Aromatherapy: Definition, Uses
Aromatherapy refers to holistic treatment therapy which employs organic plant essences for improving health or wellness.
Also known as Essential Oil Therapy.
Aromatherapy employs fragrant essential oil therapy for enhancing the overall wellness of one’s mind, body, or spirit.
Aromatherapy holistically improves Physical or Mental wellness.
Aromatherapy is conceived generally as both an Art and a Science.
Presently, aromatherapy now draws greater recognition within the industries of Biology and Medical Science.
Aromatherapy: Review of History, Origins, Evolution
Humans experimented with aromatherapy from ancient times.
Classic civilizations from China, Egypt, India, and others, poured aromatic plant ingredients into Resins, Balms, or Oils.
Such organic ingredients were taken for religious or medical uses.
These had often delivered many, multiple physical or psychological benefits.
Essential oil distillation may be traced over to Persians from the 10th century, while oil distillation could be traced much earlier than the 10th century for aromatherapy use.
Historical records on essential oil distillation may be traced back to the 16th century in Germany.
French physicians from the 19th century acknowledged the capacity of essential oils to heal illness.
Medical doctors became more established in the 19th century and focused on using chemical drugs.
However, the French and German doctors still recognized the role of natural botanicals in treating illness.
The phrase “aromatherapy” initially originated from a French perfumer or chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé coined from research that he published on the subject which became available from 1937.
He initially had identified the healing potential of lavender to treat burns.
The research published is a review of general applications of essential oil to treat medical ailments.
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Aromatherapy treatment: Methods of Healing
Aromatherapy functions through the sensations of smell and skin absorption through these following products:
- Aromatic Spritzers
- Bathing Salts
- Body Oils, Creams, and Lotions for Massage or special therapies
- Facial Steamers
- Hot or Cold Compresses
- Clay Masks
One might apply these independently or any alternate blends.
There are around 100 versions of essential oils on retail. Often, people apply trending, highly fashionable oils.
Essential oils get retailed online, from health supplement shops, or from certain grocery stores.
Every essential oil flavor delivers a range of original healing uses, functions, or nutrients. Blending essential oils to develop a fusion blend that delivers extra therapy.
Aromatherapy provides a range of treatments. This could help:
- Manage Pain
- Enhance, Ease Sleeping
- Alleviate Stress, Anxiety, and Agitation
- Comfort Aching Joints
- Alleviate, comfort Headaches or Migraines
- Soothe side aches from chemotherapy
- Soothe discomfort from labour
- Eradicate Bacteria, viruses, Fungus growth
- Ease Digestion
- Ease Hospice or Palliative Care
- Boost immune system
Scientific evidence for aromatherapy is empirically confined to certain restricted fields.
Research that posits that the employment of aromatherapy is effective in healing, treating Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or heart disease, lacks substantial corroborating evidence at present.
Conditions that Aromatherapy treats
Aromatherapy contains the potential capacity for treating multiple conditions, like:
- Depression: Trusted Source
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Menstrual Issues
- Erectile Dysfunction
Trending Aromatherapy Oils
Reading from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, high demand, trending essential oils include:
- Clary Sage
- Roman Chamomile
- Tea Tree
- Ylang Ylang
Many employ essential oils in many distinct ways, methods.
To consider, pour these into Body Lotions and Carrier Oils, then next apply these gradually.
Try enriching some facial toner, shampoo, and conditioner with essential oils.
Alternatively, mix these in a soap solution, Colgate, Dental rinse.
One may additionally dilute and spray the oils into your home and pour oils in your bathtub rinse.
Picking a therapist
You could seek an appointment with any certified aromatherapist, particularly once you start to experiment with aromatherapy or in the event you are diagnosed with health problems you hope to remedy.
Locate a qualified aromatherapist through consulting some online directories. Alternatively, consult specialists at Spas or Yoga Studio.
Over a session with the aromatherapist, you respond to queries, interrogations about your health and wellness.
Collectively, you might work out some customized personal treatment schedule to seek treatment ends or alleviate health issues.
You could book certain consultation sessions with the aromatherapist, or one might seek to book staggered sessions over an extended time interval, period.
As aromatherapy merely serves as a complementary treatment, you might talk to a doctor prior to starting sessions.
Doing so, your essential oil therapy might be customized to collaborate, synergize with all medical therapy, or treatment regimens that you have undertaken.
Many resources are available online, or from many books, supposing you seek independent, casual treatment from home.
Alternatively, there are courses you could enroll in for studying aromatherapy.
Consultations with engaged aromatherapists could differ according to certain considerations, like your residential location.
You may anticipate to foot up to $100 over for first consultations or reaching to $50 for subsequent sessions.
Many essential oils are conducive for use.
Still, there are several precautions you might heed upon applying them, or even more side effects one should take note of, particularly supposing you consume existing prescription drugs.
Do not apply essential oils directly to the skin.
Regularly employ some carrier oil for diluting employed oils.
Try to complete a skin patch test prior to using essential oils.
As citrus essential oils might render the skin more sensitive to solar light, such oils should not be applied when you are under heavy exposure to sunlight.
Kids or women that are expecting or breastfeeding might apply essential oils with care or under some consultation with a doctor.
You could avoid certain oils or avoid swallowing essential oils.
Side effects of applying essential oils are:
- Asthma Attacks
- Allergic Reactions
- Skin Irritation
Apply essential oils with great caution in case one suffers from:
- Hay Fever
- High Blood Pressure
Upon your exploration of applications of essential oils, take note of how the different oils or applications of oils generally affect your health.
Always consult with your doctor prior to starting aromatherapy treatment.
Note that aromatherapy is supposed to work as a complementary treatment.
Not meant to substitute regular doctor-approved treatment regime.
Aromatherapy costs in Singapore:
dōTERRA Touch® Frankincense-$104.00 SGD