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Is aromatherapy effective for stress relief?
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Sometimes
Some people find aromatherapy very helpful in relieving stress.
Certain fragrances like lavender, peppermint, and rose can be very relaxing. Smell goes directly to the thalamus and can relax stress centers in the brain.

In brief: Sometimes
Some people find aromatherapy very helpful in relieving stress.
Certain fragrances like lavender, peppermint, and rose can be very relaxing. Smell goes directly to the thalamus and can relax stress centers in the brain.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
Yes, aromatherapy can help calm you and make you think of something or somewhere else.
If it triggers a happy memory from your past, you may get a euphoric response. However, any strategy, including aromatherapy, won't work if you stay focused on what is stressing you out. You have to have an open mind and let go, even if for just a short while.

In brief: Yes
Yes, aromatherapy can help calm you and make you think of something or somewhere else.
If it triggers a happy memory from your past, you may get a euphoric response. However, any strategy, including aromatherapy, won't work if you stay focused on what is stressing you out. You have to have an open mind and let go, even if for just a short while.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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