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Can aroma therapy and essential oils be used past the expiration date?

Can aroma therapy and essential oils be used past the expiration date?

Yes: Expiration dates on medicines, vitamins and herbs are often unreliable; while some drugs may go bad after a certain period, an essential oil is likely to remain beneficial for quite awhile after the expiration date. There is a chance it may become somewhat less potent over time but it is unlikely to be harmful in any way, especially if it is a pure essential oil. If it still smells good try it! ...Read more

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Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

SIMPLE: You found something that induces levels of mental and pphysical relaxation that triggers the right environment to help you have a restful sleep!
i'm jealous... ...Read more

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Can aroma therapy be used for migraines?

Can aroma therapy be used for migraines?

Yes: Migraines are a result of autonomic nervous system confusion and can usually be treated by nutritional therapy by correcting diet and adding supplements. Medication is often affective but does not address the cause. ...Read more

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What's the use of aroma therapy?

What's the use of aroma therapy?

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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What is aroma therapy if so which is the best aroma?

What is aroma therapy if so which is the best aroma?

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils -- concentrated extracts of leaves, roots, seeds, or blossoms -- from plants for healing. They're usually diluted into a carrier oil, and can be inhaled or massaged into the skin. Sometimes they're placed in diffusers and spread into the air in a room. Oils are chosen according to desired effect. Lavender = relaxing. More: http://tinyurl.Com/psv9n22. ...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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Will aroma therapy work to help calm a rowdy 4 yr old boy?

Will aroma therapy work to help calm a rowdy 4 yr old boy?

Try it: Calming children is challenging for everyone. The most common reason is too much sugar causing this. Changing to a low glycemic diet, stopping the juices and high sugar snacks are helpful turning the lights down at night, no tv which can stimulate him as well as aromatherapy in the bath and room, calming music is worth a try. ...Read more

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Are there any smells in aroma therapy that can help with stress or anxiety?

Are there any smells in aroma therapy that can help with stress or anxiety?

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils that may assist with stress/ anxiety include: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium rose, Mandarin, Sage (clary), Basil, Bay, Cypress, Hyssop, Juniper , Marjoram, Patchouli, Melissa and Neroli. ...Read more

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Are there any smells in aroma therapy that can help with stress or anxiety?

Are there any smells in aroma therapy that can help with stress or anxiety?

Relaxing oils: Lavender essential oil (anti-anxiety)
Mandarin essential oil (calming)
Bergamot essential oil (relaxing)
Ylang Ylang essential oil (sedative)
Jasmine essential oil (sedative)
Patchouli essential oil (stress relief)
Sandalwood essential oil (sedative) ...Read more

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Are some allergies psychological, at least to an extent? I want to use mint for aroma therapy, but I feel slightly allergic.

Are some allergies psychological, at least to an extent? I want to use mint for aroma therapy, but I feel slightly allergic.

No but: allergic symptoms can be aggravated by psychologic factors. If your nose is already inflamed by allergic reactions, irritants such as strong odor may trigger nasal symptoms.
A recent study found that stress itself increased the size of the allergy skin test response (but would not lead to a positive reaction if one is not allergic). ...Read more

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What are some different ways, including specific aroma therapy substances, I can use to lower my heart rate once it speeds up, and pounds really hard?

What are some different ways, including specific aroma therapy substances, I can use to lower my heart rate once it speeds up, and pounds really hard?

Before considering: aromatherapy - please let your physician know about your symptoms to ensure they are not related to an underlying medical problem. Some of the following might be helpful: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.

Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.

Just as bad: Tanning beds use ultraviolet rays similar to the sun. Although these are less likely to cause burning they still cause damage to the structure of the skin and can lead to skin cancers. ...Read more

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What essential oils, oils or therapy from nature can I use for my nerves?

What essential oils, oils or therapy from nature can I use for my nerves?

Oils for nerves: The essential omega 3 oils--essential fatty acids are very beneficial for the brain and nervous system. In food this is obtained by eating wild salmon or walnuts, or taken as a supplement in molecularly distrilled fish oil e.g. Max dha by jarrow formulas. Also b complex is beneficial along with optimum doses of vitamin d-3. A healthy diet is the most powerful therapy and don't smoke or use drug. ...Read more

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What is the best nautral treatment for hypernatremia using essential oils?

What is the best nautral treatment for hypernatremia using essential oils?

Hypernatremia: The best treatment for hypernatremia (h) is hypotonic fluid administration, either orally or intravenously. Patients who have h have lost water in excess of salt. That is why they have h. Giving them oils, which cannot replenish the amount of water lost by a person with h, is not an appropriate treatment for it. H is a dangerous condition and patients with it are usually best treated in an er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume tea with one drop of oregano essential oil? for treatment of respiratory , sinus, oral thrush?

Is it safe to consume tea with one drop of oregano essential oil? for treatment of respiratory , sinus, oral thrush?

Oregano oil/tea: This is certainly "safe", even in pregnancy, but it is not a good treatment for oral thrush. See your family physician for an exam and more efficient treatment for thrush. ...Read more

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Please explain where to find best oil pulling therapy ?

Please explain where to find best oil pulling therapy ?

No one knows: Apparently it's supposed to remove toxins. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Indian oil pulling or chinese water therapy, which is more effective?

No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Is electric potential therapy (also known as electrostatic therapy) an old form of snake oil sham?

Is electric potential therapy (also known as electrostatic therapy) an old form of snake oil sham?

Yes!: Do not use electricity, cutting, venom extractors or tourniquets. They will all cause more harm than good. Immobilize and transport to ed asap. ...Read more

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Does palmer's cocoa butter formula skin therapy oil does what it recommends it does? Like good for skin even out skin stretch marks etc .... ?

Does palmer's cocoa butter formula skin therapy oil does what it recommends it does? Like good for skin even out skin stretch marks etc .... ?

Nothing: Nothing really will get rid of stretch marks ;however daily use can prevent future stretch marks- I have advised this in my pregnant patient and those with stretch marks from extreme weight gain or loss. ...Read more

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I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg.Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5 .Can i keep using them?Drugs+complementary therapy

I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg.Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5 .Can i keep using them?Drugs+complementary therapy

Curcumin and flax: I take both myself. Check with your doc that manages your inr. They can thin your blood somewhat, and your managing doc needs to say ok. ...Read more

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Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many steps to make the living areas of home and office less irritating and maybe decrease some of your symptoms. When did this first develop for you? What types of eye make up do you use? Do you wear contact lens? A detailed history helps find treatment ...Read more

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Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read more

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At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

Very Controversial: because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher.

Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health....

but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer ...Read more

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Yesterday i heard about oil pulling treatment. Does it really work? I've done it two times so far

Yesterday i heard about oil pulling treatment. Does it really work? I've done it two times so far

Probably but...: Oil pulling is promoted as a miracle cure for a wide variety of health problems. Like many natural therapies, research on it is very limited but there is some evidence it can be beneficial for oral health. There are no studies to verify claims for other health benefits but it is safe ; affordable to try. See http://oilpulling.Com/ ; http://wellnessmama.Com/7866/oil-pulling-for-oral-health/. ...Read more

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I have ileal chrons disease, and I am seeking an opinion of the use of cannabis oils for treatment.

I have ileal chrons disease, and I am seeking an opinion of the use of cannabis oils for treatment.

Natural option: 27y male seeks Cannabis for Chron's, but lives reactionary State &, from that point of view, is too dangerous. I have noted benefit in males w. Chron's. Ingestion of teas & butters, prepared less than 220 degrees Fahrenheit, avoids decarboxylating & activating THC-A to psychotropic THC, might more effectively encounter gastrointestinal mucosa. A 1gm joint has about 10mg of THC-A; consideration. ...Read more

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Is it true that shark's liver oil is a good treatment for haemorrhoids (piles)?

Is it true that shark's liver oil is a good treatment for haemorrhoids (piles)?

There are no studies: That I am aware of that support this. Of concern is the high levels of mercury found in shark. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for the treatment of burns on the skin?

Is olive oil good for the treatment of burns on the skin?

Sure: Anything oily or greasy is good for burns. Usually vaseline or Aquaphor. Membranes such as Bioclusive can be very useful because they keep the juices in, functioning as an artificial skin. Vitamins and herbals are useful only to the extent that they are greasy. ...Read more

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There is orange oil in my stool from last two months. What is the cause and treatment?

There is orange oil in my stool from last two months. What is the cause and treatment?

Fat droplet in stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more