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Emotion refers to a feeling state which involves thoughts, physiological changes, and behavior. Emotional regulation is an ongoing internal process and is often a challenge for chronic and seriously ill patients.
These adjunct therapeutics help support emotion regulation for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s, dementia, oncology, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, post myocardial infarction, post stroke patients.
Medicinal Scents™ supportive care therapeutics utilize the olfactory system to communicate with the brain. These proprietary blends are formulated to subtly affect the limbic system. The limbic system comprises a set of structures within the brain that play a major role in mood, memory, behavior and emotion.
The smell brain partnership: upon detecting a smell the olfactory neurons in the upper part of the nose generate an impulse which is passed to the brain along the olfactory nerve. The part of the brain this arrives at first is called the olfactory bulb, which processes the signal and then passes information about the smell to other areas closely connected to it, collectively known as the limbic system. The olfactory bulb has direct connections to two brain areas that are strongly implicated in emotion and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus.
Interestingly, visual, auditory (sound), and tactile (touch) information do not pass through these brain areas. This may be why olfaction (smell), more than any other sense, triggers emotions and memories.
Soma Sun™ and Soma Breeze™ help patients re-direct affective/distress behaviors.
Soma Breeze™ is a medicinal anxiolytic olfactory therapeutic for patients who are vulnerable to or have symptoms of cognitive anxiety.
When to use Soma Breeze™
1) anticipation of distress behaviors; or the onset of anxiety related behaviors such as fretting, restlessness etc 2) prior to nap 3) to help unwind from sensory overload (visitors and such).
Soma Sun™ is a medicinal uplifting olfactory therapeutic to inspire a bright, positive mood for patients who are vulnerable to bouts of low mood. • meaningful for post stroke/post myocardial infarction patients sub-threshold depressive symptoms, dysphoria and seasonal affective disorder. • In addition to brightening mood, the Soma Sun proprietary blend helps to re-kindle smell/taste memory for MCI, Alzheimer’s and early dementia patients. Mitigating low mood for dementia spectrum patients helps maintain motivation/engagement to help slow the onset or progression of apathy.
When to use Soma Sun™
1) patient or care giver senses the onset of low mood, when the patient is dispirited, poor concentration, low mindfulness, low motivation, prior to social engagements, also useful to help limit gloomy day induced low mood.
Soma Sun™ and Soma Breeze™ are supportive care, adjunct therapeutics . . .
1) for home health patient care
2) suitable for adolescent emotional health
3) product labels are gender neutral
4) while developed for patient use, these products can be used directly by the caregiver to help mitigate their stress (ease caregiver distress).
5) the olfactory stimulus is subtle, discernible only to the user.
6) natural, bio-friendly ingredients help limit sensory overload.
Supplied .50 oz white jar (see photo) cost $54.00 USA includes shipping. Packaged in a white gift box, nested with natural raffia.
Note: These proprietary blends also provide a subliminal therapeutic affect. Additionally, because smell & memory are coupled, with ongoing use the efficacy of the fragrance to utilize the olfactory system for emotion regulation, and well-being is enhanced.
Instruction for use: apply a pea size drop along each side of the collar bone.
The skin’s natural warmth, retains and subtly releases the medicinal fragrance to the nasal olfactory cells. Apply Medicinal Scents™ once or twice a day, 4 hours apart.
Kātha-Soma therapeutics are distributed through e-commerce (not available in stores).
DISCLAIMER The content presented within the Kātha-Soma website is not intended as or should be considered as medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare practitioner for individual medical recommendations. Medicinal Scents™ are developed and distributed exclusively by Kathā Soma Consumer Healthcare USA/2017.