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Doctor insights on: Aromatherapy Oils That Suppress Appetite

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Are aromatherapy oils effective?

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

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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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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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

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Which aromatherapy oils can be used for lymphedema?

None: There is no evidence that any aromatherapy oils have any medicinal properties. For lymphodema you need compression therapy. ...Read more

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What aromatherapy oils are good to be used for lymphedema?

None: Aromatherapy oils have no affect on lymphedema. Gentle massage of the affected limb can be of use, however. As was mentioned before, you should see a lymphedema therapist. ...Read more

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Are there any oils for aromatherapy that cause cancer?

Are there any oils for aromatherapy that cause cancer?

Yes: Both lavender oil and tea tree oil can stimulate growth of breast tissue in men and women. A study published in the new england journal of medicine (feb 1, 2007) showed that both oils have estrogen-like properties. In young boys, repeated skin exposure caused breast growth. In the lab, the oils increased growth of breast cancer cells. Use of these oils on the skin should be limited. ...Read more

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Which aromatherapy oils are good for itchy skin?

None: Most of the time itchy skin will become worse if you apply anything irritating to it like fragrance. Your best bet is unscented moisturizers. A much better choice for you might be an unscented oil like jojoba oil. ...Read more