What is “galvanic skin response”?

Galvanic skin response (GSR) is the term I have found in the promotional material of some popular devices that are supposed to be able to scan your body and then with complex algorithms, determine which essential oils and/or supplements are best for you. GSR is an older term for what is today more commonly calledContinue reading “What is “galvanic skin response”?”

What is clinical aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of the aromatic essence of a plant. We think of little brown bottles of fragrant oil. Some smell pleasant and others frankly don’t! To produce most authentic and pure oils, large amounts of plant material are put into enormous vats and steam coming up through the plant material later condenses intoContinue reading “What is clinical aromatherapy?”

Spirituality at your local doctor’s office?

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. ~ 2 Timothy 3:15-17 Integrative is such a buzzword now. What does it reallyContinue reading “Spirituality at your local doctor’s office?”

True aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy? I looked up the Greek word “therapy” in Strong’s Greek Concordance of the Bible and this is what I found: Original Word: θεραπεία, ας, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: therapeia Phonetic Spelling: (ther-ap-i’-ah) Definition: attention, medical service Usage: care, attention, especially medical attention (treatment); hence almost: healing; meton: those who render service. Because essential oils are notContinue reading “True aromatherapy”

Pitfalls of researching essential oils

A friend of mine was recently using lavender on her son’s legs. She later said she had researched and found out that lavender was hormonally bad for boys. I had to respond that that had been debunked, but how was she to know? Once on the internet, always on the internet. Bad information is abundant.Continue reading “Pitfalls of researching essential oils”