Essential oils from the verbena family found to have anti-cancer properties

(Natural News) Essential oils have long been of interest to researchers, particularly their chemical composition. These oils are derived from aromatic plants and are often used for aromatherapy. The chemical compounds they contain are said to be their source’s essence; hence these plant components are considered to have powerful bioactivities that bring a lot of health...
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ConclusionThis second survey on CM use in France; is the first conducted in palliative care centers. Results show people with cancer in Lyon, France, have a very high prevalence of CM utilization.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Considering the various complications and costs in cancer patients, it seems that the aromatherapy can be used as a proper supplemental treatment to improve complications, although further studies are needed to determine the protocol and the standard dosage. PMID: 31779991 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has received its biggest single donation ever, and the $5 million gift will help build a Center for Integrative Oncology within the cancer center that ’s to open next year on the campus of the system’s flagship hospital in Edgewood. The Center for Integrative Oncology will be named for doTerra, a Utah company that sells aromatherapy and essential oils.  “When the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center opens next fall, it will include nearly an entir e floor of the building that…
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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]
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Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of inhaler aromatherapy on invasive pain, procedure adherence, vital signs, and saturation during port catheter insertion among patients diagnosed with cancer. The study was conducted in a nonrandomized controlled trial. Sixty patients including 30 patients in the intervention group and 30 patients in the control group, who were subjected with the same local anesthetic protocol, were included in the study. Aromatic mixture prepared by diluting orange, chamomile, and lavender oil in 70 mL distilled water was inhaled by the intervention group during the procedure. The data of th...
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Background Patients receiving oxaliplatin may experience peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue. Aromatherapy massage, a nonpharmacological method, may help to control these symptoms. Objective The aim of this open-label, parallel-group, quasi–randomized controlled pilot study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue in patients receiving oxaliplatin. Methods Stratified randomization was used to allocate 46 patients to 2 groups: intervention (n = 22) and control (n = 24). Between week 1 and week 6, participants in the intervention g...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Volume 33, Issue 4Author(s): Qian Liu, Xiaohong Ning, Lei Wang, Wei LiuAbstractAs one of the methods of palliative care, aromatherapy has been applied gradually in clinical nursing work in China in recent years. Through aromatherapy, terminal cancer patients can get not only relieves of physical symptoms, but also spiritual relaxation and peace, thus have improved quality of life at the end stage. In this paper, we report in detail about how aromatherapy was applied for symptom control in a cancer patient with unknown primary malignancy and multiple m...
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by Bob Arnold (@rabob)Winter suits me just fine since I do not like heat. I have a lot of sympathy for patients with chronic obstructive lung disease who do not have an air conditioner during the summer. I am told that there is nothing worse than sitting in hot, humid weather and not being able to breathe.As a palliative care physician, I love fans. When my patients are short of breath and opiates do not work (1,2) I send their families down to the local ACE hardware store to buy a hand-held fan. Therefore, I was excited tosee an article in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management on fan therapy being effective in treati...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: arnold dyspnea journal article JPSM Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender may be an effective technique to relieve pain related to needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter. Implications for Practice Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender oil may be useful in the management of procedural pain levels during needle procedure. However, further randomized controlled trials are needed to validate this study.
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