Essential oils offer a natural, side effect-free way to address anxiety

(Natural News) The connection between the brain and a person’s sense of smell is very powerful. This is why certain scents can bring back emotions and memories that are tucked away in the brain. Aromatherapy takes advantage of this strong connection by using the smell of essential oils to stimulate healing. One of the diseases that can...
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Publication date: June 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy -- the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants -- is limited. However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including: Relief from anxiety and depression.Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions. Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may [...]
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CONCLUSION: There are therapeutic effects in use of aromatherapy during the post-partum period. Aromatherapy, however, should be used with caution as safety concerns have not been conclusively demonstrated. PMID: 31003672 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Conclusions: Balancing comfort and patient safety following acute musculoskeletal injury is possible when utilizing a true multimodal approach including cognitive, physical, and pharmaceutical strategies. In this guideline, we attempt to provide practical, evidence-based guidance for clinicians in both the operative and non-operative settings to address acute pain from musculoskeletal injury. We also organized and graded the evidence to both support recommendations and identify gap areas for future research.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Leila Daneshpajooh, Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Hamid HaghaniAbstractBackgroundBurn injuries are often accompanied by painful and distressing consequences, which can lead to long-term psychological issues. The most common form of anxiety in burn patients is pain anxiety. It is described as the feeling of fear and pain prediction caused by painful procedures.AimTo compare the effects of inhalation aromatherapy using damask rose aroma and the Benson relaxation technique on pain anxiety in burn patients.MethodsThis randomized clinical trial was conducted on ...
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Conclusion: Compared with common massage alone, aromatherapy massage does not provide significant effectiveness of anxiety improvement among patients receiving palliative care.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Dalinda Isabel Sánchez-Vidaña, Kevin Kai-Ting Po, Timothy Kai-Hang Fung, Jason Ka-Wing Chow, Way Kwok-Wai Lau, Pui-Kin So, Benson Wui-Man Lau, Hector Wing-Hong TsangAbstractDepression is a major health issue that causes severe societal economic and health burden. Aromatherapy, a practice that uses essential oils for preventive and therapeutic purposes, represents a promising therapeutic alternative for the alleviation of depressive symptoms. Lavender essential oil (LEO) has been the focus of clinical studies due to its p...
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Nursing programs are stressful learning environments, and students are expected to maintain high academic performance to successfully graduate. Cognitive test anxiety has been minimally studied among nursing students, including how to successfully manage. The Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS) was administered to 31 students before and after a high-stakes nursing examination. The intervention was inhaled lemon essential oil delivered via a personal nasal device. Neither the control nor the experimental group demonstrated a statistically significant change in the CTAS score from pretest to posttest (P = .19). More quantita...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms. Even as a career therapist with decades of experience treating people with stand-alone anxiety, ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Aromatherapy Breathing Exercise PTSD trigger Relaxation Self Care Source Type: blogs
Some research has suggested that aromatherapy with essential oils may help promote relaxation and relieve anxiety. Learn about the best essential oils for anxiety, as well as how to use them, here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news
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