All of us know how aromas make us feel. Some scents make us euphoric, others have a more soothing effect, and specific Wildlife Control familiar smells can transport us back in time and bring on feelings of nostalgia. The psychological and emotional effects of odor and the extreme importance of our sense of smell are evident. But, did you know these same fragrances can also be used to heal your body and make well-being in your life? Aromatherapy is a well-known technique amongst healers from all parts of the world and all civilizations.
What do they know that you don’t?
Like Color Therapy, Sound Healing, Crystal Healing, and Energy Therapy, the aim of Aromatherapy, within the scope of recovery, is to trigger the senses of the body. The purpose is to eliminate the conditioned, logical, and analytical mind, thus activating the superb fact of”feeling” and experiencing life inside most empirical and purest form. It is in this empirical state, that we have the ability to break the illusions of separation and connect on a deeper level with the energies that surround us. Dr. Richard Gerber MD, author of Vibrational Medicine, tells us that one of the best ways we could change dysfunctional patterns in our bodies is to administer therapeutic doses of frequency-specific energy. We do so by using herbs, crystals, sound, and energy also known as vibrational medicines.
It is common knowledge and practice, that odor can affect physical and mental changes in living beings. We experience it regularly in our daily lives. When we smell a fragrance, it triggers an immediate emotion or feeling, making us happy, excited, calm or even nostalgic. Aromatherapy, practiced throughout thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians and the Vedic civilization of India, where plant extracts and medicinal plants are still widely used.
The expression Aromatherapy was coined in 1937, by a French perfumer and chemist by the name of Rene-Maurice Gatterfosee. Aromatherapy is the holistic science of utilizing naturally extracted essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind, and soul. Through the knowledgeable and controlled use of essential oils, we are able to achieve physical, emotional wellbeing, and total well-being. As with other holistic practices, Aromatherapy is obviously utilised when treating the”whole” person and not just the symptom or the disease.The application of essential oils is historically mentioned countless times and throughout diverse civilizations (Egyptians, Greeks, Romans etc.) for an assortment of health-related applications. Today, there are thousands of research on essential oils. We are aware that their effectiveness is accurately merited by their composition of very small molecules, that are able to penetrate deeply and quickly into our cells (Transdermal delivery).
The sense of smell is the most neglected of all the senses in humans. This is surprising when we consider that seventy to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste, actually comes from our sense of smell. The nerves that sense the odor molecules, lie deep inside the nasal cavity, in a patch of cells called the olfactory epithelium. To understand how odor is humanly perceived, it’s important to know why the limbic system allows us to behave differently when undergoing different odors. The Limbic system is a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving many areas near the edge of the cortex, associated with our instinct and disposition. Additionally, it controls our most basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring). A very important aspect of odor is that olfactory neurons constitute the only sensory pathway, that is in direct contact with the brain. Due to the close connection to the limbic center, feelings and emotions can naturally be regulated, as well as memory.
The application and uses of Aromatherapy in healing, obey the same Universal Law that everything vibrates at different and specific frequencies. Every atom in the universe has a specific vibratory or periodic movement. And, each of these enzymes has a unique crystalline form with a certain vibratory frequency. The vibrational frequency of an oil reflects the innate integrity of the elements and the intrinsic enzymes embodied within its substance.
The procedure for using Aromatherapy in curing treatments is to apply plant-derived oils with the proper matching frequency. Therefore, allowing the physical body to absorb these energetic vibrations and bring the body back to a state of well-being and equilibrium. Essential oils do not resonate with all the toxins in our bodies; neither, do they resonate with negative emotions. This incompatibility is what naturally helps eliminate toxins and toxic energy from our systems. Aromatherapy, energetically speaking, can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them into our understanding. For, it is in a state of consciousness that we can confront, deal with them, and let them go. The therapeutic properties of the method, create exceptional vibrational remedies, effective at curing or rebalancing the body/mind/soul/spirit.
It is fairly straightforward to integrate Aromatherapy into your everyday life. You don’t need to be a master of plants and herbs. Choose a few. Learn about their energetic properties. How can they make you feel? Once you have narrowed down your list and hand chosen your favorites, here are some DIY ideas:
Place a few drops on a tissue and place it in the air vents in your vehicle. Enjoy Aromatherapy anywhere you go. No need to schedule extra time to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.
You can combine your favorite oils with coconut or jojoba oil (my favorites) and use them instead of your regular perfume. You can also spray it in your favorite pillows and throws.
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