Everything around is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving
Everything around is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.
INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017 – AROMATHERAPY
Energy is contagious. It helps to be a person who surrounds yourself with people of positive energy and radiates it at all times.
Did you know that you can increase your chances of succeeding in anything you do by just thinking positively? In order for your life to be fulfilling and happy, you have to be optimistic and develop positive vibes. In fact, most psychologists recommend positive thinking for good mental health.
You may have probably heard of this idea but dismissed it. Well, truth is, positive thinking is not just mere words. Besides helping improve your mental health and general wellness, positive thinking helps boost your confidence and improves the relationships you have with other people.
Today’s topic is of all of the studies in the medical literature, this is just a sample of those that suggest essential oils for cancer therapy can benefit patients (AROMATHERAPY). Always refer to your functional medicine doctor.
First aroma - CITRUS OILS; the most prominent and noteworthy component of most citrus oils is d-limonene, confirmed to be a potent cancer-fighting agent. In the words of the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s open chemistry database; PubChem.
“D-Limonene is an oral dietary supplement containing a natural cyclic monoterpene and major component of the oil extracted from citrus peels with potential chemo preventive and antitumor activities. Although the mechanism of action has yet to be fully elucidated, limonene and its metabolites perillic acid, dihydroperillic acid, uroterpenol and limonene 1,2-diol may inhibit tumor growth through inhibition of p21-dependent signaling and may induce apoptosis via the induction of the transforming growth factor beta-signaling pathway. In addition, they inhibit post-translational modification of signal transduction proteins, resulting in G1 cell cycle arrest as well as differential expression of cell cycle- and apoptosis-related genes.”
Second aroma - CLARY SAGE; Sclareol, a constituent of clary sage essential oil, has promising anti-cancer effects in laboratory evaluations. During studies dating back to 1999 to just last year, it has been shown to impact the way that cancer cells proliferate by literally killing through a process known as apoptosis.
Apoptosis is interesting because it literally triggers the cell to commit “suicide,” more formally known as programmed cell death, which suggests that clary sage oil could have profound effects on the prevention and treatment of cancer lines.
Sclareol, has shown some promising things in lab tests. Over the last couple of decades but as recently as the year (2015), studies have emerged that analyze sclareol’s effect on cancer cells.
With the caveat that these benefits occurred within the confines of lab cultures and dose adjustments, sclareol may have an impact on the way that cancer cells proliferate, and they could help to induce apoptosis (cancer cell death).
While this does not tell us how much potential sclareol has to directly treat cancer – and it’s exciting to think about where that could go one day! – it is a common thread that we see in many antioxidant-rich essential oils. This is especially interesting for clary sage, because some claim that it is “estrogenic” due to the sclareol content and should be avoided by estrogen-dominant cancer patients.
This is an incorrect assumption, according to essential oil safety expert Robert Tisserand puts it this way: “Sclareol does have an interesting anticancer activity, including in vitro action against human breast cancer MCF-7 cells (Dimas et al 2006). An isomer, 13-epi-sclareol, which is also present in clary sage oil, inhibits the growth of breast and uterine cancers in vitro, and was slightly more potent than Tamoxifen, but was not toxic to normal cells (Sashidhara et al 2007).
This suggests the possibility that sclareol might actually inhibit estrogen, and might after all have some capacity to interact with estrogen receptor sites. What we do know is that sclareol will not give you breast cancer.”
Third aroma -FRANKINCENSE; of all the cancer-fighting essential oils, frankincense (Boswellia sacra, B. carterii, B. frereana, and B. serrata) is the most controversial. The research out there has been scrutinized because of its industry-bias, and some claim that there are no chemical compounds in frankincense oil that can kill cancer. With that said, just do a search on the Internet and healing stories abound. It is hard to dispute with the thousands of people who state their cancer was cured after using frankincense.
The biggest issue some chemists and Aromatherapists have is regarding boswellic acids (BAs), which have been proven to be “cytotoxic to ovarian cancer cells at pharmacologically achievable concentrations” and “may form the basis of a novel anticancer treatment for ovarian cancer, perhaps alongside conventional chemotherapy.” A known compound in frankincense resin, the issue is that boswellic acids are too large and heavy to be included in the volatile (evaporated) components that make up essential oils.
In other words, BA’s are not in the essential oils. Nonetheless, in vitro studies continue to emerge demonstrating the anti-cancer effects of frankincense essential oil on bladder, breast and skin cancers.
Other frankincense studies have evaluated cerebral edema (swelling in the head) after their tumors have been surgically removed or at the hands of radiation therapy, with great success.
Frankincense extract, which contains some essential oil, can possibly help this particular problem.
A clinical trial published in 2011 evaluated 44 patients with cerebral edema and, after taking 4200 mg/day of a Boswellia serrata extract was administered, the swelling was reduced by 75% or more in 60% of the participants. The researchers conclude that, “BS could potentially be steroid-sparing for patients receiving brain irradiation.
Frankincense is also known to help manage depression, pain and boost the immune system.
Four aroma – LAVENDER; a popular theme in the natural health discussion is that antioxidants are the super healers that we all need. Free radicals created by chemicals, pollutants, stress and toxins are the culprits for a cascade of cellular damage, immune inhibition, and limitless unforeseen health risks – including cancer and chronic illness.
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Suffice it to say that, if free radicals are the super villains, antioxidants are the super heroes.
The body itself creates antioxidants in the form of the enzymes catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) among others. Unfortunately, our bodies are exposed to a constant onslaught of free radicals that drain our naturally occurring antioxidants and we are forced to supplement.
Believe it not, lavender essential oil joins the ranks as an effective natural antioxidant support.
Of the major antioxidant enzyme mentioned above, Chinese researchers observed that lavender essential oil can upregulate levels of all three in mice within the first day of treatment and protect brain cells again stroke and injury! Romanian researchers noted similar activity by simply inhaling lavender for an hour each day. According to the study, “Taken together, our results suggest that antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities [of healthy brain cells] of the lavender essential oils are the major mechanisms for their potent neuroprotective effects against scopolamine-induced oxidative stress in the rat brain,” that can lead to cancer and other illnesses.
Fifth aroma – LEMONGRASS; several studies have evaluated the potential cancer-fighting properties of lemongrass essential oil.
In 2009, an article was published that evaluated the essential oil of Cymbopogon flexuous (a variety of lemongrass) for its in vitro cytotoxicity ability against 12 human cancer cell lines; as well as its anticancer effects on mice in vivo. The results were remarkable. Researchers discovered that the essential oil triggers a variety of mechanisms that kill cancer cells. “Our results indicate that the oil has a promising anticancer activity and causes loss in tumor cell viability by activating the apoptotic process as identified by electron microscopy.”
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
10 Minute Morning Guided Meditation for Positive Energy
Start your Morning full of Positive Energy using this 10 Minute Guided Meditation. You will love how you feel and what you accomplish throughout your day, Enjoy!
Until tomorrow, always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.