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Clinical Aromatherapy, Cancer, and Quality of Life

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Or, how to simply and safely help cancer treatment patients feel better. In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 million individuals are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. The majority of those diagnosed will undergo some form of cancer treatment — often chemotherapy or radiation — both of which come with a variety of side effects that affect quality of life nearly as much as the disease itself. 650,000 of those diagnosed in the U.S. will receive chemotherapy, and most will experience at least some of its common side effects, including nausea and vomiting, poor sleep quality, fatigue, decreased...

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Can Aromatherapy Enhance Quality of Life in Elder Care Facilities?

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections report, the year 2030 will mark an important demographic turning point for the U.S.  At this time, all baby boomers will be older than 65 and every 1 in 5 Americans will be of retirement age. Realistically, many of those born in the first half of this generation — individuals in their late 70s and early 80s — will already reside in assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care facilities. Adding another level of complexity to the boomer dynamic is their relative wealth, when taken as a whole. As a generation, Boomers have...

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Aeroscena® Labs Opens Essential Oil Clinical Research and Development Assets to the Public

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Aeroscena®, the recognized leader in evidence-based clinical aromatherapy, is opening its essential oil research and development assets to the public.

The company is now able to offer a broad range of services ranging from purity and quality testing, to fMRI and full clinical trial support in cooperation with their multiple health care partners.

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Aromatherapy as a First-Line Pain Management Treatment in Clinical Settings

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Aromatherapy has been co-opted by many companies which have infused it with a “new-age” sensibility that, understandably, leaves medical professionals cold. The truth is that there are many studies that demonstrate aromatherapy’s efficacy as a first-line treatment for pain management in clinical settings, including post-surgical recovery units and maternity centers. A 2016 systemic review and meta-analysis of existing research into aromatherapy’s pain management effects (1) found there was a significant positive effect (compared to placebo or treatments as usual controls) in reducing pain reported on a visual analog scale. It was effective in treating several types of pain, but showed the...

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Veterinary Clinics Can Benefit from the Use of Clinical Aromatherapy

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When wild dogs, wolves, cats and horses are sick they seek out certain plants to eat in order to get well. However, as these animals became domesticated, they lost much of this instinct as their access to wild plants lessened. Clinical aromatherapy is one way in which to safely give animals access to some of the same healing compounds they used to find in the wild. One of the most useful essential oils we know of is lavender(1), especially as it pertains to stress management. Lavender oil has shown great promise in scientific studies on both animals and in humans...

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