means "treatment using scents". It is a holistic
treatment of caring for the body with pleasant smelling botanical
oils such as rose, lemon, lavender and peppermint. The essential
oils are added to the bath or massaged into the skin, inhaled
directly or diffused to scent an entire room. Aromatherapy
is used for the relief of pain, care for the skin, alleviate
tension and fatigue and invigorate the entire body. Essential
oils can affect the mood, alleviate fatigue, reduce anxiety
and promote relaxation. When inhaled, they work on the brain
and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves.
essential oils are aromatic essences extracted from plants,
flowers, trees, fruits, bark, grasses and seeds with distinctive
therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties,
which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential
oils. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties; some
are antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antidepressant
and expectorant. Other properties of the essential oils which
are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation,
relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties.
To get the maximum benefit from essential oils, it should
be made from natural, pure raw materials. Synthetically made
oils do not work.
is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative medicine.
It is widely used at home, clinics and hospitals for a variety
of applications such as pain relief for women in labor pain,
relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy
undergone by the cancer patients, and rehabilitation of cardiac
is already slowly getting into the mainstream. In Japan, engineers
are incorporating aroma systems into new buildings. In one
such application, the scent of lavender and rosemary is pumped
into the customer area to calm down the waiting customers,
while the perfumes from lemon and eucalyptus are used in the
bank teller counters to keep the staff alert.
Alternative Medicine, Holistic medicine, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda,
Diet Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Humor Therapy, Hydrotherapy,
Light Therapy, Meditation, Music Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming,
NLP, Pet Therapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sound Therapy, Yoga