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5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character
Playing Thatcher? Dab on Bluebell. Got a part in Hairspray? Reach for the Madame Rochas. We lift the lid on how actors use smells – from the finest fragrances to cheap tinned mackerel – to nail a roleBefore I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barberSweeney Todd to his mum ’s favourite Madame Rochas forHairspray’s Edna Turnblad.Ball ’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Jays Tags: Theatre Stage Culture Fragrance Fashion Life and style Dance Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson Anne-Marie Duff Nikki Amuka-Bird Health, mind and body Books Psychology Science Oscar Wilde Source Type: news

Can lavender aromatherapy reduce anxiety in surgery patients?
(Wiley) Lavender aromatherapy reduced preoperative anxiety in a study of ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massage has no observable effect on distress in children with burns: a randomized, observer-blinded trial - van Dijk M, O'Flaherty LA, Hoedemaker T, van Rosmalen J, Rode H.
IMPORTANCE: In a previous observational study we found that massage therapy reduced anxiety and stress in pediatric burn patients. We aimed to test this effect in a randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether (1) aromatherapy massa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Why aromatherapy is showing up in hospital surgical units
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Five Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Cancer Risk
[Guardian] Throughout this month of October, there have been various campaigns and events targeted at Breast Cancer Awareness as it is done annually at this time of the year. These events and campaigns aim to educate people on preventive measures they can take in order to decrease their chances of getting cancer. In addition to this, there have also been a lot of conflicting information on this matter as well, and these remedies and alternative treatments such as aromatherapy or use of certain herbs as treatments to (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aromatherapy: Is it worthwhile?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Don't Take Stress to Bed
-- Stress can worsen sleep, and lack of sleep can worsen stress. These can lead to dental health issues, heart problems and depression, so keep stress at bay before bed. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Use aromatherapy to help you relax.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can aromatherapy calm competition horses?
Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant’s Jet Lag Survival Guide
The summer I turned 19, having dropped out of college amid some personal upheaval, I decided to apply to be a flight attendant. I wanted to get out into the world, meet interesting people, and gaze at the ocean from the other side.  I quickly realized being a flight attendant is a very difficult and physically taxing job. I started working at JMC Airlines, a now-shuttered short-haul carrier. In a regular shift, I would travel through 2 to 3 time zones and experience two takeoffs and two landings, traveling from my home in the U.K. to European destinations as varied as Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Salzb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant’s Jet Lag Survival Guide
The summer I turned 19, having dropped out of college amid some personal upheaval, I decided to apply to be a flight attendant. I wanted to get out into the world, meet interesting people, and gaze at the ocean from the other side.  I quickly realized being a flight attendant is a very difficult and physically taxing job. I started working at JMC Airlines, a now-shuttered short-haul carrier. In a regular shift, I would travel through 2 to 3 time zones and experience two takeoffs and two landings, traveling from my home in the U.K. to European destinations as varied as Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Salzb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine essential oils for diabetes
In this article, learn about essential oils and how they may be added to a diabetes care plan. Also learn about aromatherapy and diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Public Health: Late G.O.P. Proposal Could Mean Plans That Cover Aromatherapy but Not Chemotherapy
A problem with stripping away minimum benefit rules is that the whole idea of “ health insurance ” starts to become murky. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Mental Health and Disorders Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

A Quick and Easy Way to Use Mindfulness for Anxiety
I admit, I like to have a plan. Knowing what's going to happen next helps me feel like I'm in control of my life. Of course, this doesn't always work out. Plans change, fall through, or simply aren't possible much of the time--and that's when anxiety can rock my world. Having a mindfulness practice is really helping me these days. Mindfulness simply brings attention to the present moment without judgement, creating a micro-suspension in time where plans are irrelevant because all that exists is the here and now. When I'm truly in the moment, my anxiety fades away. The challenge is finding a way to get there amidst the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Things You Can do to Improve Your Health & Wellbeing in 2017
With the new year just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what your resolutions will be. Health and wellbeing are two of the top items that graze the lists of people trying to make big changes in their lives once the new year hits. In fact, health and wellbeing are vital to a great life and something that everyone should try and improve. If you are ready to make some changes in 2017 to improve the quality of your life through wellbeing and health, here are some of the top things you can do. Pimp Your Bed Health and wellbeing start with your sleep. With so much of our time spent with eyes closed, takin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show that thes...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Emergency Department Workers Face High Stress, Burnout
(Reuters Health) – - Emergency department workers face high job stress, but there is little effort to relieve their suffering, researchers say. A review of past research on doctors, nurses and other staff in emergency departments (ED) found plenty of sources of stress, but only a handful of studies on interventions to offset the constant strain. “Emergency department staff experience high volumes of work, and have to make quick decisions under pressure which carry a significant burden of responsibility,” said lead author Subhashis Basu of the University of Sheffield in England. “Excessive stress may...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat skin infections naturally with powerful essential oils
(NaturalNews) Essential oils are mostly used in aromatherapy for their wonderful and healing scent, however, they actually have much more to offer. For centuries, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine have used essential oils to successfully treat a broad range of conditions, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Beginner's Guide To Really Loving Yourself
"Take care of yourself"--What does this really mean? Throughout the busiest days and most challenging moments of my life, I always took good care of myself--on the outside. I exercised regularly, got a decent amount of sleep, ate a healthy diet, never smoked, never turned to alcohol. I did not have any vices at all, and my body was healthy. But no matter how many salads I ate and how many aromatherapy massages I got, I was still stressed out, resentful, worried, and quietly angry. Only recently did I discover what it really means to "take care of yourself." It's been a long journey, and here are a few...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Tourism - A Growing Retail Heath Strategy
The Cleveland Clinic just announced plans to develop a hospital near Buckingham Palace in London. Cruise ship spas are now staffed by medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. The United States once had the world's market share of in-bound patients seeking healthcare from "the best healthcare system in the world." Now that the U.S. is well-acknowledged to be the most expensive healthcare system in the world, medical tourism is both in-bound and, increasingly, out-bound, with at least 1.4 million Americans seeking healthcare abroad in 2016, according to Visa. Visa estimated that the U.S. out-bound healthcare m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
  Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

6 Yoga Experts Reveal Their Go-To Essential Oils
By: Shira Atkins We asked some of our favorite yoga teachers to share their secret formulas for staying calm and centered. Maybe you've been to yoga class and your nose perks up wistfully when your teacher walks by. Or perhaps you've gotten a massage, and noticed how certain scents make you feel invigorated, while others calm you down. The age-old practice of aromatherapy that we're referring to is powerful, and somewhat mystical, even for the non-believer. Our sense of smell is not only functional, but also intuitive: it's saturated with wisdom about the world around as well as our internal universe. Yogis are sensual ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress and Diabetes: Cause, Prevention, Natural Treatment
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, mainstream medicine treats you as if you have an incurable disease. It’s like they’re saying, “Now you’re a diabetic… that’s who you are… and that’s who you’ll always be.” diabetes mellitus This approach is dead-wrong. How does diabetes develop? Adult diabetes is not something wrong with you. It’s not that you were born cursed to develop it. It develops because of lifestyle choices and environmental factors. And it CAN be reversed. And here’s something you probably don’t know: Mainstream medicine&rs...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

1-2-3 Mindfulness For Kids!
The mind of a child abstains from the clutter and details of life, work and other responsibilities that adults normally experience. For these reasons, typically, kids have an easier time being in the present moment, while adults find themselves wanting to relearn the awareness they once had. Hence, with the constant practice of the following 10 exercises, both parent and child will be able to experience a greater sense of present awareness, grounding and contentment: 1. Visit a Park and Just Be: Allow your child to run, walk, talk, be silent or whatever your child desires to do - while you, the parent, acts as the observe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIGH-ly Recommended: 11 Cannabis Products That Are Totally Legal
New York -- We didn't find Mary Jane, but we did find CBD.  Leaders of the legalized marijuana and hemp industries flocked to New York City's Jacob Javitz Center this week for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and the mood there was clearly upbeat. The prevailing thought: Countrywide legalization is coming. The only question is how fast. Leaders believe the U.S. market will be a $35 billion behemoth by 2020, stretching from high-end lifestyle products and pharmaceuticals to just about everything else. This is "the definitive business event for the cannabis industry" and it's no joke. It's...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NH Hospitals Struggle To Treat Opioid-Addicted Babies
BOSTON (CBS) – New Hampshire public officials call it an epidemic. Not the opioid addiction, but the number of babies born into it. So far this year, 120 babies were reported born after having been exposed to drugs in the womb. The total in 2015 was 504, up 27 percent from 2014, when there were 367. “I don’t remember my pregnancy like most people do, because I was using the entire time,” explained Abi Lizotte, a recovered addict who gave birth to a baby boy in the throes of her addiction last year. “He was very shaky, tense,” she says. “They ended up dosing him on morphine.”...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Christina Hager Concord Hospital opioid crisis Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: How to Tame Your Salt Habit
Sodium: How to tame your salt habit Type 2 diabetes: Self-management Aromatherapy: Is it worthwhile? Cognitive behavioral therapy Do your sunglasses get the job done? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FEMAIL selects the best products to help you get the perfect night's rest 
Today is World Sleep Day! In honor of the occasion, FEMAIL rounds up six oils, mists and aromatherapy treatments that contain ingredients known to promote relaxation and quality shut-eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What Insomnia Feels Like
I can't sleep. OK, that's not quite true - I can fall asleep, sure. The problem is that I can't stay that way. I'm writing this and it's 3:00 a.m., which isn't out of the ordinary for me. (There's your problem! I can hear some of you saying.) Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years. By now, friends and family are used to getting replies to their texts at really strange hours. At first, no one was too concerned. I'm a college student - I was probably stressed about all the work I h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Follow the poodle? Alternatives to prescription sleep medications
A contemporary author once wrote, “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 a.m. knows all my secrets.” If you haven’t been sleeping well for a while, this quote might feel like your new reality. You might even find yourself tempted by the happy poodles and free-floating butterflies on TV imploring you to ask your doctor about their new drugs for insomnia. But, before answering their siren call, you pause. You notice the side effects are rattled off rapidly and are difficult to understand. You are worried about being “hooked” on them forever. You ask yourself, is there another way to ge...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stuart Quan, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Sleep Source Type: news

MRI waiting room amenities improve patient satisfaction
MRI centers that provide a comfortable waiting environment with a variety of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aromatherapy, breathing methods may ease MRI anxiety Tweets reveal patient opinions of MRI scans Mandatory child life counseling calms kids before MRI scans Superheroes help kids triumph over fears of MRI scans Positive feedback, self-hypnosis can reduce uncompleted MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pesticides, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be spread by raindrop aerosols
(NaturalNews) Rain storms naturally produce aromatherapy and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding out how. Using high speed, slow motion cameras, the researchers' documented how raindrops hit a surface of the Earth and create aerosols that can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Essential Oils and Children with Autism
Historically, essential oils have been used medicinally throughout the world for everything from skin care to cancer treatments. In the modern era, such oils are more commonly used with massages and aromatherapy for their calming and soothing effects. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 11, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Aromatherapy Source Type: news

The beauty of aromatherapy and why it's been used for centuries
(NaturalNews) Defined as the "skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health," aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Luckily, it's finally gaining popularity in western culture. Hundreds of essential oils exist, meaning there's a lot to learn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aromatherapy, breathing methods may ease MRI anxiety
What is the best way to help patients relieve their anxiety and claustrophobia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tweets reveal patient opinions of MRI scans Mandatory child life counseling calms kids before MRI scans Superheroes help kids triumph over fears of MRI scans Dormez-vous? Hypnosis can overcome MRI claustrophobia Positive feedback, self-hypnosis can reduce uncompleted MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alcohol Aromatherapy Shows Promise To Treat Nausea In The ER
An antidote for nausea is something we all could use in a pinch--a simple, nonprescription fix in your briefcase or purse that can ease that dreaded feeling. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Alcohol aromatherapy eases nausea in the ER
Nauseated patients in the emergency department who sniffed pads saturated with isopropyl alcohol were twice as likely to obtain relief from their symptoms as nauseated patients who sniffed pads saturated with saline solution, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol Aromatherapy Relieves Nausea in Short TermAlcohol Aromatherapy Relieves Nausea in Short Term
Although the mechanism and duration of effect are unclear, inhaling isopropyl alcohol from medication pads effectively treated nausea in an emergency department randomized controlled trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

The Best Hotels For Sleep In The U.S.
ImageContent(56200334e4b0c5a1ce62a451,5620019a1400002b003c85dc,Image,HectorAssetUrl(5620019a1400002b003c85dc,Some(crop_28_236_2072_980),Some(jpeg?cache=PtLdu7UIt0)),Cheryl Zibisky,) Sleep is essential to travel. Many of us embark on trips with visions of unplugging, detoxing from digital devices and really, truly relaxing for once -- and we crave lodgings that are able to help us do so.  A whole bevy of U.S. resort brands and individual hotels are placing a newly-invigorated focus on sleep, with options for those seeking luxury and those sticking to a budget. From specialty ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Ways to Get Your Best Sleep Ever
Restful sleep is the all-important magic pill we all need. After years of sleeplessness, I finally decided to try to figure this out. Here are the 9 most important tips I learned. Try Sleeping Naked: I don't know about you, but this did wonders for me. Sleeping naked helped me feel much more at ease and unrestrained in bed, and definitely contributed to better sleep. Keep the Devices Away: If possible, put your computers and gadgets in another room. Maybe it is psychological but the mere presence of these gadgets in my sleeping environment often stresses me out. Get an Eye Mask: I live in a rented apartment where the cu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Helps Shelter Animals Have Sweet Cat Naps And Doggie Dreams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can music tame the savage beast? Can it hush puppies and calm kitties? A veterinarian thinks so. Dr. Pamela Fisher has put music in over 1,100 animal shelters, saying that it calms dogs and cats, and even cuts down on barking. Fisher started the nonprofit Rescue Animal MP3 Project nearly four years ago by asking artists around the world to donate dog- and cat-friendly music. The result was MP3 players packed with 30 hours of classics, including music by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, nursery rhymes like "Three Blind Mice" and harps, pianos and violins mimicking ocean waves and gentle breez...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anxiety Tips Nobody Ever Tells You About
There is a lot of mental health advice on the Internet. I mean, a lot. So much. Which is so weird, because most of it is exactly the same. Exercise! Sleep! Practice your breathing! Take this magical fish oil! Think positive thoughts! You get what I mean. All of this stuff can be helpful. Except the fish oil -- that's just absolute bullshit. But part of why this advice is considered so widely helpful is because it is so generic. And that is a problem, especially for people with anxiety, who can become easily overwhelmed by trying to navigate such broad advice. As someone with anxiety, I have read just about every advice art...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype? Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype?
A look at the evidence for essential oils and aromatherapy. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Is Breathing Incense Smoke Bad for Health
The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 27, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Aromatherapy Source Type: news

Anyone for an al fresco lavender massage?
Once beloved of grannies, this ancient plant is now impeccably on trend. Olivia Parker reports on the latest - and most relaxing - ways to enjoy it (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: aromatherapy lavender essential oils summer Castle Farm Provence Olivia Parker Source Type: news

Why the Smells of Flowers Affect Us More Than We Think
By Pat Miller, florist on BloomNation and Owner of A Bed of Roses Florist in San Francisco, CA It turns out there's a reason why you love decorating your home and office with fresh flowers -- biophilia. According to prominent German psychologist Eric Fromm, biophilia is "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive." This natural tendency makes the exposure to plants and flowers on a regular basis more necessary than most would think. Unfortunately, our cemented-over way of daily living disconnects us from the natural world, both physically and emotionally. Recent studies at Harvard and Rutgers show tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news