Just the Essentials
These essential oils are versatile, powerful, and easy to use.
Lavender: widely known for its ability to ease nerves and support a healthy nervous system; however, that is just one of many ways it can be used. How many times have you had a sunburn in the summer? Lavender is a powerhouse for skin, specifically burns. It is said that lavender can take the redness out of sunburn overnight while soothing the burning sensation. Other skin issues that lavender can help with are fungal infections, dry skin of all levels, and blemishes.
Frankincense: one of the most important essential oils to keep around. Although high-quality frankincense can be on the more expensive side, it is worth every penny. Frankincense is special for its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Very few things can penetrate that barrier in both eastern and western medicine. Those with focus issues, brain fog, or neurodegenerative illnesses could benefit from the use of frankincense due to its known ability to work with the brain. It is also known to even out skin complexion and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, making it perfect for adding to your skincare routine. Cuts, scrapes, and bruises are also on the list of ways frankincense can be used in the home. It supports healing on a cellular level while reducing long-term effects like scarring.
Lemon: full of vitamin C, making it great for strengthening fingernails for all my ladies looking to grow healthier, longer-natural nails. Lemon oil is also known to boost overall mood. Its scent is uplifting and promotes positive mindsets. Those who struggle with seasonal depression have said that diffusing lemon essential oil brightens their mood and boosts their overall mental wellbeing. Lemon essential oil is antibacterial and antiviral, making it supportive to a healthy home and immune system. It is perfect for everyone in your home!
Chiropractic and Your Quality of Life
Studies have revealed that people under chiropractic care experience wellness in many areas of their lives.
Chiropractic patients in two studies reported improved physical and mental/emotional health, better ability to deal with stress, and more life enjoyment. (1-2) In another study, patients reported improved physical functioning, less bodily pain, improved general health, greater vitality, social functioning, and improved mental health. (3)
Chiropractic has been especially effective in improving the lives of the elderly. In one study of people 75 years of age and older, those under chiropractic care enjoyed better overall health, fewer chronic conditions, fewer days in nursing homes and hospitals, more mobility, and were less likely to use prescription drugs than non-chiropractic patients. 87% of chiropractic patients described their health as excellent compared to just 67.8% of non-chiropractic patients. (4)
What Can YOU Expect?
Chiropractic care is individualized; the care you receive will be unique for your body and needs, and the benefits you receive will be unique for you. Be sensitive to your body and communicate with your chiropractor—let them know exactly what changes you may be experiencing after your adjustment.
Whiplash and Chiropractic
You’re sitting in your car minding your own business, stopped at a light, and WHAM! Some idiot slams into you from behind—you are rear-ended. Your head snaps or “whips” backward and forwards. You got a whiplash.
Hopefully, you don’t have any broken bones or cuts, but something is still not right. Your head isn’t on straight, your body is misaligned, your nerves are “pinched,” your neck is not right, your muscles and joints are crying in pain.
By the way, it doesn’t have to be a car accident— whiplash injuries can occur from sports collisions and other forms of trauma. Some terrible whiplash accidents are sideways—when a car passenger had turned to look at the driver, so they received a sideways or lateral whiplash. Because all of our body parts are connected in many complicated ways, a whiplash injury may cause or intensify lower back pain, leg, hip, and pelvic pain.
To make things a little more interesting, whiplash symptoms may not occur immediately after the accident but may take a day or so to show up. When they show up, you’ll know it.