Aromatherapy for Energy Balance

Essential Oils to Balance our Energy

Essential Oils to Βalance our Energy

We all have experienced days or whole periods of time that we feel that our energy levels have dropped. We don’t have the strength to do things we would like to do, we cannot concentrate, we feel tired even in the morning or we cannot sleep at night.

But what do we really mean by energy levels? What is this energy?

In Chinese Medicine Energy is called CHI. One of the ancient classics, ZANG ZAI (1000 BC) wrote: ‘All in the universe consist of CHI. Humans, all beings and everything that exists are in fact created by a single and common essence…’. CHI is thus initially revealed as the fundamental universal substance (the common denominator, the common structure) in everything that exists.

From another point of view, Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) discovered a form of energy that he called ‘orgone’ and asserted that this energy – which had either been mystified through the ages or rejected outright by modern-day scientists – could be found within all living things and throughout the cosmos.

CHI is manifested in its totality as a bipolar for the binary human spirit. The ancients to identify these two energy poles have characterized the negative as Yin and the positive as Yang.

A circle is intersected in two equal parts with a sigmoid line. In each of these two segments there is a small core composed of the essence of the other part. The dark part with the luminous core is the Yin, and the bright part with the dark core symbolizes the Yang. The sigmoid curve symbolizes the continuous, uninterrupted flow of the two forces. Small cores of equal size symbolize the seeds of change that is constantly occurring, i.e. the complementary character of these two movements.

Nothing is absolutely YIN or absolutely YANG. Their relationship is not static but constantly changing to one another: Yin turns into Yang and vice versa. This change is not happening at random but only at a certain stage of evolution, for example, summer passes slowly in the winter, the day in the night, bliss in misery, heat in the cold, life in death and vice versa. Also, the great joy and fun of a celebration, changes the next day in low energy and perhaps a headache.

Reich on the other hand found that when the orgonotic charge has reached a certain level, the orgonotic system will discharge its energy again until the system is on an energetic level with its surroundings – that is to say that orgonotic systems are also subject to the mechanical potential change going from high to low. In other words, every orgonotic system is subject to an energetic metabolism, charge discharge charge discharge and so on. This metabolism in the living systems is combined with tension → relaxation, so that we have the formula tension → charge → discharge → relaxation.

‘Life is change or my ability to change’

What both Taoism and Reich are saying (according to my understanding) is that our inability to digest and metabolize things, to change and adapt, physically, psychologically and spiritually is the cause of any imbalance, any malfunction in our system.

This reminds me of the example that Dr. Hamer uses to describe his theory, he called New Medicine. “There is a fox that is starving to death when she catches a rabbit. But at the same time, she can hear a bear running after her. So, she is in a dilemma what to do. If she stays to eat the rabbit the bear will eat her. If she runs she will die from hunger. So, she cuts a big piece of the rabbit’s foot, shallows it and runs away. She has avoided the danger but the big piece of the rabbit’s foot is difficult to be digested in her stomach. Her brain receives the message of this difficulty and sends the super cells to assist her in digestion. After some time when the big piece is digested, her brain sends the message for the withdrawal of these super cells. If we run a blood test to her during the digestion we will diagnose her in our terms with cancer. These super cells are the so-called cancer cells. So after digestion the cancer cells are removed.

This story reminds me the fight or fly psychological mechanism and the words of my teacher in the psychotherapy lessons about psychological blockages in childhood. She described them as the “frozen honey”, the energy that is blocked and when it melts, it changes to energy.

When we cannot digest a certain food when we cannot metabolize it to another form of energy for our body, when we cannot melt our psychological blockages, when we cannot metabolize the orgone then we have an energetic imbalance. Our thoughts and emotions absorb all our energy in an overwhelming way. Then if we don’t pay any attention to these signals of imbalance, assist the metabolism of what we cannot digest then we get also, physically sick.

Everything changes continuously when it reaches a certain point from one energy form to another when we (our Ego) block this change and when this ability of ours to go with the flow, to adapt every single moment, blocks the Energy, the CHI, the Orgone, the imbalance can come to our body, thoughts, emotions and to the connection with our spirit.

Then we have imbalance, we feel it as low energy. We do not have the strength to do things, the will to do them or we are lost in our mind in scenarios that consume our energy.

For this reason, the precautionary formula for energy medicine is to balance our lives in terms of nutrition, movement, work, emotion, and sexual activity. Of course, this does not seem to exist for the modern western societies that fall from one end to the other.

Traditional medicine emphasizes the importance of balance as a key to health: a balance between rest and work, a balanced diet, a harmonious sex life, a life in harmonious climatic conditions. Any long-term imbalance may evolve into an abnormal cause. Some examples: excessive rest i.e. inadequate physical activity or excessive physical fatigue, too little or too much sex, an unbalanced, inappropriate diet, an inconsistent emotional world, extreme climatic conditions.

According to Dr. Hamer’s theory and practical evidence if we are able to digest the emotions caused by certain situations with our relationship with our parents, our husband or wife, our friends e.tc. and when we don’t just realize it but we act accordingly when the brain receives the message that balance has really come, it withdraws the order that gave before and assists the body to this imbalance.

This reminds me also of Ho’oponopono. There is a powerful tradition in the Hawaiian Culture called Ho’oponopono that is used to turn the negative energy into positive energy. Once, we take 100% responsibility, we discover we have two choices. We are free to replay the old tapes, OR reach something different from a deeper place inside, which it is called inner wisdom or “inspiration”. Letting go can correct a multitude of errors. You can simply repeat in your mind: thank you, thank you, thank you. Saying thank you is a way of letting go, a way of not engaging, not judging, not having opinions. It’s a way of daily living and breathing. As soon as you have opinions of right or wrong, you’re stuck. It’s those old tapes playing again. Another secret for letting go is having no expectations. We will be amazed at what God has in store for us when we release our expectations. Many times, we are unaware of the outcome already planned in our minds.

“I’m sorry” is an important expression of humility. “Please Forgive Me” is a valuable intention for resolve. “Thank You” is an expression of gratitude. “I Love You” creates and restores connection. The Taoist ideal is a life in harmony with the universe: where this occurs, then man also possesses inner harmony and balance. These are the 4 basic principles of Ho’oponopono.

I had the information for all the above for many years now but it never before came to me that they all have a common denominator, digest, metabolize, adapt, balance, change, “go with the flow”.

How easy is for any of us in western societies to go with nature, to feed, to work, sleep, live our lives according to nature (spring and autumn, day and night e.tc.). To be able to move forward (and to live the past behind), to live in the moment and balance accordingly.

It is a process that someone would say, it will take a long time. Our Ego is very clever and puts us a lot of obstacles that consist our reality. I would say that intention, observation and devotion to the real truth, is that will make the difference.

There are a lot of techniques that we have to use to assist us in our journey. There are a lot of things that could be our walking stick as long as we don’t make it permanent and depend on them. As long as we have the intention to act consciously in the moment and walk on our feet.

Essential Oils to balance our Energy

Aromatherapy can assist us, along with many other things. As in all cases there are a lot of Essential Oils and blends of them to support us balance our energy levels. Each one of us has his/her own personality. This means that different Essential Oils and techniques are suitable to different persons. You can choose the right ones for you after reading their properties. I would suggest to let also yourself choose by intuition since there are always blind spots and we might need something else than what we believe we need. If you make a blend of several essential oils it is good to include always your favourite one.

There are essential oils for energy: citrusy fare like Grapefruit, Sweet orange, and Bergamot, or more herbaceous base notes like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Basil, Cedarwood, Geranium and Lemongrass.

Citrus essential oils have a beautiful effect on our energy levels by stimulating the area of the brain that promotes happiness and encouraging an uplifting feeling. Peppermint and Eucalyptus can also support us because they help promote deep breathing, which brings us more easily to our center. Each one of them promotes a specific message to our brain to restore balance.

Below you can find a small description of the suggested essential oils. I have also, to say that adequate sleep to give our body the chance for self-regulation, is the primary thing to take care of. I have found this in all medicine schools and theories. Furthermore, we cannot balance ourselves if we use tools to balance and continue old habits. If we continue to eat unhealthy and heavy food, sleep either to much or too little, keep stack in our emotions e.tc.. To change a habit we have to push ourselves consciously a little bit and grasp the opportunity when it comes momentarily to listen to our body, emotions, thoughts and do things accordingly.         

NEI KING writes poetically: “Applying treatment after an illness starts, it’s like digging for water after we thirsty or as if we were building weapons after the battle began.”

Aromatherapy for Energy Balance

Brief description of suggested essential oils

Essential Oils to Βalance our Energy

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

It is derived from the outer peel of the common orange fruit. It is of the citrus family and can give you the energy to overcome feelings of sluggishness and fatigue. By diffusing orange essential oil in your home and office, you may well find mood uplifted and be more equipped to get on with whatever it is that you need to do, be that studying, work or exercise. You could also, add a few drops to your shower wash or perfume, or even inhale it directly.

It’s a great essential oil for balancing hormones since it can help turn off reactions from stress hormones like cortisol. The aroma of Sweet Orange Essential Oil can brighten our mood in the morning or calm our nerves after a long day. Its aroma reminds us of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter. Research suggests that the essential oil of orange helps reduce pulse rate and salivary cortisol that is secreted when one is in a state of anxiety.

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Grapefruit Essential Oil

It is one of the best essential oils for energy levels. Like its cousins in the citrus family of oils, grapefruit is a wonderful energizing tonic. It may also encourage the efficient release of fatty acid into the bloodstream before they are broken down to produce energy. It is also possible that the use of grapefruit oil can suppress appetite (as an excessive need to eat all the time, which is a need to fill in an empty space) helping you to control the excess weight that may be contributing to your energy deficiency. It can also, be used to energize our skincare routine.

“Add four drops of grapefruit essential oil to your existing moisturizer or add four drops to one tablespoon of jojoba oil for a brightening and completely natural face oil that will create a fresh glow.

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Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)

A drop of Bergamot essential oil on our wrists is enough for its aroma to give us joy and open our heart. Its sweet and fruity aroma is uplifting and relaxing. Bergamot supports us to release the need to be in complete control so that we can flow with life more easily.

When we can relax and trust the universe to handle details of any life situation, we release the fear of the unknown and become clear about our own mission. It opens the heart chakra and eases stress and tension in mind, body and soul. A drop on the heart supports us release patterns and embrace relationships (with self and others).

The essence of Bergamot supports us when dealing with dependency or compulsiveness that may be associated with smoking, drugs or alcohol.

In addition to its energy-boosting properties, bergamot can also induce relaxation by releasing emotional pain. It is calming and often used to treat depression by providing energy. It can also help with insomnia.

Physically relieves joint and muscle pain, aids digestive system, soothes skin irritations, works as a sedative, cleanses oily skin, kills germs and bacteria, relieves stress, and reduces cough.

We can inhale, diffuse or massage our body with this wonderful uplifting essential oil to get back on our feet in no time.

Bergamot is generally safe, but it is best to avoid use with sun exposure as it is photosensitizing, so the risk of sunburn and rash will increase.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

It just might be the most famous essential oil for energy. Peppermint essential oil is one of the most diverse of all the essential oils and can be used for a variety of complaints ranging from digestive issues and headaches to oral health. It also has a powerful and uplifting scent that will get you straight off the couch and into your work.

Men for example, can add a few drops peppermint oil to their shaving foam and it can put them in the right mood for the day.

Add two to three drops of peppermint essential oil to your regular morning shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp, energize your mind, and wake up naturally.

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

It is typically used to treat respiratory issues like asthma, sinus issues, stuffy nose and skin disorders but it can also give us a great energy boost when we need it most by assisting us to be able to breathe deeply. It has a refreshing scent and the ability to stimulate the brain and improve your energy levels and focus.

It is very supportive to the gentle energy of the Lungs. It has antiseptic, anticonvulsant, antibacterial, sedative, calming and expectorant properties. Inhalation of steam with a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil support to open the sinuses and relieve the headache. It is also good for diffusion especially during the cold and flu season.

As there are several Eucalyptus Chemotypes, we would suggest either Eucalyptus globulus or Eucalyptus radiata. Both contain 60-75% 1,8 cineol but you will notice a difference in the smell. Radiata is less intense and milder, making it sometimes chosen over E. globulus.  Eucalyptol (1.8 cineol) is responsible for the oil’s ability to decongest the lungs, clear sinus passages, and contributes to a good deal of its anti-infectious, respiratory supporting effects.

A study which evaluated their compositions found that E. globulus oil showed the best antioxidant activity, while E. radiata was the winner for antibacterial activity. So each type has its own advantages. You can’t say one is better than the other, as the answer will depend on the use of it.

Eucalyptus globulus – This oil is commonly known as Eucalyptus or Blue Gum Oil. It helps reduce infections in the throat and lungs, such as rhinopharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchial pneumonia.

Eucalyptus globulus is also very effective as an air purifier. It has a fresh and earthy aroma that promotes well-being. Never take this oil orally or undiluted and it is Not advised for children less than 6 years of age.

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Eucalyptus Radiata

This oil is commonly known as Black Peppermint Oil. It has the almost same properties with Eucalyptus globulus but has a sweet and fruity aroma. It is one of the gentlest of eucalyptus oils making it great for children.

Eucalyptus radiata is one of the best eucalyptus oils for diffusing. It is recommended for rhinitis, bronchitis, cough, pulmonary infections, acne and asthma.

With the first sign of a cold or flu, a drop of oil can be added to a tablespoon of Honey or Agave and taken every hour for the first five hours, and 5 times a day thereafter until symptoms abate.

A drop or two of oil can also be sprinkled on a handkerchief or washcloth and inhaled directly as needed to help with respiratory conditions.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)

Cedarwood Essential Oil has an earthy aroma that gives a sense of security. It is calming, purifying and grounding. Cedarwood oil contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes that stimulate the limbic system of the brain which helps to elevate our mood and helps us relax from stressful situations. As a result, it helps us with mental clarity and focus.

It’s warming and relaxing while eases nervous tension, calms anger and eases stress. Native Americans traditionally used it to enhance their spiritual communication.

On physical level Cedarwood Essential Oil is used as an expectorant in bronchial infections because it breaks down mucus. In a bath it can help in the treatment of cystitis and vaginal infections and discharges. As a mild astringent, it is great for treating acne. It is also a very good essential oil to eliminate lactic acid and move toxins from joints, as well as help with cellulite.

A few drops to our diffuser as we get ready in the morning and we’re already halfway there. Alternatively, we can add three drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil to the palm of our hands while we’re in the shower. Rub our hands together and allow the aroma to release and turn our morning shower into a cedar ritual that smells like a cedar sauna spa experience.

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Rosemary (Verbenone chemotype) Essential oil

This oil has an overall effect on the nervous system and the hormones. It can also help with mild depression feelings because it’s uplifting and balancing. It is a liver regulator and can help dissolve cholesterol. This means that the verbenone chemotype of Rosemary can balance your blood pressure, and even lower it. It is stimulating, warming and refreshing and can be used to help boost memory retention and staying alert. It has many skin care applications, including adding to a shampoo to aid in maintaining a healthy scalp and lustrous hair. When diffused, Rosemary can also be helpful as a respiratory support oil. It is helpful in aiding occasional digestive upset and is also beneficial in massage blends, increasing circulation and warmth to the skin and underlying muscles.

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Geranium Essential Oil

It stimulates the adrenal cortex, which is primarily responsible for secreting hormones, which help to balance the production of other hormones (including male and female sex hormones). It supports in depression and anxiety symptoms and it is very often recommended for PMS and menopausal problems (to help balance the production of estrogen and progesterone produced by the body).

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Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilcum)

It’s herbaceous scent restores mental alertness and may also sharpen your sense of smell. It’s relaxant, tonic, and restorative. It improves blood flow and circulation and helps increase and optimize various metabolic functions of the body. It is also used as a digestive tonic. Since basil oil has carminative properties, it is used for treating indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps, and flatulence.

It is used for treating nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy, migraines, and depression. It stimulates the adrenal glands and provides mental strength and clarity. When we receive clarity about who we are, we are able to make better choices about what we want to create in our lives. That stagnant energy becomes transformed into excitement and enthusiasm to follow and accept responsibilities for our own desires. Use it to re-energize yourself especially when there is doubt or distrust involved. In this case, it can be particularly uplifting.

It enhances the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. As a result, it is extensively used in many skin care supplements that claim to improve the tone of your skin.

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Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopagon flexuosus)

in traditional Chinese Medicine lemongrass has been used for thousands of years. it is a tonic in a very clear sense. It tones all the systems functioning in the body, such as the respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, and excretory system, and facilitates absorption of nutrients into the body, thus providing strength and boosting the immune system.

It is stimulating and purifying. May support healthy connective tissues and exercise goals. Its pungent and earthy aroma heightens psychic awareness and purifies the mind. Lemongrass releases resentment, regret from the “should of” statements and pessimism by transforming these negative energies into positive energies. It allows the left brain to see options, so once the negative energies are released, optimism, courage and hope prevails.

Lemongrass essential oil acts as a tonic for the nerves and the nervous system in general. It helps cure many nervous disorders such as shaking hands or limbs, nervousness, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. It also helps with convulsions, sluggishness, and lack of reflexes. It strengthens the nerves throughout the body and stimulates them. It also protects our auric field from electromagnetic energy (TV, computers, radio). It is an air purifier and it is used to clear the smell of smoke in the room.

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Blends of Essential Oils for Energy Balance

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