Since stress is the leading contributing factor in many preventable life-threatening illnesses, it is vital for us to get our stress levels under control!
Sometimes we feel like we don't have time to do everything that we want to do and items on our list (such as meditating or praying) get postponed and it's hard for us to catch up with our busy schedules!
Well I have good news, even for the busiest person! There is something that you can do to reduce stress which doesn't take any time at all. If you have time to breathe, you have time for aromatherapy!
These are the effects of STRESS on the body:
Clinical research has shown that aromatherapy has measurable psychological and physiological effects such as reducing pain, fatigue, depression, stress and anxiety, drastically reducing stress related biomarkers (i.e. blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol) and has considerably enhanced well-being. It has even outperformed other stress management techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation.
Aromatherapy has been used with cancer patients to boost lymphocyte production (immune system cells)! And even animals who are nervous due to travel (or other stressors such as thunder) have been calmed by lavender aroma therapy! The fact that it works on animals and children means that this powerful aromatic plant therapy is not merely a placebo effect since those results were not biased by expectation, belief, or desire and are therefore indisputable.
These and many more favorable outcomes are published in PUBMED which is known as the GOLD STANDARD in Medicine today because of their placebo controlled, double-blind studies which are peer-reviewed. The mechanism of action is not clearly understood, however, the olfactory sense (smell) is the sense linked to having the most immediate response in the brain of all the other senses. Perhaps it is by the nature of the proximity of the two organs that the effects are so immediate and substantial.
Essential oils utilized in aromatherapy can be very affordable. This link to Emerson Ecologics has essential oils at competitive prices.
They also carry diffusers so that you can enjoy the aromatherapy and make your home or office smell good too. Maybe it will even chill your boss out! Worth a try!
Essential oil blends can be utilized to have specific effects for (click on hyperlink to view product):
The above formulas are all meant to be smelled only, not ingested. Some essential oils such as tea tree or clove oil must be diluted before applying topically or they can burn the skin due to the very strong concentration. Therefore, only use the above in a diffuser such as this one.
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