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Intrigued By The Potential For Healing & Happiness


Author: Carla H.
Skill: Midwife
Date: 07-03-2013
Views: 2,981
Word Count: 230
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8704-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I just wish I had started this quest many years ago, when my dear friend David Stewart told me about them! When my husband was in his last days, Carrie Shepard volunteered to do Raindrop on him and work on his feet. This was such a blessing as he was able to relax, sleep better and I believe he was able to deal with what was happening in a more peaceful way.

For some reason, he wanted to smell Orange constantly. She gave us many bottles of oils and we used them all. Still, I just sniffed the oils she gave me from time to time, I even "signed up" but did not have any real idea how much of a blessing essential oils could be.

Then Carrie taught a workshop for me at the Trust Birth Conference, where my daughter was completely transformed into a student of Young Living Essential Oils. Now she is teaching me....and I hope to teach others.

I am finding that Fennel and Peppermint help my digestion tremendously, Sacred Mountain enhances my feeling of security and happiness. Idaho Blue Spruce actually helps me feel more productive and optimistic. I am experimenting with oils based on the essential oils reference book but am also finding that just intuitively, I feel drawn to some oils more on one day than the day before.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood-swings — "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: mood-swings — "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: mood-swings — "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: mood-swings — "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: mood-swings — "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

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