Aromatic Therapy– Essential oils, when inhaled or diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air. We can inhale oils through are nose or mouth.
When we inhale oils through the nose, the airbourne molecules interact with the olfactory organs and then the brain (especially the limbic system or “emotional brain”). These molecules attach to receptor sites. The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998). This relationship helps explain why smells often trigger emotions. Knowing this, we can hypothesize how inhalation of essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects!
”Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.” Helen Keller
Also, when we inhale through the mouth or nose, the molecules enter the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. This in turn takes the “information” molecules to the blood stream, lymph and the rest of the body.
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