Thursday, May 21, 2009

What is Aromatherapy

Only natural scents are used for aromatherapy. The nose can be fooled by synthetic aromas, but not the brain.
  • When patients were given a whiff of a flowery scent, pain was dulled.
  • When they sniffed spices, they became more sensitive to pain.
  • Aromatherapy can be used to help surgical patients by relaxing them.

Aromatherapy is very appealing because the emotional center of the brain is profoundly affected by smell.

Smells are a powerful link to emotional memories.

Aromatherapy is a broad and expanding field that scientist are just beginning to explore. 

Aroma reaches and influences the deepest human instincts.

Aromatherapy means to treat with aroma through inhalation. Research has shown that we respond to aroma within one to three seconds.

Aromatherapy also encompasses the topical application of essential oils. Because essential oils have a unique lipid-solution structure, they are able to easily pass through cell membranes, particularly of the skin, and diffuse into the bloodstream. They penetrate the skin the same way that the active ingredients in transdermal hormone or nicotine patches do.

Lavender would be a great suggestion to use for any skin ailment, burns or scars.

Lavender is a great Natural Insecticide.

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