Essential oils for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (Pots)
A common question I am been asked lately is if there are essential oils to help with “POTS”. This is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is describes as an “autonomic dysfunction…with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance and excessive postural tachycardia (more than 40 beats a minute) with supine to upright positioning on a tilt table. (source)”
Someone having this may experience things like (not a complete list) –
- off balance and walking imbalanced
- extreme fatigue
- brain fog or confusion
- abdominal & body pain
When you look at these effects, you can see the gastrointestinal, urinary (kidney), nervous and circulatory (blood & lymphatic) body systems are being taxed. Thus, my aromatherapy approach would include essential oils and herbs that support these systems. Consider ones that assist with these functions, cross-referencing the onces that provide the biggest support in the majority of these areas. Think of all of your “fluid mover” oils and herbs. These would include (not a complete list):
- Essential oils of:
- Herbs of:
- juniper berries
- red clover
Terrain State Connection
Anytime you deal with an oscillation in terrain states – hot or cold, wet or dry, excess or deficient, and tense or atrophied, you need a couple adaptogens and regulators in the essential oil blend to keep it balanced. The goal is to balance imbalances. You may have to do this with botanicals that support from various angles or directions. For example, lemon is cooling and can reduce the heat of rosemary. To what extent depends on how many drops or volume of each that you use.
Some essential oils that I would include in my blend to bring balance are:
I would pick at least 2 from this list based on what you have on hand, and what your intuitive guide is telling you. You might want to read the “Aromatherapy & Complementary Holistic Health Modalities” chapter in my book, JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide, to get a better “feel” for the oils.
POTS Specific Remedies
Since working with a few clients experiencing POTS, I have found these specific essential oils to be most beneficial. Must be 100% pure, unadulterated essential oils. No synthetic or fragrance oils.
You won’t need all of these in one blend. Pick what you feel matches the person you are blending for the best, in addition to what I have listed above. You can use your “scentillect“, “scentuition“, and/or muscle test to confirm your choices.
You will need to combine in a carrier before using, or add to a diffuser for inhalation sessions. Carriers I like are –
- For Sprays – purified water, plant enzymes, aquasol silver, hydrosols, vegetable glycerin
- Lotions & Creams: Shea butter, Alba unscented lotion, calendula cream, arnica cream
- Body Oils: apricot, blackseed oil, evening primrose, hazelnut, hemp, rosehip, sunflower
- Soap: Castile soap
Body Spray Recipe, 2oz.
- 2 oz. glass or BPA-free plastic bottle
- .25 ounces vegetable glycerin
- 1.75 oz. Plant enzymes
- 4 drops cedar
- 3 drops turmeric
- 3 drops frankincense
- 4 drops lavender
- 3 drops marjoram
- 2 drops lemon
- 1 drop sweet basil
Add vegetable glycerin to the bottle, followed by the essential oils. Swirl around gently to help the essential oils emulsify into the vegetable glycerin. Let this sit for 15-30 minutes, swirling every 5-10 minutes in between. Next, add in the plant enzymes. Shake well. Label. Store in a cool area, away from the sun, artificial light and EMF’s. Use 3-6 times daily adn as needed for support.
Don’t have an oil, or want me to make it for you? Order a custom blend here. In the Notes section, tell me you want my POTS recipe.
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Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material
Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.
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