Friday, January 29, 2010

Five Laws of Aromatherapy

by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt

Essential oils change the way our sensory organs work. They change the functioning (qualitative change in the function) of our sensory organs. When you play with eo’s things start to happen in your life gradually.

First Law – Essential Oils are products of the secondary metabolism of plants. They do not immediately affect the plant’s metabolism, like sunlight or minerals, but instead they help the plant in its struggle for survival.

Second Law – Natural\ Essential Oils are different. Molecules produced by the plant organism (enzymatics) are in fact physically different from supposedly identical ones produced in the laboratory. As a consequence molecules from nature have different effects in the body than lab made substances.

Third Law – Instinctual Component is very strong in Aromatherapy. Predominantly, Aromatherapy is practiced by women.

Fourth Law – Aromatherapy benefits everyone because essential oils are, with very few exceptions, very safe and simple to use. One does not have to be an expert to receive at least some benefits.

Fifth Law – Aromatherapy thrives off of the tension between rigorous scientific proof and its strong intuitive aspects. Often there is a desire for science to prove the treatments of aromatherapy.