The Benefits of AromaTouch
by Alice Adams, L.Ac.

Many of us enjoy the experience of smelling the captivating scent of an essential oil right from the bottle, or applying a drop or two to our skin and continuing the experience for several hours to come.  Essential oils are very concentrated and a little goes a long way!

However, many of us don’t know that essential oils have many well documented therapeutic effects.  Some of those healthful qualities come from the aroma itself, hence the term “aromatherapy”. Just smelling the oil in the bottle, diffusing it into the air or applying a very small amount to your skin can have profound effects.

Our olfactory or odor receptors are directly linked to our Limbic system which is composed of a set of brain structures supporting bodily functions including emotion, long term memory, behavior, motivation and olfaction (sense of smell).
The AromaTouch treatment using DoTerra CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Oils involves systematic application of essential oils along the spine and on the soles of the feet. This treatment was developed to address four systemic constants which signal imbalance in the body and can set the stage for development of dis-ease.

These four markers are: Stress, Toxic Insult, Inflammation, Autonomic Imbalance. Specific essential oils were chosen for their therapeutic effects to rebalance the immune system, decrease pain and inflammation, and decrease emotional stress response which in turn balances the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS controls the function of glands, cardiac and smooth muscle, maintaining homeostasis in the body. So, this treatment is both very relaxing, stress reducing as well as good for your health!

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