Essential Oils Therapy (EOT)
Health is never out of fashion and people have been looking at way to be healthier or maintain their
good health, probably since when humans discovered medicinal plants and other cures.
Aromatic plants and their precious oils have been an important part of medicine throughtout history
and have certainely contributed a great deal to the health of humanity.Today is not that different as
seventy per cent of pharmaceutical remedies contain plant-based ingredients from medicinal plants,
including some from aromatic plants.
PREVENTION & RESTORATION OF HEALTH
Preventative/restorative health therapies such as aromatherapy/essential oils therapy (EOT),
nutrition therapy, meditation, yoga, bodywork therapies or recreative occupations can all help
restore inner peace and promote good health and wellbeing.
Public interest in natural medicine is constantly growing and essential oils have a special contribution
to make to health and wellbeing because of their many benefits on the mind through smelling them
and through their application to the body. But as with any kind of therapeutic remedies, the use of
essential oils also has its own DO's and DON'Ts and to use them effectively, especially when advising
others, it is important to have a clear understanding of what they are and what to do with them.
IFA ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES
Working as an Essential Oils Therapist has many rewards as it is a gratifying profession where one
can see people transform into happier or healthier being. Students who join an aromatherapy/
essential oils therapy course are often also looking for ways of benefiting others while experiencing
some work satisfaction and sense of achievement. If you are considering a vocational career in the
field or want to add essential oils therapy to your existing healthcare or complementary practice,
maybe there is a course for you. Click here for courses
Beautiful Aromatic Plants & their Healing Presence
'Divine Aromatic gardens' were cultivated and Frankincense trees imported from the kingdom of
Arabia Felix (Yemen/Oman) were planted on the banks of the Nile 3,500 years ago by Queen
Hatshepsut. Cleopatra owned a ‘balsam garden’ containing many plants to perfume herself
with according to the hours of day and seasons. The legendary Egyptian beverage, khypri, was used
to bring on ‘divine dreams’ and help practice the art of prophecy. It contained 16 substances
- bitumen, cinnamon, pistachio, calamus, mint, henna, juniper, impatiens, opium, lotus, mimosa and
two species of cardamom. Ancient Egypt and Greece burnt huge fires of aromatic wood and resinous
materials such as benzoin, cypress, cinnamon, juniper and pine during epidemics of deadly diseases
to cleanse the air and heal the sick. The Israeli used perfumes to hide the presence of their God and
the Christians burnt incense in their Church to purify and induce devotion in their followers.
One of the oldest perfume is 'attar of roses', and the most famous and sought after is the one from
‘the valley of roses’ near Sophia in Bulgaria. Ibn sina, the famous medieval Arab physician, believed
that the divine fragrance of roses could heal the heart just by smelling them.
THE CURSE OF ILLNESS
For a long time though, physicians believed that illnesses were an 'act of God', some sort of
punishment for a sin and it took until Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and many others
after him, to convince other the medicine profession that illness came from somesort of unbalance
in the body or from some external causes.
ANCIENT CURES FOR NEW DISORDERS
Nowadays, the causes of illness are known to be mainly the result of genetic, biological,
psychological and environmental factors, (e.g. chemical unbalance in the brain due to high levels of
stress chemicals or due to pollutants, dietery unbalance, previous illness, childhood trauma may be
at the root of many illnesses). Also excessive mental arguments, negative emotions, irritation or
depression can all affect good health and create the 'terrain' for developping chronic illnesses.
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