Various scents trigger emotions and sensations in people differently; so it is a personal reaction.When a scent or aroma is present, the molecules are exposed to our nasal receptors.The transmission of this signal from the exposure of the fragrance molecule to our brain, leads to its interpretation which involves memory, sensory perception and general processing, to a gland in our brain that mediates chemical secretion into our blood and other parts of our central nervous system.
With so much of our body being potentially affected by scent, it’s no wonder many patients eventually become supporters of aromatherapy for daily health concerns: stress, depression, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, irritability – to name just a few.
Turning to aromatherapy as a natural remedy, an alternative, or in addition to, over the counter meds, is less expensive, works quickly, has very few side effects, leaves the body quickly without residue, and is simple to administer.
Aromatherapy scents are noted to stimulate the immune system, regulate hormones, decrease sinus and lung congestion, help one relax , think and sleep better.*
Source: Huffington Post, Julie Chen, MD
*Use only as directed and consult physician as necessary.