Essential oils are the essence of an entire plant or a just a single part. Very much like Chinese herbal medicine, essential oils have their own therapeutic properties, tastes, aromas, and qualities and they are made up of volatile chemicals that can be used as medicine by being inhaled, ingested, or absorbed into the skin. We use high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils to ensure the safety and efficacy for our clients. Like Chinese herbal medicine, essential oils can be used without acupuncture or other methods of practicing Chinese medicine. Please be aware that essential oils are made up of volatile oils and have powerful aromas. Some of these smells agree with us and others do not. Let your practitioner know of any concerns and/or allergic reactions to the oils.