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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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Do eyeshades with lavender and other scents help you sleep?

Do eyeshades with lavender and other scents help you sleep?

No.: The only benefit to eyeshades is darkness. I suppose there could be a psychologic or suggestive benefit but not a hypnotic one. ...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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Does listening to classical music enhance infants' intelligence?

Does listening to classical music enhance infants' intelligence?

No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read more

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What are some natural scent relaxers (aroma therapy homemade)?

What are some natural scent relaxers (aroma therapy homemade)?

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is a technique in which essential oils from plants are used with the intention of preventing or treating illness, reducing stress, or enhancing well-being. There are many scented products like potpourri, etc, but aroma therapy uses stronger concentrates directly from the plants. Common ones include lavender for sleep & relaxation, and lemon balm to reduce agitation in dementia. ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Can aromatherapy cause learning disabilities?

No: Whether aromoatherapies have any major benefits is a topic for someone else to discuss, but they certainly do not cause--or help--learning disabilities. There is no suggestion that they have any impact on brain structure or function, and learning disabilities definitely result from parts of the brain not functioning as we would like them to. ...Read more

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Can incense smell harm baby?

Can incense smell harm baby?

Air pollution: It is not so much the odor as the effect it has on the nasal passages & lungs. We know these odors increase the nasal congestion in infants which increases their work of breathing. We know that smoke increases the risk of crib death, although incense has not been studied separately. What is very clear is that it does not in any way improve the life of baby. ...Read more

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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

THERAPEUTIC BATH: Oatmeal bath are used for itchy, dry skin lesions. Lavander for relaxing bath and peppermint is for comfort of those achy muscles. ...Read more

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Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to aromatherapy?

Are there benefits to aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy: 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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Are drinks traditional such as Warm Ginger before bed may help from Nighttime Cough?

Are drinks traditional such as Warm Ginger before bed may help from Nighttime Cough?

Night time cough: You really need to know the cause of the cough before deciding on treatment. Night cough can be allergies, asthma, reflux, etc. A warm drink would help if you have a cold. Seek help if the could persist. ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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