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Stressful Traveling Remedied With Essential Oils


Author: Benny D.
Skill: Soapmaker
Date: 08-12-2005
Views: 5,692
Word Count: 271
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 874-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In December I went to the Turks & Caicos Islands to attend my best friend's wedding. I had to take two flights to get there and two flights to return. It was a very stressful time for me so I brought all my oils with me and used them on the airplane flights.

I felt that my lungs were weak and the stress and anxiety of flying were causing my immune system to become weaker. I used the Purification, RC, and Melrose blends along with Lavender oil all during my stay in the Islands.

The first day we arrived I broke my great toe on coral. I immediately put ice packs and applied Lavender on it. I put Arnica and Lavender oils on the toe for two applications each day for two days. On the first day the island nurse told me I would not be able to walk or wear a shoe for a week or more.

On the third day I had no discoloring of the skin on my broken toe, no swelling and I was wearing shoes and walking normally. I did not have to take any pain medication of any kind and walked, swam and enjoyed the island and wedding fully.

The oils helped me on the flights and also when I came home, as the temperature was 5 below zero. When we left the island it was 90 degrees. I am prone to pneumonia so I continued to use the RC, Melrose, Thieves and Purification blends after arriving home and did not get ill.

I love my essential oils and use them everyday. They helped my immune system stay strong.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: lungs-/-pulmonary — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: lungs-/-pulmonary — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: immune-system — "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
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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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