Healing Benefits of Aromatherapy
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to treat people both physically and emotionally for a variety of ailments. Things such as pain, stress, sore joints, headaches and migraines, sleep deprivation, and more can be reduced and eased with the help of aromatherapy. By breathing in the scent, or directly applying it to the skin, symptoms for these issues begin to heal.
What Exactly Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are made from various parts of many kinds of flowers, herbs, and trees. These plants are composed of cells that create their scents and fragrances, and when extracted, we are left with essential oils. Chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, cinnamon, and spearmint are all examples of plants that can be converted into essential oils to give us healing benefits.
How Do Essential Oils Work Their Magic?
When we breathe in essential oils, our brains receive messages from our nervous system, which serve to activate particular areas of our brain that produce chemicals like serotonin, which make us feel happy and well. Research has also shown that the use of essential oils directly on the body can help reduce the effects of joint pain and even pain arising from kidney stones. Experts say that aromatherapy can also help people with long-term conditions, such as dementia, to improve their cognitive functioning and therefore overall quality of life.