A colleague asked me what sesquiterpenes were. So I explained to them how awesome they are in stopping the growth of cancer cells and keeping the cancer from reproducing! I wish everyone knew about how awesome these special molecules were so here I am, spreading awareness because y'all deserve to know. And because I love science.
Sesquiterpenes are compounds of three isoprene units, which is fifteen carbons and twenty-four hydrogens per molecule - molecular weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of several of my FAVORITE THINGS.
Bear with me - here comes the best part!
Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA. Sesquiterpenes are thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer because the root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation, and sesquiterpenes can erase that garbled information. At the same time the oxygen carried by sesquiterpene molecules creates an environment where cancer cells can't reproduce. Hence, sesquiterpenes deliver cancer cells a double punch - one that disables their coded misbehavior and a second that stops their growth.
Pretty freaking cool, right?
The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Such agents already exist and have been available since Biblical times. The agents, of course, are , particularly those containing the brain oxygenating molecules of sesquiterpenes.
Give me all the oi- I mean, sesquiterpenes.
I did a lot of research into Essential Oil companies before I landed on doTERRA. It is very important to me to have lab tested and certified oils for not only my own wellness plan, but those of my clients. Adulterated non-CPTG oils can cause so many more problems and are not as effective.
Few companies, if any other than doTERRA, will advise internal consumption of their oils. That was important to me. Third party lab testing too. You can source the lab reports on every bottle of doTERRA oil. Click HERE to try it out. When the new window opens - enter this quality ID number 1722811A - go ahead and try it. Be sure to copy quality ID number so you can paste into box at link above and go see results. This is also a great way to see the freshness of your doTERRA oils as it gives date of lab testing.
Let's move on to talking about emotions. If anyone has any questions regarding doTERRA and CPTG oils feel free to e-mail me - Hiedi@MyMedicineConsulting.com.
So - what about emotions? How can Essential Oils/Terpenes help with emotions?
Please view this video for a full explanation. You will see Terpenes mentioned! There is also full detail on how to match what oil to what emotion and why. Great information in here. Matching oils to emotions is covered in detail.
Nicole Stevens presents doTERRA's Emotional Aromatherapy line.
Whew! Exciting huh?
It's VERY exciting to me, especially when I see results immediately. I had a family member experiencing anxiety before bed. I got them a roller ball of Cheer and Serenity, and advised them to start application no less than a half hour before going to bed and to keep by nightstand for re-application if necessary. I was so excited when they told me it helped immensely to chase off the anxiety, and promote good sleep.
I personally use these oils myself, daily. I don't leave home without my "med box" - see below - all 10ml roller balls and the box fits perfectly in my purse. I like carrying such a variety as I can dose myself according to my needs with an oil at will. It's easy too - roll on wrists - over heart - thin skinned areas. Applying essential oils to the bottom of feet is very effective as well. I have an Oregano/Thyme blend I use on my feet regularly as a detox.
My clients report successes too. Of course there is trial and error as they determine what oil works for the issue at hand. With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) individuals many times they will pick what oil they need if they are capable. The nose knows! Many times it's a matter of letting individual choose what is appealing to them, and help them dose with it. With my ASD clients I encourage dosing to include back of neck, down entire spine, and bottoms of feet as well as thin skinned areas and pulse points. Dosing over heart also ensures inhalation of oils, getting straight to limbic system immediately. Topical application has been found to remain in a person's bloodstream 4-6 hours. With children less, as they metabolize things much quicker than adults do.
Introducing Emotional Support Oils
Please read through the oil information below. As you do, think about the negative emotions experienced in you and your loved ones lives and look for how the oils counteract the negative feelings. There was a lot of research and development put into these blends utilizing scientific data on how each different individual oil counteracts negative emotions.
When I introduce these oils to my Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) clients the results are immediate, and in many cases amazing. These blends get into the bloodstream and when inhaled get straight to the limbic system. I advise ASD caregivers to let the individual being treated choose which oil is appealing to them, if they are capable, to address the emotions they are experiencing at the time. In the mornings, utilize Motivate to get going - add some Cheer or Passion to help with lethargy. When agitated Forgive and Console work well as does Serenity. Balance is good to use throughout the day. Peace is calming, and adds focus. I love them all and keep close at hand for my own use throughout the day.
Stay tuned below - I offer a kit I make myself of 5ml bottles. I like my clients to have an opportunity to try before they buy. Many folks are on limited budgets and it's important to me to be frugal and help people.
Details below. Take note which blends interest you as you read.
Interested? Click HERE to purchase. Please be sure you enter my Wellness Advocate ID #5000771 - for every $100 spent tied to my Wellness Advocate ID I give 1 hour consulting to help you develop your wellness protocol and mentor you through Cannabinoid therapies. If you join as a Wellness Advocate yourself we will be in close contact as it is my job to mentor you to success.
I encourage my clients to start with these oils first if they come to me and are not on any protocol - cannabinoid therapy or not.
I had mentioned a kit of 5ml rollers I make myself - those are available and I have 2 additional blends I will list below. Each 5ml roller ball is $5 - you can mix and match. For those of you who want all 8 - I knock $5 off for the set. Shipping is $3.50 per order for 1-8 rollerballs.
To get my 5ml kit - please send an e-mail with a shipping address to: Hiedi@MyMedicineConsulting.com and put "I want oil" in the subject line. If you want individual oils and not the full set - please specify which blends in your e-mail. I will send you an invoice, and once that is paid I will ship your set to you within 24 hours of payment. US Orders only please. For out of country - please contact me and we'll figure something out.
Please see information below for Balance and Serenity
How To Apply - Dose
First - if you get a kit or set - do not use all oils at once. The blends are specifically designed for a certain purpose. If you apply all of them at once - WHEW! That's a LOT of signaling!
Use one at a time - and apply to various points as highlighted above. For headaches - apply the temples, front and back of neck, and a drop on hands - rub together and hold over mouth and nose for inhalation therapy. Spinal application and the feet are fantastic application points for all and advised for ASD individuals. Applying over heart also allows for aromatic and inhalation therapy.
Please review the image below depicting the limbic system. It is VERY important to be utilizing CPTG oils and this diagram shows why. When diffusing and/or inhaling - those molecules go straight to your brain. I've heard other healers discuss topical application and diffusion, being more concerned about topical application and CPTG. I believe BOTH methods of application are very important to utilize the purest oils as they are immediately absorbed whether topically or diffused. I will discuss internal application in future posts.
Internal application is not advised for the emotional blends. Please do not attempt.
Well - that's it for this edition. Please stay tuned as I discuss individual oils and supplements to use to help with focus and agitation. I will be addressing aggression and hormones as well in future posts.
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I will address protocols for Autism, and implementation of a terpene protocol into a daily routine starting with emotion therapy.
Notice - I said terpenes. I will also reference Essential Oils.
Please note, I consider them to be one and the same. As our education together progresses it is my intent you will understand why I utilize this crossover.
Most people are familiar with Essential Oils. Terpenes? Not so much. Many people have no idea what a terpene is, or how they can benefit our lives. Every Essential Oil has at least one terpene in it, if not a more.
Please be sure to click into this post and view the video The Terpene Project. Pretty amazing science going on there! Please think, as you watch the video at that link, about how the vast expanse of terpenes in our lives affect not just our bodies, but our planet.
First in this protocol - I like to address emotions with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) individuals.
Emotions are very powerful! A driving force for us every day. ASD individuals need help connecting the dots - and in my experience I have found terpenes aid in that connection.
If you missed Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Autism ~ Putting the Pieces Together please click over and read that before going any further. Required reading to move forward.
See that stringy lil walking molecule up there? That, dear reader, is our goal. That is HAPPINESS at a molecular level.***
If we could add music it would look like it's dancing. It does exhibit a happy kind of strut if you look at it. If it could talk it might be singing "I'm a string of protein - bringing you a ball of endorphins. Let's get happy!"
Notice how the molecules "feet" step in each receptor and move along.
In ASD individuals, it's not that smooth. If we could animate it you would see more of a tripping/skipping step - missing the synaptic connections. With terpenes added to protocol, we can avoid the skips and smooth things out. Facilitate those connections to work better.
***This image is being used to help you visualize what happens in the brain. It is not proposed to be scientifically correct.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it hard to recognize and control emotions. But their skills in the area of emotional development can be improved with a simple terpene enhancement, which in turn can help them understand and respond more appropriately to other people.
Humans have six basic emotions – happiness, surprise, sadness, anger, fear and disgust. We also experience more complex feelings like embarrassment, shame, pride, guilt, envy, joy, trust, interest, contempt, and anticipation.
The ability to understand and express these emotions starts developing from birth.
From around two months, most babies will laugh and show signs of fear. By 12 months, a typically developing baby can read your face to get an understanding of what you’re feeling. Most toddlers and young children start to use words to express feelings – although you might see a tantrum or two when their feelings get too big for their words!
Throughout childhood and adolescence, most children continue building empathy, self-regulation and skills in recognizing and responding to other people’s feelings. By adulthood, people are usually able to quickly recognize subtle emotional expressions.
Emotions and children with autism spectrum disorder
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it hard to:
Babies who are later diagnosed with ASD can recognize feelings in a similar way to typically developing babies. But these children are slower to develop emotional responses than typically developing children.
By 5-7 years, these children can recognize happy and sad, but they have a harder time with subtle expressions of fear and anger.
By adolescence, teenagers with ASD still aren’t as good at recognizing fear, anger, surprise and disgust as typically developing teenagers.
As adults, they continue to have trouble recognizing some emotions.
Babies who are later diagnosed with ASD can show feelings in a similar way to typically developing babies.
By school age, children with less severe ASD tend to show their feelings in a similar way to typically developing children, but can find it hard to describe their feelings. They might say that they don’t feel a particular emotion. At the same age, many children with more severe ASD seem to have less emotional expression than typically developing children.
It might look like children with ASD don’t respond emotionally, or their emotional responses might sometimes seem over the top – for example, they might get very angry very quickly.
Responding to and interacting with others
From an early age, children with ASD often pay less attention to other people’s emotional behavior and faces.
They don’t tend to point out interesting things to other people, or respond to interesting things that others point out to them. This is called social or joint attention, and the lack of it is one of the early warning signs for ASD. Preschoolers with ASD continue to find shared attention difficult and often won’t use words to direct someone else’s attention.
Children with ASD often also find it hard to use emotion to manage social interactions. They might show less concern for others and less ability to comfort others or share emotions. They might misread situations and respond with emotions that are off the mark.
For example, a child with ASD might not comfort a sibling who falls over, or might laugh because he doesn’t recognise that the child is hurt.
Children with ASD might have trouble understanding other people’s emotions because of the way they scan faces.
People with ASD tend to scan faces in a more random way than typically developing people. They spend less time looking at the eyes and more time focusing on the mouth. This means the information they get from a person’s face tells them less about what that person is feeling.
Encouraging emotional development in children with autism spectrum disorder you can use everyday interactions to help your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn about feelings and improve her ability to express and respond to emotions.
How a Terpene Protocol Can Help
Utilizing terpenes with ASD individuals has been incredibly rewarding in my experience with my clients. I started out with terpenes sourced directly from the Cannabis plant. Those first terpenes I acquired I had to hunt long and hard for. They had to be direct source, steam distillation. No synthetics or adulteration. My clients safety was priority.
Please note - these are Essential Oils - there is absolutely no THC or CBD in Cannabis terpenes that are extracted properly.
My first six were Myrcene, a-pinene, b-pinene, Linalool, Limonene, and Beta Caryophyllene. As I researched further and started looking up Essential Oil information. I noticed the crossover right away.
Lo and behold! Terpenes! Terpenes EVERYWHERE!
Lavender has Linalool
Black Pepper has Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Sabinene
Spearmint has Carvone, and Limonene
ANY Pine Essential Oil has either an a-pinene, b-pinene, or combination thereof
Sourcing strictly Cannabis terpenes was limiting, and quite expensive. That does not mean I discharged them from my Apothecary. By no means would I ever do that - they are vital in what I do with my terpene enhancements. I expanded my Apothecary by adding Essential Oils. Therapeutic grade, lab tested Essential Oils - aka terpenes.
By doing this - I exponentially broadened my ability to help my clients
When enhancing wellness with terpenes, it aids in making the connections at the synaptic level. Leveling out the amygdala and allowing for focus. Calming the brain centers that control thought and reasoning and allowing for a more normal synaptic activity at cellular level.
I perform a full intake for all of my ASD clients - especially pertaining to emotions and hormones, noting where they are at with their pubescence. What kind of behaviors and emotions are we dealing with.
Aggression is quite frequent unfortunately.
With terpenes added to CBD or THC wellness it feels as if we have come full circle. Bringing terpenes back to these resins enhances their actions to work better, resulting in the entourage effect. Please read Terpenes and the "Entourage Effect" for more information.
In future posts we will be addressing exactly which terpenes will help to address issues that face all ASD individuals and hope to help you personalize your experience for your loved one to find success.
Please stay tuned!
Next - Sourcing safe oils and Emotional Therapy protocol with terpenes. I have a starter kit available for folks to try it out before investing into an entire protocol for a couple hundred dollars to get started. I will give details how to get kit in next post.
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Please, always remember, there is so much more science that needs to happen in this area. Not all therapies work for all individuals. I have clients who have mortgaged their homes to help their children chasing one solution after another before we found each other. Some lost their homes. It's tough out there.
I encourage you
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I know many parents may be terribly desperate - finding the right solution takes time and patience. In addition, please ensure you are only utilizing therapeutic grade lab tested Essential Oils on your loved ones. Many of my clients are very sensitive to foods and contaminants. Essential Oils can be contaminated and many found online for "reasonable prices" are adulterated and/or diluted. That "Reasonably priced" oil online or off the cheap shelf might be inexpensive at the time but cost thousands in a hospital visit later. Please don't risk that with your loved one.
If you can't source a lab report, don't buy it.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a very complex condition. Causation is different in every individual as are the symptoms and behaviors. A personalized approach is necessary, each individual is so very different and some, very complex.
Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders, affecting 1 in 68 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its debilitating symptoms include impaired communication and social skills, along with compulsive and repetitive behaviors. Autism typically emerges in infancy or early childhood.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterized by communication deficits, aberrant social behavior, and restricted and repetitive motor behaviors. In many cases, ASD symptoms are the result of reduced inhibition in the brain. For instance, genetic causes can lead to the reduced activity of inhibitory brain cell neurons, tipping the brain’s balance toward excitation. This is reflected in some as hypersensitivity to stimuli, such as to lights, odors, noises, or tactile stimuli that makes the individual act “abnormally” in social situations. Hormonal fluctuations through a typical early onset puberty don't make things any easier. Onset of puberty with it's extreme hormonal fluctuations may be a critical component regarding aggression that is found to occur more frequently and violently. This aggression may be self-injurious, or directed to others.
Studies have shown that 1 in 4 children diagnosed with autism exhibit aggressive behavior, such as hitting others, destroying property or throwing temper tantrums. Aggression can be very extreme. Children with significant aggressive behavior tend to have mood and anxiety symptoms, and difficulty sleeping and paying attention.
CB Receptors and the Brain's Built In Safety Mechanism ~
Why Cannabis Has Never Killed Anyone
The brain is amazing, and it comes with it's own safety feature to ensure that cannabinoids cannot harm the individual. It does this in a manner of receptor deprivation.
The medulla oblongata is the lower half of the brainstem. It is often referred to simply as the medulla. The medulla deals with the autonomic (involuntary) functions of breathing, heart rate, and blood pressue.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors are called CB1 and CB2. Both are found throughout the body, but are most common in the brain and immune system.
The medulla oblongata has no CB1 receptors.
It is important for people to understand this, as this explains why Cannabis and Hemp have never killed anyone in history. It cannot possibly kill you if it cannot affect you. With no CB1 receptors on the medulla oblongata, there is no way to affect it and stop autonomic function.
Meet The Endocannabinoid System
Welcome to terpenes! Not just cannabis terpenes - all terpenes.
Terpenes surround us everyday, everywhere. Stick your nose in a rose or jasmine flower. That sweet, intoxicating smell is the essential oil, or terpene of the flower.
Cannabis and Hemp have multitudes of terpenes. The terpene profile is what determines the strain of the plant.
In my experience working with clients and enhancing their protocols with terpenes I have had great success, allowing for micro-dosing of cannabinoids as the terpenes act as signalers, a type of GPS system for the Endocannabinoid System. In utilizing a vast array of terpenes and understanding how they work in the Essential Oil world, we develop the capability to dial in treatment and focus on problem areas. As every individual is so different, it is trial and error to determine protocol, and even post determination caregivers must be adaptable to changing routine based on individuals emotional well being for the day. The terpenes can be applied completely separately from the cannabinoid therapy in something as simple as a roller ball for topical application and affect the limbic system as well as the endocannabinoid system.
When I studied the brain in College I was fascinated by the limbic system and it's capabilities. As I progressed with my consulting for Cannabis patients over the years it was easy to see the connection between the cannabinoids, limbic system, and now, terpenes.
Over the years, I have helped many patients choose their medicine. In Colorado my clients had fantastic access - multitudes of strains. They ALWAYS stuck their nose in a jar to pick their medicine as full flower was prevalent. Not one of those clients spent a dime on something that didn't smell good to them. Their nose picked their meds.
If you think about it - the nose is really the only way the Endocannabinoid System has to communicate it's needs immediately. When those clients found the strain that smelled appealing to them - they typically had a drool response. It is my belief that the body is saying "Yup! That's the one! I need that!" when the terpene profile makes a person drool. This excites the amygdala resulting in a pleasure response.
This is just the beginning of what I plan to share. I've been working with the autistic since I was 18 - my first job with them in an assisted living group home before I even went to college. I have always been fascinated by spectrum children and adults. I've always wanted to help connect the dots and make their lives better.
It is my intent what I share here will help.
I would also like to offer my services. Consulting is available, and when folks source their Terpenes and CBD products through me, I counsel them through treatment. It is very frustrating to me to see so many people jump on the train to health and not have assistance. Cannabinoid and Terpene Medicine is very new to people - they NEED HELP.
That's where I guess I'm different. I believe we need so many more people doing what I'm doing to help people, and I'm willing to help you. There's only one of me, and I cannot clone myself unfortunately. Healers, please come forward!
If you like what you see, please share with folks of like mind. My wish is to find comfort for Spectrum individuals and their families. As many as we can out there. We can do that with a protocol of oils and the proper therapies.
Over time I will be sharing oils and information regarding terpene enhancing protocols for many conditions. I specialize in ASD but work with clients with multitudes of conditions as well as chronic pain.
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I realize this is all very new to people. We need so much more research. Even the scientists are all still learning. My hope is that we continue to learn together. Families working together for what's best for their loved ones. A think tank of information to share far and wide in the best interest of our loved ones.
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Here, I (Hiedi) intend to share science, facts, musings, success stories, and what happens on the healing side of our company.
Curiosity is a good thing! It encourages us to learn more. If the old saying stands true about "Curiosity killed the cat" you should see what it does to Hiedi!
Terpenes piqued curiosity, as well as the increasing popularity of utilizing cannabis oils over full flower the past few years. When Florida's legislative body went against the voters will and banned full flower, it was time to jump headlong into terpenes and everything about them.
Well, that's a long convoluted story that will be shared throughout postings in this blog - so be sure to stay tuned.
An incessant quest for knowledge is the inspiration, complete passion and love for the cannabis plant and everything about it is the motivation, and compassion and empathy for others to find healing and solutions the most basic and intrinsic driving force.
From here - we will proceed with the revelations discovered through study and action. We already practice terpene enhancement in our personal wellness at home, and implement protocols for our clients to utilize for their best success in wellness and health.
This is more than whole body wellness too - it's whole planet.
Please have a look at this video
The Terpene Project
I think you'll be AMAZED at the revelations in the video, especially pertaining to forests, terpenes, and how they affect not just free radicals, but our planet.
At least I think so. If you think about walking through a pine forest - imagine the smells. There are subtle differences in pine - and many of us find that to bring clarity and peace.
Read up on a-pinene and b-pinene. Google them and see what you find.
I've got an oil for that!
Douglas Fir: b-pinene
Be sure to scroll to bottom of page at that link and click PIP
If you like what you see here - please share with your friends. There's much more to come. We need more people out here utilizing natural plant medicine.
I hope you'll join us.
We hope you enjoy our Terpene talks! We've been fascinated by them for a long time now.