According to the American Institute of Mental Health Stress is the number one mental illness in the country.
The statistics are mind-boggling. Over 40 million people suffer from anxious feelings (the reported cases). Only 4 million of those people will receive treatment and only 400,000 will receive proper treatment. There are probably hundreds of thousands more people that are suffering the debilitating STRESS and have not recognized the symptoms. Many sufferers often turn to illegal drugs or alcohol to treat their symptoms.
People who do realize they have anxious feelings may seek help from psychiatrists or physicians. There are however many holistic and alternative protocols available to help. Stress sufferers can use therapies such as cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, meditation, yoga and essential oils to ease their symptoms and manage their life.
Using essential oils can have an immediate affect on our physical and mental state.
Using essential oils can have an immediate affect on our physical and mental state no matter what conditions are being seen, however essential oils are especially beneficial when dealing with anxious feelings. For severe anxious feelings aromatic use is preferred and here is the reason why: our olfactory system (sense of smell) has a direct connection to the limbic system (emotional center) of our brain via the “olfactory bulbs” (located in the back of our nasal cavity) therefore any kind of smell we experience has an immediate impact on our emotions.
Using essential oils to treat the symptoms of anxious feelings is a blessing because they work instantly. Stress has a great deal to do with feeling “out of control” and essential oils can rapidly “change the brain” and bring us back into control.
Choosing the right essential oil is key when minimizing stress. Some of the more popular oils used for minimizing anxious feelings are Lavender, Frankincense, Bergamot and Roman Chamomile. Lavender and Roman Chamomile have powerful calming qualities while Frankincense and Bergamot have great neurological benefits. Experiment and chose what oils work for you. No one should have to suffer from the negative and debilitating affects of stress and anxious feelings , essential oils can help.