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Aromatherapy has a long history; as a matter of fact it has a history that is 2700 years old. The literal definition of aromatherapy is aroma or fragrance and therapy or treatment. In other words, aromatherapy means fragrance treatment.
The Chinese, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used this treatment. The Egyptians believed that smells could raise one to a higher power or tranquility. The ancient Chinese used herbs to show respect to the gods by burning aromatic wood and/or incense.
The Greeks used scents in oils. These oils were used both as a medicine and cosmetic. Aromatherapy took a turn when Asclepius, a physician, combined herbs and surgery around 1200 BC. He later became known in Greek mythology as the god of healing.