Monday, April 16, 2012

Aromatherapy: Using Essential Oils for Emotional Issues

Essential oils can be of great assistance when we are trying to move beyond emotional barriers.  The aldehydes and esters – two of the many chemical constituents of certain essential oils calm and soothe the central nervous system (both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems).  These substances allow us to relax instead of letting anxiety build up in our body.  Anxiety creates an acidic condition that activates the transcript enzyme, which then transcribes that anxiety on the RNA template and stores it in the DNA.  That emotion then becomes a predominant factor in our lives from that moment on.

Because essential oils also affect the amygdala and pineal gland in the brain, they can help the mind and body by releasing emotional trauma and sharpening focus.

Instead of being overwhelmed by an emotionally charged situation, use essential oils by diffusing, adding them to a bath, or wearing like cologne.

For clients with very deep issues, I use Young Living essential oils coupled with procedures from "Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils," by Carolyn L. Mein, D.C.

Dr. D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, has created many blends that can help with emotional issues.  Here are a few suggestions:

Valor – anger, anxiety, depression, despair, grief/sorrow, guilt, jealousy, shock
Joy – depression, despair, shock
Clarity – confusion
Envision – depression
Magnify Your Purpose – grief/sorrow, guilt
Forgiveness – anger, despair, jealousy, resentment
White Angelica – abuse, anger, fear, jealousy, panic, resentment

If you are struggling to resolve old or recent issues, contact me to schedule a consultation.

(Information for this article from "Essential Oils Desk Reference," compiled by Essential Science Publishing, Fourth Edition.)

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC  27511