Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe various unconventional practices and products used for health and therapeutic purposes. Some common examples of CAM include progressive muscle relaxation, acupuncture, yoga, and therapeutic massage. The use of CAM practice is becoming more and more popular and is now used to help treat various diseases, including anxiety disorders.
Aromatherapy is another type of CAM that is commonly used to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Used in conjunction with traditional treatment options, aromatherapy may help control your panic symptoms.The following provides an overview of aromatherapy for panic disorder, including a description of odors that may help relieve anxiety symptoms:
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to heal physical and emotional conditions and enhance personal health. Essential oils come from different parts of plants, including flowers, branches, leaves or fruits. There are many types of essential oils, each with its own unique fragrance and healing properties. These oils can also be mixed together to create new fragrances and different medicinal values.
Aromatherapy is used to treat various physical and mental health conditions such as depression, skin problems and fatigue.
To promote health and healing, aromatherapy can be performed in many different forms. For example, essential oils can be used in diffusers to spread fragrance throughout the room. These oils can be combined with base oils for a relaxing massage experience. Essential oils can be added to bath water or applied on compresses to soothe the skin. They are also used in many household and beauty products, including body lotions, candles and incense.
Odor for panic disorder and agoraphobia
Certain essential oils may help reduce fear and anxiety, reduce stress and improve mood. The following describes some common aromatherapy scents that are used to induce relaxation and reduce negative emotions:
Lavender: Known for its soothing effects, lavender oil is often used to help people relax and relax. The scent of lavender is believed to help boost mood and reduce tension. This scent can be used at any time of the day to promote a calming effect. Use before going to bed is particularly beneficial for promoting restful sleep. It has also been found that lavender oil can relieve headaches and migraines, which are common symptoms common in patients with panic disorder.
Lemon: This essential oil is believed to reduce feelings of sluggishness, fatigue and sadness. The scent of lemon oil is believed to help boost mood, improve concentration, reduce fearful thoughts and relieve stress.
Bergamot: The smell of bergamot oil can make people feel refreshed and energetic. This essential oil may also help cope with the symptoms of panic disorder, as it is believed to help stabilize fearful thoughts, reduce anxiety and bring deep relaxation.
Ylang Ylang: This fragrant oil comes from the beautiful flowers of the Ylang Ylang tree. This smell may help relieve tension, sadness, and worry. Studies have shown that ylang-ylang can improve mood and attitude.
Safety issues and other preventive measures
Due to its growing popularity, aromatherapy oils are more readily available than ever. Many specialty stores, health food stores, and large chain grocery stores sell a variety of essential oils. However, there are some potential problems with such easy access to essential oils.
First, there is not enough research and scientific evidence to prove the effectiveness of aromatherapy.
The use of aromatherapy oils to treat medical or mental health conditions has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essential oils are also not standardized by the FDA, which makes it possible for diluent oils to be sold through retailers.
Secondly, there may be adverse reactions to essential oils. These strong smells may cause headaches, dizziness and nausea.There may also be an allergic reaction, which can cause breathing difficulties and skin irritation. Essential oils should not be ingested because they are potentially toxic.
Finally, even if essential oils are easy to find, they should not be used without the guidance of a certified aromatherapist and the permission of a doctor. When discussing this option with your doctor, make sure he or she is aware of any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking. In addition, certain aromatherapy oils may not be recommended for people with certain diseases or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Unlike aromatherapy, traditional treatment options, such as psychotherapy and drug therapy, have been thoroughly researched and evaluated to ensure their safety and effectiveness. However, aromatherapy may be a useful addition to your more standard treatment plan. You may find that some essential oils can help you feel more calm and calm, thereby alleviating some of your panic and anxiety symptoms.