Aromatherapy and Healing

Healing process of Aromatherapy involves essential oil and carrier oil. While practicing Aromatherapy, using 100% pure essential oil is highly advisable. If used Chemical pesticides in the plant, then it should be assured that essential oil is totally free from pesticides. As these pesticides are harmful to inhale and use in skin. Essential oil has to be completely free from any chemical.

Limbic system of the brain

Aromatherapy for Limbic SystemThe limbic system of the brain perceives and responds to pleasure, memory, and emotions. Limbic system is triggered by aromas and releases brain enhancing neuro-chemicals that helps in reducing pains. It also creates a feeling of well-being and calmness.
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
Heart and circulatory system
 
Aromatherapy for HeartIn heart and circulatory system, different health issues are seen related to heart and veins and arteries. The essential oils with sedative, hypo-tensive, antispasmodic, and hypertensive properties can cure these problems.
 
Massage blend or inhalation blend of essential oils are helpful to cure circulatory complaints and heart diseases.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digestive system

Digestive SystemThe function of digestive system is to ingest, digest, and eliminate waste products. Problems related to digestive system are mouth ulcers, Halitosis, and bacterial or fungal infection.
 
The essential oils with fungicidal, antibacterial, and cytophylactic (i.e., the property to increase white blood cell activity to fight off infection) properties. The essential oils with antispasmodic and calmative properties can cure problems like indigestion, nausea, and stomach ulcers.
 
 
 
 

Musculo-skeletal system

Aromatherapy for Musculo-skeletal SystemThe most common problems related to musculo-skeletal system are muscle spasms, sore, overworked muscles, muscle cramping, tendonitis, and bursitis. The musculo-skeletal system also has the joints, which can also be damaged by the overuse. With the overuse of joints, many problems may crop up like bursitis, arthritis, and tendonitis.
 
The essential oils with anti- rheumatics, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, relaxant, and detoxifying properties can cure these problems.
 
Use of these essential oils would be the best in the form of creams, salves, massage oils, and ointments. But you should remember that you should not rub the oil because it can irritate the swollen joints or muscles. Just apply it lightly.
 
 
 

 

Central nervous system

Aromatherapy for Central Nervous SystemOur brain is responsible for different body functions. It manages all our thought processes, feelings and senses, heart functions, muscle movement, respiration, and the endocrine system. Our spinal cord is attached to the base of the brain by the brain stem. Multiple nerve fibers are running from the spinal cord to all parts of the body. These fibers are responsible for our different senses.
 

 

Different problems can arise from the brain or spinal cord. Few problems are headaches, traumatic brain injuries, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, or “burn-out”, stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, multiple sclerosis and neuralgia.

The essential oils with adrenal stimulating, antidepressant, sedative, stimulating, normalizing, and hypnotic properties can cure these problems. These oils can be combined together to make massage oils or inhalation blends.
 

Integumental system

Aromatherapy for SkinThe integumental system is the largest sensory organ of the body. The function of the integumental system, or the skin, is to protect underlying tissues, prevent dehydration, regulate body temperature and eliminate toxic waste, produce vitamin D and work closely with the nervous system for sensory perception. Our skin can have different problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema, warts, boils, bacterial and fungal infections, chilblains, contact dermatitis, athletes foot, and cold sores.
 
These skin diseases can be cured by using essential oils with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, parasiticides fungicidal, and cicatrisant (i.e., a stimulant for new and healthy skin cell growth) properties. Use of these essential oils would be best in the form of creams, sprays, massage oils, and all natural talc free powders.
 
 
 

Female reproductive system

Aromatherapy for Female Reproductive SystemIn female life-cycle, she has to go through many difficulties related to her health. During the menstrual period cycle, she might face problems like pain and cramp in the abdomen. Other problems related to menstrual period are loss of menstrual flow (menorrhea), heavy menstrual flow (menorrhagia), painful menstruation (dysmenorrhoea) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Other female problems include vaginal infections, vaginal thrush, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, cancer of the uterus or ovaries and childbirth complications.
 
All these problems can be treated with the help of Aromatherapy. To cure female problems, essential oils with emmenagogues (normalizes menstrual flow), hormone influencing, and anti-spasmodic properties are beneficial. But use of these essential oils will be in the form of creams, ointments, massage oils, and vaginal bolus – suppository are highly recommended.
 

List of Essential oils affecting our overall well-being

There are few names of essentials which are affecting our overall well-being.

Health issue
Essential Oil
Anger
Bergamot, Vetiver, Jasmine, Chamomile, Neroli, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Roman Rose, Petitgrain
Depression
Mandarin,Clary Sage, Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Helichrysum, Lavender, Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood,
Anxiety
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Neroli, Mandarin, Patchouli, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Sandalwood
Fear
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Neroli, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile Sandalwood
Confidence
Bay Laurel, Cypress, Bergamot, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Orange
Fatigue, Exhaustion and Burnout
Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Black Pepper, Cypress, Ginger, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Patchouli, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vetiver, Sandalwood
Insecurity
Bergamot, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Sandalwood,
Grief
Cypress, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Rose, Sandalwood, Neroli, Vetiver
Irritability
Lavender, Neroli, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile
Stress
Benzoin, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Geranium, Frankincense, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Panic Attacks
Frankincense, Lavender, Helichrysum, Rose, Neroli
Loneliness
Bergamot, Helichrysum, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Rose, Roman Chamomile
Memory and Concentration
Basil, Cypress, Black Pepper, Lemon, Hyssop, Rosemary, Peppermint
Happiness and Peace
Bergamot, Geranium, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Neroli, Lemon, Rose, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood

 

Aromatherapy with Reiki

Aromatherapy with ReikiWe can see different use of Aromatherapy in Reiki. In Reiki, essential oils applied directly on the affected body part or in an aroma lamps for making the ambience of the room are widely accepted.
 
We can take name of few essential oils which are widely used in Reiki:
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  • Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil is anti-septic and relaxing in nature. It is useful in developing trust between the practitioner and the recipient during the Reiki session.

  • Patchouli

Patchouli is aphrodisiac in nature. Thus, in Reiki, it is widely used to treat impurities and allergies of the skin and is also good for enhancing the sensual qualities of our life.

  • Lavender Oil

Use of lavender oil in Aromatherapy is very frequent for its calming effect. Thus, in Reiki, it is good for those recipients who are sensitive in nature. It helps to enhance confidence in the recipient that is highly desirable for building life force energy.

  • Clary sage
During Reiki session, Clary sage is used for opening chakra. It is antidepressant, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory according to the Aromatherapy.
 

Essential Oils in Fengshui

Essential Oils for Fengshui

Essential oil also has great effect on our overall well-being. If we spray essential oil in the room then it will purify the entire environment.