Aromatherapy Becoming A Popular Alternative

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

Now more than ever, people are paying attention to the wants and needs of their body and are starting to take an interest in the many different natural ways to heal and fuel the body

When people hear the term being “healthy” often the first thing that comes to mind is the appearance of being physically fit. However, being healthy mentally is just as important, if not more.

One method that is gaining popularity is Aromatherapy which is the practice of using natural oils from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to increase psychological and physical well-being.

When the Aroma from these essential oils is inhaled, it is known stimulate brain function. This method is considered a form of alternative medicine, and is used for many different reasons. Such as to aid in pain relief, mood and to increase mental function.

Theresa Davis is a student studying Massage and Aromatherapy and tells The X that each scent contains different healing properties.

For example, Lavender helps calm the body which is beneficial to those who suffer from anxiety and or insomnia. It also helps skin irritations such as bug bites and burns. Another popular scent is Eucalyptus which is an anti-inflammatory. Many people use Eucalyptus as it is eases mucus, clearing of the head the stuffiness of colds and soothes coughs.
Theresa also explains that Aromatherapy is often used in yoga studios and during massages as it helps enhance meditation. Also, it can be used on a daily basis in the home.

Although considered an alternative form of medicine, some would argue it is more beneficial to the body than taking pills and over the counter drugs because the oils are naturally occurring and are not pumped with extra chemicals

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