Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing. These oils may be inhaled directly or indirectly or applied to the skin through massage, lotions or bath salts. Aromatherapy can either be used on its own or to support modern medicine and other complementary therapies. This section provides an overview about aromatherapy, how it works, and what you might expect from an aromatherapy session. Aromatherapy can be practiced to maintain health and wellbeing, or to treat a wide variety of health problems.

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Researchers are not entirely clear how aromatherapy works. Some experts believe that aromatherapy stimulates smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. Depending on the type of oil, the result on the body may be calming or stimulating. For example, scientists believe lav

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Aromatherapy is often used to treat a variety of conditions, help manage symptoms and act as a complementary therapy to modern medicine. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. According to the International Federation of Aromatherapists, aromatherapy has been found to be particularly helpful in stress-related symptoms such as

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Essential oils are non-oily aromatic liquids occurring naturally in various parts of plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, woods and spices. According to the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, these oils contain the life force of the plant and have the ability to strengthen our immune system and to stimulate our body’s natural healing abilities. An aromatherapist uses essentia

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