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…

Can Essential Oils Help With Diabetes?

A 2009 study that used three drops of cinnamon essential oil three times per day concluded that this oil is a viable blood-sugar-focused therapy, as it possesses anti-hyperglycaemic properties and the potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose levels. Another study in 2014 found that lavender oil not only lessened lab-induced diabetes in animals but also improved body weight and protected the liver and kidneys from degeneration in laboratory animals.[5]  I found it interesting that the liver and kidneys were protected, probably due to lavender’s effect on reducing and helping stress levels stay balanced.

Arthritis and Essential Oils

By Linda Blanton (ACP Level 1 Graduate) Arthritis is a very painful health issue and is very common.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it is the Number one cause of disability in the United States and nearly 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis. (Mayo Clinic on Arthritis, Second Edition) Arthritis means “inflammation of…

How To Use Essential Oils for Allergies

Wanda Arnold, one of our recent graduates from Texas wanted to use her research paper assignment as a chance to write about how she incorporated essential oils into her family’s daily routine. Being from a dry state (with the exception of dealing with mold caused by hurricane Harvey), she decided she wanted to explore how…

Essential Oils Case Study with Aggressive Cancer

One home ritual between treatments we have incorporated is utilizing taking a bath and or doing a foot bath at least 3 times a week. This will help relieve the some of the pain and help calm and relax the mind. In one study I found, “the researchers wanted to look at the effects of a foot-bath with or without the essential oil of lavender on the autonomic nervous system. The results were the foot-bath caused no changes in heart or respiratory rates, but produced a significant increase in blood flow.”