Used correctly, aromatherapy is a holistic approach to help alleviate symptoms associated with a wide range of health conditions. When you’re looking for an alternative, complementary therapies to your health concerns in the form of essential oils, call or schedule an appointment online with Holistic Health Specialist Deborah Smith, MD, and the Bella Vita Holistic Health team in Englewood, Colorado, to learn more about aromatherapy.
A holistic healing option that uses natural plant extracts, aromatherapy improves your body, mind, and spirit. During an aromatherapy session at Bella Vita Holistic Health, essential oils are inhaled or applied topically to enhance your physical and emotional health.
Aromatherapy is not used as the only treatment for disease or as a cure for health problems. Instead, aromatherapy is used in conjunction with conventional treatments to improve health and overall well-being, and to accelerate healing. The essential oils of aromatherapy can reduce:
Some women also use aromatherapy to help infertility. As an irregular menstrual cycle is a common symptom of infertility, using essential oils such as clary sage, fennel, rose, or chamomile may help support a regular menstrual cycle to improve your chances of conception.
When you visit Bella Vita Holistic Health for aromatherapy, your practitioner recommends an essential oil or blend of oils to relieve symptoms or improve your health. You should never ingest essential oils as they can interact with other medications or cause kidney and liver problems. Aromatherapy occurs via inhalation or topical applications.
For oils designed for inhalation, you put a few drops into a diffuser, spray, or steam bath. Inhaling essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to your sense of smell, offering disinfection of the respiratory system, decongestant properties, and psychological benefits. As oil molecules reach your brain through inhalation, they affect the limbic system, which is connected to your heart rate, blood pressure, emotions, and hormone balance to provide a holistic effect.
Essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin for topical applications and must be diluted with a carrier oil, such as almond oil or olive oil. Massaging the essential oil and carrier oil into the skin boosts circulation and improves absorption.
Your Bella Vita Holistic Health practitioner suggests an essential oil or blend of oils based on your symptoms and health. The most commonly used essential oils for aromatherapy include:
To learn more about aromatherapy benefits and how it could help improve your health, call Bella Vita Holistic Health or use the online booking feature to schedule your appointment today.