Parkinson’s Disease has been given a good deal of exposure in recent years. It is essentially a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, characterized most distinctly by tremors. It also impairs how a person moves, speaks, writes, and functions. The muscles of a person with Parkinson's weaken and the individual may, over time, assume a hunched or unusual posture. Approximately one million adults in the USA are thought to live with Parkinson's disease and over 60,000 are diagnosed annually.
Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) aids in oxygenation of blood to the brain. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, which is directly where Parkinson’s affects a person’s body. This oxygenation effect can aid in oxygen absorption and as a result, the ability of the brain to heal, function properly, process, and retain information. Frankincense oil also contains sesquiterpenes, which have the ability to go beyond the blood/brain barrier and contribute greatly to balancing hormones. sesquiterpenes act to increase oxygenation of the pineal and pituitary glands in the brain, allowing for ideal balance of emotion-regulating and memory-stimulating hormones.
How to use frankincense oil to help with Parkinson’s Disease:
Diffuse frankincense oil in a steam vaporizer throughout the day. The diffusion of the oil creates a warm and invigorating scent that rouses the mind and allows for an increased ability to retain and utilize information.
Apply 2-3 drops onto the base of the neck and continue down the back of the spine.
For use topically, add a few drops to an unscented carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) or lotion and rub on any desired part of the body.
Add a few drops (undiluted) to the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, on the back of the neck, to reflex points such as the inside of the wrists, between the toes and on the bottoms of feet.
For a quick brain boost, place a few drops on palms or a handkerchief, rub together, hold to nose and mouth, and breathe in deeply.
Add 10 drops to a warm bath or shower, both morning and night.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.