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Re: [RC] Aroma Therapy (was:Suitability to become an endurance horse (was: ... - DESERTRYDR1

Odors contain molecules that bind to the sensitive sites in the receptive 
tissues (nose) and so a signal is transmitted to the brain.  I think they work 
somewhat the same way as any other stimulus, (causing release of 
neurotransmitters) including acupuncture, massage, or chiro, therefore, they 
would be 
classified the same way under rule 13A:"

The use of additional therapies during competition
shall be prohibited. This shall include any invasive
procedures, (e.g.: acupuncture), manipulative procedures,
(e.g.: osseous manipulative procedures), the use of any
devices to manipulate or stimulate accupressure or response
points, (e.g.: Bioscans, laser lights, magnetic stimulation
devices etc)...."

The following site is Neurotransmitters for Kids, a very simple site that 
discusses how they work.  I found it helpful in visualizing how odors can cause 
calming sensation, ie a chemical change in the body.  


I know one of my new mentors, Heidi, will correct me if I'm wrong.  jeri


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