Most importantly, nothing I read gave me the confidence to be sure that aromatherapy was the right path for me, so despite the recommendations I didn't try the treatment.
I continued with my back problem. After a while the chronic pain became second nature and I learnt to live with it.
I lived with it until one day I was early for a meeting and found myself wandering around a mall, trying to kill some time. I wandered into a natural healing store and saw their collection of essential oils. I surprised myself when I recognized a lot of the types of oils and I surprised myself even more when I realized that I knew what conditions they were supposed to help with. Despite the amount of research I had done, this was the first time I had seen the actual oils.