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Clary Sage For Hot Flashes, Menopause, Insomnia


Author: Dianna W.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 10-17-2007
Views: 65,535
Word Count: 485
Questions Received: 20
Testimonial ID: 2484-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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There is good news for all those annoying menopause symptoms. The symptoms of menopause have many contributing factors so I keep the following oils close at hand when symptoms appear:

Clary Sage
Geranium
Peppermint
Valor
Trauma Life
NingXia Red

For hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, I use Clary Sage for its hormone balancing ability. I dilute my clary, 15 drops of Clary Sage to 4ml of carrier oil. I keep this in a roll-on bottle by my bedside. Just one roll down the bottom of each foot and then a quick masSage to work it in and I sleep through the night with no night sweats and no 2 am wake up.

Clary Sage is a very effective oil and not much is needed to achieve the desired effect. Please note that Clary also enhances the sedative effects of alcohol and drugs so use extra sparingly if you must use these types of drugs. Yes, alcohol is a drug!

Geranium is another great hormone balancing oil that is best for daytime use because many find it to be stimulating. It too can be diluted in a quality carrier oil. Apply it to the bottom of feet, to the wrist or draw a line with it across the bottom of your tummy when you get out of the shower in the morning. In as little as 1 to 3 days you will probably notice the classic symptoms disappearing.

When using either Clary Sage or Geranium, you can use it intermittently as the symptoms appear. If you chose to use either of them daily, discontinue use after 3 weeks and wait a week before you start again.

Peppermint applied to the neck or temples is great quick fix relief from hot flashes. It does not help the hormonal imbalance but does improve circulation.

Valor and Trauma Life will help ease your way as you make the life changes demanded. Menopause is a time of change. Your body is asking you to recognize a different phase of your life and honor it. This means we have to redefine who we are as women. Valor gives us the strength and courage to become who we are meant to be. Trauma Life helps us release the pain of past lessons so we can be free to embrace our future.

And please, if you are not drinking NingXia Red, start now! I believe NingXia Red helps your changing metabolism stay more balanced.
Hormones play such an important role in all the body systems that affect metabolism hence the range of symptoms you see. NingXia not only provides some great anti-oxidants but it also helps your body efficiently use the fuels you supply it with.

Menopause is asking us to change. This does not have to be a traumatic time if we gracefully accept the invitation to step into a new role. Finding ways to provide your body with it's new requirements and embracing the new journey ahead will ease this time in your life.

Blessings,

Dianna


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood-swings,perimenopause-/-menopause — "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: hormones — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
3.Associated topics: hormones — "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.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "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.Associated topics: hormones — "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
6.Associated topics: mood-swings — "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
7.Associated topics: mood-swings — "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
8.Associated topics: mood-swings,hormones — "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

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