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Aromatherapy is a term coined by French chemist René Maurice
Gattefossé in the 1920's to describe the practice of using essential
oils taken from plants, flowers, roots, seeds, etc., in healing. Arma means
- Odour or the oils which helps in treating various ailments like stress and
depression. Aromatherapy makes use of not only the aroma but also of the
oils which are either rubbed in the body or are added to various kinds of
tea to get the desired effect. or to say aromatherapy is the form of
alternative medicine which makes use of volatile plant materials known as
Essential Oils ( EOs) and aromatic compounds from plants for the benefit of
the the human health.
Aromatherapy developed some 600 years ago and has been used by the Greeks,
Romans and ancient Egyptians. It was the Egyptian Physician Imhotep who
recommended the use of fragnant oils for bathing, massaging and immolating
the deads. The word Aromatherapy was first used by French Chemist René-Maurice
Gattefossé. He was the one who also evolved the use of Lavender for
healing the burns (during an accident where he burnt his own arm). Jean
Valnet a student of René-Maurice Gattefossé continued his work
after his death and treated a number of wounded patients in World War II.
Massaging the skin with the Aromatic Essential Oil, is one of the ways
to keep the skin looking young. Essential Oils have also proven to be
good in curing the tanned skin to one with bristlers. Usually, such kind
of therapy is used in the Aromatic Clinics spread all over the country.
Lavender has proven to be the best treater in easing out the burned
skin. The application of the lavander oil stops the skin from cramping
after burning and also eases out the burnt feeling.
Method of Aroma :
Aroma Essential Oils are either rubbed or massaged in the ailing part of
the body. Undiluted Essential Oils are termed as Therapeutic Grade.
Techniques like Aromatogram are used to treat patients. In this, first the
Doctor cultures a sample of infected tissue or secretion from the patient
Then the sample is observed for a few days. Each of the sample is inculcated
with different type of essential oils. The oil which degrades the population
of the growing bacteria is given to the patient for the treatment.
Essential Oils work in different ways. At the scent level they effect the
limbic system and the emotional centers of the brain. When they are applied
to the skin, the essential oils activate the thermal receptors of the body
and kill the microbes and the fungi. When used Internally (under the
guidance of the Aromatherapic Doctor), the essential oils effect the immune
There are about 105 essential oils which are used for the Aromatherapy.
However, apart from these 105 beneficial oils there are also the Hazardarous
oils which are not used in Aromatherapy. Those who are not well acquainted
with the Aromas and the Essential Oils should not use the Aromatherapy on
their own. There are also some Essential oils which are not to be used at
the time of pregnancy or certain asmatic conditions or epilepsy.
Despite of the harmful effects some of the aromas may have still the aroma
therapy has come out as a useful and beneficial therapy. It is considered
like any other treatment, Aroma Therapy too has the harmful Side Effects
only if it s not properly administered.
Centres for Aroma Therapy
- Aroma Therapy International Centre, 171 Atlanta, Nariman Point,
- Ahrcdp Accupressure Clinic, Jamia Nagar, Near Sacred Heart School
- New Delhi
- ICARD - 115/Sector 13, Pocket A, Phase II - Dwarka New
- National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy W. Indian Trail Road
PMB 144 Spokane, WA (USA)
- In Aromatherapy, less is more. The lesser the amount, the more
effective it is. More important is correct application or dose.
- Never let children use Aromatherapy products without the use of
proper guidance. It can be harmful.
- Essential oils should not be taken internally. Its only on the
prescription of a Doctor, one can take it internally.
- Aromatherapy is a good therapy, but it can produce allergies to
some people. Its not important, if a certain aroma works good for a
certain person, it will be good for your body too. Always consult a
- Today, Aromatherapy is used in products like Body Lotions, Body
Wash, Hand Soaps, Skin oils and so on.
- There is no particular season for Aromatherapy. However the use of
Aromatherapy, its products and doses differ from climate to climate.