You’ve heard all about essential oils and their therapeutic properties, right? Even science has lately begun confirming some of the properties of certain essential oils. Aromatherapy is slowly, but surely taking over conventional therapeutic treatments, and some of the oils can also be used in reflexology as well.
The healing properties of essential oils
According to respected reflexologists, rubbing essential oils on the soles of our feet can cure numerous health problems and help you sleep better as well. The soles have no hair follicles, but 5 skin layers through which the oils can penetrate through and be easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
Our feet have more than 70 000 nerve endings, which is why ancient Chinese medicine has been using essential oils to treat various health problems through the soles. According to this ancient medicine practice, the soles, our ears, feet and hands as well contain so-called meridians through which an invisible energy flows. This energy connects these points with certain organs in the body, so by stimulating one, you can treat a problem in the other.
If you decide to use any kind of essential oil against your health problems, we suggest diluting them with a bit of water first, as they may irritate your skin. It’s best to consult a naturopathic doctor who knows how to use the oils and will help you treat the specific problem you’re suffering from.