Aromatherapy has roots in ancient medical systems, but it wasn’t named “aromatherapy” until the 1900s. When you inhale or rub essential oils into your skin, the chemicals components from the herbs get absorbed and eventually reach your pain response system. Exposing a specific scent to this network can alter your perception of pain.

Are you ready for a life free of chronic pain? Try any or all of the alternative and complementary therapies for chronic pain listed here at your local wellness center to discover which works best for you.