Benefits of Aromatherapy
The benefits of aromatherapy for the body are many. This ancient therapy uses essential oils to help us take care of our health.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is defined as the use of essential oils, in order to support, complement and improve the health of a person. It is part of complementary therapies, and its origin is herbal medicine and herbal medicine. All these practices have as main objective to employ plant for therapeutic purposes.
The therapy as such, bases its success on the exclusive use of Essential Oils (AE) These products are the result of plant metabolism and must be removed by very precise and careful to ensure purity and quality techniques.
The most used technique is by steam distillation, which ensures that no substance is used for the AE. Thus no contamination of the product and quality control needed for use in health is ensured.
With this in mind, we see that AE is the backbone of therapy and only natural products are used to carry out a series of interventions to plan how to go AE used.
The way the AE interact with the body is in three ways: the skin, the nose and mouth. The most commonly used, however are the skin (mainly through massage or product formulation applied on it) and smell (creating fragrant atmospheres where the good odor impacts the nervous system, triggering states more favorable welfare for balance)
What we can help aromatherapy?
The use of AE is indicated to support comprehensively the health of a person. Some as the most important are recognized:
- Imbalances Nervous System: Insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, nervous cough, depression, anxiety, feeling fragile, emotional imbalance.
- Imbalances in the Immune System: Especially repeat infections. Flu, amigadalitis, respiratory diseases, dermatological infections.
- Integumentary System Disorders: Healing processes, acne, psoriasis, eczema.
Origin and history of aromatherapy
The history of aromatherapy is tacked to the history and culture. It is undeniable that the natural environment, inhabited by plants, is there before man. So that when it makes its appearance, the air is full of aromas that this world has made.
Hiking through forests, jungles, firing fire, recline on the grass, are aromatic experiences, which are still able to impact the human being. It is not surprising then, that the aromas are teaming up naturally to the gods: ethereal but present and able to modify our environment.
Thus, cultures like Egyptian, aromatic unfurled a whole culture: embalming mummies, prepared for medicinal purposes, adverse effects protection of the environment, development of rituals and ceremonies supported by incense.
Other cultures such as Hindu or China, or Roman make use of aromatic substances, by massage or baths. In America cultures did and do to “clean”. History slogan has always been the use of medicinal substances.
Recently, technical and therapeutic advances have made aromatherapy and essential oils under analysis, concluding that the molecules present in them as well as the methods used to apply on the body are fully effective, and when done with knowledge, insurance and reliable. Aromatherapy is therefore an important practice today, feeding their historical roots.