Healing Benefits of Therapeutic Essential Oils
Using healing oils in various holistic health modalities is quite beneficial because of the penetrating characteristics
of essential oils.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the underlying cellular tissues of the skin, which in turn helps rejuvenate
the skin and protects it from the harmful effects of sunlight.
Apart from providing skin related benefits, thes healing properties of oils also assist in relieving the symptoms
of various types of mental and bodily diseases. In order to self heal with essential oils, you need to have
information about the various types of therapeutic oils, their medicinal properties, and understand proper
methods of application.
How Essential Oils Work
Essential oils have medicinal properties that can be utilized for curing different types of bodily diseases.
When applied on the skin, the medicinal substances present in these herbal healing oils are absorbed by the
body, providing instant relief to the patient.
The aroma of these oils can also be beneficial. They can support the body in relieving symptoms of various
types of mental conditions such as stress, tension, depression, and anxiety, which have become common nowadays.
Most of the time healing oils are used externally, i.e. applied directly on the skin but in some cases such
as respiratory problems, the oils have to be inhaled in the form of micro-particles. For inhaling the micro-particles,
patients can use a nebulizer or add a few drops of the oil in a humidifier and leave it on overnight. Patients
can also add a few drops in hot water and inhale the vapors.
Types of Essential Oils and Their Benefits
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The list of therapeutic essential oils is quite long, but some of the most commonly used oils include:
- clary sage
- black peppe
- cedar wood
All these oils provide different benefits, for example, ‘clary sage’ whose botanical name is ‘salvia
sclarea’ is used in the treatment of various types of diseases such as asthma, digestion problems,
stress, hypertension, and menstrual syndrome.
Many of these have similar medicinal properties but are used independently depending on the exact symptoms
shown by the patient. Some of the skin ailments that can be healed with essential oils include:
- dry skin
- general skin infections
Healing oils are also used in the treatment of other ailments of the body. Viruses and bacterial infections
are also effected by the use of healing essentail oil products. In fact here are just a few of the health
ailments essential healing oils can help speed recovery:
- mouth ulcer
- gum infection
- kidney problems
- urinal and vaginal infections
- cold and flu
- menstrual pain
Essential oils do help in relieving the symptoms of various types of mental and bodily disorders, but the
success of any therapy session will depend on the quality of oil used.
For making full use of the penetrating characteristics of essential oils, it is necessary to obtain oils that
are naturally produced and do not contain any chemical additives.
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