Respiratory System + FÜM

March 26, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise, many affected individuals are experiencing respiratory distress; coughing, difficulty breathing, sinus impairments, etc. Through this time, it is important to promote healthy lung support and practice safe breathing techniques. 

While virus cases continue to expand around the world, FÜM is encouraging the practice of safe respiratory therapy and empowers individuals to utilize the benefits of essential oils. Although there are many different uses for essential oils, one of the most common uses is to improve respiratory function. FÜM is a way to support your respiratory system everywhere you go with essential oils.

FÜM + Essential Oils

There are two specific essential oils that FÜM recommends for respiratory support:

Peppermint: Peppermint is the most common essential oil to improve an individual’s breathing. This oil is used to decrease congestion in the respiratory system, reduce inflammation, and for clearing sinuses. A study in 2013 indicated that Peppermint relaxes the windpipe, enabling better breathing rhythms. Peppermint Cores are an effective way to utilize this essential oil with FÜM and support the respiratory system. 

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus can reduce inflammation, alleviate pain and can mitigate muscle tension. This essential oil is a popular oil to suppress a cough and decrease congestion. Eucalyptus reacts positively with mucous membranes to reduce mucus, clearing airways in the respiratory system. Eucalyptus Cores enable individuals to experience better breathing habits while using their FÜM. 

We recommend only using 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils that are indicated for inhalation with your FÜM. For this reason, our FUM Cores are made with Young Living essential oils. You can purchase FÜM Cores here


Breathing Techniques

Proper breathing techniques can be a huge benefit to one’s respiratory system and could be an excellent way to alleviate stress and anxiety. Deep breathing can be especially impactful to promote relaxation, and effective blood flow within the body. To breathe deeply, an individual must breathe in through their nose and fully fill their abdomen with air. This promotes full oxygen exchange and does not limit the diaphragm’s ability to expand. 

You can check out more information about breathing techniques and exercises from Harvard Health here.

Going Forward

FÜM is advocating for healthy lifestyles and better breathing techniques during COVID-19. We want to enable individuals to create positive habits by utilizing the benefits of essential oils wherever you go. During this time, it is especially important to be conscious of ways to improve your health and we want to help! FÜM is dedicated to supporting the FUM family and will continue to share information on ways to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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