Straightening Scoliosis With Chiropractic and YL Essential Oils

ygpC0E7GREAT NEWS for children and adults with scoliosis! Here is the story.

One of my patients, a 12 year old female is  a wonderful, active, young person. She came in yesterday with her Mom and Sister. We have been treating her for scoliosis Since December of 2012.


A Diagnosis is Made

This young person was originally diagnosed with scoliosis by the Twin Cities Spine Center. Her x ray on November 30th,  2012, indicated a 22 degree scoliosis of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae.


Patient is Evaluated

Shortly after this diagnosis the Mom decided to bring her daughter into our clinic. She was evaluated on December 7th, 2012. Due to positive findings in her evaluation, I determined that it was most likely possible to significantly reduce the degree of scoliosis. 


 Treatment Begins

We began treatment with Sacro Occipital Technique and Koren Specific Technique, both chiropractic techniques. Following these therapies I utilized the essential oil blend from Young Living, called Valor on the patient’s spine. Additionally, I performed Neuro Modulation Technique, a bio energetic technique for other, non-related issues of health.

For spinal correction I also recommended Young Living Essential Oil Raindrop Sessions weekly, and the use of Valor on the daughter’s spine and Vita Flex points for the spine on the feet.


From 22 Degrees to 14 Degrees in Four Months

Since beginning care at the clinic she has received FOUR chiropractic treatments not including yesterday’s treatment. The family has had time for only FOUR Raindrop sessions over the four months of time, however; but the Mom did use Valor and other oils on her daughter’s spine and Vita Flex points for the spine almost daily.

Recently on April 12, 2013, the patient was re-evaluated by the Twin Cities Spine Center. An x ray was taken. Her physician at the center was shocked that her scoliosis had decreased by 36%!  According to the Spine Center physician, he rarely sees improvement at all in a growing child.


The Effectiveness of Chiropractic and Young Living Essential Oils

We were so pleased when the Mom shared this news with us yesterday, bringing in the before and after images. There was an incredible improvement. To see it on the film is quite a powerful experience.

It demonstrates the effectiveness of Chiropractic (when the hip line is properly leveled), and Young Living essential oils and Raindrop for scoliosis.


Our Plan 

We will continue to do our best to completely resolve the curvature of the spine in this wonderful young person. She also has bilateral pronation of her ankles, influencing bunion development, so we are working with reduction of the challenges in her feet and toes.


Additional Information

Note on the x ray illustration: The x ray I have used to demonstrate scoliosis visually in this post is NOT the x ray of this child. The child’s x ray degree of scoliosis started out slightly less than the curvature in this illustration x ray.

About Dr. Pat

I am a practicing natural health care physician and educator committed to helping others overcome pain and suffering, restore function, and lead healthier, happier, longer, and more spiritually fulfilled lives.


  1. I was diagnosed with right sided scoliosis 27 years ago and have had worsening right sided mid back pain and very tight enlarged muscles on the right side since then. I have been under continuous chiropractic care since diagnosed, and have used YL oils for years, including raindrop. I also have been going for a therapeutic massage (with neuro muscular reprograming) every few weeks for the last few years. All of this yields temporary relief lasting about a week. Then a few weeks ago I slipped at home on carpeted stairs and fell backward, hiting my upper back hard as I bumped my way down the stair, landing hard on my outstretched right arm. I wrenched my right shoulder blade out of alignment and have had severe upper back pain across both sides of my back, especially when bending over or attempting to pick something up. I have had 3 chiropractic treatments since then and another therapeutic massage with some improvement in the back and shoulder pain, but my shoulder blade is out of alignment again and very painful, and my right sided back muscles are tight and painful from the neck to the hip. I am at my wits end trying to help myself and feel discouraged. I do not think my chiropractor pays much attention to measuring or leveling my pelvis, and he does not use the oils., although I have to say he is very experienced and my back does crack when he adjusts me and I have some temporary short lived relief. Can you suggest a chiropractor in the San Francisco Bay Area (near San Rafael, CA)? Also, if you have any other thoughts about my condition. Thank you.

  2. I was diagnosed with scoliosis 27 years ago as an adult, and have constant tight hypertrophied muscles on the right side of my back. I have been receiving chiropractic care regularly since I was diagnosed with improvement that lasts usually 1-2 weeks. About two weeks ago I slipped on home carpeted stairs, falling backward and landing hard on my back as I went down the stairs. I also injured my right arm and shoulder blade bracing with my arm to stop the fall. My back pain and shoulder pain has been severe since then, and I think my shoulder blade is out of alignment again. Despite 3 chiro adjustments since the fall the pain remains severe in the shoulder, and in the upper back especially when bending over or trying to pick something up. I have not had xrays. I have been using Raindrop YL oils on my spine for a long time with minor effect. I do not know that my chiropractor places much emphasis on leveling the pelvis. Do you know a good chiropractor in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Rafael, CA)? I have almost constant right mid back pain and I would be so grateful for some improvement! Thank you.

    • Hi Ann,
      I’m sorry to hear of your challenges! Back pain can be so difficult.

      I use a combination of SOT/KST and sometimes activator. All have a strong emphasis on aligning the pelvis. Just a note – “cracking” the spine does not necessarily bring long term improvement in one’s spinal alignment. I generally no longer use traditional adjusting, or “cracking” technique.

      There appears to be a good doctor at Balance Chiropractic in San Rafael. He is certified in SOT. The web address is: name is Dr. Jonathan B. Smith. I do not know him personally, however. You could call his office for information on becoming a patient. Good luck to you!

  3. Hi Dr. Pat,

    How are you. I just want to ask if is it possible that my mild thoracic dextroscoliosis can be back to normal by doing some exercise like swimming, stretching etc.? How worst is my case? I hope you can give me some advice to get rid of my scoliosis. Thank you.

    • General exercise has not been found to correct scoliosis. As per my responses to others, you need to work with a chiropractor, who includes pelvic leveling in his/her technique, who could assess whether you have pelvic tilting which is contributing to your scoliosis. If you do, chiropractic correction as well as Raindrop sessions can be very helpful.

  4. Eya Astorga says:

    Hi Dr. Pat,

    I am from the Philippines and I have a son with 45 degree curvature. How do I apply the valir oil to my son?

    ThAnk you,


    • Please see my other recommendations. With a curvature of this level your son needs to be seen by a qualified chiropractor who will check to see if your son’s pelvis is not level. He or she can correct that to help with the spinal curvature. That said, Valor is simply dripped onto the length of the spine and massaged into the skin.You may also massage it into the spinal reflex points on the feet (Consult foot reflexology).

  5. Eya Astorga says:

    Hi Dr. Pat,

    I am from the Philippines and I have a son with 45 degree curvature. How do I apply the valir oil to my son?

    ThAnk you,


    • Please see my answer below in that Valor independently may not be sufficient to make a difference with such a large degree of scoliosis. A chiropractor who works with pelvic imbalance would be very helpful.

      That said, simply drip drops of Valor along the spine and massage them into the spine. You can also put Valor on the spinal reflex areas corresponding to the spine – Search Foot Reflexology for corresponding areas – on the feet. These both should be done twice daily.

  6. Marie F. Venzon says:

    Hi Dr. Pat,
    I know this may sound impossible, but i need your help. Im from Manila, Philippines.. My youngest son Adriane was diagnosed with 33 deg. double scoliosis last november 2014.. Last April 2016 it shoot up to 49 / 37 deg.. my boss told me about young living oils, shes just researching more about valor and asking me to research for other options or kinds of oils.. maybe you could please help us.. thanks in advance

    • I am sorry to hear about your son’s spinal challenges. I do not know if you have chiropractors in Manila but if you do you should take your son for treatment. Chiropractic can be very helpful with scoliosis if the hip line is not level. That is, if the pelvis is improperly positioned, it can be corrected. This treatment in conjunction with Raindrop Therapy with Raindrop essential oils, which includes Valor blend, has proven to be very helpful. We do both therapies at our clinic, but they could be done independently of each other by individual practitioners. Good luck to you!

  7. Dr. Pat,

    I have adult scoliosis with a double cure. I live south of San Antonio, TX. Do you know of any doctors that could help me with this method?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Janet,
      I am sorry that I do not personally know of anyone in your area doing SOT or Raindrop Technique. Here is a website for SOT. You could get their phone number on their website and call them to see if they can refer anyone who is doing the technique in San Antonio.

      I am also posting a listing for a group that does Raindrop training. They may be able to direct you to someone doing this technique in your area.

      The best situation would be to find a SOT doctor who did Raindrop as well, or a SOT doctor who would work with you while you also had Raindrop sessions with someone else. Often times massage therapists have taken Raindrop training. Good luck!

    • Earthwise Natural Therapeutices says:

      Dear Pat,
      In response to the above comments, I live in San Antonio, am a LMT, CST and a LDT. I give raindrop treatments.
      May I network with you?

  8. Kristina says:

    Besides valor, which I think is no longer available from young living, do you know what other oils the mom used on her daughter’s spine? Thanks!

    • Valor is still available to members of Young Living. Currently, each member is limited to one 5ml bottle per month. I highly recommend it for the spine. This is what the mother used regularly on her daughter’s spine. Other than Valor, the Raindrop oils were used (See YL Website) when Raindrop was performed. Good luck!

  9. Lindsey Strok says:

    I would like information about treating scoliosis in adults. I have scoliosis that is continually getting better throughout my 20’s due to physical therapy, Pilates, and classical ballet. I’m interested in trying this as well:)

    • I’m sorry Lindsey, it looks like I missed your comment. Treating scoliosis in adults is no different than treating it in a younger person. We check the alignment of the pelvis and use treatment to correct that along with the essential oils. You must have the pelvis leveled if it is not level. I like the techniques KST and SOT, in chiropractic to do this.

  10. Jennifer and Dwight McCall says:

    I would appreciate information on treating infantile scoliosis (severe) using young living essential oils. Testimonials would be interesting too. Our child is 17 months and will be casted In June in London.

    • I regret that I do not have information or experience in treating infantile scoliosis. And yet, it is certainly worth trying these procedures. I would recommend visiting a chiropractor who uses YL essential oils. Look for gentle chiropractic, specifically KST and/or SOT, in treating children along with the essential oils. Raindrop could also be done with the more gentle oils, and diluted oils in the Raindrop procedure. Good luck to you!

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