Essential Oils and Aroma Point Therapy

A Gentle Alternative to Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an incredible healing modality, but not everyone (especially children) is comfortable with the idea of acupuncture needles. Aroma Point Therapy offers an alternative to traditional acupuncture by applying essential oils to the skin instead of acupuncture needles. Aroma Point Therapy can also be added to a traditional acupuncture session to enhance the healing process.


Not comfortable with the idea of acupuncture?

Want to enhance your traditional acupuncture session?

Wishing you could learn a self-care strategy to use at home?

Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

When essential oils are applied to specific acupuncture points, they can have profound healing effects on the body, mind, and spirit.

The oils complement the energy of the acupuncture points in a beautiful way. For example, the fresh, pungent smell of Rosemary is stimulating when applied to an energy boosting point, while soothing Lavender has a lovely calming effect when applied to a relaxing point.

There are several ways that Aroma Point Therapy stimulates the healing process. First, the oils are naturally absorbed at the local point on the skin, stimulating acupuncture points that are known to have specific effects on the body. Second, the aroma of the essential oils stimulates the olfactory nerve through the nose, having a direct and targeted effect on the central nervous system. Finally, in careful dilution, essential oils in liniments applied over a body area can affect that area directly.

Aroma Point Therapy Options at Guiding Spirit

At Guiding Spirit Acupuncture, Aroma Point Therapy can be a stand-alone treatment session, integrated into a regular acupuncture session, or used as a self-care treatment at home.

Stand-Alone Aroma Point Therapy

Aroma Point Therapy can be a gentle way to gain the benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles. This is ideal for some children or other people who don’t feel comfortable with acupuncture.

Integrated Aroma Point Therapy with Acupuncture

Aroma Point Therapy can be added to a traditional acupuncture to enhance the treatment benefits. The energy of the oils works synergistically with the energy of the needles to stimulate a powerful healing response.

Essential Oils for Self-Care at Home

Essential oils are easy to use at home. Susan can educate you on how to use them safely and in the most effective ways possible. You can also purchase high-quality essential oils from Guiding Spirit Acupuncture.

Frequently Asked Questions about Aroma Point Therapy and Essential Oils

What is an Aroma Point Therapy session like?

An Aroma Point therapy session is structured much like an acupuncture treatment. Following the intake or update, you’ll lie on a comfortable table while Susan applies a sequence of oils on a series of points. You’ll then be able to rest and relax on the table for about 20 minutes while you integrate the treatment. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and energized.

Aroma Point therapy may also be integrated into a regular acupuncture session for a small fee. Many patients find that the addition of essential oils to an acupuncture treatment enhances both their experience and results.

What can I expect over time?

Aroma Point therapy is a very flexible modality. It can be employed in a series of more frequent sessions to address a particular concern, with sessions spaced out over time. Or it can be used as a wonderful oasis in times of increased stress.

What does Aroma Point Therapy Cost?

Aroma Point therapy is not covered by insurance. An Aroma Point therapy intake is $160, while follow-up sessions are $95.  A modified Aroma Point therapy treatment may also be added to your acupuncture session for a small additional fee of $25.

What type of visit should I book for my first appointment?

If there is any chance you want to use insurance for your acupuncture treatments and then add Aroma Point Therapy, it’s best to schedule an initial Acupuncture Intake for your first visit.

If you know that you specifically want Aroma Point Therapy and plan to pay without insurance, you can schedule an initial Aroma Point Intake.

Don’t worry about choosing the right initial intake. We can be flexible once you come in for your first visit.

It’s Easy to Get Started

The first step is to book an appointment. Use our convenient online scheduler or call us at (301) 962-6335.

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