Essential Oil Therapy for Palliative Care
More and more health care providers, and their patients, are recognizing the value of aromatherapy, as well as other complementary therapies as an adjunct to allopathic medicine to treat serious medical conditions. Aromatherapy and the array of benefits it provides to patients, especially those in palliative care, is being recognized and is rapidly growing in use around the world
Health issues such as nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression are just a few of the challenges and symptoms people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses may experience. In the hands of a skilled and caring individual, Aromatherapy can ease discomfort and improve well-being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for patients and their caregivers.
Benefits Of Aromatherapy
In palliative care, aromatherapy is effective in dealing with many health issues that cause discomfort, helping to soothe and heal.
Some of the benefits include;
Managing pain and stress
Improving moods enabling a re-engagement in the pleasures of life
Promoting sleep at night
Reducing anxiety, fear, and depression
Improving skin quality, reducing skin tears and discomfort
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