How Does Aromatherapy Help?

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment designed to produce a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental sense of well being through inhalation and absorption of essential oils. The essential oils are derived from plants and are chosen for their particular therapeutic qualities which are stimulating, refreshing or sedative. Its use predates written history.

Aromatherapy can help to prevent ill health or the onset of psychological problems like depression. They are administered to release harmony, improved mental and physical health and encourage the body’s natural mechanisms to perform their respective curative actions. All systems of the body can be enhanced via essential oils. All chakras can be influenced with essential oils. Aromatherapy relies on smell and touch receptors to create wellness.

When aromatherapy is used for the treatment or prevention of disease, a precise knowledge of the bioactivity and synergy of the essential oils used, knowledge of the dosage and duration of application, as well as, naturally, a medical diagnosis, are required. In France, some essential oils are regulated as prescription drugs, and thus administered by a physician.

It is significant to note the concept of chemotype in essential oil chemistry. Eucalyptus, for example, has many species, such as Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus menthol, and others. Properties of the essential oils of the same generic name are not all the same; they can differ widely in their chemical components. Likewise, their chemical makeup depends on the method of extraction. The practitioner must be aware of these factors.

Therapeutic Effects

Aromatherapy is based mainly on the following therapeutic effects:

Fragrances can have a relaxing effect measured as an increase in alpha brain waves.

One of the best known essential oils for aromatherapy is lavender, which is recommended by practitioners for treating wounds, to enhance memory, and to aid sleep by combating anxiety and insomnia. Other popular scents include eucalyptus, rose, [frankincense] and bergamot.

Aromatherapy is among the fastest growing fields in alternative and holistic medicine. Aromatherapy is widely used in clinics and hospitals for treatment of pain relief, for labor pain, for relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy, and for the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Essential oils stimulate and nourish your skin, they enhance your immune system and stimulate the senses. The use of aromatherapy and or essential oils extends to skin care, hair care and other personal care products, candles, incense, potpourri and other home enhancements.” From Aromatherapy, Wikipedia

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Continued Learning

Aromatherapy - Wikipedia

Aromatherapy From Babylon to the Salon - by Lindsay Creasey, School of Natural Health Sciences

Essential Oil for the Soul - aworldofaromatherapy.com

Organic Essential Oils - Home Spa Organics

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