Clinical aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils for specific outcomes that are measurable. These effects can occur at a physical or psychological level.
“In countries such as France (the birth place of modern aromatherapy), aromatherapy has been established as a recognised natural therapy used to treat and heal the body.
Healers from ancient times to the present, have understood the power of plants and have used them according to the condition needing to be treated. Clinical aromatherapy, is a branch of the broader field of aromatherapy. The emergence of clinical aromatherapy has given individuals another avenue to explore in the search for health and wellbeing. The Work of a Clinical Aromatherapist
A clinical aromatherapist offers individualised products for the mind, body and your soul. An aromatherapist offers an individualised home care plan and has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and botanical chemistry. The aromatherapist will have a full consultation with you to work out what type of treatment will be most beneficial. A series of treatments is usually recommended, using massage and reflexology or making product such as creams, lotions and pulse point oils. Some clients use the services of a (certified) clinical aromatherapist for relaxation and to release stress and tension from the body and so only require a massage or reflexology treatment. In any event, a series of treatments is suggested to maintain the desired results over a period of time. And as with all natural therapies, choosing to heal yourself by natural methods takes time. If you are committed to putting in the effort, you will see and feel the benefits that can be gained from organic essential oils. Clinical Aromatherapy and Orthodox Medicine.
Clinical aromatherapy works alongside orthodox medicine to help heal and support illness or symptoms of ill health and disease. From a clinical aromatherapy perspective, orthodox medicine is necessary in areas which include diagnosis of cancer, MS and arthritis. A dual working relationship can be highlighted in a way which reveals society making more demands in the area of, self image, finding the right partner, raising a family and combining all of this with a career. Such demands place pressure on an individual at work, home, and socially, and in turn, plays havoc with the body’s systems. Eventually, disease is the outcome. Disease can be in the form of stress, insomnia, headaches, irritabitity, increased blood pressure, depression, fatigue, pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, menopause and muscular problems and chronic pain syndrome. A medical practitioner is essential in diagnosing and prescribing suitable medication, however if the latter is not working or necessary, a (certified) clinical aromatherapist could work on an individual’s health to alleviate physical and psychological problems. In countries such as France, the birth place of modern aromatherapy, aromatherapy has been established as a recognised natural therapy used to treat and heal the body. It’s credibility is also highlighted by the fact that in order to be an aromatherapist in France (an aromatologist), one must be a qualified medical practitioner. This could possibly be due to the fact that in France essential oils are prescribed for internal use to treat disorders. As essential oils are made up of chemical compounds it is imperative that there is a thorough understanding of how such chemicals interact with the body. As internal use of essential oils is not taught to aromatherapists in the UK, topical application, compress, bathing, inhalation and poultices are methods of application that we can use on a client.
So book your free phone consultation now, no obligation to buy anything. If there is something suitable for you after a consultation, then we could work together to bring you closer to optimum health. I have worked successfully treating insomnia, eczema, psoriasis, ME, MS, fribromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, depression, pain and inflammation and many other symptoms of disease from working with mental health and the emotions to directly effecting the physical body such as helping people suffering with oedema, swelling, IBS and fungal infections, just to name a few.
Jonathan Sarson Clinical Aromatherapist MAR, OCN, VTCT, CNHC registered