Have you ever heard about aromatherapy? In the following article, we explain about this special kind of therapy.
Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine practice utilizing fragrant or aromatic essential oils that are derived from a wide variety of healing plants. They are either inhaled or applied to the skin, and they have been shown to help people overcome various health problems without the need for medications.
Different ways of doing aromatherapy:
Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air (or just one single oil)
Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off of a cloth or from the bottle
Receiving massage therapy utilizing oils
Soaking in an oil-infused bath
Rubbing oils directly onto the skin
Who benefits from the therapy?
What is aromatherapy used for? Aromatherapy has been studied in connection with improving both short-term health problems, along with more serious disorders. Research shows that anyone with the following health conditions can likely benefit from aromatherapy:
Chronic stress or anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and trouble sleeping, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Respiratory infections, Digestive upset, PMS or menopause symptoms, Skin problems or disorders, including bites, rashes, bruising, cellulite or acne, Blood sugar fluctuations, Cancer, and Fatigue.
A growing pool of both human and animal studies has shown that aromatherapy oils can have both sedative and stimulant effects, plus positive effects on the immune system and central nervous system. Recently, studies conducted using functional imaging scans have shown that fragrant aromatherapy oils have positive effects on the primitive region in the brain called the limbic system, which helps control both emotional responses and behaviors.
The key to achieving results from aromatherapy is to use pure, therapeutic-grade oils rather than those with synthetic ingredients or fragrances. The effectiveness of aromatherapy practices always depends on the quality of the oils used, plus the dosage.
Relaxation is important for our body in order to be away from everyday stress. Now you are familiar with one form of a therapy that can bring you joy and happiness.