Every moment in the body is carried out thousands of different actions that are aimed at ensuring the state of equilibrium.
The process of maintaining harmony is known as homeostasis and involves all organs and functions of the body.
An obvious example in this regard is body temperature, which is significantly influenced by external conditions. If we do not have a built-in thermostat, out body temperature will rise and fall whenever the ambient temperature changes or when we take a hot or cold drink. Various warning signals protect us from other kinds of disharmony. Thurst prevents us from dehydration, hunger – starvation, and fatigue – exhaustion. There is a need for a large number of hidden processes, unobtrusive and largely unconscious, to maintain homeostasis. Still, when there is a collapse of a certain level, when we ignore small warnings and continue as if nothing has happened, the most common result is some form of illness. Suppressing the warning or symptom with medication is usually not enough to restore balance or what we call health.
People, constantly ignoring the signs of fatigue and abusing the natural, acceptable limits in their work, risk overloading the heart.
In certain parameters work (action) and excitation (tension) are normal and healthy. At a constant load beyond the critical point of fatigue, we are at risk of exhaustion, impaired health, and failure – emotional or physical (for example, heart attack).
The most common sign of poor health is high blood pressure.
We should recognize that homeostasis is basically controlled by the nervous and endocrine system, which in turn can be influenced by numerous factors, including emotions and aromatherapy. Each method of treatment is intended, either directly or indirectly, to maintain or restore homeostasis. Through the nervous and endocrine systems, it is possible to cause a variety of emotional and physical responses. Here aromatherapy works both with massage and with essential oils.
In her book A New Medicine – Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, Valne and a team of authors list a number of essential oils that have a specific effect on the vegetative nervous system and on the secretion of adrenaline and estrogen, it is believed that basil, pine, and savory oils stimulate sympathetic nerves as well as adrenal glands.Album suppressant and relaxing nervous system oils include ylang-ylang and angelica root (healing tweeter) estrogen stimulants include angelica, coriander, and dill. The correlation between the adrenal glands and the autonomic nervous system is obvious, as both structures produce a substance called noradrenaline that is an endocrine hormone and in some ways a neurochemical. Neurochemicals or carrier chemicals are known to be agents, influencing mood on different paths through the effect they exert on the cranial nerves.
Although most essential oils have strictly defined, specific healing properties, it is not uncommon for them to be used in one of two opposite qualities according to the needs of the individual.
The essential oils of garlic and hyssop normalize blood pressure. If it is significantly elevated, the application of one of them will lead to its decrease. If it’s too low, both will raise it. A study on the effect of hyssop oil on blood pressure deserves attention, indicating that it initially elevates it, then lowers it, and only then normalizes it, which suggests that the essential oil checks the pressure to determine whether it needs change – up or down. Normalizing action on the nervous system is a very common result of the use of essential oils. Bergamot and flyfish oils have a stimulating or relaxing effect depending on the condition of the individual. A Japanese study of the effects of essential oils on the central nervous system proves that butterfly oil activates some individuals and calms others. A similar phenomenon can be found in chemical medications, does not apply to all essential oils, but it is possible in some herbal remedies. In the book “The Art of Healing,” Ted Kapchuk and Michael Crouchard argue that “the action of the Chinese angelica root on the uterus cannot be explained on the basis of the theory of” one drug – one result, “this root being able to both relax the tight uterus, and tighten the loose “. The normalizing phenomenon, as it stands, proves the versatility of natural drugs and their positive contribution to solving the problems of “natural equilibrium”.