Can Essential Oils Help with Anxiety? Annie's Story...

Can you pause a moment and just take a breath? 
Now, imagine the following...
  • the scent of freshly baked cookies
  • a whiff of grandma’s apple pie baking in the oven
  • the volatile compounds emitted from the pine trees tickling your nostrils as you take a brisk winter walk
It can be easy to overlook the influence that odors have on our mental and physical health in comparison to our other senses. Yet, just think how boring life, food, and experiences would be without them. 

With a greater amount of people experiencing the loss of smell within the past few years, perhaps our nose is becoming more appreciated.

Besides providing us with a richer life experience, science has demonstrated that scents have a profound impact on our memory, mood, and biology. 

Furthermore, the volatile, aromatic compounds found in essential oils also offer beneficial biochemical, physiological, and neurological effects. 

This ability to support emotional and bodily health simultaneously makes essential oils one of my favorite modalities to use with clients. 

As they soothe the mood, they also help to address multiple triggers (e.g. stress, microbes, environmental exposures, and immune burdens) that can lead to the manifestation of symptoms. 

In this article and video, I dive deeper into the mind-body applications of essential oils by highlighting a case study of a client struggling with anxiety. 

Specifically, I offer an overview of my publication from the October 2022 edition of Townsend Letter.

Topics include:
  • How Smell and Aromatics Affect the Mind and Body   
  • Using Essential Oils for Enhanced Treatment Outcomes
  • 4 Things to Consider Before Applying Essential Oils in Clinical Practice
  • The Case Study: Annie’s Courageous Story of Transforming Anxiety Using Several Oils Formulations for Mood and Hormones

Note:  The information linking studies on the essential oils are from scientific journals and are not necessarily specific to a particular company or manufacturer. Please read the full disclaimer on the full posts linked.

This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.) 


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