This video is the latest in my series on using natural modalities to support mental health. I first began this topic by cheering for the famous, antioxidant “superhero” NAC (N-acetylcysteine). This supplement’s various mechanisms had use well-beyond its most well-known ones. NAC had evidence that it clinically impacted brain biochemistry! This fact inspired me to research in more depth on how essential oils could also affect neurotransmitters and emotions. At the beginning of my literature review, I knew that the medical jargon could be a block in consumers’ understanding. For this reason, I dove into the details of decoding neurotransmitters and created my own NeuroTransit-Pedia©.My intention throughout this series is provide enough science for doctors to apply these tools with their patients. I also hope to bridge communication between consumers and their healthcare providers for optimizing personalized care.
For a full recap of all the previous videos, articles, and topics, please see this accompanying article.
In this 14-minute video you will learn:
- How essential oils can impact emotions through their physical and aromatic properties.
- How the compounds found in these plant metabolites modulate the chemical, physical, and electrical functions in our brain!
- Why it’s important to understand how essential oils impact brain health when using them medicinally or as part of a wellness regime.
- The common uses of essential oils and how various pharmacological activities of their compounds provide good evidence for these applications.
- A special mega review on essential oils and their constituents’ impact on our brain biochemistry.
- Why article reviews, such as the one discussed, are my preference for assessing modalities in medicine.
- Specific examples of the different neurotransmitters that can be impacted by essential oils’ molecules via their actions at cellular receptors.
- A very special message on ending the stigma on mental illness and clearing the meme of using “willpower” to treat a physiological problem.
Please listen and share this to help destigmatize mental illness!
For additional resources, references, and information click here to access the accompanying article.
Please share your comments and feedback!
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.