrooms - Julianne Christie

An article on the health benefits of different mushrooms. I drink an extract of 6 different mushrooms every day - well most days... I certainly know it when I forget for a couple of days! Drinking the extract has reduced inflammation throughout my body and reduced arthritic pain to zero. So I definitely know when I've missed a few days, because the pain in my hands is back, and I feel varying levels of pain throughout the rest of my body. So I drink the mushrooms again and the pain is gone after a day. I swear by this stuff!