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A High Blood Pressure Experience


Author: Millie T.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 03-07-2007
Views: 10,421
Word Count: 191
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1970-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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Our small mountain community (elevation 9,000 feet) was going to have a meeting one afternoon at the Community Center. The County was just finishing up a blood pressure clinic. My neighbor who had just been diagnosed with high blood pressure was physically feeling like it might be elevated, so she stepped into the room where the County people were and had it checked. It was up around 168/102. She was a little concerned since she had just been rushing around to get to the meeting.

She is also very concerned and sensitive to using products that she doesn't know about or understand. So when I offered for her to put a drop of Peace & Calming on her wrists, she refused. I then suggested she just sit and inhale it from the bottle for about five minutes. She did so, and then went into the other room again to have her blood pressure checked again.

By just inhaling the Peace & Calming, it helped relax her body to bring the blood pressure down to 138/84 which was much more tolerable for her until she got home.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hypertension,blood-pressure — "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
2.Associated topics: hypertension,blood-pressure — "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
3.Associated topics: heart — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
4.Associated topics: heart,blood-pressure — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
5.Associated topics: heart,hypertension,blood-pressure — "Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link

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