Dyslexia, also know as Developmental Reading Disorder, is
a learning disorder usually noted among children but is a
lifelong disorder and in some case will not be recognized
until adulthood. There are not medical suggestions for
preventing or curing the condition.
Dyslexia is not a measure of intelligence and most
children with the disorder can succeed very well in school.
Also it is not a result of impaired hearing or vision but
rather a condition wherein the brain does not recognize or
process symbols in the expected way. Symptoms of dyslexia
include the common transposition of letters or numbers but
may also include difficulty in recognizing words, difficulty
in determining meanings of a sentence or not being able to
construct or recognize rhyming patterns.
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Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Frankincense, Lemon, Peppermint, VetiverC
Essential oils based
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
One drop each Frankincense, Lemon, Peppermint taken
internally in a capsule. Some suggest using the oils under
the tongue or topically on brain stem or suboccipital
triangle below and behind the ear. Experiment with drops,
application and frequency
to individual needs.
Life Long Vitality supplements for nutrition and also
consider Vetiver or other oils common for ADHD, etc. that
cross the blood-brain barrier.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Lisa - Has anyone
had any successes with essential oils and Dyslexia?
Please let me know. Thanks!
Jan - Ha, Yes! I am dyslexic, and have
had great success with Peppermint, Lemon and Frankincense
(in a capsule, one drop once a week). Whenever I need to
"remember" I grab my Peppermint. If my typing or reading is
starting to reverse, I grab my Peppermint; swipe a drop on
the back of my tongue and everything starts to straighten
out. Helps to keep me alert too. Also I drink Lemon, Wild
Orange and Grapefruit in my water daily...all day long. Been
doing this for at least 10 years now, but just recently saw
the difference the Peppermint has made. I wasn't putting
that in my water. Oh, and I sometimes add the cinnamon.
What Science & Research are saying
Essential Oils and ADD/ADHD
Editor's note: The following
research is oft quoted and suggested to be published in the
AMA Journal. We have not be able to verify that this
is in an official
In a two year case study (1999-2001), Dr. Terry Friedmann
M. D. found significant results when children that had
previously been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were administered
therapeutic essential oils by inhalation. The essential oils
of Brain Power, Vetiver, Lavender and Cedarwood were used.
The oils were administered in this fashion: one oil was
administered by inhalation 3 times per day for 30 days. An
inhalation device was also used at night to administer a
continuous inhalation of oil. The inhalation of the oils
proved to settle the children's brain waves back into normal
patters and improved their scholastic performance and
behavioral patterns. The final results were:
• Lavender increased performance by 53%
• Cedarwood increased performance by 83%
• Vetiver increased performance by 100%.
This study will be published in the American Medical