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Magic Of Aromatherapy

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WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY AND WHY IS MAGIC?

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular and fastest-paced directions of alternative medicine. Its main advantage is usage of natural essential oils, which doesn’t have such side effects as modern medicines.

How you smellThe derivation of the word “aromatherapy” is the following: «aroma» – «spicy» and «therapeia» – «treatment». Therefore, aromatherapy is understood as treatment by odors and the effect of essential oil components. In fact, odors play an important role in people’s life. Odors may draw different memories as our nasal organ instantly responds to odors. ——–What does the odor of mowing grass remind you about, or the odor of apple pie?

Do you know that the human nose can potentially recognize 4000 – 10000 odors—— unbelievable? If one applies odors constantly and consciously, the odor senses will progress. If you make a rule of applying oils every day, you will raise your ability to recognize many distinguishably odors. Your life will become more fulfilled and more importantly, more healthy. Many essential oils, for example eucalyptus or lemon oils, have antiseptic value, and their application, particularly, in an aroma lamp, will allow aromatizing the air and annihilating microbes in it. Using essential oils every day as an aroma therapeutic preparation, in baths, for a massage, for cleaning rooms, and for medical purposes, will help you to improve your well-being and health.

Sumerians date first data about usage of aromatic substances of plants 3000 years before Christ. Indian literature counts more than 700 plants, including cinnamon, ginger, myrrh, coriander, sandalwood, and aralia. The ancient Egyptians applied essential oils for aromatizing their cloths and bodies, for conservation of products and drinks. Cedar rosin, frankincense, and myrrh have been used in cultic incenses for ages. Flamens and aristoi used aromatic oils for anointing, and salves based on olive and almond oils with the extracts of myrrh. Antiseptic properties of lemon, cedar, and myrrh oils were used for disinfection in temple rooms.

In the beginning of the 20th century, aromatherapy became a part of medical science as an alternative to traditional medicine that generally used synthetically made chemical substances. Aromatherapy uses only pure essential oils, which support recuperating and revitalizing the psycho-emotional and physical spheres that may prevent stress or possibly diseases.

During the 1930’s the advanced European clinics started using methods of aromatherapy to promote faster recovering of patients after traumas, operations, and complications. By the sixties, a new knowledge base about essential oils’ properties arose; mainly newer methods of oil extraction were developed. There are whole research institutes for investigation of composition and properties of essential oils, for revealing mechanism of essential oils action through odor; antivirus, antimicrobial, tonic, relaxing, and other action of components, which include exploring compatibility, interaction of oils, and developing methods of their usage.

The aromatherapy discipline itself is constantly developing. Many books and magazines about aromatherapy are being published daily and there are hundreds of offices in West European countries, the USA, Canada and Japan where aromatherapy is being practiced.

During the 1930’s the advanced European clinics started using methods of aromatherapy to promote faster recovering of patients after traumas, operations, and complications. By the sixties, a new knowledge base about essential oils’ properties arose; mainly newer methods of oil extraction were developed. There are whole research institutes for investigation of composition and properties of essential oils, for revealing mechanism of essential oils action through odor; antivirus, antimicrobial, tonic, relaxing, and other action of components, which include exploring compatibility, interaction of oils, and developing methods of their usage.

The aromatherapy discipline itself is constantly developing. Many books and magazines about aromatherapy are being published daily and there are hundreds of offices in West European countries, the USA, Canada and Japan where aromatherapy is being practiced.

The question arises: how it is possible to affect human organism through odor? And, in fact, essential oils affect our organism not only via odors. Besides the odor, every essential oil consists of combination of particular substances that interact in a certain manner with an organism’s chemical elements that, in its turn, affect particular organs or systems as a whole. Essential oils – are multicomponent organic compounds of terpens, spirits, aldehydes, cetones, and other hydrocarbons that are produced by odoriferous plants. These are clear, colorless or slightly toned fluids. They are volatile, do not leave fat spots on paper, practically insoluble in water, oxidize under the influence of light and oxygen, especially citrus oils. The quantity of different organic and inorganic substances comprising essential oils varies from 120 to 500. For example, frankincense oil contains about 300 components.

When using oils for massage: they easily soak through the skin and are transferred throughout the body. Well known from psychology and physiology, odor influence on psychological and physiological condition of a man combines, as we already said, with healing properties of essential oils. One explanation is that some molecules of essential oils act like hormones, penetrating into the systems of an organism, revitalizing the emotions and physical reactions, and adjusting them.

Essential oils optimize body defenses against infectious diseases, as an example, they can stimulate producing leucocytes that attack harmful microorganisms. High concentration of antioxidants was found in essential oils, which is another mechanism of their influence. Aromatherapy is mainly used in medicine, cosmetics, perfumery, cookery, and household activities. Main methods of aromatherapy usage in medicine: inhalations (hot and cold), massage, baths, perfume agents with healing action. Cosmetics and perfumery use baths, masks for face skin, water or mixtures based on oil-carrier enriched with essential oils, conditioners etc.

I would like to remind you that modern cosmetics and perfumery use many substitutions for natural substances that makes aromatherapy even more attractive for usage in this specialty. Cookery uses oils as stimulants of appetite and digestion, preservative agents and aromatizers. In household activities oils are mainly used for cleaning rooms and air aromatization.

Where to begin? It is recommended that you collect essential oils step by step. First, learn properties of oils, practical usage of different methods, and recipes of aromatherapy. Tune yourself for a long experience of cognition … of odors and their effects.

IMPORTANT (Caution): Before using any essential oil, check to see if it is allergenic to you. There are many ways to test and it depends upon how you are going to use the specific oil. If you do not like the odor of an essential oil, then this oil, most likely, does not suit you. Perhaps this odor induces unpleasant recollections, which, you should not use for it may re-stimulate negative processes in your psycho-emotional sphere.

To check: – apply 1 drop of the selected essential oil to a handkerchief and smell it during the day; – rub a mixture of a small amount of cream with 1 drop of the studied essential oil on your wrist; – take a bath with 1-2 drops of the studied essential oil.

If you do not have any adverse reactions, you may use this oil.

 

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