Friday, December 26, 2008

Winter Remedies

Many dollars are spent annually on everything from A (Advil Cold) to Z (Zycam) for relief of symptoms brought on by ailments of the winter months. Not that I am opposed to conventional medicine but for those looking for an option aromatherapy can be a good complementary modality to try.
Conventional medicine is defined as one that employs the use of individuals who hold degrees such as a Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy or other allied health professionals. Complementary medicine is one that is used in addition to conventional medicine.
Aromatherapy has great benefits in the winter months. Winter essential oils can uplift your mood, freshen your closed home, and bring relief to some of the common problems associated with winter such as congestion, sinus problems and colds.
There are several oils that can be used during the winter months. Some oils useful for the winter months are Lavendar, Black Pepper, Litsea Cubeba, Bergamont, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Orange, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Blends and combination oils are excellent choice to try.
If you are having difficulty breathing and/or an elevated body temperature that does not respond to fever reducers, it is advised that you seek the advice of your primary care physician.

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