Aromatherapy Defined and Explained

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Rosanne Bostonian serves as a holistic health practitioner and independent wholesaler of Young Living Essential Oils from her office in the greater New York area. Essential oils sold by Dr. Rosanne Bostonian can support the wellness of the body through the use of aromatherapy. Also referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy promotes the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

Aromatherapy constitutes the use of aromatic substances and oils for holistic healing, assisting the body in relaxation, and reducing anxiety and stress. It involves naturally extracting the aromatic essences of various plants and using them to encourage emotional and physical balance in the body.

Although researchers do not entirely understand how aromatherapy works, some theorize that the smell receptors in the nose communicate with the amygdala and hippocampus, the respective parts of the brain that control emotion and memory. Researchers who follow this theory believe that breathing in the molecules of essential oils stimulates these areas of the brain and contributes to physical and mental health. Other researchers focus their studies on the manner in which essential oils interact with hormones or enzymes in the blood.

Uses for aromatherapy vary widely, and its effects are believed to help the body rebalance, relieving a number of physical and psychological conditions, such as anxiety, insomnia, constipation, and indigestion. Studies also suggest aromatherapy aids people with pain disorders and conditions such as muscle tension, headaches, and arthritis. Additionally, many plant oils contain properties that can fight bacteria and strengthen the immune system.

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