My intention today was to put a completely different blend in my burner, but whilst my back was turned, taking darling daughter to church, my husband was busy with his social media campaign and took a peek at Amphora Aromatics Facebook page, and took a liking to the Frankincense and Rose blend that they had recommended yesterday. Amphora are the suppliers of the wonderful oils that I have used ever since I qualified as an aromatherapist 21 years ago, and they are the ones that we use and sell today both in A Joy of Health Clinic and online.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have begun to delve deeper and deeper in the wonders of aromatherapy. For many years now I have been an empowered health advocate, rather than a compliant one, and I love to trawl the net to see what I can find out. I have to remain calm when I read articles that say that aromatherapy is no more than a “placebo”. Deep breaths of Rose and Frankincense! Lovely now I am calm again and can carry on typing.
So today I was fascinated to read that in France, (where of course aromatherapy is purported to have started, although we all know that some oils have been in use since Biblical times and before,) they use essential oils in mainstream medicine. Oh how the pharmaceutical companies must hate France. Here is an excerpt from the website Medical News Today:
Aromatherapy is some countries
In France, and much of Western Europe aromatherapy is incorporated into mainstream medicine as an antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, much more so than in the UK, USA or Canada. In fact, there are some essential oils that are regulated as prescription drugs in France, and can only be administered (or prescribed) by a doctor.
French physicians use the aromatogram to help them determine which essential oil to use. The doctor will first culture a sample of infected tissue or secretion, and then grow the culture in petri dishes which are supplied with agar; each petri dish is inoculated with a different essential oil to decide which have the best activity against the targeted strain of microorganism. The best activity is the one that inhibits growth of the target microorganism.
Wow take me to France when I need treating please, perhaps the best recommendation for staying in the EU, if I needed one.
Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday afternoon wherever you are, I am going to top up the water in the burner and add another few drops of Rose and Frankincese, and can I tempt you to return tomorrow and discover what I have found out about one of these oils.