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Can aromatherapy help curb your appetite?

Can aromatherapy help curb your appetite?

Usually not: It is not a strong appetite suppressant. It does help some people. Its worth trying but usually don't expect too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aromatherapy (Definition)

"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more


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How do you use a compress in aromatherapy?

Very carefully?: So the "aromatherapy" is able to be smelled. The compress itself does nothing more that an old fashioned cold or hot compress will achieve. New age therapy with no new age science! ...Read more

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In aromatherapy what is lily of the valley supposed to do for you?

Relieve depression: Supposedly gives a sense of well being, comfort, decrease depression, improve disposition etc. It is poisonous if ingested. See breaking bad season 4 last episode. ...Read more

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How to know what is aromatherapy and how does incense potpourri help?

How to know what is aromatherapy and how does incense potpourri help?

Aromatherapy: Is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils, & other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one's mind, moods, cognitive functions & health. Examples of such oils are tea tree which is claimed to have anti-microbial action. Another is lemon oil which enhances mood, lavender as antiseptic, & sage oil to boost memory. ...Read more

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How can the aromatherapy for sleep work?

Sense of smell: Is in the brain, not the nose. The nose sends a signal that when the aroma is carefully chosen, soothes the brain. ...Read more

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How does a road warrior benefit from aromatherapy?

Depends on the: needs of the road warrior. Aromatherapy can be used to help with sleep, headaches, stress relief, nausea, Cognitive performance, mood (depression), increased alertness, pain reduction, digestion, circulation & healing. ...Read more

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How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

Minimal: Although psychological issues may complicate wound healing and aromatherapy may have therapeutic benefits, the actual use of this in organized wound care is unusual. Many different aromatherapy compounds are used for a variety of conditions, but none that i know are specific for wound healing. ...Read more

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Is aromatherapy a proven way to overcome stress?

Yes - For Some: Many different strategies can be helpful for stress, and for some people various aromas produce relaxation. ...Read more

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What should a holistic therapist who does aromatherapy, etc. Wear?

What should a holistic therapist who does aromatherapy, etc. Wear?

Regular clothing: Most aromatherapists that i know, wear regular clothing acceptable to clients. There is no uniform or required "look." though aromatherapy isn't a licensed or regulated profession, there are many educational programs plus a professional organization. For this, see: http://www.Naha.Org/index.Html many practitioners take training, then add aromatherapy to their existing training & credentials. ...Read more

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What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

General relaxation: Aroma therapy will only help if it contributes to relaxation. Biofeedback can be an excellent way to learn relaxation heat may exert its effect via relaxation if inability to relax is a problem see a good clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more