The Use of Aromatherapy in Pain Management

by Alana Allen, CA Abstract Many people experience pain at different levels ranging from mild, moderate, or severe. How a person handles pain is determine on what pain relief methods they use. Pain can result from a number of different forms such as, exercise, moving furniture, sports accident, surgery, or from an acute or chronic…

Essential Oils and Eczema: Usage and Benefits

By Dana Laskowski Do you or someone you know have eczema? Eczema is a general term for dermatitis which simply means inflammation of the skin according to the national eczema association. Dictionary.com defines eczema as a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes…

How Aromatherapy Can Heal the Spirit

“Even the leaves serve as medicines to the soul: the warnings and reproofs of the word, though less pleasant than Divine consolations, tend to heal the diseases of the soul” – Ezekiel 47:12                                                                                                 Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. The word aroma comes from the Greek word for spice and is often used…

Handling Stress With Essential Oils

How Aromatherapy can help battle Stress  By: Amy Hansel In society today, stress is synonymous with daily life. We have unsurmountable debt, work stress, family life and activities, feeding and caring for your kids, dealing with struggles and issues apparent throughout. It is not surprising that anxiety and stress disorders are on the rise. It…

Setting up an Aromatherapy Program for Hospice

By Kathy Bonnell, RN, BSN, CHPN, HTP At Hospice our goal is to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. Since the Essential Oil academy states that “As a holistic practice, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or ‘dis’-ease” (Essential…