Experiential Evidence: What is it? Can it be trusted?

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There is so much to be said for scientific studies. We all love to see validation of the things we love. So what if there isn't an official study done on something you've been looking into? Does that negate all the positive first hand experiences? Does that make personal experiences invalid? I don't think so.

Giving something a try is how you gain experiential evidence. It is "validation based on accumulated experiences, skills, and intuition". It has been a key element of our development as a species. Thousands of years ago our ancestors knew which plants were safe to eat or could be used for medicinal purposes not through strict laboratory testing, but through trial and error.

Fortunately, we live in a time when we have the benefit of scientific and experiential evidence. We don't have have try out roots and berries only to learn learn the hard way that they are harmful. We have plenty of science backed facts that keep us from using dangerous substances or from using generally safe substances in harmful ways. For example, doTERRA is able to clearly state which essential oils can be taken internally because of scientific research and testing.

So, can experiential evidence be trusted when it comes to essential oils? The answer is a resounding, YES! As you use essential oils, you will learn what is effective for you and your family. Because doTERRA provides guidelines for using their oils safely, you can feel good about making your home your personal laboratory. By all means, study the research for yourself, but you will find that the best evidence comes from your own experiences. As you continue to use trusted oils and try new ones, you will build a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience that you can use to support your family's wellness. Soon you will find yourself sharing your experiences with others because you will be amazed at your results. We'd love to hear about your experiences using essential oils. Please share in a comment.

If you don't already have an account to purchase doTERRA oils at a discount, why not? You can believe me and the millions of others who love and use our accounts. Another form of experiential evidence right?

I can help you figure out the best ways to get these oils into your own home to start start gathering your own evidence. Click the button below to learn more about the purchasing options. 

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*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

 

Reference: The Power of Experiential Evidence, doTERRA Living Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013

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