Some of us have studied or experienced other healing modalities. You may have an understanding or affinity with Chakras or practise or receive Reiki, for example. Essential oils are versatile and can be incorporated into many different healing modalities. While this topic is too large to cover within this post, here are some ideas to get you started.
•Traditional Chinese Medicine. An excellent resource for those who are interested in TCM is a book called Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay.
Essential oils can be used to support or enhance the chakras through their associated colours or general properties. An example of the connection between Aromatherapy and chakras would be the solar plexus chakra. This chakra is associated with the colour yellow and digestion. Lemon essential oil is also associated with the colour of the fruit (yellow) and also useful for treating a sluggish digestive system.
•Reiki and Energy Healing. Essential oils can promote mental clarity and enhance a connection to source/ divinity/ energy etc. Essential oils commonly used for this purpose include Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedarwood or Rosemary.
Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Ayurveda and many other modalities use aromatic plants as a part of their treatment options. A discussion with your practitioner will give guidance about essential oils suitable for you.