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Oils To Help Care-Givers Of Dementia

Author: Dianna W.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 11-25-2006
Views: 13,602
Word Count: 348
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 1840-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My dad was diagnosed with dementia and related Picks disease with FTD about 4 years ago. If you are reading this post, you are probably already familiar with how stressing this illness can be for both the patient and the care-giver.

Dad's symptoms present with uncontrollable anger and loss of logic. I have found that diffusing the Peace & Calming oil blend has helped my dad on many days when he becomes agitated. If we are out of the house where I can not use my diffuser, I apply Peace & Calming directly below his ear lobes.

I have also found that the Valor oil blend gives me the strength I need on the days that dad's mood swings start wearing me down. I place a drop at the top of my spine and a drop at the base of my spine and soon feel the strength start coming back.

Also, I do not think I could find the energy to manage his life AND mine if I had not started a NingXia Red juice routine. I started with the recommended 1 ounce a day, but now drink 2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the afternoon.

I am feeling better than I have in years. And while it is not an oil-testimonial, I can not express enough how the prayers of friends and loved ones have helped me make it through.

Caregivers, please remember to take care of yourself as well as your loved one. They need you to be strong. Nourish your body with the healthy nutrients it needs (NingXia Red, EssentialZyme, Master-Hers or His)

Help your body while processing your emotions by using the essential oils (the Thieves oil blend or Immupower for immune support, Peace & Calming, Lavender or the Gentle Baby blend for frayed nerves)

Also, help your energy body and Spirit with the oils, prayer and necessary personal time. (The Valor, Humility, SARA, and Hope oil blends)

Generally with the oils and blends I will apply 3-5 drops undiluted on lower back, abdomen, ankles, wrists, neck or feet.

Blessings to you who dare to love deeply!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood-swings,emotions-/-feelings — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: mood-swings,emotions-/-feelings,anxiety-/-worry — "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.Associated topics: mood-swings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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
7.Associated topics: mood-swings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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

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