Aromatherapy: Does It Help?

Jasbina Ahluwalia

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Caller One asks Dr. Jason Beeharilal, Founder of Premier Wellness Associates, LLC: I wanted to get your opinion on those products they sell that say they’re going to reduce your stress, like aromatherapy and essential oils.

There are those stress-relieving bath products. What is your opinion on those? Do they really help you relieve yours stress?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

I’m glad that you asked. A lot of folks do use aromatherapy.

In terms of Ayurvedic medicine, yes.

In terms of allopathic, or Western medicine, there are a few studies here and there that show that aromatherapy helps.


Aromatherapy: Men Versus Women

For men, they did have a study that showed it decreased your testosterone level. That’s not exactly a desired effect for the men.

For women, they do report that it relieves a lot of stress.


Aromatherapy: Does It Help Long-Term?

The only thing is that we’re finding it doesn’t do it on a long-term basis.

Yes, it will acutely decrease your stress. But in terms of mechanisms of coping, I think it needs to accompany additional modalities, whether you’re talking about activity levels or social interactions.

It’s a part of a consummation of things that we should be using.


Caller One

Okay. So you do recommend it?


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

Aromatherapy: Recommendation

I do recommend it. You also have to watch what kind of products they are.

There are a lot of these hydrocarbons that can cause brain damage.

There are certain kinds of propellants that cause euphoria.

You have to watch how much you use. You have to watch what product it is, how pure it is and what’s actually in it.


Caller One

Okay. Thank you.


Dr. Jason Beeharilal

No problem.


Tell Us:

Does aromatherapy help you manage your stress? Tell us what you use below in the comments section.


The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Jason Beeharilal

The entire interview transcript is at: Jason Beeharilal NetIP (Network of Indian Professionals) Interview – 3 Ways to Stress Less & Live More

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