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Functional Medicine and Essential Oils

Essential Oils as Functional Medicine

When it comes to relieving stress, one healthy thing to do is to use essential oils. Any top-notch chiropractor, like Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness in Findlay, Ohio, will tell you how well essential oils work to relieve stress. These oils are considered alternative or functional medicine. It is also referred to by many holistic and health experts as aromatherapy.

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Relieving Stress with Essential Oils

Functional medicine is a medical treatment or practice that centers on integrative body function. Functional medicine professionals work with essential oils to relieve stress and enhance wellness in several ways. There are countless essential oils, each offering its own set of benefits. The most popular essential oils are:

Peppermint Essential Oil – This oil is good for relaxing muscles, increasing circulation, relieving pain, increasing respiration, and providing nervous system support.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil – The antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil assist with respiration and muscle spasms.

Frankincense Essential Oil – Benefits include muscle relaxation, stimulation of the immune system, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosemary Essential Oil – This oil benefits users by improving circulation, suppressing muscle spasms, and relaxing muscle fibers.

Lavender Essential Oil – This essential oil reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and relieves the damaging effects of stress on the body. It also acts as an antidepressant.

Jasmine –Jasmine's sweet aroma promotes relaxation and improves mood.

How To Use Essential Oils

While essential oils are spectacular, you must know how to safely and effectively use them. It is important to know how many portions to mix for diffusing or rubbing it on your body. It is critical to use high quality oils to be sure of their purity and potency otherwise you risk injury or harm. It is because of the adulteration process that many companies do, in order to make their product cheap, that you must not ingest any oils unless it specifically says you are able to on the bottle. At Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness, we only use and suggest Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

Functional Medicine in Findlay

At Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness, we have years of experience providing functional medicine services to residents of Findlay, OH, and the surrounding areas. Our chiropractor often recommends essential oils to support functional medicine treatment. For more information on functional medicine, essential oils, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (419) 424-0100.

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