Friday, October 24, 2008

Essential Oils and Hormone Balance

The following is a compilation from the Essential Oils Desk Reference regarding how essential oils affect hormones. By the way, if you want to have a user friendly book at your fingertips for the practical use of therapeutic and medicinal essential oils please get one! You will be glad you did! (For the best price order from my blog. (See button at left side of page).

Essential oils-through their fragrance and unique molecular structure-can directly stimulate the limic lobe and the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, acting as our hormonal control center. It releases chemical messengers that effect everything from sex drives to energy levels.

The hypothalamus is referred to as the master gland because it governs the production of:

Growth Hormones ( for youth and longevity)
Sex Hormones (menstrual cycles, sex drive, conception)
Thyroid Hormones (controls energy)
Neurotransmitters (like seratonin)

Essential oils can exert a profound effect on the body and mind by way of the hypothalamus. Not only can inhalation of essential oils be used to combat stress and emotional trauma, but they can stimulate the production of hormones from the hypothalamus.

Some essential oils that are especially stimulating to the hypothalamus and endocrine system:

EndoFlex Blend
En-R-Gee Blend
Brain Power Blend
Hope Blend
3 Wise Men Blend

There can be many different factors contributing to infertility. To bring our bodies into balance, instead of masking symptoms and forcing conception, here are some core issues to examine.

Stress levels and emotional trauma (past and present)

Relationship with your spouse

Vitamin B6 and B12 deficiencies

Calcium/Magnesium deficiency(ALWAYS choose calcium citrate for best absorption)

Mineral deficiency

Colon/Liver function

Yeast/Fungus overgrowth

I know my readers will have many questions about the applications of the essential oils, so feel free to comment with your questions or send me an email for a free personal consultation. Oh, and remember to get your copy of the Essential Oils Desk Reference!

1 comment:

Meridith said...

I've been reading some about EO's used to help treat IF... right now we are doing a bunch of additional testing and tweaking of my wellness plan... but once we get a few things worked out I definitely want to try some EO's to see if they will help...

I'll be following your blog... you have some really great information!!