Ailments & Oils Guide

The human body works like an efficient machine with cooperating functions and body systems. Our physical health depends on a balance or homeostasis, which can only be possible when all the systems of the body are properly functioning.

dōTERRA can help with that.

How Essential Oils Work…

While we are not going to go into deep, deep, details of dōTERRA essential oils, they work by being absorbed through olfactory nerves to the brain. They can also be absorbed through the skin to provide additional benefits to the user. Depending on the specific oil, they can have specific effects.

Cardiovascular System

The veins, arteries, capillaries, blood and heart are the central components of our cardiovascular system. The blood vessels act like highways between our organs and tissues. Veins and arteries are like one-way streets, the arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart and veins bring the deoxygenated blood back. While the blood carries nutrients to the tissues, and the waste away.

Regular exercise and healthy eating habits are essential for our cardiovascular systems, but you can support function with essential oils.

Digestive System

The digestive system is how we retrieve and absorb nutrients from our food. From our mouths down to our intestines, we have a continuous chain of hollow organs with accessory organs such as the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, salivary glands and tongue that all form part of the digestive system. Enzymes are used to breakdown and digest the food to release proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other nutrients.

Lifestyle, environment and hereditary factors can influence the function of our digestive systems. However, there are other ways to support healthy function.

Integumentary System

Although the integumentary system may seem confusing, in simple terms, it refers to the hair skin and nails that protect our internal tissues and organs from external threats such as viruses or bacteria. Our skin also helps to expel waste, maintain body temperature and gather information through our sense of touch.

The main factors influencing the integumentary system are lifestyle. Sleep, exercise and nutrition are all vital for healthy-looking skin, nails and hair.

There are also several essential oils that contain chemical compounds that fortify the system.

Immune System

While the skin acts as a barrier to prevent microbes from entering the body, the immune system works to provide additional protection. The blood and body fluids are filtered for unfamiliar cells by the spleen and lymph structures. Should you suffer an injury, white blood cells collect to remove pathogens and facilitate healing.

Excretory System

The metabolic process occurring throughout the body continually generate by-products or waste. The excretory system provides a variety of ways to expel any potentially harmful or unwanted chemicals.

Endocrine System

The endocrine system has glands throughout the body that produce hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate the body functions including blood pressure, body temperature and reproduction.

Nervous System

The body has a network of nerves that relay sensory information to the brain creating our nervous system. The neural network of the brain allows learning, emotion, memory and other higher thinking processes.

Respiratory System

We need air to survive and our respiratory system is how we process it. Air travels through the respiratory passages in the nose, mouth and trachea to reach the lungs. The spongy lung sacs or alveoli permit oxygen absorption, the release of carbon dioxide and gas exchange.

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