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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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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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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 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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Is zesta tea a green Tea?

Brand Name: Zesta is a Brand name for many teas...read the label! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is tea in snapple beneficial tea?

Possibly: Tea does have health benefits sometimes. It would depend on what you want to benefit and how the product was processed. I don't think there is any data on this. ...Read more

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Is homemade lipton sweet tea bad for you?

Is homemade lipton sweet tea bad for you?

Depends: It depends on how much sugar it's made with. Having a little sugar with your tea is not a big deal; having a little tea with your sugar is a problem. I suggest patients skip the sugar & use an artificial sweetener if needed. ...Read more

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Is "herbal tea" a green tea?

No: Green tea is tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. Herbal tea is derived from herbs. ...Read more

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Can iced green tea have same health benefits as hot green tea?

Can iced green tea have same health benefits as hot green tea?

Tepid or warm: Better if room temp or warm. Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. ...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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Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Tea stains teeth: Almost all tea stains teeth, they contain tannin which is responsible for much of the staining. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Does arizona green tea ginseng with honey help lose weight?

Does arizona green tea ginseng with honey help lose weight?

Green Tea & Obesity: Nope. Absolutely not. In fact in what you describe you have two obvious problems. Caffeine will never lead your body to lose weight. And, honey is sugar. Sugar leads to increasing weight and never to weight loss. The current fad for 'green tea' extract is just one in a long line of fraud. It is designed to take your money for the 'hope' that you do not need to do the work it takes to lose. ...Read more

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Does homemade cold tea offer the same health benefits as homemade hot tea?

Tea hot or cold?: interesting question that i am certain has not been well studied. In the US cold tea is made by cooling hot tea and I would think benefits, if any, would be the same. ...Read more

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Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

It depends: There are many people allergic to whole milk but there are also many people allergic to almonds if you are having the pains you mention you could have food allergies and would benefit from igg food allergy testing and adjustment. Food allergy is a serious problem with pain. 95% of people are allergic to some food and diary and eggs wheat and yeast are big issues. ...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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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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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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What is the benefits of 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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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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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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Does aromatherapy do anything good for you?

Does aromatherapy do anything good for you?

Yes - many positive: impacts. Here is one example: Aromatherapy is believed to impact sleep through relaxation & sedative effects. Lavender Essential oil is reported to ^ depth of sleep & Chamomile essential oil has also been shown to be beneficial. ...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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How do I know exactly what is 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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Are there medicinal effects for aromatherapy?

Are there medicinal effects for aromatherapy?

Yes, many benefits: 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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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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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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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?

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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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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When you get older can you not smell the aromatherapy as well?

When you get older can you not smell the aromatherapy as well?

Yes: The sense of smell generally declines with age, but this is variable. More importantly, aromatherapy is a benign and potentially beneficial therapy. ...Read more

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