The Aromatherapy Approach In Life

“ The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul. If the body and head are to be healthy you must begin by curing the mind. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured.”  Plato 427-347 BC

Human organism can, in theory, be divided into three levels: physical, emotional and mental. However, in reality these are not separate and there is constant interaction between them. If there is imbalance in one level, then the others can not be in harmony. This in indirect contrast with conventional medicine, which treats a particular part of the body, or a particular set of symptoms to cure an ailment, and which normally uses chemical intervention or surgery.

A physical symptom such as a headache may be related to an underlying physical problem and although dealing with the physical symptom alone may relieve the pain temporarily, it will not necessarily bring about long-term solution.

Today, more and more people are returning to a holistic lifestyle, as they find that the traditional methods and practices help them to enjoy a higher level of vitality and well-being. Aromatherapy is one holistic practice that can easily be incorporated into our everyday lives to help us achieve a state of well-being.

(Brown, D.W & White. S, 1985, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology)