Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness of muscles in the body, in particular, the eye muscles. One of the main causes of the disease is a dysfunctional immune system, and stress is a major contributing factor. Stress is an enemy of autoimmune diseases. Chronic stress can cause your body to maintain physiological reactions for long periods of time, and these reactions can damage different parts of your organs and tissues, including your immune system. In addition, stress can lead to depletion of vital nutrients in your body, particularly DHEA (a hormone critical to aging and longevity), vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins. Therefore, it is important to stress proof your body, and sleep is the best anti-stressor for your body and mind.
There is no known cure according to conventional Western medicine. However, its symptoms can be controlled, not necessarily by steroid medications with their undesirable side effects, but by total relaxation of the body and the mind. Relaxation is the most natural state of being. To maintain this state, you need natural herbs, not man-made pharmaceutical drugs.
Herbal medicine is the most widespread of all forms of medicine. Aromatherapy is one form of natural medicine, which makes use of essential oils from plants. Essential oils, with concentrated substances obtained from plants, have efficacious medicinal values. It is based on the concept of smell, which affects not only your emotions but also your moods, and therefore conducive to natural physical and mental health through total relaxation. Aromatherapy has a long history and tradition: the Arabs were the first to use essential oils to promote health and wellness through body and mind relaxation.
To maintain the efficacy of essential oils, do not use oils consecutively for several days. Also, do not inhale too much at one time: more is not necessarily better, because the olfactory center of your brain may become overwhelmed, causing headaches or even nausea.
A good way to use essential oils is to place a few drops on the surface of the bath water just before bathing. Another way of application is to dilute it into a base vegetable oil before applying to the skin in massage.
To optimize the use of essential oils, also build up your body's stress-proof reserves by getting adequate sleep. You can create a bedtime ritual for yourself. Parents often give their sleep-resistant children a routine ritual. This strategy can also apply to grown-ups. Do not get into the habit of watching TV to make you doze off. Once the habit is formed, you may find it difficult to sleep without the TV. Do not rely on medications to make you sleep.
Try using essential oils to manage and control your myasthenia gravis symptoms. You feel much relaxed, and there is nothing to lose but everything to gain in terms of your physical and mental wellness.
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