Improving Trucker Health for
Emotional, Mental, Physical Benefits
Besides the obvious trucker health improvements of diet
and exercise, there are other actions that professional truck drivers
can take to help themselves. The good news about the ones that we
are going to list include:
they can provide many benefits;
the vast majority of them can
self administered on the road; and
they can help truckers save
We aren't the only ones who have confidence in these
Black of TruckerTherapy.com about providing
essential oils to his clients, he declined for
ethical reasons, but said he would refer clients to us.
feel as though it is important for professional truck
drivers to understand the power of pure essential
oils for trucker health, not only for their physical
well-being but also for
other aspects of life.
Through specific applications appropriate to each oil
(inhalation, ingestion or topical application), one can help oneself
and support emotional,
mental and physical systems in the body.
What's not to like
about that kind of trucker treatment self help?
To underscore why we
believe this is important, please allow us to
share two personal experiences.
Perhaps you as a trucker can identify
with either or both of these types of trucker health improvement...
Physical Health Restored
Prior to early 2012, we had absolutely no idea of the
power of essential oils -- the aromatic liquids derived from shrubs,
flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds -- to promote better health
and healing. Following his
severe on-the-job trucking injury, Mike worked to regain his full
mobility, which occurred in significant part due to the use of a Young
therapeutic grade essential
Stress Level Lowered
In June 2013, we took a business trip from our home
state of South Carolina to Utah. One night after dinner, Mike paid for
our meal using a credit card. Later on (after
leaving the restaurant), Mike realized that the credit card he had used
to pay for our meal was not in his wallet.
The last time he had seen it had been at the restaurant. He called the
restaurant and no one had seen it. As you can
imagine, his stress level was pretty high. Realizing the card was lost,
called the credit card company to cancel the card.
The following evening,
he went by the restaurant and still no one had seen the card. Just
after that, we attended an evening workshop. A lady who was sitting in
front of Mike overheard him describe what had happened and
offered him an essential oil blend specifically formulated to reduce
stress. Mike dispensed a tiny bit in one hand, rubbed his hands
and then cupped his hands over his nose and inhaled numerous times very
deeply. Within an extremely short period of time, he said that he put
the credit card situation in God's hands and was able to relax. (This
is an example of the power of aromatherapy.)
Larger Institutions Using Essential Oils
If our personal experiences and the testimonies of
others aren't enough, there
are larger institutions using essential oils for health and healing.
Young Living Essential Oils continually seeks to partner
with organizations dedicated to educating the public about the
versatile uses and profound effects essential oils have on the mind and
body.(1) One of their partnerships is
with Beth Israel Medical Center.(2)
In this video, Woodson Merrel, MD, Director of
Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, describes how
Aromatherapy is part of Beth Israel.
Essential Oils Connection with Trucker Health
You may be wondering: "What does all of this have to do
drivers saving money?" or "How does this relate to trucker health?"
If the use of an
essential oil or supplement containing
essential oils is a means of helping a trucker avoid an accident, it
has more than
paid for itself.
Furthermore, a trucker's home
support team can learn how to apply oils topically to help
achieve certain desired outcomes concerning trucker health, saving even
Different Uses for Different Needs
There are different uses for
different Young Living essential oils and oil blends. Each has a unique
chemical profile for health and healing. Due to the unique biochemistry
of each person, one essential oil or blend may work better for him or
Although not exhaustive with respect to all aspects of
trucker health -- because some truckers may still need the counseling
expertise that Buck Black provides -- we have compiled information to
help truckers with: