Common symptoms and complaints that may indicate the need for some type of relaxation therapy, include:
Feeling stressed out, uptight and control issues.
Starting young to handle your stress may be just the ticket as numerous studies have now linked many of today's most serious health concerns to stress.
A study published in PubMed on the, 'Effects of Aromatherapy on Adolescents.' showed the results of using aromatherapy with 36 Adolescent Females. Results showed that stress levels were significantly lower when students received aromatherapy compared only with a placebo treatment.
The study advised, "Administration of aromatherapy by nurses is recommended as an effective nursing intervention for high school students."
Prevention and early treatment of stress in young adulthood may possibly prevent the onset of these 9 Stress Related Health Concerns.
9 Stress Related Health Concerns
Heart Disease - Stressed out behavior may increase your risk for high blood pressure or hypertension, as well as increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Asthma - Many studies have shown that stress can trigger an asthma attack and make the condition worse. Some evidence, published in Lancet, suggests that a parent's chronic stress might even increase the risk of developing asthma in their children.
Obesity - There is considerable evidence that elevated cortisol levels from stress seems to increase the amount of fat that's deposited in your body, especially in the area of your abdomen.
Diabetes - A study on Stress and Diabetes published in PubMed, explores the link for how stress may affect Diabetes I and II. For instance, stress increases the likelihood of ‘bad’ eating choices and excessive alcohol consumption which can raises blood glucose levels.
Headaches. Stress is considered one of the most common triggers for headaches -- not just tension headaches, but migraine type headache, too.
Depression and anxiety. Stress induced depression and anxiety have been the subject of numerous research studies. A paper published in PubMed answers the question: can stress cause depression? The answer is Yes.
Gastrointestinal problems. A study on Stress and the Gut was published in PubMed. The study shows both short- and long-term effects on the functions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ultimately, stress leads to the development of a variety of GI disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), allergies, peptic ulcer and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Alzheimer's disease. A study published in PubMed on, “The relationship between stress and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)," showed that stress clearly exacerbates AD pathogenesis, causing more rapid development of the pathology and loss in cognitive function.
Accelerated aging & Premature death. A study on ‘Stress and Aging Mechanisms,’ was published in PubMed. The study states that, ‘Toxic Stress’ (ubiquitous chronic psychological stress), is a serious problem for human health, as it has been shown to precede and hasten early disease and mortality.
SUPER OILS FOR STRESS - These 8 oils are your Go-to Super Stars for handling stress.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - Promotes deep release of tension
Geranium (Pelargonium roseum & P. graveolens) - Research shows its effectiveness for balancing nervous tension. Calming and uplifting effect
Sandalwood (Santalum album) - Strengthens and fortifies the nervous system
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) - #1 oil for balancing nervous tension
Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) - promotes deep relaxation
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) - promotes hormone balance, stress relief
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) - helps dispel negative mental states and negative self talk
Frankincense/Olibanum (Boswellia frereana & Boswellia carterii) - Known for its enduring emotional and spiritual support. Comforter of sorrow.
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