It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of our brain which is connected to smell, the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls our emotions and retrieves learned memories. Where chemical to be released which make the person, who is getting the aromatherapy feels relaxed, stimulated and or calm. The essential oils are said to have a direct pharmacological effects. Many people believe that there is a synergy between the body and aromatic oils use for aromatherapy but there is no hard and fast scientific evidence. Even though some of the preliminary clinical studies have revealed some positive results are there in this types of treatment.
We know that essential oils, phytoncides and other natural volatile organic compounds work differently. When we do target our sense of smell they activate the limbic system and our emotional centers of our brain. When we do apply onto the skin they activate thermal receptors and help to destroy microbes and fungi.
Three Ways of Aromatherapy:
In generally, aromatherapy is used in one of the three ways according to the needs to the person.
- Topical use: This is of use onto the skin. Generally, used for the purpose of massage, baths and or therapeutic skin care.
- Direct inhalation: Person breaths the oils straight in those are evaporating, because this is commonly used for respiratory disinfection and the benefits of decongestion.
- Aerial diffusion: Different oils evaporate into the air. The main aim is to provide the air a specific fragrance or to disinfect it.
Aromatherapy for different diseases:
Anxiety, depression, Muscular aches, Stress, Headaches, Insomnia, body part aches, Circulation issues, digestive issues, menstrual issues etc.