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What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

General relaxation: Aroma therapy will only help if it contributes to relaxation. Biofeedback can be an excellent way to learn relaxation heat may exert its effect via relaxation if inability to relax is a problem see a good clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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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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How do I know exactly what is aromatherapy?

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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How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

Minimal: Although psychological issues may complicate wound healing and aromatherapy may have therapeutic benefits, the actual use of this in organized wound care is unusual. Many different aromatherapy compounds are used for a variety of conditions, but none that i know are specific for wound healing. ...Read more

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Is aromatherapy a proven way to overcome stress?

Yes - For Some: Many different strategies can be helpful for stress, and for some people various aromas produce relaxation. ...Read more

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What should a holistic therapist who does aromatherapy, etc. Wear?

What should a holistic therapist who does aromatherapy, etc. Wear?

Regular clothing: Most aromatherapists that i know, wear regular clothing acceptable to clients. There is no uniform or required "look." though aromatherapy isn't a licensed or regulated profession, there are many educational programs plus a professional organization. For this, see: http://www.Naha.Org/index.Html many practitioners take training, then add aromatherapy to their existing training & credentials. ...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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I have been having a loooot of stress lately and needs to relieve it. my friend told me aromatherapy helps but any other tips/ideas?

I have been having a loooot of stress lately and needs to relieve it. my friend told me aromatherapy helps but any other tips/ideas?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...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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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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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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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