Withdrawals Would Cause Huge Depressive Outbreaks
Author: Shellina S.
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Testimonial ID: 10377-OR
Scientific Studies: 8
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I have battled depression for five years, and I have tried to get off the medication. But then I have always dealt with withdrawal issues, which have turned into huge depression outbreaks.
So in July 2014 I finally turned to my High and Almighty God to deliver me from this disease and from the withdrawals. I did not know that would be the last month that I would have to deal with daily medication.
I started using the following essential oils:
1. I applied Peace & Calming blend to my neck.
2. I inhaled and applied Valor blend to my wrists.
3. I applied Joy blend to my chest.
4. I applied Stress Away blend to my temples and on the back of my neck.
5. I smelled Peppermint and drank drops of it in my water for nausea and vomiting.
It literally took one month before I was completely off the meds and not dealing with depression anymore. The greatest thing that I have learned was that I got closer to my High and Almighty God, who delivered me completely from this disease!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antidepressant, antidepressants, depressant, depressants, prozac, celexa, zoloft, paxil, effexor, buspar, wellbutrin, lexapro, addiction, addict, addicted.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."||Link|
|2.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|3.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|4.||"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|
|5.||"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|
|6.||"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.||"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|
|8.||"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|
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