Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using essential oils from plants for the benefit of physical, spiritual and psychological well-being.
How are aroma oil used?Essential oils extracted from plants, can be either applied as lotion on the body and absorbed by the skin or inhaled and absorbed into the lungs and nasal passages through the use aroma diffusers.
How does Aromatherapy work?Inhalation of essential oils stimulates the brain to trigger a reaction, which will end up in the bloodstream eventually where they do the job of healing the condition.
Another theory explains that our sense to smell may play a role in healing. When we breathe the aroma oils we inhale essential oil molecules which are the healing constituents of the oil.These essential oil molecules stimulate different cerebral centers of our brain and influence physical, emotional and mental well-being. When the aroma reaches the brain, it has an immediate effect on both the alpha (relaxing) and beta (stimulating) brainwaves. If we have inhaled lavender aromatherapy oil, then our alpha brain waves will be affected, and we will begin to feel calmer and more relaxed.
Some researchers believe that molecules from essential oils impact the hormones or enzymes and thereby effect our brain and body.
What positive effects can Aromatherapy give?Studies concluded that the reaction between essential oils and and the body's chemical compounds can produce Calming, Sedating, Stimulating, Energizing, Pain-relieving, Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic effects.
What are the side-effects of Aromatherapy?The essential oils chosen for use in aromatherapy are known to be least harmful, with fewest potential risks for users.
Aromatherapy is safe most of the times when used by inhalation. Using aromatherapy oils along with warm bath water or vaporizing the fragrance through heating is also not associated with significant side effects.
Applying aromatherapy oils to the skin in moderate amounts seems to be safe, but can sometimes cause skin irritation, depending on the oil being used.
Aromatherapy oils should not be applied to large portions of the skin, in excessive amounts, or to broken skin. In some cases, this can result in severe side effects such as seizures and kidney problems.
Aromatherapy oils are not usually taken by mouth. Although this can sometimes be done safely, swallowing too much of the oil can be UNSAFE.
Taking undiluted oil or taking too much of a diluted oil by mouth can sometimes cause severe side effects including seizures and life-threatening kidney problems.
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Can Aromatherapy cure any health condition?Aromatherapy doesn’t cure major illnesses but it is effective at alleviating many of the discomforts associated with various conditions.
Aromatherapy promotes relaxation and help relieve stress. It has also been used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions, including burns, infections, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure.
But so far there is limited scientific evidence to support claims that aromatherapy effectively prevents or cures illness.
Which conditions can be healed with Aromatherapy?Aromatherapy can be used to Heal wounds, Improve skin tone, Relax muscles, Regulate hormones, Reduce inflammation, Relieve menstrual cramps, Improve sleep, Stimulate the immune system, Kill fungal & bacterial infections, Decrease congestion, Aid in digestion, Relieve tension headaches, Aid blood circulation.
How can we learn Aromatherapy?Aromatherapy can be learnt instantly without any previous training.
Aromatherapy can be learn either through a certified aroma practitioner or through self study courses. We can either find a aroma practitioner who is willing to teach aromatherapy or finding the best aromatherapy home study course.
What are the advantages of learning Aromatherapy?The potential benefits of learning Aromatherapy are :
* Learning to create natural therapeutic products.
* Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
* Launching a Career and Creating New Business Opportunities
People with a strong desire to heal themselves and others will find immense value by studying Aromatherapy.