Autism has failed yet to come with one simple and official definition, but in spite of that, doctors have categorized this disease as a neurological disorder. The disease is obvious from the birth of the subject, and some people live with autism until old age. Autistic people find it difficult to be in a normal social context, because of the anxiety.
And if you are wondering what do autism and aromatherapy have in common, here is the answer: aromatherapy is able to promote self esteem and calm the subjects, so that they can live an almost normal life. So if you have an autistic child and you dont know what else to do for him, because there is no medical cure for it, you might want to try aromatherapy.
People who suffering autism especially children can react positively with a special treatment of aromatherapy. However this have to be conducted by aromatherapist
Here are some of the best essential oils that can combine autism and aromatherapy, and also what symptoms they affect.
Peppermint is a well known plant, and it best to start using this one, for it must already be familiar for the autistic person. It is a neuro-stimulator and its best used when inhaled. It can stay in the autistics room, and the effects will be visible within the nest two days.
Lavender, already a well known remedy for many diseases, has a very relaxing property over the nervous system. I also calms the nerves and helps the brain rest better when sleeping.
Tangerine, you can rub few of these oils into patient's adrenal glands, this essential oils can call the patients before he reach the point of no return
It has been scientifically proven that cedarwood used on autistic children has an increase of 83% in performances. What this essential oil does is to relax the body while awakening the senses, in order to maintain an almost normal social behaviour.
The last and also the best essential oil used for treating autism is vetiver. With an increased performance of 100%, this oil stimulates the emotional parts of the brain and the hormones. It stabilizes the mood and also makes the affected one to understand the disease and how to overcome it.
An earlier step that you can do when your children have autism, is to have a daily sleep routine. The best way is to put lavender or chamomile whether in a spray mist or burning a candle in your children bedroom. Using lavender or chamomile will able to help your children feels calm and reduce his/her anxiety
Try to put the same scents at the same hour (usually when your children about to sleep) every night for a week or two to test it. You don't want to provoke your children's sensory system. So just using it lightly. If you're going to use a candle warmer, light it about 10 minutes and if you're going to use a spray (like mist or linen spray) just spary it once or twice
When your children familiar with the scent, it can naturally help him/her calming process and will also help your children stay sleep longer
According to some books I read, There are several blends that might reduce anxiety, As I have previously mention. You can click here to read about aromatherapy and anxiety
But for today, I am going to use this blends:
For reducing fear and anxiety, you can blends 2 drops bergamot, 1 drop geranium and 1 drop clary sage with 2 teaspoon carrier oils.
For stimulate your sense, you can blends 1 drop basil, 2 drops lemon, 1 drop peppermint and 2 drops rosemary with 3 teaspoon carrier oils
You can double the blends to make more enough oils blends to cover all part of your body if you're going to use for an adult.
In the end, if you have a child with autism and you dont know what else to do to help him or her, you might as well try the remedies offered by the aromatherapy. If even this is not working, at least it will not make it worse.
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