About the Author :
Dr. Rajeev Sharma is an eminent consultant of Homeopathy, Yoga, Naturopathy and Alternative Medicine in India. He has written more than one hundred and twenty five books in Hindi and English and around one thousand articles which have been published in various newspapers and magazines. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the prestigious Asian Homeopathic Journal besides many other newspapers and magazines.
Dr. Rajeev Sharma is Medical Advisor to Ralson Remedies (a homeopathic manufacturer), Medical Examiner at the Life Insurance Corporation of India and Medical Officer in the U.P. Government. He has received several prizes for his outstanding achievements. Recently he has been awarded the Best Author Prize in Hindi by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Sarjana Puraskar by U.P. Hindi Sansthan. He has delivered talks on All India Radio and lectures on Alternative Medicine in various Government and Non-Government Organizations. He has developed two websites too: www. newkamasutra.com, www.indiaalive.net
Good smell can ignite us, while bad smell can upset our mood. The science of good smells is aromatherapy.
The aroma enter our nose and connects with cilia, the fine hair inside the nose lining. The receptors in the cilia are linked to the olfactory bulb which is at the end of the smell tract. The end of the tract is in turn connected to the brain itself. Smells are converted by cilia into electrical impulses that are transmitted to the brain through olfactory system.
All the impluses reach the limbic system. Limbic system is that part of the brain which is associated with our moods, emotions, memory and learning. All the smells that reaches the limbic system has a direct chemical effect on our moods. For example, a whiff of jasmine increases beta waves in the brain and this wave is associated with an increased agile and alert state. Swelling lavender increases alpha waves in the brain and it is this wave that helps us to relax.
The moleculor sizes of essential oils are very tiny and they can easily penetrate through the skin and get into the blood stream. It takes between a few seconds to two hours for the essential oils to enter the skin and within four hours the toxins get out of the body through urine, perspiration and excreta. Aroma oils work like magic for stress related problems, psychosomatic disorders, skin infections, hair loss, inflammations, pains arising from muscular or skeletal disorders to name some of the applications.
There are different way of using essential oils like rubbing, bath, massage, inhalation, should he used in lesser quantity by mixing in proper carrier oils and under guidance of some expert.
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