Prompts for the Promptless – Ep. 6 – Counterintuition
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Counterintutition is a seemingly simple concept– it represents a truth that is contrary to common sense or the expectations of intuition.
Some examples of counterintuitive situations: You burn calories when you’re sleeping, flailing around is exactly the wrong thing to do when drowning, and beautifully speckled dart frogs can be poisonous to the touch.
•Describe a counterintuitive situation in a realm of your expertise.
Aromatherapy: Is it just an Aroma?
by D. B. Mauldin
When one first hears and/or talks about Aromatherapy, their first thought is usually about aroma or scent, but Aromatherapy is much more. If one uses perfume oils, that is all they are getting; an aroma or scent. Aromatherapy with pure Essential Oils are different.
Pure Essential Oils are taken from plants, using bark, flowers, fruits, leaves, resins, roots, and/or twigs. These parts are steam-distilled or cold-pressed to obtain the pure Essential Oils. Essential Oils have been used for healing since ancient times. The ancients knew this holistic therapy could treat body, mind, and soul.
Aromatherapy works by being inhaled through the nose. The highly sensitive olfactory system captures odor molecules and sends signals to the limbic region of the brain. The limbic region sends out hormone-secretions that have an instant affect and influence throughout the entire body. All of this happens without our awareness.
Use Essential Oils by placing 3-5 drops into the water of an Aroma Lamp or simply place 8-10 drops in a bowl of warm water and place it near you. You can place 5-7 drops of pure Essential Oil into a diffuser and hang it near you or simply swab a light bulb or unscented candle with 2-3 drops Essential Oil. You can also blend 6-8 drops Essential Oil to an ounce of your chosen carrier oil, then place 10-15 drops of your blend into your bath water. The blend can be worn as a body perfume by placing a drop on each wrist and a drop behind each ear.
All of this seems logical, doesn’t it? You inhale an aroma of essential oil and your olfactory system captures it and starts the process that will lead to healing.
What if I told you that Essential Oil can also be absorbed through the skin directly into your bloodstream? That would be the Counterintutition.
It’s true. Pure Essential Oils contain a penetrative power that reaches the bloodstream and is carried to internal organs. Most Essential Oils are okay to apply neat, (directly to the skin), but some are volatile and should be mixed with a carrier oil. Some people have an allergic skin reaction to any Essential Oil, so it is always best to make a blend when you are going to be applying Essential Oil to the skin.
The blend can be used as a body massage, placed in bath water, or worn as a body perfume. A foot massage will distribute the healing power of Essential Oils to all the cells in the body in about 20 minutes.
Pure Essential Oils are absorbed through the skin, enters the bloodstream, and circulates throughout the entire body. You will smell the aroma and benefit from the hormone-secretions also; a double whammy. What could be better?
The use of Aromatherapy is a natural way to heal. Unlike many medications that are swallowed, Essential Oils will bypass the stomach and liver and go directly where they are needed the most. Essential Oils do not accumulate and are quickly excreted from the body.
There are a wide variety of therapeutic properties and many ailments that can be treated with the most natural of plant medicines; Aromatherapy.
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Aromatherapy Blends & Remedies by Franzesca Watson