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Why Clockwise Circles?


Why Clockwise Circles & Clarification on What is Clockwise

Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Volume 2, Number 6 (Revised and Corrected)
September/October 2004


1. Why Clockwise Circles? 
2. Clarification on What is Clockwise

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information in this newsletter is not meant
to diagnose, prescribe, or substitute for professional medical
assistance. It is provided as information only for your better
understanding of holistic health. In case of medical need, please
consult an appropriate licensed professional.


1. Why Clockwise Circles?
by David Stewart, PhD, RA

In applying essential oils, healing aromatherapists teach us
to “energize” the oil with a “clockwise” spin. This is often
done by placing the desired number of oil drops in the palm of
our non-dominant hand (usually the left) and then stirring the
oil in small clockwise circles with one or more fingers of the
other hand. It can also be done directly on the site where oils
are applied. Why is this done? And is there a scientific basis
for it?

The reason it is done is because it has been observed,
empirically, that the therapeutic effectiveness of the oil is
increased by this procedure. Thus, we say “the oil has been
energized.” This is something you can verify yourself.

The concept dates back thousands of years to Chinese
medicine where the yin and yang principles are said to rotate
in opposite directions, both clock and counterclockwise.
According to Chinese principles in cooking food, if one stirs
clockwise it corresponds to balancing conditions within the
human body that may be unbalanced if stirred

The science behind this practice is as follows: There are certain
chemical compounds that can exist as pairs. They have the same
formula, but the atoms are put together in such a way that
there are two versions. These are called chiral isomers with
each member of the pair being the mirror image of the other,
like a right and a left-handed pair of gloves. Hundreds of
compounds in essential oils are chiral in nature.

The word, chiral, comes from the Greek, cheiro, meaning hand.
Chiral pairs are designated as being d-isomers where d = dexter
(meaning right in Latin) or l-isomers where l = laevus (meaning
left in Latin).

For reasons known only to God, the major molecules that
make up living systems on earth are all chiral in the same way.
This is true for all terrestrial plants, animals and micro-
organisms. Amino acids are the basic molecular building material
of living matter. All amino acids are l-isomers (left-handed).
Right-handed amino acids can be made in a laboratory, but
they are all dead and are not found in living organisms.

Proteins are macromolecules built of amino acids present in
all living cells. About 50% of your body’s dry weight is protein.
Proteins are major structural components in all of our bodily
tissues. They also catalyze our chemical processes as enzymes,
transport oxygen, serve as hormones, regulate bodily functions,
and make life possible as we know it. Whatever their role, each
protein molecule is built from the levo-chiral molecules of amino
acids. Levo-chiral molecules, and all substances built from
them, always twist clockwise.

From dinosars to the tinest protozoans and viruses. the living
proteins of this planet are all helical with a clockwise twist. This
includes the molecules of DNA. Counterclockwise proteins and
strands of DNA do not exist on planet earth as normal
substances. Simple counterclockwise proteins have been
synthesized in a lab, but they are dead, having no place in the
lifeforms of this world.

The insistence of nature on just one chiral form in the
molecules of terrestrial organisms is called “homochirality”
by scientists. It is possible that the proteins of
extraterrestrial creatures could be counterclockwise. We
only know that on earth, at a microscopic level, all life turns
in a clockwise direction. If an organism or living entity was
discovered on earth whose genes and proteins were all counter-
clockwise, you could know for a certainty that they were aliens
from another planet. This fact could be the basis for a good
science fiction movie.


There are some exceptions to the homochirality of proteins.
The earth possesses a global magnetic field with a north-south
polarity due to ferric minerals and movements in the core the
earth. However, at the earth’s surface one experiences
significant variations in the measurable field due to latitude
and the magnetism of local rocks, ores, and crystalline mineral
deposits. There are also dynamic electric fields (called Telluric
currents) that move and change continually over the earth’s
surface that move differently from place to place.

This give rise to a phenomena called “geopathology.” In other
words, some places on the earth are more in electromagnetic
harmony with human function than others. Living in some
locations support health, wellness, and strength while others
promote sickness and weakness. The unhealthy places are
said to produce “geopathic stress.” People living in such
geographically unfavorable places have higher rates of cancer
and other diseases. What is interesting is that measurements
of the blood of people living under geopathic stress find
reverse polarized proteins. They rotate counterclockwise.
When these people move to a different place, their blood cells
return to the normal clockwise twist and their health improves.
Cancer patients, in general, are found to have reverse twisted
proteins in their blood. If the cancer goes away, the proteins
return to their normal clockwiseness.

These examples of counterclockwise rotation do not change
the fact that all proteins created on earth have a clockwise
twist. It is just that in certain situations, the surrounding electro-
magnetic fields or other forces can acually unwind some proteins,
including our DNA, and turn them backwards. When this happens,
we have an abnormal situation. If not corrected, physical, mental,
and/or emotional sicknesses will inevitably insue.

There are times when counterclockwise motions are used in
healing. For example, in getting access to repressed emotions
or forgotten memories of traumatic experiences, those who
do emotional release work with oils sometimes make small
counterclockwise circles on the temples of the client to “unwind
the DNA” to gain access to these subconscious memories.
However, before the close of the session, clockwise circles
are made to restore the DNA back to its normal helical twist.

Getting back to essential oils, when we make clockwise circles
before applying them, we are placing a spin on the molecules
that enables them to more easily engage with the proteins in
every cell of our bodies as well as the strands of DNA that
form our cellular intelligence. Thus energized, essential oil
molecules can enter our bodies turning in synchrony and
harmony, spinning in the same direction as our body parts on
a microscopic level. In this way the oils can more effectively
administer their therapeutic powers. For cancer patients or
persons living in geopathogenic places or who work in man-made
electromagnetic environments that have reversed some of their
proteins and set them up for sickness—properly polarized and
energized essential oils can restore these twisted proteins back
to their normal clockwise spin, thus setting the person back on
the path to wellness.

For more practical information on the consequences of
geopathology and electromagnetic fields in general, and what
you can do about them, see the excellent book, Electromagnetic
Pollution, by DeVita available from CARE.

NOTE: This is an extract from a new book to be released before
the end of 2004, probably in November. It's title is THE CHEMISTRY
OF ESSENTIAL OILS MADE SIMPLE and its author is Dr. David
Stewart (Ph.D.) The subtitle of the book is GOD'S LOVE MANIFEST
IN MOLECULES. The book will be a little over 700 pages long. When
published it will be available from CARE at (800) 758-8629 or at
the CARE website, www.RaindropTraining.com. Price will be
$34.95 plus $6 s&h.

See also, Supplement to this issue of the Raindrop Messenger for Dr. Stewart's article, "Clarification on What is Clockwise."


Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846


Raindrop Messenger Archive

Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Volume 2, Number 6 (Supplement)
September/October 2004


1. Clarification on What is Clockwise

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information in this newsletter is not meant
to diagnose, prescribe, or substitute for professional medical
assistance. It is provided as information only for your better
understanding of holistic health. In case of medical need, please
consult an appropriate licensed professional.


1. Clarification on What is Clockwise
By David Stewart

In my recent article on why we make clockwise circles when
applying essential oils, there was one point I did not make
because I was trying to keep it short and simple. A full answer
would have complicated the article and made it too long.
A longer more complete version of the article that addresses
this point will appear in my upcoming book, The Chemistry
of Essential Oils Made Simple.

The point is this. Since the article has been broadcast over
the internet a week ago, a number of people have asked the
question: What is clockwise? This is a very good question
since clockwiseness depends on your point of reference.
As you will see, answer to this question goes beyond
chemistry and the physical sciences, which is one reason
I chose not to include it with the recent article.

For example, if you make circles on the palm of your hand
that are clockwise from your viewpoint, the base of your
fingers would be 12 oclock and 3 oclock would be to your right.
If you held the palm of your hand away from you and someone
else made clockwise circles on your palm from their point of
reference, your view, from the back of your hand, would see
them going in a counterclockwise direction. Thus, the same
circles would be clockwise to them, counterclockwise to you.
It is like a ceiling fan that appears to turn clockwise when
viewed from the floor but counterclockwise when viewed
from the ceiling above.

As another example, you have seen a lot of spirally turning
hurricanes on the news lately as viewed in the Northern hemi-
sphere looking down from space above the earth. You may have
noticed that they always turn counterclockwise from this
perspective. But from the ground surface looking up at the
hurricane, the turning direction is the opposite or clockwise.

The whole idea of making clockwise circles with essential oils
is to match the clockwise twist of our proteins and DNA. The
problem is that a clockwise circle in two dimensions on a
surface (like your palm) and a clockwise twist in three
dimensions in a protein are not the same thing. In actual
proteins and DNA molecules, we are not talking about making
a simple circle in a plane. We are talking about a three-
dimensional twisted helix which is clockwise turned
regardless of from which end you view it—whether from top
or bottom, from above or from below. Unlike the ceiling fan
or tropical storm whose apparent direction of turning
depends on the side from which you view it, the twist of
proteins is the same regardless of your point of perspective.
The difference comes from an added dimension.

By making clockwise circles on the oils with our fingers,
it is our intent to prepare the molecules to rotate in the
same direction as our proteins and, thus, make them more
readily absorbable. But this is only partly accomplished by
the physical act of making circles. It is also in response to
our intent to energize the oils in a direction that
synchronizes with our cells. The process works whether
one understands it or not and regardless of your point of
reference in choosing which way is clockwise. In making
clockwise circles, we are not able to actually mimic or
duplicate the three-dimensional nature of the clockwise
twist of our cellular proteins, but our intent is to do so and
the oils have a consciousness that understands that and
responds accordingly. Oils follow our heart’s intent, even
when our left-brain understanding is faulty or incomplete
and our physical motions (making clockwise circles) is an
imperfect representative of how the cellular proteins are
actually configured.

For a practical answer of what is clockwise, simply visualize
yourself standing in front of or looking down on the hand
with which you make the circles and make that motion
clockwise from your viewpoint. Don’t worry about anyone
else’s viewpoint. The intelligence of the oils will know what
you want them to do. Making the circles is a means of your
communicating with the oils by a sign language they
understand. But this is beyond chemistry and beyond
science as we know it.

I hope this answer makes things clear to you as to what
clockwise is all about and how and why going through
the motions of clockwise circles can improve the
therapeutic efficacy of essential oils. Think about it.


Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846

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