Have you ever feel agitated, have no idea how to release the negative energy, and walking into a forest makes us feel peaceful and calming? Besides hearing the birds chirping and insects buzzing, turns out the trees do lets out certain scents that help us to relax as well. Mankind has long discovered that the original use of aromatic molecules such as essential oils and hydrosols extracted from plants can be used to regulate and even improve the physical and psychological conditions of human beings. This is known later on as “Aromatherapy”.
As early as 3000 B.C., the Egyptians have learned how to use plants and herbs to make balm, fragrance powder and oils that were used in the medical field, beautification, mummification process and religious ceremonies. Meanwhile, in the “Vedas” is written that sandalwood, cinnamon, myrrh, ginger and others are used for religion and medical purposes. And not to forget that during the Black Death plague in the 16th Century, people were burning frankincense and Pinaceae on the streets to prevent infection. Physicians wore special clothing and placed lavender, thyme among others in the beak of the mask to protect themselves from infection as well.
All the while, the habit of using plants for the healing purpose has long been known around the world, however, the word “Aromatherapy” was coined by a French scientist, René-Maurice Gattefossé in 1937 in his publication of “Aromathérapie: Les Huiles Essentielles, Hormones Végétales”.When the field of medicine began to advance into surgeries and chemical drugs, it gradually replaced the natural essential oils and herbal remedies. However, the treatment of modern medicine may be very effective and fast in curing ailments of all sorts, it gradually undermines the balance of many aspects of the human body such as the abuse of antibiotics cause the decline in the humans’ immune system. Through this experience, people begin to adopt more traditional methods as a way of life and that includes Chinese medicine and also aromatherapy.
Hence, a proper Aromatherapy can:
a. simultaneously reconcile the psychology and physiology of a person;
b. stimulate, aid and balance the body’s immune system, to enable it to fight off illness on its own;
c. Not bring about any side effects, does not leave any residual accumulating in the body and does not cause the body to overwork;
d. Be used anytime, anywhere;e. be using all-natural ingredients, does not have the after-effects as seen in chemical drugs.
Therefore, feel free to embrace the ways of Aromatherapy and experience the joy and magic it brings with it!!!!