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The Weight Of The Grief Has Been Lifted By Oils


Author: Nicole K.
Date: 04-24-2014
Views: 3,810
Word Count: 569
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9619-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Losing a loved one is devastating, especially a parent.

Over the past 12 years I have spent countless agonizing nights in bouts of too much crying to even count. I have tried therapy and supplements. I have tried meditating and have tried to talk with family and friends. I also have limited my alcohol consumption.

What seemed to be the only thing that was actually doing something was... time. I had started to notice my sad days were less and less as I continued to live my life. I accepted that and went on.

Then in February this year my grandmother passed away, one of the last connecting pieces to my father, it shook me to the core. It felt as if the trap door during a magic show, of which I was participating in, suddenly opened. Now I was underneath the lights, laughter, and the crowd waiting to be brought up again.

The previous wound was wide open. I went back to regularly meditating, increased my vitamin intake, and talked with others. But I knew that ultimately it would take time to lessen the sadness. Again I accepted it and went on. This was my cycle.

Then in March my boyfriend was about to go from being a fiance to being my husband. Before I could walk up to meet him and say our vows, I knew I needed to have an emotionally clearer head and happier heart. I needed to leave my cycle of waiting for time to assist me. I knew there could be other major triggers of sadness, and waiting was no way to get to a better place.

I asked a friend for some essential oils guidance, and we agreed that the Trauma Life and Transformation oil blends would be most beneficial for my situation. The first day I used them I could tell that something was different, but it was not anything that qualified as "emotional change."

But on the second day I had completely melted into a pile of sorrow. And for about 7 straight days afterward, I could not do much outside my daily necessities before pouring out the sadness and hurt. It was unbelievably hard, but at the end of each round of crying I felt a little lighter.

I applied a few drops of the oils at least 10 times a day on my wrists, neck and chest. I could tell all the pain was coming out. It was scary and weird, but I needed to push through. There was a light in this 12-year tunnel.

On my wedding day, I had calmed down. The catastrophic storm that had brewed, taking over my head and heart, suddenly changed course and now I was calm. I did not need to go to that dark and sad place anymore.

Even on the morning of the wedding while I got ready -- the very scene that concerned me that I might let the memories of my dad inside. However I felt strong didn't need the oils.

The very things that had made me so sad were no longer a part of me. I couldn't think about the same details and get upset anymore. I felt like the weight of the grief had been lifted.

I hope that my story of using Trauma Life and Transformation can give you a starting point to deal with your grief or at least some belief in the power of essential oils.


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