A new form of alternative medicine, Aroma Therapy Treatment in Teen Recovery is getting a lot of attention for its use in many areas such as enhancing moods, reducing anxiety and lessening withdrawal symptoms. Although it’s gaining traction now, aroma therapy has been in use since the 1900’s and was mainly practiced in Europe. There are a wide range of oils to choose from and they stimulate the body to produce pain-fighting substances.
Aroma Therapy benefits for people in recovery:
• Mood Enhancement
• Reducing Anxiety
• Lessens withdrawal symptoms
Aroma Therapy today is classified as a type of holistic medicine. It involves the use of various aromatic ingredients in order to produce a scent that is believed to benefit spiritual and mental health. Lemon oil is a great oil that is commonly used to enhance moods and provide energy.
There are some compounds that are essential to helping people relax. These mix of ingredients are especially helpful for people in the early stages of recovery whom find adjusting to their new life a bit overwhelming at times. Lavender oil is the oil of peace, it’s generally used to reduce stress and help people become calm.
Lessens withdrawal symptoms
With every journey to wellness comes a period of withdrawal. For teens in recovery some common symptoms are nausea, dizziness and mild headaches. Aroma Therapy oils have been used in a variety of ways to help cope with withdrawal. To alleviate minor body discomfort and other common withdrawal symptoms peppermint oil is said to be the best.
At Inspiration for the Youth and Families aroma therapy is used as an adjunct method during the recovery process. The withdrawal period may be one of the most difficult stages in recovery, to ensure the most comfortable transition to sobriety we now offer this as a treatment option for our teens in recovery.