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Raindrop For Depression And Chronic Fatigue


Author: Deborah C.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 11-16-2005
Views: 8,414
Word Count: 472
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 1091-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Of particular note is the very promising result I have seen in my clients with depression and/or chronic fatigue, as the two often go hand in hand. I view both as "emotional suppression programs" where the common thread seems to be not speaking one's needs. Suppression of this nature often begins with childhood and weaves throughout the fabric of one's life, eventually manifesting physically as depression, chronic fatigue, diverticulitis (fill in the blank)... I have found essential oils may be effective in addressing stored emotion.

Several clients on depression meds relate that while the meds may allow them to "function," they often feel unable to release emotions and therefore feel more like "water backing up behind the dam." Most usually, it takes an outburst such as anger to skim the top off that backlog, but it is like temporary Band-Aid surgery. They remain for the most part overwhelmed and inert - basically unable to affect movement in their lives. After the Raindrop session, the most common response I receive is, "Wow, I feel so LIGHT." Where did it go? The look of hope is quite profound.
One client came with a long history of suppression, where as the middle child, she learned that good girls didn't ask for more than was offered and thus the pattern was set. The feeling that it was not okay to say, "I need help, I need love or no, I can't help you with that task"... on into adulthood where drugs and alcohol became coping tools. Various health issues followed, leading to years of chronic fatigue and depression, finally unable to work much less stray far from bed. It was a pleasure to watch this woman blossom like a flower as each session began to free her of the years and layers of emotional sludge, fatigue and hopelessness. At the same time, she began to speak her needs most eloquently, gently evolving relations with family and friends and especially with herself. It should go without saying, however, that every individual will have their own experience.
In essence, the human body is a spectacular storage vessel for trauma, emotions, stress... you name it, and it is stored on a cellular level in the tissue, organs, deep gut and spine, etc. As the oils move into the body, they may gently release all manner of stored "stuff," perhaps what the person is ready to release.

Clients who receive the Raindrop have reported tangible latitude and mobility in which to make healthy changes and move forward. Most evident are the sense of peace, renewed strength and clarity and that feeling of lightness. Each session addresses another layer, and this is the perfect precursor to the "Egyptian Emotional Clearing," which is the companion essential oil session that more directly addresses stored emotion, trauma, loss and abuse.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mental-health,mood,emotions — "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: chronic-fatigue,anxiety,depression — "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
3.Associated topics: anxiety,depression — "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
4.Associated topics: mental-health,mood,emotions,anxiety,depression — "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
5.Associated topics: mental-health,mood,anxiety,depression — "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
6.Associated topics: mental-health,mood,anger,anxiety,depression — "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
7.Associated topics: anxiety,depression — "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
8.Associated topics: mental-health,mood,emotions,anxiety — "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

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