Aromatherapy : Relief

Clinical aromatherapy is the fastest growing complementary therapy in the United States. This modality has applications for some of the most common patient complaints and can offer a safe, inexpensive and self-empowering alternative to traditional treatments. Clinical aromatherapy has a very specific definition: It is the controlled, therapeutic use of essential oils or citrus oils for specific outcomes that are measurable.

Essential oils and Citrus oils are the volatile essences, complex constituents found in the producing organs of aromatic plants and peel of citrus fruits that are obtained by specific methods of extraction: steam distillation or expression. Clinical aromatherapy seeks to disassociate itself fromrecreational fragrance using synthetic scents that have no history of use. A few of the most common conditions treated by nurse practitioners can benefit from clinical aromatherapy, including vaginal infections, sinus infections and insomnia.

Allopathic and Aromatherapy Remedies

Some ailments and illnesses require allopathic treatments toward a cure.  Some can be easily treated, relieved, even cured by more natural or alternative remedies and applications.  Aromatherapy can provide relief from stress, sleep deprivation, dry skin, issues related to pregnancy, and forms of depression.

So, what is aromatherapy? It is basically a treatment with the help of essential plant oils (such as tea tree oil, ylang-ylang, lemon balm and orange blossom) that can be inhaled, massaged onto your body, added to your bath or sprayed into your room to treat certain ailments.

You may have heard about it from a friend who can’t stop singing its praises or your family doctor who advises you not to fall for this ‘load of hogwash’, but it never hurts to give it a try, doesn’t it? We bring you four common ailments that aromatherapy promises to heal.