My ODD Son Could Not Control His Angry Outbursts
Author: Kimber C.
Word Count: 250
Questions Received: 10
Testimonial ID: 10571-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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For years my 8-year-old son has been suffering with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and a horrible inability to control himself when he gets upset.
I have tried all kinds of essential oils, but two weeks ago I started a new blend on him that I made myself. This has changed our lives.
I sat at the table with my son last night and was in awe at how much this oil blend has changed him. He has not had a meltdown in over a week... no attitude... no nightmares... nothing.
In fact, this morning I braced myself because I had to take something away from him, and he basically blew me away! He said, "Oh here, mom, I should have listened the first time!" No screaming at me, no calling names, no fighting me... NOTHING!
So here is the essential oil blend I am using if anyone knows a child who is struggling with ODD or any type of ADD/ADHD. In a 15 ml bottle, I add the following:
1 bottle of Vetiver
50 drops of Cedarwood
50 drops of Peace & Calming
25 drops of Lavender
10 drops of Valor
Carrier oil (to fill the remaining space in the bottle)
Here is how we have been using this blend twice per day:
1 drop on the base of the right toe.
2 to 3 drops at the base of the skull/spine, swiping up.
3 drops of Lavender on the T-zone of the face.
I finally feel like we have a handle on this and am hoping that the best is yet to come!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."||Link|
|5.||"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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