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Aromatherapy

What are the health benefits of lavender?

Posted September 11, 2013

Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help wash and purify the skin. In fact, the word lavender originally stems from from the Latin word lavare which means “to wash”. However, there are also many medicinal properties associated with lavender.

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Potential non-drug treatments for postoperative nausea: Aromatherapy and IV dextrose

Posted August 26, 2013

Two simple, non-drug treatments – aromatherapy and intravenous administration of a simple sugar solution – may offer effective new approaches to relieving nausea and vomiting after surgery, report a pair of studies in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Bring in the Tea Tree Oil: The Antifungal and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Posted August 3, 2013

When it comes to the world of aromatherapy, tea tree oil is often an essence preferred, as it is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. A light massage, calming an area newly waxed by an aesthetician, wafting aroma within the home; tea tree oil is used in these situations, and much more.

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A randomised controlled trial of the use of aromatherapy and hand massage to reduce disruptive behaviour in people with dementia

Posted July 10, 2013

Aromatherapy and hand massage therapies have been reported to have some benefit for people with dementia who display behavioural symptoms; however there are a number of limitations of reported studies. The aim is to investigate the effect of aromatherapy (3% lavender oil spray) with and without hand massage on disruptive behaviour in people with dementia living in long-term care.

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Aromatherapy for the Respiratory System

Posted May 6, 2013

Afflictions of the respiratory system include irritation and infection of the ears, nose and throat. Respiratory problems also may involve congestion, which can be decreased by inhaling rosemary (especially the verbenone type), hyssop (use var. decumbens only), tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender or peppermint. Cypress helps dry up a persistent runny nose, and peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus reduce sinus infection. Anise and cypress help reduce coughing.

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The effect of aromatherapy massage on the psychological symptoms of postmenopausal Iranian women

Posted April 28, 2013

A randomized clinical trial was conducted to determine the effect of aromatherapy massage on psychological symptoms during menopause.

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8 Aromatherapy Scents and What They Can Do for You

Posted February 27, 2013

Aromatherapy suggests that you can extract volatile compounds from plants (known as aromatic compounds) and deliver them to the body via vapor or a topical solution. for the purpose of altering mood, cognitive function or health.

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Smell of Freshly Cut Grass can Reduce Aggression

Posted February 5, 2013

The scent of newly chopped grass can alter gene expression in the brain and calm you down, says neuroscientist. Dr Judith Reinhard’s team at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland is working to uncover the molecular mechanisms behind the phenomenon of aromatherapy, which has long been used to calm the nerves and sharpen the mind, the Telegraph reported.

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Natural Remedies: Aromatheraphy, Yoga, Acupunture and More

Posted January 24, 2013

Alternative medicine has become more popular recently with people who are looking to play a more active role in maintaining good health. Gone are the days where an apple a day was the only way to stay healthy. Those who have started to enjoy the benefits of holistic medical care will tell you that there is much to be said for preventative care that keeps the mind, body and spirit in excellent condition.

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Aromatherapy Benefits and the Science Behind It

Posted December 31, 2012

Have you ever smelled something that has brought back a powerful memory? Perhaps the scent of cinnamon has aroused memories of your grandmother baking apple pie for the holidays. Maybe the scent of a certain flower reminded you of a special romantic evening. That is the essence of aromatherapy.

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