Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Pure Relief = Pain Relief!

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This morning, I'm feeling like a scientist in my kitchen whipping up my special recipe for those suffering physical pain. I am no stranger to aches and pain. For the past five years, I've dealt with fibromyalgia and herniated disks. Trust me, it's not a picnic!

Through the years, I've learned to become my own wellness advocate. It's empowering to take back control of my health. It puts me in the drivers seat and allows me to practice self-care.

What a better way to care for yourself than to regain your quality of life? Truly, it's life-changing.

My purpose for creating, Pure Relief, is to help others regain their health one drop at a time using dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. If you're seeking natural solutions to soothe your aching body, Pure Relief is at your rescue!

Pure Relief is for the following conditions:

Neck & Shoulder Pain
Back Pain
Sciatica
Arthritis
Rheumatism
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tennis Elbow
Menstrual Cramps
Knee Pain
Sprains & Strains
Sports Injuries
Muscular & Joint Pain
Leg Cramps
Restless Leg Syndrome
Neuralgia

For those unfamiliar with essential oils, here's basic information:

1) Essential Oils are the liquids used in aromatherapy.

2) They are made up from the oils of plants, trees, flowers, or other compounds.

3) Although essential oils can't "cure" aches and pains, these amazing compounds can be valuable to improving your physical and emotional health. It may be the miraculous breakthrough that you're looking for.

4) Not all essential oils are created equal. The price and quality may vary.

What I love about dōTERRA essential oils is that they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG), which makes them a superior brand you can feel confident about using. They are FREE of synthetic ingredients, pesticides, and toxic chemicals. Truly, dōTERRA is the cream of the crop!

PURE RELIEF INGREDIENTS:

1) Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil - Cinnamon is one of the world's oldest known spices. DōTerra Cinnamon is of the family Laureaceae, grown in Indonesia and distilled from the bark of the tree. This sweet & spicy oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which can be useful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Those who use Cinnamon oil on a regular basis often report that their muscle and joint pain, as well as stiffness, is reduced or even eliminated. In addition, Cinnamon decreases muscle spasms, which is a great benefit for those suffering sciatica, herniated discs, and all forms of neuralgia. Those struggling with fatigue and brain fog may especially love that Cinnamon oil is invigorating, stimulating, and uplifting. CAUTION: Skin test for sensitivity. Always use with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil before applying topically. Consult professional advice before use by those who are pregnant or nursing.

2) Cypress Essential Oil - Cypress comes from a Greek word "sempervivens", which means "live forever". DōTerra Cypress interestingly come from the Isle of Crete. The essential oil is extracted from the cones and leaves of the tree. According to, Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide To The Therapeutic Use Of Essential Oils, Cypress is used to treat arthritis, circulation, rheumatism, spasms, insomnia, cramps, and menstrual pain along with many other medicinal purposes. Emotionally, this astringent oil supports individuals who are stuck or stagnant in life by helping emotions to flow again. It creates a feeling of security and grounding. CAUTION: Use with care during pregnancy.

3) Marjoram Essential Oil - Marjoram belongs to the mint family. It's spicy and herbaceous oil is also used for cooking. Marjoram provides incredible calming effect to the body. It helps tremendously in relieving the pain due to soreness, muscle aches, joints, sprains, back pain, migraines, and headaches as it's a natural muscle relaxant. Prior to my using Marjoram, I was prescribed Flexeril, which is a muscle relaxant. The problem with Flexeril and most traditional drugs is that they cause secondary side effects, especially brain fog, constipation, GI distress, dry mouth, and on occasion insomnia. The benefit of using DōTerra Marjoram is the purity and high quality of ingredients without negative side effects found in western medicine. Also, it's excellent for insomnia. Apply topically with massage to address sore muscles or joints. Apply directly to sprains, sore backs, inflammation, or necks for antispasmodic effects. Emotionally, Marjoram is effective in relieving stress and helps individuals to connect more deeply with life. CAUTION: Use with care during pregnancy.

4) White Fir Essential Oil - White Fir is from the botanical family and is steam distilled from the needles of the White (Silver) Fir tree. When people think of White Fir it immediately brings memories of Christmas trees. Common uses of White Fir include frozen shoulders, muscle fatigue, arthritis, sprains, and muscle pain. It's a powerful antioxidant and has historically been used for relief of exercised muscles, for soothing muscle and rheumatism pain. Also, White Fir has been widely used for strengthening the immune system and increasing poor circulation. CAUTION: Use with care during pregnancy.

5)Peppermint Essential Oil - What's not to love about Peppermint? It's widely used in foods, candies, gums, dental products, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. One single drop of dōTERRA Peppermint oil is equal to drinking 28 cups of Peppermint herbal tea. This uplifting aroma is invigorating and improves mental alertness. When used topically, Peppermint can be soothing to tired, sore muscles. Medicinal properties include analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, and stimulant. Emotionally, Peppermint essential oil helps increase self-confidence. CAUTION: Do not use with infants. Use with care during pregnancy.

6) Vetiver Essential Oil - Vetiver originates from the botanical family and is steam distilled from roots. It's a complex, woody aroma that's renowned for its balancing and grounding uses. It has historically been acknowledged for its soothing and calming effects, yet it has a stimulating effect on the nervous system. Vetiver can be both calming and rejuvenating to the body and mind. Although Vetiver is used for a wide variety of purposes, when used in massage it brings relief to arthritis, rheumatism as well as muscular aches and pains. Emotionally, Vetiver essential oil is excellent for long term, deep-seated anxiety, depression and stress-related conditions. It brings stability and strength to those who feel damaged by life’s circumstances and adversities, acting as a ‘grounding’ agent to the weary soul. This oil has the ability to focus the mind and elicit concentration where endurance is required. It's widely used for ADD/ADHD and is a safe alternative to Ritalin and other prescription drugs. I have personally benefited greatly by using Vetiver for ADHD and wouldn't go without it! For those who may want to spice up romance, use Vetiver with a carrier oil for a sensual massage and to enjoy its aphrodisiacal properties.

7) Lavender Essential Oil - Lavender is one of the most popular and used of the essential oils. Because of the gentle properties of Lavender it can be applied topically on sensitive skin. Topical application to burns, minor cuts, and bruises almost always produces successful results. This soothing aroma has a marvelous calming effect and reduces stress. Common medicinal uses include insomnia, arthritic pain, depression, headaches, muscular pain, allergies, burns, hypertension, and many more. Lavender properties include analgesic, antibiotic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, disinfectant, and sedative. Emotionally, Lavender essential oil calms fears, helps us speak the truth, and provides courage. Whether you're physically hurting or emotionally drained, Lavender oil is excellent for using in a warm bath to relax aching muscles.

PURE RELIEF RECIPE:

41 Drops of DōTerra Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
25 Drops of DōTerra Cypress Essential Oil
20 Drops of DōTerra Marjoram Essential Oil
20 Drops of DōTerra White Fir Essential Oil
20 Drops of DōTerra Peppermint Essential Oil
20 Drops of DōTerra Vetiver Essential Oil
10 Drops of DōTerra Lavender Essential Oil
16 Pipettes of DōTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fill your pipette with the coconut oil 16 times to fill up a 2 oz glass spray bottle. You may purchase these bottles at your local health food store, such as Whole Foods, or at www.aromatools.com. After all ingredients are inside the bottle, close tightly before shaking bottle to mix evenly.

Topical Application:

Apply directly to area's of pain and inflammation. Gently rub onto your skin. The oil will absorb immediately. Depending on pain level, use as often as needed. Usually, I begin my morning with Pure Relief and I end my day with Pure Relief. However, if my pain level is high, I will use up to 3-4 times daily. Consistency is the key!

PRECAUTION: Always wash your hands following topical application and avoid rubbing your eyes. If skin sensitivity occurs, consider using less oil or discontinue use.

If you would like more information about Pure Relief or dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, please contact me or visit my website at http://mydoterra.com/danaarcuri

Advocating for wholeness, health, and healing!

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medical professional. The information shared in my post does not constitute medical advice. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek professional medical assistance in the event they are suffering medical conditions. Most importantly, consider becoming your own health and wellness advocate.

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Amazing Allergy Relief!

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Allergy season is upon us. Instead of using over-the-counter drugs, which potentially lead to negative side effects (dry mouth, insomnia, brain fog, lethargic, or muscular pain), consider a safer option; pure essential oils.

Essential Oils are the liquids used in aromatherapy. They're made up from the oils of plants, trees, flowers, or other compounds. Although essential oils cannot "cure" allergies, these amazing compounds can be valuable to improving your overall health. In my own experience, essential oils have been a godsend to help improve my seasonal allergies.

The truth about essential oils is that not every brand is created equal. When I started experimenting with different oils, I discovered that quality and purity is essential. The saying, "You get what you pay for is true."

In May 2013, for Mother's Day, my husband gave me the Family Physician Kit from dōTERRA. This particular kit contains 5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard to help families address a multitude of health issues.

What I love about dōTERRA oils is that they're Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG). From the moment I've started using the pure essential oils, I have experienced phenomenal results. Not only have I benefited from dōTERRA, but my family and friends have, too.

The most exciting and rewarding discovery that I made early on is the amazing allergy relief from using Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. My 22 year old son, Tony, asked me if I could help him with his allergies. I purchased an empty bottle that contained a dropper for oral use. I filled the bottle with distilled water before placing 20 drops each of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oil.

One day, my son's friend, Steve, came over to hang out with him. When Steve began coughing continually, due to serious allergy and asthma issues, Tony suggested that Steve ingest a few drops of his essential oil blend. After Steve agreed and followed my son's suggestion, he stopped coughing.

Suddenly, all his annoying symptoms were resolved. Astonished at how quickly the oils worked, Steve said, "I can breath!"

When the essential oils worked successfully for Steve, he requested his own allergy relief bottle. After Steve began using his oil blend on a consistent basis, he noticed that he no longer needed to use his inhaler as much as he used to. Remarkably, Steve has experienced a dramatic increase in his health. It's life-changing!

Whether you have cold-like signs and symptoms, such as a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, and sinus pressure, the allergy blend works great. One option that I use is empty veggie capsules and place 3 drops of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint inside before ingesting. For severe allergy symptoms, consider using 2-3 times daily.

Allergy Bomb Recipe:

There are two options - Use an empty capsule (You can find them at dōTERRA, health food stores,or online) OR use the oil blend in a shot glass with water. (I prefer distilled water versus tap water.)

- 2 drops of dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of dōTERRA Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of dōTERRA Peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil (When there's a possible infection.)

Add the drops to an empty capsule and ingest. Or add the drops to a shot glass, fill the rest with filtered water, and shoot it back.

For Children: Rub these same oils onto the soles of their feet.

Consider diffusing the On Guard blend and/or Breathe blend, especially at night when you go to bed. This really helps my daughter!

How To Purchase Oils:

The Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender essential oils are available in the "Beginners Trio" and "Family Physician Kit", along with three single oils and four oil blends. It's an excellent way to introduce you and your loved ones to the oils!

You may purchase the essential oils:

1) Retail - Order directly on my dōTERRA website listed below.

2) Preferred Customer - Similar to Costco or Sam's Club, you enroll as a Preferred Customer with a $10 fee. This allows you to purchase products with a 20% discount.

3) Wholesale and/or Independent Product Consultant (IPC) - The same idea as a Preferred Customer, except the perks are even better. When you enroll for wholesale prices, you pay a $35 membership fee. This gives you a 25% discount when you purchase products and a FREE business website to earn extra income.

NOTE: There is NO obligation to build a business or work as an IPC when you enroll wholesale. This is an extra option and the decision is yours. However, I personally have enjoyed earning my oils for free by simply sharing my amazing benefits with family and friends.

The bottom line is that dōTERRA essential oils are safe, easy to use, effective, and provide peace of mind. While expense may be a deciding factor for people when purchasing essential oils, I strongly believe that a superior quality and purity is key to receiving the best results. Realistically, isn't your good health worth it?

If you want more information about dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, please contact me or visit my website at: http://mydoterra.com/danaarcuri

Advocating for wholeness, health, and healing with pure essential oils!

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medical professional. The information shared in my post does not constitute medical advice. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek professional medical assistance in the event they are suffering medical conditions. Most importantly, consider becoming your own health and wellness advocate.

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Meandering Thoughts On Fibromyalgia

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In March 2008, following two years of unexplainable chronic pain a rheumatologist diagnosed me with fibromyalgia (FMS). Looking back, I recall that it was no surprise since my mom was previously given the same diagnosis many years before me.

For all those years my mother complained of excruciating pain, I never grasped the intensity of how bad it truly was. In disbelief, I thought she was over exaggerating her discomfort. Or she wanted attention. Or it was all in her head.

Not until I experienced it myself, I simply didn't "get it." It's easy to try to put yourself in someone's shoes, but totally different when you're walking in them. Suddenly, a light switches on and you can see clearly. This was my light bulb moment.

Enduring disabling pain for over five years has been a difficult road to travel. What I share with you in this blog is up close, personal, and raw. Unless you've traveled a similar path as myself, I can't imagine you understanding how life-changing FMS has on a human beings quality of life.

Day in and out, those struggling with this disorder must learn to "live with it". That's what doctor's say, but it's far from what we want to hear. If you ask ten specialists how you ended up with fibro, it's common to get ten conflicting answers.

At best, the mysterious root of how fibromyalgia originated is controversial. Although I've spent countless years researching everything imaginable about this horrendous condition, I've come to the conclusion that we may never know the truth.

Yet through my learning process and valuable wisdom gained, here are my own personal thoughts on fibromyalgia...

There's no coincidence that a large portion of women diagnosed with FMS have a history of child abuse. According to Fibromyalgia Information Foundation , "There is an increasing interest in the role of childhood physical and sexual abuse as a cause of fibromyalgia (FM)."

It's only when we take a closer look at this possibility that the theory of child abuse becomes quite possible. When we consider the innocence and lack of maturity, it makes logical sense that children can't fully understand why they're abused. The younger the age, the more powerless they feel.

Due to this early stage of development, little kids may not be able to talk about the abuse, comprehend what happened, seek help, or find words to express their confusion, fear, sadness, anger, grief, and lack of control.

Therefore, this traumatic experience is buried deep within their subconscious mind. It may never resurface, until adulthood. Women may go a lifetime suffering from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and emotional pain. It may baffle them, but they may never connect the dots. Yet there's most definitely a body/mind connection.

In my own opinion, I believe that those who were abused as children may suddenly experience physical pain when they get older. The physical pain may begin before puberty, during their teens, or as an adult. This physical pain is a manifestation of serious emotional trauma. It's as if the deep emotional scars attach themselves physically to organs, muscles, and cells within the body.

Unless those suffering from fibromyalgia dig deep into their past to work through their traumatic event, negative emotions will never be released. Despite how much traditional medicine one may take in effort to stop the pain, if the root cause is avoided the pain will not subside.

Holistic Options For Confronting Child Abuse:

1) Seek a professional therapist skilled in child abuse.

2) Journal your thoughts, memories, and feelings.

3) Educate yourself on the body/mind connection.

4) Practice Emotional Freedom Technique. Check out link for information: http://eft.mercola.com/

5) Gain more insight into Tapping Points. (It may sound crazy at first, but it works!) http://www.tapintoeft.com/tapintoeft/eft-tapping-points/

6) Use pure essential oils to work through emotional healing. I highly recommend reading, Emotional Healing With Essential Oils, by Daniel MacDonald. http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Healing-Essential-Oils-Manual/dp/098501332X

7) Consider dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for topical and aromatic use to help you release emotions and work through the healing process. (Cypress, Geranium, Balance, Serenity, Citrus Bliss, Frankincense.)

For more information about essential oils, visit my dōTERRA website at: http://mydoterra.com/danaarcuri

Advocating for wholeness, health, and healing with pure essential oils!

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medical professional. The information shared in my post does not constitute medical advice. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek professional medical assistance in the event they are suffering medical conditions. Most importantly, consider becoming your own health and wellness advocate.

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.

Monday, August 26, 2013

A New Twist To Apple Pie

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Autumn is around the corner and you know what that means...baking homemade apple pie. The best thing about dōTERRA essential oils is baking delicious treats for you and your family!

Using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils adds a whole new twist to making guilt-free apple pie. It's not only healthier than your grandma's apple pie, but equally delicious. Whether you're attending a family picnic for Labor Day or gearing up for the holidays, this American classic will be sure to put a smile upon faces.

Ingredients:

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10 Cups Peeled Apple Slices

1/2 Cup Water

2/3 Cup Honey or Agave (Sugar Substitute)

2/3 Cup Flour (See Gluten Free Alternative)

1/4 tsp. Salt

1 Drop dōTERRA Cinnamon Essential Oil

1 Drop dōTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

1 Toothpick dōTERRA Ginger Essential Oil

1 Toothpick dōTERRA Clove Essential Oil

1/2 tsp. Organic Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Organic Nutmeg

Gluten Free Alternative:

For a gluten free pie filling you may replace the flour with either 2/3 tapioca flour (equal parts) or 1/3 corn starch (half the amount). Or you may purchase already prepared gluten free double pie crust at a local health food shop.

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a pan and place onto the stove. Cook until apples are soft. Allow apples to cool before placing onto pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Savor every luscious bite!

To order dōTERRA essential oils, please visit my website at:

http://mydoterra.com/danaarcuri

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.







Friday, August 23, 2013

A Biblical Look At Undiagnosed ADHD

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Five years ago, I wrote this entertaining post. While it may be quite comical, I think it prompts us to take a better look at ADHD during Biblical times when this condition was not as prevalent as it is today. Read with an open mind and enjoy!

Yesterday, I sat in church listening intently to Pastor Lance preach about a woman from the Bible named, Martha, who was distracted. Martha's younger sister, Mary, was sitting quietly at Jesus' feet, while Martha was working in the kitchen.

Hmmm...what are the odds that Martha had undiagnosed ADHD during biblical times when such a condition was yet to be discovered?

To have a full understanding of how this interesting thought of mine could even be possible, let's take a thorough look at the Biblical story of Martha. The International Version of The Living Insights Study Bible, by Charles Swindoll, states in Luke 10:38-42, 'As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.'

She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her."

I searched through biblical scriptures to dig a little deeper into this scenario. What I consider vitally important is gaining more knowledge and understanding about Martha to sincerely appreciate her unique challenges during ancient times. As I gathered facts about Martha, I learned that she was the oldest of three siblings who were not married.

Mary and Lazarus are her younger siblings who lived with Mary in their quaint home located in Bethany, which is less than two miles from Jerusalem. Martha took her responsibility as the oldest child of the family very seriously. She was a take-charge type of woman who had the classic "type-A" personality. She was high strung, intense, and even a bit driven. (Very similar to me!)

Put yourself in Marthas shoes...

Here was her younger sister, Mary, sitting quietly at Jesus' feet, while frantic Martha raced around the kitchen trying to whip up a delicious meal for the hungry folks who were talking about heavenly things in the living room. As Martha endlessly attempted to create a fabulous meal, especially for Jesus, she reached a point of total exasperation.

After all the slicing, dicing, mixing, and preparing a delightful feast on her own, Martha could stand it no longer. The lid blew off her boiling pot! Angrily, she stormed into the living room accusing Mary of taking it easy, while she slaved away in the kitchen.

Of course, the Bible never mentioned that frazzled Martha probably burnt the dinner, almost caught the kitchen on fire, and was experiencing a terrible hot flash from menopause! Although her age isn't shared, you can guarantee that if she wasn't hot flashing than she was probably at the height of a PMS melt down!

Frustrated, Martha ran out to the living room ready to explode because Mary was calmly sitting at Jesus' feet as if there wasn't any other care in the world. Emotionally distraught, Martha cries out to Jesus to make Mary help her in the kitchen.

At this point in the story, I must admit that I relate to Martha 100% and find myself nodding sympathetically. As a forty-plus ADHD female, I understand what she's enduring. The Bible scriptures lead me to believe that while Jesus is omnipotent and powerful, he's completely unaware of Martha struggling with undiagnosed ADHD.

Instead, Jesus confuses her radical and impulsive behavior by thinking that Martha's priorities are out of order; that she was overly concerned with the task of serving, rather than taking time to relish at His feet.

However, as I identify with Martha's frustrations, I realize there is a possibility that she is suffering from undiagnosed ADHD. Perhaps, she's distracted because she has a legitimate condition? Maybe she was overreacting because she was never validated for her intense challenges?

In all respect, we can appreciate medical science determined that ADHD has been around since 1845 when a physician, Dr. Hoffman, focused his attention on creating books about medicine and psychiatry. It wasn't until 1902 that such characteristics of ADHD were actually studied by the medical community, as was done by Sir George F. Still, who created and published a series of lectures for the Royal College of Physicians in England.

He referred to this disorder as a "Defect of Moral Control", which I believe is quite offensive and inaccurate. The next documentation of similar symptoms was in 1922 and were given the label, "Post-Encephalitic Behavior Disorder."

In 1980, the name of this condition was changed to Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity. It was documented in the DSM-III by the American Psychiatric Association. Currently, this medical name continues to change, but hopefully ADDers are no longer being verbally attacked by their moral character or considered brain damaged.

By keeping this historical discovery in mind, I have a hunch that Martha suffered undiagnosed ADHD. I can't help but wonder if she yearned to sit quietly at Jesus'feet, yet her hyperactivity prevented her to do so?

Whatever the case may be, I'm confident our Heavenly Father didn't make a mistake when he lovingly created Martha (or anyone else for that matter) with ADHD. Instead, I choose to believe that God intentionally selected a group of creative individuals to provide society with a unique brilliance all wrapped up as a special gift to be a blessing, not a curse, in a world made for love and goodness.

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.

Friday, August 9, 2013

ADHD Breakthrough With Vetiver

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Yesterday, after I received my dōTERRA shipment of essential oils, I made my 22 year old son a few samples. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was four years old. Although he used to take Concerta on a regular basis, my adult son opts for holistic treatment.

While I carefully placed Vetiver into a sample bottle using a pipette, I decided to rub a few drops onto my arms. It was 4:00 PM in which I ordinarily never use focus oils this late in the day. Usually, I only use essential oils for ADHD during the morning and afternoon.

I have specific oils for the day as well as the night, depending on my particular need. (Fibromyalgia, balancing mood, weight loss, allergies, insomnia, and so forth.)

Within minutes of applying Vetiver onto my arms, I experienced a significant increase in my ability to concentrate, organize, stay on task, and complete projects. For seven straight hours, Vetiver helped me to tackle my "to do list" and run a bunch of errands.

I'm in awe at how much I accomplished and fascinated with how this oil elevated my mood from good to GREAT. All I can say is that I'm a huge believer of essential oils and they really work!

For those who are unfamiliar with essential oils, here's some basic information:

1) Essential Oils are the liquids used in aromatherapy.

2) They are made up from the oils of plants, trees, flowers, or other compounds.

3) Although essential oils can't "cure" ADHD, these amazing compounds can be valuable to improving your physical and emotional health. (It may be the ADHD breakthrough that you're looking for.)

4) Not all essential oils are created equal. The price and quality may vary.

What I love about dōTERRA essential oils is that they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG), which makes them a superior brand you can feel confident about using. They are free of synthetic ingredients, pesticides, and toxic chemicals. Truly, dōTERRA is the cream of the crop!

If you or your child struggle with ADD/ADHD, here's helpful facts about Vetiver:

1) Vetiver is a complex, woods aroma that is renowned for its balancing and grounding uses.

2) It also has historically been acknowledged for its soothing, calming, and stimulating effects on the nervous system. (Vetiver can be both calming and rejuvenating to the body and mind.)

3) Vetiver, with its calming properties, has been known to dispel anger, hysteria, and irritability. Further, even neurotic behavior stemming from stress and tension has been reduced.

4) Most recently, parents have found it highly effective in treating ADD/ADHD as an alternative to Ritalin and other prescription medications.

5) Vetiver is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.

6) This rejuvenating oil works great for rheumatism and arthritis.

7) For adults looking to boost their libido, Vetiver has aphrodisiacal properties. (Use Vetiver with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, for a sensual massage.)

How to use Vetiver Essential Oil:

A) AROMATIC - Application has proven helpful through the olfactory system (inhalation). Prepare a tissue cup or inhaler to be used when anxiety or other symptoms of ADHD are felt. If you enjoy the woody scent, you may consider using a diffuser in your home.

B) TOPICAL - For children, apply 3-4 drops of Vetiver to their back or the bottom of their feet using a carrier oil immediately following a shower and prior to bed time. For adults, rub 3-4 drops onto the soles of your feet, down your spine, at the nape of your neck, behind your knees, or on your arms. You may or may not choose to use a carrier oil, depending on your skin sensitivity.

RESEARCH: Dr. Terry Friedman, M.D. did a two year study of children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old trying to identify essential oils useful in the treatment of ADD and ADHD. Vetiver was shown to be highly successful with 100% of the subjects over a 30 day period when the children felt "scatter brained." Dr. Friedman used an inhalation method.

While I have previously used the In Tune Blend to increase my focus, memory, and attention, I will definitely be using Vetiver in conjunction to it. If you would like more information about dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, please contact me or visit my website at:
http://mydoterra.com/danaarcuri

Advocating for wholeness, health, and healing with pure essential oils!

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medical professional. The information shared in my post does not constitute medical advice. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek professional medical assistance in the event they are suffering medical conditions. Most importantly, consider becoming your own health and wellness advocate.

Copyright © 2009-2013 by Dana Arcuri. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog can be reproduced, copied or distributed without express written permission of the Author.