Aromatherapy – More Than Just Hot Air

Many people have found aromatherapy very helpful in terms of their general feelings of psychological and physical wellness. Aromatherapy uses volatile plant oils in a natural form in massage, candles and other delivery methods. Aromatherapy uses “Essential Oils”. The vapors from these oils benefit many people when they are absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream, giving physical benefit. The aroma of the inhaled oils stimulates certain receptors in the brain, giving psychological benefits. The benefits of alternative therapies like aromatherapy are difficult to prove or disprove, but millions of people spend millions of dollars on these products and do so again and again, so they must be feeling better. Essential oils are different from perfumes and commercial fragrances in …

A Wealth Of Knowledge In Aromatherapy Books

Albert Camus once said, The true university of these days is a collection of books. So true were his words. You may not have visited once the schools or colleges, yet you can gain knowledge of a field if you have made books your friend. So if you want to excel in the practice of aromatherapy, just go through the aromatherapy books. Aromatherapy books are widely available and save you time and money that you would have spent on any course that teaches aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is being practiced from the ancient days. The roman and Egyptian civilizations were known to make use of essential oils to cure their common illnesses and also used it as a skin and hair care …

Promoting the Free Flow of Energy through Acupuncture

There are many different ways that we can help ourselves naturally. For some people, they do a lot with their diets and perhaps meditation but for others, they may need a bit more of a natural boost. One way that we can help ourselves to heal and to rejuvenate is through the process that is known as acupuncture. Although this method of healing is thousands of years old, it is still revered as one of the basic ways to take care of ourselves and to balance the life force that is within all of us. What exactly can acupuncture do for you? According to traditional Chinese medicine, we all have an energy within ourselves that is known as Chi. This …

Aromatherapy Candles – do You Know How to Use These 14 Key Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, largely for medicinal purposes. Although the medical emphasis started to decline about 100 years ago, aromatherapists stayed focussed and have been studying the effect of essential oils on the body and brain for hundreds of years. Although the cosmetic and perfume industries had become the major users of essential oils as mainstream medical interest declined, the pendulum started to swing back in 1928, when Ren-Maurice Cattefoss first used the term aromatherapy. Other pioneers helped foster renewed focus on essential oils, and there is now greater interest than ever in their use for cosmetic, therapeutic and spiritual purposes. Today’s aromatherapists can call on at least 90 essential oils, which can be used …