AromaTouch Technique overview:
AromaTouch technique are created to address four systemic constants: stress, toxicinsult, inflammatory response and autonomic imbalance. Recognizing that there are common factors at the foundation of illness in the body, the AromaTouch Technique are developed to manage these systemic constants and return the body to a state of balance.
Because essential oils contain many different healing properties, each oil used in AromaTouch Technique has been selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma.
The AromaTouch Technique addresses common negative factors that influence health and helps the body return to a state of homeostasis via a four-step process and a specific (systematic) way of applying 8 specific oils to the spine, back and feet. AromaTouch enhance essential oil activity, stimulate known body meridian and energy zones, while balancing body systems and function.
Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external enviroment, that can influence their overall health and wellbeing. These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body system and health. Such challenges, even when they do not directly result in disease, cause our bodies to function at a suboptimal level. The AromaTouch Technique works to restore homeostasis, and minimize the impact of these factors.
Four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis are:
Emotional distress, career choices, family discord, financial worries, lack of rest, etc. All elevate stress levels in the body. Elevated stress levels, maintained over time, have been shown in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health. Studies have revealed that over time high stress levels can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, ulcers, and even some forms of cancer.
Stress also negatively impacts the immune system, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to pathogens. Stress causes the body to increase its production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in charge of vital nervous system functions. Elevated serotonin levels are harmful to the body’s immunity. While serotonin works works to monitor emotional and nerve health at normal levels, at elevated levels it can destroy white blood cells, resulting in a weakened immune system. Stress also causes increased levels of cortisol and epinephrine in body, further weakening immune response.
Immunity depends on the ability of the body to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins, and other cell and body barriers. The immune system comprises a large network of organs and varied cell types, carrying out a range of interrelated functions. Its interconnectedness leaves it very vulnerable to toxins. The normal functioning of the immune system can be easily hampered by a number of factors: environmental, dietary, medical interventions, etc. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide contaminated food products, increasing levels of free-radical pollution, and overexposure to radiation all contribute to the weakening of the immune system.
The inflammatory response occurs when body tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat or any other cause. The increased consumption of food with proinflammatory components (food high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to increased inflammation in body tissues. Stress with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol, can also contribute to chronic uncontrolled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and disease. Inflammation is also harmful to the body’s automatic balance because of its pain including effects.
The opposite of homeostasis, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system ( also known as the ANS, or visceral nervous system) can negatively impact health in a number of ways. Recent research has shown a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is also evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality.
Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are mentioned above: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.