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A Good Oil For Anxiety & Panic Attacks


Author: Jackie M.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 11-05-2011
Views: 15,481
Word Count: 230
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 6502-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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A client came to me suffering with anxiety and panic attacks. These attacks were severe and he was rushed to the hospital fearing a heart attack. After the doctor pronounced that his heart was in great shape, that he was having a severe panic attack and he that he should see his primary care physician.

He saw the doctor, who prescribed medication, but he did not want to take it because of all the side effects. He came to me hoping that there might be something he could do to avoid taking drugs.

I gave him a few drops of Idaho Balsam Fir in his hands, which he proceeded to cup over his nose and breathe in deeply through his nose. He immediately started to feel better, the knot in his stomach dissipated, the headache started to diminish and his pulse rate came down.

He continued to use the Balsam Fir and has never had another panic attack or anxiety problem.

It is important to note that not all essential oils maintain the vital chemistry that gets therapeutic results after they have been distilled. Young Living oils are the only oils I have seen produce results that are therapeutic.

People often ask me how do you know which oils to use? I teach classes and offer consultations to those who are interested in learning how to use essential oils for a more natural health approach.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions — "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,anxiety — "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,anxiety,headache — "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: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: emotions,anxiety — "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: stress,anxiety — "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: stress,anxiety — "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,anxiety — "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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