As a holistic healing treatment, aromatherapy uses aromatic natural plant extracts and essential oils to improve the medical condition of body, mind and spirit. Besides being therapy aromatherapy is a combination of art and science where it has more recognition in the related fields lately.
Long history of aromatherapy
People have been using aromatherapy for thousands of years. Especially in ancient cultures in China, Egypt and India where aromatic components used for medical and religious purposes. Even that time people were aware of the positive effects of aromatherapy on their mental and physical health.
In the 16th century information about the distillation of essential oil was published in Germany and the distillation method dedicated to the Persians in the 10th century, however; it might have a longer history than the 10th century. In the 19th century, French Physicians found the treatment feature of essential oils. Even though medical doctors focused on chemical drugs in the 19th century, German and French Doctors are more on the natural botanicals in treatments. The term ‘aromatherapy’ was first mentioned by René-Maurice Gatefossé in his book that has published in 1937. The healing potential of lavender in burns was discovered by him also. His book also discusses the usage of essential oils to heal conditions.
How a smell can cure?
Whole healing process starts with the sense of smell and absorption by the skin. Following natural based products can be used in this process such: aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application, facial steamers, hot and cold compresses, clay masks these products can be used solely or in mixed type. In today’s world, there are various types of aromatic oils where you can access easily. Considering its accessibility, it is really important to buy reputable and high-quality products to get better results. The essential oil that you planned to use in “Aromatherapy” session it has to be 100% natural that does not contain any additives. For each medical and mental disorder, there are essential oils to cure or different combinations also work for it.
The Bright Sides of Aromatherapy
Like there are several ways to use aromatic products, there are several reasons to use them. They can help several problems such as managing pain, higher sleep quality, reducing stress level and anxiety, treating headaches and migraines, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, fight bacteria, virus, or fungus, improve digestion, improve hospice and palliative care and boost immunity. Considering its potential they had a great job for handling these kinds of medical problems however you need to be careful while using them. Because it has they are botanicals products and when two or three oils are mixed it can create a chemical reaction which might cause side effects of it.