Essential Oils serve the body on a myriad levels, providing relief from both acute problems and establishing the building blocks that generate long term change. While most people are familiar with the soothing qualities of a cup of chamomile tea, or the familiar essence of lavender, it is less common to think of these aromatics as medicine. These plants, along with an extensive library of other essential oil extractions, contribute to the vast repertoire of essential oils.
Essential oils can assist with a multitude of symptoms and are beneficial for a wide variety of complaints, from allergies, nausea, menstrual cramps and musculoskeletal complaints to anxiety and depression. The list is endless. Essential oils add a gently subtle, yet highly valuable layer of therapeutic benefit to acupuncture treatments. Using essential oils either in conjunction with needles, or simply on an acu-point, has profound effects on changing the state of the body.