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Essential oils are in a unique position to support mental and emotional conditions because through inhalation the scent and energy of the oil is able to directly enter the limbic system, which is the area of the brain responsible for regulating mood and instincts. Additionally, when essential oils are inhaled, they enter into the meridian system.
Using Essential Oils in Acupuncture
Through the energetic pathways, the oils are able to impact how the qi, or energy of the body flows, which can have a profound effect on the spirit. Essential oils can also be used on acupuncture points and other reflexive areas of the body. Different oils and aromas send different messages to the point of application, and can be simultaneously gentle and profound when compared to using acupuncture at the same location.
Aroma Acu-Point Therapy
Abigail Ballaban completed post-graduate training in Aroma Acu-Point Therapy under Peter Holmes who developed the system of using essential oils on acupuncture points. She chose this training specifically to learn how to use essential oils in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
Mental Health Conditions Supported by Essential Oils
Mental health conditions that can be supported by essential oils include:
What to Expect with Essential Oils Treatment
Throughout your intake process, I will uncover which types of fragrance will be the most effective to create a state of balance and allow your body to begin to heal itself. Aroma Acu-Point Therapy is available as a stand-alone modality, or as an add-on to any acupuncture or shiatsu treatment. I only work with the highest quality of oils and acupuncturist-owned essential oil companies.
Contact Abigail Ballaban
Contact Abigail at (503) 389-8938 for more information on how essential oils can help your specific condition.