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A Brief Introduction To Aromatherapy

May 11, 2008
Aromatherapy is an alternative healing method that is gaining rapid popularity. Aromatherapy is the practise of using essential oils obtained from trees, flowers and other plants. The oils are distilled by steam and when used correctly can aid in treating certain illnesses and conditions.

Each of the literally hundreds of essential oils employed in the practice of aromatherapy have different applications. Some oils are used for a calming effect, others to provide a boost in the energy levels of the patient.

For treatment of pain and post-injury care, aromatherapy can be very effective. Even some more serious conditions respond to aromatherapy, best of all without the potentially uncomfortable, even harmful side effects associated with conventional medicine.

Why Choose Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the ideal solution for anybody seeking a truly natural treatment or cure for their ailments. It is also the preferred choice for people who do not want to use prescription drugs.

From insect bites to fungal infection, chapped lips to sore throats, aromatherapy has a useful application. Aromatherapy has been used in cases of Alzheimer's with some positive results too!

How To Start

Firstly, you must learn more about aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is an ancient art that can be traced back for thousands of years. There is therefore much to be learned about aromatherapy and if you are considering starting a treatment then you would be wise to learn what you can beforehand.

Next, learn about the practical applications of aromatherapy. For instance, the aromatherapy massage. Unlike any other sort of massage, essential oils are used for their relaxing, soothing properties. As the scents of the oils are inhaled, the brain responds by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, causing a sensation of relaxation.

Advocates of aromatherapy will agree that it is highly effective in treating stress and pain disorders. The overall effect of reduced stress and general feeling of well being is maybe why people recovering from sports injuries respond well to this treatment.
About the Author
Learn more about natural aromatherapy benefits by checking out Lorraine Butler's website on natural aromatherapy
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