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Posts tagged ‘TCM’

My Aromatic Journey Into Holism

yin_yangI wanted to share some of things that I am currently working on.  I have been very busy enhancing my knowledge about life and aromatherapy.  The reason I say life is because I was introduced within the last few years to meditation and of recent months I have been studying the five elements in TCM.  It amazes me because my path is all tying together.  Aromatherapy brings balance to an unbalanced state and yin and yang is all about balance.  That is why you have the small amount of yang in yin and vice versa. 

This past week I was fortunate to be able to learn from a very knowledgeable and loving person; Rhiannon Lewis.  The class was entitled Clinical Aromatherapy and infectious diseases.    Learning to formulate from another perspective is priceless but it also reaffirmed a belief that has been previously developed which is to support the terrain. 

What is terrain?  To summarize it briefly, if a person’s terrain is weakened this allows the bacteria which can create illness to take effect.  Our terrain is based on several factors.  It is inherited, based on our diets, our energetic levels or stress levels and dependent on the amount of toxins that have been presented.  When working towards bringing about balance and healing the terrain is of most importance.  This is why when blending to support certain unbalanced states in the body a synergy should be created to address the mind.  I call it the mind body connection. 

Diet plays a huge role for obtaining balance.  You are what you feed yourself.  So if you continue to nourish yourself with junk that is what your body will respond to.  The body needs nutrients which can be derived from green leafy vegetables and fruits.  On a personal level I have made major changes in my diet and have incorporated probiotics and exercise.   I have noticed significant improvements in my health. 

 I love aromatherapy and the theory of feeling good.  Our bodies are our temples and we must take care of it and treat it with the upmost respect.  I am not stating that this is a cure for anything but it is worth a try to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

I do plan to continue to share my journey towards holism (treating the body as a whole) and hope that you will learn and share from your experiences.


Disclaimer:  This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases.

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