what it is or how it can change your life. Perhaps you've seen ads for
aromatherapy massage or even purchased what you thought were
aromatherapy candles in the store. Most likely, you don't understand
much about aromatherapy or the wonderful healing powers possessed
by true aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is an ancient Eastern art that has been practiced for
thousands of years. Although it is hardly anything "new" it sometimes
takes a little bit of time for people in the West to discover such things
such as natural healing, especially when it is not in the best interest of
the very powerful medical and pharmaceutical communities.
Those of us who live in the West have an entirely different mindset than
those in the East. In the West, when someone gets ill, they go to the
doctor who more often than not, prescribes medication to treat or cure
the ailment. The medication is produced in a laboratory and contains
synthetic chemicals. Pharmaceuticals are big business and doctors are
often courted by sales people from the companies to prescribe their
Go to a doctor in the West for a bit of anxiety and they will prescribe anti
depressants such as Zoloft. Chances are your doctor will have a
prescription pad in his or her hand when they walk into the room. Zoloft
is among the many different anti depressant medications that are
relatively new on the market and lumped under SSRIs. The long term
side effects of these drugs are not known, although they will most likely
cause liver damage after long usage.
No doctor it the West will prescribe any alternative treatment, such as
aromatherapy. Some might tell you to exercise and take vitamins to
combat anxiety, but most won't even do that. The medical community
dances on the strings held by the pharmaceutical companies and the
name of the game in pharmaceuticals is to give people synthetic drugs
that are addictive and costly so that they can make money.
One hundred years ago, heroin was used as a cough medicine for
children. Cocaine was put into Coca Cola and arsenic was considered
"good for the complexion." Perhaps, one hundred years from now, our
descendants will be talking about how people were prescribed lethal
substances to "cure" them from various ailments.
Aromatherapy is not a "new drug" just off the market. Aromatherapy is
all natural. It consists of using essential oils in various ways to promote
healing. Essential oils are derived from all natural products such as
plants, trees, fruit, etc. There are over 100 essential oils commonly used
today and they are used to treat a variety of different maladies, just as
they have been for thousands of years.
Bunk? Most doctors will tell you that aromatherapy is a crock, even
though the essential oils have been used for such a long time and have
been imitated in synthetic products produced by laboratories. It is not in
the best interest of the medical community for you to stay healthy. They
want you to keep coming back to get those pills for minor ailments.
The pharmaceutical companies are very powerful in the West. They fear
aromatherapy and will denounce it. They would rather have you buy
their chemicals for $2 a pill than use something from nature that costs
hardly anything at all.
But when you look at aromatherapy with logic and understand where
how it works, it makes perfect sense. Everything we need to survive is
found in nature. We have food, water, air - all from nature. Take a look
at the way a trees and plants give off oxygen and grow with carbon
dioxide. See how human beings do the opposite. Everything in nature is
very well balanced.