Aromatherapy is the therapy which uses precarious herbs and essential oils for emotional, physical and mental well being. This therapy is derived from the ancient practice and is associated with complementary and alternative medicine.
This therapeutic treatment helps in relieving stress, depression, anxiety etc. by acting upon the central nervous system. The healing process of this therapy is based on the use of essential oils which is highly distilled and is extracted from medicinal herbs. This practice has been around since time immemorial. And each day the therapy is gaining popularity. One of the uses of aromatherapy that is in hype these days is that it helps those who are suffering from infertility.
But there is little known scientifically proven fact that supports this hype.
Aromatherapy helps to alleviate the emotional stress that is involved with infertility but the therapy directly helping with the issue of infertility is not yet known. However, a number of people still believe that it has a positive effect on infertility which means that it increases the chance of conception in women. The main reason behind this belief is that these oils help in stimulating the blood circulation which increases the reproductive health thereby reducing stress.
As far as infertility is concerned both man and woman are responsible for it. One major reason of infertility is due to low sperm count in male. Though herbs do not effectively work to cure infertility but ginseng is supposedly found to stimulate the production of testosterone in males. Aromatherapy, to a certain extent, can also be used to increase the sperm count in men. A regular body massage with rose oil, often referred to as Fertility Rose, will do wonders to the adrenal glands and nervous system.
Aromatherapy also equally affects the female reproductive system. There are certain fertility essential oils which regulate the menstrual cycle and encourage the hormonal balance. This in turn increases the chances of conception in women. Some of the oils that most Aromatherapists recommend are rose oil, chamomile, lavender and jasmine. There are oils which are said to have estrogenic properties that helps to increase the production of estrogen. Some of these oils are aniseed, sage, fennel, Melissa, Lemongrass, geranium etc.
These oils helps in regulation your menstrual cycle. Blend any three essential oils with a base lotion. Massage about 2-3 tablespoon of this blend in your stomach every night. Women have also been using essential oils to reduce their emotional stress level which is associated with infertility. Those essential oils which have calming properties are found to have beneficial effect on the reproductive system.
There are many other beneficial uses for aromatherapy. It is a multipurpose therapy which has a readymade solution for every problem. Find out more about aromatherapy for allergies.
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