You can imagine that when I found out there was a study done on ADHD and essential oils that I was all over it. Many have also linked it to help for those with autism and I can see why. The study was done using three essential oils, Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Lavender. Vetiver and Cedarwood turned out to be the most effective. Results were measured by using a T.O.V.A. test administered prior to the study and then again afterwards. This test measure the impulsivity of the child. The oils relax the body while stimulating the brain. The best form of delivery is inhalation. I put cedarwood and lavender in my diffuser (I am waiting for the Vetiver to be delivered) and watched for results. I found that my son definitely calmed as he inhaled the essential oils. I can't wait to see the results of the Vetiver. The study was done for 30 days with the child being exposed to the essential oils 3 times a day and during the night. I'm going to be doing my own experimentation but already am hopeful with the first results.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Can Essential Oils help ADHD/Autism?
Essential oils have been such a blessing in my life and in the life of my family. I'm not sure when I began using them - I can say that it has been many years. The wonderful thing about them is that their effects are immediate. For example, my daugher, Karlyn , was coughing something fierce the other night. I got out the essential oil blend for coughs and colds and put it on her chest. In less than a minute she wasn't coughing anymore. Does cough medicine work in less than a minute? Not for me. Essential oils are powerful! They are the "life blood" of a plant. They have the ability to help oxygenate and detoxify the body.