The Essentials on Depression and Improving Your Mood
Depression and mood disorders are a huge topic of concern today. Why is there so much depression and mood dysfunction? We now know that there are natural ways to support the brain using essential oils from nature. Here are some ways to support a healthy brain against many low mood issues that is supported by research.
Research concludes that:
1. Lack of nutrition
2. Too much toxicity (chemicals in food, drink, cleaners, etc.) can be a huge factor in mood issues.
So how to we fix this?
1. Eat more whole foods
2. Avoid artificial drinks, processed food, chemical perfumes, cleaners, etc.
3. Support your mood with essential oils
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that has been found to be effective in empowering your health for the brain, emotions and many body responses for thousands of years. Smell can actually influence emotions, mood, and memory faster and more effectively than anything else. Smells influence emotions, your mood and your brain.
As you inhale the aroma of an essential oil, the molecules travel up your nose, stimulating the nerves of the olfactory membranes which then trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. Those impulses are transmitted to the amygdala - where emotions and memory are stored - and to other parts of the limbic system.
Since your brain’s limbic system also controls your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound effects physiologically and psychologically.Odors stimulate the release of hormones and neuro-chemicals that can greatly impact mood and behavior.
Anti-inflammatory foods and quality essential oils of pure therapeutic grade will offer you the best results. On the other hand, many synthetic oils are available which can actually cause negative reactions and effects.
You can find great therapeutic benefits aromatically simply by opening a bottle of essential oil and smelling it, placing a drop in your hand and inhaling, placing a few drops in a diffuser with water, as well as applying essential oils topically on your wrist, back of neck, and/or behind your ear lobes. Here are just a few examples of possible benefits especially for the brain, mood and emotions:
Bergamot: ignites optimism and confidence, uplifting and encouraging
Cedarwood: grounding and strengthening
Frankincense: excellent for balancing mood, provides feelings of love
Grapefruit: curbs emotional eating, promotes taking responsibility
Lavender: calms insecurities and fears, releasing tension
Lemon: dispels confusion, supports mental focus and clarity, elevating
Sandalwood: stress reducing, calming to the mind
Vetiver: grounding while emotional liberating, providing focus
White Fir: unearthing of negative inherited patterns, providing spiritual support
Wild Orange: inspires and elevates the mood while reducing stress
Overall, just a drop or two of pure therapeutic grade essential oils can enhance your learning, increase your endurance, support your emotions, and provide mental, emotional and physical strengthening. Try them and see for yourself.
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