The Uses of Essential Chinese Herbal Oils

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The increased significance of essential Chinese oils brings to the fore the wisdom of the ancient Chinese healers who started using these oils from time immemorial.

People who have understood the use of essential oils have found immense gain to the human body, especially through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

All about Traditional Chinese Medicine

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In TCM, the use of essential oils represents the application of the essence or “jing” of a plant in the healing and proper development of the human body. Furthermore, Chinese herbal oils are known to develop the physical part of the body and the body’s spiritual, mental, and general functions. That applies to when the oils are used at yuan-source points- which are the energy deposits located all around the body. The application of Chinese essential oils brings calm and balance to these energy spots, thus enforcing balance all through the physical body.

Generally, essential oils do the following;

Improves the inner beauty of the body

Heals physical wounds

Enhances the nobility of the mind

Also, heals unnoticeable wounds in the body.

Balances the temperament

The use of Chinese Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

Chinese essential oils contain a compound known as terpene, which a secondary metabolite sourced from plants. The terpene, combined with other compounds in the essential oils, provide lots of health benefits for the body. They do that by binding the body’s receptors (e.g., the CB1 receptor) or providing antibacterial, antimicrobial, or anti-inflammatory properties.

Some rules, however, apply to the usage of these essential oils.

Alcohol-based essential oils contain antibacterial or anti-inflammatory properties.

Ketone-based groups perform detoxification reactions in the body. They also can be considered as mucolytic.

Ester-based essential oils have analgesic properties.

Phenol-based essential oils act as decongestants in the body.

The High, Middle, and Base Notes

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The harmony between elements of nature is quite important in traditional Chinese medicine.

Chinese Herbal oils have been known to be a proper way to balance the body’s elements.

However, the right type of categorization is needed to know which kind of oil is required for each ailment that the body might face.

According to TCM, these oils are divided into the top note oils, the middle note oils, and the base notes oils.,

High Note Essential Oils

These are oils that quickly evaporate in just a few hours on an application on a surface.

They are usually the most noticeable by a patient and can include citrus, eucalyptus oils, or mints. They awaken the senses.

Middle Note Oils

These last longer than high notes oils and can treat circulatory, cognitive, and digestive problems in the body.

Some examples include Chamomile., Lemongrass, lavender, and more oils.

Base Essential Oils

These types of oils evaporate in 48 hours or more. They are used to treat typically chronic health conditions. Some examples of these oils include Myrrh, frankincense, and sandalwood.

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