The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine February, 2016 - Page 20

ESSENTI AL OI LS FOR BRAI N HEALTH & I NJURI ES Did you know that our sense of smell is the only sense directly tied to the limbic area of the brain, which is considered the emotional control center? In studies performed at Vienna and Berlin Universities, researchers discovered that sesquiterpenes, a natural compound found in essential oils of Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Frankincense, can increase levels of oxygen in the brain by up to 28 percent (Nasel, 1992). Such an increase in brain oxygen may lead to a heightened level of activity in the hypothalamus and limbic systems of the brain, which can have dramatic effects on not only emotions but on learning, attitude, and many physical processes of the body such as: immune function, hormone balance, and energy levels. High levels of sesquiterpenes also occur in Melissa, Myrrh, Cedarwood, and Clove essential oils. This means that when essential oils are inhaled, they go directly to the brain. Our other four senses ? taste, sight, touch and hearing ? are first routed through the thalamus before reaching designated areas of the brain. Because the limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, therapeutic-grade essential oils can have unbelievable physiological and psychological effects. Each of the essential oils has therapeutic stimulating, calming, sedative, balancing properties. When we inhale an essential oil molecule, it travels through the nasal passage to a receptor In 1989, Dr. Joseph Ledoux , at neuron that transports it up to New York Medical University, the limbic brain, especially the discovered that the amygdala hypothalamus. The limbic plays a major role in storing center in your brain is There are many essential oil diffusers and releasing emotional responsible for controlling all available on-line anywhere from $9.99 trauma. From the studies of to $259. Each one just needs a few the physical, psychological, Dr. Hirsch and Dr. Ledoux we drops of essential oils with water which can conclude that aromas may and emotional responses that with auto shut off after the water has your body performs based on exert a profound effect in been evaporated. This one is by stimulus coming from the triggering a response. RADHAD Beauty for $25.95 outside. Thus, the ability of Essential oils can provide essential oils to target your many benefits to the human body without limbic center, make them a powerful tool in side effects, whether it is through diffusing or treating many health ailments. simply inhaling the aroma straight from the When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, bottle. Proper stimulation of the olfactory tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain nerves may offer a powerful and entirely new and go straight to work on the systems that form of therapy that could be used as an moderate our minds and bodies. Inhalation can be adjunct against many forms of illness. the most direct delivery method of these Therapeutic essential oils, through inhalation, incredibly nurturing components in essential oils, may occupy a key position in this relatively since the chemical messengers in the nasal cavity unexplored frontier in medicine. have direct access to the brain. The ability of essential oils and its molecular Page 20 - February, 2016