Aromatherapy as a treatment for cancer
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of natural aromatic oils obtained from plants to achieve balance and harmony of the human body and spirit.
Aromatherapy works most obviously by smell. Smell is our most evocative sense, and there is an immediate effect on our being, allowing emotions to be released and a general feeling of well being to prevail.
Oils can be absorbed into the skin by massage or topical application. The oils, which take about 20 minutes to absorb and pass into the blood stream, can have a profound effect on body systems. A deep feeling of relaxation may be experienced. WARNING There are some oils that should be avoided so do ask a professional if you have had chemotherapy, radiotherapy, high blood pressure, heart conditions or recent operations.