Reprinted from marlenesmarket-deli.com
My essential oil remedies are often prescribed by therapists, yet few inquire about how they work. A Lifestyle Integration therapist recently asked me why inhaling oils is so effective. Following is our conversation, which others may find helpful.
E: When essential oils are inhaled, they immediately cross the blood brain barrier and enter the amygdala, the limbic system of the brain which processes emotions and events and stores feelings and memories like pain and joy. Specific essential oils are proven to reduce cortisol levels and alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression. The use of essential oils in mental health settings serves to reduce resistance and facilitates the client’s openness and deeper understanding of the issues. Many therapists assert that the progress of therapy is exponentially enhanced with the use of high quality essential oils. Clients report unprecedented relief from both physical and emotional complaints. Continuing use of the essential oil products at home reinforces and anchors the gains from the therapeutic hour.
Therapist: So how would inhaling lavender or rosemary help with our dissociative clients? And does Nasal Relief deliver a sufficient dose to immediately bring a client back into focus? Some therapists are using whole cloves or coffee beans for this purpose, could Nasal Relief do the same thing?
E: This would be an exciting new application of the product. I would expect it to be equally, and possibly even more effective, for reasons I have already explained regarding the impact of essential oils on the emotional center of the brain. In addition, the Nasal Relief inhaler is convenient to use and carry around. A person with a tendency to dissociate can’t anticipate when something might trigger them and this in itself elicits anxiety. Getting a dose of Nasal Relief via the inhaler immediately recalls and anchors the experience of grounding and mental clarity that accompanied its use during a session.