Aromatherapy Can Be Beneficial
Imagine being able to ease the pain of a headache or ease nervous tension without having to take prescription medications that can have significantly bad side effects. The essential oils used in aromatherapy can produce such results and many more.
While there is much debate between the scientific community and the aromatherapy community about the ability of essential oils to "heal" the body, aromatherapy has become more popular as more information has become readily available to teach us about the properties of and proper use of essential oils. The therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy are physical as well as emotional. Specific oils have specific purposes intended to product specific results.
Most oils used in aromatherapy are anti-bacterial and anti-virus. And while therapeutic aromatherapy oils themselves may not directly cure illnesses, they can help boost the immune system and aid the body in finding a natural way to purify itself and remain healthy in the first place.
When starting an aromatherapy treatment, you must keep in mind that you are not always going to get immediate results. Think of an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. You don't just take one dose for one day. Instead you take multiple doses a day for multiple days. The same applies to aromatherapy. It will only be beneficial if you continue with your treatment regimen.
If you plan to start an aromatherapy regimen, it is extremely important to understand how to use essential oils. Some oils are very toxic if not diluted in water, such as adding several drops of essential oil into a bath, or diluted in a carrier oil. Also, there are certain aromatherapy oils that should not be used at certain times such as pregnancy, during chemo treatments, or when taking certain traditional medications. When used correctly and safely, aromatherapy's benefits can be amazing. Aromatherapy essential oils have been known to aid in digestion, relieve sinus congestion, reduce inflammation, heal wounds, relax muscles and increase energy levels just to name a few of the healing effects of essential oils. The essential oils are either inhaled directly or indirectly or used topically through massages or spa baths with oils or bath salts added. Aromatherapy oils should not be applied directly on the skin because adverse reactions can occur such as rashes, skin irritation and sun sensitivity.
If you feel you have a condition that would benefit from aromatherapy, always consult your medical doctor in addition to a holistic practitioner or aromatherapist so that you do not do more harm than good.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, holistic practitioner or aromatherapist. This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult a professional for any medical condition you have or think you may have.