After concluding my mini dissertation on the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of various species of frankincense oil, I continued with my theme of essential oils and the sacred in this week’s article. I felt compelled to share more ways that spirituality and essential oils can support our brain and biochemistry.

This time, I focused on how these tools from my holiday sanity tips could also provide help for those coping with addictions. This is related to the fact that additional triggers during this hectic time can make it especially hard on those struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) and their loved ones.

The connection between spirituality and emotional and physical well-being and how integrative medicine and mindfulness can be used to support these links.

Watch this 12-minute video to learn:

  • How holidays and stress can trigger more cravings for the addictive substance.
  • The five suggested lifestyle skills to adapt to recover from addictions.
  • How family dynamics can affect and be impacted by the person dealing with an addiction.
  • How spirituality and building relationships in a group support network can impact well-being, recovery, and positive outcomes for those with substance use disorders and their loved ones. ***
  • How essential oils can support addiction recovery on many levels including the physical, neurological, social, spiritual, and emotional.

You can get additional references in the article here.


*** Note in the video, I was discussing clients who have primary care providers, they are not my “patients.” See more here about naturopathic medicine and NYS.

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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.