Jaclyn is extremely passionate and has extensive training in a modality called AAT or APT. She uses it in all of her sessions alongside acupuncture and other modalities or on its own. Aroma Point Therapy is a gentle, completely safe and yet profoundly effective treatment modality that utilizes the energetic potential locked within pure essential oils.
Essential oils have been used medicinally dating back thousands of years by ancient civilizations. In fact, French physicians have used essential oils medicinally for over 200 years (Holmes 2001). It effectively treats any dis-regulation and change can be felt immediately and have lasting effect in a similar way as needles. However, the difference between them lies in the fact that, unlike acupuncture needles, essential oils are also able to provide information to a point in addition to mechanical and energetic stimulation. Essential oils will ultimately achieve a greater therapeutic effect.
From a scientific point of view, the fragrance of an essential oil travels through the olfactory (nose) nervous system to the limbic system, which is the part of the brain that controls the fight or flight vs rest and digest, our emotions, and even memory. Therefore aromatherapy can modulate brain hormones and neurotransmitters, resulting in changes in perception, cognition, mood, blood pressure, blood cortisol levels, and even sleep patterns (Holmes 2016). For instance, there are many clinical studies on the use of aromatherapy in treating anxiety (Chen et al. 2008; Imanishi et al. 2007).
Furthermore, when essential oils are applied topically, they have an effect on the body’s physiology (e.g. relaxant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial).