Friday, March 9, 2012

Fibromyalgia and Pituitary Damage

Dan Purser, MD talks about the connection between pituitary damage and fibromyalgia in his book Top 7 Female Health Concerns. "From our research we believe that fibromyalgia is almost always caused by pituitary damage. The location in the bony vault (called the sella turcica) makes the pituitary very vulnerable. This positioning is why it can be damaged in car wrecks and from a sudden blow to the head and from whiplash injuries. The pituitary is very fragile and the stalk damage is most common. Anyone with fibromyalgia knows what fibro fog is-it's where they get confused and have brain fog--it's terrible. Well, partially this is from lack of pregnenalone which women make in their ovaries and men make in their testicles-under the control of the pituitary. This is where it breaks down-these patients have a damaged pituitary and cannot make pregnenalone."
Dr.Purser recommends endocrine supporting supplements to help replace thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal hormones like Young Living's Thyromin and PD 80/20. Follow the links to learn more about these products. Selenium, one of the ingredients in Thyromin helps thyroid receptors work better.

I highly recommend craniosacral therapy to help ease stress on the pituitary gland from the structural standpoint. Oils best to soothe fibromyalgia externally:
German Chamomile
Idaho Balsam fir

Blends: PanAway, Relieve It, OrthoSport, Deep Relief Roll On, Stress Away Roll On

Diffusing an essential oil may help ease brain fog.
Mix 2-5 drops of the essential oil of your choice with 2-5 drops of carrier oil (jojoba, grapeseed, almond) and apply to specific locations of discomfort. A full body massage or Raindrop Technique weekly is very beneficial.
To order Young Living products mentioned call Jennifer Nordin at 651-503-9402 or use ID 329194 at Order $30 or more and I will send you a copy of Dr. Purser's book free of charge!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Aromatic Triad or.... HOW Essential Oils Work!

In his book, Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils, Daniel Penoel, MD refers to the “Aromatic Triad” of matter, energy and information embodied in the oils. As powerful healing allies, the oils can provide help at many different levels, known and unknown, throughout the body’s total healing system. Essential oils are adaptogens. This means they have the ability to provide therapy in unanticipated or unexpected ways; they seem to understand – and the body understands – instinctively where their influence is needed and how it is best used.
Dr. Penoel considers eight realms in which the healing effects of essential oils can have an influence. I’ve listed them here with brief descriptions for reference:
  • The Congenital Realm – refers to issues of heredity or as a result of complications during pregnancy. What Penoel refers to as “aromatic treatment” focuses here on alleviating the consequences of damaged DNA replication or from events occurring during conception or fetus development.
  • The Organic Realm – refers to the organic systems of the body including the liver, kidneys, lungs, spleen, cardiovascular system, digestive system, etc. Aromatic molecules provide properties that promote improved functioning of the organs.
  • The Bioelectronic Realm – refers to the biochemical and the electromagnetic systems of the body. Essential oils have an uncanny capacity to balance the pH, increase the electrical resistance, and reduce the oxidation within body fluids. Added to this biochemical action is their electromagnetic action - which can create an inhospitable environment for pathogens.
  • The Microbial Realm - This refers to the flora and fauna co-existing within our bodies including pathogens as well as the friendly allies. Within the digestive tract alone, we harbor more bacteria than there are cells in our body. Certain essential oils have the ability to eliminate the unwanted inhabitants while preserving those that are helpful.
  • The Immunity Realm - refers to the immune functions of the body. Effects of essential oils treatment are known to stimulate, regulate, or modulate immune system response.
  • The Structural Realm – refers to bone, joint, and muscle systems of the body, especially the spine. Aromatherapy can play a support role to corrective, energy, or structure techniques that is extremely valuable.
  • The Glandular Realm - refers to the system of glands in the body which produce a vast and interrelated group of hormones to regulate most body functions and many psychological mechanisms. Like essential oil molecules, these hormones are highly complex and have a tremendous influence on the growth, healing, health, and regulation of body systems. Either by direct action or by more subtle biochemical processes (molecules which are precursors to hormone structures), essential oils can be used here also to stimulate, moderate, or regulate glandular performance.
  • The Neuro-Psychic Realm - refers to the functions related directly to and controlled by the brain - or “human central computer.” This includes pain response, controlling the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, production of endorphins, the functions of the subconscious and the memory, and the libido, among others. The effects of essential oils can stimulate, moderate, or regulate these functions with this realm providing one of the highest response levels to aromatic molecules.
What we observe and experience as the healing effects of essential oils are a result of the aromatic triad (matter, energy and information) interacting within these eight realms.