Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter
She was crying while she walked past me. What, crying at the Young Living Convention how could that be… this was a happy place. I saw her again a few hours later and went up to her and asked her if everything was okay. We introduced ourselves and I then saw tears come to her eyes again. She proceeded to tell me how she found Young Living oils and how she believes they saved her life.
“I had been brutally tortured by my ex-boyfriend for over 8 hours. By the time someone came to my rescue I was almost dead. I wanted to die but my 2 little girls kept me alive. I went on with my life but my body was not the same. I couldn't smell anymore. And then one day I was at a Women's Expo and I walked by the Young Living booth and turned around… I could smell. I talked with the woman and she shared with me some essential oils that would help both my physical wounds and my emotional wounds."
Although this woman only had a few physical scars she was suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Aromatherapy was Helping her deal with that.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where the body's normal response to stress is changed. PTSD happens in some individuals that are victims of assault, violence, trauma, domestic abuse, war, terrorism, a prison stay, and even those who witness such acts. I believe PTSD can also happen in other situations like car accidents, the loss or stress of sick child, an unexpected death to name a few.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may cause episodes of:
Flashbacks of the trauma that interrupt your day to day activities, nightmares,
Avoiding social events or people in general,
Feelings of detachment,
Outbursts of anger,
These episodes usually last more than 30 days to be diagnosed as PTSD.
Individuals who were not even involved in the trauma can suffer from PTSD. In fact many individuals who just observed 9/11 or who lost family or friends in the tragedy experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Because the body's response to stress is misguided I believe the use of Young Living Essential oils could be useful in helping to heal from trauma.
Young Living Essential oils are specific formulated to be applied topically or inhaled. The application of the oils can be soothing but the inhalation of pure essential oils is POWERFULLY HEALING.
When you inhale Young Living oil the scent immediately stimulates the part of the brain called the limbic center or emotional center. Research has proven that the inhalation of certain essential oils can uplift a mood, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress hormone and help the body get back into balance.
After a serious trauma fear may rule a person. The Essential oil of Valor helps to bring courage and confidence. In addition Valor applied topically decreases inflammation which can reduce pain.
It is common for Post trauma victims to become closed off, self loathing, depressed, and detached. The inhalation of Joy oil is extremely uplifting and is said to bring joy to the heart and increase self love.
Joy was especially helpful in overcoming Post Partum Depression after my first born.
Healing the Trauma is especially important because trauma buried will eventually show itself in physical manifestations. Sometimes this happens immediately with a rash or pain syndrome or sometimes it happens slowly over the course of several decades.
Trauma Life is a calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting from accidents, neglect, and the death of a loved one, assault, or abuse. Left unchecked, emotionally draining episodes may be at the root of fatigue, anger, and restlessness.
My recommendation for anyone struggling with past hurts, trauma or PTSD is to do the following regimen daily for 30 days immediately after the event or for 6 months if more than a few days has passed since the event. (You will be directly affecting the emotional and physical parts of your body at the same time).
Spend 5 minutes in prayer and meditation during the anointing of these oils. Remember God can heal all things.
Use 5 drops of Valor rubbed in your hands inhaled and then applied to the Feet and Shoulders.
1-2 drops of Joy rubbed in hands, inhaled for 10-30 seconds and then applied over the heart.
1-2 drops of Trauma life rubbed in hands, inhaled for 10-30 seconds and then applied over or near area of body where trauma has occurred.
For those of you who would like to add the Spiritual part, say the following prayers over and over several times while doing this regimen daily. The spoken Word is very powerful in healing.
Valor; "I cast off all my fear because you God give me Strength and courage."
Joy;”The Joy of the Lord is my Strength."
Trauma Life: Heal me Lord and I shall be healed.
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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.
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