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Pushed Out Sexual Assault Memories


Author: Shonta T.
Date: 10-22-2013
Views: 3,269
Word Count: 305
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9071-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am a survivor of sexual assault. I had already broken free from sexual abuse, but continued to have issues with intimacy. Mentally I had difficulty separating intimacy with my husband from previous sexual assaults.

Since the acts are so similar, my mind would play tricks on me and suddenly something pleasurable makes me feel like I am being attacked, complete with overwhelming flashbacks.

As a result, I did not want to be intimate, it simply conjured up too many feelings. This was very difficult on both my husband and I and I knew I needed to find a solution quickly. I would feel terrible for my feelings, but I just couldn't jump this hurdle.

I started using the SARA oil blend, 2-4 drops on my wrists, ears, neck and feet. I specifically picked this blend because I read that it can help with push out memories of sexual trauma and promote feelings of freedom and peace.

I tried it one night and was surprised how free I felt during intimacy. The first night I used it my husband talked about how much of a change he noticed. Still skeptical, I used it the next night with similar effects. From there I was hooked.

I use it as often as needed to give me emotional support and specifically to silence flashbacks. I love that it also brings feelings of peace and freedom versus anxiety from my past. Of course, this is not a replacement for going through the steps of recovery but it has greatly helped me in my pursuit.

I only wish I knew about this oil earlier. It would have gotten me through some difficult days when I was not able to talk to anyone about my feelings and would instead hold it all in, not a good idea.

None the less, I am very happy to have it now.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions — "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: stress,anxiety — "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
3.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "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
4.Associated topics: emotions,anxiety — "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
5.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "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
6.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "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
7.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "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
8.Associated topics: emotions,stress,anxiety — "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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