segunda-feira, junho 25, 2007

Aromaterapia - Fatigue

Adrenal Support from Nature - Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends for Fighting

Feeling fatigued a little too often? Morning cappuccino no longer doing its
job? Getting that feeling that you've been worn thin by your busy schedule,
and you're just not bouncing back? These can be signs of over-worked adrenal
glands – and can be symptoms of a syndrome known as "Adrenal Fatigue".
Thankfully, a few commonly-available essential oils can offer support in
regenerating worn-out adrenal glands.

Adrenal Supporting Essential Oils

Several easy-to-find essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy to
support the adrenals glands. Some are used purely for adrenal gland
restoration, while others are used to provide a healthy lift when needed,
and may be of assistance when reducing caffeine intake. These oils are not
to be taken internally, but are best diluted in a carrier oil and applied to
the skin.

Spruce and Black Spruce Needle Oils - Spruce is thought to restore depleted
adrenal glands, and is used regularly by aromatherapists in blends applied
directly over the adrenal area, or in an all-over body lotion.

Pine Needle Oil – Pine essential oil is noted to be one of the "most
effective oils for fatigue and nervous debility". Pine can be blended with
Spruce for a synergistic revitalizing effect.

Atlas Cedar Oil – Moroccan Cedar is thought to gently and persistently
stimulate the metabolism. Rather than regenerating, as do the Spruce and
Pine oils, Cedar will provide a smooth, deep, and long lasting stimulation
without the side effects of coffee and black tea.

Peppermint Oil – Peppermint has a broad range of healthful properties, and
is thought of as an uplifting aroma. Peppermint, like Cedar, can be used for
gentle stimulation and alertness.

Citrus Oils – Essential oils pressed from the rinds of citrus fruit like
sweet orange, bitter orange (bergamot), lemon and lime are also uplifting
and brightening, yet have a relaxing quality as well. They are useful
additions to fatigue-busting blends, as the added calming, but not sedating,
quality can lower stress levels, which are generally the cause of adrenal
fatigue in the first place.

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