Recently, I have been advocating for the importance of being mindful of mental health. Due to these tumultuous times, I feel it is important to have accessible, integrative articles and resources to support well-being.
As a naturopathic doctor, it is my desire to provide some of these holistic tools to mitigate the physical and emotional health ramifications from today’s unrelenting stressors. Recently, I summarized how essential oils can support mood and cognitive health. I also wrote a series on the brain-hormone connection and how essential oils may support the psychiatric conditions that result from a hormonal imbalance.
While some of the techniques and tools to mitigate stress and anxiety are similar, such as essential oils, it is important to determine the difference between coping with chronic stressors and dealing with a psychological imbalance. This is so proper treatment can be applied and so that one can be on the lookout for more serious mental health problems.
When the brain is so overburdened with consistent triggers that effective means of dealing with the situation fail, new cognitive processing patterns can result. New evidence is emerging that there may be an “invisible line” that one can cross in which chronic stress can lead to anxiety and other psychiatric imbalances.
In my recent article, I discuss the distinctions between stress and anxiety and why it is important to ensure proper support and individualized care is taken to address them.
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In upcoming articles, I will be giving tips on how to deal with the upcoming holiday stressors with more ease.
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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.)
According to experts and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no approved standard of care treatment, cure, or preventative for COVID-19. Supportive measures and containment are in full force as a result. Please see the CDC website and your state’s website for more information and updates. They also state when to contact your physician related to symptoms and travel history, exposures. Please read my more detailed article on this subject here.
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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