Did you know women are more likely than men to report symptoms of stress, including headaches and upset stomach? According to the U.S. Office on Women’s Health, Women are also more likely to have mental health conditions that are made worse by stress, such as depression or anxiety.
As a woman, you are more likely than a man to have stress affect you in a few ways. I’m going to offer a few natural tips to help combat these challenges we face as women.
Headaches and migraines. When you are stressed, your muscles tense up. Tension-type headaches are common in women. Tip: Apply Peppermint essential oil to temples. Peppermint Essential Oil applied topically has proven to be more effective than a placebo. Tip 2: Lavender, when applied to upper lip and inhaled, has been found to be effective in reducing migraine pain.
Depression and Anxiety. In the past year, women were almost twice as likely as men to have symptoms of depression. Tip: Exercise. 30 minutes of brisk exercise three times a week is just as effective as drug therapy in relieving the symptoms of major depression in the short term. Medical center researchers have now shown that continued exercise greatly reduces the chances of depression returning.
Heart problems. High-stress levels can raise your blood pressure and heart rate. You’re gonna love this one! Tip: Eat dark chocolate Yes, studies show that eating dark chocolate with 60-70 percent cacao can lower your blood pressure and inflammation. Tip 2: Apply Aroma Life essential oil blend to heart and pulse points. Aroma Life is a Young Living proprietary blend of Sesame Seed, Cypress, Marjoram Ylang Ylang and Helichrysum essential oils. Research shows Ylang Ylang and, Marjoram can have an enhancing sedative effective which can lower blood pressure.
Upset stomach. Short-term stress can cause stomach issues such as diarrhea or vomiting. Tip: Peppermint Vitality essential oil. Add a single drop into your water after eating. Several studies show that peppermint essential oil can help ease symptoms of IBS and GI tract issues.
Menstrual cycle problems. Women who experience chronic or long-term stress may have more severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. Tip: Unwind: Fill a warm bath with 1 cup of Epsom salt and 5 drops of Peace & Calming Essential Oil, lock the door, lower the lights and relax for 15-30 minutes.
Decreased sex drive. Women with long-term stress may take longer to get aroused and may have less sex drive than women with lower levels of stress. Tip: Get Away. Set aside some time for you and your love to get away someplace special. I love the beach and bike riding. What do you love? Tip 2: Joy. Young Living has a proprietary blend that was originally named Love, and for good reason. Joy is a blend that invites the mood. Diffuse in the bedroom or wear as a perfume on that get-away:)
As a woman, you are beautiful and special so take care of yourself.
Your wellness companion and educator,
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