Aromatherapy and Chinese Medicine
What so important about our sense of smell? Everything! For one, it’s the first of our five senses to begin working at birth; newborns instinctively recognize their mother’s scent within just a few minutes.
Working in tandem with the ancient part of our brains that controls our emotions and subconscious, aromatherapy can help alter the body’s chemistry and balance the emotions. Although the term “aromatherapy” wasn’t coined until the 1920s, the practice dates back thousands of years, most likely to ancient Chinese cultures that burned incense to help create harmony and balance.
At Good Life, we believe the “gentle nudge” approach is preferable to the “sledgehammer” method. Within the framework of Chinese medicine, we gradually incorporate aromatherapy into our Longmont acupuncture and massage treatments as needed. We source only high-grade, therapeutic essential oils, and we create customized blends based on an individual’s needs.
- Aromatherapy’s many proven benefits include:
- Relief from chronic pain
- Improved sleep quality
- Stress reduction
- Mood elevation
- Anxiety relief