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Listen to Your Body: Understanding Different Body System Functions and How They Affect Your Health

As complex as our body is, it can often tell us about any underlying health issues we may be experiencing. It’s important to be aware of what’s going on so we can prevent health issues and support the healing process when we need to.

Are you wondering how to listen to your body? It’s a lot easier than you probably think.

We’ve prepared a body system guide just for you.

Keep reading to learn about the different body system functions and how they can speak to you.

1. The Nervous System

Our nervous system is what regulates many of our essential bodily functions, including the pressure of our blood, the temperature of our body, our breathing, and more. In addition, the nervous system can send signals from just about anywhere in our body and communicate with our brain.

The reason for this is that our brain and spinal cord are part of the nervous system and so communication is often direct and lightning-fast. For example, if you touch a hot stove, a signal of pain is sent from your fingertip to your brain and then your brain sends a signal to your hand to take the finger off the stove. It’s quicker than a blink of the eye.

Luckily, there are essential oils for nervous system support. Essential oils like citrus vitality, basil vitality, frankincense vitality  and many others can support your nervous system health needs.

2. The Skin And Muscular System

Did you know that our muscular system is made up of 650 muscles, including cardiac muscles, skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and more?

Our muscular system is what allows us to move from place to place. Not only this but it also generates body heat, maintains our posture, stabilizes our joints, and even plays a role in the circulation of our blood.

When something is wrong with our muscular system, you’re likely to feel sore in one or more places, especially if you’ve been physically active at the gym or elsewhere.

While a sore muscle can be a natural part of repairing the muscle tissue so that it can grow back stronger, it can still be tough to deal with. Sore or pained muscles can affect our ability to move.

Aside from pain, your skin and muscular system can communicate with you through inflammation, sensitive skin, acne, and other issues.

Instead of powering through the pain, it’s important to rest and apply ice if necessary. Fortunately, there is a range of products that can support the wellness of the skin and muscular system, like our Cool Azul Pain Cream and CBD Muscle Balm. 

3. The Circulatory System

Made up of blood vessels and your all-important heart, the circulatory system is there to carry blood throughout your body. Blood vessels include veins, capillaries, and arteries. The latter carries blood with oxygen away from the heart while veins are responsible for returning the blood to your heart without oxygen.

The chief responsibility of your circulatory system is to give your body the nutrients, oxygen, hormones, and blood it needs. This system works closely with the respiratory system to make sure the body’s blood is properly treated to help the lungs. It’s also important for flushing out toxins and wastes from your body and works in sync with your urinary and digestive systems.

There are many problems that can result from an unhealthy circulatory system, including blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and more.

The essentials oils that can be used to support the health of the circulatory system are rosemary vitality, grapefruit vitality, lemongrass vitality and more.

4. The Digestive System

Starting with your mouth, your digestive system includes your esophagus, your stomach, and both your small and large intestine, collectively referred to as the colon. There’s also the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. The purpose of the digestive system is to break down all the food you eat and then absorb the nutrients while getting rid of unneeded or potentially harmful waste.

If any part of your digestive system is feeling unwell, you might experience cramps, convulsions, excess gas, constipation, loss of appetite, or other symptoms.

Rather than suffering without help during these health issues, beproactive and consider DiGize Vitality, fennel vitality and other digestive supportive oils!

5. The Endocrine System

There are a lot of hormones that need to be released into your bloodstream and spread throughout your body. The endocrine system is responsible for this. It does its work by using the thyroid, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, the hypothalamus, and other parts.

Not only does it release the right hormones in the correct amount but it also ensures homeostasis of the circulatory system. Homeostasis means that there is a balance throughout the body, which is essential for health.

The hormones in question are used in all kinds of processes, such as your heart rate, your metabolism, your mood, and your sleep schedule.

Essential oils like lavender vitality, lemongrass vitality, endoflex vitality and more, can be used to help support a healthy endocrine system. They come in handy in the presence of hormonal fluctuations too.

Are You Ready To Listen To Your Body?

Now that you know all about the different body system functions and how they can speak to you, you’re ready to listen to your body and do everything you can to support and maximize your wellbeing.

Young Living can provide your body with all of the essential oils it needs and more. Whether you’re fatigued, cranky, or looking to relax, our essential oils can help you get into the right state of mind and body.

If you have any questions about our high-quality products, feel free to sign up for our 6-day Essential Oil course to learn more.

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