Eucalyptus’s strong scent opens up the congested airways of the lung. Eucalyptol, a chemical that breaks up mucous and phlegm, is the active ingredient in this oil that enables asthmatics to breathe easily. It’s great to inhale this oil through steam. Add a few drops of the oil to warm water, either in a pot or steam inhaler. Gently lean over and breathe it in (you may even want to place a towel over your head to get the full effect). This will expand the constricted airways.
Also a great one to use if you have a cold or flu!
Frankincense oil is an expectorant with anti-inflammatory properties. It eliminates congestion from the nasal passageways and lungs.
An added bonus is that this oil combats nervousness, anxiety and stress. If you’re feeling stressed too, this may be one you want to use.
It’s great as a chest rub – adding a few drops of the oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil, and apply! Or add a few drops to a diffuser and breathe in the scent.
Oregano oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. This oil is
Comorbidity: causes and control
According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 43.6 million Americans aged 18 and older experienced some form of mental illness. As many as 20.2 million adults had a substance use disorder in 2013, of which 7.9 million people had both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. “To help explain this comorbidity, we need to first recognize that drug addiction is a mental illness. It is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable drug craving, seeking, and use despite devastating consequences- behaviors that stem from drug-induced changes in brain structure and function,” says NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Risk factors associated with dual diagnosis
According to NIDA, six out of 10 people who abuse drugs also have a mental illness. Having both conditions increases the intensity of mood swings, depression, violence and suicide, with each condition worsening the severity of the other. Researchers have found that alcohol use may stimulate the same neurotransmitters in the brain which are also involved in bipolar illness, thereby suggesting that alcohol use may “initiate” bipolar
Undoubtedly, the benefits of using these essential oils are immense, but right knowledge regarding its usage is necessary to make the best use of the product. These oils may be utilized in a daily skin care regime or for oiling hair for relaxation of the nerves, and so on.
Here is a list of essential oils that can be used to treat specific skin care purposes:
- For natural skin care – Use Lavender Oil, Rosewood, Rose, Camphor, Cypress, Rosemary, Geranium, Chamomile, Geranium Essential Oils and all Hydrosols.
- For acne treatment – Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Manuka, Grapefruit, Mints, Sandalwood, Lavender, Thyme Linalool, Rose Geranium, Chamomile, Rosewood, Atlas Cedarwood, Palma Rosa, and Cajeput are the best.
- For blackheads removal – Essential oils like Thymus vulgaris, Coriander, Peppermint, and Lemongrass would be effective.
- For smoothening of the chapped and dry skin during winters – Patchouli, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cajeput, Lavender, and Calendula Infused Oil.
- For regular skin cleansing – Peppermint, Lemongrass, Niaouli, Lemon Oil, and Sweet Basil oil are useful.
- If you have a combination skin and one kind of product does not suit you, opt for natural aromatherapy products with Geranium, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, and Neroli Hydrosol.
- For dull skin – Use Myrtle, Eucalyptus
When going to an inpatient treatment center you will have your treatment program designed based on your needs. As you progress the program will change to reflect this. You will also meet regularly with your physician along with other medical professions as they help you get off the prescription medications.
The first part of prescription drug treatment is detoxification where you will be slowly weaned off the medications and treated for any withdrawal symptoms.
Painkiller prescription drug treatment
For these prescription medications you will be given one of three medications to help treat your withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine or Methadone can be continued as maintenance methods also. How long you would use them as maintenance medications would depend on how severe your dependence is. They may also use clonidine but not as a maintenance medication.
Stimulant prescription drug treatment
For the cravings you will be treated with anti-craving agents and for depressive symptoms they will treat you with antidepressants. Sometimes people suffer from severe psychotic effects and if you are then they will be treated with neuroleptics.
Sedative prescription drug treatment
Generally they will slowly wean you off sedatives while in the
Despite how much I ate, I could not seem to gain much muscle. It was not until years later, when I became more independent and confident that I was able to rest and sleep deeper and gain more muscle weight. I could concentrate better as well. So, later I attended university and would actually remember what I was supposed to.
Rest is often ignored by those in a hurry to lose weight, gain muscle, get through school or learn to defend themselves. That is often because the adrenaline glands are stuck on high. Trust me on this one.
To support this theory, I read about a study in Montreal, Canada, in 1958, where school children were on meal programs and generally ate about the same amount of food. Fairly consistently, the children from high-stress families almost always were under-weight and tired.
Well, this was a relief as I realized that I was not a total moron. My mind could not process information while stuck in the survival mode most of the time.
So, what does this means to you, my friends, who might be struggling with under or over-weight (too much cortisol from stress)?
When applied to the skin, chamomile essential oil helps in relieving pain, inflammation and acts as an anti-microbial treatment. It can be used with carrier oil as a remedy for skin problems like wounds, burns, diaper rash and cracked nipples.
The oil is good for eczema and acne because it has anti-inflammatory properties that put an end to the pain, redness and inflammation. For inflammations, it can be mixed with Evening Primrose.
Chamomile essential oil eases rashes on the skin and reduces or prevents scarring. It calms skin irritation and at the same time moisturizes and hydrates the skin, adding a natural radiance to it. Apart from the rashes and prevention of scarring, it can be used as a remedy for sunburns. A few drops can be added to bath water for the benefits to be enjoyed.
The oil has the benefit of getting rid of dark circles under the eyes and crow’s feet with regular application. It eases all blemishes to achieve an even skin tone. You will also enjoy added benefits such as skin repair, strengthening and regeneration for a young youthful look.
Chamomile essential oil
Most schools of thought consider the following areas of the body as chakra points: the crown/tip of the skull, the eyebrow region, the throat, the heart and lungs region, the stomach and lower abdomen, the sacral, and the root nodes.
Crystal healers believe that a person is ill primarily because his chakras are not well balanced. There is a distortion in certain nodes. To overcome these distortions, special crystals can be placed at these nodes, and in the process, energy will be supplied to these regions. In this way, crystals can be used to restore balance and revive health. Many gems and stones are used in crystal healing, but the most effective is quartz.
Even though quartz and other crystals are inert, they resonate with the fundamental source of life. Let’s take the fact that our bodies are majorly made of silicone and water. We have a natural affinity with crystals. It’s natural to believe that crystals can act as an energy intermediate.
Nature has configured quartz with many special properties. It’s unique angles allow it to reflect many different sources of energy at different frequencies. In fact, quartz is a professional favourite in not
There are some people who attribute these symptoms of depression in women to the effect of hormones. However, depression during pregnancy is a very real problem that many are struggling to combat and cope with. In fact, many women do not even realize that they are suffering from depression during pregnancy because they attribute much of what they feel to changes in hormones. It is therefore to watch out for these symptoms of depression in young women and get help if needed when these symptoms appear during pregnancy.
Identifying Depression During Pregnancy
While the initial stages of symptoms of depression in women who are pregnant include anxiety, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and other general mood changes that occur during pregnancy, the following symptoms of depression in young women should be monitored if they become more frequent and severe. Pregnant women require a great deal of more understanding as well as love and support to deal with this period in their lives.
However, if the following symptoms persist, the right medical help might be required to deal with these symptoms and get over them:
- Anxiety and irritability.
- Panic attacks.
- Insomnia or sleeping too much.
- Lack of appetite or eating too
Take eucalyptus for example. This is a fast growing plant, and evergreen even and it is native to Australia. You may think of it first as the main diet for the koala but the leaves can be used to make an essential oil that helps to reduce coughing, colds and congestion, it is antiseptic, it is antimicrobial and it is great to counter respiratory issues. As a cream preparation, it can be used in a massage to help relieve muscle and joint pain and since it’s cooling in nature, it is wonderful for everyday aches and pains too.
Bergamot is a citrus scented oil that is used to treat stress, depression and anxiety. It too has healing properties and works well to help skin infections heal. It also stimulates the liver, the spleen and the digestive system. Added to massage oil, bergamot helps you relax as the tension leaves your body. What could be better than that?
Chamomile has long known to be a major calming agent. It’s popular in tea and also popular in the spa setting as it is an antidepressant and a mood lifter. Chamomile is also used for its antiseptic and antibiotic
There are various diffusers available in the market today and we need to choose one that completely fulfills our preferences. Two most popular diffusers are listed below:
- Ultrasonic Diffusers: These are one of the best oil diffusers available in the market. These diffusers use water along with the oils so that a cool mist of water/oils is released into the air. The best part with ultrasonic diffusers is that they utilize non-heat ultrasonic waves, which do not affect the natural healing properties of essential oils. The ultrasonic frequencies create vibrations in water to vaporize the essential oils. Added features of these diffusers are humidifier functionality (best for winters), auto-shut functionality and color-changing LED lights. Some selected models are also available with remote-control functionality.
- Nebulizing Diffusers: Unlike ultrasonic ones, nebulizing diffusers do not need water to be added to essential oils. They create fine particles with the help of an atomizer and blow them into air. As far as oil diffusion is concerned, these diffusers provide the strongest concentration of essential oils released into air. But these are louder that ultrasonic diffusers and do not have any LEDs fitted. Secondly, because of no water added, these diffusers