How Aromatherapy Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Aromatherapy refers to the use of concentrated essential oils to improve psychological and physical health. Natural oils are typically derived from flowers, leaves, and herbs. These oils are either inhaled or applied to the skin to activate certain brain centers. Aromatherapy is considered an “alternative treatment”, but has shown considerable popularity in recent years. Does Aromatherapy…

EMDR Effective for Depression

What is EMDR? Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a widely recognized efficacious treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is an eight phase treatment protocol that includes evaluation, preparation, stabilization, and processing of traumatic memories. The theory behind EMDR is that memory networks storing traumatic events are unable to connect to adaptive…