Healing methods and achieving harmony of body and the mind through fragrances have fast become a preferred and popular method of treatment for many different conditions. However in order for a person to be able to enjoy the complete benefits of this type of remedy, they need to know the fundamentals of this method of treatment. Only then can you create the specialized essential oils that are specifically targeted to provide relief for a certain condition. Once you understand the basics and have a reliable supplier from whom you can purchase the products, you can even attempt to do a little treatment at home. But of course be safe and follow all instructions given. Here is everything that you need to know about healing through the art of fragrances.
What Exactly Is This Treatment Method?
This treatment uses the combination of Aroma & Therapy in the form of essential oils taken from a large variety of plants which have medicinal properties. It has been observed that when these oils are inhaled as a fragrance or applied on to the skin, they tend to improve and treat conditions without the need for the patient to use other medication for relief.
How Does This Work?
Plants naturally have chemicals that are beneficial to them when it comes to things like protection, keeping pests away and repelling bacteria. The active ingredients in them are extracted from herbs and medicinal plants through distillation and then mixed with alcohol which helps to preserve their strength. The final outcome of this is a highly concentrated oily substance that can also be mixed with other substances. Because of the fact that these essential oils are super strong in the treatment various conditions, they will usually be mixed in with a carrier oil like coconut, almond, or jojoba before they can be applied on to the skin of a patient. The treatment process can consist of either simply diffusing one essential oil or a mix of oils in to the air, inhaling the fragrances by means of a bottle or cloth dab, soaking in a bath infused with the oils, receiving a massage that uses the oils or applying the oil directly on to the skin of the patient.
Which Plants Are Used In This Branch Of Alternative Medicine?
There is no definite answer to this question. There are a variety of plants that are in use today for healing and still more are being discovered every day. While the power of nature continues to amaze us, some of the plants used most commonly are herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme and peppermint, the leaves of eucalyptus plants, lemongrass, fruit zest like orange, grapefruit and lemon, fennel seeds, flowers like geranium and roses, tree bark such as pine and cedar and roots like ginger and resin (which is a natural substance found in plants, like frankincense). These are just a handful of the wide variety of plant extracts that can be used in this type of alternative medicine.