Aroma Acupoint Therapy, or AAT is a safe, gentle, and yet profoundly effective treatment modality that involves placing therapeutic grade essential oils on specific acupuncture points on the body, in order to bring the body into a state of homeostasis or balance. This is a great alternative in cases where an individual would like to experience some of the benefits of Acupuncture without having to use needles; although it can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture.
“Essential oils are also able to provide a content of information to the point that will suggest a particular type of therapeutic action. The basic aim is always to select an oil that possesses the same function as an acupoint.” Studies show smell has a very powerful, physiological effect on our limbic system, which is the system primarily responsible for our emotional health and plays a major role in the formation of memories. As you may have experienced the smell of an ex’s perfume and remembered the feeling of that relationship or the smell of a certain food that takes you back to your mom’ kitchen; it is evident that it only takes seconds for a smell to create a shift in your mood.