Show 226 - Aromatherapy Oils for Stress Relief

In this weeks show I fess up to eating chocolate cookies, a look at the website and videos from and a look at some of the essential oils that can be helpful to handle anxiety symptoms. 

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: 

"Aromatherapy is sometimes used for insomnia, but we don’t know whether it’s helpful because little rigorous research has been done on this topic.

Aromatherapy is sometimes incorporated into massage therapy for various conditions, such as knee pain from osteoarthritis or pain, anxiety, and other symptoms in people with cancer."

So this is a brief update on essential oils for aromatherapy.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: is a membership mental health education service. The goal is to provide information about mental health concepts and treatment. There is a MedCircle YouTube channel for the service where you can view clips or watch selected full episodes.  

Dr. Tracey Marks has a video on Essential Oils and the Brain on YouTube.

John Hopkins University article on Aromatherapy: Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Very Well Mind page on Using Aromatherapy for Relieving Your Stress and a more detailed on on Aromatherapy for Social Anxiety Disorder


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