Essential Oil Therapy
Therapeutic grade essential oils provide both physical and emotional benefits. Dr. Radica Raj uses essential oils to treat physical conditions like cancer, pain and skin conditions as well as emotional conditions.
Essential oils are the highly-concentrated, volatile, aromatic essences of plants. Essential oils contain hundreds of organic compounds, including hormones, vitamins and other natural elements. They are 50 to 100 times more concentrated than the oils in dried herbs.
Pure (therapeutic-grade) essential oils, are the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, often called the “soul” of the plant. Essential oils are absorbed into the fluid surrounding the cells beneath the skin’s surface for a variety of effects including deep cleansing, nourishing, rejuvenating, and balancing.
Dr. Radica Raj employs the use of therapeutic-grade oils by the following methods:
- Diffusion – oils selected specifically for your pet can be aerosolized into the air during the appointment to promote calming and balance. Daily diffusion of oils may be recommended depending on your pet’s response.
- Ingestion – some oils can even be added to your pet’s food as part of the therapy.
- Acupuncture using oils – in some cases, the needles will be dipped into the oils prior to insertion. This can enhance the effect of the acupuncture treatment.
- Acupressure using oils – for those patients that are hesitant with needle insertion, oils can be massaged into the skin at selected acupuncture points.