Due to all the turmoil in today’s world, many people have been experiencing an increase in stress and an exacerbation of anxiety. It has become very evident that effective, accessible, and whole–person-centered psychiatric resources are urgently needed to assist with resiliency and coping. (R, R, R, R, R,R)
In previous posts, I explored how naturopathic medicine can fill this gap in mental healthcare with safe, natural, and holistic methods to soothe the brain and body. I provided various suggestions including essential oils, mindfulness, meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and several others. (R, R, R)
Recently, I was introduced to another technique that claims to reduce symptoms of anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and other mood imbalances. It is called the Havening Technique. In it, the therapist uses a specific sequence that combines kinesthetics (touch and movement) and distraction processes to decode and release emotional and traumatic experiences.
In my latest post, I introduce how this method may work by discussing how touch is processed in the brain. In a follow-up blog, I will dive more specifically into how the Havening Technique may modify the brain’s response to triggering stimuli. I will also discuss the proposed mechanisms and provide my feedback on this process.
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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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