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Aromatherapy And Anxiety-Antidepressants Vs Essential Oils

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We all experience anxiety from time to time, but when our anxiety becomes chronic and is affecting our daily routine what can we do. One of the most effective methods to treat our anxiety naturally is by using essential oils, so why does the majority of physicians prescribe us prescription antidepressants instead of essential oils?

Possible Side-Effects From Prescription Antidepressants

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Sexual Problems
  • suicidal Thoughts
  • Agitation
  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Behavior Changes
  • Agression
  • Anger
  • Violent
  • Dangerous Impulses
  • Violent
  • MoodChanges
  • Muscle / Joint Pain
  • Blurried Vision
  • Manta
  • Nightmares
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Balance Problems

Of course everyone does not experience all of these possible side-effects, but the average person does experience enough side-effects from prescription antidepressants they can affect your life negatively. This information was found on the website NIMH.NIH.Gov, so if you are interested in reading this article for yourself you know where to go.

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Most Common Anti-Anxiety Prescription Medications

  • Clonazepam
  • Alprazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Buspirone

Most people become tolerant to these anti-anxiety medications and physician’s either increase your dosage or change your prescription to another anti-depressant, I was on anti-anxiety prescription medications for over ten years. During those ten years many of my symptoms kept becoming more severe, but once I started using essential oils and got off the anti-anxiety medications, and my symptoms became much less severe. I don’t recommend anyone just going off their anti-anxiety medications without consulting your physician, you can have serious reactions to just stop taking the anti-anxiety medications especially if you have been taking them for a long time.

Psychiatric Studies

A study of psychiatric patients diagnosed with anxiety and depressive disorders experienced that aromatherapy, combined with massage, reduced anxiety and improved the patients moods. This study was a six-month period of using essential oils regularly, these same patients reduced their chances of developing stress and anxiety-related disease and complications such as sleep problems, allergies, diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer.

Essential Oils & Anxiety

Essential oils contain active and highly concentrated plant essences, and what is the coolest is when you use the right essential oils for anxiety you will experience quick results with very few side-effects if any at all.

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Germany experienced the healing components from essential oils can be found in your bloodstream as quickly as in five minutes for most people.

Essential oils have been found from studies when used topically, or the inhaling of these oils to be a powerful way to treat your chronic anxiety symptoms. Essential oils provides so many wonderful benefits when you use them regularly, and the best part is it only takes a drop or two for you to experience these benefits from these essential oils.

  • Sense Of Peace
  • Calmness
  • Joy & Happiness
  • Improves Your Breathing
  • Lowers Your Stress Levels
  • Feelings Of Contentment
  • Hormone Balance
  • Stable Blood Pressure Levels
  • Improves Your Memory
  • Increases Your Ability To Focus & Concentrate


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How To Use Essential Oils For Your Anxiety

  • Aromatherapy Diffuser
  • Directly Inhaling
  • Applying To Your Hands
  • Apply Directly Below Your Nose
  • Mix With Unscented Carrier Oils Such As Fractionated Coconut Oil or Almond Oil Then Apply To Your Body
  • Add To Warm Baths

Essential Oils For Anxiety

  • Clary Sage
  • Bergamot
  • Angelica
  • Sweet Orange
  • Lavender

What The Experts Have To Say?

Mitra Shirmohammadi is a registered holistic nutritionists and founder of Mitra Shirmohammadi shares that essential oils provide extremely powerful effects on your mind and promotes positive behavior effects.

  • Bergamot
  • Basil
  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Majoram
  • Palmarosa
  • Ylang Ylang

Audrey Christie McLaughlin RN is a registered nurse and certified medical assistant with WholeBeing, she shares she has experience with people of all ages from children to the elderly using essential oils to reduce their anxiety. She recommends aromatic and even reflexology treatment for anyone experiencing mild to severe anxiety, she especially has helped people who experience the fear of flying.

Lavender Stress Relief Recipe

Use This Recipe As A Body Massage Oil Moisturizer

  • 6 Drops Clary Sage Oil
  • 2 Drops Lemon Oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Oil
  • 6 Tsp Favorite Carrier Oil

Recommended Carrier Oils

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • JoJoba Oil
  • Moringa Oil

Moringa oil is an awesome carrier oil for dry skin, so when you use moringa oil as the carrier oil in this recipe you are preparing an excellent moisturizer for your skin.

Lavender Set

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