Tag Archives: Stress

Can You Eliminate Stress with Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant oils to improve well being. The oils are often placed in diffusers and allowed to permeate the air. It’s a practice that’s been used for centuries to address psychological and other issues. Ancient Egyptians employed the use of essential oils and other plant substances for massages, bathing, and healing. One of the major uses of

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Recommendations for Stress Management

We all have stress and stressors in our life. Although stress has a negative connotation, it’s actually not inherently bad. Stress challenges you. It makes you tougher and more resilient to adversity. If you survive it—and recover from it—you grow stronger and learn from it. This is true of both psychological (mental) and physiological (physical) stress. However, stress needs to

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Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD…

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects around 8 million adults in the United States, but treatments for the condition are still limited. Orange essential oil may offer a nonpharmaceutical option to help reduce the stress and fear associated with the disorder, suggests research carried out by scientists at George Washington University. Early indications show that orange essential plant oil could help to

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Longer Maternity Leave Linked To Better Infant Health

For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The finding, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, marks the first time that research has examined the impact of paid maternity leave

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Yoga Keeps Expectant Moms’ Stress At Bay

Yoga could reduce the risk of expectant mothers developing anxiety and depression, according to the first study on this subject. Stress during pregnancy is related to negative outcomes for both mother and child. Premature birth, low birth weight and increased developmental and behavioral problems in the child as a toddler and adolescent have all been linked to stress. High levels

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