Can Aromatherapy Help With Depression?

Depression can affect everyone, especially now during these troubling times.

It can influence the way you act, how you feel, and what you think. If you suffer from this heavy affliction, you know the symptoms; anxiety, restlessness, despair, sadness, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating.

Although aromatherapy has been proven to complement other depression treatments, it is not a one all cure all. But if it helps, it doesn't hurt; here's how it works. 

To be completely transparent, researchers aren't completely sure how aromatherapy treats any ailment.


What is known however, is that the scent receptors in your nose sends signals to the part of your brain that regulated emotion and memory. When you breathe in certain scents, it is hypothesized that these aromas stimulate these parts of your brain, which in turn influences emotional, physical, and mental health. 

Since aromatherapy has been used for centuries, the property of scents has been passed down for generations, and now onto modern day scientists, which prove (or disprove) their properties.

One of these studies was published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research. In this study, 140 women diagnosed with depression inhaled lavender essential oil.

The results? Their symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression were alleviated. Not cured, but alleviated. Again, if it helps, it helps, and we're all looking for a little help right about now.

 

Incense Falls Cones That Can Treat Depression

 

Other Natural Depression Treatments

  • The Wim Hof Method
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature
  • Breathing Exercises

No matter what state the world is in, we will all persevere.

Now more than ever, we need to take care of our mental and physical well-being.

Stay healthy, happy, and strong,

Gina
Author
Incense Falls

P.S. Relax with today's featured Incense Falls burner, Crystal Rose.

 

 

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