Essential oils are naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds that are found in flowers, roots, bark , seeds and other parts of plants. Essential oils have long been part of a natural holistic health care program. They have a very strong effect on the brain and can help with depression and anxiety. They also can help the body heal in miraculous ways, from skin issues to pain. My focus in adding aromatherapy to my practice is both using it in aromatherapy massage and in Chinese medicine.