If you don’t mind to know about history, you may know well that ancient citizens have used essential oils to relieve symptoms, cure diseases and help people to feel better. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds from bark, stems, seeds, roots, flowers as well as other parts of plants which contain medicinal properties.
It was very popular in the ancient time, but right now it is no longer used as a crucial part of medical curriculum. Right now, the focus has been changed where all medicines are from drugs, pill for every ill, and that is why only few people go with essential oils at this time.
It is a natural modality used to help people with nausea, stress and depression. It can be used to stimulate immune system, increase circulation, relieve headaches, sleep better at night, fight off any infections caused by bacteria, and soothe sore muscles and more.
Many essential oils used for aromatherapy such as lavender to treat depression, decrease inflammation and relieve stress while eucalyptus is used to deal with migraine, respiratory problems as well as bacterial infections.
Even some essential oils work best to fight the signs of cancer and the side effect of cancer treatment including chemotherapy.
How Aromatherapy Works For Cancer
For administrated aroma therapists, they may also work as massage therapists, chiropractors, social worker or psychologists. They can use the oil for their practices to help you dealing with your pain and enhance your life. You can even purchase the oils as the part of your aromatherapy treatments.
It can improve your symptoms even if it may take time to heal. Commonly, you have to go from one to other oils and oil combinations so you can find the right one that works for you.
It works in many ways. You can apply it to your skin or even inhaled. If you want to inhale it, it means you need to have a home diffuser. It utilizes water as the way to humidify your home and then you can add the oils to your space.
Or, you can apply it to your steaming pot of water or shower for few drops each day to vaporize the oils and then inhale them during bathing.
You will need carrier oil in case that you want to apply it directly to your skin. Olive oil and coconut oil are great carrier oils because they can help your body to absorb them very well. Another way you can do is to make your own creams or salves with essential oils for your sore muscles or pains.
Frankincense and Cancer
To complete this article, we cannot leave the frankincense. It is more than 5,000 years frankincense has been used to improve immune system, cure infection and fight diseases including cancer.
Based on 2013 study done by University of Leicester, there was a big indication that frankincense has a compound AKBA or acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid that can deal with cancer cells such as brain, ovarian, breast, pancreatic, colon, stomach and prostate cancers.
Researchers from Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas explained that frankincense works to regulate cellular epigenetic machinery. It influences genes to heal. Therefore it is useful to prevent and treat cancer.