Aromatherapy treatment has been a practice for centuries, even dating back to ancient Greece. There are many benefits to aromatherapy treatment, such as better sleep and stress relief, but there are also many misconceptions about the practice of aromatherapy. Let’s take a look at a few common myths about this ancient treatment:
Aromatherapy could replace standard medical treatment.
TRUTH: Aromatherapy can provide you some relief from common conditions such as fatigue and headache, but it cannot replace medical treatment for serious conditions or diseases.
Aromatherapy can cure serious medical conditions.
TRUTH: Sometimes, even standard medical treatment regime fails to treat diseases such as AIDS and cancer in advanced stages.
But aromatherapy isn’t a cure-all either. Aromatherapy can, however, boost your ability to handle the stress and symptoms of more serious conditions.
There is no harm in using essential oils.
TRUTH: Essential oils used for aromatherapy should not come in direct contact with skin as they can burn. Always look to see if the oils need to be mixed with a base oil before use. Also, not all essential oils are safe for small children, people with sensitive skin and pregnant women. Please consult your medical provider before use if you’re concerned about side effects.