Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM
December 13, 2019
Issue No. 78
This time of year tends to bring additional stress - end of year, the busy-ness of holidays, and extra time spent with family. The holidays excel at causing personality differences and unresolved relationship issues to surface. This month I offer tips for managing emotional stress, including the use of Clarity Essential Oil.
Blood body types, the proverbial peacemakers, are especially sensitive to these stresses and dis-harmony - they lose sleep and even become physically ill when emotionally upset.
As always, I hope and trust that these newsletters help you enjoy a happier, healthier life.
Happy Holiday Wishes to you from me and my staff.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:
|Tips for Managing Holiday Stress|
This time of year, the Holidays, typically brings increased physical and emotional stress – end of year activities, Holiday activities and obligations, and extra time with family. This coping guide offers effective tips for managing these stresses.
What is Stress?
Stress is the other side of Calm and Relaxed. Stress is connected to the Sympathetic, active, energetic part of the nervous system, the part that mobilizes energy for quick action – the fight/flight response. It’s the Parasympathetic part of the nervous system that is connected with the feeling of being calm and relaxed. The Paratympanic nervous system is responsible for bodily functions like digestion and elimination, as well as the cranial nerves that involve the senses including hearing and seeing. Obviously, both sides of the nervous system and the emotions are essential. The question is how do we maintain balance, or come back into balance once we recognize we are off or stuck.
What causes us to get out of balance?
Getting stuck in the sympathetic, over-drive state. Being stuck can come from feeling like we have too much to do, being emotionally overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or worrying which is focusing on a possible negative outcome for a situation that has not yet occurred.
There can also be physical stress due to your body being out of balance from things you have control of like the lack of enough good quality sleep, blood sugar fluctuations from skipping meals or eating too much sugar, getting cold with the seasonal temperature changes, or excess electromagnetic stress from cell phones, computers and wi-fi. Physical stresses you would have less control of are things like air pollution, freeway noise, injuries, and chronic physical conditions you have not found solutions for. We can generally handle a few of these things, but the more we add the more the adrenal glands have to work until finally the body is not able to balance the excess cortisol production and we become hyperactive and irritable. This is what is typically known as stress.
How do we deal with this mess?
The obvious answer is one step at a time, starting with the easiest, most apparent things first. Things that make a big difference include:
Essential oils to deal with unresolved emotional issues
Ever wonder why you seem to pick up and take on other people’s unresolved emotional issues? It is because you still have an element of that unresolved emotion in you. We are all aware of the negative side of emotions, and the positive side is some vague thing out there somewhere. How can you ever expect to change a negative emotion if you do not know what you want to change it to, or why you are attracting it? I wrote “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils” to address this very problem.
For example, we are all aware of how it feels when someone is angry at us, or even being around someone who is angry about something else, and how it feels when we are angry. We learn early on that it is not safe for us to express our anger, so we need to figure out how to deal with our anger. Physical activity like exercise is one way, but it does not resolve the issue, and it is not always practical at the time, especially in the moment of being triggered. Another option is to internalize your anger, but research has shown that internalized anger is directly associated with cancer, so this obviously is not a viable solution. Well, if you are not going to express your anger and you are not going to internalize it, what are you going to do? Since everything on this planet has a negative and a positive polarity, what is the positive polarity of anger?
You have heard many times, “If you want a marriage to survive, you need to learn to laugh.” Anger occurs when an energy path is blocked, like a child not getting what he wants or you being stuck in a traffic jam. Being blocked is not also bad, sometimes it can be a warning that would keep us from driving off a cliff and injuring ourselves. What needs to happen, is we need to get out of the situation and look at it from a higher perspective, like a traffic helicopter to determine the best route to take. This is what occurs in meditation. We are able to look at the situation from a higher or spiritual perspective. Affirmations affirm a positive solution; often what you want to incorporate into your consciousness. In the case of anger, the positive affirmation is, “My direction is clear.” The positive polarity of anger is laughter. Anger is stored in the body in the liver and can be accessed through the acupuncture alarm points on the body, hands or feet. Essential oils access the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of emotion and hold the positive vibrational frequency. Applying the appropriate oil on the acupuncture point and the emotional points, smelling it, feeling both sides of the emotion and saying the affirmation allows you to transmute a negative emotion into its positive polarity. This is a way to deal with unresolved emotional issues that keep resurfacing and intensifying year after year.
Essential oils that are great for stress include Peppermint, Lavender and a number of blends including Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Sacred Mountain, Envision and RutaVaLa.
This holiday season, give an inexpensive gift that you can feel good about. The 25 Body Type System provides valuable nutrition, diet and exercise plans for each of the 25 different body types. It even goes a step further, providing an insightful personality profile, as well as core emotional issues and how to resolve them.
When purchasing a Body Type test for a women or test for a man as a gift, simply fill out the gift recipient section. Your loved one will receive an email with a link to take their test immediately, including a gift message from you.
|Oils Lookup as a Gift|
This time of year I am often asked by my patients about thoughtful gifts they can feel great about giving.
I am pleased to announce that a subscription to the newly-released Oils Lookup can now be purchased as a gift!
When purchasing a subscription to Oils Lookup on the website, complete the "gift" section, and your recipient will receive an email with their link to begin using Oils Lookup immediately - with a gift note from you.
When the year's subscription is complete, the recipient (not you) will receive a renewal email. Your card is not saved and will not be charged again.
If you haven't tried Oils Lookup yet, try it for free.
|Are You a Blood Body Type?|
Do you become physically ill when emotionally upset? Are you unable to sleep when you have unresolved relationship issues? Are you the proverbial peacemaker?
Then you may be a Blood body type.
Celebrities with Blood body type include Roma Downey, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicholson, and Phylicia Rashad.
Are you an Blood body type? You might be, if:
If this describes you, you could be a Blood body type.
Blood body types typically have medium height and musculature, and expressive, receptive eyes that immediately draw attention to the face. Women with a Blood body type have a straight-to-defined waist, and are often short waisted. Initial weight gain is lower body (lower abdomen, waist, hips and thighs), while additional weight gain is carried in the torso and back, but not the lower hips. Men with the Blood body type can be short-to-tall with medium bone structure. Muscular definition in the torso is moderate-to-difficult to attain. They are prone to early thinning with a high forehead.
Just as the blood maintains harmony throughout the body by carrying oxygen and nutrients to all parts, Blood body types need to maintain harmony. Easygoing and personable, Blood types are social beings whose basic nature is warm, receptive, and nurturing. The slightest bit of disharmony, such as a minor misunderstanding, can have adverse effects on Blood types, physically as well as emotionally. They are noted for going to great lengths to maintain social and environmental harmony. Their strength lies in their ability to make others aware of the effect that disharmony has on people and on the earth.
Personality, Relationships & Career
The primary nature of Blood body types is Emotional / Physical. (Read more about the Points of Connection.)
Easygoing and personable, Bloods are social beings whose basic nature is warm, receptive, and nurturing. Sensitive and considerate, they have a genuine concern for others, particularly those who aren’t able to speak out on their own behalf.
Harmony is of utmost importance to Bloods, so they will do almost anything to achieve and maintain it. Extremely sensitive to their physical and emotional environment, Bloods are at their best when they can maintain harmony, balance and tranquility. More than any other type, social and environmental harmony are essential to their health and well-being.
While Bloods are supported by social interaction and contact, they are highly task-oriented, self-motivated, efficient and very responsible. Respect is a motivating factor for Bloods – respect of themselves, respect for others, as well as respect from others.
Blood body types benefit emotionally from exercise - it clears the mind and releases emotional stress. It can also help with weight loss and vascular integrity. Heavy exercise is contra-indicated, with walking, biking and dancing being good choices.
For more on exercising specifically for your body type, see the August 2017 Newsletter.
Nutrition, Diet & Weight Management
Protein should be emphasized at lunch to avoid fatigue, and carbohydrates and vegetables at dinner. Olive oil should be avoided. Fruit is fine with breakfast, but avoid fruit at lunch and dinner. Certain foods are only supportive in specific combinations - such as: eggs & swiss cheese; beef & eggs; ham & tomato.
For weight loss, eliminate all dairy except butter; reduce breads; avoid vegetable oils; and avoid mayonnaise.
Blood is NOT one of the body types that can thrive on a vegetarian diet. For more about body type and vegetarianism, see the February 2018 Newsletter.
Complete nutritional information including food lists for the Balanced body type can be found on the Blood Quick Reference Card.
Core Emotional Issues
Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Blood, these are:
To learn more about the Blood body type, review past newsletter articles about the Blood body type.
Don’t know your body type yet?
Determining your body type is easy using my online body type test:
Clarity Essential Oil
for Releasing Emotional Stress
One of my patients shared this with me about his experience with Clarity Essential Oil:
“I have never been so stimulated by an essential oil. After using it on several key points on my body, my thoughts accelerated. I became hyper alert and my busy day zoomed by with me being very present along the way. This afternoon I finally got started on a long term project I had been dragging my feet on. I am feeling great and it’s as if my brain got energized today by the Clarity oil from Young Living.”
Clarity promotes a clear mind and amplifies mental alertness, improves mental activity, and increases energy when overly tired. Use Clarity for mental and nervous fatigue, sports competitions and emotional balance. It will help those who are resistant to learning new things or changing habitual patterns. It also brings the spirit and mind back into focus.
Combine with Brain Power, Palo Santo, Lemon or Peppermint essential oils to enhance these effects.
Clarity is a blend containing stimulating essential oils: Basil, Cardamon, Rosemary, Coriander, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Lemon, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile.
Emotional Release with Clarity Essential Oil
The specific emotions associated with Clarity are: Guilt, Repression and Emotional Stress. Stress is the topic of this newsletter.
Emotional Stress is stored in the brain integration. The way out is “I understand”, transmuting into Harmony.
Repression, which is a core emotional issue of the Gonadal body type, is stored in the ovaries or testes. The way out is “I change my perception”, transmuting into Creativity.
Guilt, which is a core emotional issue for the Spleen body type, is stored in the spleen. The way out is “I learn from all of life’s experiences”, transmuting into Get What You Deserve.
Other uses for Clarity essential oil include:
With the recently launched Oils Lookup, I am able to include the latest emotions and oils as they come up, rather than having you wait until the next edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
To learn more about the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
If you have an edition older than 2019, Addendums for these editions are available to bring you current.
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