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Essential Oils And The Brain
What’s one thing everyone has in common? We ALL have a brain! The brain is a powerhouse in our bodies, so why not take care of it to the best of your ability?
There are many ways essential oils can be used to support the neurological system. So let’s talk about which oils we can use to promote optimal brain health and how to use them to target the brain.
The number one essential oil for supporting the brain is frankincense. Throughout history, frankincense has been used and discussed for its healing properties. One of the most impressive findings with frankincense oil is how it moves through the blood-brain barrier and can penetrate deep within the brain. It has the ability to access parts of the brain; very few things can, man-made or otherwise. Its anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antitumor, antidepressant, immune stimulant, and overall sedative properties make for an extremely therapeutic and beneficial experience for the brain. Another way frankincense helps the brain is with focus. Many times in history, it is referred to as an oil that helps with meditation, prayer, and communication with non-physical sources. The brain and mind are intertwined. Frankincense steady’s the mind, eases impatience, and provides support for those struggling with hyperactivity.
Basil is another essential oil that supports the brain and mind. Its aroma is invigorating and cooling, which brings in energy while also calming the mind. If you struggle with frequent headaches or nagging tension, adding basil into your essential oil routine will support your brain and body with those symptoms. Basil blends wonderfully with bergamot, another essential oil that can promote positive brain activity and mindset. Together they make a great team due to the intensity of basil’s aroma and the sweetness of bergamot.
All three oils – frankincense, basil, and bergamot – are extremely versatile and work together to support the mind and brain. They are all easy to use as they can be applied without a carrier oil. Adding a few drops of
each to the diffuser or individually in your workspace or place of prayer or meditation will bring an enhanced experience as well as many health benefits. For support of neurological symptoms such as focus issues, headaches, or mood concerns applying to the back of the neck or behind the ears is a great and fast-acting way to support your body. Applying essential oils behind the ears allows for quick entry to the bloodstream due to the thin skin and massive amounts of blood flow, blood vessels, and veins located there while also being localized for fast neurological support.
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.
The Miracle of Chiropractic
Chiropractors don’t put any drugs or chemicals into the body, and they don’t remove body parts—and yet, for well over a century, millions of people have benefited from chiropractic care.
We’re not just referring to musculoskeletal pain such as the back, wrist, arm, shoulder, neck, head, leg, hip, and other pains but much, much more.
Chiropractic has become the largest drug-free healing science, art, and philosophy in the world because of its successes. At a time when organized medicine attacked chiropractic care, the number of people visiting chiropractors exploded. Why? Because it works! Chiropractic is drug-free (no side effects or drug reactions), safe (chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those of a medical doctor, especially orthopedists), and effective, as millions of people around the world will testify.
How Does Chiropractic Help Women?
Since chiropractic’s inception, spinal care and adjustments have been a blessing to millions of women of all ages.
Chiropractic helps girls grow into healthy women and has helped women with menstrual problems as well as many other conditions. Pregnant women are able to be analyzed and adjusted throughout the (hopefully) 9 months, and the result is an easier pregnancy and delivery. Late in the pregnancy, some modifications to posture and position are considered.
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Bugs, Germs & Viri — Oh My!
There are millions of people throughout the world who are in desperate need of a chiropractic adjustment. Many people’s very lives may depend on their seeing a chiropractor. And yet, because of their ignorance or misconceptions about this field of healthcare, such people will never benefit from its healing power.
Chiropractic’s purpose is to bring the body into harmony and balance with its internal environment and bring the person into harmony and balance with their external environment.
We breathe in millions of microorganisms from our external environment and balance them with the millions, billions, and trillions of microorganisms already in our body. When they are in balance, they provide excellent immunity. All these microorganisms actually keep your body and mind functioning at their optimum.