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












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