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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Complementary Medicine for Mental Wellness in Diabetes


I must warn you, at the outset of this post that I am in an anecdotal mood today!

Here is a bit of unscientific advice for staying cheerful and optimistic about life with diabetes.

It is something you can do on your own, though your physician’s prior permission is a must.

Try aromatherapy with lavender to keep anxiety and depression at bay. I can help you with a supply source if you let me know where you live. It is best to mix a small amount of a concentrated extract with carrier oil, and to inhale the vapors from warm water.

It is best to use lavender before retiring for the night, as it is normal to feel drowsy after inhaling the vapors.

Friends and family without diabetes can also try lavender for mental wellness.

Lavender is also available as a cream and in oral forms, but it is best to stay away from such things, as reactions and effects on digestion are possible.


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