Aromatherapy and Aphrodisiac Effects

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A healthy sex drive is a good thing. More and more studies are proving what the ancients have known for thousands of years: sex is good for your health. But in today’s hectic world, being “in the mood,” doesn’t always make the top of your to-do list.

The result? A low libido.

Ancient Chinese medical texts describe in detail how important a healthy sex life is for general health and well-being. There are even descriptions of how often is healthy according to your age. There are many ways to improve sex drive and function, but the safest and most effective way is do it naturally through Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition, along with essential oils.

You might be asking, “Why choose Chinese medicine over Western medicine?” For starters, acupuncture, herbs, proper nutrition, and essential oils have no side effects when used properly. Another added bonus is that certain herbs increase fertility and help with other health concerns while giving you that extra oomph.

Along with stress, poor lifestyle habits, and physical conditions (arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, prostatitis, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol), a history of sexual trauma can lower your libido. Even seemingly mild occurrences can have an effect on your sex drive. Healing any issues around this type of trauma is key to sexual health. Chinese medicine along with therapy is the perfect combination to deal with such issues.

Scar tissue caused by surgery in the pelvic region can cause lack or insufficient flow of Qi and blood to the area and may cause impotence, low libido & infertility.

There are many Chinese herbs whose functions include: regulation of energy metabolism, promotion of sexual functions, removal of plaque and cholesterol, lowering of blood pressure, reduction of scar tissue, and regulation of the adrenal cortex

 Low libido problems can be caused by a side effect of illness, for instance bad circulation, diabetes and high blood pressure. Prescription drugs can interfere you’re your body’s natural libido.  Psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, guilt and depression also play a role. One cause of decreased libido in both men and women is reduced hormone levels, specifically of the sex hormone testosterone. Erectile dysfunction, another cause of sexual problems in men, is not necessarily related to loss of desire-though it can certainly affect libido.

We all know that Testosterone is the king of building a lean physique, giving us sexual desire, and making us real men. When you think about boosting testosterone, you probably think about supplements with Tribulus, Fadogia, or Tongkat. However, I’m about to present to you a long forgotten practice for manipulating your hormones. This method has been clinically practiced in Europe for ages and is now hitting the bodybuilding community as a new method for testosterone stimulation – Aromatherapy

Herbalists have long known that there are many herbs that enhance sexual desire and performance in both men and women. We have combined a key group of these essential oils (more potent then herbs alone) to create a powerful formula which helps with the key issues of impotence or erectile dysfunction.  The essential oils included work in synergy to enhance circulation, support your body’s chemistry, testosterone, relaxation, support your adrenal glands, improve alertness and work as natural aphrodisiacs.  

Circulation:

Much of American medicine has been too tightly focused on symptoms and diseases rather than causes. When it comes to sex, the most high-profile instance is the immediate and widespread appeal of Viagra. This expensive and temporary drug does not address poor circulation, which is the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction, in a long term way.  Herbal aphrodisiacs not only improve your sex life but nourish your overall health, and enhance your sense of well-being. 

Chemistry:

For both men and women, the sex drive is fueled by testosterone, but sexual responsiveness takes more than that. Healthy adrenal glands release chemicals that trigger the special scent that researchers believe we all have. Both partners feel relaxed and comfortable with themselves and each other. They have both the physical and emotional energy to pursue what body chemistry has set in motion, and the healthy heart and arteries to pump blood and deliver hormonal messages where they need to go. 

Testosterone:

Testosterone not only fuels the sexual drive, but acts as mild anti-depressant. Abnormally low levels of testosterone will have a marked effect on a man’s mental outlook and sex drive, depressing both their mood and libido. Women too get their sex drive from the male hormone testosterone, but estrogen also plays an important role. Low levels can cause vaginal dryness and thinning of the vagina walls, making sex uncomfortable instead of pleasure able. 

Adrenal Glands:

The adrenal glands have a big impact on our health because of the their role in producing a variety of hormone that regulate many physical responses, not just gender-oriented ones. Most people are familiar with adrenaline and the “fight or flight” response. This survival mechanism that served us well in the caveman days is now days triggered by traffic jams, stressful pressures of the office workday and other travails of modern life. The adrenaline rush caused the arteries to constrict, keeping blood from the extremities so it is available to the brain and internal organs. Even after you think you have calmed down, your body is still reeling from the hormones that flooded your system. The result is not a good thing for that all important “extremity” when you hit the door after a stressful day and your partner wants to hit the hay. 

Alertness:

The brain is the body’s biggest sex organ, the limbic system of the brain rules desire and emotion. While men may scoff at what women know as a fact, without the brain triggering the chemical reaction that signals the release of hormones, nothing exciting is going to happen.

 
Relaxation:

Stress can be the death of your sex drive. When hormone levels are unbalanced it can result in chronic fatigue, healthy blood circulation is diminished. Chronic stress conditions not only kill the mood, but will kill you if left untreated. According to three new research studies, men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are more likely to have heart disease than their counterparts. (1)Taking drugs can relax your inhibitions, but they also numb the senses. It is no wonder that people are turning to aromatherapyfor alternative approach to sexual and overall health.

In a nutshell, aromatherapy is the inhalation of essential oils distilled from plants. What is special about these essential oils is that they are volatile, which means they rapidly evaporate and travel into the body by the lungs and nasal cavity. Since the oils are inhaled, they produce a very quick and powerful effect on the body. What’s most exciting is that there are hundreds of different oils from different plants that have an array of biological influence on the body. With proper knowledge and experience, different volatile oils can be combined for a unique effect. (Keep in mind, these volatile oils are very powerful and can be flat-out dangerous if used incorrectly, so please do NOT start inhaling your grandma’s collection of volatile oils!) 

The basic action of aromatherapy is smelling certain aromas to stimulate certain physiological processes in your body. Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of boosting testosterone, or enhancing sexual performance. That’s because the practice of using aromatherapy for enhancing male virility is a relatively new practice not yet acknowledged by mainstream Western medicine. Perhaps the reason for this is the complex, and almost mysterious mechanism, by which volatile oils exert their action. However, research is beginning to uncover a bit of the mystery. For instance, studies done in Europe have shown that inhaling certain essential oils (such as Clary sage) will oxygenate and stimulate the brain to release LH (luteinizing hormone) for testosterone production. That’s right; volatile oils are drawn up into the nasal cavity, carried through the nasal mucosa, and taken directly to the hypothalamus and pituitary for instant stimulation of the gonadotropes. Further in-vitro research has lead researchers to believe that one of the primary mechanisms for stimulation and release of LH is caused by up-regulation of cAMP (Cyclic adenosine monophosphate) in the pituitary. 

Aromatherapists well versed in the practice have used a variety of volatile oils to enhance male sexual energy & fertility. Aphrodisiac combinations often include sandalwood, rose, geranium, ginger, ylang ylang, and patchouli volatile oils. An interesting property of the sandalwood essential oil is ability to sexually excite a female partner due to its close resemblance to the male pheromone androsterone. Many of these aphrodisiac oils are also combined with citrus based oils to uplift the mood and social confidence (an interesting practice found in aroma-psychotherapy). These are the same powerful tools that have been used in women to encourage pregnancy, and have even been used in place of prescription drugs such as Clomid for inducing fertility (you guys can make your own implications here). 

Now you’re probably wondering, “how do I use these essential oils and how much will it boost my libido?” 

Well the answer to that is not so simple, yet. You see, there is no clinically proven universal “dose of smell” that has been established to produce a certain increase in testosterone production. Aromatherapy is a circumstantial practice, where the effectiveness is influenced by many factors. For instance, the effectiveness of essential oils has a lot to do with the quality of the oil. Unfortunately, a lot of the oils on the market are low grade oils contaminated with harsh solvents that may cause adverse side-effects upon over exposure. Even if you find quality oils, overexposure is still a common problem that will easily cause dizziness and/or nausea. 

For application, essential oils are either directly inhaled or diluted and messaged into the body as an oil or lotion (such as with Sustain Alpha). If you decide to experiment on your own with volatile oils, it’s important to take precaution by limiting the amount of exposure to these oils. For example, take a brief whiff of an oil and wait about 20 minutes before trying another. This way you can put each oil through the test, and narrow down a specific oil and/or combination that contributes to a desired effect. If applying the oils to the skin, remember to dilute them prior to application with a carrier such as almond oil or olive oil (5-10 drops per 1 oz of oil).

In very simple Language….Oils Are Simply powerful aromatic medium to empower your Sexuality.

Aromatherapy oils are a sensual way to fire up the libido. The molecules of oils are so small that they can mingle in the bloodstream rapidly and are carried to all parts of the body. Natural scents present in aroma oils bear a key importance when it comes to sexual attraction. Some scents are overpoweringly arousing aphrodisiacs for women while other are good enough to bewitch even the most sober of men. You just need to try to believe in the power of the “secret” bedroom helpers that these oils are.

Among the many aromatic oils that have been reputed to have aphrodisiac qualities are the sweet flavors of cinnamon, bergamot, cedarwood, chocolate, vanilla, lavender, roses and patchouli.

Ylang Ylang

Sexual prowess : Considered as one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, ylang ylang increases libido and attraction between lovers. It energises you, intensifies eroticism and is good for sexual experimentation.

Wanna try? Just place a cotton bud dipped in ylang ylang near your bed and witness its magic! (Yes, just one drop of ylan ylang is enough!)

Caution: Do not use too much of it, for it takes you into a state of euphoria and can cause headache and nausea.

Rose otto

Sexual prowess : The oil works best for females, especially when it comes to balancing the hormones. It has a tonic effect on the reproductive organs, and can work best to boost sexuality.

Wanna try? Go ahead, pamper her. Give her a soothing love massage…

Jasmine

Sexual prowess: Jasmine lifts the mood and adds into the energy levels. Traditionally, it is used to combat frigidity, impotence and premature ejaculation, thanks to its powerful erogenous effect.

Have fun and remember, nothing kills a bird like a stone. 

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