Insomnia? Restlessness? Feel emotional? Discover Aromatherapy benefits

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Aromatherapy benefits and relaxes body and mind. It has increasingly been used alongside orthodox medicine.

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is simply a magical aroma of plants and trees, which act as therapy. The word Aromatherapy originated in France by Rene Maurice Gattefosse when he plunged his burnt hand into a lavender essence container. The hand healed remarkably well without leaving scars. He became an author of the book Aromatherapie (published in 1937). Although essential oils and essences have been used for centuries to treat various conditions.

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Benefits of Aromatherapy are noticable in the treatment of

• Circulatory problems

• Emotional

• Muscular and psychological disorders

• Insomnia and restlessness

Aromatherapy benefits at a deeper level. Like other holistic medicine it looks beyond symptoms of the disease. To understand broader picture of the illness, a practitioner will be interested in the lifestyle habits, diet, exercise, emotional stability of the patient. Depending on the individual state, the practitioner may recommend up to 5 different oils to start healing.

Aromatherapy may help to reduce medications especially pain killers and anti-depressants, as it assists to cope with pain and strains. Often drugs have side effects and aromatherapy may help to alleviate those effects without the need to resort to more medications.

For stress related complaints treatment may include full aromatherapy message. However it is not limited to just that. The Aromatherapy doctor may also suggest use of lotions, compresses, and inhalations.

Which other conditions can aromatherapy help to cure?

• Parkinson disease

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Cancer care

• Terminal illness

• Before and after surgery

• Intensive care

• Burns

• Mental health care

Aromatherapy treatment is quite enjoyable and relaxing rocedure. Also compared to other medicines essential oils are inexpensive too.

Some of the Popular Essential Oils

• Lavender - to calm nerves, relax and ease pain.

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• For insomnia combine Chamomile and lavender.

• Lemon - helps if you have painful arthritic joints

• Ginger - helps to improve circulation, nausea and digestion.

You can use essential oils for the message, bath and inhalations. But be sure you are aware of the safety and consult a specialist before attempting to use oils and lotions at home, and don't forget two golden rules

• Don’t use too much as oils may have opposite effects

• Never apply directly to the skin.

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