Have You Ever Felt Like You Were About to Snap?
If there is anything that can make or break us, it is stress. Stress is a fact of life and how we respond to stress has a huge impact on our health and well-being.
Facts About Stress –
- Stress causes 90% of all primary care doctor visits,
- Under normal circumstances, 43% of adults suffer significant adverse health consequences because of stress,
- Unmanaged stress is a greater risk factor for cancer and heart disease than either smoking or eating high cholesterol foods,
- Stress significantly contributes to physical problems, such as headaches, back pain, high blood pressure, digestive issues, sleep problems, and and heart disease,
- Stress significantly contributes to emotional and mental issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, burnout, irritability, and more,
- Stress leads to dysfunctional behavior issues including overeating, under-eating, relationship conflicts, drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, and more.
Stress & Disaster
That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is much we can do to be proactive and minimize stress in our daily lives, as well as be prepared to handle the severe stress of disaster or even collapse –
Essential Oils — More Than a Nice Smell
Essential oils are one tool that you will want to have in your tool-belt to help with emotional and mental stress. Pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils have been scientifically proven to reduce emotional and stress responses. When inhaled, essential oils travel through the olfactory bulb to the limbic region of the brain where they can help modulate the stress reaction.
Limbic Region of Brain
The limbic region is known as the “reptilian” brain, and includes the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala. This key region of the brain is largely responsible for the following processes –
- Emotional responses,
- Fight or flight reaction,
- Regulation of blood pressure and heart rate,
- Sleeping/waking cycles,
- Hormone secretions,
- Sexual response,
- Conversion of short-term memories into long-term memories,
- Pain reflex,
- Mood fluctuations, and more.
How to Use Essential Oils for Stress
Therapeutic-quality essential oils may be used in the following ways to minimize stress and promote a healthy mood –
- Inhalation — Put a couple of drops of an essential oil in your hands, rub palms together 3 times in a clockwise circular motion. Diffuse into the air with a cold air diffuser. Inhale directly from the bottle.
- Direct Application — Add a few drops of essential oils to bath water (mix first with Epsom salts or a high-quality vegetable oil). Apply a few drops to the feet, shoulders, back of neck, or wrists to promote stress relief and a healthy mood.
Peace & Calming and Valor essential oil blends, both in the Essential Oil Survival Kit, are designed to stabilize and balance the emotions, mitigate stress, and promote inner strength, confidence, and peace. Valor is known as the “chiropractor in a bottle” for its ability to return the system to equilibrium, while Peace & Calming is one of the most powerful natural sleep aids available anywhere.
Vetiver essential oil takes it one step further and has been shown to reverse symptoms of shock. With its earthy fragrance and powerful grounding properties, vetiver has been found in scientific studies to reduce symptoms of ADD/ADHD, prevent Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases, and help calm agitated individuals (including those with autism).
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Julie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines. In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at http://essentialsurvival.org/fast-track-survival-medicines/.
Statements made about the essential oils that come in the Essential Oil Survival Kit and other products offered by Essential Survival have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician.
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