Aromatherapy, based on the use of the all the parts of plants, cropped up in the 1970s and was utilized to cure diseases. It is believed that aromatherapy can regulate our psychological and mental functions and subsequently cure our disorders. According to the director of Polish Aromatherapy Association, aromatherapy can be operated in two ways:
First, we can message ourselves or take a shower to help our skin absorb volatile aromatic ingredients.
Second, we can directly inhale the aromatic ingredients in the air.
These above-mentioned methods coincide with Chinese aroma regimen. Chinese have a long history of widely using aroma in their daily lives. They burn incense, appreciate the scents of the incense, and even take a herbal bath. Though there was not such a term as aromatherapy in ancient China, people knew well how to smartly used aromatic herbs to chase away insects or evil spirits, purify the air, and enhance their living quality. In the Ching Dynasty, a doctor named Wu-Shan-Xian stated in his book that emotional discomfort can be relieved by appreciating the beauty of flowers, smelling the fragrance of the flowers, and listening to appeasing music. He even contended that the effect of such a therapy outweighs that of medicine. This is because fragrant scents can enter our brains through our airways and can subsequently relieve us of our tension, prompt our self-healing ability, regulate our mental and physiological functions, and restore our body and mind.
To sum up, burning some incense at home or in the office can not only purify the space but also bring us pleasure. Such a silent enjoyment truly helps create a pleasant atmosphere, improves our health, and cut down our pressure!