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Healthy Aging with Essential Oils as Part of Your Plan

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing, Videos by Debra Reis

As we age, certain concerns may become bigger or new issues arise such as aches and pains, lack of memory clarity and/or ways to continue the romance. Healthy aging includes good nutrition, proper rest, exercise, spiritual practice and regular stress management techniques. Essential oils can be part of a great healthy aging plan. The following are some quick tips to use …

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Essential oils for Sleep and Stress

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Plants have played an important role throughout our health history. They were one of our first remedies to treat and prevent conditions.  Traditional healers have long used plants and plant products to treat and prevent conditions. Essential oils, alone or in combination with other complementary modalities, can be part of your health plan. Essential oil quality is very important (see …

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Aromas for the Holiday Season

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Videos by Debra Reis

This was an article that was highlighted in our hospital wellness newsletter. by Debra Reis, December 8, 2014 Many of us remember our parents or grandparents using certain foods at the holidays, such as oranges with clove sticks.  Or, perhaps we remember the smells of cinnamon apples or peppermint sticks at holiday gatherings.  Do you ever wonder why certain aromas …

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Inflammation – You have Options for Healing

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

If you have a condition such as muscle/joint aches, skin concerns, allergies, or something more serious – consider that inflammation may be the problem and your liver may need support! There are two types of inflammation. Acute Inflammation – this is a normal immune system response to injury or infection to promote healing. Chronic inflammation – this occurs when the body is under constant stressors …

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Quality of Essential Oils – How to Choose?

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and may be something you enjoy in your home. However, your aromatherapy may actually be more harmful than helpful! Plants and essential oils have been used in health practices for thousands of years. The word Aromatherapy first appeared in the literature about 1937 by a French chemist, Gattefosse who claimed to effectively …

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Natures Spa – a celebration of natural beauty

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

To celebrate the Spring Solstice, we sponsored a Natures Spa Happy Hour at a downtown quaint restaurant, Pam’s Corner.  Healthy food was featured along with organic skin care products, vision painting and yoga stretching/meditation, and coming together after a long, long winter to share with each other! This was a great time to remind us of this Solstice as a time …

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Frequency of Life

In Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia by Debra Reis

It is said that everything alive vibrates. This is where we get the language – vibrational frequency. A motion not usually seen with the naked eye but certainly measurable as electromagnetic waves or hertz. Our bodies have different frequencies. Even the earth has a frequency. Research has shown that the body frequency will decrease with illness. Review the work of …

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Lavender & Migraines – New study!

In Aromatherapy, Featured, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

A new study reports the benefits of Lavender essential oil for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Individuals have tried this suggestion for inhalation with success and avoided using medication. Eur Neurol. 2012;67(5):288-91. doi: 10.1159/000335249. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache: a placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sasannejad P, Saeedi M, Shoeibi A, Gorji A, …

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Enhance Your Exercise with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

I have had the privilege to connect with a yoga instructor who would guide the group with yoga while I incorporated essential oils.  I found it to be a rewarding experience.  An overview is provided below: Begin your exercise class with an oil that will refresh – often citrus oils will facilitate awakening and “get ready” to move. Once you …