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Hyperactivity In Children Induced By Sugar

Author: Edith T.
Date: 07-22-2005
Views: 4,191
Word Count: 481
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 756-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Recently, a business associate and I had a fun and helpful experience with the oils. We boarded a small regional jet for a 2 1/2 hour non-stop ride home. The plane was an hour late in leaving and a frazzled mother and her two young boys, ages 5 and 7, were seated in the row in front of us.

After the plane made its ascent, she began giving the boys a series of 'treats' comprised of sugar. My friend and I looked at each other and started timing just how long it would take for the sugar to kick in. Listed below are the treats and the times involved:

Starbursts - after one minute they became revved. Bubblegum - after another minute they became very hyped. Skittles - decidedly more hyped by the second (kicking the seats in front of them and generally bothering people and being very noisy .Commercial apple juice - now they were bouncing off the ceiling (literally) with the flight attendant instructing them to calm down.

Everyone around was very disgusted while feeling rather sorry for the mother who could not control her unruly boys. I'm sure she had not the foggiest idea that she (via the sugar) was the cause of their unwelcoming behavior.

About this time, I remembered one special oil blend in my purse called Peace & Calming oil blend which was originally formulated for hyperactive children. We have found it helpful to almost anyone in any kind of stressful situation. I use if often with clients and with myself.

I pulled out my small bottle and my associate and I applied a couple of drops each to the palms of our hands and rubbed them together. Then we inhaled the wonderful aroma and then just held our palms in front of us and the vapors wafted to everyone around us.

We then started timing how long it would take for those molecules of vapor to calm the bouncing boys and frazzled mother. It was two minutes for the five year old and 3 minutes for the one aged seven. We both looked at each other with a huge grin and said simultaneously very softly, "It worked!"

My friend then touched the arm of the mother to let her know that all mothers are in trying circumstances at times and that she would be okay. She smiled so thankfully and seemed to really relax.

Another interesting thing: the people all around us became relaxed and everyone enjoyed the long plane ride home. Had we not done what we did, the ride would have been rather unpleasant for many people, especially those boys and their mother. The positive outcome was accomplished by inhalation alone.

Although I see the oils work every day, I am still in awe every single time I see the results and thank God for giving us these substances for our health and well-being.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior — "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: behavior — "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
3.Associated topics: behavior — "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
4.Associated topics: behavior — "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
5.Associated topics: behavior — "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
6.Associated topics: behavior — "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
7.Associated topics: behavior — "The results indicate that children’s shared attention behaviors increased during aromatherapy massage and that other aspects of their behavior also changed over the course of the research. Family involvement in the study enabled these changes to be transferred from school to home.... Steve Solomons explores the implications of his research for new teaching and learning opportunities for children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties."Link
8.Associated topics: behavior — "[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."Link

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