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My Joy Returned After Years Of Depression


Author: David B.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 11-22-2012
Views: 8,267
Word Count: 211
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 7989-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Having suffered with depression for a number of years, and having had such great results with essential oils in other areas of my life, it made sense to turn to them to help me this time.

Depression is a very complicated illness, with differences as well as similarities between cases. I would definitely recommend trying other routes in addition to using the oils. I have seen the doctor, tried antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and homeopathy, amongst other things, but here is my essential oil recommendation:

* 1 drop of Grounding (split between the soles of both feet)

* 2 drops of Valor (one on each wrist)

* 1 drop of Lemon (split between your two temples)

* 1 drop of Joy (on the heart).

Like I said, depression is very complicated so depending on your personal circumstances you might need to adjust the number of drops and/or the oils. Other oils that I have found useful, particularly when inhaled, include:

* Citrus Fresh

* Sacred Mountain

* Lemongrass

* Awaken

I think Valor and Grounding are the most important ones to use first, because they bring you back into balance.

If you require more information or advice about depression, don't hesitate to get in touch with me using the contact link below, because I know how painful and life-shattering it can be.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: anxiety, bipolar, blues, despondency, distress, fatigue, grief, hormones, misery, mood, sorrow.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: depression — "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
2.Associated topics: depression — "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
3.Associated topics: depression — "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
4.Associated topics: depression — "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
5.Associated topics: depression — "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
6.Associated topics: depression — "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
7.Associated topics: depression — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
8.Associated topics: depression — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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