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Repel The Bed Bugs Naturally With Essential Oils

Bed bugs (cimex lectularius) are insects that can be found in areas where humans reside.  They are nocturnal and survive by living on human blood and so are most commonly found in bedding and sleeping areas, including carpets and mattresses.  They are more prevalent in 3rd world countries but are not uncommon in western households, especially with the increase in world travel. Common hygiene techniques enhanced with essential oils that are effective against parasites can readily rid an area of these pests.  Bites and their uncomfortable itching can also be treated effectively with essential oils. Please note: The information provided below is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has NOT been scientifically verified with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns please seek professional medical attention. Essential Oils To…

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Essential Oils to Treat Bad Breath

Essential Oils to Use: Essential Oils: Peppermint Also consider: Wintergreen, Ginger Suggested protocols: Two drops of Peppermint essential oil directly in the mouth will work. For those that are more sensitive to Peppermint essential oil, consider diluting the oil in water or a carrier oil first. Sometimes the root cause of halitosis (“bad breath”) is the digestive tract. Using one or two drops of the Peppermint and Ginger oil in water after each meal will aid the digestive system.  Also consider using a digestive tract cleanse formula followed with a probiotic. Experiences & Testimonials Please note: The information provided below is a compilation of the experiences of others who have used essential oils and has NOT been scientifically verified with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns please seek professional medical attention. Patricia – Any ideas or solutions on bad breath…

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The Top Essential Oils for Back Pain Massage

Health Description The spinal column is where many types of back pain is associated.  It is a major structural member of our human anatomy. The spinal column also contains the spinal cord which is a the main part of the central nervous system. The central nervous system is a conduit for communication between the peripheral nervous system (namely the limbs, organs, and glands) and the brain. Back pain can come from any injury or disease in the disks, spinal cord, or vertebrae. When injury or disease happens to the spin it can lead to incorrect function or “mixed signals” to the other parts of the nervous system and thus the whole body. Below is a list of names of common back problems. Muscle Strain Muscles in the back can become strained from heavy lifting, awkward lifting, repeated uncomfortable back positions, over exertion, a fall or other type of accident. These…

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Athlete’s Foot & How Essential Oils May Help Get Rid of It

Health Description Athlete’s foot, various types of ringworm, and jock itch are all skin related fungal infections. Athlete’s foot.  Athlete’s foot is caused by a type of fungi called dermatophytes.  There are three types of athlete’s foot.  In any of the three types of athlete’s foot, especially if the fungal infection causes open sores, an added complication of a simultaneous bacterial infection may occur.  The three type are: The most common is the between the toes (most often the fourth and fifth toes) and is accompanied by peeling or cracked skin with burning and itching.  Tight shoes and socks with a warm, damp environment enables the fungus. Trichophyton rubrum fungus causes moccasin type athlete’s foot.  In this case it usually begins with soreness of the feet then the sole of the foot can become dry, thick, and scaly.  In difficult cases the infection can move to the toenails. The least common,…

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Asthma & How Aromatherapy May Help Reduce Symptoms

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Health Description Asthma is a complex bronchial disorder with a wide variety of root causes.  Simply described an asthma attack occurs as the air passageways become inflamed and muscles may contract both of which limit the air being taken into the lungs.  As the body tries to compensate for this loss wheezing, coughing, excess mucus or other signs of shortness of breath occur.  Symptoms can also be complicated by previous medications used to treat the problem.

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How Aromatherapy may Help Reduce Feelings of Anxiety

Health Description The definition of Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety can come about after stressful events. Because of these past events anxiety may be triggered by any future related events. For some, a word, a song, a person, a place, or thing can trigger anxiety if it relates to a stressful or traumatic event in their past. Some anxiety can be “untrained” and prevented. Some symptoms of anxiety can be reduced by using essential oils and aromatherapy.

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Antispasmodics

Health Description Antispasmodics are drugs, herbs or oils that aid in the relief of muscles that contract, cramp or spasm out of control. One type of antispasmodics are those that aid the smooth muscles of the body, especially those associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Another type are those that aid the skeletal muscles such as leg cramps or back pain. To see specific oils and helps go to the specific type of muscle dysfunction pages elsewhere on this website.

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How Aromatherapy may Help Relieve Anorexia

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Health Description Anorexia (anorexia nervosa) is a mental condition and eating disorder wherein the person becomes obsessed with their weight. This happens most often in teenage and young adult  females although there are instances of males and older adults also suffering. The technical definition includes being consistently 15% under the normal body weight for the height, a fear of being overweight, an unusual preoccupation with body shape and with a female missing three consecutive regular menstrual cycles.