Essential Oils (Aroma
Essential oils are pure oils
extracted from plants, and are the most powerful parts of a plant. They have
been used medicinally to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Their exquisite
fragrances have been used to balance mood, lift spirits, dispel negative
emotions, and create a romantic atmosphere.
They can stimulate the
regeneration of tissues or stimulate nerves, They can enhance the delivery of
oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
It is possible that essential oils
may take an increasingly important role in combating new mutations of bacteria,
viruses and fungi for which we havenít yet found effective medical treatments.
More researchers are undertaking serious clinical studies on the use of
essential oils to combat these diseases.
Essential oils can be administered
in several ways. Applying oils to the skin can be effective in treating both
external and internal physical complaints such as sores, wounds, muscle pain or
injury, spinal problems, and skin conditions. Inhalation of certain oils may be
used to increase oxygenation and stimulation of the brain which can effect both
emotions and the physical functioning of the body. Some oils can be taken
internally for things like digestive problems. A combination of applications my
also be used. For example, peppermint oil may be applied over the abdomen, as
well as taken internally and inhaled, for digestive complaints.
oil applications have been shown by research to magnify the benefits of
acupuncture by applying oil to the skin before needles are inserted The use of
essentials oils on tight muscles can make a chiropractic adjustment more
effective. Emotional issues can be cleared more efficiently by using oils that
are specific for the emotions involved.