Archive for the 'EOs for Physical Symptoms' Category

When the dreaded diagnosis of cancer is given, there are complementary treatments which can assist someone in the return to full health. Essential oils are mixtures of hundreds of different compounds which served to protect and keep the cells healthy in plants. Many of these compounds can help humans fight disease, repel invading organisms and promote […]

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Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) is a traditional remedy with a history of native use in Polynesia and Southeast Asia. Only in the past few years has tamanu oil begun to penetrate the European and US Markets, primarily in the cosmetic sectors. This oil has actually been studied in hospitals and by researchers in Europe, Asia, and […]

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If you looked at the chemistry of myrrh essential oil you would guess that it is phototoxic because it has furanoid compounds which are known to cause phototoxicity. But on the contrary, the Ancient Egyptians used myrrh oil liberally on their skin to protect against the harsh desert sun. Myrrh Oil Was One of the […]

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I am attending the American Holistic Nurses Association’s annual conference, an organization that I have been a member of for the past 21 years. Through the years I have seen a gradual opening to  researching and embracing new forms of holistic health care  in the nursing field. Nurses are advocates for patient care and in […]

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Headaches are a common symptom of fibromyalgia. In fact, more than 50% of people whith fibromyalgia suffer from constant headaches or migraines. There are a number of interesting theories as to why people with fibromyalgia suffer from so many headaches. Many of these theories rest on the the idea that the same dysfunction that causes […]

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Complementary medicine actually holds more promise for fibromyalgia sufferers than traditional allopathic medicine. This is a disease that affects body/mind/spirit and needs to be treated as such. The benefits of complementary medicine is actually the fact that it does not include pharamaceutical interventioins or surgery which both have serious side effects and do nothing for […]

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We know that many of our cosmetics are not good for us since they contain many petrochemicals, so how can essential oils help us to have a really good complexion? First step is is to throw away your cosmetics–unless they are completely natural. Many essential oils are actually very good for the skin but need […]

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Copal or Copaiba is an amazing essential oil that comes from the jungles of Brazil. It is from the plant Copaifera reticulata. Copal is the only essential oil which is not steam distilled – it’s tapped sustainably from the heartwood of the tree, so it’s still “living” when it is extracted! It’s never been sold in the […]

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Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) has a very complex chemistry like many other essential oils. Only clary sage’s chemistry has as molecule that makes it “hormone-like” meaning it can certainly help peri and menopausal symptoms. It is probably the most well known essential oil for treating hormone imbalances. In fact it has a “euphoric” effect. Perhaps that’s why […]

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Menopause literally means “last period.” it usually occurs somewhere between the ages of 45 to 52 with the cessation of egg production. With this comes changes in hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone. Keeping a balance becomes increasingly difficult. Menopausal symptoms may include hot and cold flushes, heavier or lighter bleeding, night sweats, excessive hair growth, […]

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