Knowing there’s a connection between the mind and body and the heart and brain is important.
Doing something about it, that’s another story.
With all the stress and division in today’s world, it is becoming imperative that we pay attention to our emotional balance and nurture loving relationships for our heart. After all, one of the main reasons I feel healthcare is failing to move the needle on cardiovascular mortality is because it is not paying enough attention to the imperative role that social connections and mental health have on heart disease outcomes.
This is one reason I have been focusing so intensely on a holistic approach to wellness and health and offering resources that integrate body, mind, spirit, lifestyle, genetics, environment, and socioeconomics in my naturopathic blogs. My goal has been to assist people in these areas so that they can live more fully and align more passionately with their goals. Health can be viewed as a resource to get them there.
Recently, my article in Natural Path highlighted my favorite modality for supporting the connection between the mind and all body systems, essential oils. I use them with all my naturopathic and functional medicine clients. Essential oils are in alignment with naturopathic medicine philosophies and partner perfectly for integrative medicine support.
Below is an excerpt from the article.
Essential Oils for Mind-Body-Heart Health
Due to the fact that our world is so separated and polarized, the importance of connection and effective communication can be challenging. One way I assist my clients to create resilience and build courage in relationships, beyond therapy and other modalities, is by using essential oils…
Essential oils’ molecular components simultaneously support physical, psychological, and biochemical healing. By balancing emotions, they aid in clearing blocks that prevent deep connections and living to one’s highest potential. Furthermore, by alleviating negative reactions to stress, balancing hormones, and promoting bonding, they can allow one to feel safer to open up in relationships.
Essential oils also promote cardiovascular health directly through various mechanisms of action. For example, ylang ylang oil has been shown to lower blood pressure as it relieves stress and promotes calmness.
The four essential oils highlighted in the article for mind-body-heart health include:
- Ylang ylang
- Heart Unifying Blend (based on a formulation to inspire unity and empowerment)
I also list several previous articles on essential oils and heart health and provide application tips.
Click here to access the full article in Natural Path.
Click here to access my write-up and a 10-minute video.
Resources for Learning More about Essential Oils & Naturopathic Medicine
- If you’d like to learn more about essential oils’ properties and their use for whole-body support, view my database here.
- You can discover the five reasons essential oils and naturopathic medicine make a great team here.
- Feel free to explore my dedicated essential oils website which features the brand of essential oils I use with clients and information on specific products for healthy living.
- Finally, grab my free essential oils guide! It contains all the information you need to get started with essential oils! Even if your a seasoned oiler, signing up to get the guide will provide access to future education on essential oils and wellness topics. Click here.
Book an essential oils consult here.
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.)
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.