ADDRESSING WHOLE BODY NEEDS
AromaTouch is an oil application technique developed in accordance with the new awareness of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ (CPTG) essential oils.
This clinical approach to essential oil application is a powerful, accesible way to experience the beneficial qualities of doTERRA's CPTG essential oils. By incorporating the doTERRA® AromaTouch technique in her treatments, Kathy McCoy enhances the benefits received from doTERRA® essential oils, addressing whole body needs and creating overall systemic benefits.
AromaTouch Technique Addresses Systemic Constants
Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external environments, that can influence their overall health and wellbeing. The negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body systems and health. Such challenges, even when they do not directly result in disease, cause our bodies to function at a sub-optimal level. The AromaTouch Technique works to restore homeostasis, minimizing the impact of these factors.
Four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis are:
Emotional distress, career choice, family discord, financial worry, lack of rest, and many other life issues elevate stress levels in the body. Elevated stress levels maintained over time have been showin in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health. Studies have revealed that over time, high stress levels can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, ulcers, and even some forms of cancer.
Immunity depends on the ability of the body to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins, and other cell and body barriers. The immune system consists of many types of proteins, cells, organs, and tissues that interact in an elaborate and dynamic network, carrying out a range of interrelated functions to keep you healthy. However, toxins are constantly bombarding the immune system. This careful balance can be easily hampered by any number of factors: environmental, dietary, medical intervention, habits, genetics, etc. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults, including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide contaminated food products, increased levels of free-radical pollution, and overexposure to radiation, can all contribute to the weakening of the immune system.
The inflammatory response occurs when bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat or other causes injure body tissues. The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to chronic uncontrollled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and disease. Inflammation is also harmful to the body's autonomic balance because of its pain inducing effects.
The opposite of homeostasis, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system (also known as the ANS, or visceral nervous system) can negatively impact health in a number of ways. Recent research has shown a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is also evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality. Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.