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No Jet Lag At All On Trip From Singapore To USA


Author: Albert A.
Skill: Herbalist
Date: 09-21-2014
Views: 3,130
Word Count: 335
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10201-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have just returned from a great trip from the US on September 16, 2014, after spending about two and a half weeks covering Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Overall, the flight duration from Singapore to my final destination in the US (San Antonio) and vice versa, via Seoul, lasted almost 24 hours each way. On each trip, I had absolutely ZERO experience of any jet lag and no adverse physiological experiences.

I would like to share my secret....

Throughout the flight journey (at intervals of 6 hours or so), I would apply Lavender, Geranium, and Cedarwood essential oils on my forehead, temples, and wrists... and also inhale them. Occasionally I would also inhale and apply the Valor and PanAway oil blends on my palms, wrists and lower back to help overcome the discomfort of being constrained to the cabin seat for such a long journey.

Another important thing which I did was, upon approaching my final destination, I would look at the sky through the airplane window and connect my senses and body clock to the light outside. Just prior to landing, I would inhale Geranium essential oil, followed by Cedarwood essential oil. And upon landing, I would try to maximize my exposure to the outdoor environment.

I have realized that it really didn't matter whether the arrival times were in the daytime or nighttime, as I had the benefit of experiencing both day and night. I arrived at San Antonio, TX at around noon, while for my return trip home, I arrived at Singapore at midnight.

I believe the human body's innate intelligence has the ability to connect with the natural environment time, if only we expose ourselves -- and conscious senses -- to the natural environment. It is like having the most perfect GPS system in our bodies!

Having done all these things, I must say that I had absolutely no jet lag experience or body aches. I returned to work the very next day, and my daily activities and work could proceed without any unpleasant physiological disruptions.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mental-health — "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: exhaustion,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: mental-health — "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: mental-health — "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: mental-health — "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: mental-health,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
7.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
8.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link

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