How does MONQ work?
Plants encode fragrance information in the form of terpenes and other fragrant molecules.
Plants broadcast signals to their environment through terpenes and other secondary metabolites. These terpenes and metabolites contain sensory messages that can be captured in the form of essential oils.
The brain translates scent information into memories, ideas, emotions, and more.
Terpenes carry scent information to olfactory neurons in the nose and sinuses. Olfactory neurons transmit complex scent data to the olfactory bulb in the brain. This information is then directly transmitted to other areas of the brain that are responsible for perception, learning, and emotion.
Therapeutic Air® makes it simple and efficient to explore the natural process of scent-evoked memory and emotion.
MONQ provides specifically designed essential oil blends that deliver the same terpene messages plants communicate in their natural environments. We call it Therapeutic Air®, and it is currently available in ten blends.
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