Perspectives on the use of aromatherapy from clinicians attending an integrative medicine continuing education event
The use of essential oils is growing in the United States, but clinician attitudes, experience, and beliefs regarding their use have not previously been studied.
CONCLUSION: Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil and orange essential oil might reduce fatigue in hemodialysis patients. PMID: 31383445 [PubMed - in process]
The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effects of aromatherapy on sleep improvements. METHODS: A search of randomized controlled trials was conducted in four English and two Chinese medical electronic databases. Two authors independently performed the search, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted data. Then, final studies were selected after consensus with the third author. RESULTS: In total, 31 trials met the inclusion criteria, of which four had low risk, while the overall bias in 26 was uncertain in terms of methodological quality. The heter...
CONCLUSIONS: People with advanced cancer experience benefits from aromatherapy, reflexology and massage including enhanced well-being, respite, and escapism from their disease. Complementary therapy interventions should be developed in consultation with the target population to ensure they are delivered and evaluated, where feasible, as they wish. PMID: 31060455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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]
CONCLUSION: Massage and aromatherapy massage can improve the sleep quality in cardiac patients. PMID: 31003666 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Various studies indicate the negative effects of menopausal symptoms and complications on the quality of life (QOL) of women. The tendency to use different methods of complementary medicine to control menopausal symptoms is increasing. In addition, lavender essential oil has been shown to have positive effects on some symptoms associated with menopause. Thus, the present study was conducted with the aim to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy on the QOL of postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, controlled, clinical trial was conducted on 62 postmenopausal wome...
CONCLUSION: Our results revealed that inhalation aromatherapy with rose essential oil could not significantly reduce anxiety in CABG patients. Future research with larger sample sizes and using different concentrations of rose essential oil are needed to achieve more definitive conclusions. PMID: 30712728 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Certain naturopathic treatments and complementary medical methods may be useful in postoperative care and deserve more intensive study. In the publications consulted for this review, no serious side effects were reported. PMID: 30678751 [PubMed - in process]
DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...