Flower Essence Therapy and Essential Oils
Helpful Hints for Humans
Ladies, if you suffer from hot flashes or night sweats, there are essences that can help. I put together a custom formula for myself and the hot flashes decreased dramatically (80-90%). There are several combinations that can be used but Fuchsia and Rosemary are significant for heat regulation. There are several essences that can help relieve symptoms, including Lavender, Chamomile (both for calming) or Scleranthus (balance) that can be used to combat the emotional roller coasters we have during this "changing" and challenging time.
If you suffer from depression, there are several Flower Essences that can help. Gorse, Mustard, California Wild Rose and Hornbeam are just a few. Which essences would be used would depend upon the underlying cause, so a consultation would help pinpoint the certain emotional issues to be addressed.
If you are trying to become pregnant or need help sustaining the pregnancy, Flower Essences can help. There are several essences to help you become pregnant, removing emotion issues that can block conception. And there are just as many that will help maintain a healthy pregnancy, resolving emotional issues and stress. Since the essences are completely natural, you don't have to worry about chemicals hurting you or the baby.
Helpful Hints for Animals
Flower essences can address a variety of problems, such as fear of thunder (Mimulus), panic or fear of going to see a veterinarian (Red Clover), or severe stress or trauma (Five Flower Formula or Rescue Remedy).
If your four-legged friend is frightened by thunder, Mimulus is a terrific essence to calm him/her. This essence addresses specific fears, i.e., loud noises (thunder, fireworks), certain people, animals, or objects. Four drops directly into the mouth every 5 to 15 minutes until fear abates during a thunderstorm, and even as it approaches to calm the animal before they become overly agitated. If you dog really freaks out, try Cherry Plum with Mimulus. Cherry Plum combats extreme fear and uncontrollable behavior (jumping through the screen door). Remember, start the drops as soon as a storm looks imminent. An ounce of prevention... Don't forget to take it yourself.
Vet Visit Trauma
If you have an animal companion that freaks out when they have to go to the vet, there are several essences that can help get you both through the experience in one unfrazzled piece. Red Clover is for panic. Five Flower Formula (Rescue Remedy) will help with panic, stress and trauma, especially if the animal is hurt. Chamomile and Lavender are both calming essences. Mimulus is for specific fears (the dreaded vet!). Star of Bethlehem (one of the essences in the Five Flower Formula) is for emotional, mental and physical stress or shock. Rock Rose is for an hysterical animal, to give it courage and calmness. Any of the above, singly or in combination, will help your animals stay calm during this traumatic time. And don't forget to take the essence yourself.
Helpful Hints with Essential Oils
Shingles - Of course, if you can get a shingles vaccination, that's the best thing. I guess the shots are very expensive though. But after having a bout of shingles myself recently, I realized you have to be very pro-active against the virus. You need to fight this with everything you can get. Don't let the rash and blisters go untreated. I see the TV ads for the shots where they show the awful rash that people get. I don't think it has to get that bad.
When mine started to show up, I thought I'd gotten into a weed or something I was allergic to. But after treating it for such and it not going away and even getting worse, I went into the doctor to get it checked out. He diagnosed shingles and I was stunned. You never think you'll get them, right? So he prescibed an antiviral med, and I took it some further to get rid of them.
So, go to your doctor and get an antivirus medication. That really seemed to help knock down the rash. But don't stop there. There are especially two Essential Oils from Young Living that I think helped very much. Thieves and Ravintsara. Both these oils are strong antiviral oils that kill the virus. They can be taken internally (Young Living oils are theraputic-grade oils so you can do this) in a gelatin capsule or rubbed directly on the feet or on the shingles blisters diluted with massage oil or olive oil as noted on the bottle. Another thing I used that helped reduce the blisters was Caladryl lotion. It helped shrink the blisters and calm the itch.
So don't just suffer through this nasty disease. Be pro-active and be well.