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What Are Essential Oils?

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It’s amazing how powerful our sense of smell is, and even more astonishing how a scent can impact mood and bring back memories. Essential oils can be used in many different Holistic Medicine practices to promote emotional and physical well-being.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from every part of certain plants, flowers, roots, and bark. Even just inhaling the scent of these oils can stimulate brain function and bring about feelings of relaxation and comfort. Essential oils work so well on the mental, emotional body because they leverage the power of our sense of smell to impact the limbic system.

These natural oils are easily absorbed through the skin so they can travel through our bloodstream. Clinically proven to help fight infections while supporting a healthy immune system, many people use them to guard against a host of infectious diseases. It’s certainly not a cure, but essential oils can be surprisingly effective as a support for people who are suffering from major illnesses.

Who Uses Essential Oils?

Anyone can buy and use essential oils – but Natural Medicine practitioners often use them in conjunction with massage, meditation, cupping, and more. Essential oils are safe to use with adults and children alike. Be sure that you are using proper dilution when using oils over large body areas or on children. For great safety information check out – The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

It’s critical to choose high-quality oils that are as pure as possible. At Heart Center, our favorite essential oils include Doterra and Snow Lotus brands.

Health-conscious people have been using essential oils for thousands of years. Some use them for aromatherapy and natural medicine, and others also use them for skin care and as natural substitutes for everyday housecleaning products. Known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, essential oils are becoming more and more popular.

There’s a good reason essential oils are used so widely – they are safe, natural, and powerful. You can clean with them, use them to relax, take care of your skin and body, and even use them on acupuncture points to treat physical and emotional concerns.

How Can Essential Oils Help Me?

Essential oils play a significant role in Chinese Medicine.  Some oils are thought to have ascending actions, and others descending actions – some oils help to calm and soothe, and others invigorate. Using the right oils in the best way is part science and part intuition, and you’ll love the way they make you feel.

Acupuncture and essential oils go hand in hand. The oils can be dabbed on the points before needles are inserted, and both modalities will support each other to increase the overall effectiveness of both.

Here are just a few of the conditions essential oils can help to improve:

  • MistyTreeMigraine headaches
  • Coughs
  • Sinus congestion
  • Burns
  • Bug bites, poison ivy, and poison oak
  • Digestive issues
  • Breathing trouble
  • Bruises and broken bones
  • Sore muscles
  • PMS
  • Fevers
  • Motion sickness
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Back and neck pain

You can also give yourself an energy boost, support your weight loss goals by curbing your appetite, and help your immune system to keep you healthy. Just a few drops of the right oil on the right place on your body can really do wonders.

Where To Find Essential Oils and Treatment in Portland, Oregon

Aiden Seraphim of Heart Center Transformational Acupuncture in Portland has studied extensively with Peter Holmes and Tiffany Pollard, who are prominent leaders in the field of using essential oils within the context of Chinese Medicine.

If you are coming to Heart Center Transformational Acupuncture for acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, cupping, or any other modality, essential oils will most likely play a significant role in helping you feel your best.

Click or call 978-701-5125 today to book a treatment with essential oils and find out how they  can support you in your health and wellness goals.

 

“If your life needs a game-changer, I would recommend that you schedule an appointment with Aiden Seraphim. While I had no chronic pain or illness, I was curious about acupuncture and its impact on overall wellness. This is now a regular part of my self-care . Aiden’s ability to understand and treat the whole person is nothing short of amazing. Aiden—thank you so much for all of your gifts (time, intuition, healing, caring, knowledge, understanding, resources, etc.)….I’m so grateful. xoxo”

-Barb Cullen