Aroma Acupoint Therapy

Essential oils much like Acupuncture is an energy medicine, it affects your mind, body and spirit.

Did you know that your sense of smell is the only one of your senses that has a direct connection to the limbic system of your brain?

Here are some fun facts about the Limbic system:

The limbic system includes the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala all primary responsible of our emotions and formation of memories. The hypothalamus function is to provide homeostasis in our bodies as well as regulates our automatic nervous system. Its responsibilities include regulating our thirst, hunger, response to pain, levels of pain, sexual satisfaction, and our aggressive emotions like anger. The hypothalamus also controls the pituitary gland function a “master gland” who responsibilities include our growth and metabolism. The hippocampus is our memory, converting short time memory into long term memories. The amygdala is essential for processing our emotions, especially aggression and fear.

Our feelings of wellbeing is heavily tied with this aspect of our brain, since it regulates thousands of various functions. When we inhale fragrances, the molecules travels to the olfactory bulb of our brain and directly links to the limbic system our “emotional center”. This is the reason essential oils can have such a profound positive influence on the body. Since smell is the only sense that stimulates this aspect of the brain, it is a powerful way to alleviate stress, release emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, anger, or repressed memories.

Not all essential oils are equal. Carine uses 100% pure, organic, medicinal A grade oils with nothing added or reconstructed. This point is very important because the healing property of the oils need to come from a pure plant based source. If the oils are filled with synthetic materials, then toxins are being put into the body. Hence, creating more of a negative strain on the body.

Aroma Acupoint Therapy is the use of essential oils on acupuncture points. Essential oils have various healing properties as do acupuncture points, the combination with acupuncture points makes the sessions more powerful and intentional.

For example: if you are feeling stressed, anxious, obsessively thinking, and you can’t seem to calm your mind down. You can apply Lavender oil to Yin Tang. This point is located midway between the eyebrows, slightly below what is know as our “third eye”. Yin tang calms the mind, providing a relief from an unsettled, unfocused and anxious mind.

Lavender the “queen” of the de-stressing oils. It is a harmonizing oil affecting both the parasympathetic and the sympathetic nervous system. Self regulating, it only responds to the needs of the individual by regulating what is out of balance. It can either cause a sedative response of calming the mind and alleviating fears or stimulating response of uplifting negative emotional states.

Combining these two immediately calms you down. Try it.

Aroma Acupoint Therapy sessions begin with essential oils applied to various acupuncture points then needles are inserted. This is great option for people that do not want to experience the needle aspect of acupuncture but want to benefit from its healing properties.