Aromatherapy_treatment___alternative_medicine by MohamedAliSaid

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Aromatherapy treatment – alternative medicine


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Summary:
Aromatherapy presents an alternative treatment to people. Several people have found aromatherapy
treatment to be helpful in cases of asthma, eczema, stress, menopause, etc. The following article has dealt
with the aromatherapy treatment in some common ailments.



Keywords:
Aromatherapy essential oils, essential massage oils, essential oils wholesale,aromatherapy treatment



Article Body:
Arthritis had Mrs. Thompson grounded for years. She had seen several doctors with no permanent solution
to the problem. As an alternative medicinal stream, Mrs. Thomson agreed to use aromatherapy. Regular
massage with the essential oils of lemon balm, rose, black spruce, tarragon and jasmine was recommended.
She testifies to the positive effect aromatherapy had on her condition.


Many people like Mrs. Thompson have found relief in aromatherapy treatment. The system of aromatherapy
treatment utilises aromas and scents to heal the human being as a whole. Aromas and scents are derived
from several plants and herbs. Research that has been undertaken on plants and herbs from the ancient times
until now has helped determine their therapeutic benefits. However, more than a science, aromatherapy is an
art and involves a creative approach in making specific blends.


Essential oils have an important role to play in aromatherapy treatment. An essential oil is the essence of
plants derived through a process whereby plants are distilled through steam or water. What we get through
the process is a concentrated essential oil, of which a few drops are capable of giving the desired effect.


One of the first known discoveries of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils was made by French chemist
René-Maurice Gattefossé. Gattefossé is also credited with coining the term aromatherapy. When he got a
burn on his hand, he accidentally put his hand in a jar full of lavender oil. He was surprised to see that he got
immediate relief and the burn left no scars on his hand. Through further research, he established the healing
powers of lavender oil.


Some of the common ailments where aromatherapy treatment has been accepted as a potent solution are
anxiety, stress or insomnia, muscular aches and pains, headaches, eczema, digestive problems, menstrual or
menopausal problems, etc. Therefore, aromatherapy treatments heal physically as well as psychologically.
A common respiratory disorder is asthma. This is caused through contact with allergen, after a tiring
exercise session or through infection. An asthmatic person experiences shortness of breath, cough and
mucous production as a result of inflammation or contraction of the bronchi. The condition can be treated
through aromatherapy treatment. The oils of clove bud and lemongrass have been recognised to have anti-
inflammatory and anti-infectious properties. These oils along with the oils of lemon, clary sage, and angelica
can be very useful for treating asthma.


Aromatherapy products are available in several stores, referred to as aromatherapy stores. These stock
preparations made from herbs and plants sourced from different parts of the world; mostly, the Indian
subcontinent, Middle East and the Africas.


However, the use of aromatherapy treatments must be strictly prescriptive. Toiletries, which use aromas and
scents, use a very small amount of essential oils. Therefore, they are not harmful. As said earlier, essential
oils are highly concentrated. If a larger dosage of it is taken, then can result in irritation or be poisonous,
when used with food or drink.


Did you think essential oils being derived from plants are free from side effects? No, they are not. The
common side effects of essential oils are nausea, headaches etc.


Get help from an expert practitioner on the appropriate treatment for ones condition. The person who
practices aromatherapy treatment is known as aromatherapist. He either will massage the oil on the skin or
would suggest the appropriate method of use. Just as one would check the credentials of a doctor practising
in contemporary medicine, it is important to know whether the aromatherapist has been trained in
aromatherapy treatment. An aromatherapist proceeds in the same manner as a common doctor. He will first
get a detailed medical history of the individual through a series of questions on diet, lifestyle, and health
problems. This goes well with the system of aromatherapy healing where the whole rather than one
particular ailment is considered for treatment.




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