Archive for 2011 年 12 月

背痛按摩油配方 Back Pain Massage Oil recipe


背痛按摩配方 
Back Pain Massage Oil recipe

甜杏油8ml
山金車油2ml
羅馬洋甘菊2滴
天竺葵1滴
迷迭香2滴

Sweet almond oil 8ml
Arnica Oil 2ml
Chamomile roam 2 drops
Geranium 1 drop
Rosemay 2 drops

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精華油保持陰陽平衡 Essential Oils restore Yin Yang balance


精華油保持陰陽平衡

Kat是香薰治療顧問及臨床催眠師。她亦有修讀中醫課程。

Kat:陰陽平衡概念在中醫佔有很重要地位,解釋了組織學結構、身理功能、以及人體的病理變化,是診症時的其中一個指引。

陰代表冷、濕、暗淡、被動、緩慢、沉重、及後退或內向;而陽代表熱、乾燥、明亮、活躍、迅速、輕巧、及向上或向外移動。對自然界及人體,兩者平衡非常重要,任何一方都不可以缺少另一方。這兩個原理的活躍互動反映於季節的替換、人體周期及其他自然現象上。

中醫的一個目標是令個人保持陰陽諧和。若陰陽不能保持相對的平衡及互動性,他們會跟對方分離,並且終結了依附著它們的生命。陰陽原理是,疾病因陰陽的不平衡而來,引致陰陽的過度活躍或沒有精力。

病理學因素分為陽性及陰性的病理因素。陽性病理因素可能令陽性體質過度活躍,引致陰性受損;出現熱氣症狀結果。若疾病因陰性病理因素,它可能沒有精力及損害熱性;受寒症狀會出現。疾病的病理學改變差異很大,但是可以大致以陰陽不平衡來解釋:過多陰性會造成受寒症狀,陽性過多則有熱氣症狀,陽性不足會有受寒症狀,陰性不足會有熱氣症狀。

DK:香薰治療怎樣有效地保持人體陰陽諧和?

Kat:每種精華油都有陰/陽特性。我們根據診斷器官分類的不和諧,選擇適當精華油來作出針對。

進行耳燭療程時,不要忘記選擇適合精華油來配合面部按摩。

陽性精華油:香柏木、佛手柑、葡萄柚、絲柏、茶樹、天竺葵、廣藿香

陰性精華油:羅馬洋甘菊、依蘭依蘭、橙花、玫瑰草、杜果果、天竺葵、薰衣草、玫瑰

Essential Oils restore Yin Yang balance

Kat is the aromatherapy consultant and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  She had taught Traditional Chinese Medicine in HK.

Kat: The theory of yin and yang is used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine to explain the histological structure, physiological function, and pathological changes of the human body, and to serve as guide for diagnosis of treatment.

Yin represents everything that is cold, moist, dim, passive, slow, heavy, and moving downward or inward; while yang represents heat, dryness, brightness, activity, rapidity, lightness, and upward or outward motion. Both forces are equally necessary in nature and in human well-being, and neither force can exist without the other. The dynamic interaction of these two principles is reflected in the cycles of the seasons, the human life cycle, and other natural phenomena.

One objective of traditional Chinese medicine is to keep yin and yang in harmonious balance within a person.  If yin and yang cannot maintain relative balance and interaction, they will separate from each other ending the life that depends upon them.  The Yin-Yang theory holds that disease is a result of an imbalance between yin and yang which leads to the hyperactivity or hypoactivity of yin and yang.

Pathogenic factors are divided into yang-natured pathogenic factors and yin-natured pathogenic factors. Yang pathogenic factors may bring about hyperactivity of bodily yang which leads to injury of yin; a heat syndrome results. If the disease is caused by yin pathogenic factors, it may give rise to hypoactivity of yin followed by the injury of yang; a cold syndrome will result. Pathological changes of disease are varied, but can be generally explained in terms of yin-yang imbalance: yin excess causes cold syndromes, yang preponderance leads to heat syndromes, yang deficiency causes cold syndromes, and yin deficiency leads to heat syndromes.

DK: How does aromatherapy contribute the effectiveness in keeping yin and yang in harmonious balance within a person?

Kat: Every essential oil has its own yin/yang properties.   We based on diagnostic categories of organ disharmony; choose specific essential oils for the various disharmonies.

During the ear candling treatment, don’t forget to choose the right essential oils for a facial massage.

Yang essential oils: Cedarwood, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cypress, Tea Tree, Geranium, Patchouli

Yin essential oils: Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Palmarosa, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Rose

朋友最近發現得了抑鬱症, 香薰治療可以幫助嗎? My friend have been diagnosed has depression. Can aromatherapy helps?


朋友最近發現得了抑鬱症, 香薰治療可以幫助嗎?
My Friend have been diagnosed has depression. Can aromatherapy helps?

可以! 首先我們先了解什麼是抑鬱症. 心理學上, 抑鬱症被列為情感障礙之一而且十分普遍. 當一個人處於抑鬱狀態, 很多複雜的情緒會影響日常生活, 可能會令人失眠, 頭痛, 疲倦及意志消沈. 也很難了解自己的處境.

香薰治療除了能處理身體上的問題還可以有效地安撫不安的情緒. 最簡單的用法就是使用香薰油作蒸薰. 香薰油的天然化學份子會因香薰爐的溫度而揮發至整個房間. 這些份子會經空氣進入我們的鼻腔然後到我們腦裡面的網絡細胞. 刺激下丘腦(下丘腦通過腦下垂體連接神經系統和內分泌系統)來釋放激素或抑制釋放激素從而平衡情緒.

在香薰治療中, 有不少精油會有激勵及振奮情緒的作用:

佛手柑, 香柏木, 羅馬甘菊, 天竺葵, 苿莉, 薰衣草, 橙花, 胡椒薄荷, 玫瑰, 山雞椒, 葡萄柚等.

Sure! First of all we have to understand what is depression. Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric mood disorder. And when a person who suffered by the depression for some period. It may effected insomnia, headache, fatigue and passive. And also hard to understand the condition of themselves.

Aromatherapy can treat the physical issue and also can sooth the imbalance emotions. The easiest way to apply aromatherapy for the anti-depression treatment is using the aromatic vaporization. The natural compounds can effect our nervous system and stimulate the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls the endocrine system). And release or control the hormone then helps to balance the emotion.

Here are some essential oil which have the uplifting and supportive effect. It  can relief the symptom of depression: Bergamont, Cedarwood, Chamomile Roman, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroil, Peppermint, Rose, Litesa cubeba, Grapefruit.

分享讓你獲得更大快樂 Double your happiness with sharing


Double your happiness with sharing

Onset of February brings in a lot of excitement full of festivity & celebrations.  It is the idea time to send good wishes to loved ones in the form of delightful and delectable gifts!!  A gift represents a little of you, its impact on the recipient should be a pleasant and memorable one.  Make a handmade shower gel by yourself as gifts. People will appreciate the thought and time you have put into the personalized shower gel.

With simple raw materials and tools, you can personalize a shower gel according to different seasons and skin conditions.  It is relatively easy with ingredients you can find in DK Aromatherapy. It can a less expensive way to let your friends to have that healthy and savory bathing new experience at homes.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:

l   200 ml shower gel base

l   50 drops essential oils

l   Dark color bottle

l   Label

Steps:

Put half shower gel into the bottle and combine different essential oils to make your own blend.  Add the half shower gel and slightly shake the bottle.  Label the bottle with ingredients and date.  Or you can even add your personal message on the label or decorate the bottles with paints or beads.  This will give a personal touch to your shower gel.

Tips: Use shower gel within 3 months. Hand made bath products do not have preservatives in them.

Recipes:

Women care – Patchouli 20 drops, Rosewood 20 drops, Clary Sage 10 drops

Sliming – grapefruit 20 drops, Mandarin 20 drops, basil 10 drops

Muscle relieve – Marjoram 20 drops, Jasmine 15 drops, Fennel 15 drops

Skin repair – Vetiver 5 drops, Rose Geranium 25 drops, Lavender 15 drops

分享讓你獲得更大快樂

踏入兩月,接踵而來的節日和慶祝活動為我們帶很多歡樂。這亦是最佳時間,透一份令人愛不釋手的禮物,來把我們的祝福傳送給身邊的至愛親朋。一份禮物就是代表了你,它必須令接受者感到愉快以及難以忘懷。何不親手調配一支沐浴露來送禮?別人一定會讚賞你的心思,以及為這份個性化的禮物而花費的時間。

只需要簡單材料及工具,你便能根據不同季節或肌膚狀態來調配專屬的沐浴露。在我們店舖便能容易地找到所需工具。不需要很多花費,也能令你朋友在居家也可以享受既健康又香噴噴的沐浴新感受。

準備時間:10分鐘

工具:

l   200 ml 無香味沐浴露

l   50 滴精華油

l   深色樽

l   標籤

步驟:

把一半無香味沐浴露倒入深色樽內,加入你喜愛的精華油。加入另一半沐浴露,然後輕輕搖晃蓋好。在標籤填上成分、比例及調配日期。甚至可以在標籤加上私人語句及設計,配襯圖畫、亮珠。這樣便最能夠透過一支簡單的沐浴露來表現你的獨特個性。

小提示:

盡量在三個月用完這支沐浴露,手工產品不含工業防腐劑。

配方:

呵護女性肌膚 – 廣藿香20滴、花梨木20滴、鼠尾草10滴

瘦身 – 葡萄柚20滴、橘子20滴、羅勒10滴

紓緩冗肉疲勞 – 馬鬱蘭20滴、 茉莉15滴、百里香15滴

加護肌膚 – 岩蘭草5滴、玫瑰天竺葵25滴、薰衣草15滴

香薰油和香精(香芬)油有什麼分別? What’s the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils?


香薰油和香精(香芬)油有什麼分別?
What’s the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils?

香薰油或精華油(Essential oil). 故名思義是植物中最珍貴的精華. 它們是從天然的果皮, 種子, 葉脈, 樹膠 和根部萃取. 其藥用價值一直受不同類型的專業人仕使用如: 香薰治療師, 醫務人員, 護士, 輔導員, 心理學家, 按摩治療師, 草藥治療師, 天然療法治療師, 美容師及調香師. 全因每種香薰油都帶著獨特而有治療功效的天然複合物.

而香精/香芬油(Aroma oil/ fragrance oil)都是利用化工原料經過化學加工之香料. 其功用只適合作香水, 香芬擴香枝及人造香味加工. 某些產品為求吸引客人及刺激銷售.會加酒精於香精內令其氣味更加突出. 但這類產品是沒有任何治療效果.

Essential oils are the natural benefit from aromatic plants such as peels, seeds, petals, leaves, veins, gums and roots. It often use by aroma therapists, medical practitioners, nurses, counselors, psychologists, massage therapists, medical herbalists, natural therapists, beauty therapists and perfumers. Every different essential oil has unique properties from their complex constituents that are purely natural and therapeutic.

Fragrance oils are chemical compound and they may not extract directly from the plants and fragrance oils are only use on perfumes, reed diffusers and flavoring. Some of the fragrance product may add alcohol to attract consumer to buy. It didn’t have any therapeutic properties.

 

我是使用香薰油的新手,有什麼香薰油套裝可以輕易使用? I am new to essential oil, any oil set easy to start with?


我是使用香薰油的新手,有什麼香薰油套裝可以輕易使用?
Happy Oil Set 6支裝

學習香薰治療時會有很多機會實習. 也將會接觸到更多不同的體質及症狀.  所應用到的香薰油種類也比以前多.

而選擇材料時, 可以先考慮功用及實用性. 有些學員會購買我們的精華油套裝. 但很多時都不清楚每一個套裝的分別.

以下將會介紹DK 精選的精華油套裝組合, 以供不同程度的學生作參考.

6支裝 HAPPY OIL SET

葡萄柚 –  消化不良、肌肉疲勞、抑鬱、壓力、頭痛、傷風感冒、粉刺、油性皮膚、水腫、清新、使人愉快

薰衣草 – 肌肉痛、失眠、頭痛、壓力、濕疹、粉刺、蟲咬、殺菌、燒傷、灼傷、刀傷

山雞椒 – 令心情開朗、提神、激勵、驅蟲、清新、呼吸系統問題、除臭

苦橙葉 – 壓力、消化不良、胃氣脹、失眠、保養皮膚、令皮膚再生、粉刺、油/乾性皮膚、疤痕、油性頭髮

花梨木 – 精神疲勞、壓力、頭痛、喉嚨痛、傷風感冒、敏感性及乾性皮膚、疤痕、粉刺

玟瑰 3% – 失眠、壓力、令人開心、頭痛、月經不調、皺紋、乾性皮膚、濕疹、防敏感、保養皮膚

**HAPPY OIL SET 是特別精選出6種主要能減壓, 令人心情開朗及多種功能的精油. 有很多人最初便用治療油只局限了用薰衣草, 苿莉, 檸檬草…等放在爐上作蒸薰. 但其實有些精神除了擴香之外. 還可以製作一些DIY的個人護利用品, 例如: 香水, 唇膏, 手工皂, 面膜, 保濕面霜等.  而且此套裝的精油的氣味很大眾化. 容易調和. 適合初學者或將會報讀DIY課程的學員.

That is many chance of practical exercise when you start an aromatherapy course. Which means you will learn many unfamiliar oils for different symptoms and constitution.

For the beginning, you might concern about the properties and practicability. Some of our student will by our selection oil set. But it is hard to compare and don’t know what is the different. So here below is the properties and details. It is easier for different levels student to consult what they need.

 6 pcs Happy oil set

Grapefruit – Indigestion, muscle pain, depression, stress, headache, cold & flu, acne, oily skin, water retention, refreshing, euphoric.

Lavender – Muscle pain, insomnia, headache, stress, eczema, acne, insect bites, antiseptic, burns, cuts.

Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) – Happy, Uplifting, Stimulating, insect repellent, cleaning, respiratory tonic, deodorant.

Petitgrain – Stress, Indigestion, flatulence, insomnia, skin tonic, tissue regenerator, acnes, oil/dry skin, scar, oily hair

Rosewood – Mental fatigue, stress, headaches, sore throat, colds, flu, dry and sensitive skin, scar, acne

3% Rose in jojoba – Insomnia, stress, happy, headache, irregular menstruation, wrinkles, special for dry skin, eczema, sensitive skin, preserve skin

**Those oils in the set were selected for distress, happiness and they are all multi-function. Many of the beginner usually stick with some popular oils such as lavender,  jasmine or lemongrass for the vaporization. But besides it, we can use those oils for some DIY products: perfume, lip balm, soap, clay mask or moisturizer. And those oils have mild smells that can be easily to blend. That is highly recommend for the beginner or any DIY class student.

心靈補品~花藥 Soul Tonic – The Australian Bush Flower Essence


Soul Tonic – The Australian Bush Flower Essence
   

Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body – and your mind. Our mind is able to lead us to reach our goals. Human beings are motivated by different feelings. Yet these feelings are motivating human in different ways. Our mind can lead us to reach our goals, in other words, we are motivated by reason and intelligence. But desires and passions can also motivated us powerfully, yet in a different way that reason and intelligence do.

The Australian Aboriginals have always used flowers to heal the emotions and minds, as did the Ancient Egyptians. There has also been a very long tradition of use of Flower Essences in India, Asia and South America and they were also very popular in Europe in the Middle Ages.

A popular, holistic healing alternative, flower essences are sun-infused solutions that possess flowers’ subtle vibrational energy imprint.

Unlike herbal remedies or aromatherapy’s essential oils, flower essences mediate their healing without pharmacologically active molecules. Representing a higher vibrational octave of the plant’s herbal or molecular properties, flower essences energetically restore balance on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

There is no biologically active molecules essentially exist in a flower-essence solution.  Flower essences’ mind-body-and-spirit healing is difficult to explain with traditional biomedical precepts.

Mind-body-and-spirit perspectives have, in fact, been integral to most healing traditions throughout history. In Western medicine, however, a philosophical schism grew between spirituality and healing as church authorities deemed spirituality off limits to scientists. As a result, a medical system evolved in which mind and spirit had no relevance to health.

Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants exhibiting tremendous beauty and strength. Also Australia is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy.
The Australian Bush Flower Essence not only help to give clarity to one’s life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The more the Essences are used, the more one is likely to experience greater awareness and happiness in one’s life. Then everyone benefits….the individual, society and the planet.
The effect of these Essences is similar to that of meditation in that they enable the person to access the wisdom of their Higher Self. This releases negative beliefs held in the subconscious mind and allows the positive virtues of the Higher Self – love, joy, faith, courage etc. to flood their being. When this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts are dissolved, balance is restored and true healing occurs.

心靈補品~花藥

健康體魄表示你有能力面對身體及心靈變化。心靈可以帶領我們去追求目標。人類被不同的感覺所推動,然而這些感覺又推動人類到不同的方向。心靈可以帶領我們去追求目標,換句話說,我們被理智及智慧所推動。但是我們亦可以被慾望及激情大力推動,卻有別於理智及智慧,從另一種方法。

澳洲土著及古埃及人都常常利用花卉來治療情緒及心靈。印度、亞洲、南美地區使用花藥已經有很長歷史,歐洲於中世紀亦很普及。

這是受歡迎及整全的另類治療,花藥受到太陽洗禮,令它獲得花卉的微頻率能量痕跡。

有別於草本療法或香薰治療,花藥療效並不如藥理學般刺激細胞。花藥代表植物草本或分子特性的高階頻率,花藥能量能回復身體、情緒、心靈平衡。

花藥並不存在生物學上的活躍分子。花藥的身心靈治療難以用傳統生物藥理學來解釋。

從歷史上看,事實上很多傳統治療都會整合身心靈方面的照護。在西方醫學,靈性及治療方面產生哲學上分歧,因為教會較重視靈性,禁止科學。因此,醫學系統的進程中,心靈及精神層面跟健康沒有關係。

澳洲有全世界最古老及數量最多的花卉植物,展示極驚人的美麗及能量。同時澳洲相對地較少受污染,形而學上來說擁有智慧及古老能量。

澳洲灌木林花藥並不單幫助我們清晰生命,同時鼓勵、勇氣及承諾我們去追求目標及夢想;協助我們去發展更高層次的直覺、自信、靈性、創造力及趣味。使用愈多花藥,令你體驗到愈多的覺悟力以及令生活更愉快。然後,讓各人都獲得好處…每個人、社會、植物。

花藥作用跟冥想類似,讓我們能夠進入高層自我智慧。它會釋放被鎖在潛意識的負面信念,讓正面能量佔有高層自我 – 愛、歡愉、信念、勇氣等,充滿了全身。當發生時,負面思想及信念被粉碎,再次獲得平衡及得到真正的治療。