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Someone told me that aromatherapy can relieve stress. Can a candle replace the oils and stuff that are used in aromatherapy?

Someone told me that aromatherapy can relieve stress. Can a candle replace the oils and stuff that are used in aromatherapy?

May not be as: fully effective. Aromatherapy essential oils are absorbed by the body via both inhalation and absorption through the skin. ...Read more

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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Have you ever ED aromatherapy?

Have you ever ED aromatherapy?

you mean ever had?: Yes. Aromatherapy has many medical benefits. Essential oils have a variety of effects- they can be relaxing or stimulating, reduce pain & muscle spasms, treat migraine headaches & insomnia, improve digestion, ease nausea, improve immune function etc. One of their greatest effects is reducing stress & that alone can help most any condition! see http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/releases/50591.Php. ...Read more

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What should I need for aromatherapy?

What should I need for aromatherapy?

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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Have you ever prescribed aromatherapy?

Have you ever prescribed aromatherapy?

Yes: Yes. Aromatherapy has many medical benefits. Essential oils have a variety of effects- they can be relaxing or stimulating, reduce pain & muscle spasms, treat migraine headaches & insomnia, improve digestion, ease nausea, improve immune function etc. One of their greatest effects is reducing stress & that alone can help most any condition! see http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/releases/50591.Php. ...Read more

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Are aromatherapy oils effective?

For some things, yes: It depends on what you're wanting to use them for, and the product that you use. The essential or aromatic oils are usually mixed with a carrier oil (like evening primrose or almond oil) or diluted before being massaged into the skin, sprayed into the air, or gently inhaled. There may be effects on mood and nervous system. One study: http://tinyurl.Com/p46chnp. ...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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Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...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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Is there any formal certification for aromatherapy?

Is there any formal certification for aromatherapy?

No: This is an interesting question! in the U.S., there is currently no formal certification for aromatherapy. Every state has its own requirements for healthcare practitioners. To check requirements, go to the website for your state medical board. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits, if any, of aromatherapy?

What are the health benefits, if any, of aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/aromatherapy/faq-20058566

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more