The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of neurons on the average person’s daily life and what can release the “good” chemicals. Engaging in activities that one may enjoy results in the release of serotonin and dopamine, two of the most important neurotransmitters in the nervous system. Studies showed that aromatherapy was one of the most effective treatments that demonstrated a highly positive relationship between the scent of jasmine flowers and the heartbeat of the test subjects. Feeling relaxed resulted in the release of serotonin in the central nervous system. Another activity that displayed a drop in anxiety levels is meditation where 18 in 22 individuals reported having significantly less anxiety. Next, ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder has been a huge mystery in the scientific community for decades, and what can be done to help kids that develop it. For years, essential oils have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and relieve kids that have ASD as they have to be handled with special care. The chemicals in essential oils could be the key to being able to help not only kids with ASD but people with ADHD and depression as well. Perhaps essential oils are the key to improving daily lives significantly.
Research Paper by Arushi Biswas. Grade 11, West Windsor Plainsboro School district, NJ