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Oils For Clear Thinking And A Sharper Mind


Author: Rondi S.
Date: 10-08-2004
Views: 10,412
Word Count: 307
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 387-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In 1999 I decided to take a 3 year course in Acupuncture. I had not studied full time for over 30 years and my first semester was a huge shock! My first semester classes were Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chinese Philosophy, Chemistry and Acupressure Massage! I was swamped but the chemistry was the subject that was the worst. I was seriously afraid I would fail the class.

One day I was doing some chemistry problems and I wasn't making any progress. A friend said why don't you try this and handed me a bottle of the Brain Power oil blend. I looked at the label and said I'm sure I could definitely use some Brain Power but what is this and how do I use it?

He said it's a blend of essential oils. You just inhale deeply first in one nostril, then the other nostril and then in both together. Imagine when you breathe in that you're drawing it across your brain. So I did that and then I went back to the chemistry problem I was working on and as soon as I looked at it, I got it! Not only that I realized that it was really quite simple.

I got some Brain Power and then I heard about a study in which Peppermint was diffused in a classroom of students and they did 28% better on their exams than the class who didn't get the Peppermint. So I bought a bottle of Peppermint too. These two oils became my constant study companions during the rest of the semester, in class and at home.

My results at the end of the term were that I got 90% in Chemistry and was second in my class! I was so impressed with the results these essential oils gave me that I changed my course to Aromatherapy!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: mental — "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
3.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
4.Associated topics: mental — "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 — "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 — "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: mental — "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
8.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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