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What Can Aromatherapy Really Do for You?

August 13th, 2009

aromatherapyYou have no doubt at least heard about aromatherapy, but many people are not quite sure what its purpose really is, in spite of the fact that it is widely considered a holistic healing method. Even those who practice more conventional types of medicine accept that aromatherapy can be beneficial.

But what is it? Well, it is considered to be either a treatment or the prevention of disease, depending on whether or not you are already afflicted. It works by using your olfactory senses. Plant oils and other essential oils are primarily used, mainly for one’s physical and psychological well being. They are helpful when you inhale them and when they are applied right to the skin.

The idea is that pleasant scents will have a positive effect on the brain in general and the limbic system in particular.

As well, the oils themselves are believed to be therapeutic. They can be antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal, anti inflammatory, and antibacterial.

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