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Autistic Sister Smiles And Makes Eye Contact


Author: Dr. Joan C.
Skill: Chiropractor
Date: 09-09-2013
Views: 3,947
Word Count: 261
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8879-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My sister is autistic and it's rare for her to make eye contact. That all changed after I began applying the Clarity oil blend. Let me explain:

My sister had a minor surgery and the area became infected. Two courses of antibiotics were not helping so I thought, lets try Rosemary oil around the wound site and see if that helps, as research shows Rosemary may have assisted in the healing of the surgical wound site. Rosemary is supportive of soft tissues in the body.

I went through my oils kit, and found my Rosemary bottle empty! I used the essential oils reference book ( if you don't have one, get one, it's indispensable) to look up the blends that contain Rosemary. Clarity was at the top of the list, and that I had. I used it around the surgical site, and 24 hours later the redness and swelling was gone.

The biggest surprise however was the change in my sister. I asked her how she was doing and she looked me right in the eyes and said she was doing well. She was smiling, and felt much better. I noticed a clarity to her speech, and it has continued to improve.

My sister is very sensitive to smells and touch, and although she does not care for the smell of many of the oils, I find diffusing a few drops of Clarity along with a milder smelling oil works well for her. I also wear oils that seem to help her, that way she is exposed to the oil without putting it on.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior,mental-health — "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,mental-health — "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,mental-health — "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,mental-health — "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,mental-health — "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,autism — "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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