This video is a primer to how the ancient science of essential oils can “hack” brain biochemistry. It is a continuation to my recent article and video series on mental health that began with the popular antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine).
NAC has recently been reported to provide benefit in alleviating symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders based on various clinical trials. This is a broader application than its most well-known cellular defender and liver sparing roles. The fact that a low cost, low risk intervention is being implemented and integrated in the area of psychiatry intrigued me. It made me want to dive deeper into the biochemical mechanisms of essential oils, my favorite wellness tool, for mental health.
In this 17-minute video, I first provide an overview of how essential oils can impact the brain and body simultaneously. I review their multiple effects from my years of research and writings. I also describe how this makes them a truly holistic modality.
Next, I take you on a journey to a (non-scary) destination of understanding brain biochemistry. Specifically, I discuss the role of brain chemical messengers and highlight some of the most popular neurotransmitters.
I know there are many factors linked to how the brain functions and realize that no one intervention can be used as a “cure” all. Still, by speaking the same “language” of brain biochemistry, it may help to bridge the gap between communication of holistic and conventional health care providers and their patients.
Watch this video to learn:
- The many roles of essential oils in mental, emotional, physical, physiological, spiritual, and relational health.
- The dual effects of essential oils’ aromas and volatile compounds.
- The importance of understanding neurotransmitters and their actions.
- How understanding the language of brain chemistry relates to more integrative approaches in mental healthcare.
- Neurotransmitters’ role and functions in our body and brain.
- The three ways neurotransmitters act at their destination and their classifications. (One of these relates to essential oils.)
- My NeuroTransit-Pedia© of the most popular neurotransmitters and their main effects which include:
- An introduction to how essential oils and their constituents can impact brain biochemistry.
- The three aspects of brain health: chemical, physical, and emotional and why there is no single “cure-all.” (Dr. Titus Chiu is the correct reference)
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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.