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Hot Flashes & Sleep Improved With Progessence Plus


Author: Sandy R.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 09-21-2010
Views: 14,378
Word Count: 595
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4626-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I recently began using Young Living's Product Progessence Plus as a natural source of progesterone. I am really impressed with the effectiveness! I have tried Progesterone Cream but they did not work so well for me. I have been on a bio-identical form of Progesterone for years. Like so many women, it has been a bumpy road to learn how to effectively work with my fluctuating progesterone levels.

Initially I was only using about 2 drops of Progessence Plus on my arms and not seeing much change. I decided to increase my dose. That night, I had a headache before using the Progessence Plus. After applying 1 drop to both my forearms, the headache neither increased or decreased. After 5 minutes, I applied a 2nd dose. The headache decreased slightly. I continued applying 1 drop on each forearm for 4 applications, about 5 minutes apart.

With each application my headache decreased. This was pretty interesting experience! I began realizing that these evening headaches may be related to significant drops in my Progesterone levels! With the 5th and 6th applications, I placed 1 drop on each carotid artery on either side of my neck.

After 15 minutes without any more doses, the headache began to return slightly. So I applied a 7th dose on the carotid arteries again. In using about 12 drops total within 30 minutes on my arms and carotid arteries the headache disappeared! My head got very clear and I began feeling very relaxed. This was a total of 12 drops in about 30 minutes. Since it is also supposed to help you relax and sleep, I added even more drops. I fell asleep easily. What a blessing!

The reason I used such small amounts is that I tend to be VERY sensitive to products and I like to see what the effects happen with varying doses and over time. Doing this slowly gives me a good barometer of the effects something is having on my system.

Two nights in a row, I awoke in the middle of the night with a hot flash. I used about 4 more drops and the flash left within minutes!!! And then I fell back asleep easily for a sound 5-6 hours - a deeper and longer sleep than I have had for awhile.

I didn't realize so many of these things may be from my progesterone level dropping! Wow! Another added bonus, my breast tissue is much less dense and is actually softer - that sounds weird, but it is true. That is with 3 days of using about 20-25 drops from the afternoon into the night. I found this to be pretty impressive. I wonder what Progessence Plus can do for really dense breast tissue and so many other hormone related issues! I continue to use my bio-identical Progesterone as I experiment with using this natural source in Progessence Plus Serum.

After a month of using Progessence Plus, I continue to experience the benefits. I only need about 8-10 drops in the evenings/nights now. My sleep patterns have continued to improve with more hours of deeper, more restful sleeping. My emotions are more balanced, I overall am more relaxed, and my PMS was a breeze with few symptoms. Now, if I begin to feel a headache coming on, I add more Progessene Plus until it goes away. If I feel a night sweat or hot flash coming on, I use a few drops and they disappear!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: moods,emotions-/-feelings,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: sleep — "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: estrogen-dominance,hormones,progesterone — "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: moods,emotions-/-feelings — "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: moods — "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: moods,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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