Nauseous? Stressed out? Can’t sleep? These are common issues faced by millions of people on a day-to-day basis. It’s no way to go through life, but for some, that’s just the way it is. While there are many prescription medicines available, a natural resolution is often preferred, and in some circumstances, the only option. For many years essential oils have been used to bring relief for a number of issues, from queasiness to anxiety to insomnia. Their use in healing by both the public and the medical community has grown substantially, as has the research touting their success. Included in this are the emerging benefits of aromatherapy and how it can even help restore your sense of smell, an issue that’s become increasingly common in the last year.
Essential oils come in a variety of forms and have many methods for application and distribution. They’re made from concentrated plant extracts and have a wide range of aromas and health benefits. While their use in diffusers is widely known, a new method of distribution is making headway as far as ease of use, portability, and ability to manage the level of scent. Elequil Aromatabs® (Beekley Medical) are creating a revolution in how essential oils are used, especially in clinical settings, helping to bring relief to people around the world.
The benefits of Aromatabs® in a clinical setting are growing by the day. They were originally designed to help patients relax during stressful exams or procedures, such as having an MRI performed or having an operation. The lack of metal in their packaging makes them a safe option for these types of procedures. They are helpful when stress levels are high, and patients need to relax naturally. They’re also commonly used in long-term care facilities, dental offices, or pain clinics. In fact, they’ve become so popular among patients that they can purchase them for use outside of the medical facility at elequil.com. Their ability to help soothe queasiness and calm anxiousness makes them beneficial for a variety of patients, including those in Oncology both during procedures and in-between visits. Recently, though, their therapeutic benefits have expanded.
Covid-19 took the world by storm last year, wreaking havoc on our daily lives and robbing us not only of our daily routines but also of our health. Of course, one of the most common symptoms of Covid was the loss of taste or smell. While the loss of smell isn’t uncommon with other colds or viruses, it was especially potent with Covid patients. For most people, any sensory loss seemed to resolve within 3 weeks, but for some, the loss of smell (also known as anosmia) continued for an extended period of time, even up to 6 months. This is disconcerting, to say the least, and the lack of certainty, answers, or treatment options early on was frustrating and scary for many people. For some, perhaps as many as 10% of Covid patients, the sense of smell may never return, leading to a dangerous long-term disability.
As the virus progressed, though, answers began to form, and treatment options offered hope. For many years doctors have found that olfactory training can dramatically help patients get their sense of smell back. Much like other forms of physical exercise, olfactory training – also known as smell training – consists of ‘working out’ your sense of smell by actively and consciously smelling familiar scents for 2-3 minutes at a time. Studies have shown that for patients employing this method, after 2 months, 75-85% of them had recovered their sense of smell.
The sense of smell is part of a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain known as the limbic system. It also controls emotions, behavior, and long-term memory. Our history of scents is stored in the limbic system, where they are related to various emotions. That’s why certain smells can evoke strong emotional responses both physically and emotionally and why aromatherapy is such a successful treatment method.
Elequil Aromatabs simplify the process and hone in on the science involved with aromatherapy and its ability to promote physical, psychological, and emotional balance. They’re designed with a self-adhesive backing so you can secure them to the clothing on your upper chest. This makes it easy to either take them with you or stay settled at home or in the doctor’s office. They also allow you to determine the level of scent you experience because you can select either a minimum or maximum amount of aroma released. They utilize 100% pure essential oils and can last up to 8 hours or more. Over 2000 hospitals and healthcare facilities currently use them for patient care, and that number grows daily.
Lavender lasts up to 8 hours and helps promote relaxation, comfort, and sleep.
Lavender-Sandalwood has a combination of scents with different evaporation rates, allowing it to last up to 24 hours. It helps promote relaxation, comfort, and sleep.
Lavender-Peppermint lasts up to 8 hours and promotes relaxation during pain, helps to calm anxiousness, and soothes queasiness.
Orange-Peppermint lasts up to 8 hours and is used to uplift, energize, and soothe queasiness.
Our sense of smell has always just been a given – something that we take for granted. We’ve always heard that our eyesight and hearing might go as we reach our golden years, and the prospect of purchasing bifocals or hearing aids isn’t a scary one because it’s expected. Our sense of smell, however? It’s always seemed to be one constant in our lives that we can rely on. Something that will be there to warn us of dangers, help us smell a beautiful flower, or evoke memories by simply getting a whiff of your morning coffee. Aromatherapy works with our senses by utilizing the memories associated with smells and the feelings that they evoke. And when that option is taken away from us, it’s both startling and terrifying. Elequil Aromatabs work to calm us, soothe our pain and anxiousness, and assist us in scary or troubling times. And now, it’s a game-changer when addressing the loss of sense of smell and helping to bring back something we’ll no longer take for granted.
This article is for informational purposes only, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and is not a substitute for medical advice.
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