Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses natural plant extracts, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health.

Jodi Young is well versed on aromatherapy modalities and only uses the finest essential oils. Aromatherapy can be added as an option to any of her therapeutic treatments.

History of Aromatherapy
Essential oils have been used for their medicinal qualities since the invention of distillation in the eleventh century. The word 'aromatherapy' first appeared in print in a French chemist book in the early 20th century.

Two basic mechanisms are offered to explain the effects of aromatherapy. One is the influence of aroma on the brain, especially the limbic system through the olfactory system. The other is the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils. Some preliminary clinical studies of aromatherapy in combination with other techniques have shown positive effects.

Aromatherapy does not cure conditions, but is thought to help the body to find a natural way to cure itself and improve immune response.
Today, therapists add aromatherapy to their healing modalities to encourage benefits such as pain and anxiety reduction, enhancement of energy and short-term memory and relaxation.

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