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Increasing Charlotte's Awareness And Speech

Author: Kathy D.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 01-07-2015
Views: 6,818
Word Count: 402
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10040-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Before starting the Reconnect Collection, we used Copaiba, Orange, and Brain Power essential oils daily for two weeks while my daughter Charlotte was off from school. She was amazing! Her temperament improved greatly, and she was very engaged. Her articulation continued to improve.

We started the Reconnect Collection about a week and a half ago. At first I did exactly as the instructions listed, but it did not feel right for us. After reading what other people said, I just went with my gut.

I started using InTouch and Reconnect on the back of Charlotte's neck and on the bottoms of her feet. I do use the Reconnect essential oil blend across her forehead, as they said in the Reconnect Collection instructions.

The biggest thing that really seems to show progress was diffusing Reconnect oil while sleeping. Susan had posted this, and it just made sense. That was definitely the wow factor. So now every morning when Charlotte wakes up, she is so aware and does something that just wows us.

We are staying at my mom's house right now. On the first morning Charlotte was here, she woke up, came downstairs by herself, sat down, put on her iPad, and watched the videos that she likes.

My mom came downstairs shortly after, and Charlotte said really loudly and excitedly, "Mum mum!" When I came downstairs (Charlotte had slept with my husband that night because I had the baby with me), she said hi and waved. Charlotte is not nonverbal, but a lot of her speech is one-word wants or scripting.

Charlotte is taking books, sitting with them, and making her own stories up using one or two words. Normally I read a book a hundred times, and then she has it memorized. But this time she is taking books we haven't even read yet!

Charlotte is loving attention right now, doing headstands and attempting somersaults (she actually did one). And she loves everyone praising her for doing stuff.

The biggest and my most favorite wow was yesterday. My husband asked Charlotte for a kiss, which is always accepted by her giving you the top of her head for you to kiss -- she never kisses. This time she walked over to my husband and KISSED him on the cheek! We both melted. Then I asked for one, and she gave me one on my cheek -- my first real kiss from my little girl since she was an infant!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
3.Associated topics: behavior — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
4.Associated topics: behavior — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
5.Associated topics: behavior — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
6.Associated topics: behavior — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
7.Associated topics: behavior,sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
8.Associated topics: behavior,sensory-processing-disorder,aspergers,autism — "The results indicate that children’s shared attention behaviors increased during aromatherapy massage and that other aspects of their behavior also changed over the course of the research. Family involvement in the study enabled these changes to be transferred from school to home.... Steve Solomons explores the implications of his research for new teaching and learning opportunities for children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties."Link

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