Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy is an extremely popular choice of treatment for people experiencing a host of physical or psychological health issues. Stress is amongst the most frequent reasons for patients seeking aromatherapy, as the treatment has become one of the most effective ways to combat the emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety and tension.
Pain – both chronic and acute – is another factor to why more and more people are choosing to seek aromatherapy treatment. Essential oils can help to alleviate many causes of pain, including back pain, arthritis, joint pain and headaches. Aromatherapy can even help with sleeping disorders.
Don’t underestimate the healing capabilities of this increasingly popular and well-respected treatment – it often has more power than you’d think possible.
The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.