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Our holistic approach

Our holistic approach

Article Summary

Holistic health acknowledges the person as a whole. Exercise, dietmeditation, and self-awareness are all essential aspects of living a holistically. Combined with other healthy practices, aromatherapy may serve to benefit the whole body. Research suggests aromatherapy can support a range of stress-related health concerns, including depression and anxiety,  sleeplessness, headaches, pain, digestive problems, and even skin disorders. At Jera, we advocate a holistic approach to health, one that considers aromatherapy an essential part of a healthy lifestyle plan. 

 

 

We believe in a holistic approach to health

Holistic health refers to a way of life that acknowledges the person as a whole. It is not just about caring for your physical body but also about your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. From a holistic point of view, these dimensions should balance and work in harmony to achieve an overall sense of well-being.

 As Socrates once said, "the part can never be well unless the whole is well."

 

So, what is holistic living?

Holistic living involves accepting that our health and well-being is affected by several factors. These factors can range from what you eat, physical activity levels, thoughts, relationships, stress, and so much more. 

Regular movement, balanced nutrition, meditation, and awareness of your mental health are all essential aspects of living a holistic approach to health.

 

How does this concept relate to aromatherapy?

Holistic aromatherapy is the use of essential oils as part of a healthy lifestyle to support the body, mind, and emotional self. 

Today with stress at an all-time high, it comes as no surprise that it is one of the leading concerns of aromatherapy users [1]. Various studies have shown aromatherapy to be a promising alternative in the treatment of stress and its related problems in place of addictive and sometimes harmful medications. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).[2], bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia) [3], clary sage (Salvia sclarea) [4], and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) [5] are but a few of the many essential oils shown to support stress and anxiety.

While it is a relatively new field of alternative health, research suggests that aromatherapy may also help support a wide range of health concerns like depression and anxiety, occasional sleeplessness, headaches, pain, digestive problems, and even skin disorders. 

At Jera, we handcraft healing products that are intended to complement one's lifestyle, not stand as the only solution. That is why we believe in a holistic approach to aromatherapy; one that incorporates safe and effective practices to promote whole-body health as part of a healthy lifestyle plan. We want our customers to live a vibrant and healthy life in balance, which is why we believe that advocating a healthy way of living is just as important as the products we offer. 

 

References

1. Axe, J. (2018). What is aromatherapy? 9 ways it benefits health. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/what-is-aromatherapy/

2. Sayorwan, W., Siripornpanich, V., Piriyapunyaporn, T., Hongratanaworakit, T., Kotchabhakdi, N., & Ruangrungsi, N. (2012). The effects of lavender oil inhalation on emotional states, autonomic nervous system, and brain electrical activity. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet Thangphaet, 95(4), 598-606.

3. Watanabe, E., Kuchta, K., Kimura, M., Rauwald, H. W., Kamei, T., & Imanishi, J. (2015). Effects of bergamot (citrus bergamia (risso) wright & arn.) essential oil aromatherapy on mood states, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and salivary cortisol levels in 41 healthy females. Complementary Medicine Research, 22(1), 43-49. 10.1159/000380989 Retrieved from https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/380989

4. Park, M., & Lee, E. (2004). [The effect of aroma inhalation method on stress responses of nursing students]. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi, 34(2), 344-351.

5. Cho, M., Min, E. S., Hur, M. & Lee, M. S. (2013). Effects of aromatherapy on the anxiety, vital signs, and sleep quality of percutaneous coronary intervention patients in intensive care units. Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/381381/

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