Understanding the Wellness Pyramid, Part One: Lifestyle Choices

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At 5 Point Acupuncture, we have long believed that essential oils can be a beneficial part of any self-care regime. When used as part of a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutrient-rich diet, plenty of exercise, and the right amount of sleep, essential oils can help you manage your stress and support your body’s natural…

The Chemistry of Essential Oils and Their Uses for Stress Relief and More: Part Two

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Using essential oils can have a myriad of benefits, including stress relief and promoting positive emotional states. For patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in improving their health and wellbeing, these oils have a great deal of potential.   In our last post, we took a look at the effects these oils can have on your…

The Chemistry of Essential Oils and Their Uses for Stress Relief and More: Part One

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In our recent series of blog posts, we’ve explored various methods of self-care to promote relaxation, stress relief, and overall wellness. One method that we find to be incredibly powerful, especially as a complement to acupuncture treatment, is the use of essential oils in everyday life. As we’ve discussed, your sense of smell can dramatically…

Essential Oils and Emotional States: Part Two

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In our last blog post, we delved into the neuroscience of smell and explored the effects that scents can have on your emotional states and wellbeing. While your conscious brain is busy identifying what it is you’re smelling, that scent can have a profound effect on your limbic system, including the amygdala (the emotion center…

Essential Oils and Emotional States: Part One

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We’ve known for a while that scents play a role in our emotional states. Think how the scent of your favorite food can be comforting, even if you’re not eating it, or how smelling flowers can instantly lift your mood. A scent associated with a bad memory, on the other hand, can leave you feeling…

Nurses Study the Benefits of Essential Oils for Stress Relief in Hospitals: Part Two

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Using essential oils as part of a regular self-care routine has many benefits for both patients and caregivers. For those living with chronic fatigue and stress, lavender and peppermint oils can be hugely effective, helping to improve sleep and give you more energy throughout the day. There is also a very slim chance of having…

Nurses Study the Benefits of Essential Oils for Stress Relief in Hospitals: Part One

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In our recent series of blog posts, we’ve explored a variety of self-care methods that can help relieve both chronic and cancer-related fatigue. These include acupressure massages that you can do at home, and the use of fragrant and uplifting essential oils. As we’ve seen, using lavender and peppermint oils as part of a daily…

Why Are Lavender and Peppermint Oils Effective for Relieving Fatigue? Part Two—Peppermint

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If you’ve been following our recent blog posts on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and other types of chronic fatigue, you probably already know that lavender and peppermint oils can promote relaxation and stimulate energy. We recommend using them as part of a daily acupressure massage, which has been shown to relieve CRF symptoms and improve patients’…

Why Are Lavender and Peppermint Oils Effective for Relieving Fatigue? Part One—Lavender

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  Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) can be difficult to live with, making every little activity exhausting and overwhelming to complete. In our most recent blog post, we explored some self-care methods that can help relieve CRF and other types of chronic fatigue, including supplements and acupressure massages. We recommended using lavender and peppermint essential oils to…

Self-Care Methods to Reduce Fatigue and Stimulate Health and Wellbeing

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In our last blog post, we looked at a study supporting the use of acupressure to treat cancer-related fatigue (CRF). CRF is a common and persistent side effect of cancer treatment that can affect patients for years, resulting in a draining lack of energy that makes it difficult to do the things you love. CRF…

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