Essential oils are extracts from plants with tremendous therapeutic benefits. They have been used for hundreds of years for their healing properties. Think Frankincense.
Essential oils can be used in several ways including nebulizing, transdermally (on the skin), or ingested orally.
I personally use essential oils to help me focus, de-stress, get a better night’s rest, and improve digestion.
I find them to be as effective as taking supplements in many cases. My patients who have a hard time with pills also find them very beneficial – and who doesn’t love the smell of lavender?
There are several brands to choose from, so be sure to do your research before you buy essential oils and expect to pay more for higher quality oils.
If you are looking for an oil to help you in an area of your health or personal growth, I would be happy to make some recommendations. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Tennessee Center of Integrated Medicine
Functional Medicine Clarksville, TN