Chiropractic and Essential Oils for Total Health. Aromatherapy is the practice of utilizing essential oils to treat various conditions involving our body systems, including moods and emotions.
This practice can be traced back thousands of years with records showing plants used for healing purposes found in many historical manuscripts and that include the Judeo-Christian and Muslim religious texts.
Essential oils are derived from the essence of the plant and considered as the plant’s ‘life force.’
The value of essential oils has been recognized for thousands of years, primarily because of their healing, cleansing, and mood enhancing properties. Many, love their pleasant fragrance. Nowadays, essential oils can provide a sense of peace and tranquillity to some individuals — reviving their bodily balance that has been long weakened by the modern environment.
An unhealthy diet and lifestyle, coupled with stress and pollution, cause numerous detrimental effects to our body, mind, and spirit. The essences and resins of these aromatic plants and flowers have for centuries been shown to work effectively on the human sensory faculties with amazing therapeutic results.
Marrying Essential Oils with Chiropractic Care
They are also effective in treating major ailments, promoting physical health and even the emotional well-being of a person. These powerful essences are nature’s gift to a man’s mind and body.
Chiropractors are well aware that chronically tight muscles hinder healing, and to help the body regulate itself effectively, it is often necessary to relax the tight, stressed muscle tissue first. Essential oils are phenomenal at this. Essential oils have also been shown to help us achieve a ‘parasympathetic state’ whereby the stress is balanced and in a more relaxed healing state. Chronic stress is a well-recognized killer. Essential oils can be useful in helping normalize blood circulation, lessen soreness and discomfort and calming muscle tissues. Chemical components of essential oils absorb into the bloodstream through the skin.
Experience surprisingly fast results
They can also yield internal benefits throughout the body a short time after application. In fact, for lasting and better effects, chiropractors sometimes apply essential oils directly to a patient’s skin before and right after the treatment for an added relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Today, aromatherapy is becoming an increasingly diverse practice. In fact, in France, essential oils are taken internally and are widely used in hospitals. Indeed, various clinical studies conducted in the US have convinced many primary health care practitioners to complement aromatherapy in their practice for added patient benefits.
Main Takeaway Points
At Total Health Chiropractic, we very much strive to go beyond merely relieving neck and back pain, and instead attempt to help our clients reach their full health potential. Many of our clients have found the use of essential oils enormously beneficial in promoting general health and wellbeing, and you may have noticed that all of our clinics have essential oil infusers which make them smell great.