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- Apr 05 2017
Aromatherapy all you need to know
The term “aromatherapie” was coined in 1937 by Rene- Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist and perfumer with his printing of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” comprises early clinical discovery for deploying essential oils for a range of physiological disorders. It seems important to perceive what Gattefosse’s objective for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to differentiate, the medicinal use of essential oils from their perfumery use.
Aromatherapy is the procedure of using the natural oils obtained from leaves stem, roots, bark flowers or other parts of a plant to increase the well-being psychologically and physically. It is greatly believed that the brain function is stimulated by the aroma inhaled from these “essential” oils.
The nostrils are attached to a segment of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system influences the hormones, nervous system and controls emotions.
Benefits of aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy has some benefits which include increased circulation, improves digestion, reduces pain, strengthens the immune system, induces sleep, boosts cognitive performance, eliminates headaches, speeds up the healing process, boosts energy levels and helps ease depression.
Aromatherapy massage is therapy but with exceptionally intense plant oils, called essential oils, added to the lotion or massage oil as the essential oils are very strong.
Aromatherapy can be conducted in many different ways:
Scattering a combination of essential oils into the air (or just 1 single oil)
Breathing oils through the nostrils directly from the bottle or off of a cloth
Receiving massage therapy using oils
Soaking in an oil-filled bath
Rubbing oils straight onto the skin
Studies shows that when used at home, most people add oils directly to a soaking bath/warm shower use aromatherapy oil candles or apply natural products containing oils to their skin.
What kind of plants makes well-liked essential oils used in aromatherapy? These include:
Resin from frankincense trees
Roots from ginger
Bark or Wood from trees including cedar or pine
Flowers, including rose or geranium
Zest from fruits such as lemon, grapefruit or oranges
Grasses, such as lemongrass
Leaves from eucalyptus plants
Herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano or peppermint
And many more
Who benefits from Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy has been researched in association with enhancing both short-term health issues, along with more grave disorders. Studies shows that anyone with the below health problems can likely benefit from aromatherapy:
Blood sugar fluctuations
Disorders or skin problems, including acne, bites, cellulite, rashes or bruising
PMS or menopause symptoms
Insomnia and trouble sleeping
Chronic stress or anxiety
An emerging pool of both animal and human studies has shown that aromatherapy oils can have stimulant and sedative effects, plus favorable effects on the central nervous system and immune system. Recently, studies performed using functional imaging scans have displayed that fragrant aromatherapy oils have positive effects on the primary segment in the brain called the limbic system, which helps control both behaviors and emotional responses
The key to attaining results from aromatherapy is to use unadulterated, medicinal-grade oils rather than those with fragrances or synthetic elements. The efficiency of aromatherapy practices always relies on the grade of the oils used, and also the dosage.
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