What are the aromatherapy benefits? Before using any form of treatment, whether a complementary therapy or a traditional form of western medicine, you want to know if it will be effective.
Aromatherapy benefits have a long history - indeed, most forms of complementary medicine have been in use for hundreds, sometimes even thousands of years. This is certainly true of the essential oils used in this form of treatment.
Aromatherapy benefits are both physical and psychological, and come from a combination of the essential oils used, and the powerful effects of gentle massage.
Of course, to experience the true effects of any form of complementary or alternative treatment, it is necessary to use it in combination with a healthy life style. These are all holistic forms of treatment, and thus will be most effective when combined with a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep.
So what can it do for you? Practitioners believe that the first and most important role it plays is in stimulating the immune system - thus it can strengthen your resistance to disease and help combat infections.
It is also very effective in dealing with women's problems such as PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Other problems it is commonly used to treat include:
- Respiratory complaints such as coughs, tonsillitis, and sinusitis
- Muscular pain
In addition, it can be very effective in treating stress related problems such as high blood pressure, insomnia, and tension headaches, as well as emotional problems such as anxiety, mild depression, and grief.