Ayurvedic & Bach Aromatherapy
Essential oils have been used in antiquity in Egypt, Byzantine and China, for religious rituals, treatment of physical and spiritual ailments. In the New and Old Testament there are multiple references to incense and recipes for oils for anointment and healing the sick. Modern medicine has revisited this forgotten healing tool. During WWI and WWII, prior to the discovery of the antibiotics, aromatherapy has been used extensively for its antimicrobial and wound healing properties. The French chemist Rene-Maurice Gatterfosse, Ph.D. is considered to be the father of modern aromatherapy. He studied the properties of the essential oils during WWI for wound healing and coined the word Aromatherapy. He published his book “Aromatherapy” in 1937.
Dr. Cholakian has studied both Ayurvedic and the modern Bach’s aromatherapy. She prepares the aromatherapeutic blends individually for every patient. They could be for inhalation, massaging into certain parts of the body, to be added into sit baths or into the bath tub water, to be applied to wounds or other modes of applications. She uses therapeutic grade oils for preparing the blends.