When you study and work with plants, including their behavior and personality, there is no way that you can deny there is a God...I can also tell you that there is not a single ailment on this planet, I don’t care what you call it or what name they have given it, that God did not give us the answer for right here on earth. -D. Gary Young, Young Living founder and CEO

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Young Living Abundance Essential Oil for depression

Related: Aroma Therapy Catholic Style
An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses. - Science Daily

I came upon Young Living Abundance Essential Oil quite by accident. It was a complementary (in abundance?) oil from Young Living we had earned as a gift. When I initially smelled this oil, I thought it a little funky; maybe it was the patchouli oil that was triggering "the 60s" in my brain. (Abundance also includes frankincense, orange, spruce, cinnamon, myrrh, clove and ginger oils.)

Anyway, I put the oil away, and didn't open it again until my beloved Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil went dry one day. I mixed it in with unscented body lotion from Everybody, and used it every day after I swam laps, an exercise that was both good for me and that I enjoyed so much. I soon became an abundant fan of Young Living Abundant Essential Oil, feeling more cheerful and relaxed after application. Maybe it was the frankincense and orange in Abundance that aided me, two oils that are indeed listed for help with depression in the Essential Oils Desk Reference. Or maybe it was the patchouli as well, as it is listed elsewhere as an antidepressant.
This oil works great for people suffering from depression. It helps them to get over the feelings of sadness or loss and fills them with new hope. That is why patchouli essential oil is so frequently used in aromatherapy. It uplifts mood, drives away disappointment, and relaxes tension in the majority of people, even if they are being treated for something else. This is due to the impact that inhaling patchouli essential oil has on the hormones and various chemical reactions in the body and mind. By stimulating the release of pleasure hormones like serotonin and dopamine, feelings of anxiety, anger, and sadness simply disappear.
So now every time I use Young Living Abundance Essential Oil, I think of those glorious days in the pool, the discipline that brought me there, and I'm happy all over again.
A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people's moods and even affect their work performance. Because the olfactory bulb is part of the brain's limbic system, an area so closely associated with memory and feeling it's sometimes called the "emotional brain," smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously.

Update: Just days after publishing this post, our priest, who speaks in a wonderfully simplistic fashion, said in regard to depression (it was the theme of his homily), that one cannot remain depressed if they say every day (numerous times as needed), "Jesus I love you. Mary I love you." Now Father did not mention inhaling Frankincense Essential Oil before doing so, but it's not likely he'd be against it, either.

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Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.