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Aromatherapy Summary

Description: The use of fragrances and essences from plants to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior and to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The chemicals comprising essential oils in plants has a host of therapeutic properties and has been used historically in Africa, Asia, and India. Its greatest application is in the field of alternative medicine. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)

Also Known As: Aroma Therapy; Therapy, Aroma; Aroma Therapies; Aromatherapies; Therapies, Aroma

Networked: 207 relevant articles (34 outcomes, 81 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Aromatherapy is Relevant

  1. Dementia (Dementias) : 9 outcomes 17 studies in 26 results
  2. Pain (Aches) : 4 outcomes 17 studies in 49 results
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 11 studies in 28 results
  4. Nausea : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 15 results
  5. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 6 results
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Drugs Related to Aromatherapy

  1. lavender oil
  2. Volatile Oils (Essential Oils)
  3. 2-Propanol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
  4. donepezil (Aricept)
  5. Plant Oils (Vegetable Oils)
  6. Collagen
  7. Carrageenan
  8. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
  9. lemon oil
  10. formycin diphosphate (FDP)
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Therapies Related to Aromatherapy

  1. Massage (Reflexology)
  2. Acupressure (Shiatsu)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Palliative Care (Palliative Medicine)
  5. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
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