Stress Cardiomyopathy - Broken Heart Syndrome

Aromatherapy for a Broken Heart

A bunch of red tissue paper broken hearts
Broken Heart Syndrome. Larry Washburn / Getty Images

The heart is a very fragile and strong organ. It is the center of our being and a very vulnerable focal point. The heart plays a role in every function of the body. It can be "hurt," "lost" and left in San Francisco. It can also "skip a beat" or be attacked by a stroke. Our heart is our life force and in Chinese medicine it is the fire element. Yet it can "fail" us, as in heart failure. The heart has rhythm and can block, just not in a football game. Sometime, our heart talks to us with sounds and murmurs. There are some people who listen to their hearts speak to them while others have not listened and may have taken a path of least resistance. There is time, however, that we all listen when our heart speaks to us. That time is when there is what is called a broken heart.

When the Heart is Broken

Emotional Connection to Broken Physical Heart Organ

Brokent Heart Syndrome

Aromatherapy

Lavender Essential Oil

The benefits of essential oils are numerous. However, care must be taken in using them. Aromatherapy is very technical. One oil can cancel out the effects of another oil. Some oils are toxic and what may benefit one person may have no effect on another person. One fragrance may be pleasant to one person and offensive to another. Determine which oil is best for you. Our behavior is affected by the aromatic scent. They also help the body regulate itself and come into balance. Therefore the stressors and feelings produced by a broken heart are relieved with the consistent use of aromatherapy.