Aroma therapy with essential oils
Aroma therapy is a very peculiar type of treatment using fragrance. The fragrance makes available by preparing the essence, extracts or oils from the plants and flowers. They are considered as the medicinal energy from the plants. The patients are advised to inhale the fragrance for a considerable period to have physical and mental wellbeing.
There are various types of treatment using these essential oils from plants and flowers. Aromatherapy is only one among them. For the treatment of Aromatherapy high grade quality essential oils are required. Substandard essential oils cannot give proper result in the prescribed time limit. So, it is essential to use very pure and high class natural essential oils for the treatment of Aromatherapy. Care should be taken to avoid adulterated and synthetic perfumes in place of essential oils. They are dangerous to health and body if given for inhaling treatment. Hence it is advised to use only ‘Young Living Therapeutic Grade’ (YLTG) essential oils for the purpose of Aromatherapy.
When the fragrances from the Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils are inhaled it is passed through the respiratory systems to the lungs and from there through nervous system it passes to brain. The special ingredients of the essential oils enable the brain and body to emit negative factors which create fatigue to the body and mind. The patient becomes energetic and enthusiastic after the treatment. He can attain a tension free body and mind.
Commonly Aromatherapy is performed in two ways. The first one is by inhaling fragrance from the essential oils and the other is by using the same for local application on the body. This is decided with respect to the nature of treatment required to have a positive result within a short time. Aromatherapy can be performed by adopting certain techniques in the case of inhaling treatment with essential oils.
The first step is to allow the patient to smell the fragrance directly from the bottle containing the essential oils. Another method is to smell the same indirectly. In this type the vapors from the bottle containing essential oil is allowed to come out. Then the vapor spreads the smell through out the room and enables the patient to breathe the medicinal qualities of the vapor. In certain times the essential oil can be sprinkled over a tissue paper or cotton and allowed to inhale along with steam coming out. In other cases some drops of the essential oils are directly poured in to boiled water and advice the patient to inhale the vapors directly for some time.
In the case of local application care should be taken to read the usage manual of the product beforehand. Some oils can be applied directly to the body where as some others only after dilution. Application of the oil to the affected area can be performed by using palms and fingers. Rubbing the affected area in a circular motion using palms and fingers simultaneously with the application of the oil will give much relief to the patient. This process can be repeated if needed.
Thus the Aromatherapy has been getting too much recognition among people world wide.