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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Depression
In aromatherapy, chemical compounds in oils are absorbed in the body through skin application and/or inhalation. Oils in certain herbs contain chemical compounds that activate the limbic system,...
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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Insomnia
Certain scents from herbs are thought to affect the body and relieve symptoms of a wide range of illnesses including insomnia and other stress-related symptoms.
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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
With the right combination of herbs, the calming effects of aromatherapy can help to reduce anxiety.
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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Alzheimer's Disease
Lavender oil used purely as aromatherapy (treatment involving inhaling essential oils) has been advocated for reducing agitation in people with dementia 52 ; however, people with dementia tend to...
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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)
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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Panic Disorder
With the right combination of herbs, calming effects of aromatherapy can help to reduce anxiety, a major symptom of panic disorder.
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What Is Aromatherapy Used For?
Inhaled aromatherapy has become a popular, gentle treatment to reduce mild anxiety. It has also been tried for a variety of other conditions, including respiratory problems, postsurgical nausea, menstrual pain, and tension headaches.
Topical treatment with essential oils has shown possible value for fungal infections and hair loss. Oral use of essential oils has shown promise for various digestive and respiratory problems.