Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment using natural plant extracts to promote health and well being. Aromatherapy uses essential oils which have three distinct modes of action. 

  1. Pharmacological – this is the chemical changes which take place when an essential oil enters the bloodstream and reacts with the hormones and enzymes in the body 
  2. Physiological – this is the way in which an essential oil affects the systems of the body e.g. by stimulation or sedation 
  3. Psychological – this is when an individual responds to the odour of an essence.

Conditions it may treat:

Skin care – acne, athlete’s foot, cuts/sores, dandruff, dry skin, eczema, insect bites, psoriasis, rashes 

Circulation, muscles and joints – Aches and pains, arthritis, gout, high blood pressure, rheumatism 

Respiratory system – asthma, bronchitis, coughs, laryngitis, sinusitis 

Digestive system – colic, constipation, cramp, indigestion, nausea 

Genito-urinary and endocrine systems – Amenorrhoea, painful menstruation, cystitis, menopause, premenstrual tension (PMT), thrush/candida 

Immune system – colds/flu, fever 

Nervous system – anxiety, depression, headache, insomnia, migraine, nervous exhaustion, sciatica, stress

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