Why You Should Use Aromatherapy Today

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

The Ancient Use of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been used by humans since the beginning of time. Ancient cultures used aromatherapy for medicinal healing, for worship rituals, and for personal use. The ancients knew aromas had a significant effect upon the body, mind, and soul.

Research Shows Aromatherapy Effects the Mind and Body

Several studies suggest that lavender may reduce anxiety, depression, and pain and improve sleep. Some studies have evaluated lavender for cancer and related symptoms. Lavender has several properties that may be helpful against cancer. Lavender is used regularly by healthcare providers to reduces anxiety and depression.

My Patient and Client Experiences With Aromatherapy

I have used aromatherapy with my clients and patients for many years. I have found that aromatherapy is a perfect adjunct therapy for physical, psychological, and spiritual conditions. I use lavender for my people with grief, anxiety, and depression disorders. The lavender is an ancient herb with calming properties, and research shows it works for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Discover The Variety of Healing Scents

Citrus aromas, such as orange, tangerine, or lemon, are good for those with depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and anxiety. Peppermint is great for depression and fatigue because it stimulates the mind and body. Vanilla is another scent that has a calming, peaceful effect on individuals. Lavender can reduce anxiety, depression, pain, and improve sleep.

Begin Your Personal Aromatherapy Journey

Start experiencing aromatherapy by smelling the products. Close your eyes and be aware of how your mind, body, and soul experience a particular aroma. Ask yourself how this aroma makes you feel. Purchase the smallest quantity possible to experiment with each fragrance.

You may want to begin with a body cream, a shower body wash, a candle, incense, or an essential oil. I personally suggest that a person choose a few aromas that calm and center you, and other scents that energize your senses and make you feel alive.

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