Aromatherapy is the art and science of using aromatic substances, usually essential oils, to have a positive impact on common ailments. Aromatherapy is a method by which essential oils (natural oils taken from aromatic plants) are used to enhance health and also affected a person’s emotional wellbeing.
Aromatherapy has its roots in herbal medicine. The essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. The represent the highest vibrational energy. These highly concentrated extracts from plants are many times more powerful than the plant itself, with a biochemistry that makes them useful as antibiotic, antifungal and antispasmodic agents. The aroma of the essential oil is inhaled. Each oil addresses specific disorders or ailments and is used to produce a specific beneficial effect. It appears that the body is able to utilize the healing properties of the oils through the olfactory system of the body and to initiate the healing process.
Essential oils can be either stimulating or sedating to the nervous system. This is a kind of therapy which employs the fragrances of plants and flowers to reduce stress and promote overall mental and physical wellbeing. Therapeutic use of aromatherapy essential oils to balance, rejuvenate and relax the body, mind and spirit, improves the quality of life on an emotional, physical and spiritual level.
Aromatherapy is a complementary health modality. The safe use of essential oils within the practice of holistic aromatherapy can help enhance overall emotional outlook and complement other traditional and alternative modalities.