Health and Wellbeing
By Bex Tereu
Admittedly my first thought when it came to aromatherapy: How can ‘sniffing’ something do anything, let alone the things these health experts are trying to convince us of? Right?
They say that aromatherapy can help with Chronic stress or anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and trouble sleeping, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Respiratory infections, Digestive upset, PMS or menopause symptoms, Skin problems or disorders, including bites, rashes, bruising, cellulite or acne, Blood sugar fluctuations, Fatigue, and can even help with your cancer journey.
Really? ‘Sniffing’ essential oils can help with all these things?? Almost immediately following that derisive thought, a sad image of a drug addict sniffing glue came to mind.
Not that I want to test the theory (just so we’re clear), but it is VERY clear that inhaling substances can have massive effects on the mind and body. It all depends I suppose, on what you ‘sniff’. I remember as a teenager, trying to get a good whiff/sniff of my mother’s second hand dope smoke in the hope that I could experience similar effects of what she was so obviously enjoying. Did it work? I think so. LOL
Too much info? Let’s get serious then. Health warnings of inhaling second hand smoke are there for a reason. Put a mask on when your spraying the oven with oven cleaner, or the shower with exit mould. Unless you want to fry your brain with a cheeky sniff. What else? There are so many examples and the list goes on really doesn’t it?
In the interest of you taking me seriously (and now that I’ve finished taking the micky out of myself) let’s replace that cheeky ‘sniff’ word with ‘inhale’.
If inhaling toxic substances can have such a HUGE detrimental and dangerous effect on our health and wellness, then it stands to reason that inhaling GOOD and NATURAL substances should have the opposite effect. RIGHT??!!
Now I’m no Doctor or expert in all of this stuff – but that’s just common sense yeah?
So I decided to do what I do best when faced with ideas that make sense but need a little evidence applied……..I busted out Dr Google! Don’t worry my days studying for my Post Grad in Business taught me how to separate the wheat from the chaff, or the wannabe websites from the scholarly research articles in this case.
Basically – in a nutshell – when you inhale an aroma the first thing it hits is the olfactory limbic system (which is right behind your nose – makes sense right?), and because I can’t be bothered trying put my own spin on this, here’s a quote that sums it up:
“The areas of the brain that are receiving these signals from the olfactory nerves are areas of the brain that are involved in emotion, memory, immune function, basic drives, and hormonal functioning and the important thing about this set-up is that it creates a very close link between odors, emotions, subconscious processes, memory, hormonal activity, immune system function, and autonomic processes in general”.
Ok enough of the science speak.
Why am I talking about this? Wellness Wednesdays are all about what has worked for me, and hopefully what can work for you if you just give it a try. No harm in trying right?
Well, remember that list I listed all those words ago?
I can honestly say I have experienced positive effects from diffusing dōTERRA essential oils in at least NINE of those examples. And that’s not including my family! I’m talking about a miraculous cure (just to be clear), I’m talking about MEASURABLE and irrefutable change that can be attributed to these oils. The complimentary support it provides (along with other common sense things) has been mind blowing and I actually just can’t stop talking about it.
So in the interest of letting you get on with your day, I’m going to stop right there and say just one more thing. If you’re interested in learning more about how essential oils can change and enhance your life, whether it’s through aromatherapy, topical application or internal application, please contact me. Either PM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org . I will be happy to help as usual :) doTERRA are doing a special promotion right now where if you sign up for your own wholesale account, you get 50 free points which gets you several free oils!!
Right. So. I have access to experts, I am able to help you get your own wholesale account, and I genuinely want you to experience what I have been absolutely blessed to experience. That’s what these Wellness Wednesdays are all about! To find out more about these oils visit this page: www.lifeandinsights.org/doterra-essential-oils
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