Aromatherapy is a natural way of keeping your mind and body in good health. By using natural essential oils and flowers, aromatherapy attempts to positively affect your health, and it can often to do so in a particularly beneficial way.
During perimenopause, one of the worst effects is that a woman tends to get irritated very easily and suffers from radical changes in her mood. This affects her emotional well being and at the same time, distresses people who are close to her. Thus, keeping a woman in the best of her emotional health during her menopause years is of great importance. Aromatherapy can help one do just that.
During menopause, there are many symptoms which need to be paid heed to. These symptoms can be considerably reduced by changes in the woman’s lifestyle and diet. However, since menopause heralds the end of a woman’s reproductive years, the woman has to deal with severe hormonal changes within her body. These sudden hormonal changes are directly related to the abrupt mood swings.
As many as seventy five percent of menopausal women experience hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, decreased urge for sex, sudden gain in weight and sudden increase in cholesterol levels.
These adverse effects of menopause can be countered by:
- Going for a whole new healthier diet that has no sugar and caffeine.
- Sleeping soundly for an adequate time – 8 hours sleep as a minimum is recommended.
- Practicing meditation for stress relief.
- Drinking at least 64 oz of water (eight glasses) per day.
- Adding essential nutritional supplements in your diet.
- Supplementing bioidentical hormones.
- Giving your body enough exercise.
- Going for alternative therapies like yoga or tai chi.
The menopausal state is a crucial time in a woman’s life. You must take complete care of yourself during this particular phase of your life if you want to live a long and healthy life thereafter. If you follow these tips carefully, they will also help you have lower the risks of diseases related to old age, like breast cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Aromatherapy works as a great alternative therapy for women who are going through perimenopause or menopause.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are heated. When they receive enough heat, the molecules of these oils are released in the air and they carry a delightfully pleasant scent that stimulates your olfactory nerves. These oil molecules also stimulate the limbic system of the brain, which is very important because this region of the brain works with the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus region.
Thus, these scents can trigger hormones and affect the functions of your body, like insulin production, regulating body temperature, sex drive, appetite is worth keeping control of your overall metabolism.
These oils stimulate your senses in a very complex and creative manner. This is why they manage to have an effect upon your body, thereby extracting a positive response from your brain.
If you are going through menopause, you are likely to have stress related problems like anxiety or other psychosomatic induced difficulties. These can be treated effectively with aromatherapy.
The essential oils used for aromatherapy are extremely effective. When given enough heat, they release molecules that can even enter your body through the surface of your skin. Thus, before you apply the aromatherapy oils to your skin, you should dilute them with a carrier oil. You could also use these aromatherapy oils by adding them in your bath, using them as a perfume, as a vaporizer or as a spray.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy are also very good for massage. Whichever way you use aromatherapy oils, try to use them at regular intervals in order to keep yourself in good physical and mental health during the various stages of menopause.