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Information presented herein is NOT intended to diagnosis, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease.

For the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition or concern, please consult with your own physician.

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Dr. David J. Doperak & Arizona Orthotics accept no liability for your topical application, inhalation or ingestion of essential oils.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Materials presented by Dr. David J. Doperak, an individual & proud Young Living Independent Member – NOT Young Living corporate.



We begin with this 2014 American Journal of Cancer Research REVIEW focused on the activity of essential oils and their components on various types of cancer.

Review: the highest level of evidence available within the peer-reviewed unbiased literature and published in the National Library of Medicine.

A review remains the best evidence undisputed champion!

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Here’s a small sampling of what researchers published:

  • antiproliferative activity on human prostatic adenocarcinoma
  • antiproliferative activity on human glioblastoma tumor cells T98G
  • strong growth-inhibitory effect on human malignant melanoma A375 cell line
  • inhibited the growth of human breast adenocarcinoma MDA-MB 231 cell line
  • antiproliferative activity on Caco-2 colon cancer cells
  • significant in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity on ovarian adenocarcinoma OVCAR-8
  • strong toxic effects on liver cancer cells HepG2
  • cytotoxic activity on uterus carcinoma Siha cell line
  • in vitro and in vivo cytotoxicity on bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma cell line NCI-H358M
  • cytotoxic activity against human oral cancer
  • showed cytotoxic activity on leukemia HL-60 cell line while…
  • significantly reduced cell viability of Vero cell line in a dose-dependent manner
  • potent antitumor activity against SW1353 cells in dose- and time-dependent manner
  • suppressed cell viability and increased cell death
  • significant antiproliferative activity against A375 cancer cell lines


Bagora Bayala, Imaël HN Bassole, Riccardo Scifo et al. Anticancer activity of essential oils and their chemical components – a review. American Journal of Cancer Research. 2014; 4(6): 591–607.


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Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

According to the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ cancer information summary about aromatherapy, “Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to support and balance the mind, body, and spirit.

It is used by patients with cancer mainly as a form of supportive care that may improve quality of life and reduce stress and anxiety.

Aromatherapy may be combined with other complementary treatments like massage therapy and acupuncture, as well as with standard treatments, for symptom management.”

PDQ: Physician Data Query.


PDQ® Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board. PDQ Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 8/13/2017.

Available at: Accessed 8/13/2017. [PMID: 26389261]


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Essential oils in a clinical setting?

A frequent and considerable concern regarding the use of essential oils in a clinical setting is that they are not FDA regulated and cannot claim to treat dis­ease.

In a medical facility, they may be used only for very specific indications, and the language surround­ing their use must be monitored.

For example, essen­tial oils can be said to “minimize discomfort” but not to “treat pain”; they can be used to “promote a sense of calm and well-being,” but not to “treat anxiety.”

At the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, a committee of three certified aromatherapy prac­titioners worked closely with a local essential oil sup­plier to develop blends of oils to assist patients with symptoms and general well-being.

 “It is the responsibility of the practitioner to investigate any supplier from which an essential oil is obtained to ensure that the oil has a known botanical origin, is of high quality, and has been tested for chemical makeup between batches.”

A good manufacturer will provide information about the location and climate in which the source plant was grown, harvest time and technique, and tests used to verify the chemical constituents in specific oils (the best practice being to conduct gas chromatography and mass spectrometry on each batch).”

Reference: Allard, M. Katseres, J. American Journal of Nursing, February 2016. Vol. 116, No.2.


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What’s this SEED to SEAL thing all about?


“Young Living Essential Oils is the only company dedicated to the medicinal use and application of essential oils that is able to guarantee oil quality from the seed to the seal” & “guarantees a genuine, pure essential oil that has the highest therapeutic efficacy.”

“Young Living Distilleries use steam distillation to separate aromatic constituents (essential oils) from plant material.”


Essential Oils Desk Reference. Life sciences publishing. 7th edition. November 2016.

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