Puberty Bliss: How Essential Oils Can Help Teenagers

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Too often we associate our teen years with angst and emotional turmoil rather than positive emotions like joy and bliss. Growing up in Australia, where a lot of emphasis is put on our final exam at school, I remember my fellow teens bursting into tears due the stress involved. I also remember the peer pressures and how often personal identities were sacrificed due to infatuations with boyfriends and girlfriends and our quest for love. Late nights, binge drinking, drugs and other influences certainly didn’t help. I was just lucky that I had taken up Transcendenta …

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Can Essential Oils Help Treat Cancer?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aren’t the only way to kill cancer cells. Essential oils appear to be able to do this, at least under laboratory conditions and in certain concentrations. This leads one to hope that in future patients will be able to use them in treatment instead of having to suffer from the well-known side effects of current treatments. A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 1) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on in vitro toxicolog …

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Tri-Essence PowerBlends™ in Clinical Practice

Apr 21st 2021

Dr. David K. Asks: Greetings! I am interested in exploring the application of Tri-Essence Power Blends in clinical practice. Here in California, we see so many adrenal, blood sugar, liver, HPA axis, digestive issues, heavy metal issues, hidden parasites, mineral and fatty acid deficiencies, lymph congestion, sexual hormonal challenges, and more. I saw your current line, and would like more detailed understanding of them, and explore if other remedies would be appropriate for current challenges. Blessings, DK Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Dr. Kamnitzer, Thank you very much …

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Toe Nail Fungus Treatment

Apr 21st 2021

Jean Y. Asks: Hi Dr. Streicher, I need to know what a toe nail fungus treatment would be. I have tried tea tree oil and the patient does not like the strong smell. Is there a different oil that can be used? Would it be used straight or diluted with olive or jojoba or another oil? I am an acupuncturist and really like essential oils but am not sure what would be effective for nail fungus. Thanks! Dr. Streicher Answers: Here are two alternatives as a nail fungus treatment: First, there is Oregano Oil, which also is not very pleasant smelling but is much more potent than …

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PTSD – Can Essential Oils Help Heal The Trauma?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers and Dr. Christoph Streicher Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is mental health condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event like being at war or being raped, or being involved in a major accident or assault. Although a complex and difficult disorder, essential oils may be used help with some of the symptoms commonly experienced. Around 3.6% of adult Americans (5.2 million people) currently suffer from PTSD.WHAT IS PTSD? People who suffer from this condition experience the same adrenalin “fight-or-flight” response, even though they are no l …

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Oil of Oregano: Nature’s Antibiotic?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Oregano is a common perennial herb that many of us have used to flavor our meals. It is native to the Mediterranean region and to the warmer parts of western and southwestern Eurasia. It also grows in some colder areas, but there it is considered an annual rather than a perennial because it doesn’t survive the winters. There are a number of varieties of it. It has purple flowers and is related to marjoram and sometimes called wild marjoram. Oregano was used by the ancient Greeks for a variety of ailments. It’s said that Hippocrates - the “father of medicine” - oft …

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Why Is Massage More Effective When It Involves Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers I remember when I had my first massage. I was sixteen. I walked home afterward and felt like I was gliding home. Then, I did some yoga and I was able to do things I had never been able to do before. It was amazing. I was so excited by this discovery of what massage could do that I enrolled to do a part-time course to become certified in Swedish massage, run by the same person who gave me my first massage. My mother was horrified, as she thought it might lead to my working in a massage parlor (a euphemism for a brothel in her day). So I had to pay for the course …

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Carrier Oils: The Secret Sauce!

Apr 21st 2021

Carrier Oils: The Secret Sauce! We love the benefits of essential oils. Everyone knows essential oils are too powerful to apply directly to the skin. And everyone knows what you do is dilute your essential oils in a carrier oil that “carries” the essential oil through the skin. The conventional wisdom is that any carrier oil will do—Carrier oils are not super-stars. BUT, here, we’re letting you in on a little secret—Carrier oils matter! Here’s why Amrita’s quality carrier oils are The Secret Sauce for your essential oil blends. A Therapeutic Part of Your Remedy: Your carrier oil …

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Taking Essential Oils Internally

Apr 21st 2021

Anthony Z. Asks: I see a couple Essential Oil Companies that advise people to use their Essential Oils internally. They also argue that their oils are the only "Therapeutic Grade" on the market. I am unaware of Any agency that regulates or tests for any such grade. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this matter. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Anthony, Taking essential oils internally has been a medicinal healing modality for a long time, particularly in France where aromatherapy is almost exclusively in the hands of medical doctors. To prescribe essential oils internally requires a g …

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Aromatherapy Research: How it Works

Apr 21st 2021

Bella H. Asks: Hello! My name is Bella H. and I am a senior in high school conducting a research paper. My topic is alternative therapies and I was hoping to gain some insight concerning aromatherapy. If you could take the time to answer these few questions, it would be greatly appreciated! Here are the questions: 1. What parts of the internal anatomy does aromatherapy target? 2. Why do different scents trigger different feelings/responses? 3. What are some long term benefits of aromatherapy? I sincerely hope to hear back from you, thank you for any help you can provide! Dr. Str …

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