When asked by patients what they can do to best protect themselves and their family at home from any potential virus threat, one of the things we recommend is essential oils.
Not only do they help keep the air in your home clean and smelling nice but when inhaled, they assist your body’s ability to boost the immune system and defend itself from any viruses and infections. Essential oils get into the cells and bloodstream by passing through cell membranes. They work their way into the body when inhaled or through the skin when applied topically.
Some essential oils more effectively help with viruses and building up the immune system. Here are just a few of those single oils and blends that we recommend and their benefits:
Tea Tree: Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal), colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, poor circulation, sore throats, and immune support.
Frankincense: Coughs, bronchitis; inflammation; infection; tense, rapid or shallow breathing, PMS, menopausal symptoms, and immune support.
Breathe Easy blend (contains 3 types of eucalyptus and peppermint): Respiratory congestion, tense breathing, mild depression, muscle spasms, mental fatigue, nervous stress, and immune support.
Antiseptic blend (contains clove, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, oregano, palmarosa, rosemary, sage, thyme): infections, aches, inflammation, skin tonic, and immune support.
Immune blend (contains black spruce, cistus, lemon, niaouli, oregano, plai, thyme, ylang ylang): fatigue, sluggishness, infections, stress, poor circulation, mild depression, breathing, adrenal support, and immune support.
Essential oils may be mixed with a carrier oil to dilute before applying topically, or 10 drops may be added to an air diffuser.
Jade Star has all of these oils and diffusers if you would like to place an order. We can prepare them for pick up or have them mailed to you.
We care about you! Be healthy and stay safe.
Danube is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine for over 5 years. She graduated from the reputable Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2010 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; and in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, One Thousand Hands Buddha Qi Gong and Reiki level III. She also has further education and training in Colorpuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, and Flower essence Therapy.