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Essential Oils Fight MRSA

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Aeroscena® believes that essential oils are one of the safest and most effective agents available to treat a multitude of medical issues, including anxiety, ADHD and insomnia.  And while aromatherapy is by far the most common way to utilize essential oils, scientists are beginning to open up to the possibility of other effective applications for these highly-complex natural compounds. In fact, the University of California at Santa Cruz is conducting clinical trials utilizing 18 different essential oils to discover which may be effective against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus -- known to most as MRSA (MURR-sah). Says Scott Lokey, lead researcher, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSC and director of...

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Air Fresheners or Air Toxifiers?

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Artificially-scented aerosol sprays, solid plug-ins, candles and diffused fragrance oils -- air fresheners are undoubtedly popular, and that popularity continues to increase.  In fact, according to research from Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the market for air fresheners will likely reach $10.4 billion by the year 2020.  While this is great news for the consumer package goods companies (CPGs) that develop, manufacture and market the lion's share of these types of air fresheners, it's actually terrible news for the consumers of these products.  What most people fail to understand is the negative impact of using standard (artificially-scented) air fresheners in their homes and...

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Treating Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

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March marks the beginning of spring, and while many are thrilled that longer, sunnier days and milder temperatures are just around the corner, others are far less enthusiastic about the start of the new season. These are the individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies, an at-times debilitating set of inflammatory immune responses caused by exposure to different types of pollen -- tree and grass being two of the most common this time of year.  Symptoms of seasonal allergies run the gamut from sneezing and congestion, to fatigue and even skin reactions such as rashes or hives.  There is an increasing body of evidence that provides an interesting look into...

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NHIS Survey Outlines Children's Complementary Medicine Use

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A new report released today outlined children's use of complementary medicine.  The 2012 NHIS survey found that overall use of these heath approaches did not change significantly since the last survey in 2007. However, there were, in fact, increases in the use of certain treatments, in particular yoga, fish oil and melatonin.  Of particular interest to those of us at Aeroscena were the reasons why children chose to utilize complementary therapies: the number one reason was to alleviate pain. Aeroscena's forthcoming study, in concert with one of the leading research hospitals in the world, will investigate the effects of aromatherapy as a pediatric pain management tool....

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NIH Recommends Research into Non-Drug Pain Management

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Aeroscena believes strongly in and has been at the forefront of the development of non-drug treatments for chronic pain via the use of clinical aromatherapy since 2010. With promising new research into chronic pain management launching in the first quarter of 2015 at one of the top research hospitals in the world, Aeroscena looks forward to contributing further to this very important area of study now and well into the future.Proof of the trend toward non-drug pain management treatments can be seen in a recent report by a working group at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH -- a division of the National Institutes of Health [NIH]).  The...

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