Anxiety

Anxiety

July 12, 2017

David Duchovny, who starred in the hit TV series The X Files, was once quoted as saying, “anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within,” and he’s quite right.

Anxiety is an intangible, yet debilitating condition that has increasingly affected more people around the world over the last several decades. As anxiety grips your life tighter, decisions (big or small) become tougher to make, and life becomes more and more difficult. Often the triggers for anxiety come from external factors like a stressful job, home life, school, or even financial troubles. However, in many cases, the root cause of anxiety is driven by chemical imbalances in the brain.

Your brain functions much like an engine, with its many moving parts operating on behalf of the whole. In an engine, when your oil levels reach empty, the system will no longer function properly, and that can cause long-term damage. So, in order to preserve the longevity and performance of your engine, you must be certain to change your oil frequently and with the proper grade of oil. If the incorrect grade of oil is used in your engine, you can end up doing more damage that will have harsher consequences over time. Think of your coping methods for anxiety like the oil in your car. Without any, you’re lost, distraught, and anxious without an end in sight. Many people choose to abuse drugs and alcohol as a means of escaping the trap of an anxious mind, but that doesn’t solve the problem, it only buries the problem deeper into your psyche (not to mention that in many cases, it is illegal). Use the wrong coping methods, and you may end up avoiding the feeling of anxiety for the short-term, but will not effectively cut to the core of your anxiety issues. However, with the proper coping methods, you can effectively circumvent the symptoms to assist you in illuminating the root causes of your anxiety.

The proper coping methods for an individual cannot be determined with any “blanket” statements. For that reason, it’s important that you always seek the advice of a licensed practitioner to find the best methods for you. In regards to aromatherapy as a coping method, though, it has been proven to lessen symptoms of anxiety. Physicians have found that patients using oils derived from plants like Lavender, Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Lemon, and many others have seen a reduction in their anxiety and depression levels. In aromatherapy, it’s the activation of neuroreceptors through your sense of smell that causes this change. Your brain responds almost immediately to inhalation/exhalation through the nose, as the nerve endings will trigger the release of certain neurotransmitters associated with happiness and calmness like Dopamine and Serotonin. It’s because of this phenomenon that the Corked Portable Essential Oil Diffuser has such an incredible upside.

While you’re out and about, away from home or the comfort of a chair, there are infinitely more triggers for anxiety than there would otherwise be. Coping with anxiety in a public forum can be extremely difficult, and can actually increase the severity of your anxiety attacks. As someone that’s suffered from my fair share of anxiety attacks, and has had to learn to cope with them whenever they choose to show up, I’ve learned that aromatherapy has an astonishing rate of success in combatting such attacks. For me, the most effective Corked blend is Meditate. It works much like meditation does, in fact, calming my nerves and thought patterns, while keeping me sharp and clear minded. Anxiety as a whole has been a large hill to climb, but with the wondrous effect of aromatherapy, managing and coping with my anxiety has become much easier. I feel free for the first time in a long time.

It is always recommended that before embarking on the journey to healthier living, one should absolutely consult the advice of a licensed physician. None of the above information should be used in place of a physician’s advice.




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