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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

  • Increasing appetite

  • Promoting sleep at night

  • Reducing anxiety, fear, and depression

  • Improving skin quality, reducing skin tears and discomfort

  • Improving circulation

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