Chiropractic and Essential Oils
Updated: Aug 15
Aromatherapy is the practice of utilizing essential oils to help various conditions involving our body systems, including moods and emotions. This practice can be traced back thousands of years with records showing plants are used for healing purposes.
These records found in countless historical manuscripts that include the Judeo-Christian and Muslim religious texts.
Essential oils are derived from the essence of the plant and are these the plant’s ‘life force.’ The value of essential oils are recognized for thousands of years, primarily because of their healing, cleansing, and mood-enhancing properties. Many love their beautiful fragrance. Nowadays, essential oils can provide a sense of peace and tranquillity to some individuals — reviving their natural 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 science and art of essential oils have often been misunderstood but 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 can also be useful in helping significant 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. To help the body regulate itself effectively, it is often necessary to relax the tense, stressed muscle tissue first. Essential oils are fantastic at this.
They have also been shown to help us achieve a ‘parasympathetic state.’ This is where the stress we all too often find ourselves in, becomes balanced, and a more relaxed healing state of being.
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. The chemical components of essential oils absorb into the bloodstream through the skin.
Experience surprisingly fast results
They can also yield inherent benefits throughout the body a short time after application.
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. Instead, we strive 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. You may have noticed that all of our clinics have essential oil infusers which make the smell great 🙂