In order to treat yourself with aromatherapy
you must refer to someone who is qualified in both fields of
medicine and of essential oils.
Perfumetherapy consists in relying on your
instinct, that's to say your own nose. In perfumetherapy it
is not the aromatic substance that reacts but it's odor.
The olfactory stimulus of particular smells
activate determinate glands of the endocrine system, inducing
them to produce the neurochemicals (adrenalin, endorphin, ecc...)
which play an important role in regulating our physiological
The extend of pleasure that smells can cause
is determined by the balance of each person. If the hormones
produced fill a gap, that's to say act in a positive way to
restore the homeostasis balance, then we will receive a pleasant
feeling of well-being.
The second way in witch our sense of smell
stimulates a feeling of pleasure is indirect, through the awakening
of our olfactory memories. In fact smell memory is very primordial.
In it a particular smell is being associated with an emotional
state in order to identify the smelling thing simply as
"good" or "bad" for the proper survival.
When an odor is smelled again after years,
the olfactory memory activates the limbic system to make it
reproduce with the neurochemicals the emotional state that accompanied
the smell at that time.
The emotional experience linked to odors is
at the base of the learning process for all living organisms.
Indeed they depend on it to such an extend for their survival
that olfactory memories are passed on together with the genetic
patrimony. Every living being possesses three types of smell
memories; personal, cultural (territorial) and genetic.
Perfumetherapy is in reality an extended application
of psycho-aromatherapy and as a result helps to heal both the
body and the mind, curing them with an infinite and personalized
variety of pleasant olfactory emotions.
A perfume of perfumetherapy is a composition
created for every
person with the essences chosen by her. This is the return
to the oriental tradition of the physician-perfumer.
Such a "soul perfume" can give a sense of well-being
even to somebody who feels fine and is therefore not limited
to people who are ill. This therapy is most useful though in
the cure of psycho-somatic symptoms and of feminine disturbs.