Essential oils for Lethargy

Definition of Lethargy

Have you ever woken up and felt like it would be better to stay in bed? Felt so tired that it would be too much effort to get up? At what point does this feeling go from general tiredness to common lethargy to a medical condition that needs professional assistance? In this lesson, we will learn some of these common differences.

Lethargy is defined as a state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy. Other words are also associated with lethargy, such as listless, tiredness, lack of energy, continued sleepiness, and others. All of us have had that feeling from time to time, and having a loss of energy naturally occurs after you're physically engaged. Lethargy can also occur after long periods of time - days or weeks - when the body is physically or intellectually spent. A common collegiate time of feeling lethargic is after finals. Students can spend days and perhaps weeks working hard to finish assignments from their professors, and at the end of the semester when they can take a break, they are exhausted mentally and physically. This would be considered lethargy.

Causes of Lethargy

Lethargy is typically a symptom of a disease, and it has varied levels of medical seriousness. Overworking for extended periods of time is a common cause of lethargy, but it is far from the only one. Other causes of lethargy could be divided into different types. These types would include physical and psychosocial; heart and vascular; and disease-related.

Physical and Psychosocial:

In our busy world, stress and overwork are a common source of lethargy. After working in a high pressure, high demand position, it is easy for stress to use the physical and mental reserves a person would have, making him or her listless and tired. Other times, lethargy can be caused by lack of exercise, alcohol use, or eating disorders. In these cases, the less you do, the more lethargic you can feel, and this can become a vicious cycle that is difficult to overcome. This could lead to disorders, such as depression or anxiety, which also have related lethargy. At this point, medical assistance should be sought.

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Editor’s Note/Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Diffuser World, Inc.; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

what are essential oils?

Even though essential oils have been around for thousands of years, we can enjoy the direct benefits of using essential oils today; through healing properties occurring naturally through the extracted plant substance.

What Are Essential OilsEssential oils have been recorded throughout history to be used to enhance spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health. The Egyptians were referenced as using cinnamon, myrrh, sandalwood, and frankincense as early as 4500 BC. Scholars in India developed the science of Ayurveda around 3000 BC. These people relied on essential oils in potions using some of today’s favorites, such as ginger and cinnamon.

The use of essential oils for remedies of ailments was recorded by Chinese scholars between 2067 and 2597 BC. However, probably the most common place we read about essential oils is in the Bible. Essential oils are mentioned over two hundred times in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible.

how do essential oils work?

If you are a beginner to essential oils, there are three primary ways essential oils enter the body: applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. When choosing the right method to use essential oils, always keep in mind the desired result you are wanting and then determine the best application for use. Essential oils can enter the body by being applied to the skin. This method can vary from using a compress, gargling, bath or even massage. It requires several drops of essential oils to be used topically in some manner. It is important to note that most essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.

While people inhale and diffuse essential oils for a variety of reasons, it has been shown that inhalation is most effective and best suited to treat a variety of respiratory complaints. Ingestion of essential oils has had much controversy, I suggest you do the proper research yourself and use safe practices. Cases of death, organ failure and hospitalization in the history of aromatherapy have been caused by ingesting essential oils.

Why Diffuse Essential Oils

benefits of essential oils

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without side effects. In fact, Clove essential oil is so useful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic that it has been approved for use as a dental anesthetic by the American Dental Association. It is excellent when included in mouthwash recipes, particularly if you suffer from sore, inflamed gums.

While people traditionally see a doctor for an illness and get a prescription drug, many others have awoken to the fact that essential oils can be used in a powerful way, when it comes to healing and supporting the body’s emotional and physical well-being. The biggest question is what oil will work for my body the best. Because we are not all the same, essential oils do not function the same for each of us. If you are looking for a way to reduce the number of chemicals you use in your home, making your own products with essential oils is an excellent choice.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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