Advice from an aromatherapist
Aromatherapy is considered a harmless and useful method of treating the disease with the help of aromatic oils, however there are some contraindications for their use.
The advice of the aromatherapist is aimed at preventing the development of side effects if certain rules and recommendations are not followed. These include the ban on the use of essential oils during pregnancy. Especially it concerns cypress, lavender, mint oil and many others. Also, do not use aromatherapy alone if there is a serious form of the disease. Some types of oils affect the hormonal background, which without the control of the aromatherapist can lead to undesirable consequences.
With regard to diseases of the cardiovascular system, it is worth highlighting some nuances. After a heart attack or with severe angina pectoral and fir essential oil should not be used. In the severe form of hypertension, the oil of juniper, basil and mint is contraindicated. Terminal forms of diseases of the urinary system also should not be treated with essential oil of juniper, thyme and pine. Rosemary, basil, thyme and sage should be used with caution in people with epilepsy.
The advice of an aromatherapist doctor concerning children warns about the negative effect of peppermint oil on the skin of children, which can lead to insomnia before the age of 6. Also, it is not necessary to simultaneously take homeopathic and aromatic therapeutic measures.
In varicose veins and thrombophlebitis, the use of essential oils of basil and cypress is contraindicated. Excessive use of sandalwood oil can provoke thirst, nausea and discomfort in the epigastric region.
With high excitability of the nervous system, you should not use cloves and sage. Lavender can not be used in parallel with taking iodine and iron.
For massage it is not recommended to use fennel, dill, cumin, coriander and anise in its pure form, as they can provoke skin irritation. They can only be used in combination with vegetable or other essential oils.
Before using the essential oil for inhalations or lubricating the skin, it is necessary to conduct an allergy test for this substance. To do this, mix 1 drop of essential oil and 1 ml of olive oil or corn oil. Then apply on the wrist a couple drops of the prepared solution, lightly rub into the skin and observe throughout the day. In case there is redness, itching or swelling, this essential oil is contraindicated for use in this person.
In addition to the tactile reaction, it is necessary to check the olfactory reaction. To do this, 1 drop of essential oil is applied to paper and it is suggested that a person inhale the aroma 4-5 times. For 20 minutes, you should monitor the condition. If there is no reaction, the essential oil can be used.
Aromatherapist - specialist in aromas, with the help of which it is able to have not only an improvement in physical condition, but also moral. In this regard, the aromatherapist is a kind of psychotherapist, thanks to which people feel much better.