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  1. Aromatherapy in midwifery practice.

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    Einion, Alys

    2016-05-01

    Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that uses essential oils of plants to achieve therapeutic effects. Midwives can offer complementary therapies to women if they have been trained in their use and follow the required professional frameworks for regulation, permissions, monitoring and insurance. This article explores the use of aromatherapy to ease a common condition of pregnancy: that of lower back pain. This may be due to the lordosis of pregnancy, caused by the hormone relaxin--which increases in pregnancy and causes greater flexibility of joints and connective tissue--and by changes in body mass and centre of gravity; but it could also be caused by something else, such as strain or repeated movement. Any midwife offering aromatherapy should ensure that all other potential conditions and contraindications have been considered before commencing treatment, and would carry out a full assessment including taking adetailed history.

  2. Aromatherapy Oils: Commodities, Materials, Essences

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    Ruth Barcan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the essential oils that are the central tools of aromatherapy and uses them as a case study for different approaches to material culture. It considers the conceptual and political implications of thinking of essential oils as, in turn, commodities, materials and essences. I argue that both cultural studies and aromatherapy have something to learn from each other. Classic materialist approaches might do well to focus more attention on the material properties and effects of things. Aromatherapy, on the other hand, could benefit from the enriched political understanding associated with classic materialist critique. New materialist strains of cultural studies may also find the vibrancy of matter that underpins many CAM/New Age practices worthy of examination.

  3. [Enriching patient care with aromatherapy].

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    Sogno-Lalloz, Isabelle

    2014-01-01

    There are increasing numbers of initiatives in healthcare institutions focusing on the benefits of essential oils. Received positively by patients who appreciate the resulting wellbeing, these innovative approaches around aromatherapy are based on the initiative of pioneering caregivers. Following on from an international congress held each year in Grasse, this article presents some example schemes.

  4. The uses of aromatherapy in women's health.

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    Tillett, Jackie; Ames, Diane

    2010-01-01

    Aromatherapy is the practice of therapeutic use of essential plant-based oils. Essential oils and aromatherapy have been used in the care of women for centuries. The published research has used small samples and often combines other complementary therapies with aromatherapy; however, the use of essential oils has not been shown to cause harm and is accepted by women. Aromatherapy mixtures are appropriate for use by nurses in labor and delivery settings. The article reviews the literature and discusses appropriate essential oil mixtures for use in women's health setting and labor and delivery.

  5. Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy Massage in Patients with Breast Cancer

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    Jiro Imanishi; Hiroko Kuriyama; Ichiro Shigemori; Satoko Watanabe; Yuka Aihara; Masakazu Kita; Kiyoshi Sawai; Hiroo Nakajima; Noriko Yoshida; Masahiro Kunisawa; Masanori Kawase; Kenji Fukui

    2009-01-01

    We examined how aromatherapy massage influenced psychologic and immunologic parameters in 12 breast cancer patients in an open semi-comparative trial. We compared the results 1 month before aromatherapy massage as a waiting control period with those during aromatherapy massage treatment and 1 month after the completion of aromatherapy sessions. The patients received a 30 min aromatherapy massage twice a week for 4 weeks (eight times in total). The results showed that anxiety was reduced in on...

  6. Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy Massage in Patients with Breast Cancer

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    Jiro Imanishi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We examined how aromatherapy massage influenced psychologic and immunologic parameters in 12 breast cancer patients in an open semi-comparative trial. We compared the results 1 month before aromatherapy massage as a waiting control period with those during aromatherapy massage treatment and 1 month after the completion of aromatherapy sessions. The patients received a 30 min aromatherapy massage twice a week for 4 weeks (eight times in total. The results showed that anxiety was reduced in one 30 min aromatherapy massage in State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI test and also reduced in eight sequential aromatherapy massage sessions in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS test. Our results further suggested that aromatherapy massage ameliorated the immunologic state. Further investigations are required to confirm the anxiolytic effect of aromatherapy in breast cancer patients.

  7. [Aromatherapy and nursing: historical and theoretical conception].

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    Gnatta, Juliana Rizzo; Kurebayashi, Leonice Fumiko Sato; Turrini, Ruth Natalia Teresa; Silva, Maria Júlia Paes da

    2016-02-01

    Aromatherapy is a Practical or Complementary Health Therapy that uses volatile concentrates extracted from plants called essential oils, in order to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy has been practiced historically and worldwide by nurses and, as in Brazil is supported by the Federal Nursing Council, it is relevant to discuss this practice in the context of Nursing through Theories of Nursing. This study of theoretical reflection, exploratory and descriptive, aims to discuss the pharmacognosy of essential oils, the historical trajectory of Aromatherapy in Nursing and the conceptions to support Aromatherapy in light of eight Nursing Theorists (Florence Nightingale, Myra Levine, Hildegard Peplau, Martha Rogers, Callista Roy, Wanda Horta, Jean Watson and Katharine Kolcaba), contributing to its inclusion as a nursing care practice.

  8. Aromatherapy and nursing: historical and theoretical conception

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aromatherapy is a Practical or Complementary Health Therapy that uses volatile concentrates extracted from plants called essential oils, in order to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy has been practiced historically and worldwide by nurses and, as in Brazil is supported by the Federal Nursing Council, it is relevant to discuss this practice in the context of Nursing through Theories of Nursing. This study of theoretical reflection, exploratory and descriptive, aims to discuss the pharmacognosy of essential oils, the historical trajectory of Aromatherapy in Nursing and the conceptions to support Aromatherapy in light of eight Nursing Theorists (Florence Nightingale, Myra Levine, Hildegard Peplau, Martha Rogers, Callista Roy, Wanda Horta, Jean Watson and Katharine Kolcaba, contributing to its inclusion as a nursing care practice.

  9. The multisensory approach to birth and aromatherapy.

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    Gutteridge, Kathryn

    2014-05-01

    The birth environment continues to be a subject of midwifery discourse within theory and practice. This article discusses the birth environment from the perspective of understanding the aromas and aromatherapy for the benefit of women and midwives The dynamic between the olfactory system and stimulation of normal birth processes proves to be fascinating. By examining other health models of care we can incorporate simple but powerful methods that can shape clinical outcomes. There is still more that midwives can do by using aromatherapy in the context of a multisensory approach to make birth environments synchronise with women's potential to birth in a positive way.

  10. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review

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    Dalinda Isabel Sánchez-Vidaña

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Depression is one of the greatest health concerns affecting 350 million people globally. Aromatherapy is a popular CAM intervention chosen by people with depression. Due to the growing popularity of aromatherapy for alleviating depressive symptoms, in-depth evaluation of the evidence-based clinical efficacy of aromatherapy is urgently needed. Purpose. This systematic review aims to provide an analysis of the clinical evidence on the efficacy of aromatherapy for depressive symptoms on any type of patients. Methods. A systematic database search was carried out using predefined search terms in 5 databases: AMED, CINHAL, CCRCT, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. Outcome measures included scales measuring depressive symptoms levels. Results. Twelve randomized controlled trials were included and two administration methods for the aromatherapy intervention including inhaled aromatherapy (5 studies and massage aromatherapy (7 studies were identified. Seven studies showed improvement in depressive symptoms. Limitations. The quality of half of the studies included is low, and the administration protocols among the studies varied considerably. Different assessment tools were also employed among the studies. Conclusions. Aromatherapy showed potential to be used as an effective therapeutic option for the relief of depressive symptoms in a wide variety of subjects. Particularly, aromatherapy massage showed to have more beneficial effects than inhalation aromatherapy.

  11. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review.

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    Sánchez-Vidaña, Dalinda Isabel; Ngai, Shirley Pui-Ching; He, Wanjia; Chow, Jason Ka-Wing; Lau, Benson Wui-Man; Tsang, Hector Wing-Hong

    2017-01-01

    Background. Depression is one of the greatest health concerns affecting 350 million people globally. Aromatherapy is a popular CAM intervention chosen by people with depression. Due to the growing popularity of aromatherapy for alleviating depressive symptoms, in-depth evaluation of the evidence-based clinical efficacy of aromatherapy is urgently needed. Purpose. This systematic review aims to provide an analysis of the clinical evidence on the efficacy of aromatherapy for depressive symptoms on any type of patients. Methods. A systematic database search was carried out using predefined search terms in 5 databases: AMED, CINHAL, CCRCT, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. Outcome measures included scales measuring depressive symptoms levels. Results. Twelve randomized controlled trials were included and two administration methods for the aromatherapy intervention including inhaled aromatherapy (5 studies) and massage aromatherapy (7 studies) were identified. Seven studies showed improvement in depressive symptoms. Limitations. The quality of half of the studies included is low, and the administration protocols among the studies varied considerably. Different assessment tools were also employed among the studies. Conclusions. Aromatherapy showed potential to be used as an effective therapeutic option for the relief of depressive symptoms in a wide variety of subjects. Particularly, aromatherapy massage showed to have more beneficial effects than inhalation aromatherapy.

  12. Immunological and Psychological Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

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    Hiroko Kuriyama

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This preliminary investigation compares peripheral blood cell counts including red blood cells (RBCs, white blood cells (WBCs, neutrophils, peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs, CD4+, CD8+ and CD16+ lymphocytes, CD4+/CD8+ ratio, hematocrit, humoral parameters including serum interferon-γ and interleukin-6, salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA. Psychological measures including the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI questionnaire and the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS between recipients (n = 11 of carrier oil massage and aromatherapy massage, which includes sweet almond oil, lavender oil, cypress oil and sweet marjoram oil. Though both STAI and SDS showed a significant reduction (P 0.05 increase in PBLs, possibly due to an increase in CD8+ and CD16+ lymphocytes, which had significantly increased post-treatment (P < 0.01. Consequently, the CD4+/CD8+ ratio decreased significantly (P < 0.01. The paucity of such differences after carrier oil massage suggests that aromatherapy massage could be beneficial in disease states that require augmentation of CD8+ lymphocytes. While this study identifies the immunological benefits of aromatherapy massage, there is a need to validate the findings prospectively in a larger cohort of patients.

  13. [Benefits of aromatherapy in dementia special care units].

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    Bilien, Corinne; Depas, Nathalie; Delaporte, Ghislaine; Baptiste, Nathalie

    2016-01-01

    Aromatherapy is classed as a non-pharmacological treatment, recognised as a therapy for certain disorders. This practice was the subject of a study in a special care unit for patients with dementia. The objective was to demonstrate the benefit of aromatherapy diffusion on major behavioural disorders.

  14. Contemporary therapy: aromatherapy in the management of acute pain?

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    Ching, M

    1999-12-01

    Recent surveys indicate that people are increasingly using complementary therapies as an adjunct or alternative to conventional treatment options as well as for general health and well being. Whilst complementary therapies such as aromatherapy have been utilised in clinical settings as diverse as long term care facilities and palliative care, its application to the acute care setting has not been explored in depth. The changes in contemporary health care practices such as post-operative pain management and length of hospital admissions have provided nurses with the challenge of examining the range of therapeutic interventions that can be applied to their practice. The purpose of this paper is to examine critically the potential uses of aromatherapy in the management of acute post-operative pain. The concept of aromatherapy will be explored in relation to its effects on the pain pathways, methods of administration and therapeutic effects. Specific reference will be made to Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and its use in aromatherapy. A review of the literature points to gaps in the knowledge related to the clinical application of aromatherapy in relation to issues of dosage, methods of administration and therapeutic effects. The relatively small number of studies that have looked at aromatherapy in the acute care setting supports the literature reviewed. Issues such as small sample sizes and the difficulty in replicating these studies make it difficult to generalize the findings. In order to achieve best practice, further research is necessary to explore the use of aromatherapy in the management of acute post-operative pain.

  15. Literature review: should nursing take aromatherapy more seriously?

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    Buckle, Jane

    Aromatherapy is often misunderstood and consequently somewhat marginalized. Because of a basic misinterpretation, the integration of aromatherapy into UK hospitals is not moving forward as quickly as it might. Aromatherapy in UK is primarily aimed at enhancing patient care or improving patient satisfaction, and it is frequently mixed with massage. Little focus is given to the real clinical potential, except for a few pockets such as the Micap/South Manchester University initiative which led to a Phase 1 clinical trial into the effects of aromatherapy on infection carried out in the Burns Unit of Wythenshawe Hospital. This article discusses the expansion of aromatherapy within the US and follows 10 years of developing protocols and policies that led to pilot studies on radiation burns, chemo-induced nausea, slow-healing wounds, Alzheimers and end-of-life agitation. The article poses two questions: should nursing take aromatherapy more seriously and do nurses really need 60 hours of massage to use aromatherapy as part of nursing practice?

  16. Development Prospect of Aromatherapy Industry in Yunnan Province

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    Ziyun; PENG; Dantong; LI; Rui; CHEN; Min; QIAN; Yiqi; CHEN; Hongjun; YANG

    2014-01-01

    This paper firstly introduced domestic and foreign supply of products processed by aromatherapy plant. On the basis of predicting market demand of aromatherapy plant,it analyzed current development situation of the plant in Yunnan Province. It arrived at the conclusion that the industry has broad market prospect. Then,it analyzed competitive advantages and risk factors of aromatherapy plant in Yunnan Province. There are climate,location and price advantages,but due to lack of product standard,it is difficult to guarantee quality,and there are certain market risks. Finally,it put forward recommendations for development of aromatherapy industry:( 1) taking full advantage of preferential policies to set up leading enterprises and realize radiated development;( 2) bringing into play of resource advantages and introducing capitals and technologies;( 3) Fostering market and driving the industrial development.

  17. Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews.

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    Lee, Myeong Soo; Choi, Jiae; Posadzki, Paul; Ernst, Edzard

    2012-03-01

    Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oil from herbs, flowers, and other plants. The aim of this overview was to provide an overview of systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of aromatherapy. We searched 12 electronic databases and our departmental files without restrictions of time or language. The methodological quality of all systematic reviews was evaluated independently by two authors. Of 201 potentially relevant publications, 10 met our inclusion criteria. Most of the systematic reviews were of poor methodological quality. The clinical subject areas were hypertension, depression, anxiety, pain relief, and dementia. For none of the conditions was the evidence convincing. Several SRs of aromatherapy have recently been published. Due to a number of caveats, the evidence is not sufficiently convincing that aromatherapy is an effective therapy for any condition.

  18. Accidental bullous phototoxic reactions to bergamot aromatherapy oil.

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    Kaddu, S; Kerl, H; Wolf, P

    2001-09-01

    Oil of bergamot is an extract from the rind of bergamot orange (Citrus aurantium ssp bergamia) that has a pleasant, refreshing scent; until a few years ago it had been widely used as an ingredient in cosmetics but was restricted or banned in most countries because of certain adverse effects. More recently, oil of bergamot preparations have been gaining renewed popularity in aromatherapy. Oil of bergamot possesses photosensitive and melanogenic properties because of the presence of furocoumarins, primarily bergapten (5-methoxypsoralen [5-MOP]). However, 5-MOP is also potentially phototoxic and photomutagenic. Despite its increasing application, there are only a few recent reports of phototoxic reactions to bergamot aromatherapy oil. We describe two patients with localized and disseminated bullous phototoxic skin reactions developing within 48 to 72 hours after exposure to bergamot aromatherapy oil and subsequent ultraviolet exposure. One patient (case 2) had no history of direct contact with aromatherapy oil but developed bullous skin lesions after exposure to aerosolized (evaporated) aromatherapy oil in a sauna and subsequent UVA radiation in a tanning salon. This report highlights the potential health hazard related to the increasing use of psoralen-containing aromatherapy oils.

  19. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Reducing Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Lakhan, Shaheen E; Sheafer, Heather; Tepper, Deborah

    2016-01-01

    Background. Aromatherapy refers to the medicinal or therapeutic use of essential oils absorbed through the skin or olfactory system. Recent literature has examined the effectiveness of aromatherapy in treating pain. Methods. 12 studies examining the use of aromatherapy for pain management were identified through an electronic database search. A meta-analysis was performed to determine the effects of aromatherapy on pain. Results. There is a significant positive effect of aromatherapy (compared to placebo or treatments as usual controls) in reducing pain reported on a visual analog scale (SMD = -1.18, 95% CI: -1.33, -1.03; p aromatherapy is more consistent for treating nociceptive (SMD = -1.57, 95% CI: -1.76, -1.39, p aromatherapy is most effective in treating postoperative pain (SMD = -1.79, 95% CI: -2.08, -1.51, p aromatherapy can successfully treat pain when combined with conventional treatments.

  20. Biosignals Analysis for Kidney Function Effect Analysis of Fennel Aromatherapy

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    Bong-Hyun Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Human effort in order to enjoy a healthy life is diverse. IT technology to these analyzes, the results of development efforts, it has been applied. Therefore, I use the care and maintenance diagnostic health management and prevention than treatment. In particular, the aromatherapy treatment easy to use without the side effects there is no irritation, are widely used in modern society. In this paper, we measured the aroma effect by applying a biosignal analysis techniques; an experiment was performed to analyze. In particular, we design methods and processes of research based on the theory aroma that affect renal function. Therefore, in this paper, measuring the biosignals and after fennel aromatherapy treatment prior to the enforcement of the mutual comparison, through the analysis, studies were carried out to analyze the effect of fennel aromatherapy therapy on kidney function.

  1. Effect of aromatherapy massage on dysmenorrhea in Turkish students.

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    Apay, Serap Ejder; Arslan, Sevban; Akpinar, Reva Balci; Celebioglu, Ayda

    2012-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on dysmenorrhea. The study used a quasiexperimental design with the subjects as their own control. Every participant applied both aromatherapy massage with lavender oil and placebo massage with odorless liquid petrolatum [soft paraffin]. The population comprised 438 midwifery and nursing students. The 150 students who had declared that they had suffered from dysmenorrhea used a visual analog scale to indicate their level of pain. Higher scores reflected a greater severity of dysmenorrhea. Forty-four students volunteered to participate in the study. When the lavender massage and the placebo massage were compared, the visual analog scale score of the lavender massage was found to decrease at a statistically significant rate. This study showed that massage was effective in reducing dysmenorrhea. In addition, this study showed that the effect of aromatherapy massage on pain was higher than that of placebo massage.

  2. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review

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    Babar Ali

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained the momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by various methods. It came into existence after the scientists deciphered the antiseptic and skin permeability properties of essential oils. Inhalation, local application and baths are the major methods used in aromatherapy that utilize these oils to penetrate the human skin surface with marked aura. Once the oils are in the system, they remodulate themselves and work in a friendly manner at the site of malfunction or at the affected area. This type of therapy utilizes various permutation and combinations to get relief from numerous ailments like depression, indigestion, headache, insomnia, muscular pain, respiratory problems, skin ailments, swollen joints, urine associated complications etc. The essential oils are found to be more beneficial when other aspects of life and diet are given due consideration. This review explores the information available in the literature regarding therapeutic, medical, cosmetic, psychological, olfactory, massage aromatherapy, safety issues and different plants used in aromatherapy. All the available information was compiled from electronic databases such as Academic Journals, Ethnobotany, Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, Web of Science, and library search.

  3. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review

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    Babar; Ali; Naser; Ali; Al-Wabel; Saiba; Shams; Aftab; Ahamad; Shah; Alam; Khan; Firoz; Anwar

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained the momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by various methods. It came into existence after the scientists deciphered the antiseptic and skin permeability properties of essential oils. Inhalation, local application and baths are the major methods used in aromatherapy that utilize these oils to penetrate the human skin surface with marked aura. Once the oils are in the system, they remodulate themselves and work in a friendly manner at the site of malfunction or at the affected area. This type of therapy utilizes various permutation and combinations to get relief from numerous ailments like depression, indigestion, headache, insomnia, muscular pain, respiratory problems, skin ailments, swollen joints, urine associated complications etc. The essential oils are found to be more beneficial when other aspects of life and diet are given due consideration. This review explores the information available in the literature regarding therapeutic, medical, cosmetic, psychological, olfactory, massage aromatherapy, safety issues and different plants used in aromatherapy. All the available information was compiled from electronic databases such as Academic Journals, Ethnobotany, Google Scholar, PubM ed, Science Direct, Web of Science, and library search.

  4. Aromatherapy: The Doctor Of Natural Harmony Of Body & Mind

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    Yatri R. Shah

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health. Since some essential oils such as tea tree have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, it has been suggested that they may be useful for the treatment of infectious diseases. Evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions remains poor, with a particular lack of studies employing rigorous methodology; however some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential. Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.

  5. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review

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    Babar Ali; Naser Ali Al-Wabel; Saiba Shams; Aftab Ahamad; Shah Alam Khan; Firoz Anwar

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained the momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by various methods. It came into existence after the scientists deciphered the antiseptic and skin permeability properties of es...

  6. The effect of aromatherapy with rose oil on primary dysmenorrhea

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    Saadat

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is the most common gynecologic complaint. This complaint can cause problems such as lower quality of life, and sickness absenteeism from both classes and work. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of aromatherapy with rose oil massage on primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: This study is a randomized controlled trial. Subjects were 75 students from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Three dormitories were selected randomly among dormi...

  7. Assessing the Metabolic Effects of Aromatherapy in Human Volunteers

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    Yinan Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aromatherapy, a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM that uses essential oils through inhalation, is believed to enhance physical and spiritual conditions. Although clinical studies suggest that the use of essential oils may have therapeutic potential, evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions remains poor, with a particular lack of studies employing rigorous analytical methods that capture its identifiable impact on human biology. Here, we report a comprehensive metabolomics study that reveals metabolic changes in people after exposed to aroma inhalation for 10 continuous days. In this study, the metabolic alterations in urine of 31 females with mild anxiety symptoms exposed to aerial diffusion of aromas were measured by GC-TOF-MS and UPLC-Q-TOF-MS analyses. A significant alteration of metabolic profile in subjects responsive to essential oil was found, which is characterized by the increased levels of arginine, homocysteine, and betaine, as well as decreased levels of alcohols, carbohydrates, and organic acids in urine. Notably, the metabolites from tricarboxylic acid (TCA cycle and gut microbial metabolism were significantly altered. This study demonstrates that the metabolomics approach can capture the subtle metabolic changes resulting from exposure to essential oils, which may lead to an improved mechanistic understanding of aromatherapy.

  8. The Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy on Patients Awaiting Ambulatory Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Cheng-Hua Ni

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine if aromatherapy could reduce preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients. A total of 109 preoperative patients were randomly assigned to experimental (bergamot essential oil and control (water vapor conditions and their responses to the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and vital signs were monitored. Patients were stratified by previous surgical experience, but that did not influence the results. All those exposed to bergamot essential oil aromatherapy showed a greater reduction in preoperative anxiety than those in the control groups. Aromatherapy may be a useful part of a holistic approach to reducing preoperative anxiety before ambulatory surgery.

  9. Nurses experience of aromatherapy use with dementia patients experiencing disturbed sleep patterns. An action research project.

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    Johannessen, Berit

    2013-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to gain an insight into nurses' experiences of incorporating aromatherapy into the care of residents suffering from dementia, anxiety and disturbed sleep patterns. Twenty-four residents and twelve nurses from four nursing homes participated in an action research study. The use of lavender augustofolia essential oil diffused nightly was perceived as an effective care modality reducing insomnia and anxiety in this patient cohort. Nurses experienced some negative attitudes among colleagues because they considered aromatherapy as not evidence based. Nurses require greater access to evidence based use of Aromatherapy. Further research is needed to study how smell can enhance dementia care.

  10. Aromatherapy as an Adjuvant Treatment in Cancer Care — A Descriptive Systematic Review

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    Boehm, Katja; Büssing, Arndt; Ostermann, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Claims of benefits of aromatherapy for cancer patients include reduced anxiety levels and relief of emotional stress, pain, muscular tension and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to provide an updated descriptive, systematic review of evidence from pre-clinical and clinical trials assessing the benefits and safety of aromatherapy for cancer patients. Literature databases such as Medline (via Ovid), the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Cochrane Central were searched from their in...

  11. The development of clinical practice guidelines for the use of aromatherapy in a cancer setting.

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    Campbell, L; Pollard, A; Roeton, C

    2001-04-01

    The need to develop guidelines for the use of aromatherapy was identified to ensure safe and appropriate use in clinical practice. Therapeutic actions and safety data were reviewed along with literature relating to nurses' use of aromatherapy. A policy was developed with the needs of the oncology patient being the foremost consideration. Methods of administration and dosage of essential oils were stipulated to address safety issues.

  12. Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Myung-Haeng Hur; Yun Seok Yang; Myeong Soo Lee

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of aromatherapy massage on menopausal symptoms in Korean climacteric women. Kupperman's menopausal index was used to compare an experimental group of 25 climacteric women with a wait-listed control group of 27 climacteric women. Aromatherapy was applied topically to subjects in the experimental group in the form of massage on the abdomen, back and arms using lavender, rose geranium, rose and jasmine in almond and primrose oils once a week for 8 weeks (eight...

  13. Development of a Health System-Based Nurse-Delivered Aromatherapy Program.

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    Joswiak, Denise; Kinney, Mary Ellen; Johnson, Jill R; Kolste, Alison K; Griffin, Kristen H; Rivard, Rachael L; Dusek, Jeffery A

    2016-04-01

    Healthcare systems are increasingly looking to integrate aromatherapy (essential oils) as a safe, low-cost, and nonpharmacologic option for patient care to reduce pain, nausea, and anxiety and to improve sleep. This article describes the development and implementation of a healthcare system-wide program of nurse-delivered essential oil therapeutic interventions to inpatients throughout an acute care setting. In addition, we provide lessons learned for nursing administrators interested in developing similar nurse-delivered aromatherapy programs.

  14. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Reducing Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Shaheen E. Lakhan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Aromatherapy refers to the medicinal or therapeutic use of essential oils absorbed through the skin or olfactory system. Recent literature has examined the effectiveness of aromatherapy in treating pain. Methods. 12 studies examining the use of aromatherapy for pain management were identified through an electronic database search. A meta-analysis was performed to determine the effects of aromatherapy on pain. Results. There is a significant positive effect of aromatherapy (compared to placebo or treatments as usual controls in reducing pain reported on a visual analog scale (SMD = −1.18, 95% CI: −1.33, −1.03; p<0.0001. Secondary analyses found that aromatherapy is more consistent for treating nociceptive (SMD = −1.57, 95% CI: −1.76, −1.39, p<0.0001 and acute pain (SMD = −1.58, 95% CI: −1.75, −1.40, p<0.0001 than inflammatory (SMD = −0.53, 95% CI: −0.77, −0.29, p<0.0001 and chronic pain (SMD = −0.22, 95% CI: −0.49, 0.05, p=0.001, respectively. Based on the available research, aromatherapy is most effective in treating postoperative pain (SMD = −1.79, 95% CI: −2.08, −1.51, p<0.0001 and obstetrical and gynecological pain (SMD = −1.14, 95% CI: −2.10, −0.19, p<0.0001. Conclusion. The findings of this study indicate that aromatherapy can successfully treat pain when combined with conventional treatments.

  15. The Physical Effects of Aromatherapy in Alleviating Work-Related Stress on Elementary School Teachers in Taiwan

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    People use aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of physical and psychological stress. However, previous studies have not precisely clarified a scientific basis for the beneficial effects of aromatherapy. Therefore, the overall purpose of this study was to elucidate the beneficial effect of aromatherapy in relieving work-related stress. Twenty-nine elementary school teachers from Taiwan participated in this study. The experimental procedures comprised 2 phases. First, we verified the effect of...

  16. Aromatherapy Benefits Autonomic Nervous System Regulation for Elementary School Faculty in Taiwan

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    Kang-Ming Chang

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Workplace stress-related illness is a serious issue, and consequently many stress reduction methods have been investigated. Aromatherapy is especially for populations that work under high stress. Elementary school teachers are a high-stress working population in Taiwan. In this study, fifty-four elementary school teachers were recruited to evaluate aromatherapy performance on stress reduction. Bergamot essential oil was used for aromatherapy spray for 10 minutes. Blood pressure and autonomic nervous system parameters were recorded 5 minutes before and after the application of the aroma spray. Results showed that there were significant decreases in blood pressure, heart rate, LF power percentage, and LF/HF while there were increases in heart rate variability and HF power percentage (P<.001∗∗∗ after application of the aromatherapy spray. Further analysis was investigated by dividing subjects into three background variables (position variables, age variables, gender variables and anxiety degree groups. All parameters were significantly different for most subgroups, except for the substitute teachers and the light-anxiety group. Parasympathetic nervous system activation was measured after aromatherapy in this study. It encouraged further study for other stress working population by aromatherapy.

  17. Methyl eugenol aromatherapy enhances the mating competitiveness of male Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock (Diptera: Tephritidae).

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    Haq, Ihsan; Vreysen, Marc J B; Cacéres, Carlos; Shelly, Todd E; Hendrichs, Jorge

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    Males of Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock (Diptera: Tephritidae) are strongly attracted to methyl eugenol (ME) (1,2-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)benzene), a natural compound occurring in variety of plant species. ME-feeding is known to enhance male B. carambolae mating competitiveness 3 days after feeding. Enhanced male mating competitiveness due to ME-feeding can increase the effectiveness of sterile insect technique (SIT) manifolds. However, the common methods for emergence and holding fruit flies prior to field releases do not allow the inclusion of any ME feeding treatment after fly emergence. Therefore this study was planned to assess the effects of ME-aromatherapy in comparison with ME feeding on male B. carambolae mating competitiveness as aromatherapy is pragmatic for fruit flies emergence and holding facilities. Effects of ME application by feeding or by aromatherapy for enhanced mating competitiveness were evaluated 3d after treatments in field cages. ME feeding and ME aromatherapy enhanced male mating competitiveness as compared to untreated males. Males treated with ME either by feeding or by aromatherapy showed similar mating success but mating success was significantly higher than that of untreated males. The results are discussed in the context of application of ME by aromatherapy as a pragmatic approach in a mass-rearing facility and its implications for effectiveness of SIT.

  18. Evaluating Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Sleep in Children with Autism: A Pilot Study

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    Tim I. Williams

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    Full Text Available Previous studies have found beneficial effects of aromatherapy massage for agitation in people with dementia, for pain relief and for poor sleep. Children with autism often have sleep difficulties, and it was thought that aromatherapy massage might enable more rapid sleep onset, less sleep disruption and longer sleep duration. Twelve children with autism and learning difficulties (2 girls and 10 boys aged between 12 years 2 months to 15 years 7 months in a residential school participated in a within subjects repeated measures design: 3 nights when the children were given aromatherapy massage with lavender oil were compared with 14 nights when it was not given. The children were checked every 30 min throughout the night to determine the time taken for the children to settle to sleep, the number of awakenings and the sleep duration. One boy's data were not analyzed owing to lengthy absence. Repeated measures analysis revealed no differences in any of the sleep measures between the nights when the children were given aromatherapy massage and nights when the children were not given aromatherapy massage. The results suggest that the use of aromatherapy massage with lavender oil has no beneficial effect on the sleep patterns of children with autism attending a residential school. It is possible that there are greater effects in the home environment or with longer-term interventions.

  19. The effects of aromatherapy in relieving symptoms related to job stress among nurses.

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    Chen, Miao-Chuan; Fang, Shu-Hui; Fang, Li

    2015-02-01

    Workplace-related stress has become today's most serious occupational hazard. Aromatherapy is a simple, convenient and non-invasive method of stress relief. There is little research regarding the efficacy of aromatherapy by means of inhaling essential oil in reducing workplace stress-related symptoms among nurses. Therefore, this study was to examine the effectiveness of lavender oil inhalation in reducing job stress-related symptoms among nurses. The 53 nurses in the experimental group pinned small bottles containing 3% lavender oil on the clothes of their right chests, whereas 57 participants in the control group pinned bottles with no lavender oil. Aromatherapy was shown to be effective in the reduction of the number of stress symptoms for 3 or 4 days. The stress symptoms of the experimental group decreased from 6.1 to 2.8 after aromatherapy was carried out (P = 0.126, 0.159, 0.035 and 0.026). This represented a significant decrease in stress, whereas the stress symptoms in the control group increased from 5.6 to 5.8. Hospital staff managers are still encouraged to include aromatherapy concepts and techniques in the continuing education of nursing staff. Concurrently, future research should focus on the possible side effects of aromatherapy to assure safety.

  20. The Physical Effects of Aromatherapy in Alleviating Work-Related Stress on Elementary School Teachers in Taiwan

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    Shing-Hong Liu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available People use aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of physical and psychological stress. However, previous studies have not precisely clarified a scientific basis for the beneficial effects of aromatherapy. Therefore, the overall purpose of this study was to elucidate the beneficial effect of aromatherapy in relieving work-related stress. Twenty-nine elementary school teachers from Taiwan participated in this study. The experimental procedures comprised 2 phases. First, we verified the effect of aromatherapy by conducting 2 blind tests. We used natural bergamot essential oil extracted from plants and synthesized a chemical essential oil as the placebo to do the aromatherapy. Second, we analyzed the performance of the aromatherapy treatment on the teachers who had various workloads. We measured the teachers’ heart rate variability to evaluate their autonomic nervous system activity. The results show that only the natural bergamot essential oil had an effect and that the aromatherapy treatment relieved work-related stress of teachers with various workloads. However, the aromatherapy treatment had a weak effect on young teachers who had a heavy workload. Moreover, the aromatherapy treatment exhibited no effect on teachers who belong to the abnormal body mass index subgroup having a heavy workload.

  1. The physical effects of aromatherapy in alleviating work-related stress on elementary school teachers in taiwan.

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    Liu, Shing-Hong; Lin, Tzu-Hsin; Chang, Kang-Ming

    2013-01-01

    People use aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of physical and psychological stress. However, previous studies have not precisely clarified a scientific basis for the beneficial effects of aromatherapy. Therefore, the overall purpose of this study was to elucidate the beneficial effect of aromatherapy in relieving work-related stress. Twenty-nine elementary school teachers from Taiwan participated in this study. The experimental procedures comprised 2 phases. First, we verified the effect of aromatherapy by conducting 2 blind tests. We used natural bergamot essential oil extracted from plants and synthesized a chemical essential oil as the placebo to do the aromatherapy. Second, we analyzed the performance of the aromatherapy treatment on the teachers who had various workloads. We measured the teachers' heart rate variability to evaluate their autonomic nervous system activity. The results show that only the natural bergamot essential oil had an effect and that the aromatherapy treatment relieved work-related stress of teachers with various workloads. However, the aromatherapy treatment had a weak effect on young teachers who had a heavy workload. Moreover, the aromatherapy treatment exhibited no effect on teachers who belong to the abnormal body mass index subgroup having a heavy workload.

  2. The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients

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    Barati

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in end-stage renal disease patients. The use of aromatherapy as a treatment for anxiety has increased substantially in most countries. Objectives This study aimed to investigate the effect of inhaling rose water aromatherapy on anxiety in hemodialysis patients. Methods This randomized controlled clinical trial was carried out in the hemodialysis ward of Birjand Vali-Asr hospital on 46 patients who were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. The standard state-trait anxiety inventory of Spielberger was used to investigate the anxiety level of the samples. The experimental group inhaled rose water for 4 weeks, but the control group did not undergo any intervention. At the end of week 2 and week 4, the participants’ anxiety was measured, and the results were statistically analyzed. Results Mean scores of state and trait anxiety in the experimental group before intervention were 47/47 ± 7/6 and 49/56 ± 13/8, respectively; those after week 4 following the intervention were reduced to 37/1 ± 6/5 and 42/9 ± 10/1; inhalation of rose water fragrance in the experimental group caused a significant decrease (P < 0.001 in the state and trait anxiety levels compared with controls (P = 0.43. Conclusions According to the present study, rose water noticeably reduces the anxiety of hemodialysis patients. Therefore, inhalation of rose water can improve the patient’s emotional and spiritual condition during hemodialysis treatment.

  3. Chemical Components of Four Essential Oils in Aromatherapy Recipe.

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    Tadtong, Sarin; Kamkaen, Narisa; Watthanachaiyingcharoen, Rith; Ruangrungsi, Nijsiri

    2015-06-01

    This study focused on characterization of the chemical components of an aromatherapy recipe. The formulation consisted of four blended essential oils; rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil, pine oil and lime oil (volume ratio 6 : 2 : 1 : 1). The single and combination essential oils were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The analysis of GC-MS data revealed that several components exist in the mixture. The five most important components of the blended essential oils were 1,8-cineole (35.6 %), α-pinene (11.1%), limonene (9.6%), camphor (8.4%), and camphene (6.6%). The main components of rosemary oil were 1,8-cineole (37.3%), α-pinene (19.3%), camphor (14.7%), camphene (8.8%), and β-pinene (5.5%); of eucalyptus oil 1,8-cineole (82.6%) followed by limonene (7.4%), o-cymene (4.3%), γ-terpinene (2.7%), and α-pinene (1.5%); of pine oil terpinolene (26.7%), α-terpineol (20.50%), 1-terpineol (10.8%), α-pinene (6.0%), and γ-terpineol (5.3%); and of lime oil limonene (62.9%), γ-terpinene (11.5%), α-terpineol (7.6%), terpinolene (6.0%), and α-terpinene (2.8%). The present study provided a theoretical basis for the potential application of blended essential oils to be used as an aromatherapy essential oil recipe. GC-MS serves as a suitable and reliable method for the quality control of the chemical markers.

  4. The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients

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    Barati, Farzaneh; Nasiri, Ahmad; Akbari, Negarin; Sharifzadeh, Gholamreza

    2016-01-01

    Background Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in end-stage renal disease patients. The use of aromatherapy as a treatment for anxiety has increased substantially in most countries. Objectives This study aimed to investigate the effect of inhaling rose water aromatherapy on anxiety in hemodialysis patients. Methods This randomized controlled clinical trial was carried out in the hemodialysis ward of Birjand Vali-Asr hospital on 46 patients who were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. The standard state-trait anxiety inventory of Spielberger was used to investigate the anxiety level of the samples. The experimental group inhaled rose water for 4 weeks, but the control group did not undergo any intervention. At the end of week 2 and week 4, the participants’ anxiety was measured, and the results were statistically analyzed. Results Mean scores of state and trait anxiety in the experimental group before intervention were 47/47 ± 7/6 and 49/56 ± 13/8, respectively; those after week 4 following the intervention were reduced to 37/1 ± 6/5 and 42/9 ± 10/1; inhalation of rose water fragrance in the experimental group caused a significant decrease (P < 0.001) in the state and trait anxiety levels compared with controls (P = 0.43). Conclusions According to the present study, rose water noticeably reduces the anxiety of hemodialysis patients. Therefore, inhalation of rose water can improve the patient’s emotional and spiritual condition during hemodialysis treatment. PMID:27878109

  5. Aromatherapy alleviates endothelial dysfunction of medical staff after night-shift work: preliminary observations.

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    Shimada, Kenei; Fukuda, Shota; Maeda, Kumiko; Kawasaki, Toshihiro; Kono, Yasushi; Jissho, Satoshi; Taguchi, Haruyuki; Yoshiyama, Minoru; Yoshikawa, Junichi

    2011-02-01

    Night-shift work causes mental stress and lifestyle changes, and is recognized as a risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with impaired endothelial function. Aromatherapy is becoming popular as a complementary therapy that is beneficial for mental relaxation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy on the endothelial function of medical staff after night-shift work. This study consisted of 19 healthy medical personnel (19 men, mean age 32 ± 7 years), including 11 physicians and 8 technicians. Aromatherapy was performed for 30 min by inhalation of the essential oil of lavender. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) of the brachial artery was measured three times in each subject: on a regular workday, and after night-shift work before and immediately after aromatherapy. A control study was performed to assess the effect of a 30-min rest without aromatherapy. The mean value of sleep time during night-shift work was 3.3 ± 1.3 h. FMD after night-shift work was lower than on a regular workday (10.4 ± 1.8 vs. 12.5 ± 1.7%, Paromatherapy (11.8 ± 2.5%, P=0.02 vs. before aromatherapy). FMD was stable in the control study (10.1 ± 1.9 vs. 10.1 ± 2.2%, P=0.9). This study demonstrated that night-shift work impaired endothelial function in medical staff, an effect that was alleviated by short-term aromatherapy.

  6. Effect of Inhalation of Aromatherapy Oil on Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Seo Yeon Choi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the effects of aromatherapy oil inhalation on symptoms, quality of life, sleep quality, and fatigue level among adults with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR. Fifty-four men and women aged between 20 and 60 were randomized to inhale aromatherapy oil containing essential oil from sandalwood, geranium, and Ravensara or almond oil (the placebo for 5 minutes twice daily for 7 days. PAR symptoms determined by Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS, the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ, sleep quality by Verran Synder-Halpern (VSH scale, and fatigue level by Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS were assessed before and after intervention period. Compared with the placebo, the experimental group showed significant improvement in TNSS, especially in nasal obstruction. The aromatherapy group also showed significantly higher improvements in total score of RQLQ and CFS. These findings indicate that inhalation of certain aromatherapy oil helps relieve PAR symptoms, improve rhinitis-specific quality of life, and reduce fatigue in patients with PAR. In conclusion, inhalation of aromatherapy essential oil may have potential as an effective intervention to alleviate PAR.

  7. Effect of Inhalation of Aromatherapy Oil on Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Choi, Seo Yeon; Park, Kyungsook

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of aromatherapy oil inhalation on symptoms, quality of life, sleep quality, and fatigue level among adults with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR). Fifty-four men and women aged between 20 and 60 were randomized to inhale aromatherapy oil containing essential oil from sandalwood, geranium, and Ravensara or almond oil (the placebo) for 5 minutes twice daily for 7 days. PAR symptoms determined by Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS), the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ), sleep quality by Verran Synder-Halpern (VSH) scale, and fatigue level by Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS) were assessed before and after intervention period. Compared with the placebo, the experimental group showed significant improvement in TNSS, especially in nasal obstruction. The aromatherapy group also showed significantly higher improvements in total score of RQLQ and CFS. These findings indicate that inhalation of certain aromatherapy oil helps relieve PAR symptoms, improve rhinitis-specific quality of life, and reduce fatigue in patients with PAR. In conclusion, inhalation of aromatherapy essential oil may have potential as an effective intervention to alleviate PAR.

  8. 芳香疗法概述%Discussion of Aromatherapy

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    魏宇梅; 洪岩; 费夷敏; 林梦感; 杨国红; 王曙光

    2015-01-01

    Aromatherapy is using the natural plant spices or aromatic essential oil to reduce and prevent or treatment for human disea_ses. Essential has oils two_way regulating action on human nervous system,digestive system,respiratory system,skin,urinary system,as well as certain advantages in the resistance to atherosclerosis,anticancer,antibacterial,antibacterial,etc. Its advantage lies in the good permeability,fast metabolism,not retention,small toxicity,etc. As well,it is easy to throughout the blood brain barrier to achieve the purpose of treatment. It is worth noting that part of the volatile components in aromatic herbs is easy to loss and affect curative effect,es_sential oil to make up for the defects. Therefore,it is necessary to strengthen the studies of aromatherapy as clear its curative effect and dose,expanding the scope of its indications,synergy with other treatments and drugs,etc. In addition,the security research and industry standards of aromatherapy are also big problems to be solved.%芳香疗法是采用天然植物香料或其提取出的芳香精油,用于减轻、预防或治疗人体某些疾病的一种辅助方法。精油对人体神经系统、消化系统、呼吸系统、皮肤、泌尿系统等方面均有双向调节作用,并在抗动脉粥样硬化、抗癌、抗菌、抑菌等方面具有一定的优势。其优势主要在于渗透性好、代谢快、不滞留、毒性小等方面,同时又易于透过血脑屏障,从而达到开窍化浊、活血化瘀、疏风散寒、解肌发表等治疗目的。值得注意的是,部分含挥发性成分的芳香药材在煎煮过程中,由于挥发油很容易散失而影响疗效,精油弥补了这一缺陷。故很有必要加强芳香疗法的相关研究,如明确其疗效与剂量、扩大其适应证范围、与其他治疗以及药物的协同作用等。另外,芳香疗法的安全性研究以及行业标准的制定也是亟待解决的一大问题。

  9. Massage with aromatherapy: effectiveness on anxiety of users with personality disorders in psychiatric hospitalization

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    Thiago da Silva Domingos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using the essential oils (0.5% of Lavandula angustifolia and Pelargonium graveolens for anxiety reduction in patients with personality disorders during psychiatric hospitalization. METHOD Uncontrolled clinical trial with 50 subjects submitted to six massages with aromatherapy, performed on alternate days, on the cervical and the posterior thoracic regions. Vital data (heart and respiratory rate were collected before and after each session and an anxiety scale (Trait Anxiety Inventory-State was applied at the beginning and end of the intervention. The results were statistically analyzed with the chi square test and paired t test. RESULTS There was a statistically significant decrease (p < 0.001 of the heart and respiratory mean rates after each intervention session, as well as in the inventory score. CONCLUSION Aromatherapy has demonstrated effectiveness in anxiety relief, considering the decrease of heart and respiratory rates in patients diagnosed with personality disorders during psychiatric hospitalization.

  10. A systematic review of the use of aromatherapy in treatment of behavioral problems in dementia.

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    Fung, Jo Kamen K M; Tsang, Hector W H; Chung, Raymond C K

    2012-07-01

    We aimed to fill the literature gap by identifying the clinical benefits of aromatherapy in older adults with dementia, and its efficacy in reducing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) based on available randomized controlled trials (RCT). A systematic review of 11 clinical trials shortlisted from electronic databases from 1995 to 2011 was carried out. The RCT showed that aromatherapy had positive effects on reduction of BPSD, improvement in cognitive functions, increasing quality of life, enhancing independence of activities of daily living and so on. However, adverse effects were noted in some studies. Limitations on methodology are discussed and suggestions on directions of further studies are made. It is recommended that aromatherapy shows the potential to be applied as a therapeutic and safe complementary and alternative therapy for the management of BPSD on more evidence collected from better designed RCT.

  11. Research and Development of Aromatherapy%芳香疗法研究进展

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    翟秀丽; 俞益武; 吴媛媛; 李天佑; 杨爽

    2011-01-01

    This is a brief review on origin and development of aromatherapy, including the administration methods, study and application, mechanism and the safety. The developing prospect of aromatherapy was discussed.%从芳香疗法的发展历史、给药方式、研究应用、作用机理及其安全性等方面进行了综述,并对芳香疗法研究应用前景进行了展望.

  12. Aromatherapy Massage on the Abdomen for Alleviating Menstrual Pain in High School Girls: A Preliminary Controlled Clinical Study

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    Myung-Haeng Hur

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the alleviating effects of aromatherapy massage and acetaminophen on menstrual pain in Korean high school girls. Subjects were divided into two groups: the aromatherapy massage (treatment group (=32 and the acetaminophen (control group (=23. Aromatherapy massage was performed on subjects in the treatment group. The abdomen was massaged once using clary sage, marjoram, cinnamon, ginger, and geranium in a base of almond oil. The level of menstrual pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale at baseline and twenty-four hours afterward. The reduction of menstrual pain was significantly higher in the aromatherapy group than in the acetaminophen group. Using multiple regression, aromatherapy massage was found to be more highly associated with reduction in the level of menstrual pain than acetaminophen. These finding suggest that aromatherapy massage may be an effective treatment for menstrual pain in high school girls. However, it could not be verified whether the positive effects derived from the aromatherapy, the massage, or both. Further rigorous studies should be conducted using more objective measures.

  13. EFFECT OF MASSAGE AND AROMATHERAPY ON STRESS AND PROLACTIN LEVEL AMONG PRIMIPAROUS PUERPERAL MOTHERS IN SEMARANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA

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    Melyana Nurul Widyawati

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    Full Text Available Background: Exclusive breastfeeding in Semarang during the past five years remains low. Only 20 to 64% of mothers were breastfed exclusively in 2010-2012. The incidence of postpartum blues was reported by 29.9% mothers, and mostly (56.6% was primiparous. Objective: This study aims to determine the effect of Loving Massage, aromatherapy, and a combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy on stress levels, and changes in levels of prolactin in primiparous puerperal in Semarang. Method: A true experimental study with a randomized pretest-posttest control group design. Cluster random sampling was used to select 12 health centers from the 37 health centers in Semarang. A random assignment with a sealed envelope was performed to divide study participants into four groups; loving massage group, aromatherapy group, and a combination group of loving massage and aromatherapy, and a control group. A total of 52 primiparous puerperal mothers was involved, with 13 mothers were distributed equally in each group. Results: Loving Massage, aromatherapy, and a combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy effectively changed mother’s stress and prolactin levels. Effectiveness of each treatment assessed from the average difference in scores before and after treatment. Combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy had proven as the most effective treatment in reducing stress levels (11.61 ± 6.76, and increasing prolactin level (83.13 ± 6.41 ng/ml. Conclusions: Loving Massage & Aromatherapy shown to lower the levels of stress, and can increase the levels prolactin in postpartum primiparous. Therefore, it is recommended to provide Loving Massage therapy and aromatherapy to postpartum primiparous mothers.

  14. Aromatherapy as an adjuvant treatment in cancer care--a descriptive systematic review.

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    Boehm, Katja; Büssing, Arndt; Ostermann, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Claims of benefits of aromatherapy for cancer patients include reduced anxiety levels and relief of emotional stress, pain, muscular tension and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to provide an updated descriptive, systematic review of evidence from pre-clinical and clinical trials assessing the benefits and safety of aromatherapy for cancer patients. Literature databases such as Medline (via Ovid), the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Cochrane Central were searched from their inception until October 2010. Only studies on cancer cells or cancer patients were included. There is no long lasting effect of aromatherapy massage, while short term improvements were reported for general well being, anxiety and depression up to 8 weeks after treatment. The reviewed studies indicate short-term effects of aromatherapy on depression, anxiety and overall wellbeing. Specifically, some clinical trials found an increase in patient-identified symptom relief, psychological wellbeing and improved sleep. Furthermore, some found a short-term improvement (up to 2 weeks after treatment) in anxiety and depression scores and better pain control. Although essential oils have generally shown minimal adverse effects, potential risks include ingesting large amounts (intentional misuse); local skin irritation, especially with prolonged skin contact; allergic contact dermatitis; and phototoxicity from reaction to sunlight (some oils). Repeated topical administration of lavender and tea tree oil was associated with reversible prepubertal gynecomastia.

  15. The Effect of Diffused Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety among Baccalaureate Nursing Students

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    Johnson, Catherine E.

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    A quantitative, randomized, pretest, posttest study was conducted to assess the effect of aromatherapy on cognitive test anxiety among nursing students. Sophomore nursing students (n = 39) from a private, 4-year college, were randomized into either the control group (n = 18) or the experimental group (n = 21). Each participant completed the…

  16. Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the effects of aromatherapy massage on menopausal symptoms in Korean climacteric women. Kupperman's menopausal index was used to compare an experimental group of 25 climacteric women with a wait-listed control group of 27 climacteric women. Aromatherapy was applied topically to subjects in the experimental group in the form of massage on the abdomen, back and arms using lavender, rose geranium, rose and jasmine in almond and primrose oils once a week for 8 weeks (eight times in total. The experimental group reported a significantly lower total menopausal index than wait-listed controls (P < 0.05. There were also significant intergroup differences in subcategories such as vasomotor, melancholia, arthralgia and myalgia (all P < 0.05. These findings suggest that aromatherapy massage may be an effective treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, depression and pain in climacteric women. However, it could not be verified whether the positive effects were from the aromatherapy, the massage or both. Further rigorous studies should be done with more objective measures.

  17. Effects of aromatherapy on agitation and related caregiver burden in patients with moderate to severe dementia: A pilot study.

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    Turten Kaymaz, Tugce; Ozdemir, Leyla

    2016-11-29

    We examined the effects of aromatherapy on agitation in patients with dementia and evaluated related caregiver burden. Patients and their caregivers from two hospitals in Turkey were selected and divided into an intervention group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 14). Patients were stratified according to their dementia phase and intake of antipsychotic medication. The intervention group received aromatherapy via massage and inhalation at home for 4 weeks. The control group received no intervention. Data were collected using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). At 2 and 4 weeks, the NPI scores were significantly lower in the intervention group (p aromatherapy, agitation, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and caregiver distress significantly reduced, and aromatherapy prevented caregiver burden increase.

  18. Effects of Aromatherapy on the Anxiety, Vital Signs, and Sleep Quality of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients in Intensive Care Units

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    Mi-Yeon Cho

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aromatherapy on the anxiety, sleep, and blood pressure (BP of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI patients in an intensive care unit (ICU. Fifty-six patients with PCI in ICU were evenly allocated to either the aromatherapy or conventional nursing care. Aromatherapy essential oils were blended with lavender, roman chamomile, and neroli with a 6 : 2 : 0.5 ratio. Participants received 10 times treatment before PCI, and the same essential oils were inhaled another 10 times after PCI. Outcome measures patients' state anxiety, sleeping quality, and BP. An aromatherapy group showed significantly low anxiety (t=5.99, P<.001 and improving sleep quality (t=−3.65, P=.001 compared with conventional nursing intervention. The systolic BP of both groups did not show a significant difference by time or in a group-by-time interaction; however, a significant difference was observed between groups (F=4.63, P=.036. The diastolic BP did not show any significant difference by time or by a group-by-time interaction; however, a significant difference was observed between groups (F=6.93, P=.011. In conclusion, the aromatherapy effectively reduced the anxiety levels and increased the sleep quality of PCI patients admitted to the ICU. Aromatherapy may be used as an independent nursing intervention for reducing the anxiety levels and improving the sleep quality of PCI patients.

  19. The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic.

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    Çetinkaya, Bengü; Başbakkal, Zümrüt

    2012-04-01

    The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a possible treatment for this condition. This research was carried out on a group of 40 infants between 2 and 6 weeks of age with a gestational age of 38-42 weeks and normal development and growth. All the infants weighed between 2500 and 4000 g at birth and all exhibited the signs of colic. Infants in the treatment group received abdominal massage by their mothers using lavender oil, while those in the control group were not subject to an intervention. The infants in both control and treatment groups were monitored once a week by the researchers, in total five times. The effect of the massage was measured in terms of changes in the length of time the infants cried per week. The use of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of colic.

  20. The effect of aromatherapy on postoperative nausea in women undergoing surgical procedures.

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    Ferruggiari, Luisa; Ragione, Barbara; Rich, Ellen R; Lock, Kathleen

    2012-08-01

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common source of patient discomfort and decreased satisfaction. Aromatherapy has been identified as a complementary modality for the prevention and management of PONV. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of aromatherapy on the severity of postoperative nausea (PON) in women undergoing surgical procedures in the postanesthesia care unit. Women complaining of PON received traditional antiemetics, inhalation of peppermint oil, or saline vapor. A visual analog scale was used to rate nausea at the first complaint; at 5 minutes after intervention; and, if nausea persisted, at 10 minutes after intervention. At both 5 and 10 minutes, statistical analysis showed no significant differences between intervention and nausea rating. Obtaining eligible subjects was challenging. Although many women consented, most received intraoperative antiemetics and did not report nausea postoperatively.

  1. 精油的芳香疗法%Essential oils for aromatherapy

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    沈虹

    2011-01-01

    简要介绍了精油的提取方法以及精油的一些治疗功效。回顾了精油芳香疗法的历史和现状。介绍了芳香治疗用精油的不同用法,以及精油的作用机理,并对精油的芳香疗法的市场前景进行了概述。%The extractive methods and some curative effects of essential oils were introduced briefly.The history and the present situation of essential oils aromatherapy were overviewed.The effective mechanisms of essential oils for aromatherapy according to their different use were expounded.And the future market were prospected.

  2. The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia

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    Li-Wei Chien

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to determine the effects of 12 weeks of lavender aromatherapy on self-reported sleep and heart rate variability (HRV in the midlife women with insomnia. Sixty-seven women aged 45–55 years, with a CPSQI (Chinese version of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index greater than 5, were recruited from communities in Taiwan. The experimental group (=34 received lavender inhalation, 20 min each time, twice per week, for 12 weeks, with a total of 24 times. The control group (=33 received health education program for sleep hygiene with no intervention. The study of HRV was analyzed by time- and frequency-domain methods. Significant decrease in mean heart rate (HR and increases in SDNN (standard deviation of the normal-to-normal (NN intervals, RMSDD (square root of the mean squared differences of successive NN intervals, and HF (high frequency of spectral powers analysis after lavender inhalation were observed in the 4th and 12th weeks of aromatherapy. The total CPSQI score of study subjects was significantly decreased in the experimental group (<0.001, while no significant difference was observed across the same time period (=0.776 in the control group. Resting HR and HRV measurements at baseline 1 month and 3 months after allocation showed no significant difference between the experimental and control groups. The study demonstrated that lavender inhalation may have a persistent short-term effect on HRV with an increase in parasympathetic modulation. Women receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention. However, lavender aromatherapy does not appear to confer benefit on HRV in the long-term followup.

  3. The Impact of Aromatherapy on the Anxiety of Patients Experiencing Coronary Angiography

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    Homeyra Tahmasbi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Anxiety among patients experiencing coronary angiography increases within invasive studies including angiography. Anxiety as an intensifier at cardiovascular reactions can endanger patients in angiography clinics. Studies indicate that lavendula spica L. inhalation can decrease anxiety. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of aromatherapy on the anxiety level of patients experiencing coronary angiography. Materials and Methods: This research is a clinical trial study performed on a group of 96 patients hospitalized in Sari Fatemeh-Zahra Hospital for coronary angiography who were randomly selected. They were divided in two subject (45 patients and control (46 patients groups. Demographic data sheets, recording sheet of homodynamic variables and Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory were distributed among the two groups before and after aromatherapy. The data were analyzed using SPSS-16 as well as statistical T-test and chi-square test. Results: The two groups were homogenous in terms of gender, marital status, level of education, sickness background, age and health insurance. The data indicated that anxiety level decreased significantly in the subject group compared with the control group after aromatherapy (P < 0.0001. There was also a significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and respiratory rate as well as heartbeat parameters in these two groups. (P<0.05 Conclusion: Lavendula aroma inhalation can decrease anxiety level of patients before coronary angiography and accordingly aromatherapy can be used as health care intervention and mental support, without any side effects, for the patients before invasive interventions such as angiography.

  4. Expectancy of Stress-Reducing Aromatherapy Effect and Performance on a Stress-Sensitive Cognitive Task

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    Irina Chamine

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Stress-reducing therapies help maintain cognitive performance during stress. Aromatherapy is popular for stress reduction, but its effectiveness and mechanism are unclear. This study examined stress-reducing effects of aromatherapy on cognitive function using the go/no-go (GNG task performance and event related potentials (ERP components sensitive to stress. The study also assessed the importance of expectancy in aromatherapy actions. Methods. 81 adults were randomized to 3 aroma groups (active experimental, detectable, and undetectable placebo and 2 prime subgroups (prime suggesting stress-reducing aroma effects or no-prime. GNG performance, ERPs, subjective expected aroma effects, and stress ratings were assessed at baseline and poststress. Results. No specific aroma effects on stress or cognition were observed. However, regardless of experienced aroma, people receiving a prime displayed faster poststress median reaction times than those receiving no prime. A significant interaction for N200 amplitude indicated divergent ERP patterns between baseline and poststress for go and no-go stimuli depending on the prime subgroup. Furthermore, trends for beneficial prime effects were shown on poststress no-go N200/P300 latencies and N200 amplitude. Conclusion. While there were no aroma-specific effects on stress or cognition, these results highlight the role of expectancy for poststress response inhibition and attention.

  5. Aromatherapy with two essential oils from Satureja genre and mindfulness meditation to reduce anxiety in humans.

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    Soto-Vásquez, Marilú Roxana; Alvarado-García, Paúl Alan Arkin

    2017-01-01

    The goal of this study was to verify whether association of aromatherapy with essential oils of Satureja brevicalyx or Satureja boliviana and mindfulness meditation can reduce anxiety levels in humans. A randomized experimental trial was carried out with 108 participants who were divided into 6 groups, comprising a waiting list control group and five experimental groups. Aromatherapy was carried out by inhalation of essential oils while mindfulness intervention program was focused on "flow meditation". The anxiety index was evaluated by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Measures were taken two times: pretest and posttest. State and Trait anxiety scores showed a decrease in posttest study phase in comparison with pretest in all experimental groups (p aromatherapy and mindfulness meditation were used together. All Cohen's d scores were over to 1 that means a large size effect in anxiety variable. Percentages of change showed reductions of anxiety variable ranging between 20% and 47%. All treatments used isolated or associated, may be considered alternative treatment options for anxiety.

  6. Effect of Rosa aromatherapy on anxiety before cardiac catheterization: A randomized controlled trial

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    Atye Babaii

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Most patients experience moderate to severe anxiety before cardiac catheterization. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Rosa aromatherapy on anxiety before cardiac catheterization. Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients who met the inclusion criteria were conveniently sampled and randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups. Patients in the control group received routine care. In the experimental group, patients received routine care and Rosa aromatherapy for eighteen minutes. The level of anxiety was measured immediately before, and after the treatment. Results: In the stages before and after the study, there were no significant differences between the two groups in the terms of the mean scores of state and total anxiety. However, the mean score of trait anxiety in the experimental group was significantly lower than the control group. Furthermore, there was no significant difference between pre- and post-treatment in both groups. Conclusion: Most of the patients experience moderate to severe anxiety before cardiac catheterization. The findings of this study demonstrate that aromatherapy, as administered in this study, is not beneficial.

  7. Aromatherapy and the central nerve system (CNS): therapeutic mechanism and its associated genes.

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    Lv, Xiao Nan; Liu, Zhu Jun; Zhang, Huan Jing; Tzeng, Chi Meng

    2013-07-01

    Molecular medical research on aromatherapy has been steadily increasing for use as an adjuvant therapy in managing psychiatric disorders and to examine its therapeutic mechanisms. Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood. However, little research has been done on the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects, thus their mechanism of action remains ambiguous. Several hypotheses have been proposed regarding the therapeutic mechanism of depression. These have mainly centered on possible deficiencies in monoamines, neurotrophins, the neuroendocrine system, c-AMP, cation channels as well as neuroimmune interactions and epigenetics, however the precise mechanism or mechanisms related to depression have yet to be elucidated. In the current study, the effectiveness of aromatherapy for alleviating psychiatric disorders was examined using data collected from previously published studies and our unpublished data. A possible signaling pathway from olfactory system to the central nerve system and the associated key molecular elements of aromatherapy are also proposed.

  8. The Effect of Aromatherapy Abdominal Massage on Alleviating Menstrual Pain in Nursing Students: A Prospective Randomized Cross-Over Study

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    Tyseer M. F. Marzouk

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dysmenorrhea is a common cause of sickness absenteeism from both classes and work. This study investigated the effect of aromatherapy massage on a group of nursing students who are suffering of primary dysmenorrhea. A randomized blind clinical trial of crossover design was used. In the first treatment phase, group 1 ( received aromatherapy abdominal massage once daily for seven days prior to menstruation using the essential oils (cinnamon, clove, rose, and lavender in a base of almond oil. Group 2 ( received the same intervention but with placebo oil (almond oil. In the second treatment phase, the two groups switched to alternate regimen. Level and duration of pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were evaluated at the baseline and after each treatment phase. During both treatment phases, the level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggests that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea, or excessive menstrual bleeding.

  9. Optimizing methyl-eugenol aromatherapy to maximize posttreatment effects to enhance mating competitiveness of male Bactrocera carambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae).

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    Haq, Ihsan ul; Vreysen, Marc J B; Cacéres, Carlos; Shelly, Todd E; Hendrichs, Jorge

    2015-10-01

    Methyl-eugenol (ME) (1,2-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)benzene), a natural phytochemical, did enhance male Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock (Diptera: Tephritidae) mating competitiveness 3 d after ingestion. Enhanced male mating competitiveness can significantly increase the effectiveness of the sterile insect technique (SIT). ME application to mass reared sterile flies by feeding is infeasible. ME application by aromatherapy however, would be a very practical way of ME application in fly emergence and release facilities. This approach was shown to enhance mating competitiveness of B. carambolae 3 d posttreatment (DPT). Despite this added benefit, every additional day of delaying release will reduce sterile fly quality and will add cost to SIT application. The present study was planned to assess the effects of ME-aromatherapy on male B. carambolae mating competitiveness 1DPT and 2DPT. ME aromatherapy 1DPT or 2DPT did enhance mating competitiveness of B. carambolae males whereas ME feeding 1DPT and 2DPT did not. Male mating competitiveness was enhanced by the ME aromatherapy irrespective if they received 1DPT, 2DPT or 3DPT. ME aromatherapy, being a viable approach for its application, did enhance mating competitiveness of male B. carambolae 1 d posttreatment as ME feeding did 3 d after ingestion.

  10. The Clinical Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Reducing Pain for the Cancer Patients: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Ting-Hao Chen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Aromatherapy massage is an alternative treatment in reducing the pain of the cancer patients. This study was to investigate whether aromatherapy massage could improve the pain of the cancer patients. Methods. We searched PubMed and Cochrane Library for relevant randomized controlled trials without language limitations between 1 January 1990 and 31 July 2015 with a priori defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. The search terms included aromatherapy, essential oil, pain, ache, cancer, tumor, and carcinoma. There were 7 studies which met the selection criteria and 3 studies were eventually included among 63 eligible publications. Results. This meta-analysis included three randomized controlled trials with a total of 278 participants (135 participants in the massage with essential oil group and 143 participants in the control (usual care group. Compared with the control group, the massage with essential oil group had nonsignificant effect on reducing the pain (standardized mean difference = 0.01; 95% CI [-0.23,0.24]. Conclusion. Aromatherapy massage does not appear to reduce pain of the cancer patients. Further rigorous studies should be conducted with more objective measures.

  11. Research on Curriculum Plan and Learning Achievement for Aromatherapy with the Concept of the Chinese Five Elements

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    Hsu, Pei-Ching

    2012-01-01

    In Taiwan, people are getting more aware of beauty treatments and the concept of health care. This study hopes to bring all relevant concepts such as Aromatherapy, essential scented oils, medical foods, human meridians, Chinese five elements therapy, and beauty business management into the curriculum design, and seriously considered many factors…

  12. The Effects of Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology on Pain and Fatigue in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Gok Metin, Zehra; Ozdemir, Leyla

    2016-04-01

    Nonpharmacologic interventions for symptom management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are underinvestigated. Limited data suggest that aromatherapy massage and reflexology may help to reduce pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this study was to examine and compare the effects of aromatherapy massage and reflexology on pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study sample was randomly assigned to either an aromatherapy massage (n = 17), reflexology (n = 17) or the control group (n = 17). Aromatherapy massage was applied to both knees of subjects in the first intervention group for 30 minutes. Reflexology was administered to both feet of subjects in the second intervention group for 40 minutes during weekly home visits. Control group subjects received no intervention. Fifty-one subjects with rheumatoid arthritis were recruited from a university hospital rheumatology clinic in Turkey between July 2014 and January 2015 for this randomized controlled trial. Data were collected by personal information form, DAS28 index, Visual Analog Scale and Fatigue Severity Scale. Pain and fatigue scores were measured at baseline and within an hour after each intervention for 6 weeks. Pain and fatigue scores significantly decreased in the aromatherapy massage and reflexology groups compared with the control group (p massage (week 1 vs week 2 for pain, week 1 vs week 4 for fatigue) (p massage and reflexology are simple and effective nonpharmacologic nursing interventions that can be used to help manage pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  13. The effect of aromatherapy and massage administered in different ways to women with breast cancer on their symptoms and quality of life.

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    Ovayolu, Ozlem; Seviğ, Umit; Ovayolu, Nimet; Sevinç, Alper

    2014-08-01

    The primary objective of this study was to assess the effect of aromatherapy and classic massage administered in various ways to breast cancer patients on their symptoms and quality of life. The sampling consisted of 280 patients. Quality of life and symptoms of the patients were evaluated once at baseline and then at week 6 and week 10 following the intervention. After intervention, the control group was observed to have lower total quality of life score and subdomain scores, whereas fragrance, massage and aromatherapy massage groups had higher scores, and the increase was more obvious particularly in the patients in the aromatherapy massage group. Similarly, whereas psychological and physical symptoms were experienced more intensely in the control group, the severity of all the symptoms experienced by the other patients decreased at week 6 and week 10 as compared with baseline especially in the group that was administered massage with aromatherapy.

  14. Aromatherapy with Rosa Damascenes in Apnea, Bradycardia and Spo2 of Preterm Infants; a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Saeideh Aghagoli

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Background  Apnea is one of the most common problems in preterm neonates. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy on the reduction of apnea, bradycardia, and Pulse Oximetry (SPO2 in premature infants. Materials and Methods In a clinical trial study, 60 preterm neonates randomly divided in two groups and exposed to aromatherapy with Rosa damascenes distillate or distilled water beside the routine treatment. In experimental group, two drops of 10% Rosa damascenes distillate was dropped on the pad eye in second day of birth at 6 Am. The intervention was repeated in 9 AM, 12 Am, 15 PM and 18 PM hours. A same condition applied for control group and distilled water was dropped on the pad eye. The number of apnea attacks, bradycardia and decrease in SpO2 compared between two groups using chi-square test, independent t-test and repeated measure test. Results The overall apnea attacks, bradycardia, and SPO2 in tree studied days were lower in intervention group than control group (0.47±0.13 vs. 2.6±0.41, 0.47±0.13 vs. 2.56±0.41 and 0.70±0.17 vs. 2.77±0.21, respectively. In addition, the repeated measurement test showed that the mean number of apnea attacks, decrease in heart pulse rate, and decrease in SpO2 was statistically lower in intervention group with aromatherapy than controls in first, second, third and sum of three days (P< 0.05. Conclusion Aromatherapy with Rosa damascenes distillate can reduce more and speedy the occurrence of apnea attacks, bradycardia and SPO2 in premature infants, along with other routine treatment.

  15. Aromatherapy: Does It Help to Relieve Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Community-Dwelling Older Persons?

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    Shuk Kwan Tang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available To examine the effectiveness of an aromatherapy programme for older persons with chronic pain. The community-dwelling elderly people who participated in this study underwent a four-week aromatherapy programme or were assigned to the control group, which did not receive any interventions. Their levels of pain, depression, anxiety, and stress were collected at the baseline and at the postintervention assessment after the conclusion of the four-week programme. Eighty-two participants took part in the study. Forty-four participants (37 females, 7 males were in the intervention group and 38 participants (30 females, 8 males were in the control group. The pain scores were 4.75 (SD 2.32 on a 10-point scale for the intervention group and 5.24 (SD 2.14 for the control group before the programme. There was a slight reduction in the pain score of the intervention group. No significant differences were found in the same-group and between-group comparisons for the baseline and postintervention assessments. The depression, anxiety, and stress scores for the intervention group before the programme were 11.18 (SD 6.18, 9.64 (SD 7.05, and 12.91 (SD 7.70, respectively. A significant reduction in negative emotions was found in the intervention group (P<0.05. The aromatherapy programme can be an effective tool to reduce pain, depression, anxiety, and stress levels among community-dwelling older adults.

  16. Effects of aromatherapy massage on face-down posture-related pain after vitrectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Adachi, Naho; Munesada, Minako; Yamada, Noriko; Suzuki, Haruka; Futohashi, Ayano; Shigeeda, Takashi; Kato, Satoshi; Nishigaki, Masakazu

    2014-06-01

    Postoperative face-down posturing (FDP) is recommended to optimize the effects of intraocular gas tamponade after vitrectomy. However, patients undergoing FDP usually experience physical and psychological burdens. This 3-armed, randomized, single-center trial investigated the effects of aromatherapy on FDP-related physical pain. Sixty-three patients under FDP were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups: aromatherapy massage with essential oil (AT), oil massage without essential oil (OT), and a control group. The AT and OT groups received 10 minutes of massage by ward nurses trained by an aromatherapist, while the control group received usual care. Outcomes were assessed as short-term (pre- to post-intervention) and long-term (first to third postoperative day) changes in physical pain in five body regions using face-scale. The AT and OT groups both revealed similar short-term pain reductions after intervention, compared with the control group. Regarding long-term effects, neither group experienced significant effects until the second day. Significantly more pain reduction compared with usual care occurred on the third day, mainly in the AT group, though there were few significant differences between the AT and OT groups. In conclusion, this study suggests that simple oil massage is an effective strategy for immediate pain reduction in patients undergoing FDP, while aromatherapy may have a long-term effect on pain reduction.

  17. The effect of self-aromatherapy massage of the abdomen on the primary dysmenorrhoea.

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    Sadeghi Aval Shahr, H; Saadat, M; Kheirkhah, M; Saadat, E

    2015-05-01

    Primary dysmenorrhoea (PD) is the most common gynaecological complaint that occurs in women. This study was a randomised controlled trial. The subjects were 75 students whose severity of pain was measured by visual analogue scale (VAS). Subjects were randomly divided into three groups: massage group with rose oil (n = 25) who applied self-massage with Rose damascene; a placebo group (n = 25) who performed self-massage with unscented almond oil and a no treatment control group (n = 25) who applied just self-massage. All three groups received the intervention in the first day of menstruation in two subsequent cycles. The severity of pain was self-reported by the students before and after intervention. All three groups were matched in demographic characteristics. The baseline pain reduced in the first cycle but this reduction was not significant in the groups (p > 0.05). In the second cycle, the menstrual pain was significantly lower in the rose oil group than in the other two groups after intervention (between massage with rose oil, almond oil p = 0.003 and massage with rose oil and just massage p = 0.000). Massage with aromatherapy reduces the severity of primary dysmenorrhoea, in comparison with massage therapy alone.

  18. Effect of aromatherapy on dental patient anxiety: A randomized controlled trial

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    M Venkataramana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Dental anxiety is a common and potentially distressing problem, both for the patients and for dental practitioners. It is considered to be the main barrier and affects the working lives of dental professional potentially compromising their performance. Aim: To know the effect of aromatherapy in the reduction of dental anxiety and to compare the anxiety levels of dental patients with the control group. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled trial design was used. Of 40 dental clinics in Khammam town, 10 dental clinics were selected by simple random sampling method. A total of 100 patients attending the dental clinic for the first time were included in the study. Ambient odor of lavender was maintained with a candle warmer. A questionnaire comprising demographic information, smoking status, Modified dental anxiety scale (Humphries et al. in 1995, was given to the patients when they were waiting in the waiting room. Student's t-test and ANOVA test were used for data analysis. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Results: Considerable decrease in anxiety scores in 3 age groups was observed. A statistically significant (P = 0.002 decrease with age in mean anxiety score. A significant difference in anxiety scores of lavender group, a significant decrease of anxiety scores with an increase of age. Conclusion: Lavender decreased the current anxiety scores of patients effectively.

  19. The Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender Essential Oil on Anxiety and Stress in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Rajai

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental disorders before and after surgery. Aromatherapy is a treatment that has grown substantially in recent years in comparison with other complementary and alternative medicines (CAM to relieve anxiety. Objectives This study investigated the effect of inhaling lavender essence on the physiological and psychological status of patients who are candidates for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery. Methods This randomized clinical trial was performed on 60 patients who were undergoing CABG surgery at the hospitals of Artesh Jomhory Eslami (AJA University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Patients who met specific inclusion criteria were selected and randomly allocated into two groups: a control group that inhaled room air and an experimental group that inhaled from a piece of cotton impregnated with two drops of lavender essence. This intervention was done on the morning of surgery. To evaluate these measures, a Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS questionnaire was filled out by the patient before and after the intervention. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and analytic statistics. Results After the intervention, the study results showed statistically significant differences between the two study groups in heart rate (mean = 78.83, P = 0.02 and anxiety level (mean = 6.63, P = 0.02. However, the differences between the two groups were not significant regarding stress level (mean = 8.63, P = 0.55 and other physiological variables. Conclusions Inhalation aromatherapy is an effective method for reducing the heart rate and the level of anxiety in patients before CABG surgery. Given that the physiological and psychological health of patients are important responsibilities for nurses, aromatherapy can be considered a safe and effective relaxation method before invasive interventions. Learning this method is recommended for students and nurses.

  20. A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Decreasing Salivary Gland Damage following Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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    Okizaki, Atsutaka; Takahashi, Koji

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of aromatherapy in decreasing salivary gland damage for patients undergoing radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Materials and Methods. The subjects were 71 patients with DTC. They were divided into aromatherapy group (group A, n = 35) and a control group (group B, n = 36). We blended 1.0 mL of lemon and 0.5 mL of ginger essential oils. The patients in the inhalation aromatherapy group inhaled this blend oil and those in the control group inhaled distilled water as placebo for 10 min during admission. We statistically compared salivary gland function before and after treatment between groups A and B. Results. In comparison with group B, the rate of change of the accumulation rate was significantly higher in the parotid glands and submandibular glands of group A (P < 0.05). In comparison with group B, a significant increase in rate of secretion change before and after treatment was noted in the bilateral parotid glands in group A (P < 0.05). Conclusion. Because an amelioration of salivary gland function was observed in the present study, our results suggest the efficacy of aromatherapy in the prevention of treatment-related salivary gland disorder. This trial is registered with UMIN Clinical Trial Registry: UMIN000013968. PMID:28042578

  1. A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Decreasing Salivary Gland Damage following Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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    Michihiro Nakayama

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of aromatherapy in decreasing salivary gland damage for patients undergoing radioactive iodine (RAI therapy with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC. Materials and Methods. The subjects were 71 patients with DTC. They were divided into aromatherapy group (group A, n=35 and a control group (group B, n=36. We blended 1.0 mL of lemon and 0.5 mL of ginger essential oils. The patients in the inhalation aromatherapy group inhaled this blend oil and those in the control group inhaled distilled water as placebo for 10 min during admission. We statistically compared salivary gland function before and after treatment between groups A and B. Results. In comparison with group B, the rate of change of the accumulation rate was significantly higher in the parotid glands and submandibular glands of group A (P<0.05. In comparison with group B, a significant increase in rate of secretion change before and after treatment was noted in the bilateral parotid glands in group A (P<0.05. Conclusion. Because an amelioration of salivary gland function was observed in the present study, our results suggest the efficacy of aromatherapy in the prevention of treatment-related salivary gland disorder. This trial is registered with UMIN Clinical Trial Registry: UMIN000013968.

  2. A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Decreasing Salivary Gland Damage following Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.

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    Nakayama, Michihiro; Okizaki, Atsutaka; Takahashi, Koji

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of aromatherapy in decreasing salivary gland damage for patients undergoing radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Materials and Methods. The subjects were 71 patients with DTC. They were divided into aromatherapy group (group A, n = 35) and a control group (group B, n = 36). We blended 1.0 mL of lemon and 0.5 mL of ginger essential oils. The patients in the inhalation aromatherapy group inhaled this blend oil and those in the control group inhaled distilled water as placebo for 10 min during admission. We statistically compared salivary gland function before and after treatment between groups A and B. Results. In comparison with group B, the rate of change of the accumulation rate was significantly higher in the parotid glands and submandibular glands of group A (P aromatherapy in the prevention of treatment-related salivary gland disorder. This trial is registered with UMIN Clinical Trial Registry: UMIN000013968.

  3. Aromatherapy: does it help to relieve pain, depression, anxiety, and stress in community-dwelling older persons?

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    Tang, Shuk Kwan; Tse, M Y Mimi

    2014-01-01

    To examine the effectiveness of an aromatherapy programme for older persons with chronic pain. The community-dwelling elderly people who participated in this study underwent a four-week aromatherapy programme or were assigned to the control group, which did not receive any interventions. Their levels of pain, depression, anxiety, and stress were collected at the baseline and at the postintervention assessment after the conclusion of the four-week programme. Eighty-two participants took part in the study. Forty-four participants (37 females, 7 males) were in the intervention group and 38 participants (30 females, 8 males) were in the control group. The pain scores were 4.75 (SD 2.32) on a 10-point scale for the intervention group and 5.24 (SD 2.14) for the control group before the programme. There was a slight reduction in the pain score of the intervention group. No significant differences were found in the same-group and between-group comparisons for the baseline and postintervention assessments. The depression, anxiety, and stress scores for the intervention group before the programme were 11.18 (SD 6.18), 9.64 (SD 7.05), and 12.91 (SD 7.70), respectively. A significant reduction in negative emotions was found in the intervention group (Paromatherapy programme can be an effective tool to reduce pain, depression, anxiety, and stress levels among community-dwelling older adults.

  4. Aromatherapy for stress reduction in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

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    Hur, Myung-Haeng; Song, Ji-Ah; Lee, Jeonghee; Lee, Myeong Soo

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this review was to systematically assess the effectiveness of aromatherapy for stress management. Seven databases were searched from their inception through April 2014. RCTs testing aromatherapy against any type of controls in healthy human person that assessed stress level and cortisol level were considered. Two reviewers independently performed the selection of the studies, data abstraction and validations. The risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane criteria. Five RCTs met our inclusion criteria, and most of them had high risk of bias. Four RCTs tested the effects of aroma inhalation compared with no treatment, no aroma, and no odour oil. The meta-analysis suggested that aroma inhalation has favourable effects on stress management (n=80; standard mean difference (SMD), -0.96; 95% CI, -1.44 to -0.48; P<0.0001; I(2)=0%). Three of included RCTs tested aroma inhalation on saliva or serum cortisol level compared with control and meta-analysis failed to show significant difference between two groups (n=88, SMDs -0.62; 95% CIs -1.26 to 0.02, P=0.06, I(2)=46%). In conclusion, there is limited evidence suggesting that aroma inhalation may be effective in controlling stress. However, the number, size and quality of the RCTs are too low to draw firm conclusions.

  5. The Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender Essential Oil on Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Hemodialysis Patients: A Clinical Trial

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    Ali Tayebi

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Depression, anxiety and stress are common among hemodialysis patients affecting their mental health and quality of life, leading to multiple dysfunctions. Anti-anxiety effects of aromatherapy, as one of the domains of complementary medicine, have been investigated in several studies. Aim: Investigation of the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on depression, anxiety and stress rates in hemodialysis patients. Methods: This study was a randomized controlled clinical trial performed on 60 patients undergoing hemodialysis in Tehran, Iran in 2014. The patients were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. To measure the rate of depression, anxiety and stress, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21 was used. In the intervention group, the patients were asked to inhale the lavender essential oil smeared on a piece of cloth (three drops of oil for one hour during the hemodialysis procedure. After 4 weeks, the rates of depression, anxiety and stress were re-measured. Data analysis was performed by SPSS software version 14 using chi-square, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney U statistical tests. Results: In this study, 33(60% of the participants were male, and 53(96.4% were married.  After the intervention, the scores of depression (P

  6. Analgesia Is Enhanced by Providing Information regarding Good Outcomes Associated with an Odor: Placebo Effects in Aromatherapy?

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    Yuri Masaoka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available No previous report has described whether information regarding an odor used in aromatherapy has placebo effects. We investigated whether placebo analgesia was engendered by verbal information regarding the analgesic effects of an odor. Twelve of 24 subjects were provided with the information that a lavender odor would reduce pain (informed, whereas the other 12 subjects were not (not-informed. Concurrent with respiration recording, the subjects were administered a lavender-odor or no-odor treatment during application of painful stimulation to the forefinger. The subjects reported their experience of pain and its unpleasantness on a visual analogue scale after the painful stimulation. The lavender-odor treatment significantly alleviated pain and unpleasantness compared with the no-odor treatment in the informed (P<0.01 and not-informed groups (P<0.05. The no-odor treatment in the informed group significantly alleviated pain and unpleasantness compared with both the no-odor and lavender-odor treatments in the not-informed group (P<0.05. Rapid and shallow breathing induced by the painful stimulation became slow and deep during the lavender-odor and no-odor treatments in both groups. Information regarding a lavender odor, the lavender odor itself, and slower breathing contributed to reduced perceptions of pain and unpleasantness during painful stimulation, suggesting that placebo effects significantly contribute to analgesia in aromatherapy.

  7. Effect of aromatherapy massage on pain easing after cesarean section%香薰按摩对减轻剖宫产术后疼痛的效果

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    黄丽燕; 周嘉燕; 陈毓婵; 贺辉; 刘伟平; 罗震; 廖拾零; 余凤仙; 陈霞萍; 蔡丽萍

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨香薰按摩对减轻剖宫产产妇术后疼痛的效果.方法 随机选择无慢性躯体疾病、无精神障碍、新生儿出生时健康、术后不使用麻醉镇痛泵的住院行剖宫产的初产妇456例,随机分成对照组和干预组各228例.对照组实施产后常规护理,干预组在常规护理的同时实施全身植物精华香薰按摩,比较两组剖宫产术后产妇切口疼痛、子宫收缩疼痛及产后相关的其他躯体疼痛不适和镇痛药物的使用情况.结果 干预组产妇术后不同时间的疼痛程度明显优于对照组(P<0.05),干预组产妇术后24 h后不再需要使用镇痛药物.结论 香薰按摩能有效减轻剖宫产产妇术后的疼痛程度,减少镇痛药物的使用次数.%Objective To discuss the effect of aromatherapy massage on pain easing after cesarean section.Methods 456 primiparas without chronic body disease,mental disorder,postoperative analgesia or unhealthy neonates were selected and randomly divided into control group(228 cases)and experimental group(228 cases).The control group received routine care,and the experimental group received plant essence aromatherapy massage besides routine care. Postpartum incision pain,uterine contraction pain and other body discomfort,as well as analgesic drug use after cesarean section were compared between the two groups. Results The degree of the pain at different stages in the experimental group was significantly lower than the control group(P <0. 05). Analgesic drug was not needed 24 hours after cesarean section in the experimental group. Conclusions Aromatherapy massage effectively eases pain after cesarean section and reduces analgesic drug use.

  8. Research Advances in the Effect of Aromatherapy on Sedative-hypnotic%芳香疗法镇静催眠作用的研究进展

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    刘静

    2012-01-01

    随着芳香疗法的应用推广、理论体系的建立,其针对性治疗失眠方面的研究也有了长足的进步.目前,主要研究的具有镇静催眠作用的芳香植物包括薰衣草、缬草、柑橘等,通过对它们的研究发现用药途径、环境等因素可使得镇静催眠效果有所不同.故研究者进一步探讨了芳香疗法镇静催眠作用的机制,其中芳香透皮吸收和芳香吸入疗法已得到一些实验证实,芳香吸入通过嗅觉途径作用于中枢神经系统的也已得到合理假设,但仍需实验进一步论证.%Following the aromatherapy application,extension and theory system establishment,the pertinent treatment of insomnia research has made great progress. Currently,the major research of aromatic plants which have sedative-hypnotic effects including lavender, valerian, sweet orange, etc. Through study upon them,researchers found that the different administration pathways,environment,and other factors may bring about different effects. So researchers investigated the mechanism of aromatherapy on sedative and hypnotic further,in which aromatic absorbed through skin and aromatic inhalation therapy have been confirmed by a number of experiments,aromatic inhalation through the olfactory pathway on the central nervous system has also been rested on some reasonable assumptions,but still needs experiments for verification.

  9. Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Type IV Hypersensitivity) and Type I Hypersensitivity Following Aromatherapy with Ayurvedic Oils (Dhanwantharam Thailam, Eladi Coconut Oil) Presenting as Generalized Erythema and Pruritus with Flexural Eczema.

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    Lakshmi, Chembolli

    2014-05-01

    Herbal and Ayurvedic medications, believed to be "mild" and "natural" are usually sought as the first line of treatment before resorting to "stronger" allopathic medication. There are very few reports of adverse reactions to either topical and/or systemic Ayurvedic medications. Massage aromatherapy with ayurvedic oils plays an important role in alleviation of pain, but may cause allergic contact dermatitis. This is the second case report of allergic contact dermatitis to ayurvedic oil.

  10. Allergic Contact Dermatitis (type IV hypersensitivity and type I hypersensitivity following aromatherapy with ayurvedic oils (Dhanwantharam thailam, Eladi coconut oil presenting as generalized erythema and pruritus with flexural eczema

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    Chembolli Lakshmi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Herbal and Ayurvedic medications, believed to be "mild" and "natural" are usually sought as the first line of treatment before resorting to "stronger" allopathic medication. There are very few reports of adverse reactions to either topical and/or systemic Ayurvedic medications. Massage aromatherapy with ayurvedic oils plays an important role in alleviation of pain, but may cause allergic contact dermatitis. This is the second case report of allergic contact dermatitis to ayurvedic oil.

  11. Physiological effects in aromatherapy

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    2004-01-01

    The effects of aromas on humans are divided into physiological and psychological effects. The physiological effect acts directly on the physical organism, the psychological effect acts via the sense of smell or olfactory system, which in turn may cause a physiological effect. This paper reviews on the physiological effects which are used for the evaluation of the effects of aromas. Physiological parameters, i.e. heart rate blood pressure, electrodermal activity, electroencephalogram, slow pot...

  12. Physiological effects in aromatherapy

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of aromas on humans are divided into physiological and psychological effects. The physiological effect acts directly on the physical organism, the psychological effect acts via the sense of smell or olfactory system, which in turn may cause a physiological effect. This paper reviews on the physiological effects which are used for the evaluation of the effects of aromas. Physiological parameters, i.e. heart rate blood pressure, electrodermal activity, electroencephalogram, slow potential brain waves (contingent negativevariation, and eye blink rate or pupil functions, are used as indices for the measurement of the aroma effects

  13. [Aromatherapy in nursing homes].

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    Barré, Lucile

    2015-01-01

    Pierre Delaroche de Clisson hospital uses essential oils as part of its daily organisation for the treatment of pain and the development of palliative care. The setting up of this project, in nursing homes and long-term care units, is the fruit of a complex mission carried out by a multidisciplinary team, which had to take into account the risks involved and overcome a certain amount of reluctance.

  14. Effectiveness of aromatherapy for somatopathy comorbided insomnia:a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials%芳香疗法对躯体疾病相关性失眠治疗作用的Meta分析

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    董慈; 马丽; 刘少娜; 张欣; 孙爱; 陈海英; 王巍; 顾平

    2016-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy for somatopathy comorbided insomnia in patients.Methods Electronic database Pubmed,CBM,ScienceDirect,FMRS,CNKI,Wanfang and Vip digital database were searched to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs)on aromatherapy for comorbid insomnia in patients.Studies were selected and data were extracted by two investigators independently. Meta-analysis was conducted by RevMan 5.3.Results Seven studies met the inclusion criteria,involving 508 patients.The results of meta-analysis favoured aromatherapy more than the control (P <0.01 ).Conclusion Aromatherapy can improve somatopathy comorbided insomnia in patients significantly. Therefore, aromatherapy is recommended as a complementary therapy to improve insomnia in patients with somatopathy.%目的:评价芳香疗法对躯体疾病相关性失眠的影响。方法检索电子数据库Pubmed、ScienceDirect、中国生物医学文献数据库(CBM)、外文医学信息资源检索平台(FMRS)、中国知网(CNKI)、万方数据资源系统和维普期刊资源整合服务平台(VIP)等关于芳香疗法对于躯体疾病相关性失眠研究的随机对照实验。由2名研究者独立筛选文献和提取有效数据,采用 RevMan 5.3软件进行 Meta 分析。结果纳入7篇文献,共508例患者。Meta 分析结果显示,芳香疗法对躯体疾病相关性失眠的作用优于对照组(P<0.01)。结论芳香疗法可以改善躯体疾病相关性失眠的睡眠质量。因此,推荐临床将芳香疗法作为补充疗法,用于改善躯体疾病相关性失眠的症状。

  15. Establishment and Consideration for Aromatherapy Regulation in China%我国芳香疗法标准制订与思考

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    梅家齐

    2008-01-01

    芳香疗法(Aromatherapy)是一种整体治疗方法,主要是针对人类的身体、理智、心灵深处的需要,以及生活形态、人际关系、社会活动等方面的要求.它是一门利用芳香植物产品治疗疾病的艺术科学.我国在发展芳香疗法的短暂十儿年中,在目前国内呈快速发展趋势的同时,市场安全伤害事故也时有发生,夸大扭曲精油疗效的广告也很常见.这些市场行为给芳香疗法安全性带来较大隐患.怎样才能有效规范市场呢?我们认为法规和标准的早日制订迫在眉捷.

  16. 香薰按摩在产后抑郁患者中应用的效果评价%Application of aromatherapy massage in postpartum depression and effect evaluation

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    黄丽燕; 余凤仙; 廖拾零

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To understand the application effect of aromatherapy massage by using plant extracts and its impact factors.[Methods] 94 pregnancy women whose Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale(EPDS)assessment score ranged between 10~20 points were selected in this study.They were implemented the aromatherapy massage 24 hours after delivery.49 cases treated with implementa-tion of the aromatherapy massage from maternal to puerperium were set as the observation group,45 cases whose aromatherapy massage was interrupted by various reasons after discharge were named as the control group.The EPDS score and growth and development indexes were compared 7,14,28,42 days postpartum.[Results] The EPDS scores in the observation group were lower than those in the control group 28,42 days postpartum.The growth and development indexes if infants were better than in the control group.Family-related factor was a direct impact on continuous implementation of aromatherapy massage postpartum.[Conclusions] Continuous implementation of aromatherapy massage by using plant extracts in the whole puerperium combined with psychological counseling by the massage nurses can regulate the maternal emotion,alleviate depression of these women.The puerpera with higher EPDS scores can't take good care of the infants,and can affect the development of the infants.%目的 探讨植物精华香薰按摩在产后抑郁患者中的实施效果及影响其实施的因素.方法选择《爱丁堡产后抑郁量表》(EPDS)评定总分在10~20分的产妇94例,产后24h实施香薰按摩,把持续实施按摩至产褥期结束的49例产妇作为观察组,出院后因各种因素影响,使按摩实施不能持续进行的45例作为对照组.比较2组产妇产后7、14、28、42 d的EPDS评分和婴儿出生28d时的各项生长发育指标.结果 产后28d、42d观察组产妇EPDS评分明显低于对照组,其婴儿发育相关指标明显好于对照组.家庭相关因素是直接影响按摩连续

  17. Research the Idea of Aromatherapy as Adjuvant Therapy for Postpartum Depression%芳香疗法辅助治疗产后抑郁症的设想研究

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    张乃舒; 王佩娟

    2014-01-01

    [目的]为芳香疗法对辅助治疗产后抑郁症提供理论依据。[方法]本文概述了产后抑郁症发生的现代医学病因病理和中医学病因病机。从芳香药物对患者的情绪脑作用和刺激前额叶皮质血流量改善抑郁状态的两个方面详细阐述了芳香疗法现代医学理论依据。同时也从药物的归经及性味阐述中医学理论依据。[结果]现代医学认为芳香疗法能有效改善抑郁和焦虑的症状,并且具有起效快维持时间长的特点。中医学认为芳香药物具有的“疏肝理气、养血和血”的作用,可以有效治疗产后抑郁状态。[结论]芳香疗法作为辅助疗法可以有效缓解产后抑郁症患者痛苦,且作为辅助治疗手段会有更为广阔的未来。%Purpose]Providing theoretical basis for using aromatherapy as an adjuvant therapy to treat postpartum depression. [Method]The research summarizes the etiological factors, pathogenesis of postpartum depression and il ustrates the basis of treatment for aromatherapy in the perspectives of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. [Result]It confirms the theoretical basis for using aromatherapy as adjuvant therapy to treat postpartum depression. [Conclusion] As an adjuvant therapy, aromatherapy could effectively al eviate the suffering of patients and it would have a bright future.

  18. Effect of Aromatherapy in Stage of Labor on Delivery%产程中应用芳香疗法的效果观察

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    黄雪群; 彭政; 骆玉华

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨产程中应用芳香疗法对分娩结局的影响。方法选择262例单胎、初产妇、头位、足月,排除孕期胎儿窘迫、严重合并症及并发症的初产妇为研究对象。以产妇入院日期的单双号分组,对照组产妇除按常规观察护理外,在宫口开大2~3 cm时予以芳香疗法,对照组按产程观察常规观察护理。比较两组产妇分娩中疼痛程度、产程的时间、产程中用药、分娩方式、新生儿出生体质量、新生儿窒息率及产妇产后出血率。结果观察组疼痛程度低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);观察组第一、第二产程及总产程比对照组缩短,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);观察组自然分娩率高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);观察组产程中盐酸哌替啶、缩宫素的使用率低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P0.05). Conclusion Aromatherapy is effective for uniparas to reduce the pain and the usage rate of medications and speed up the stage of labor. It could promote natural birth and decrease the rate of cesarean delivery.

  19. Application of aromatherapy in early intervention of elderly patients with acute trauma%香薰疗法在老年急性创伤患者早期干预中的应用

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    张尔玲

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore the application effects of aromatherapy in early intervention of elderly patients with acute trauma. Methods:116 elderly patients with acute trauma are divided into control group and intervention group randomly. The control group was intervened with the clinical pathway, on the basis of which, the intervention group were implemented by aromatherapy. The levels of pain and anxiety for those two groups in the first 7 days were compared. Results: 3 days later of intervention, the levels of pain and anxiety of intervention group is lower than that in the control one, which has a significant effect after 3 days of intervention (P<0.01). Conclusion:the aromatherapy would be able to reduce the levels of pain and anxiety of the patients with acute trauma effectively.%目的:探讨香薰疗法在老年急性创伤患者早期干预中的应用效果。方法:将116例老年急性创伤患者按住院时间先后分为对照组和干预组,对照组按临床路径干预,干预组在此基础上实施香薰疗法,比较两组患者创伤后7d内的疼痛水平、焦虑水平。结果:干预后3d、出院时,干预组患者的疼痛和焦虑水平均低于对照组患者,其中干预后3d效果显著(P<0.01)。结论:香薰疗法能够有效的降低老年急性创伤患者早期疼痛水平,并降低了焦虑水平。

  20. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ)

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  1. 帕罗西汀联合芳香疗法和认知疗法治疗抑郁症对照研究%A control study of paroxetine combined with aromatherapy and cognitive therapy for depression

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    徐淑敏; 刘爱红; 孟焱

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical efficacy of paroxetine combined with aromatherapy and cogni-tive therapy for depression .Methods Eighty depression patients were randomly divided into two groups of 40 ones each ,both groups took orally paroxetine ,and research group was plus aromatherapy and cognitive therapy for 6 weeks .Efficacies were assessed with the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD)and Clinical Global Impression-Severity of Illness (CGI-SI) before and after treatment ,adverse reactions recorded any time .Results The HAMD and CGI-SI scores in each period were significantly lower in research than con-trol group (P< 0 .05 or 0 .01);at the end of the 6th week cure and total effective rate were respectively 42 .5% and 100 .0% in research and 20 .0% and 90 .0% in control group ,the former were significantly higher than the latter (χ2 =4 .71 ,4 .21 ;P<0 .05) .There were no severe adverse reactions in both groups during treatment .Conclusion Paroxetine combined with aromatherapy and cognitive therapy for depres-sion could improve clinical effect notably ,takes effect more rapidly and has higher safety compared with single paroxetine treatment .%目的:探讨帕罗西汀联合芳香疗法和认知疗法治疗抑郁症的临床疗效。方法将80例抑郁症患者随机分为两组,每组40例,两组均口服帕罗西汀治疗,研究组在此基础上联合芳香疗法和认知疗法治疗,观察6周。治疗前后采用汉密顿抑郁量表和临床总体印象量表-疾病严重程度分量表评定疗效,随时记录治疗过程中出现的不良反应。结果研究组治疗各时段汉密顿抑郁量表和临床总体印象量表-疾病严重程度分量表评分均显著低于对照组( P<0.05或0.01);治疗6周末,痊愈率42.5%、总有效率100.0%,对照组分别为20.0%、90.0%,研究组显著高于对照组(χ2=4.71、4.21,P<0.05)。治疗过程中两组均未出现严重不良反应。结论

  2. 苍艾香薰油的气相色谱——质谱分析%An Analysis of Cang - ai Aromatherapy Oils by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

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    陈柏君; 马云淑; 熊磊

    2011-01-01

    Objective; To analyze the main chemical components of Cang - ai aromatherapy oils and e-valuate the feasibility of the extracting technology. Methods; The volatile oils were extracted from the compound Cang - ai by steam distillation. The stability of extraction was observed and the main chemical components were analyzed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry ( GC - MS) as well. The relative percentages of components were counted by normalization calculate. Results; 37 chemical components were detected from the volatile extraction and 13 of them were identified the chemical composition which keep the main effective component of the prescription. The volume of Cang - Ai essential oils had no significant change after heatting at high temperature while its color was obviously change. And, the contents of the chemical composition were reduced certainly by heatting. Conclusion; The extracting technology for Cang - ai aromatherapy oils could keep the main effective components of the prescription.%目的:研究苍艾香熏油的主要化学成分,考察提取工艺的可行性.方法:采用水蒸气蒸馏法从苍艾复方中提取挥发油,观察苍艾香薰油的稳定性并用气相色谱-质谱联用( GC - MS)法对其主要化学成分进行分析鉴定,用归一法计算各组分的相对百分含量.结果:本实验提取出的挥发油共检测出37种化学成分,鉴定了其中13种主要化学成分及含量,能较好的保留组方中药物的主要成分;高温加热后苍艾香薰油的体积无明显变化,颜色变化较为明显,且对药物化学成分的含量有一定的影响,能降低其大部分有效成分的含量.结论:苍艾香薰油提取工艺可行,能较好的保留组方中药物的主要有效成分.

  3. Effect of auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy on anxiety and quality of life in patients with colorectal surgery%耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者焦虑和生活质量的影响

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    王晨霞; 金昌德; 王彦鑫; 张萌

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy on anxiety and quality of life in patients with colorectal surgery.Methods A total of 135 patients with colorectal surgery were randomly divided into group A (auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy),group B(auricular-plaster therapy),group C (aromatherapy),group D(blank).Anxiety and life quality levels of four groups were determined by using self-rating anxiety scale(SAS),quality of life instruments for cancer patients (QLICP-CR)and were compared between four groups before and after intervention.Results The SAS and QLICP-CR scores of group A were lower than those of group B,group C and group D after intervention.The SAS and QLICP-CR scores of group B and group C were lower than that of group D after intervention.There were no statistical significant differences in SAS and QLICP-CR scores between group B and group C after intervention.Conclusions Auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively alleviate anxiety of patients with colorectal surgery and improve their quality of life,and the effect is better than that of auricular-plaster therapy and aromatherapy.%目的 评价耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者焦虑和生活质量的影响.方法 将135例大肠癌手术患者随机分为A组(耳穴按压配合芳香疗法)33例、B组(耳穴按压)33例、C组(芳香疗法)34例、D组(空白组)35例,采用焦虑自评量表(SAS)、大肠癌生活质量测定量表(QLICP-CR)对4组干预前后的焦虑和生活质量水平进行测试并比较不同方法的效果.结果 A、B、C组干预前后SAS与QLICP-CR总分比较差异均有统计学意义;A、B、C组干预后的SAS和QLICP-CR总分与D组比较差异均有统计学意义;A组干预后SAS和QLICP-CR总分与B、C组比较,比较差异均有统计学意义;C组干预后SAS和QLICP-CR总分与B组比较差异无统计学意义.结论 耳穴按压配合芳香疗

  4. 耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者应激反应的影响%The effect of auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy on stress responses in patients receiving colorectal surgery

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    王晨霞; 王仲兰; 庄桂学; 金昌德

    2013-01-01

    目的 评价耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对缓解大肠癌手术患者应激反应的效果.方法 将135例大肠癌手术患者分为A组33例(耳穴按压配合芳香疗法)、B组33例(耳穴按压)、C组34例(芳香疗法)、D组35例(空白对照).采用焦虑自评量表(SAS)对4组患者不同时间点的焦虑水平进行测试;记录4组患者不同时间点的心率和血压.结果 4组不同测量时间及组间的焦虑评分、血压、心率比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.01).干预后A组焦虑评分、血压、心率低于B、C、D组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).干预后B组和C组焦虑评分、血压、心率低于D组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).干预后B组焦虑评分、血压、心率与C组比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 耳穴按压配合芳香疗法能有效减轻大肠癌手术患者的焦虑,稳定血压和心率,且效果优于单独采用耳穴按压或芳香疗法.%Objective To evaluate the effect of auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy on stress responses in patients receiving colorectal surgery.Methods Totally 135 patients receiving colorectal surgery were randomly divided into group A(auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy),group B(auricular-plaster therapy),group C (aromatherapy) and group D(blank).The patients' anxiety was assessed by Self-Rating Anxiety Scale(SAS).Moreover,the patients' heart rate(HR) and blood pressure(BP) were recorded at different time.Results A group main effect(P<0.01),time main effect(P<0.01) and interaction effect between time and group was found(P<0.01).After intervention,the patients' anxiety,BP and HR in group A were significantly lower than group B,C and D(P<0.05); the patients' anxiety,BP and HR in group B and group C were significantly lower than group D(P<0.05).Conclusion Auricular-plaster therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively alleviate anxiety and stabilize BP and HR in patients with colorectal

  5. Eficácia da aromaterapia na redução de níveis de estresse e ansiedade em alunos de graduação da área da saúde: estudo preliminar Effectiveness of aromatherapy in reducing stress and anxiety levels in undergraduate health science students: a preliminary study

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    Cassandra Santantonio de Lyra

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a eficácia de aromaterapia na diminuição de níveis de estresse e ansiedade (traço e estado de alunos de graduação de cursos na área da saúde. Participaram do estudo 36 sujeitos, com idade entre 18 e 29 anos, que foram divididos entre os que receberam tratamento (grupo aroma, n=18 e o grupo controle (n=18. Os sujeitos foram avaliados quanto a níveis de estresse e ansiedade antes e após o período de intervenção, pela Lista de Sintomas de Estresse e pelo Inventário de Ansiedade Traço e Estado. O tratamento de aromaterapia consistiu em sete sessões (duas vezes por semana de dez minutos de inalação com uma sinergia de óleos essenciais elaborada especificamente. Os escores de estresse e ansiedade antes e depois do tratamento foram comparados estatisticamente, com nível de significância de 5% (pThe purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of aromatherapy in decreasing stress and anxiety levels in undergraduate health science students. Thirty-six students aged 18 to 29 were divided into those who received treatment (aroma group, n=18 and a control group (n=18. All subjects were assessed as to stress and anxiety levels before and after the treatment, by means of the List of Stress Symptoms and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The aromatherapy treatment consisted in twice weekly, 10-minute inhalations of a synergy of essential oils made specifically for this study, for a total of 7 sessions. Stress and anxiety scores measured before and after treatment were statistically compared, with significance level set at 5% (p<0.05. The aroma group showed a significant (p<0,05 decrease in stress (less 24% and anxitey (less 13% and 19% levels, while in control group only a significant, though lesser (11% stress level decrease could be noticed. Aromatherapy thus proved effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels in graduate health students, but there is still great need to further studies to

  6. 药浴联合香薰护理提高宫颈癌术后患者生活质量的护理体会%Effect of Medicated Soak and Aromatherapy Nursing on Life Quality in Postoperative Patients with Cervical Cancer

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    杜红; 宫小勇; 高阿妮; 孙小敏; 宋瑞

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To study the effect of medicated soak and aromatherapy nursing on life quality in postoperative patients with cervical cancer.Methods:There were 68 cases of postoperative patients with cervical cancer selected and divided into control and research groups,34 cases in each,by random numbers.Patients were given routine therapy and nursing in two groups.And the patients in research group were given medicated soak and aromatherapy nursing care again.The life quality,marital quality,postoperative complications and nursing satisfaction were observed in the two groups.Results:The life quality was significantly increased in two groups (P<0.05),and the research group showed higher pain/discomfort,anxiety/depression scores than the control group after treatment (P<0.05).The marital quality improved in two groups after treatment (P<0.05),and the re search group showed better marital quality than the control group (P<0.05).The total complication rate was 23.5% in the control group and 5.9% in research group,and the comparison showed statistical significance (P< 0.05).The total satisfaction rate was 76.5% in the control group and 97.1% in research group,and the comparison showed statistically significant difference (P<0.01).Conclusion:The medicated soak and aromatherapy nursing can effectively increase the life quality of postoperative patients with cervical cancer,improve marital quality,decrease postoperative complications and enhance patient care satisfaction.%目的:探讨药浴联合香薰护理对宫颈癌术后患者生活质量的影响.方法:选取68例行宫颈癌根治术住院治疗的患者,采用随机数字法分为对照组及观察组各34例.两组均予术后常规治疗及护理,观察组再予药浴联合香薰护理.观察两组治疗前后患者生活质量、婚姻质量的变化,以及术后并发症和护理满意度.结果:治疗后两组患者生活质量均明显高于治疗前(P<0.05),治

  7. Effects of aromatherapy massage with plant extracts in the improvement of rehabilitation in women with postpartum depression%植物精华香薰按摩促进产后抑郁妇女康复的效果分析

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    黄丽燕; 叶贞志; 余凤仙; 周嘉燕

    2013-01-01

    目的 了解植物精华香薰按摩在促进产后抑郁妇女产后康复中的效果.方法 对在本院足月顺产、EPDS评定总分在10~20分的85例产妇,随机分成对照组42例,观察组43例.对照组实施产后常规护理,观察组在常规护理的基础上,于产后24h起实施植物精华香熏按摩至产后42 d,采用孕产妇社区全程陪护健康管理模式,通过社康—医院—体化管理体制对产妇进行追踪调查,比较分析两组产妇产后第1、7、14、28、42、60、90 d的EPDS、PSQI评分和婴儿出生28、60、90 d的生长发育指标.结果 观察组产妇产后7d以后EPDS、PSQI评分及婴儿28 d以后生长发育相关指标均明显好于对照组(P<0.05).结论 植物精华香薰按摩配合情志的疏导,能有效调节产后抑郁妇女的情绪,提高睡眠质量,缓解抑郁症状,同时对婴儿的生长发育有良好的促进作用.%Objective To explore the effects of aromatherapy massage with plant extracts in the improvement of rehabilitation in women with postpartum depression.Methods 85 puerperas with full-term delivery and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) score of 10 to 20 were randomly divided into a control group (42 puerperas) and a study group (43 puerperas).The control group received the conventional postnatal care,while the study group received aromatherapy massage with plant extracts from postnatal 24 h to day 42 in addition to the conventional care.The community full escort health management was performed on all the puerperas; the puerperas were tracked by using community-hospital-individual system.The scores on the EPDS and PSQI were compared between the two groups on days 1,7,14,28,42,60 and 90 after delivery,and the index of growth and development was compared in the infants on days 28,60,and 90 after birth.Results The scores on the EPDS and PSQI in puerperas on day 7 and the index of growth and development in the infants on day 28 after birth were significantly

  8. Effects of therapeutic touch associated with musicotherapy and aromatherapy on perioperative stress reaction of patients undergoing breast implants surgery%音乐香薰疗法和触摸疗法相结合对假体隆乳术患者围手术期应激反应的影响

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    鲁妍

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨触摸疗法和音乐香薰疗法相结合对假体隆乳术患者围手术期应激反应的影响.方法:选取90例静脉麻醉下行假体隆胸术的患者,按随机数字表分为3组,每组30例,于术前一天上午,下午及临睡前半小时分别给予三次不同的护理干预:对照组(A组),静卧于病床20 min;触摸疗法组(B组),触摸治疗20 min;触摸疗法+音乐香薰疗法组(C组),触摸治疗+音乐香薰疗法20 min.干预前(术前1h)和干预后(术后6h)分别测定患者状态焦虑值(SAI);入院时,术前1h、术中(切皮时),术后4h测定患者平均动脉血压(MAP)、心率(HR)和血糖(Glu);术后6h测定患者疼痛程度(VAS)的变化.结果:三组患者入院时SAI值均显著高于常模,组闻无差异(P>0.05);干预后A组略上升,B组和C组明显下降,低于常模,C组低于B组(P0.05);术中三组MAP、HR均升高,B.C组间差异明显(P0.05);术中略升高;术后4h下降,C组最低(P0.05).结论:术前触摸疗法和音乐香薰疗法相结合的护理措施可以有效减轻假体隆乳术患者的围手术期应激反应.%Objective To investigate the effects of therapeutic touch associated with musicotherapy and aromatherapy on perioperative stress reaction of patients undergoing breast implants surgery. Methods 90 women undergoing breast implants surgery with intravenous anesthesia were randomly into three groups (n=30):control group (group A),therapeutic touch group (group B) and therapeutic touch associated with musicotherapy and aromatherapy group (group C).Treatments were applied for 20 min in preoperative day three times, with (group A) lying in bed with eyes closed only; (group B) therapeutic touch; (group C) therapeutic touch associated with musicotherapy and aromatherapy.The values of SAI from patients were determined at 1h before operation and 6h after operation; MAP,HR and Glu were detected at admission to hospital,1h before operation, during operation and 4h after operation; the values

  9. 话说香疗与精油%About Aromatherapy

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    郑可冉

    2007-01-01

    芳香疗法(Aromatherapy)起源于古埃及等文明古国,近代盛行于欧洲。Aromatherapy一词Aroma和therapy两部分组成。其中,Aroma源自希腊文,芬芳、香味、香气;Therapy即是治疗法,意指使用芳香的气味来进行治疗的方法。

  10. Aromatherapie in der Pflege von Akutpatienten: systematische Literaturübersicht

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    Schneider, Rebecca; Furrer-Treyer, Christa

    2009-01-01

    Problembeschreibung: Gemäss dem KVG müssen Pflegende aufgrund ihres Auftrages die derzeit zweckmäs-sigsten, effektivsten und wirtschaftlichsten Massnahmen in den Pflegealltag integrieren (KVG, 1994). Die Abläufe im Klinikbetrieb, die Technisierung und die ständige Verkürzung der Liegezeiten, bedeuten für Akutpatienten* Zeiten hektischer Betriebsamkeit und Unruhe. Nebst den krankheitstypischen Symptomen ergeben sich daraus zusätzlich physiologische und psychologische Beschwerden (Key, 2007). G...

  11. Wirksamkeit von Aromatherapie bei postoperativer Nausea und Vomiting bei Erwachsenen: Systematische Literaturreview

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    Schnyder, Samira; Z‘Brun Schnyder, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    Problembeschreibung: Postoperative Nausea und Vomiting (PONV) stellt neben Schmerz eine der häufigsten postoperativen Komplikationen dar. Die Inzidenz beträgt bei gynäkologischen Patientinnen 80%. Symptome und Folgen von PONV können physische, psychische, emotionale und finanzielle Auswirkungen für die Patienten und das Personal haben. Postoperative Nausea und Vomiting wird meistens medikamentös mit Antiemetika behandelt. Diese Medikamente können jedoch viele Nebenwirkungen aufweisen. D...

  12. Wirksamkeit der Aromatherapie auf Agitation und agitiertes Verhalten bei dementen Patienten: Systematische Literaturübersicht

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    Kummer, Carola; Jossen, Renata

    2015-01-01

    Problembeschreibung: Die Prävalenz von Demenz belief sich im Jahr 2010 weltweit auf 35,6 Millionen Menschen. Neben den Hauptsymptomen der Demenz können Reizbarkeit, Angst, Enthemmung und Agitation auftreten. Fast die Hälfte aller Menschen mit Demenz zeigen monatlich Agitation und agitiertes Verhalten auf. Medikamentöse Therapien weisen oft eine begrenzte Wirkung auf und sind mit Risiken und unerwünschten Wirkungen verbunden. Gefragt sind daher nichtmedikamentöse Therapien. Somit erlange...

  13. Wirksamkeit der Aromatherapie auf Angst bei Krebspatienten: systematische Literaturübersicht

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    Kryeziu, Ardijana; Jossen, Renata

    2016-01-01

    Problembeschreibung: Weltweit stellt Krebs ein weit verbreitetes Problem und eine häufige Todesursache dar. Bei einer Krebserkrankung treten körperliche und psychische Symptome auf. Eine Hauptbelastung der Betroffenen stellt die Angst dar. Ängste können medikamentös mit Anxiolytika behandelt werden. Trotzdem muss beachtet werden, dass Anxiolytika mit Nebenwirkungen oder einer Abhängigkeitsentwicklung verbunden sind. Deshalb ist es wichtig, zusätzliche nichtmedikamentöse Pflegeinterventi...

  14. Lavender-thymol as a new topical aromatherapy preparation for episiotomy: A randomised clinical trial.

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    Marzouk, T; Barakat, R; Ragab, A; Badria, F; Badawy, A

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of topical lavender-thymol in promoting episiotomy healing. This placebo-controlled, single-blinded, randomised clinical trial involved 60 primiparous women. REEDA score was used to evaluate the outcome of the trial. On the 7th post-partum day, women in Placebo-treated group had worse Redness, Edema, Ecchymosis, Discharge and Approximation (REEDA) score of 3.93 ± 3.65 compared with those in Lavender-thymol-treated group (2.03 ± 1.7) with significant difference (P = 0.013). Visual analogue Scale (VAS) score for pain at episiotomy in Lavender-thymol-treated group was 3.5 ± 1.9, whereas in Placebo-treated group it was 2.1 ± 2.2 (p = 0.011) for dyschezia, 3.8 ± 1.7 and 2.8 ± 1.6 in Placebo- and Lavender-thymol-treated women, respectively (p = 0.023). At 7th post-partum week, dyspareunia was more severe in Placebo-treated group compared with that in Lavender-thymol-treated group (5.3 ± 2.7 vs 2.7 ± 1.5 and p episiotomy wound care with little or no expected side effects compared with that using placebo.

  15. Atomization of High-Viscosity Fluids for Aromatherapy Using Micro-heaters for Heterogeneous Bubble Nucleation.

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    Law, Junhui; Kong, Ka Wai; Chan, Ho-Yin; Sun, Winston; Li, Wen Jung; Chau, Eric Boa Fung; Chan, George Kak Man

    2017-01-11

    The development of a novel lead-free microelectromechanical-system (MEMS)-based atomizer using the principle of thermal bubble actuation is presented. It is a low-cost, lead-free design that is environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. It has been tested to be applicable over a wide range of fluid viscosities, ranging from 1 cP (e.g., water) to 200 cP (e.g., oil-like fluid) at room temperature, a range that is difficult to achieve using ordinary atomizers. The results demonstrate that the average power consumption of the atomizer is approximately 1 W with an atomization rate of 0.1 to 0.3 mg of deionized (DI) water per cycle. The relationships between the micro-heater track width and the track gap, the size of the micro-cavities and the nucleation energy were studied to obtain an optimal atomizer design. The particle image velocimetry (PIV) results indicate that the diameter of the ejected droplets ranges from 30 to 90 μm with a speed of 20 to 340 mm/s. In addition, different modes of spraying are reported for the first time. It is envisioned that the successful development of this MEMS-based atomizing technology will revolutionize the existing market for atomizers and could also benefit different industries, particularly in applications involving viscous fluids.

  16. Moxibustion and aromatherapy%艾灸与芳香疗法

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    崔莹雪; 赵百孝

    2010-01-01

    文章通过对艾灸疗法与芳香疗法在历史、材料、治疗过程、适应症等方面进行分析对照,发现艾灸从材料选择、施灸过程等多方面,均与芳香疗法存在一定程度的相关性,提示芳香治疗作用可能是艾灸治疗作用的一个方面,且具有一定的研究前景.若对艾灸进行适当的规范和改良,将更好地促进艾灸疗法的推广和应用.

  17. Aromatherapy with ylang ylang for anxiety and self-esteem: a pilot study

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To verify if the use of ylang ylang essential oil by cutaneous application or inhalation alters the anxiety and self-esteem perception and physiological parameters as blood pressure and temperature. Method : A pilot study with 34 professionals from a nursing group randomized in three groups: one received the ylang ylang essential oil by cutaneous application, the second received through inhalation and the third (placebo received the ylang ylang essence through cutaneous application. The assessment was done by an Anxiety Inventory (IDATE and the Dela Coleta self-esteem scale, applied on baseline, after 30, 60 and 90 days and after 15 days post-intervention (follow up. Results : In the pre and post-intervention intergroup analysis, there was a significant difference in self-esteem for the three groups (p values: G1=0.014; G2=0.016; G3=0.038. There were no differences in the analysis between groups for anxiety or for physiological parameters. Conclusion : It was found significant alterations only to the intergroup perception of self-esteem for the three groups.

  18. 芳香疗法源流与发展%Origin and Development of Aromatherapy

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    杜建

    2003-01-01

    通过回顾芳香疗法的渊源和发展,提出芳香疗法肇端于先秦,形成于晋汉,隋唐以来中外交流为其发展创造了条件,明代总结了具体治法,至清代吴师机问世,芳香疗法有了完整的理论体系.现代的国际交流和临床探索表明芳香疗法实践和研究产生了质的飞跃,芳香疗法应用有了新的拓展.

  19. Effects of Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety and Performance in College Students

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    Dunnigan, Jocelyn Marie

    2013-01-01

    Test anxiety is a complex, multidimensional construct composed of cognitive, affective, and behavioral components that have been shown to negatively affect test performance. Furthermore, test anxiety is a pervasive problem in modern society largely related to the evaluative nature of educational programs, therefore meriting study of its nature,…

  20. Atomization of High-Viscosity Fluids for Aromatherapy Using Micro-heaters for Heterogeneous Bubble Nucleation

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    Law, Junhui; Kong, Ka Wai; Chan, Ho-Yin; Sun, Winston; Li, Wen Jung; Chau, Eric Boa Fung; Chan, George Kak Man

    2017-01-01

    The development of a novel lead-free microelectromechanical-system (MEMS)-based atomizer using the principle of thermal bubble actuation is presented. It is a low-cost, lead-free design that is environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. It has been tested to be applicable over a wide range of fluid viscosities, ranging from 1 cP (e.g., water) to 200 cP (e.g., oil-like fluid) at room temperature, a range that is difficult to achieve using ordinary atomizers. The results demonstrate that the average power consumption of the atomizer is approximately 1 W with an atomization rate of 0.1 to 0.3 mg of deionized (DI) water per cycle. The relationships between the micro-heater track width and the track gap, the size of the micro-cavities and the nucleation energy were studied to obtain an optimal atomizer design. The particle image velocimetry (PIV) results indicate that the diameter of the ejected droplets ranges from 30 to 90 μm with a speed of 20 to 340 mm/s. In addition, different modes of spraying are reported for the first time. It is envisioned that the successful development of this MEMS-based atomizing technology will revolutionize the existing market for atomizers and could also benefit different industries, particularly in applications involving viscous fluids. PMID:28074925

  1. Atomization of High-Viscosity Fluids for Aromatherapy Using Micro-heaters for Heterogeneous Bubble Nucleation

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    Law, Junhui; Kong, Ka Wai; Chan, Ho-Yin; Sun, Winston; Li, Wen Jung; Chau, Eric Boa Fung; Chan, George Kak Man

    2017-01-01

    The development of a novel lead-free microelectromechanical-system (MEMS)-based atomizer using the principle of thermal bubble actuation is presented. It is a low-cost, lead-free design that is environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. It has been tested to be applicable over a wide range of fluid viscosities, ranging from 1 cP (e.g., water) to 200 cP (e.g., oil-like fluid) at room temperature, a range that is difficult to achieve using ordinary atomizers. The results demonstrate that the average power consumption of the atomizer is approximately 1 W with an atomization rate of 0.1 to 0.3 mg of deionized (DI) water per cycle. The relationships between the micro-heater track width and the track gap, the size of the micro-cavities and the nucleation energy were studied to obtain an optimal atomizer design. The particle image velocimetry (PIV) results indicate that the diameter of the ejected droplets ranges from 30 to 90 μm with a speed of 20 to 340 mm/s. In addition, different modes of spraying are reported for the first time. It is envisioned that the successful development of this MEMS-based atomizing technology will revolutionize the existing market for atomizers and could also benefit different industries, particularly in applications involving viscous fluids.

  2. 关于芳香疗法(Aromatherapy)的市场实证调查%The investigation of the cognition and willingness of the public on aromatherapy in city Changsha

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    林思宇; 谢未彤; 何望; 刘航君; 张紫阳; 黄盛

    2012-01-01

    温室气体肆虐,地球持续发烧给人类的健康造成了巨大的危机,低碳环保成为了各个生产、消费领域的主题.被低碳环保一族亲切的称作“大自然的能量”的芳香疗法(Aromtherapy)因其在神经、呼吸道及皮肤等疾病上的治疗功效备受大家关注.为了了解芳疗产品及服务的市场需求程度,本文通过设计和发放调查问卷,对公众关于芳疗的认知与意愿及其影响因素进行了实地调研,并在此基础上建立了Probit模型,对影响公众的认知与意愿的因素进行了系统分析.公众对芳疗的认知与意愿受到其居住或工作地点、收入等的综合影响.通过我们的调查得知,芳香疗法的市场需求很大,前景广阔.

  3. Comparative Study on Origins of Traditional Chinese Aromatherapy and Western Aromatherapy%中医芳香疗法与西方芳香疗法渊源比较

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    姜君

    2013-01-01

    对中医芳香疗法与西方芳香疗法的历史沿革、理论观点、施用方法、材料等进行分析对照,发现西方芳香疗法在理论思路、施用过程等多方面,均与中医芳香疗法存在一定程度的相关性,中医芳香疗法具有很大研究前景.

  4. 芳香疗法在产程中的应用%Application of aromatherapy during stages of labor

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    张慧珠; 陈艳雯; 霍颖; 韩田骏

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨芳香精油在产程中缓解产妇焦虑情绪与分娩镇痛的关系.方法:选取2011年1月~2012年12月在该院进行产检和分娩的初产妇200例为研究对象,将常规分娩的孕妇设为对照组,100例;将分娩时吸入芳香精油的孕妇设为芳香精油组,100例.同期将芳香精油组与对照组进行t检验或x2检验,列出11项分测项目进行分析.结果:11项分测项目中,芳香精油组与对照组比较,在产程中潜伏期(8±3.12;9±7.56)、活跃期(2.36±1.97; 3.9±2.79)、第2产程时长(55±17; 75±23)、分娩方式(选择自然分娩)(90%;79%)、产程中催产素应用(13%;57%)、呼吸频率(23±1.26; 31±3.6)、Scl-90评分焦虑状态(1.37±0.42; 1.83±0.69)、几项中,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);在胎心率监测(140±0.39; 140±1.26)、出生后1 min Apgar评分(9±0.79;7±1.69)、5 min Apgar评分(10±0.80;9±0.96)几项中,两组比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:芳香疗法在产程中的应用帮助产妇减轻分娩时的疼痛感,减轻焦虑情绪,促进了自然分娩,降低了剖宫产率,促进母婴安全.

  5. Oral Application Principles of Aromatherapy Treatments%内服芳香疗法应用原理分析

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    梅家齐

    2010-01-01

    内服芳香疗法利用香药物质作用于人体内从而产生治疗效果,目前市场上的此类产品不下数十种.对于香药物质内服后的体内吸收、分布、代谢、排泄过程与治疗效用之间的关系,虽然相关部门已经进行了部分临床研究分析,但在涉及到内服后各体内过程中出现的变化,以及以增强芳香药物疗效减少不良反应、提高使用对像依从性为目的的研究工作依然还不够.内服芳香疗法的药理分析直接关系到香药物的研制、临床试验、使用效果、药物作用机理及药物质量评价.在探求内服芳香疗法的规律性、安全性、有效性以及合理用量方面诮注重香药物质理化特性的改善、制作工艺的优化、释药规律和特征的调控以及吸收效率的提高.

  6. 芳香疗法在园林中的应用研究%Research on Aromatherapy's applying in Landscape

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    刘志强

    2006-01-01

    在介绍芳香疗法的定义及其发展过程的基础上,概括出它在国内外研究与应用现状,指出了目前仅用于工业和服务业的局限性;归纳出芳香疗法具有疗效可靠、安全舒适、无副作用等特点及在防病疗疾、优化环境和精神方面的功效;提出了其在园林绿地中"芳香植物专类园"、"夜花园"、"盲人植物园"、"保健绿地"等应用形式;并探讨了芳香疗法在园林应用中应注意的问题.从而为芳香疗法的应用提出了新思路、新方法.

  7. 芳香疗法与现代妇女保健%Aromatherapy and modern women's health

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    黄慧; 杨静

    2005-01-01

    该文综述了芳香疗法的定义、由来及芳香疗法所使用的精油的使用方法和使用禁忌,并深入浅出地列出了芳香疗法在女性各生理期的运用及对各种妇科常见病的防治,预测芳香疗法在未来妇产科临床将扮演的重要角色.

  8. 中国传统香熏方药及作用考%Criticisms on Traditional Chinese Aromatherapy and Formulas

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    丁洁韵

    2010-01-01

    中国传统香熏法历史悠久,在古代日常生活和医疗活动中得到广泛应用.所用香品选药精当,性味调和,其医疗养生价值得到历代文献的肯定.本文以香熏方药及其文献记载作为切入点,对中国传统香熏疗法作一初步梳理.

  9. Using Aromatherapy Massage to Increase Shared Attention Behaviours in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Severe Learning Difficulties

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    Solomons, Steve

    2005-01-01

    Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) characteristically display a lack of shared attention behaviours and the lack of these behaviours impacts on their ability to develop social interactions and relationships with others. Steve Solomons, assistant headteacher at Rectory Paddock School and Research Unit in the London Borough of Bromley,…

  10. The Application Principles of Aromatherapy Massage%芳香按摩疗法的应用原理

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    梅家齐; 周欣欣

    2010-01-01

    按摩是中国最古老的一种手技疗法,亦称推拿、按跷等.而芳香按摩疗法是在人体体表及经络或穴位上运用各种手法,辅以芳香物质进行按摩治疗.达到强身健体和治疗疾病的目的.能否达到这一目的,关键在于是否能掌握和运用好各种芳香物质品种以及按摩手法.因为芳香按摩的治疗效果直接与芳香物质品种的配制、皮肤的透皮吸收、按摩手法的技巧和按摩手法的选择有关.

  11. Clear Thinking about Alternative Therapies

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    ... acupuncture, aromatherapy, biofeedback, chiropractic, guided imagery, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, macrobiotics, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation techniques, traditional ...

  12. 从《内经》理论探讨中医对肠道肿瘤的认识%Discussing Knowledge about Chinese Aromatherapy and Formulas

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    吴晓莉

    2010-01-01

    本文对中有关肠道积证、肠覃、虚瘕、肠溜等论述进行了探讨,以此为基点,展开了中医对肠道肿瘤的研究.将肠道肿瘤产生的原因归纳为外感因素、饮食因素、情志因素与脏腑虚亏等;将肠道肿瘤形成的病机归纳为气滞血瘀、热毒内结、痰湿结聚与脏腑失调等.从辨证论冶角度,指出肠道肿瘤当以腹部肿块、腹部疼痛、大便异常三大主症为特点,并就其证候分型、辨治要点等问题进行了总结.最后强调,注重培补脾肾、注重合理饮食、注重心理调适是治疗肠道肿瘤之关键所在.

  13. Efficacy of Aromatherapy in Improving Elderly's Sleep Quality%芳香疗法改善老年人睡眠质量的效果研究

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    李衡; 林琳; 李彦章; 熊梅; 唐平

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨芳香疗法改善老年人睡眠质量的效果.方法 56名老年人随机分成按摩组18例、嗅吸组18例和对照组20例.3组被试在干预前、干预8周后采用匹兹堡睡眠指数量表(PSQI)进行同期总评分和各成分评分,比较干预前后差异.结果 1)3组被试组间效应显著,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05);按摩组与嗅吸组干预前后PSQI评分相比,总均分均较干预前明显降低,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);对照组前后PSQI评分比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).与嗅吸组相比,按摩组在干预后PSQI评分比干预前降低更明显,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).2)按摩组被试的睡眠质量、入睡时间、睡眠时间、睡眠效率、睡眠障碍以及日间功能障碍等成分在于预前后同期评分相比,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).嗅吸组被试的睡眠质量、入睡时间、睡眠障碍以及日间功能障碍等成分在干预前后同期评分相比,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 芳香疗法能有效缓解和改善老年人的睡眠质量;且按摩疗法比嗅吸疗法效果更明显.

  14. 芳香疗法产品标准的安全性评价%Safety Evaluation for Aromatherapy Product Standards

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    梅家齐

    2009-01-01

    现代芳香疗法中,人们已懂得利用芳香疗法帮助患者达到心理、生理和精神上的平衡.人体缺乏平衡就会引发很多病症,例如极端的过高体温或体温过低、血压过高或过低、荷尔蒙分泌失调等.心理和精神缺乏平衡,也会出现病态,如忧郁、歇斯底里、狂燥等.通过芳疗师的治疗,使身体和心灵及所有能量都维持在平衡状态,才有可能获得真正健康.目前,芳香疗法风靡国内外,我国芳香疗法正处在刚起步而市场呈高速上升阶段,如何能安全地应用芳香疗法产品去满足消费者需求,在制订芳香疗法产品标准前,对产品安全性认知很有必要.

  15. Development Prospect of the Plants for Extracting Aromatherapy Industry in Yunnan Province%云南省香薰植物产业发展前景分析

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    彭子芸; 李丹桐; 陈蕊; 钱敏; 陈艺齐; 杨红均

    2013-01-01

    介绍了香薰植物加工产品的国内外供求现状及云南省的供应现状,在对香薰植物市场需求量进行预测的基础上,分析得出云南省发展香薰植物产业具有广阔的市场前景.接着对云南省发展香薰植物产业的竞争优势和风险因素进行了分析,指出云南省具有发展香薰植物的气候优势、区位优势和价格优势,只是由于产品标准缺乏、质量得不到保障,具有一定的市场风险.最后提出了云南省香薰产业的发展建议,一是充分利用政策优势,建好龙头,辐射发展;二是发挥资源优势,引进资本与技术;三是培育市场,带动产业发展.

  16. Analysis on Common Varieties of Chinese Medicine Used in Aromatherapy%中药芳疗常用品种解析

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    梅家齐; 周欣欣

    2009-01-01

    中药芳疗是借助中药及香料药物疗效作用,达到扶正祛邪、调整阴阳、调理气血、调治脏腑的功效.根据各类中药的不同功效,在辩证的基础上,选择适宜的中药品种,通过中药对全身的调理,从而达到补益强身、葆春养彦、延缓衰老以及治疗损容性疾病和纠正损容性缺陷的目的.根据中药芳疗的特点,侧重介绍外用中药的部分品种,即运用药物直接作用于体表局部,并使药物的性能直达病灶,产生治疗和保健驻颜的效果.

  17. 浅析芳香疗法产品标准体系架构%Analysis of the Aromatherapy Product Standard System

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    梅家齐

    2009-01-01

    产品标准体系是指一定范围内的标准其内在联系形成的科学的有机整体.其中"一定范围"可以指产品、项目、技术、事务范围;"有机整体"是指标准体系是一个整体,产品标准体系内各项标准之间具有内在的有机联系.例如芳香疗法中所使用的产品在使用方法上包括按摩法、水疗法(SPA)、薰蒸吸入法、内服灌洗法、喷洒法,这些方法所使用的"一定范围"产品例如芳香植物油、植物媒介油、纯露、植物的根、茎、叶、花、果实所制取的干制品在各项标准之间又具有内在的"有机联系".

  18. 简论香道的起源与发展%A Brief Introduction on the Origin and Development of Aromatherapy

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    刘建中; 刘丽莎

    2016-01-01

    中华文明香火不断,与香道的形成和传承有密切关系.世界五大文明的发生与发展,也与香道的源流有许多暗合.研究古今中外的香道流变、香道历史及其香道在岭南文化中的应用与发展,对弘扬中华传统文化,促进中外文化交流,实施“一带一路”发展战略具有重要意义.

  19. 芳香疗法--精油的保健和治疗作用%Aromatherapy--healthful and curative effects of essential oils

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    赵勋国

    2005-01-01

    概述了芳香疗法的历史和现状,简要介绍了精油的提取方法和治疗功效,根据芳疗用精油的不同用法,论述了它们的作用机理,展望了芳疗用精油的市场前景.

  20. Experimental Study of Aromatherapy Medicine Ward Disinfectants Disinfection%香薰中药消毒剂对病房消毒的实验研究

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    梁玉玲

    2015-01-01

    目的 观察香薰中药消毒剂对医院病房消毒的效果.方法 选择综合科病房,随机选择使用香薰中药消毒剂与2%过氧乙酸喷雾消毒,各消毒10间病房.检测消毒前30min,消毒后1h及通风后1h空气中微生物菌落数,对比病房消毒效果.结果 与消毒前30min对比,香薰中药消毒剂消毒1h后和通风1h后均能显著减少病房空气菌落数(P<0.01),杀菌率分别为78.42%和75.08%,与2%过氧乙酸消毒效果相当(P>0.05).在急性吸入性毒理实验中,在20600mg/m3剂量下小鼠未见毒性不良反应,根据卫生部《消毒技术规范(2012)》可判定香薰中药消毒剂属实际无毒.结论 香薰中药消毒剂具有良好的消毒效果,安全无毒,并且气味芳香,相对过氧乙酸更易为患者接受.

  1. A variação denominativa nos textos especializados da aromaterapia: o caso da unidade terminológica Alecrim = Rosemary variation within Aromatherapy texts

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    Neide Munhoz Albano

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva discutir a variação da planta Alecrim, no âmbito da denominação científica e popular, na ótica do prescritivismo das teorias da variação linguística. A análise concentra-se nas variantes terminológicas em consonância com seu uso.This article aims to discuss variation with respect to the scientific and common denominations of the Rosemary plant, based on the approach of prescription of the theories of linguistic variation. The analysis focuses on the terminological variants in consonance with their use by experts in the field.

  2. Aromaterapie jako součást relaxačních technik

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    VANDLÍČKOVÁ, Karolína

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis focuses on aromatherapy as a part of relaxation technique. Theoretical part discusses the field of relaxation and regeneration. Subsequently it describes characteristics of aromatherapy, its history and its importance to humans. Further I addressed the topic of vegetal and essential oils, that are crucial part of aromatherapy and relaxation massages. Practical part describes the whole process of enquiry that used standardized POMS survey questionnaire. Research sample con...

  3. O uso da aromaterapia no alívo da ansiedade El uso de la aromaterapia en el alivo de la ansiedad The use of aromatherapy in alleviating anxiety

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar como o uso dos óleos essenciais (OE de Lavanda e Gerânio alteram a percepção de ansiedade e comparar sua eficácia. MÉTODOS: Amostra foi composta por graduandos da 1ª série em Enfermagem que foram randomizados em três grupos: dois que receberam OE (em um gel de base polimérica e o outro placebo (que recebeu essência de Rosa. A avaliação da ansiedade foi feita por meio de uma escala já validada, aplicada antes, ao final de 30 e de 60 dias de uso dos géis aromáticos. RESULTADOS: O grupo que utilizou Lavanda teve uma redução de -11,80 na média dos escores, porém não significativa estatisticamente. CONCLUSÃO: Houve maior eficácia do OE de Lavanda na diminuição da ansiedade, porém não foi estatisticamente expressiva.OBJETIVOS: Verificar cómo el uso de los aceites esenciales (OE de Lavanda y Geranio alteran la percepción de ansiedad y comparar su eficacia. MÉTODOS: La muestra estuvo compuesta por estudiantes del pregrado en Enfermería que fueron randomizados en tres grupos: dos que recibieron OE (en un gel de base polimérica y el otro placebo (que recibió esencia de Rosa. La evaluación de la ansiedad fue realizada por medio de una escala ya validada, aplicada antes, al final de 30 y de 60 días de uso de los geles aromáticos. RESULTADOS: El grupo que utilizó Lavanda tuvo una reducción de -11,80 en promedio de los escores, sin embargo no significativo estadísticamente. CONCLUSIÓN: Huvo mayor eficacia del OE de Lavanda en la disminución de la ansiedad, mas no fue estadísticamente expresiva.OBJECTIVES: To determine how the use of essential oils (OE Lavender and Geranium change the perception of anxiety, and to compare their effectiveness in treating anxiety. METHODS: The sample included students from the first year of nursing school who were randomized into three groups: two groups received OE (in a gel polymer-based and the other received a placebo (essence of Rose. A previously validated scale was used to assess anxiety. It was administered before the end of 30 and 60 days of use of aromatic gels. RESULTS: The group using Lavender exhibited a reduction of -11.80 in mean scores on the anxiety scale, but this was not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Although not statistically significant, there was greater efficacy of Lavender EO in reducing anxiety.

  4. Nursing exploration of aromatherapy in patients with cardiovascular diseases%香疗法治疗心血管疾病患者便秘的护理干预

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    廖明云; 黄开群

    2010-01-01

    目的:探讨香疗法对心血管疾病患者解除便秘的护理方法与效果.方法:本研究是用香疗法(含桂皮油、生姜油、桔子油按2∶1∶1)替代传统药物疗法,香疗法为实验组对存在有便秘心血管疾病患者60例进行护理干预,传统药物疗法为对照组对存在有便秘心血管疾病患者60例进行药物通便,两者进行对比探讨.结果:传统药物疗法排便率50%,但存在着一定的不良反应,病人的舒适感和满足感较差.香疗法排便率55%,与传统药物疗法无明显差异,但观察不良反应发生率明显低于对照组,病人的舒适感和满足感得到满足而降低心脏危险因素.结论:香疗法对心血管疾病便秘的患者是一种理想的护理干预方法.

  5. Influence of aromatherapy and therapeutic touch on preoperative anxiety of patients undergoing gynecological operation%香薰触摸疗法对妇科病人术前焦虑的影响

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    应立英; 任蔚虹

    2010-01-01

    @@ 妇科手术多涉及女性生殖器官,病人在术前不仅担心疾病本身、麻醉、手术、术后伤口疼痛等问题,而且害怕术后造成体内内分泌失调,引起早衰、自我形象改变、性功能减退等症状,导致妇科病人术前焦虑更明显[1].

  6. Effect of aromatherapy massage during puerperium on postpartum depression%产褥期香薰按摩减轻产后抑郁症状的效果观察

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    黄丽燕; 陈毓婵; 罗震; 贺辉; 刘伟平; 廖拾零; 余凤仙; 赵红莲; 蔡丽萍

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨香薰按摩减轻产褥期妇女抑郁症状的效果.方法 将爱丁堡产后抑郁量表(EPDS)评分10~19分的初产妇154例随机分成对照组和观察组各77例.对照组实施产后常规护理,观察组在常规护理的基础上实施香熏按摩至产褥期结束.结果观察组产妇产后第7、14、28、42天EPDS评分显著低于对照组,睡眠质量显著好于对照组(均P<0.01).结论 产褥期香薰按摩能改善产后抑郁症状,提高产妇睡眠质量.

  7. 结直肠癌术后化疗患者应用音乐联合芳香疗法的疗效分析%Effect of music and aromatherapy on colorectal cancer patients with chemotherapy after surgery

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    王丽; 刘雨燕

    2016-01-01

    目的 评价音乐联合芳香疗法在结直肠癌术后化疗患者中的疗效.方法 将该院2012年1月-2014年12月收治的符合纳入标准的220例直肠癌患者随机分为观察组和对照组,每组110例.观察组患者手术后在常规护理的基础上接受音乐(早晚各1次)和芳香(晚1次)辅助治疗,持续至出院;对照组患者仅接受常规护理.采用视觉模拟评分(VAS)记录患者手术后的1、4及7d及出院前疼痛情况,焦虑自评量表(SAS)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)和匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)评估患者化疗前后情绪及睡眠状况;同时记录各组化疗期间出现恶心呕吐患者例数.结果 与对照组相比,观察组患者疼痛、焦虑及抑郁水平明显降低(P<0.05);睡眠质量得到明显改善(P<0.05);同时,恶心呕吐发生率显著降低(P<0.05).结论 音乐联合芳香疗法在结直肠癌术后化疗患者护理中效果显著,值得推广.

  8. Influence of Auricular Acupressure and Aromatherapy on Relieving Fatigue of the Patients Undergoing Colorectal Cancer Surgery%耳穴按压结合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者疲乏的影响

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    杨菊兰; 齐海燕; 王晨霞; 王晓萍

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨耳穴按压结合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者疲乏的影响.方法:将大肠癌手术患者135例随机分为A组(耳穴按压结合芳香疗法)、B组(耳穴按压)、C组(芳香疗法)、D组(空白组),采用简易疲乏评估量表(brief fatigue inventory,BFI)对4组患者干预前后的疲乏程度进行测试并比较不同方法的效果.结果:A组干预后的BFI程度与B、C、D组比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);B、C组干预后的BFI程度与D组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:耳穴按压结合芳香疗法能有效减轻大肠癌手术患者的疲乏程度.

  9. 分子蒸馏用于精油精制及在芳香疗法中的应用%The Application of Molecular Distillation in Essential Oil Refinement and Aromatherapy

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    罗吉; 黄妙玲; 冀红斌; 谭小波; 朱龙平; 朱宝璋; 杨得坡

    2008-01-01

    分子蒸馏是一种物理分离技术,其技术不同于一般蒸馏技术.它具备蒸馏压强低、受热时间短、分离程度高等特点,能大大降低高沸点物料的分离成本,极好地保护热敏性物质的品质.特别适用于高沸点、热敏性及易氧化物质的分离纯化.芳香疗法是上世纪发展起来的一种替代疗法,它将植物精油用作治疗以及保健用途,因此非常注重原料的天然、稳定和安全性.采用有效成分含量高、低毒性的植物精油和基础油是芳香疗法和现代天然化妆品的根本需要和发展趋势.利用分子蒸馏技术对芳香疗法中所应用的精油和基础油进行后处理,能提高它们的利用价值,降低其内源毒素或减少加工过程对它们的破坏,从而使芳香疗法更加安全和有效,让植物精油以及植物油脂在现代生产、生活中发挥更大的作用.

  10. 芳香疗法在竞技运动心理学领域的探索性应用研究%Effects of Aromatherapy on the Sports Psychology

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    刘洋

    2014-01-01

    芳香疗法已得到医药界和护理界的承认,同时也得到了国外心理学者的认可.通过文献资料法、访谈法、个案分析法将芳香疗法引入竞技运动心理学领域进行尝试性探索,结果发现:芳香疗法对运动员赛前的紧张焦虑、睡眠障碍以及赛后的生理恢复、伤病愈合和心理状态调整均具有积极的效益;将芳香疗法融入竞技运动员训练、比赛过程中的生理恢复和心理调节将可能成为一种新的方法和趋势.因此,建议运动队培养专门的芳香疗法治疗师帮助运动员制定更加科学合理的芳香疗方.

  11. Influence of angelica essential oil aromatherapy on rats model of dysmenorrhea%当归精油香薰疗法对大鼠痛经模型的影响

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    殷玲; 徐莹; 叶红; 沈升万; 应立英

    2010-01-01

    [目的]探讨当归精油香薰疗法对大鼠痛经模型的影响.[方法]取Wistar雌性大鼠24只,随机分为香薰组和病理模型组各12只,先制备痛经模型,然后香薰组应用当归精油香薰10 d.在第11天注射缩宫素后观察两组30 min内大鼠扭体次数及血清β-内啡肽(β-EP)、血栓素B2(TXB2)、6酮前列腺素F1a(6-K-PGF1a)水平,并进行脾脏、胸腺病理学观察.[结果]香薰组大鼠30 min内扭体发生次数与模型组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),香薰组血清中β-EP、6-K-PGF1a含量明显高于病理模型组(P<0.01),TXB2含量低于病理模型组(P<0.01),脾脏、胸腺的病理改变两组间无明显区别.[结论]当归精油香薰疗法对大鼠痛经模型有良好的镇痛作用,其作用机制可能与神经内分泌激素的综合性调节作用有关.

  12. 产后精油穴位按摩对产褥期产妇心理状态的影响%Effects of Aromatherapy Plus Postnatal Massage on Psychological States of Women in Puerperium

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    秦灵慧; 缪群华

    2015-01-01

    [目的]探讨产后精油穴位按摩对产褥期产妇心理状态的影响.[方法]收集分娩的产妇180例,根据患者意愿机分为两组:对照组90例,采取常规产后处理;观察组90例,在对照组基础上给予产后精油穴位按摩治疗,采用症状自评量表(SCL-90)评估两组产妇产前2d及产后7d的心理状态,并把所得数据与全国常模比较.[结果]两组产前心理状况评分比较无显著性差异(P>0.05);但两组产妇产前、产后SCL-90评分中抑郁、焦虑等因子得分显著高于全国成人常模,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);然而观察组产后抑郁倾向比率较对照组明显减少,焦虑得分明显降低,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).[结论]分娩对产妇的心理状态会产生明显影响,产后精油穴位按摩能明显改善产妇的产褥期心理状态.

  13. 产程中应用香薰按摩对分娩结局的影响%Influence of appl ication of aromatherapy massage on del ivery outcome during labor process

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    李炳娣; 黄伟嫦

    2014-01-01

    [目的]探讨产程中应用香薰按摩对分娩结局的影响。[方法]选择230例有自然分娩意愿的初产妇,将其随机分为观察组115例和对照组115例,对照组按照常规观察与护理,观察组产妇除按常规观察护理外在第一产程加用香薰按摩。比较两组产妇疼痛程度、分娩方式、产时用药及产程时间。[结果]观察组产妇疼痛程度明显轻于对照组,第一产程、第二产程缩短于对照组,自然分娩高于对照组,产时应用哌替啶、缩宫素少于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。[结论]产妇在常规护理基础上产程中使用香薰按摩能减轻产时疼痛,缩短产程,产时用药少,提高自然分娩率。

  14. 香薰疗法配合穴位按摩在阴道分娩中的应用研究%The Application Study of Aromatherapy Massage Therapy with Acupuncture Points in the Vaginal Delivery

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    雷玉妃; 黄志锋; 黄凤

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨香薰疗法配合穴位按摩在阴道分娩中的应用价值.方法:选取2008年9月-2013年1月本院确诊治疗的阴道分娩产妇166例,按随机数字表法分为常规护理组和香薰按摩组各83例,两组产妇在分娩前和分娩过程中均给予常规待产护理,香薰按摩组产妇在此护理基础上给予香薰疗法配合穴位按摩护理,对产妇产程、分娩过程中疼痛情况、产后出血情况和恢复情况,以及产妇疼痛情况进行评估.结果:香薰按摩组产妇第一、第二产程和总产程时间均短于常规护理组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);香薰按摩组产妇第一、第二产程VAS评分和产后总出血量低于常规护理组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);香薰按摩组产后恢复时间均短于常规护理组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:香薰疗法配合穴位按摩护理可有效缓解阴道分娩产妇分娩过程中疼痛症状和缩短产程及产后恢复时间,降低产后出血量,值得临床作进一步推广.

  15. Clinical Study on Depressive Disorder Treated by Combination of Aromatherapy and Moxibustion%芳香疗法配合灸法治疗抑郁症临床研究

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    刘瑶; 乔瑜; 李玲; 张永雷

    2009-01-01

    目的:观察芳香疗法和灸法治疗抑郁症的临床疗效及对患者血浆5-HT含量的影响.方法: 60例按就诊先后随机分为两组.治疗组用芳香疗法和灸法、对照组用西药氟西汀治疗,8周为一疗程;治疗前后分别测定汉密尔顿抑郁量表(HAMD)分值及血浆中5-HT的含量,用高效液相色谱法及电化学分析法检测治疗前后患者血浆5-HT的含量,通过对比治疗前后的HAMD分值及血浆5-HT含量的变化,统计临床数据.结果:芳香疗法和灸法可明显改善抑郁症患者HAMD的评分,其临床疗效与单用西药氟西汀相当.生化指标5-羟色胺含量治疗前、后有显著性差异(P<0.05),组间比较无显著性差异(P<0.05).结论:芳香疗法和灸法可提高抑郁症患者体内5-HT浓度,其临床疗效与西药氟西汀组的疗效相当.

  16. 薰香疗法缓解血液透析患者动静脉内瘘穿刺疼痛%Effect of lavender aromatherapy on pain following needle insertion into a fistula for hemodialysis patients

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    黄玉晓

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨薰衣草薰香疗法对血液透析患者内瘘穿刺疼痛的影响.方法 将82例维持性血液透析患者随机分为薰香组(n=42)和对照组(n=40),薰香组内瘘穿刺前嗅吸浓度1%薰衣草精油5 min,对照组予空白嗅吸蒸馏水.结果 薰香组内瘘穿刺时的VAS评分、状态焦虑(S-AI)评分显著低于对照组(均P<0.05).结论 薰衣草薰香疗法能有效缓解维持性血液透析患者内瘘穿刺时疼痛和焦虑情绪.

  17. Effectiveness of the essential oils lavender and ginger in promoting children's comfort in a perianesthesia setting.

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    Nord, DeeAnn; Belew, John

    2009-10-01

    This randomized, controlled, blinded study examined the effectiveness of an aromatherapy intervention on the reduction of children's distress in a perianesthesia setting. The sample included children with and without developmental disabilities (n = 94). Subjects in the intervention group received an aromatherapy intervention of lavender and ginger essential oils. The control group received a placebo intervention of jojoba oil. Distress was measured at two times: before induction and in the PACU, using the Faces, Legs, Arms, Cry and Consolability (FLACC) scale. The mean distress level was lower for the children in the essential oil group, but the effect was not statistically significant (P = .055). Parents' responses to survey questions about satisfaction with aromatherapy did not differ between groups, although open-ended comments indicated a more positive opinion of the benefits of the intervention in the aromatherapy group.

  18. Myristica oil poisoning

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    Nutmeg oil; Myristicin ... Myristica oil ( Myristica fragrans ) can be harmful. It comes from the seed of a nutmeg. ... Myristica oil is found in: Aromatherapy products Mace Nutmeg Other products may also contain myristica oil.

  19. Famous Space Men's Salon Beijing's professional salon chain for men

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    2006-01-01

    Services: Professional deep treatment of men's faces Treating men's "beer bellies" Spa hydrotherapy Brand new French Darphin top-class aromatherapy Spa herbal massage Treatment for men's reproductive health

  20. The effectiveness of lavender essence on strernotomy related pain intensity after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Mohammad Ali Heidari Gorji

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: The result indicated that aromatherapy can be used as a complementary method in postoperative pain reduction, as it reduced pain. The patients require two sedative drugs, and moreover, it avoids expenses of treatment.

  1. Famous Space Men’s Salon

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    2006-01-01

    Services: Professional deep treatment of men’s faces Treating men’s "beer bellies" Spa hydrotherapy Brand-new French Darphin top-class aromatherapy Spa herbal massage Treatment for men’s reproductive health

  2. Famous Space Men's Salon Beijing's professional salon chain for men

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    2006-01-01

    Services: Professional deep treatment of men's laces Treating men's "heer bellies" Spa hydrotherapy Brand-new French Darphin top-class aromatherapy Spa herbal massage Treatment for men's reproductive health

  3. Rose Hip

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    ... dropsy or edema), gout, back and leg pain (sciatica), diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, ... Painful menstruation. Some evidence suggests that applying an aromatherapy formula containing lavender, clary sage, and rose hip ...

  4. Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art

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    Susanna Stea; Alina Beraudi; Dalila De Pasquale

    2014-01-01

    Aromatherapy is the controlled use of plant essences for therapeutic purposes. Its applications are numerous (i.e., wellbeing, labour, infections, dementia, and anxiety treatment) but often they have not been scientifically validated. The aim of the present study is to review the available literature to determine if there is evidence for effectiveness of aromatherapy in surgical patients to treat anxiety and insomnia, to control pain and nausea, and to dress wound. Efficacy studies of lavende...

  5. A pilot study assessing the effect of aromatherapy on burnout and the mood of nurses working in hospice ward%芳香治疗改善台湾地区安宁科护士工作倦怠及情绪的初步研究

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    张愷芃; 杨灿; 王高华; 王惠玲

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨芳香治疗对安宁科护士情绪及工作倦怠的影响,为芳香治疗的研究提供有关刎数据资料.方法 对研究组进行2个月的芳香治疗,使用焦虑自评量表(SAS)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)、工作倦怠量表和症状自评量表(SCL-90)进行评估.结果 研究组焦虑和抑郁情绪评分在治疗前后有显著差异,SCL-90显示研究对象在8周芳香治疗后焦虑因子和抑郁因子分有显著减低.工作倦怠量表情绪衰竭、情感疏远显著高于常模,个人成就显著低于常模.治疗后情绪衰竭、情感疏显著减低.结论 芳香治疗可以改善安宁科护士焦虑和抑郁情绪,并改善安宁科护士的工作倦怠.

  6. Observation on effect of aromatherapy combined with point massage on relieving depression for patients after stroke%精油芳香疗法联合穴位按摩对减轻脑卒中后抑郁的效果观察

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    陈紫君; 俞银华; 金金; 王燕飞; 朱燕生; 张震中

    2016-01-01

    目的 观察芳香疗法联合穴位按摩对脑卒中后抑郁的临床效果.方法 将96例脑卒中后抑郁患者随机分为观察组1、观察组2和对照组,每组32例.观察组1在常规治疗护理基础上予精油芳香疗法联合穴位按摩,观察组2在常规治疗护理基础上予穴位按摩,对照组只接受常规治疗护理.3组患者分别在干预前和干预4周后采用汉密尔顿抑郁量表和美国国立卫生研究院卒中量表进行疗效评价.结果 汉密尔顿抑郁量表评分干预前3组组间差异均无统计学意义,干预后3组组间差异有统计学意义;干预前后组内比较,汉密尔顿抑郁量表评分观察组1明显下降(t=13.693,P<0.001),观察组2(t=9.776,P<0.001)及对照组(t=3.215,P=0.003)也有一定下降.美国国立卫生研究院卒中量表评分干预前及干预后3组组间差异均无统计学意义;干预前后比较,3组干预后评分均较干预前有所下降,差异有统计学意义(P<0.001).结论 精油芳香疗法联合穴位按摩法可有效改善脑卒中后抑郁患者的抑郁症状.

  7. Research Advancement of Functional Ingredients in Aromatherapy(Ⅱ): the Application of Chinese Herbal Medicinal Ingredients%芳香疗法中功能性(复方)油的研究进展(Ⅱ):中药成分的应用介绍

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    梅家齐

    2009-01-01

    中医药学是中国传统文化的重要组成部分,几千年来,它为中华民族的繁衍昌盛作出了重要贡献.中医中所倡导的传统养牛保健、疾病诊疗方法.与我国古代药学々家对香草植物的认知和运用是一脉相承的,也积累了丰富的经验.中药讲究君、臣、佐、使的配伍方法,而芳香疗法中功能性复方成分也是根据其相同功效或不同功效品种之间相互作用的配伍原则而发挥功效,这就是中药与芳香原料所具有的相同之处,药香同源.两者均住各自理论的指导下发挥对人体的治疗作用.

  8. Effect of Aromatherapy Combined with Postnatal Massage on the Improvement of Psychological States for Women in Puerperium%芳香疗法联合产后康复按摩对产褥期心理状态的改善作用

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    梅珊珊; 张广兰; 秦爽; 蒋凤菊; 叶素琦

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨芳香疗法联合产后康复按摩对产褥期产妇心理状态的改善作用.方法:将2010年8月至2012年8月在广州市妇女儿童医疗中心分娩的产妇204例随机分为对照组及实验组,其中对照组99例,采取常规产后处理,实验组105例,给予产后康复精油按摩治疗.应用焦虑自评量表(SAS)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)及症状自评量表(SCL-90)对两组产妇在产前两天及产后一周的心理状态进行测评,将所得数据与全国常模相比,并进行组间比较.结果:实验组与对照组产前心理状况无显著性差异(P>0.05);两组产妇产前SCL-90测试结果在抑郁、焦虑等因子得分显著高于全国成人常模,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),产后实验组与对照组相比,抑郁倾向明显减少,焦虑得分明显降低,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:分娩对产妇的心理状态会产生明显影响,芳香疗法联合产后康复按摩能明显改善产妇的产褥期心理状态.

  9. Relief of anxiety in patients wtih choledocholithiasis receiving ERCP and EST: footbath with Chinese herbs, acupoint message and aromatherapy%中药沐足联合穴位按摩及芳香疗法缓解胆管结石介入诊疗患者焦虑

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    林瑞华; 谢春生; 潘慧仁; 汤远兴

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨中西医综合干预对内镜下ERCP及EST术患者焦虑的影响.方法 将86例胆管结石行内镜下ERCP及EST术患者按随机数字表法分为观察组和对照组各43例,术前术中对照组给予常规护理,观察组在此基础上增加中药沐足联合穴位按摩疗及芳香疗法.结果 术后观察组焦虑评分显著低于对照组,术中血压、心率波动显著低于对照组(均P<0.01).结论 中药沐足联合穴位按摩疗及芳香疗法的应用,可降低患者术中焦虑程度,有利于治疗顺利完成.

  10. 耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌围术期患者睡眠质量的影响%The Influence of Auricular Acupressure combined with Aromatherapy on Quality of Sleep of the Patients with Colorectal Cancer during Perioperative Period

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    2016-01-01

    目的:评价耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌围术期患者睡眠质量的作用效果.方法:将135例大肠癌手术患者随机分为A组(耳穴按压配合芳香疗法)、B组(耳穴按压)、C组(芳香疗法)、D组(空白组),采用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表(PSQI)对4组患者干预前后的睡眠质量水平进行测试并比较不同方法的效果.结果:PSQI总分干预后A、B、C组与D组比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);A组与B、C组比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);C组与B组比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:耳穴按压配合芳香疗法能有效提高大肠癌围术期患者的睡眠质量,且效果优于耳穴按压和芳香疗法.

  11. Application of Aromatherapy Massage to Reduce the Pain Combined with Improved Water Acupuncture Analgesia in the Course of Production%香薰推拿减痛配合改良水针镇痛在产程中的应用

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    韦彩素; 李建湘; 蓝燕; 班婷

    2016-01-01

    目的:比较香薰推拿减痛配合改良水针镇痛在产程中的应用疗效.方法:选择正常足月产妇1000例,单胎头位,骨盆外测量正常,无妊娠合并症和并发症,有阴道分娩条件,随机分为观察组和对照组各500例.两组均采用全程陪伴方法和自由体位,观察组分娩过程中采用香薰推拿减痛配合改良水针镇痛,对照组予常规阴道分娩方式不进行任何干预,两组在第一产程始、末测定血清β-内啡肽浓度,并对两组妊娠结局进行观察比较分析(两组的产痛、产程时间、产后出血量、剖宫产率、新生儿评分).结果:与对照组比较,观察组第一产程末血清β-内啡肽浓度明显升高,产痛明显减轻,潜伏期时间、活跃期时间及总产程时间明显加快,产后2h出血量明显少于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).新生儿APgar评分比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:香薰推拿减痛配合改良水针镇痛,有效缓解产妇疼痛,降低剖宫产率,操作简单,易于推广.

  12. 芳香疗法联合刮痧在血压正常高值痰湿质人群中的应用研究%Clinical study on phlegm dampness in prehypertensive people treated with combination therapy of aromatherapy and guasha

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    沈桂琴; 刘巧凤; 张阿宏; 杨雨芹

    2013-01-01

    目的:评价芳香疗法联合刮痧对血压正常高值痰湿质人群进行护理干预的有效性和可行性.方法:按照随机分组法将100例体检人群中血压正常高值(120~139/80~89mmHg)且体质辨识为痰湿质者分为对照组和观察组各50例,两组人群均在鼓励戒烟、限酒、低盐低脂饮食和适当运动等生活方式的基础上进行健康教育指导,观察组则在接受健康教育指导的基础上辅以薰衣草精油对受试者定期进行刮痧,同时每日睡卧芳香类药枕,通过对两组人群干预后收缩压、舒张压、甘油三脂、胆固醇、左房内径及左室后壁厚度相关参数指标的观察,分析此课题对血压正常高值中痰湿质人群高血压病发病率的影响.结果:与对照组比较,观察组干预后收缩压、舒张压、甘油三脂、胆固醇有所降低,经比较有统计学意义(P<0.05).两组患者干预后左房内径及左室后壁厚度未见明显变化(P>0.05).结论:芳香疗法联合刮痧对血压正常高值痰湿质人群能够在一定程度上减缓高血压病的发病演变进程,控制高血压病的发生率.

  13. 芳香疗法中功能性(复方)油的研究进展(I):功能性成分应用介绍%Research AdVancement 0f FunctiOllal Compound oils in Aromatherapy(I):the AppIication 0f FunctionaI Components

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    梅家齐

    2009-01-01

    随着社会的进步、人民生活水平的提高、科学技术,特别是生物技术的快速发展,令人们对芳香疗法有了更高的期待,不再满足于对身心、身体等一般调理及被动保护作用.而是期盼着更有疗效的功能性产品问世.芳香疗法产品中的功能性复方油是通过纯化和富集,再经南有经验的芳疗师针对性调配及施用,进入皮肤的表皮、真皮,影响皮肤的新陈代谢,并在该部位发挥作用.部分成分会透过皮肤进入体内循环,达到预期的功效作用.

  14. Aromaterapi Lavender dapat Menurunkan Intensitas Nyeri Perineum pada Ibu Post Partum

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    Wiwin Widayani

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Perineals pain affects  woman ability to mobilize so that it can cause complications such as post-partum haemoragik. Trauma to the perineum also cause discomfort and dyspareunia, therefore, perineal pain management is important. Currently the handling used to relieve pain is complementary therapy aromatherapy with essential oils of lavender, because lavender has the properties of anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anxiolytic, and also soothing. Aromatherapy stimulates the hypothalamus to secrete chemical mediators that serve as pain relievers and give rise to feelings of happiness. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy to the perineal pain intensity in post partum women. This study is a quasy experiment pre and post non random control in postpartum women at Bidan Praktik Mandiri in Bandung. Sampling this study using consecutive sampling technique. The data taken using the instrument in the adaptation of a Visual Analog Scale (VAS and analyzed by using the wilcoxon signed rank test. The result is there was a decrease in pain intensity before and after the administration of inhaled lavender aromatherapy (Z=-3.77 with p-value 0.001. Lavender aromatherapy can be a complementary alternative therapy to reduce pain in postpartum women but more research necessary is needed with more respondents.

  15. LAVENDER AROMATERAPHY AS A RELAXANT

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Aromatherapy is a kind of treatment that used aroma with aromatherapy essential oil. Extraction process from essential oil generally doing in three methods, there are distilling with water (boiled, distilling with water and steam, and distilling with steam. One of the most favorite aroma is lavender. The main content from lavender is linalyl acetate and linalool (C10H18O. Linalool is main active contents in lavender which can use for anti-anxiety (relaxation. Based on some research, the conclusion indicates that essential oil from lavender can give relaxation (carminative, sedative, reduce anxiety level and increasing mood.

  16. Behavioral effects of plant essential oils on Ceratitis capitata males – risk versus reward

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    Plant essential oils have a number of roles in insect pest management. For male Ceratitis capitata, these roles include male-targeted attractants for traps and aromatherapy exposure for increased mating success. Essential oils that affect C. capitata behavior may be from either host or non-host pl...

  17. Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) oils

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    Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of the most popular and healthy culinary herbs in the world. Essential oil derived from basil (basil oil) through steam distillation has traditionally been used for a wide range of applications such as cooking spices, aromatherapy, perfumery, medicinal treatments, pes...

  18. Coping When You're Newly Diagnosed

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    ... Just 20 minutes of exercise a day can benefit your mind, body and outlook. Talk to your PH medical team to develop an exercise plan that works for you. De-stress. Consider setting aside 30 minutes a day for chair yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, massage, or just some time to ...

  19. Medfly Responses to Natural Essential Oils: Electroantennography and Long-Range Attraction

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    Secondary metabolites emitted from plants and natural essential oils are suspected to attract males of the Mediterranean fruit fly to their calling sites. We investigated the differential attractiveness of six essential oils that have either been shown to have aromatherapy effects and/or that differ...

  20. Facial Specialty. Teacher Edition. Cosmetology Series.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This publication is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to direct and support instruction in vocational cosmetology programs in the State of Oklahoma. It contains seven units for the facial specialty: identifying enemies of the skin, using aromatherapy on the skin, giving facials without the aid of machines, giving facials with the aid…

  1. 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty Military Personnel

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    2013-02-01

    was conducted in either a classroom or conference room large enough to hold all participants and members of the research team and identical...therapy (such as meditation or aromatherapy) l. Energy healing (such as reiki, polarity therapy) m. Folk remedies (such as Native American Healing

  2. Using essential oils in professional practice.

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    Price, S

    1998-10-01

    As the use of aromatherapy within a health care setting has grown so rapidly in recent years, and will continue to do so, the need for suitable training has become apparent. No health service can afford the risk of having staff who are inadequately trained in the practice of aromatherapy using essential oils incorrectly on those in a state of ill-health, especially if the essential oils used are not to a standard suitable for therapeutic use. Training to an acceptable level in aromatic therapy is essential for safety and effectiveness. Knowledge of the nature and make-up of essential oils, their effect on the body and the emotions, and how, when, and where to apply them is imperative in order for them to be beneficial to a patient's health. Contraindications to certain oils, patients, or treatment have also to be thoroughly understood, and the dosage employed is related to some extent to the standard of training undertaken.

  3. A systematic meta-review of manipulative and body-based CAM for cancer

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    Lunde, Anita; Johannessen, Helle

    were assessed according to the SIGN hierarchy of evidence. Results: Five reviews were identified: two at evidence level A, one at level B and two at level D. The reviews covered massage, and massage combined with aromatherapy. All reviews conclude on positive effects of massage for cancer related...... stress and anxiety, although level-A reviews conclude cautiously. Tentative conclusions on antidepressant and pain reductive effects are offered. There is no evidence that aromatherapy enhances the effects of massage. One review recommends massage as a safe complement to conventional treatment, while...... another review warns against the use of massage for fragile patients. Conclusion: There is fairly good evidence that massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety in cancer patients if it is provided by well qualified practitioners. Massage can safely be combined with conventional cancer treatment...

  4. Application of aromatic therapy in clinical nursing work%芳香疗法在临床护理工作中的应用

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    胡春艳; 董旭婷; 赵梅

    2013-01-01

    It analyzed the application of aromatic therapy in clinical nursing work,and mainly expounded the influ influence of aromatherapy on treatment in aspects of mood,pain,high blood pressure,anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory,cancer and women' s health,and introduced mechanism,the main treatment methods and related considerations of aromatherapy.%重点分析了芳香疗法在临床护理工作中的应用,主要从芳香疗法对情绪、疼痛、高血压、抗菌消炎、癌症以及妇女保健等方面的治疗进行了阐述,并介绍了芳香疗法的作用机制、主要治疗方法和相关的注意事项.

  5. Changes in the Composition of Aromatherapeutic Citrus Oils during Evaporation

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    George W. Francis

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The composition of some commercial Citrus oils, lemon, sweet orange, and tangerine, designated for aromatherapy, was examined before and after partial evaporation in a stream of nitrogen. The intact oils contained the expected mixtures of mono- and sesquiterpenes, with hydrocarbons dominating and lesser amounts of oxygenated analogues making up the remainder. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to follow alterations in the relative amounts of the various components present as evaporation proceeded. Changes were marked, and in particular more volatile components present in the intact oils rapidly disappeared. Thus the balance of content was shifted away from monoterpene hydrocarbons towards the analogous alcohols and carbonyl compounds. The results of this differential evaporation are discussed and possible consequences for aromatherapy use are noted. The case of lemon oil was especially interesting as the relative amount of citral, a known sensitizer, remaining as time elapsed represented an increasing percentage of the total oil.

  6. アロマテラピーを活用した認知症高齢者の日常生活動作能力,認知機能,および行動・心理症状に及ぼす影響に関する実証的研究

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    知念, 紫維菜; 金武, 直美; 普久原, 梓; 神谷, ひかる; 宮森, 孝子; 豊里, 竹彦; 與古田, 孝夫; Chinen, Shiina; Kanetake, Naomi; Fukuhara, Azusa; Kamiya, Hikaru; Miyamori, Takako; Toyosato, Takehiko; Yokota, Takao; 琉球大学医学部保健学科精神看護学教室

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy on activities of daily living, cognitive function and behavioral and psychological symptoms among elderly people with dementia. From geriatric hospital wards that treat dementia patients, 27 patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) were enrolled in this randomized controlled crossover trial. Subjects were assigned to either an intervention or control group. The intervention group received 14 days ...

  7. Chemical and biological diversity of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) in relation to environmental factors.

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    Statti, Giancarlo A; Conforti, Filomena; Sacchetti, Gianni; Muzzoli, Mariavittoria; Agrimonti, Caterina; Menichini, Francesco

    2004-03-01

    Oil of bergamot is receiving renewed popularity in aromatherapy. The biovariability of Citrus bergamia grown wild in Calabria (Italy) was investigated as far as chemical markers (linalool, linalyl acetate and bergapten) content and antioxidant and antifungal activities of the methanolic extracts. The average content in the markers presents slight variations with the altitude and more evident changes with the latitude of the areas of plant collection.

  8. Challenges of Transforming a Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Store into a Bricks-and-Clicks Model: A Small Business Case Study

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    Irvine Clarke III; Theresa B. Flaherty

    2004-01-01

    This article addresses some of the unique challenges faced as small businesses try to establish a presence in the fiercely competitive online marketplace. Specifically, a small fragrance/aromatherapy boutique (named The Scent Network) is the organization examined. This brick-and-mortar retailer evolved into a bricks-and-clicks model while the business owner had little IT experience, a small budget, and little time to devote to the Web site. More failures were experienced than successes, resu...

  9. Lavender Oil-Potent Anxiolytic Properties via Modulating Voltage Dependent Calcium Channels

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    Recent clinical data support the clinical use of oral lavender oil in patients suffering from subsyndromal anxiety. We identified the molecular mechanism of action that will alter the perception of lavender oil as a nonspecific ingredient of aromatherapy to a potent anxiolytic inhibiting voltage dependent calcium channels (VOCCs) as highly selective drug target. In contrast to previous publications where exorbitant high concentrations were used, the effects of lavender oil in behavioral, bioc...

  10. The Advantages of Traditional Chumash Healing

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    James D. Adams

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    Full Text Available Chumash healing has been practiced in California for ∼13 000 years. Chumash healers treat their patients with prayer, laughter, dreaming, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, healing ceremonies and other techniques. Healing involves first healing the spirit, then healing the body. Chumash people still maintain their unique identity. Chumash Healers still practice the ancient healing arts in California. This lecture is a brief introduction to Chumash Healing.

  11. The Effect of Lavender Aaromatherapy on the Pain Intensity Perception and Intarapartum Outcomes in Primipare

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    14.Golian tehrani SH, Vasegh rahim Pour F, Mehran A. The Effect of Relaxation by Meditation on the Severity of Pain on the Length of Active Phase in Nulliparous Women. Hayat J 1385 3(12: 51-61. 15.Kim JT, Wajda M, Cuff G, Serota D, Schlame M, Axelrod DM, et al. Evaluation of aromatherapy in treating postoperative pain: pilot study. Pain Practice 2006 6: 273-7.

  12. Catalase, glutathione peroxidase, metabolic syndrome, superoxide dismutase

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    Full Text Available Labor pain is part of a normal process, which often causes physiological and psychological stress to mother. These stress have impact to both mother and fetus. Largely (90% labor comes with pain and in some cases severe pain. Non-pharmacological approach is one of alternatives to reduce labor pain. This research aims to analyse the analgesic effect of lavender aromatherapy inhalation on labor pain in primigravida in the active phase. The study was pra-experimental by observing one group before and after treatment. The group involved 30 parturients in RB Kasih Ibu Jatirogo district of Tuban, East Java. The sampling method was based on consecutive admission. The variables were measured by using numerical rating scales (NRS. Univariable quantitative analysis was applied to describe the pain before and after treatment. Wilcoxon signed ranks test bivariable quantitative analysis was used to investigate pain relief with significance level of p<0.05. The univariable analysis result revealed that mean pain score before treatment was 7.3 (SD 1.1 and after treatment 5.9 (SD 1.4. Wilcoxon signed ranks test result showed significant pain relief after lavender aromatherapy inhalation (Z=-4.338, p=0.000. The research shows that there is a reduction of labor pain after lavender aromatherapy inhalation.

  13. 水果芳香疗法对缓解妇癌患者常用化疗药物后恶心呕吐反应的观察%Clinical Analysis of Nausea and Vomiting in Gynecologic Cancer Patients Commonly Used Chemotherapeutic Drugs after the Fruit Aroma Therapy to Alleviate

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    张吴花; 史迎春

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    目的:通过对妇科恶性肿瘤患者化疗时采用水果芳香疗法,探讨水果芳香疗法对改善化疗过程中恶心呕吐反应的应用价值。方法随机选择45例已经过1~3疗程化疗的妇科肿瘤患者,在临床常用化疗药物治疗的基础上配合水果芳香的使用,观察患者恶心呕吐反应的改善情况。结果水果芳香疗法可以有效改善妇科肿瘤患者化疗过程中的恶心呕吐反应。结论水果芳香疗法经济实惠,可以有效改善化疗过程中的恶心呕吐反应,减轻患者痛苦。%Objective To investigate value of the use of fruits aromatherapy when patients with gynecologic malignancies in chemotherapy to improve nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy response. Methods We randomly selected 45 cases with gynecological cancer who have received 1 to 3 cycles of chemotherapy to observe improvement of nausea and vomiting based on clinical commonly used chemotherapy drugs with fruit aroma of use. Results Fruit aromatherapy can ef ectively improve nausea and vomiting to gynecological cancer patients in chemotherapy. Conclusion Fruit aromatherapy is af ordable,it can be ef ective in improving nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy and al eviate the suf ering of patients.

  14. Development and evaluation of an inpatient [correction of impatient] holistic nursing care services department.

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    Newshan, Gayle

    2004-08-01

    This paper describes the development and evaluation of a holistic nursing department at a 261-bed conventional, community hospital. Through the holistic nursing department, a nurse visits hospitalized inpatients. The visit might include complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) therapies, such as relaxation techniques, therapeutic touch, aromatherapy, and therapeutic suggestion. Evaluation of visits occurred through a retrospective chart review and patient satisfaction surveys. Main outcome measures were patient satisfaction, physiological changes, and pre- and post-distress scores. Discomfort and distress was decreased and patient satisfaction high when CAM therapies were used in conjunction with traditional inpatient medical and nursing care.

  15. Use of complementary and alternative treatments by individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome.

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    Barbour, C

    2000-08-01

    Although muscle pain is the primary complaint of patients with fibromyalgia, there are myriad associated symptoms that cause them to seek healthcare. Some individuals try alternative treatments when conventional medicine does not provide symptom relief. A questionnaire was developed to collect information regarding complementary treatments and their effectiveness. Sixty individuals visited the researcher's web page and completed and submitted an online questionnaire on fibromyalgia. Literature, heat, walking, vitamins, and massage were the interventions tried most frequently. Literature, aromatherapy, support groups, heat, and massage were rated the most effective.

  16. Suppression of Carrageenan- and Collagen II-Induced Inflammation in Mice by Geranium Oil

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    Naho Maruyama

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    Full Text Available To obtain experimental evidence on the therapeutic efficacy of essential oils in aromatherapy for inflammatory diseases, we examined the effects of geranium oil on carrageenan-induced and collagen II-induced inflammation in mice, to assess acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activities of the oil. Single intraperitoneal injection of 5 μL of geranium oil clearly suppressed the carrageenan-induced footpaw edema and increase in tissue myeloperoxidase activity, and repeated administration of the oil suppressed collagen-induced arthritis. These results revealed that geranium oil suppressed both acute and chronic inflammatory responses in mice.

  17. 香花香草解千愁—植物的芳香疗法

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    2003-01-01

    芳香疗法(Aromatherapy)起源于古埃及,中国等古文明,尽管在西方国家流行已久,但在我国,人们对其却知之尚少,到底它有什么作用,是否像传说中那样神奇?,看完本文后,你不妨一试,切身体味一下把大自然带回家的感受吧。

  18. 植物精油与芳香治疗

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    2004-01-01

    “芳香治疗”(aromatherapy)一词使人产生很多误解,关于什么是芳香治疗的争论正在美国的芳香治疗组织和香料生产商之间展开。有人认为芳香治疗就是吸入香气,至于这种香气是化学合成的,还是天然产生的无关紧要。也有人认为芳香治疗就是使用精油,而

  19. 浅谈芳香疗法

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    2005-01-01

    我在《双足与保健》2003年第6期发表《足部反射疗法配合香薰法临床探讨》一文后,接到不少国内同道们来电或来信询问“芳香疗法”(aromatherapy)。为此再撰此文,与同道们一起探讨“芳香疗法”。

  20. Suppression of Carrageenan- and Collagen II-Induced Inflammation in Mice by Geranium Oil

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    Full Text Available To obtain experimental evidence on the therapeutic efficacy of essential oils in aromatherapy for inflammatory diseases, we examined the effects of geranium oil on carrageenan-induced and collagen II-induced inflammation in mice, to assess acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activities of the oil. Single intraperitoneal injection of 5μL of geranium oil clearly suppressed the carrageenan-induced footpaw edema and increase in tissue myeloperoxidase activity, and repeated administration of the oil suppressed collagen-induced arthritis. These results revealed that geranium oil suppressed both acute and chronic inflammatory responses in mice

  1. Gas sensor characterization at low concentrations of natural oils

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    Sambemana, H.; Siadat, M.; Lumbreras, M.

    2009-05-01

    Inhalation of essential oils can be used in aromatherapy due to their activating or relaxing effects. The study of these effects requires behavioral measurements on living subjects, by varying the nature and also the quantity of the volatile substances to be present in the atmosphere. So, to permit the evaluation of therapeutic effects of a variety of natural oils, we propose to develop an automatic diffusion/detection system capable to create an ambient air with low stabilized concentration of chosen oil. In this work, we discuss the performance of an array of eight gas sensors to discriminate low and constant concentrations of a chosen natural oil.

  2. Essential oils for complementary treatment of surgical patients: state of the art.

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    Stea, Susanna; Beraudi, Alina; De Pasquale, Dalila

    2014-01-01

    Aromatherapy is the controlled use of plant essences for therapeutic purposes. Its applications are numerous (i.e., wellbeing, labour, infections, dementia, and anxiety treatment) but often they have not been scientifically validated. The aim of the present study is to review the available literature to determine if there is evidence for effectiveness of aromatherapy in surgical patients to treat anxiety and insomnia, to control pain and nausea, and to dress wound. Efficacy studies of lavender or orange and peppermint essential oils, to treat anxiety and nausea, respectively, have shown positive results. For other aspects, such as pain control, essential oils therapy has shown uncertain results. Finally, there are encouraging data for the treatment of infections, especially for tea tree oil, although current results are still inconclusive. It should also be considered that although they are, allergic reactions and toxicity can occur after oral ingestion. Therefore, while rigorous studies are being carried out, it is important that the therapeutic use of essential oils be performed in compliance with clinical safety standards.

  3. Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art

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    Susanna Stea

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aromatherapy is the controlled use of plant essences for therapeutic purposes. Its applications are numerous (i.e., wellbeing, labour, infections, dementia, and anxiety treatment but often they have not been scientifically validated. The aim of the present study is to review the available literature to determine if there is evidence for effectiveness of aromatherapy in surgical patients to treat anxiety and insomnia, to control pain and nausea, and to dress wound. Efficacy studies of lavender or orange and peppermint essential oils, to treat anxiety and nausea, respectively, have shown positive results. For other aspects, such as pain control, essential oils therapy has shown uncertain results. Finally, there are encouraging data for the treatment of infections, especially for tea tree oil, although current results are still inconclusive. It should also be considered that although they are, allergic reactions and toxicity can occur after oral ingestion. Therefore, while rigorous studies are being carried out, it is important that the therapeutic use of essential oils be performed in compliance with clinical safety standards.

  4. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study.

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    Han, Xuesheng; Gibson, Jacob; Eggett, Dennis L; Parker, Tory L

    2017-03-24

    Mental health issues have been increasingly recognized as public health problems globally. Their burden is projected to increase over the next several decades. Additional therapies for mental problems are in urgent need worldwide due to the limitations and costs of existing healthcare approaches. Essential oil aromatherapy can provide a cost-effective and safe treatment for many mental problems. This pilot study observed the effects of bergamot essential oil inhalation on mental health and well-being, as measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Scale, in a mental-health treatment center located in Utah, USA. Fifty-seven eligible participants (50 women, age range: 23-70 years) were included for analysis. Fifteen minutes of bergamot essential oil exposure improved participants' positive feelings compared with the control group (17% higher). Unexpectedly, more participants participated in experimental periods rather than control periods, suggesting even brief exposure to essential oil aroma may make people more willing to enroll in clinical trials. This study provides preliminary evidence of the efficacy and safety of bergamot essential oil inhalation on mental well-being in a mental health treatment center, suggesting that bergamot essential oil aromatherapy can be an effective adjunct treatment to improve individuals' mental health and well-being. © 2017 The Authors. Phytotherapy Research published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  5. Relaxing effect of rose oil on humans.

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    Hongratanaworakit, Tapanee

    2009-02-01

    One increasingly popular type of alternative therapy is aromatherapy, but scientific validation in this field is still rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of rose oil (Rosa damascena Mill, Rosaceae) on human autonomic parameters and emotional responses in healthy subjects after transdermal absorption. In order to exclude any olfactory stimulation the inhalation of the fragrances was prevented by breathing masks. Forty healthy volunteers participated in the experiments. Five autonomic parameters, i.e. blood pressure, breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and skin temperature, were recorded. Emotional responses were assessed by means of rating scales. Compared to placebo, rose oil caused significant decreases of breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation and systolic blood pressure, which indicate a decrease of autonomic arousal. At the emotional level, subjects in the rose oil group rated themselves as more calm, more relaxed and less alert than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the rose oil and provide some evidence for the use of rose oil in aromatherapy, such as causing relief of depression and stress in humans.

  6. Cinnamomum cassia essential oil inhibits α-MSH-induced melanin production and oxidative stress in murine B16 melanoma cells.

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    Chou, Su-Tze; Chang, Wen-Lun; Chang, Chen-Tien; Hsu, Shih-Lan; Lin, Yu-Che; Shih, Ying

    2013-09-18

    Essential oils extracted from aromatic plants exhibit important biological activities and have become increasingly important for the development of aromatherapy for complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Cinnamomum cassia Presl (CC-EO) has various functional properties; however, little information is available regarding its anti-tyrosinase and anti-melanogenic activities. In this study, 16 compounds in the CC-EO have been identified; the major components of this oil are cis-2-methoxycinnamic acid (43.06%) and cinnamaldehyde (42.37%). CC-EO and cinnamaldehyde exhibited anti-tyrosinase activities; however, cis-2-methoxycinnamic acid did not demonstrate tyrosinase inhibitory activity. In murine B16 melanoma cells stimulated with α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), CC-EO and cinnamaldehyde not only reduced the melanin content and tyrosinase activity of the cells but also down-regulated tyrosinase expression without exhibiting cytotoxicity. Moreover, CC-EO and cinnamaldehyde decreased thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) levels and restored glutathione (GSH) and catalase activity in the α-MSH-stimulated B16 cells. These results demonstrate that CC-EO and its major component, cinnamaldehyde, possess potent anti-tyrosinase and anti-melanogenic activities that are coupled with antioxidant properties. Therefore, CC-EO may be a good source of skin-whitening agents and may have potential as an antioxidant in the future development of complementary and alternative medicine-based aromatherapy.

  7. Fancy citrus, feel good: Positive judgment of citrus odor, but not the odor itself, is associated with elevated mood during experienced helplessness

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    Full Text Available Aromatherapy claims that citrus essential oils exert mood lifting effects. Controlled studies, however, have yielded inconsistent results. Notably, studies so far did not control for odor pleasantness, although pleasantness is a critical determinant of emotional responses to odors. This study investigates mood lifting effects of d-(+-limonene, the most prominent substance in citrus essential oils, with respect to odor quality judgments.Negative mood was induced within 78 participants using a helplessness paradigm (unsolvable social discrimination task. During this task, participants were continuously (mean duration: 19.5 min exposed to d-(+-limonene (n = 25, vanillin (n = 26, or diethyl phthalate (n = 27. Participants described their mood (Self-Assessment-Manikin, basic emotion ratings and judged the odors’ quality (intensity, pleasantness, unpleasantness, familiarity prior to and following the helplessness induction. The participants were in a less positive mood after the helplessness induction (p < .001, irrespective of the odor condition. Still, the more pleasant the participants judged the odors, the less effective the helplessness induction was in reducing happiness (p = .019.The results show no odor specific mood lifting effect of d-(+-limonene, but indicate a positive effect of odor pleasantness on mood. The study highlights the necessity to evaluate odor judgments in aromatherapy research.

  8. Herbal remedies and aroma for beauty and health

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    Full Text Available Recently, non-medical, naturopathic methods remedies for prevention and treatment, including aromatherapy and phytotherapy, become more developed and perfect. Aromatherapy is one of phytotherapy methods using natural organic volatile aromatic substances of plants - essential oils. When used correctly they are comfortable, painless, and affordable remedies, affecting all systems and organs, allowing get over diseases, skin damage and possible mental disorders.Aim. The aim of our research was the literature data analysis, and our own study concerning the application of phytotherapeutic and aromatic remedies for skin and hair care, as well as for complex, rehabilitation and preventive treatment of respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal system disorders, cardiovascular system and increase work capacity.Methods. To solve the problem conventional analytical research of electronic and paper sources, as well as our own studies analysis, were used.Results. Based on the analysis of the literature data and our own studies, the effective phytotherapeutic remedies for different types of skin and hair care using different species of available herbal material and natural essential oils.The attention was focused on essential oils quality evaluation criteria suitable for medical use, and methods of their use for both children and adults.Conclusion. The essential oils lists explained from the scientific point of view were displayed for prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal system disorders, emotional state regulation, and during working on the computer, as well as elimination of cosmetic skin blemishes and premature ageing of the skin

  9. Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of refugees and survivors of torture: a review and proposal for action.

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    Longacre, McKenna; Silver-Highfield, Ellen; Lama, Puja; Grodin, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Survivors of torture and refugee trauma often have increased needs for mental and physical healthcare. This is due in part to the complex sequelae of trauma, including chronic pain, major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatization. This article reviews the scientific medical literature for the efficacy and feasibility of some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities including meditation, Ayurveda, pranayama/yogic breathing, massage/body-work, dance/movement, spirituality, yoga, music, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, qigong, t'ai chi, chiropractic, homeopathy, aromatherapy and Reiki specifically with respect to survivors of torture and refugee trauma. We report that preliminary research suggests that the certain CAM modalities may prove effective as part of an integrated treatment plan for survivors of torture and refugee trauma. Further research is warranted.

  10. Effectiveness of environment-based interventions for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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    Padilla, René

    2011-01-01

    A systematic review of evidence for the efficacy of environment-based interventions on the affect, behavior, and performance of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was conducted as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association's Evidence-Based Literature Review Project. Thirty-three reports met inclusion criteria. Results suggest that ambient music, aromatherapy, and Snoezelen are modestly effective in reducingagitation but do not consistently have long-term effects. Visually complex environments that give the illusion of barriers deter people from wandering to unsafe places but do not reduce the urge to wander. Evidence that bright light therapy can aid in regulating mood and the sleep-wake cycle and thus help people remain awake during the day is preliminary. Montessori-based programming can be useful in matching activities to the person's remaining skills. Further research is needed to evaluate the long-term effect, contraindications, and best dosages of these interventions.

  11. A NEW VARIETY OF ORIGANUM VULGARE L. – DENIS, CREATED AT VRDS BACĂU IN ECOLOGIC AGRICULTURE CONDITION, CERTIFIED IN 2007 YEAR

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    FALTICEANU MARCELA

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    Full Text Available Oregano is a perennial plant of 0,6 – 0,8m high. The flowers are small, coloured in red till lilac-lavender. It blossom from July till September, being pollinated by bees. The utility rate of plants is 3 : 5.In the literature is mentioned as a plants with multiple uses: culinary (as a condiment plant or for the preparation of a aromatised tea, the leaves can be consumed fresh or cooked; ornamental (is decorative through port, bush and flowers: often is cultivated in pots; medicinal (is has an antiseptically and expectorant effects, being used also in affections of respiratory systems, indigestions, arthritis, aromatherapy etc; melliferous (is a good melliferous plant; in biologic agriculture (with repellent effect for insects, is recommended for association with many vegetable species, also because the plants cover very well the soil, thus providing an herbicide effect; cosmetics (perfume, soap, spay industry.

  12. Short Communication: Antimycotic activity and phytochemical screening of fungal endophytes associated with Santalum album

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    Full Text Available Abstract. Tapwal A, Pradhan S, Chandra S, Rashmi. 2016. Antimycotic activity and phytochemical screening of fungal endophytes associated with Santalum album. Nusantara Bioscience 8: 14-17. The heartwood of Santalum album constitutes the central part of the tree is valued for its fragrance. The wood and oil are utilized in medicine. Sandalwood oil is extensively used in perfumery, cosmetics, aromatherapy and pharmaceutical industry. The endophytic microorganisms inhabiting the plant tissues are expected to mimic some of the metabolites of its host. This study was aimed to isolate and screen the fungal endophytes inhabiting the Santalum album for antimicrobial activity and for the presence of important phytochemicals. Five fungal endophytes isolated from different parts of S. album have exhibited antimicrobial potential against Fusarium oxysporum in the range of 5.0-40.4%. The isolated endophytic fungi also indicated the presence of alkaloids, phenolics and tannins, flavonoids, carbohydrates and glycosides, terpenoids, amino acids and proteins.

  13. Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application.

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    Navarra, Michele; Mannucci, Carmen; Delbò, Marisa; Calapai, Gioacchino

    2015-01-01

    Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau, also known as "Bergamot," is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family, defined as a hybrid of bitter orange and lemon. It is an endemic plant of the Calabria region (Italy). Bergamot fruit is primarily used for the extraction of its essential oil (bergamot essential oil: BEO), employed in perfume, cosmetics, food, and confections. The aim of this review was to collect recent data from the literature on C. bergamia essential oil and, through a critical analysis, focus on safety and the beneficial effects on human health. Clinical studies on the therapeutic applications of BEO exclusively focus on the field of aromatherapy, suggesting that its use can be useful for reducing anxiety and stress.

  14. Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application

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    Full Text Available Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau, also known as Bergamot, is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family, defined as a hybrid of bitter orange and lemon. It is an endemic plant of the Calabria region (Italy. Bergamot fruit is primarily used for the extraction of its essential oil (bergamot essential oil: BEO, employed in perfume, cosmetics, food and confections.The aim of this review was to collect recent data from the literature on Citrus bergamia essential oil and, through a critical analysis, focus on safety and the beneficial effects on human health. Clinical studies on the therapeutic applications of BEO exclusively focus on the field of aromatherapy, suggesting that its use can be useful for reducing anxiety and stress.

  15. Spice/K2 drugs--more than innocent substitutes for marijuana.

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    Zawilska, Jolanta B; Wojcieszak, Jakub

    2014-03-01

    Smokeable herbal mixtures containing synthetic agonists of cannabinoid receptors, known under brand names such as Spice, K2 and Kronic, represent a relatively new type of designer psychoactive drugs that has recently emerged on the recreational drug market. Although the Spice packages are labelled 'not for human consumption' or 'for aromatherapy only' and declared to be purely herbal, these herbal mixtures produce cannabis-like effects after smoking. This review surveys the current state of knowledge regarding the pharmacological properties of synthetic cannabimimetics and the prevalence and pattern of their use. Special emphasis is given to the negative consequences of using these products, including, among others, hallucinations, psychoses with delusions, seizures, cardiovascular symptoms and acute kidney injury.

  16. In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils against Streptococcus pyogenes

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    Julien Sfeir

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    Full Text Available Streptococcus pyogenes plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis. The present study was conducted to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial activities of 18 essential oils chemotypes from aromatic medicinal plants against S. pyogenes. Antibacterial activity of essential oils was investigated using disc diffusion method. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of essential oils showing an important antibacterial activity was measured using broth dilution method. Out of 18 essential oils tested, 14 showed antibacterial activity against S. pyogenes. Among them Cinnamomum verum, Cymbopogon citratus, Thymus vulgaris CT thymol, Origanum compactum, and Satureja montana essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred.

  17. Use and sanctification of complementary and alternative medicine by parents of children with cystic fibrosis.

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    Grossoehme, Daniel H; Cotton, Sian; McPhail, Gary

    2013-01-01

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, including spiritual modalities, is common in pediatric chronic diseases. However, few users discuss CAM treatments with their child's physician. Semi-structured interviews of 25 parents of children who have cystic fibrosis (CF) were completed. Primary themes were identified by thematic analyses. Most parents (19/25) used at least one CAM modality with their child. Only two reported discussing CAM use with their child's pulmonologist. Most reported prayer as helpful (81%) and multi-faceted, including individual and group prayer; using aromatherapy or scented candles as an adjunct for relaxation; and the child's sleeping with a blessed prayer. Parents ascribed sacred significance to natural oral supplements. CAM use is relevant to the majority of participating parents of children under age 13 with CF. Chaplains can play a significant role by reframing prayer's integration into chronic disease care, co-creating rituals with pediatric patients, and mediating conversations between parents and providers.

  18. [Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral].

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    Abe, Shigeru; Sato, Yuichi; Inoue, Shigeharu; Ishibashi, Hiroko; Maruyama, Naho; Takizawa, Toshio; Oshima, Haruyuki; Yamaguchi, Hideyo

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    The effects of 12 essential oils, popularly used as antifungal treatments in aromatherapy, on growth of Candida albicans were investigated. Mycelial growth of C. albicans, which is known to give the fungus the capacity to invade mucosal tissues, was inhibited in the medium containing 100 micro g/ml of the oils: lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) and cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica). Not only lemongrass oil but also citral, a major component of lemongrass oil (80%), in the range of 25 and 200 micro g/ml inhibited the mycelial growth but allowed yeast-form growth. More than 200 micro g/ml of citral clearly inhibited both mycelial and yeast-form growth of C. albicans. These results provide experimental evidence suggesting the potential value of lemongrass oil for the treatment of oral or vaginal candidiasis.

  19. Comparative study on the in vitro human skin permeation of monoterpenes and phenylpropanoids applied in rose oil and in form of neat single compounds.

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    Schmitt, S; Schaefer, U; Sporer, F; Reichling, J

    2010-02-01

    Essential oils are ingredients of cosmetic and health care products as well as massage oil used in aromatherapy. There is no doubt that essential oils and their components are able to permeate human skin. But information is rare dealing with percutanous absorption of essential oils in more detail. In this paper we investigated the in vitro skin permeation of monoterpenes and phenylpropanoids applied in pure rose oil and in form of neat single substances. We found that the application form had an exceeding influence on the skin permeation behaviour of the compounds. For substances applied in rose oil a clear relationship between their lipophilic character, chemical structure, and skin permeation could be confirmed. Regarding the P(app)-values the substances are ranked in the order: monoterpene hydrocarbons rose oil than in their neat form. This suggests that co-operative interactions between essential oil components may promote skin permeation behaviour of essential oil and its components.

  20. Mind-body therapies: evidence and implications in advanced oncology practice.

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    Mayden, Kelley D

    2012-11-01

    The idea that thoughts and emotions influence health outcomes is an ancient concept that was initially abandoned by Western medicine researchers. Today, researchers are showing a renewed interest in the interactions of the mind and body and the role these interactions play in disease formation and recovery. Complementary and alternative interventions, such as mind-body therapies, are increasingly being used by cancer survivors for disease prevention, immune system enhancement, and symptom control. Traditional training has not been structured to provide advanced practitioners with an in-depth knowledge of the clinical applications of mind-body therapies. The aim of this article is to acquaint the reader with common mind-body modalities (meditation/mindfulness-based stress reduction, relaxation therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, music therapy, art therapy, support groups, and aromatherapy) and to examine important evidence in support of or against their clinical application.

  1. Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Cymbopogon citratus, stapf (Lemon grass

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    Gagan Shah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cymbopogon citratus, Stapf (Lemon grass is a widely used herb in tropical countries, especially in Southeast Asia. The essential oil of the plant is used in aromatherapy. The compounds identified in Cymbopogon citratus are mainly terpenes, alcohols, ketones, aldehyde and esters. Some of the reported phytoconstituents are essential oils that contain Citral a, Citral b, Nerol Geraniol, Citronellal, Terpinolene, Geranyl acetate, Myrecene and Terpinol Methylheptenone. The plant also contains reported phytoconstituents such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which consist of luteolin, isoorientin 2′-O-rhamnoside, quercetin, kaempferol and apiginin. Studies indicate that Cymbopogon citratus possesses various pharmacological activities such as anti-amoebic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antifilarial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Various other effects like antimalarial, antimutagenicity, antimycobacterial, antioxidants, hypoglycemic and neurobehaviorial have also been studied. These results are very encouraging and indicate that this herb should be studied more extensively to confirm these results and reveal other potential therapeutic effects.

  2. 文华东方推出皇牌特色水疗

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    屡获殊荣的文华东方酒店集团即将在其全球旗下多间豪华酒店的水疗中心内推出全新皇牌特色疗程服务,加上一系列品牌高级产品及家居护理用品.由今年6月起为旅客带来星级舒适服务。文华东方皇牌产品系列由获奖无数的英国品牌Aromatherapy Associates专门研制,每件香熏产品均按照金、木、水、火、土东方五行概念设计而成.

  3. 芳香事业:炙手可热--专访I.F.A.专任教师金韵蓉

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    2002-01-01

    @@ 在回归自然的新生活观念趋势中,芳香疗法是最广为人知也最受人欢迎的.芳香疗法英文名为Aromatherapy,Aroma是指"各种植物中所含之各种香味",therapy是指"疗法",Aromatherapy意即"使用植物精油的疗法".所以实际上并不只是纯粹利用香味的疗法,而是利用植物萃取精华,透过吸闻及经皮吸收按摩等方法,使身心感到舒适进而对生理、心理产生作用和影响.

  4. 香薰消脂

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    朝露

    2004-01-01

    大部分人对香薰治疗(Aromatherapy)的印象.都以为只是可以松弛神经、提神醒脑、消除疲劳。其实.在今日样样讲求Multifunction(多功能)的时代,香薰治疗除了以上的基本功能外.还可起到消脂纤体的效用,这也是目前含有香薰配方的减肥纤体产品极受欢迎,各大美容院推崇香薰减肥的原因。

  5. IR-Raman-VCD study of R-(+)-Pulegone: Influence of the solvent

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    Aviles-Moreno, Juan Ramón; Ureña Horno, Elena; Partal Ureña, Francisco; López González, Juan Jesús

    2011-08-01

    R-(+)-Pulegone is a natural monoterpene obtained from the essential oils of a variety of plants. It is used in flavouring agents, perfumery and aromatherapy. In this work, a study of the molecular structure and the infrared and Raman spectra of this chemical is presented. Theoretical calculations reveal the existence of two conformers depending on the position of the methyl group (axial and equatorial), being the equatorial conformer the most stable. A complete and reliable assignment of the IR and Raman spectra of the title compound is made, and the results are used to carry out a detailed interpretation of the VCD spectrum of this compound in the 4000-900 cm -1 region. Finally, the influence of the solvent in the VCD bands (intensity and sign) has been tested comparing the neat liquid spectrum with the VCD spectra recorded with four solvents.

  6. [Critical issues in clinical practice guidelines for geriatric care].

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    Zanetti, Ermellina

    2014-01-01

    Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia(BPSD) are one of the most disturbing issues in the management of patients, both for caregivers and health care personnel. Aim of this paper is to critically appraise the available guidelines on the non pharmacological management of BPSD. Some effective interventions such as person centred care, communication skills e dementia care mapping are not mentioned while interventions of dubious efficacy (aromatherapy, per therapy, light therapy or music therapy) are proposed. The variability in the expression of behavioral disorders and the different causes suggest an accurate tailoring of the interventions, based on the assessment of the patient, the organization and the environment. Further studies are necessary to improve the implementation of the non drug strategies for the management of BPSDs.

  7. Assessment of the effectiveness of non-pharmacological methods in pain relief during labor

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    Samara Maria Borges Osório

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This is a systematic review that aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief during labor. The articles’ selection was based on BDENF, PubMed, LILACS and Cochrane Library, published between 2007 and 2012. One analyzed seven studies that assessed the non-pharmacological methods and met the eligibility criteria. It was evident that massage, aromatherapy, immersion bath, acupuncture and acupressure are effective methods to relieve pain during labor, because besides reducing pain perception, they still lower levels of anxiety and stress. Among them, the most efficient one was the massage, mainly when done in the first stage of labor. Furthermore, the interventions don’t interfere in the kind and duration of labor, being safe to clinical practice.

  8. IbM TUNA NETRA SUDARNO DAN SUPARDIONO DI KARANGANYAR

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    Isnaini Herawati

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Today, a massage parlors have developed, including massage parlors by blind people. In Karanganyar, there are 9 massage parlors done by blind people under PERTUNI (Society for the Blind Indonesia, and the number was not included in the outposts or sub-districts in Karanganyar. There are two business units that will be a partner, namely Mr. Sudarno and Mr. Supardiono. This community service aims to increase the number of customers and to improve the quality of the Blind Massage services Sudarno and Supardiono. Activities that have been implemented are: the observation of the partners’ needs, fulfilling the needs of  partners, training on massage and aromatherapy, and improve promotional partner with signboards at strategic places. Partner 1 already has 3 pieces adequate massage booths, even one cubicle equipped with air conditioning. The first partners are still in need of help for marketing. Partner 2 requires repair his massage booths so as to provide convenience for customers.

  9. A systematic review of insomnia and complementary medicine.

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    Sarris, Jerome; Byrne, Gerard J

    2011-04-01

    In concert with growing public interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), these therapies and products have been increasingly studied over the past two decades for the treatment of sleep disorders. While systematic reviews have been conducted on acupuncture and valerian in the treatment of insomnia, to date no comprehensive review has been conducted on all major CAM treatments. We sought to address this via a rigorous systematic review of hypnotic CAM interventions, including herbal and nutritional medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, tai chi, massage, aromatherapy and homoeopathy. The electronic databases MEDLINE (PubMed), CINAHL, PsycINFO, and The Cochrane Library were accessed during late 2009 for CAM randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the treatment of chronic insomnia. Sixty-four RCTs were identified, of which 20 studies involving eight CAM interventions met final inclusion criteria. Effect size calculations (where possible) and a quality control analysis using a modified Jadad scale were undertaken. Many RCTs lacked methodological rigor, and were commonly excluded due to small sample size or an inadequate control condition. Among the studies that met inclusion criteria, there was evidentiary support in the treatment of chronic insomnia for acupressure (d=1.42-2.12), tai chi (d=0.22-2.15), yoga (d=0.66-1.20), mixed evidence for acupuncture and L-tryptophan, and weak and unsupportive evidence for herbal medicines such as valerian. Surprisingly, studies involving several mainstream CAM therapies (e.g., homoeopathy, massage, or aromatherapy) were not located or did not meet basic inclusion criteria. If CAM interventions are to be considered as viable stand-alone or adjuvant treatments for sleep disorders, future researchers are urged to use acceptable methodology, including appropriate sample sizes and adequate controls. RCTs evaluating other untested CAM therapies such as massage, homoeopathy, or osteopathy are encouraged, as is the

  10. The Effects of Sleep and Touch Therapy on Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Depression

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    BC Demirbağ

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Many alternative interventions are practiced in an effort to reduce symptoms of fibromiyalgia. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of sleep and touch therapy accompanied by music and aromatherapy on the symptoms of fibromyalgia and depression.Methods: The study was carried out between September 2009 and March 2011 in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Polyclinic in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of 162 female patients and had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia at least 6 months prior to the study. Since the sample contains two intervention groups and one control group, each group was assigned 54 patients. Data were collected through a Personal Information Form, a Fibromyalgia Symptom Form and the Beck Depression Index. The study employed a pre-test/post-test control group design. A paired sample t-test was used in the comparisons of the in-group scale points; the chi-square in the intergroup comparisons, and the McNamer test in the in-group comparisons.Results: After the interventions, it was observed that the depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group showed a larger decrease (before: 22.01±5.3; after: 14.52±3.7 than in the sleep-music-aroma therapy group (before: 24.81±5.1; after: 20.16±4.9 and control groups (before: 23.73±4.4; after: 21.05±2.6. Symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced (P<0.05.Conclusion: It is suggested that nurses providing healthcare to FMS patients should also offer these patients aromatherapy, sleep, music and touch therapies.

  11. Inhaled Lavender Effect on Anxiety and Pain Caused From Intrauterine Device Insertion

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    Mahnaz Shahnazi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Intrauterine device (IUD is the most common reliable, effective and reversible contraceptive method used worldwide and in areas with high growth rate is of particular importance. IUD insertion is associated with high anxiety in most people that causes pain and discomfort. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of aromatherapy on anxiety and pain caused by IUD insertion. Methods: This study was conducted on 106 women in a health care center located in Ardebil, Iran. Participants were divided into two groups by randomized blocks of 4 and 6. In the experimental group lavender scent was inhaled and in the control group the placebo was inhaled 30 minutes before IUD insertion. The anxiety of the participants was measured by Spielberger questionnaire, and the pain of IUD insertion was measured immediately after the insertion using visual analog scale (range 0-10. Results: The mean score (standard deviation of anxiety before intervention was 43.2 (9.2 in the experimental group that decreased after intervention to 39.0 (10.5 (p < 0.001, while this score was 42.2 (9.0 and 41.5 (8.4 before and after the intervention in the control group (p = 0.21. Mean differences of anxiety in both groups was statistically significant (p < 0.001. The pain score after intervention did not show significant difference between two groups (p = 0.51. Conclusion: Aromatherapy with lavender inhalation was effective in decreasing anxiety in IUD procedure, and this method can be used in health care centers as complementary treatments.

  12. MICROWAVE ASSISTED HYDRODISTILLATION UNTUK EKSTRAKSI MINYAK ATSIRI DARI KULIT JERUK BALI SEBAGAI LILIN AROMATERAPI

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    composition analysis was conducted with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spektrometry (GC-MS. Afterward the essential oils was treated to produce aromatherapy candle. It is concluded that the greater power obtained the greater oil volume. Additionally the greater material mass resulted in the greater oil volume. The extracted pomelo peel essential oil density is about 0.810 g/mL. Beside that, essential oil solubility in alcohol is about 95% v/v (oil-alcohol ratio of 1:6. There are three oil components in pomelo peel essential oil, i.e. limonene (93.99%, β-pinene (3.20%, and germacrene-D (2.82%. Finally, obtained pomelo peel essential oil can be utilized as raw material to produce aromatherapy candle. Keywords: Aromatherapy candle, essential oils, microwave assisted hydrodistillation, pomelo peel.

  13. Essential Oils May Lead α-Synuclein towards Toxic Fibrils Formation

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    Morshedi, Dina; Nasouti, Mahour

    2016-01-01

    α-Synuclein (α-Syn) fibrillation links with Parkinson's disease (PD) and several related syndromes. It is believed that exposure to the factors which promote fibrillation may induce and progress such neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). Herein, the effects of some wildly used essential oils including Myrtus communis (M. communis) on α-Syn fibrillation were examined. M. communis particularly increased α-Syn fibrillation in a concentration dependent manner. Given that applications of M. communis are very extensive in Asian societies, especially Zoroastrians, this study was extended towards its role on α-Syn fibrillation/cytotoxicity. By using a unilamellar vesicle, it was shown that the aggregated species with tendency to perturb membrane were increased in the presence of M. communis. In this regard, the cytotoxicity of α-Syn on SH-SH5Y cells was also increased significantly. Inappropriately, the effects of fibrillation inhibitors, baicalein and cuminaldehyde, were modulated in the presence of M. communis. However, major components of M. communis did not induce fibrillation and also the effect of M. communis was limited on other fibrinogenic proteins. Assuming that essential oils have the ability to pass through the blood brain barrier (BBB) along with the popular attention on aromatherapy for the incurable ND, these findings suggest an implementation of fibrillation tests for essential oils. PMID:27313947

  14. Essential Oils May Lead α-Synuclein towards Toxic Fibrils Formation

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    Dina Morshedi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available α-Synuclein (α-Syn fibrillation links with Parkinson’s disease (PD and several related syndromes. It is believed that exposure to the factors which promote fibrillation may induce and progress such neurodegenerative diseases (NDs. Herein, the effects of some wildly used essential oils including Myrtus communis (M. communis on α-Syn fibrillation were examined. M. communis particularly increased α-Syn fibrillation in a concentration dependent manner. Given that applications of M. communis are very extensive in Asian societies, especially Zoroastrians, this study was extended towards its role on α-Syn fibrillation/cytotoxicity. By using a unilamellar vesicle, it was shown that the aggregated species with tendency to perturb membrane were increased in the presence of M. communis. In this regard, the cytotoxicity of α-Syn on SH-SH5Y cells was also increased significantly. Inappropriately, the effects of fibrillation inhibitors, baicalein and cuminaldehyde, were modulated in the presence of M. communis. However, major components of M. communis did not induce fibrillation and also the effect of M. communis was limited on other fibrinogenic proteins. Assuming that essential oils have the ability to pass through the blood brain barrier (BBB along with the popular attention on aromatherapy for the incurable ND, these findings suggest an implementation of fibrillation tests for essential oils.

  15. Christmas gingerbread (Lebkuchen) and Christmas cheer--review of the potential role of mood elevating amphetamine-like compounds formed in vivo and in furno.

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    Idle, J R

    2005-01-01

    The typical spices used in winter include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and anise. These spices contain two groups of chemicals, the allylbenzenes and their isomers, the propenylbenzenes. It was suggested 40 years ago by Alexander Shulgin that these substances act as metabolic precursors of amphetamines. The biotransformation of these precursors to nitrogen-containing metabolites is reviewed. These reactions have not been reported in humans. Whether or not the pharmacology and toxicology of spices such as nutmeg can be explained on the basis of their allylbenzene or propenylbenzene content is speculative. Humans may be exposed to amphetamines derived from these precursors in forno, the formation during baking and cooking, for example in the preparation of Lebkuchen, or Christmas gingerbread. It is possible that this may be responsible, in part, for uplifting our mood in winter. However, the role of these aromatic substances, acting simply as odours, evoking old memories of winters past, cannot be ignored. Whether spices have a true pharmacological effect or they act as aromatherapy remains to be elucidated through clinical and laboratory studies.

  16. [Changes in olfaction during ageing and in certain neurodegenerative diseases: up-to-date].

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    Bianchi, A-J; Guépet-Sordet, H; Manckoundia, P

    2015-01-01

    Olfaction is a complex sensory system, and increasing interest is being shown in the link between olfaction and cognition, notably in the elderly. In this literature review, we revisit the specific neurophysiological features of the olfactory system and odorants that lead to a durable olfactory memory and an emotional memory, for which the implicit component produces subconscious olfactory conditioning. Olfaction is known to affect cognitive abilities and mood. We also consider the impairment of olfactory function due to ageing and to neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, through anatomopathological changes in the peripheral and central olfactory structures. The high frequency of these olfactory disorders as well as their early occurrence in Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease are in favour of their clinical detection in subjects suffering from these two neurodegenerative diseases. Finally, we analyse the impact of olfactory stimulation on cognitive performance and attention. Current observational data from studies in elderly patients with Alzheimer-type dementia are limited to multiple sensory stimulation methods, such as the Snoezelen method, and aromatherapy. These therapies have shown benefits for dementia-related mood and behaviour disorders in the short term, with few side effects. Since olfactory chemosensory stimulation may be beneficial, it may be proposed in patients with dementia, especially Alzheimer-type dementia, as a complementary or even alternative therapy to existing medical strategies.

  17. Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery: a clinical trial.

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    Vakilian, Katayon; Atarha, Mahtab; Bekhradi, Reza; Chaman, Reza

    2011-02-01

    Episiotomy is the most common perineal incision in obstetric and midwifery. Nowadays alternative and complementary methods such as Aromatherapy using essential oils are established as an alternative therapy. This research was carried out to assess the effect of lavender oil in wound healing. This randomized control trial was conducted on 120 primiparous women with singleton pregnancy, without any acute and chronic disease and allergy who had undergone normal spontaneous vaginal delivery and episiotomy. They were randomly allocated in case and control groups. Case group received lavender oil and controls received povidone-iodine. Incision sites were assessed on the 10th day postpartum. 25 out of 60 women in lavender group and 17 mothers in control group had no pain (p = 0.06). There was no significant difference between two groups in surgery site complications. However, redness in lavender group was significantly less than controls (p < 0.001). This study suggests application of lavender essential oil instead of povidone-iodine for episiotomy wound care.

  18. An In Vitro System Comprising Immortalized Hypothalamic Neuronal Cells (GT1–7 Cells for Evaluation of the Neuroendocrine Effects of Essential Oils

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    Dai Mizuno

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aromatherapy and plant-based essential oils are widely used as complementary and alternative therapies for symptoms including anxiety. Furthermore, it was reportedly effective for the care of several diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and depressive illness. To investigate the pharmacological effects of essential oils, we developed an in vitro assay system using immortalized hypothalamic neuronal cells (GT1–7 cells. In this study, we evaluated the effects of essential oils on neuronal death induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, aluminum, zinc, or the antagonist of estrogen receptor (tamoxifen. Among tests of various essential oils, we found that H2O2-induced neuronal death was attenuated by the essential oils of damask rose, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, ginger, kabosu, mandarin, myrrh, and neroli. Damask rose oil had protective effects against aluminum-induced neurotoxicity, while geranium and rosemary oil showed protective activity against zinc-induced neurotoxicity. In contrast, geranium oil and ginger oil enhanced the neurotoxicity of tamoxifen. Our in vitro assay system could be useful for the neuropharmacological and endocrine pharmacological studies of essential oils.

  19. Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Bioactivities of Cananga odorata (Ylang-Ylang

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    Loh Teng Hern Tan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata Hook. F. & Thomson is one of the plants that are exploited at a large scale for its essential oil which is an important raw material for the fragrance industry. The essential oils extracted via steam distillation from the plant have been used mainly in cosmetic industry but also in food industry. Traditionally, C. odorata is used to treat malaria, stomach ailments, asthma, gout, and rheumatism. The essential oils or ylang-ylang oil is used in aromatherapy and is believed to be effective in treating depression, high blood pressure, and anxiety. Many phytochemical studies have identified the constituents present in the essential oils of C. odorata. A wide range of chemical compounds including monoterpene, sesquiterpenes, and phenylpropanoids have been isolated from this plant. Recent studies have shown a wide variety of bioactivities exhibited by the essential oils and the extracts of C. odorata including antimicrobial, antibiofilm, anti-inflammatory, antivector, insect-repellent, antidiabetic, antifertility and antimelanogenesis activities. Thus, the present review summarizes the information concerning the traditional uses, phytochemistry, and biological activities of C. odorata. This review is aimed at demonstrating that C. odorata not only is an important raw material for perfume industry but also considered as a prospective useful plant to agriculture and medicine.

  20. Fertilization and Colors of Plastic Mulch Affect Biomass and Essential Oil of Sweet-Scented Geranium

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    Anderson de Carvalho Silva

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    Full Text Available Sweet-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér, a plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family, has medicinal and aromatic properties and is widely used in the cosmetic, soap, perfume, aromatherapy, and food industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of fertilization and the use of different colors of plastic mulch on sweet-scented geranium biomass and essential oil. Three colors of plastic mulch (black, white, and silver-colored and a control without plastic mulch were assessed along with three fertilizers (20,000 L·ha−1 of cattle manure; 1,000 kg·ha−1 of NPK 3-12-6; and 20,000 L·ha−1 of cattle manure + 1,000 kg·ha−1 of NPK 3-12-6 fertilizer and a control without fertilizer. The absence of a soil cover negatively influenced the agronomical variables, while coverage with plastic mulch was associated with increased biomass. The use of fertilizer had no effect on the evaluated agronomic variables. When cattle manure and NPK 3-12-6 were used together, combined with white or black plastic mulch, the highest yields of essential oil were obtained. For the silver-colored plastic mulch, higher amounts of essential oil (6,9-guaiadien were obtained with mineral fertilizer.

  1. Influence of Binasal and Uninasal Inhalations of Essential Oil of Abies koreana Twigs on Electroencephalographic Activity of Human

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    Min Seo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The present work investigates the effect of essential oil from the twigs of Abies koreana on electroencephalographic (EEG activity of human brain in order to understand the influence of binasal and uninasal inhalations. Methods. To accomplish this study, the essential oil from the twigs of A. koreana (AEO was isolated by steam distillation and the EEG readings were recorded using QEEG-8 system from 8 grounding electrodes according to the International 10-20 System. Results. D-Limonene (25.29%, bornyl acetate (19.31%, camphene (12.48%, α-pinene (11.88%, β-pinene (6.45%, and eudesm-7(11-en-ol (5.38% were the major components in the essential oil. In the EEG study, the absolute alpha (left frontal and right parietal and absolute fast alpha (right parietal values significantly increased during the binasal inhalation of AEO. In the uninasal inhalation, absolute beta and theta values decreased significantly, especially in the right frontal and left and right parietal regions. The results revealed that the AEO produced different EEG power spectrum changes according to the nostril difference. Conclusion. The changes in EEG values due to the inhalation of AEO may contribute to the enhancement of relaxation (binasal inhalation and alertness/attention (right uninasal inhalation states of brain which could be used in aromatherapy treatments.

  2. Knowledge and attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine among medical students in Turkey

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    Akan Hulya

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective This study aims to examine knowledge and attitudes towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine among medical students in Turkey, and find out whether they want to be trained in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out between October and December 2010 among medical students. Data were collected from a total of seven medical schools. Findings The study included 943 medical students. The most well known methods among the students were herbal treatment (81.2 %, acupuncture (80.8 %, hypnosis (78.8 %, body-based practices including massage (77 % and meditation (65.2 %, respectively. Acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal treatment and meditation were better known among female participants compared to males (p  Conclusions Majority of the medical students were familiar with the CAM methods widely used in Turkey, while most of them had positive attitudes towards CAM as well as willingness to receive training on the subject, and they were likely to recommend CAM methods to their patients in their future professional lives. With its gradual scientific development and increasing popularity, there appears a need for a coordinated policy in integrating CAM into the medical curriculum, by taking expectations of and feedback from medical students into consideration in setting educational standards.

  3. Anxiety-like behaviour and c-fos expression in rats that inhaled vetiver essential oil.

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    Saiyudthong, Somrudee; Pongmayteegul, Sirinun; Marsden, Charles A; Phansuwan-Pujito, Pansiri

    2015-01-01

    Vetiver essential oil (VEO) has been used in aromatherapy for relaxation. This study aimed to investigate the effects of VEO on an anxiety-related behavioural model (the elevated plus-maze, EPM) and immediate-early gene c-fos in amygdala, known to be involved in anxiety. Male Wistar rats were administered diazepam (1 mg/kg i.p.) for 30 min or inhalated with VEO (1%, 2.5% or 5% w/w) for 7 min prior to exposure to the EPM. Then, the effects of 2.5% VEO, the anxiolytic dose, on c-fos expression in amygdala were investigated. The rats given either 2.5% VEO or diazepam exhibited an anxiolytic-like profile in the EPM. VEO and diazepam significantly increased c-fos expression in the lateral division of the central amygdaloid nucleus (CeL). Therefore, the anxiolytic properties of VEO might be associated with altering neuronal activation in CeL. However, future studies are needed to investigate the precise mechanism of action of VEO.

  4. Cytotoxic activity of the essential oil of Salvia verticillata L.

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    N. Khosravi Dehaghi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Salvia is one of the largest genera of  Lamiaceae family. Several species of this genus are perfumed and wealthy in essential oils. Some of them are used in industry, pharmacy and aromatherapy. They have shown different biological effects such as antibacterial and antioxidant activity. For the present study, Salvia verticillata L. was collected from Shahrestanak, Mazandaran, Iran. Hydrodistilled essential oil from the aerial parts of this plant was obtained with a Clevenger type  apparatus  and was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Moreover, the cytotoxic activity of the essential oil was investigated against HT-29 (colon adenocarcinoma, Caco-2 (colorectal adenocarcinoma, T-47D (breast ductal carcinoma and NIH-3T3 (Swiss mouse embryo fibroblast cell lines by MTT test. 59 components were characterized from the oil with trans-caryophyllene (24.40%, β-phellandrene (9.08%, α-humulene (8.61%, bicyclogermacrene (6.32%, spathulenol (5.89% and β-pinene (5.00% as the major constituents. These compounds represented 97.67% of the essential oil and included monoterpenes (34.83% and sesquiterpens (61.84%. The results of the cytotoxicity assay demonstrated that the essential oil of S. verticillata showed higher cytotoxic effect on Caco-2 cell line.

  5. Suppression of neutrophil accumulation in mice by cutaneous application of geranium essential oil

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    Oshima Haruyuki

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous studies suggested that essential oils suppressed the adherence response of human neutrophils in vitro and that intraperitoneal application of geranium oil suppressed the neutrophil accumulation into peritoneal cavity in vivo. Usually, essential oils are applied through skin in aromatherapy in inflammatory symptoms. The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of cutaneous application of essential oils on the accumulation of neutrophils in inflammatory sites in skin of mice. Methods Inflammation with accumulation of inflammatory cells was induced by injection of curdlan, a (1→3-β-D-glucan in skin or peritoneal cavity of mice. Essential oils were applied cutaneously to the mice immediately and 3 hr after intradermal injection of curdlan. The skin with inflammatory lesion was cut off 6 hr after injection of curdlan, and the homogenates were used for myeloperoxidase (MPO: a marker enzyme of neutrophil granule assay. Results The MPO activity of the skin lesion induced by curdlan was suppressed dose-dependently by cutaneous application of geranium oil. Other oils such as lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree oils also suppressed the activity, but their activities seemed weaker than geranium. Juniper oil didn't suppress the activity Conclusion Cutaneous application of essential oils, especially geranium oil, can suppress the inflammatory symptoms with neutrophil accumulation and edema.

  6. Neuropharmacology of the essential oil of bergamot.

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    Bagetta, Giacinto; Morrone, Luigi Antonio; Rombolà, Laura; Amantea, Diana; Russo, Rossella; Berliocchi, Laura; Sakurada, Shinobu; Sakurada, Tsukasa; Rotiroti, Domenicantonio; Corasaniti, Maria Tiziana

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    Bergamot (Citrus bergamia, Risso) is a fruit most knowledgeable for its essential oil (BEO) used in aromatherapy to minimize symptoms of stress-induced anxiety and mild mood disorders and cancer pain though the rational basis for such applications awaits to be discovered. The behavioural and EEG spectrum power effects of BEO correlate well with its exocytotic and carrier-mediated release of discrete amino acids endowed with neurotransmitter function in the mammalian hippocampus supporting the deduction that BEO is able to interfere with normal and pathological synaptic plasticity. The observed neuroprotection in the course of experimental brain ischemia and pain does support this view. In conclusion, the data yielded so far contribute to our understanding of the mode of action of this phytocomplex on nerve tissue under normal and pathological experimental conditions and provide a rational basis for the practical use of BEO in complementary medicine. The opening of a wide venue for future research and translation into clinical settings is also envisaged.

  7. Acute effects of bergamot oil on anxiety-related behaviour and corticosterone level in rats.

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    Saiyudthong, Somrudee; Marsden, Charles A

    2011-06-01

    Bergamot essential oil (BEO), Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn. (Rutaceae), is used widely in aromatherapy to reduce stress and anxiety despite limited scientific evidence. A previous study showed that BEO significantly increased gamma-aminobutyric acid levels in rat hippocampus, suggesting potential anxiolytic properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BEO (1.0%, 2.5% and 5.0% w/w) administered to rats on both anxiety-related behaviours (the elevated plus-maze (EPM) and hole-board tests) and stress-induced levels of plasma corticosterone in comparison with the effects of diazepam. Inhalation of BEO (1% and 2.5%) and injection of diazepam (1 mg/kg, i.p.) significantly increased the percentage of open arm entries on the EPM. The percentage time spent in the open arms was also significantly enhanced following administration of either BEO (2.5% and 5%) or diazepam. Total arm entries were significantly increased with the highest dose (5%), suggesting an increase in locomotor activity. In the hole-board test, 2.5% BEO and diazepam significantly increased the number of head dips. 2.5% BEO and diazepam attenuated the corticosterone response to acute stress caused by exposure to the EPM. In conclusion, both BEO and diazepam exhibited anxiolytic-like behaviours and attenuated HPA axis activity by reducing the corticosterone response to stress.

  8. Clinical Pharmacology of Citrus bergamia: A Systematic Review.

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    Mannucci, Carmen; Navarra, Michele; Calapai, Fabrizio; Squeri, Raffaele; Gangemi, Sebastiano; Calapai, Gioacchino

    2017-01-01

    Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau ("Bergamot") originated from the Mediterranean ecoregion (southern Italy, Calabria). Bergamot essential oil (BEO) is used in perfumes, cosmetics, and for stress reduction. Juice from C. bergamia has been used for hyperlipidemia. We evaluated literature published on C. bergamia clinical applications. Clinical trials on C. bergamia not combined with other substances, published in English, were searched. We selected ten articles, six describing BEO effects on stress, three reporting effects of polyphenolic fraction of C. bergamia juice in hyperlipidemia and the last describing BEO effects in chronic psoriasis. Clinical studies were analyzed following Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials for herbal therapy. Studies were conducted on small sample sizes and not have high quality level. Analysis indicates that BEO aromatherapy could be safe and useful to reduce stress symptoms. One study suggests its potential supportive role in ultraviolet B therapy against psoriasis. Supplementation with polyphenols from bergamot juice reduces plasma lipids and improves lipoprotein profile in moderate hyperlipidemia. Effectiveness and safety of C. bergamia cannot be definitively drawn because of publication bias and low quality level of the majority of studies. Further large-scale trials with rigorous design are required to define the role of C. bergamia in clinical practice. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  9. Toxic profile of bergamot essential oil on survival and proliferation of SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells.

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    Berliocchi, Laura; Ciociaro, Antonella; Russo, Rossella; Cassiano, Maria Gilda Valentina; Blandini, Fabio; Rotiroti, Domenicantonio; Morrone, Luigi Antonio; Corasaniti, Maria Tiziana

    2011-11-01

    Cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and confectionary industries make increasing use of plant extracts in their products. Despite the widespread use of products containing plant extracts, the mechanisms of their effects are not fully characterized. Bergamot essential oil (BEO; Citrus bergamia, Risso) is a well-known plant extract used in aromatherapy and it has analgesic, anxiolytic and neuroprotective effects in rodents. To elicit neuroprotection, BEO recruits Akt prosurvival pathways. However, Akt stimulates cell proliferation, which may also pose risks for health in case of prolonged use. To study the potential effects of BEO on survival and proliferation of dividing cells, we selected human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. BEO triggered concentration-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction, cytoskeletal reorganization, cell shrinkage, DNA fragmentation and both caspase-dependent and independent cell death. Analysis of cleavage products of poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) revealed caspase-3 activation, but also activation of additional protease families. As result of increased proteolytic activity, Akt protein levels decreased in BEO-treated cells. Our data show that BEO can be lethal for dividing cells by activating multiple pathways. While this may reduce the risk of unwanted cell proliferation after prolonged use, it does suggest a cautionary approach to the use of inappropriate dilutions of the oil that may cause cell death.

  10. Intraplantar injection of bergamot essential oil into the mouse hindpaw: effects on capsaicin-induced nociceptive behaviors.

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    Sakurada, Tsukasa; Kuwahata, Hikari; Katsuyama, Soh; Komatsu, Takaaki; Morrone, Luigi Antonio; Corasaniti, Maria Tiziana; Bagetta, Giacinto; Sakurada, Shinobu

    2009-01-01

    Despite the increasing use of aromatherapy oils, there have not been many studies exploring the biological activities of bergamot (Citrus bergamia, Risso) essential oil (BEO). Recently, we have investigated the effects of BEO injected into the plantar surface of the hindpaw in the capsaicin test in mice. The intraplantar injection of capsaicin produced an intense and short-lived licking/biting response toward the injected hindpaw. The capsaicin-induced nociceptive response was reduced significantly by intraplantar injection of BEO. The essential oils of Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Thyme ct. linalool (linalool chemotype of Thymus vulgaris), Lavender Reydovan (Lavandula hybrida reydovan), and True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), had similar antinociceptive effects on the capsaicin-induced nociceptive response, while Orange Sweet (Citrus sinensis) essential oil was without effect. In contrast to a small number of pharmacological studies of BEO, there is ample evidence regarding isolated components of BEO which are also found in other essential oils. The most abundant compounds found in the volatile fraction are the monoterpene hydrocarbons, such as limonene, gamma-terpinene, beta-pinene, and oxygenated derivatives, linalool and linalyl acetate. Of these monoterpenes, the pharmacological activities of linalool have been examined. Following intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration in mice, linalool produces antinociceptive and antihyperalgesic effects in different animal models in addition to anti-inflammatory properties. Linalool also possesses anticonvulsant activity in experimental models of epilepsy. We address the importance of linalool or linalyl acetate in BEO-or the other essential oil-induced antinociception.

  11. Mentha piperita (peppermint).

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    Herro, Elise; Jacob, Sharon E

    2010-01-01

    PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita) is a popular herb that can be used in numerous forms (ie, oil, leaf, leaf extract, and leaf water). Peppermint oil has the most uses, and use data on the oil are considered relevant to the leaf extract formulations as well. This herbal preparation is used in cosmeceuticals, personal hygiene products, foods, and pharmaceutical products for both its flavoring and fragrance properties. Peppermint oil possesses a fresh sharp menthol odor and a pungent taste followed by a cooling sensation. It also has a variety of therapeutic properties and is used in aromatherapy, bath preparations, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and topical preparations. Topical preparations of peppermint oil have been used to calm pruritus and relieve irritation and inflammation. Their frequent application to impaired skin could contribute to the sensitization rates seen. Numerous allergic contact dermatitis reactions to peppermint oil have been described, many of which are linked to both perioral and intraoral disorders. Although peppermint oil is known for its many properties, its role as a sensitizer should be recognized so as to aid in the diagnosis of both dermatitis and oral conditions and to allow the initiation of proper avoidance measures.

  12. De novo Sequencing and Analysis of Lemongrass Transcriptome Provides First Insights into the Essential Oil Biosynthesis of Aromatic Grasses

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    Seema Meena

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Aromatic grasses of the genus Cymbopogon (Poaceae family represent unique group of plants that produce diverse composition of monoterpene rich essential oils, which have great value in flavour, fragrance, cosmetic and aromatherapy industries. Despite the commercial importance of these natural aromatic oils, their biosynthesis at the molecular level remains unexplored. As the first step towards understanding the essential oil biosynthesis, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of C. flexuosus (lemongrass by employing Illumina sequencing. Mining of transcriptome data and subsequent phylogenetic analysis led to identification of terpene synthases (TPS, pyrophosphatases (PPase, alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH, aldo-keto reductases (AKR, carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCD, alcohol acetyltransferases (AAT and aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDH, which are potentially involved in essential oil biosynthesis. Comparative essential oil profiling and mRNA expression analysis in three Cymbopogon species (C. flexuosus, aldehyde type; C. martinii, alcohol type; and C. winterianus, intermediate type with varying essential oil composition indicated the involvement of identified candidate genes in the formation of alcohols, aldehydes and acetates. Molecular modeling and docking further supported the role of identified enzymes in aroma formation in Cymbopogon. Also, simple sequence repeats (SSRs were found in the transcriptome with many linked to terpene pathway genes including the genes potentially involved in aroma biosynthesis. This work provides the first insights into the essential oil biosynthesis of aromatic grasses, and the identified candidate genes and markers can be a great resource for biotechnological and molecular breeding approaches to modulate the essential oil composition.

  13. Essential oils and distilled straws of lavender and lavandin: a review of current use and potential application in white biotechnology.

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    Lesage-Meessen, Laurence; Bou, Marine; Sigoillot, Jean-Claude; Faulds, Craig B; Lomascolo, Anne

    2015-04-01

    The Lavandula genus, which includes lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and lavandin (L. angustifolia × Lavandula latifolia), is cultivated worldwide for its essential oils, which find applications in perfumes, cosmetics, food processing and, more recently, in aromatherapy products. The chemical composition of lavender and lavandin essential oils, usually produced by steam distillation from the flowering stems, is characterized by the presence of terpenes (e.g. linalool and linalyl acetate) and terpenoids (e.g. 1,8-cineole), which are mainly responsible for their characteristic flavour and their biological and therapeutic properties. Lavender and lavandin distilled straws, the by-products of oil extraction, were traditionally used for soil replenishment or converted to a fuel source. They are mineral- and carbon-rich plant residues and, therefore, a cheap, readily available source of valuable substances of industrial interest, especially aroma and antioxidants (e.g. terpenoids, lactones and phenolic compounds including coumarin, herniarin, α-bisabolol, rosmarinic and chlorogenic acids). Accordingly, recent studies have emphasized the possible uses of lavender and lavandin straws in fermentative or enzymatic processes involving various microorganisms, especially filamentous fungi, for the production of antimicrobials, antioxidants and other bioproducts with pharmaceutical and cosmetic activities, opening up new challenging perspectives in white biotechnology applications.

  14. Dermatoses Due to Indian Cultural Practices

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    Gupta, Divya; Thappa, Devinder Mohan

    2015-01-01

    A wide prevalence of socio-religious and cultural practices in the Asian subcontinent often leads to multitude of skin diseases which may be missed by the dermatologists because of a lack of awareness. ‘Henna’ use causes IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions and contact dermatitis. ‘Kumkum’ application can result in pigmented contact dermatitis and lichen planus pigmentosus. Sticker ‘bindis’ and ‘alta’ induce contact leukoderma. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis occurs after playing with ‘Holi’ colors. Threading and drawstring dermatitis lead to koebnerization of pre-existing dermatoses, infections and even squamous cell carcinoma of skin. Mild irritant reactions and contact sensitization occur secondary to balm and hair oil use. ‘Mudichood’ represents the comedogenic effect of hair oils combined with occlusion and humidity. Aromatherapy oils can cause contact dermatitis and photosensitive reactions. Heavy metal and steroid toxicity along with severe cutaneous adverse effects like erythroderma can occur as a consequent to the use of alternative medicines. Squamous cell carcinoma due to chronic heat exposure from the heating device “kangri” is seen in Kashmiris. Prayer nodules in Muslims and traction alopecia in Sikhs illustrate how religious practices can negatively affect the skin. With increasing globalization and migration, the practice of indigenous customs and traditions is no longer limited to regional territories, making it imperative for the dermatologists to be acquainted with the cutaneous side effects they can cause. PMID:25657390

  15. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities of Salvia tomentosa Mill. essential oil

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    ANDREY MARCHEV

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Chemical composition and bioactivity of essential oil from Salvia tomentosa Mill. natively grown in Bulgaria were investigated. GC-MS analysis identified 60 compounds which represented 98% of the oil constituents. The prevalent constituents were monoterpenes with eight dominant compounds being identified: borneol (10.3%, β-pinene (9%, camphor (7.9%, α-pinene (6%, camphene (4%, 1.8-cineole (3.8%, α-limonene (3.5% and β-caryophyllene (3%. The essential oil showed considerable acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity (IC50=0.28±0.06 µg/mL, comparable with that of galanthamine. Study of antioxidant activity strongly suggested that the hydrogen atom transfer reaction was preferable over the electron transfer (ORAC=175.0±0.40 µM Trolox equivalents/g oil and FRAP=1.45±0.21 mM Trolox equivalents/g oil. The essential oil showed moderate antifungal and antibacterial activities against Candida albicans and Gram-positive bacteria, whereas it was almost inactive against the investigated Gram-negative strains. The results suggested that the essential oil of Bulgarian S. tomentosa could be considered as a prospective active ingredient for prevention of oxidative stress-related and neurodegenerative disorders in aromatherapy. Because of the high antioxidant capacity, the oil could be considered as natural supplement or antioxidant in cosmetics and food products.

  16. Dermatoses due to Indian cultural practices.

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    Gupta, Divya; Thappa, Devinder Mohan

    2015-01-01

    A wide prevalence of socio-religious and cultural practices in the Asian subcontinent often leads to multitude of skin diseases which may be missed by the dermatologists because of a lack of awareness. 'Henna' use causes IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions and contact dermatitis. 'Kumkum' application can result in pigmented contact dermatitis and lichen planus pigmentosus. Sticker 'bindis' and 'alta' induce contact leukoderma. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis occurs after playing with 'Holi' colors. Threading and drawstring dermatitis lead to koebnerization of pre-existing dermatoses, infections and even squamous cell carcinoma of skin. Mild irritant reactions and contact sensitization occur secondary to balm and hair oil use. 'Mudichood' represents the comedogenic effect of hair oils combined with occlusion and humidity. Aromatherapy oils can cause contact dermatitis and photosensitive reactions. Heavy metal and steroid toxicity along with severe cutaneous adverse effects like erythroderma can occur as a consequent to the use of alternative medicines. Squamous cell carcinoma due to chronic heat exposure from the heating device "kangri" is seen in Kashmiris. Prayer nodules in Muslims and traction alopecia in Sikhs illustrate how religious practices can negatively affect the skin. With increasing globalization and migration, the practice of indigenous customs and traditions is no longer limited to regional territories, making it imperative for the dermatologists to be acquainted with the cutaneous side effects they can cause.

  17. HEALTH AND NUTRITION FROM ORNAMENTALS

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    Sharma Yashaswini

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Ornamental plants are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as house plants, for cut flowers and specimen display. Ornamentals and flower crops are not only grown for the display of aesthetic features, but also have some nutritive and medicinal properties. There has been renewed interest in utilizing garden environments as thera¬peutic entities to enhance the process of healing that occurs in healthcare environments. By minimizing the stress response, therapeutic gardens can promote re¬covery from illness or preserve health. From centuries roses have been valued for their culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and aromatic properties. Flower crops like Hibiscus, Plumbago, Periwinckle, and Lotus are highly valued for their medicinal use as in cosmetics, skin disorders, cancer etc. ornamental tree species like Palash, Amaltas, Bauhinia, Asoca, Kadamba are used in traditional Ayurvedic of medicines. Many of the flower crops such as nasturtium, hibiscus, rose, cosmos, and chrysanthemum are rich in minerals and vitamins, used as edible flowers. Some of the flowers like rose, jasmine, lavender and tuberose are used for extraction of essential oils. They are having soothing and curative properties and are used in aromatherapy. An attempt was made to collect the reviews on the therapeutic properties of these ornamentals.

  18. Complexation of estragole as pure compound and as main component of basil and tarragon essential oils with cyclodextrins.

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    Kfoury, Miriana; Auezova, Lizette; Ruellan, Steven; Greige-Gerges, Hélène; Fourmentin, Sophie

    2015-03-15

    Inclusion complexes of estragole (ES) as pure compound and as main component of basil and tarragon essential oils (EOs) with α-cyclodextrin (α-CD), β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD), randomly methylated-β-cyclodextrin (RAMEB), a low methylated-β-cyclodextrin (CRYSMEB) and γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) were characterized. Formation constants (Kf) of the complexes were determined in aqueous solution by nonlinear regression analysis using static headspace gas chromatography (SH-GC) and UV-visible spectroscopy. Solid inclusion complexes were prepared by the freeze-drying method for different CD:ES molar ratios and were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Inclusion complexes formation allowed the controlled release of ES. Moreover, increased DPPH radical scavenging activity and photostability of ES and ES containing EOs (ESEOs) were observed in the presence of CDs. These findings suggest that encapsulation with CDs could be an efficient tool to improve the use of ES and ESEOs in aromatherapy, cosmetic and food fields.

  19. Effect of Inhalation of Aroma of Geranium Essence on Anxiety and Physiological Parameters during First Stage of Labor in Nulliparous Women: a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Fahimeh Rashidi Fakari

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Anxiety increases significantly during labor, especially among nulliparous women. Such anxiety may affect the progress of labor and physiological parameters. The use of essential oils of aromatic plants, or aromatherapy, is a non-invasive procedure that can decrease childbirth anxiety. This study examined the effect of inhalation of the aroma of geranium essential oil on the level of anxiety and physiological parameters of nulliparous women in the first stage of labor. Methods: In study, was carried out on 100 nulliparous women admitted to Bent al-Hoda Hospital in the city of Bojnord in North Khorasan province of Iran during 2012-2013. The women were randomly assigned to two groups of equal size, one experimental group (geranium essential oil and one control (placebo group. Anxiety levels were measured using Spielberger’s questionnaire before and after intervention. Physiological parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse rate were also measured before and after intervention in both groups. Data analysis was conducted using the x2 test, paired t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, and Wilcox on test on SPSS 11.5. Results: The mean anxiety score decreased significantly after inhalation of the aroma of geranium essential oil. There was also a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure.Conclusion: Aroma of essential oil of geraniums can effectively reduce anxiety during labor and can be recommended as a non-invasive anti-anxiety aid during childbirth.

  20. Estimation of the environmental effect of natural volatile organic compounds from Chamaecyparis obtusa and their effect on atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in mice.

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    Yang, Hyun; Ahn, Changhwan; Choi, In-Gyu; Choi, Won-Sil; Park, Mi-Jin; Lee, Sung-Suk; Choi, Don-Ha; Jeung, Eui-Bae

    2015-07-01

    Aromatherapy has been suggested as an alternative therapeutic method for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema and other skin diseases. In the current study, the anti-atopic properties of the volatile organic compounds of Chamaecyparis obtusa (VOCCo) were examined to determine whether they are amenable for use as a pharmaceutical candidate. The alterations in histological features, serum IgE levels and mast cell infiltration following exposure to VOCCo were determined in a 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB)-induced AD-like mouse model. The results of these experiments demonstrated that VOCCo inhibited the development of AD-like skin lesions by reducing the serum IgE level and mast cell infiltration into the dermal and subcutaneous layers. This was supported by screening of immune cytokine mRNAs, including interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6 from the skin of DNCB-treated mice. The expression of IL-1β and IL-6 in the skin lesions of mice was dose-dependently inhibited by treatment with VOCCo. Furthermore, treatment with VOCCo resulted in the recovery of histopathological features in AD-like skin lesions. These results suggest that VOCCo may have therapeutic and preventive effects for the development of AD.

  1. Synergistic effect of fragrant herbs in Japanese scent sachets.

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    Fujiwara, Yumi; Ito, Michiho

    2015-02-01

    The sedative activity of eight aromatic natural medicines that are traditionally used in Japanese scent sachets was examined using an open field test with mice. Galangal (Kaempferia galanga), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), sandalwood (Santalum album), spikenard (Nardostachys chinensis), cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), star anise (Illicium verum), and borneol (Dryobalanops aromatica) distilled oils were used. These natural medicines have various pharmacological effects. For example, galangal has insecticidal activity and clove extracts possess strong total antioxidant activity. Aromatherapy, a well-known complementary medicine system that uses inhalation, has recently attracted much attention. The sedative activity of inhaled aromatic compounds or essential oils has been examined by measuring the spontaneous motor activity of mice in an open field test. The galangal, patchouli, sandalwood, spikenard, and borneol oils showed significant sedative effects. The effect was stronger for a mixture of the five oils than for any of the single oils. This suggests that the oil mixture may have synergistic activity. Sedative activity was not observed when inactive oils (cinnamon, clove, and star anise) were added to the mixture of the five active oils.

  2. Alternative Therapeutic Intervention for Individuals with Rett Syndrome

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    Meir Lotan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The individual with Rett syndrome (RS displays an array of challenging difficulties in all areas of daily living. Since there is no cure for the disorder at this moment, parents of the individual with Rett search for different interventional modalities that will improve the condition and quality of life for their child. During the last few years, many individuals with RS have experienced different kinds of interventions. This paper presents these methods with relevant case stories for others to share the possibilities. This paper reviews the following interventions: animal-assisted therapy, such as dolphin therapy and dog-assisted therapy; auditory integration training; hyperbaric chamber; manual therapy, such as acupuncture/acupressure, aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, Mayo facial release, Treager massage, chiropractor, and Reiki; mental modification techniques, such as Lovas and cognitive rehabilitation; motoric interventions, such as advanced biomechanical rehabilitation, patterning/Doman-DeLacato approach, and yoga. The present paper is not a recommendation for any of the above-mentioned techniques, but merely a review of different interventions available for the inquisitive parent of the individual with RS.

  3. REVIEW ON ALTERNATIVE THERAPY IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE

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    G. H. Shinde, T. M. Kalyankar* and M. S. Attar

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The phrase alternative therapy is used to explain a wide range of treatments which, generally, are not available from conventional doctors. It may be diverse for different diseases. The Alternative therapy focuses on the many things from diet to exercise and lifestyle. Many people suffering from disease are looking for the management of diseases with the help of alternative therapies. According to physicians, most of the alternative therapies started with clinical observation or scientific research. These therapies include yoga, aromatherapy, massage, hypnosis, biofeedback, herbal remedies and many others. The main advantage of these therapies is to treat the basic cause of disease and health related problems or to support the conventional therapies. Not only are the variety of alternative therapies measured to be safe and effective, they also deal individuals a wide variety of health therapy that simply do not exist through conventional treatment. This article focuses on different alternative therapies with their benefits in conventional therapies which can promise ultimate answers to treat the diseases.

  4. In vitro antioxidant activity of Vetiveria Zizanioides root extract.

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    Subhadradevi, Varadharajan; Asokkumar, Kuppusamy; Umamaheswari, Muthuswamy; Sivashanmugam, Andichettiarthirumalasia; Sankaranand, Rajakannu

    2010-10-01

    Free radicals induce numerous diseases by lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. It has been reported that some of the extracts from plants possess antioxidant properties capable of scavenging free radicals in vivo. Vetiveria zizanioides belonging to the family Gramineae, is a densely tufted grass which is widely used as a traditional plant for aromatherapy, to relieve stress, anxiety, nervous tension and insomnia. In this regard, the roots of V zizanioides was extracted with ethanol and used for the evaluation of various in vitro antioxidant activities such as reducing power ability, superoxide anion radical scavenging activity, deoxyribose degradation assay, total antioxidant capacity, total phenolics and total flavonoid composition. The various antioxidant activities were compared with suitable antioxidants such as butyl hydroxy toluene, ascorbic acid, quercetin, alpha tocopherol, pyrocatechol and curcumin respectively. The generation of free radicals O2, H2O2 OH and N O were effectively scavenged by the ethanolic extract of V zizanioides. In all these methods, the extract showed strong antioxidant activity in a dose dependent manner. The results obtained in the present study clearly indicates that V zizanioides scavenges free radicals, ameliorating damage imposed by oxidative stress in different disease conditions and serve as a potential source of natural antioxidant. The study provides a proof for the ethnomedical claims and reported biological activities. The plant has, therefore, very good therapeutic and antioxidant potential.

  5. Effects of terpineol on the compound action potential of the rat sciatic nerve

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    M.R. Moreira

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Terpineol, a volatile terpenoid alcohol of low toxicity, is widely used in the perfumery industry. It is an important chemical constituent of the essential oil of many plants with widespread applications in folk medicine and in aromatherapy. The effects of terpineol on the compound action potential (CAP of rat sciatic nerve were studied. Terpineol induced a dose-dependent blockade of the CAP. At 100 µM, terpineol had no demonstrable effect. At 300 µM terpineol, peak-to-peak amplitude and conduction velocity of CAP were significantly reduced at the end of 180-min exposure of the nerve to the drug, from 3.28 ± 0.22 mV and 33.5 ± 7.05 m/s, respectively, to 1.91 ± 0.51 mV and 26.2 ± 4.55 m/s. At 600 µM, terpineol significantly reduced peak-to-peak amplitude and conduction velocity from 2.97 ± 0.55 mV and 32.8 ± 3.91 m/s to 0.24 ± 0.23 mV and 2.72 ± 2.72 m/s, respectively (N = 5. All these effects developed slowly and were reversible upon 180-min washout.

  6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Methods in Chronic Renal Failure

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    Zeynep Erdogan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite its long history, use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM methods has increased dramatically only after 1990s. Up to 57% of patients with chronic renal use CAM methods.These patienys use CAM methods to overcome hypertension, fatigue, constipation, leg edema, pain, cramps, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, to cope with symptoms such as itching, to stop the progression of kidney disease and to improve their quality of life. Methods used are herbal products and food supplements, acupressure, acupuncture, homeopathy, exercise, aromatherapy, yoga and reflexology. Nephrotoxic effect of several CAM therapies used in patients with renal impairment could disturb hemodynamics by reducing the glomerular filtration rate. For this reason, health care providers should question patients about used of CAM, methods. Communication with patients should be clear and should not act judgmental. Health care personnel should learn more about CAM methods in order to avoid unwanted situations that could develop after the application of CAM methods. Patients should be informed correctly and scientifically about these methods to avoid harmful and unnecessary uses. [Archives Medical Review Journal 2014; 23(4.000: 770-786

  7. Evaluation of the efficacy of randomized controlled trials of sensory stimulation interventions for sleeping disturbances in patients with dementia: a systematic review

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    Dimitriou TD

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Tatiana-Danai Dimitriou,1 Magdalini Tsolaki2 1Neuroscience Department, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 2Third Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Objective: The current review aims to evaluate the sensory stimulation interventions in terms of reducing sleeping disturbances in patients with dementia. The nonpharmacological interventions seem to be an efficient, inexpensive, and easy tool for family caregivers. Moreover, sleeping disorders increase caregivers’ distress and may lead to hospitalization.Methods: A systematic literature search was performed. Eleven randomized controlled trials have been found. Among these eleven trials, one referred to massage therapy and acupuncture, and the other ten studies referred to bright light therapy.Results: The results demonstrated that there are no relevant randomized controlled trials of music therapy, aromatherapy, and multisensory environment/Snoezelen referring to sleeping disturbances. Several studies have been conducted about the effect of the bright light therapy, and there is also another study that combines massage therapy and acupuncture therapy.Conclusion: Sensory stimulation interventions are inexpensive and practical for dementia caregivers; however, only bright light therapy seems to be useful to reduce sleeping problems in dementia. The other sensory stimulation interventions lack evidence, and there is a strong need for further research. Keywords: sensory stimulation interventions, nonpharmacological interventions, sleeping disturbances, dementia, randomized controlled trials, review

  8. Evaluation of the efficacy of randomized controlled trials of sensory stimulation interventions for sleeping disturbances in patients with dementia: a systematic review

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    Dimitriou, Tatiana-Danai; Tsolaki, Magdalini

    2017-01-01

    Objective The current review aims to evaluate the sensory stimulation interventions in terms of reducing sleeping disturbances in patients with dementia. The nonpharmacological interventions seem to be an efficient, inexpensive, and easy tool for family caregivers. Moreover, sleeping disorders increase caregivers’ distress and may lead to hospitalization. Methods A systematic literature search was performed. Eleven randomized controlled trials have been found. Among these eleven trials, one referred to massage therapy and acupuncture, and the other ten studies referred to bright light therapy. Results The results demonstrated that there are no relevant randomized controlled trials of music therapy, aromatherapy, and multisensory environment/Snoezelen referring to sleeping disturbances. Several studies have been conducted about the effect of the bright light therapy, and there is also another study that combines massage therapy and acupuncture therapy. Conclusion Sensory stimulation interventions are inexpensive and practical for dementia caregivers; however, only bright light therapy seems to be useful to reduce sleeping problems in dementia. The other sensory stimulation interventions lack evidence, and there is a strong need for further research. PMID:28360513

  9. Alternative Therapies for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

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    Nicoleta eStoicea

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV is a complication affecting between 20% and 40% of all surgery patients, with high-risk patients experiencing rates of up to 80%. Recent studies and publications have shed light on the uses of alternative treatment for PONV, through their modulation of endogenous opioid neuropeptides and neurokinin ligands. In addition to reducing PONV, hypnosis was reported to be useful in attenuating postoperative pain, anxiety, and contributing to hemodynamic stability. Music therapy has been utilized to deepen the sedation level and decrease patient anxiety, antiemetic and analgesic requirements, hospital length of stay, and fatigue. Isopropyl alcohol and peppermint oil aromatherapy have both been used to reduce postoperative nausea. With correct training in traditional Chinese healing techniques, acupuncture (APu at the P6 acupoint has also been shown to be useful in preventing early PONV, post-discharge nausea and vomiting, and alleviating of pain. Electro-acupuncture (EAPu, as with APu, provided analgesic and antiemetic effects through release of opioid neuropeptides and modulation. These non-pharmacological modalities of treatment contribute to an overall patient wellbeing, assisting in physical and emotional healing.

  10. Effect of lavender essence inhalation on the level of anxiety and blood cortisol in candidates for open-heart surgery

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    Hosseini, SeyedAbedin; Heydari, Alemeh; Vakili, MohammadAli; Moghadam, Shahram; Tazyky, SadeghAli

    2016-01-01

    Background: Surgery, as a treatment, is a stressful experience. The anxiety is more severe in open-heart surgery patients due to its risk and complications. The present study aimed to determine the effect of lavender essence on the levels of anxiety and blood cortisol in candidates for open-heart surgery. Materials and Methods: This was a single-blind clinical trial, a random allocation study with a control group conducted on 90 candidates for open-heart surgery in two groups of study and control. The study and control groups inhaled two drops of lavender and distilled water for 20 min, respectively. Spielberger questionnaire was filled by the patients. A 2 ml blood sample was taken to measure the cortisol level and patients’ vital signs were recorded before and after intervention. Data were analyzed by chi-square in the form of mean, SD, and frequency distribution, independent t-test, paired t-test, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), with a significance level of P = 0.05 to modify the pre-test scores. Results: Results showed a significant reduction in mean anxiety score from 56.73 (5.67) to 54.73 (5.42) after intervention in the study group, compared to the control group [1.11 (1.17)] (P Aromatherapy with lavender is suggested to be considered as a nursing intervention in clinical settings. PMID:27563324

  11. Biotransformation of myrcene by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Hashemi Elham

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dihydrolinalool and terpineol are sources of fragrances that provide a unique volatile terpenoid alcohol of low toxicity and thus are widely used in the perfumery industry, in folk medicine, and in aromatherapy. They are important chemical constituents of the essential oil of many plants. Previous studies have concerned the biotransformation of limonene by Pseudomonas putida. The objective of this research was to study biotransformation of myrcene by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The culture preparation was done using such variables as different microbial methods and incubation periods to obtain maximum cells of P. aeruginosa for myrcene biotransformation. Results It was found that myrcene was converted to dihydrolinalool and 2,6-dimethyloctane in high percentages. The biotransformation products were identified by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR, ultraviolet (UV analysis, gas chromatography (GC, and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS. Comparison of the different incubation times showed that 3 days was more effective, the major products being 2,6-dimethyloctane (90.0% and α-terpineol (7.7% and comprising 97.7%. In contrast, the main compounds derived for an incubation time of 1.5 days were dihydrolinalool (79.5% and 2,6-dimethyloctane (9.3%, with a total yield of 88.8%.

  12. Neurite Outgrowth of PC12 Mutant Cells Induced by Orange Oil and d-Limonene via the p38 MAPK Pathway

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    Shinomiya,Misae

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available We studied the effects of natural essential oil on neurite outgrowth in PC12m3 neuronal cells to elucidate the mechanism underlying the action of the oils used in aromatherapy. Neurite outgrowth can be induced by nerve growth factor (NGF, where ERK and p38 MAPK among MAPK pathways play important roles in activating intracellular signal transduction. In this study, we investigated whether d-limonene, the major component of essential oils from oranges, can promote neurite outgrowth in PC12m3 cells, in which neurite outgrowth can be induced by various physical stimulations. We also examined by which pathways, the ERK, p38 MAPK or JNK pathway, d-limonene acts on PC12m3 cells. Our results showed that neurite outgrowth can be induced when the cells are treated with d-limonene. After treatment with d-limonene, we observed that p38 MAPK is strongly activated in PC12m3 cells, while ERK is weakly activated. In contrast, JNK shows little activity. A study using an inhibitor of p38 MAPK revealed that neurite outgrowth in PC12m3 cells is induced via the activation of p38 MAPK by d-limonene. The results thus indicate that d-limonene may promote neural cell differentiation mainly via activation of the p38 MAPK pathway.

  13. Dermatoses due to indian cultural practices

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    Divya Gupta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A wide prevalence of socio-religious and cultural practices in the Asian subcontinent often leads to multitude of skin diseases which may be missed by the dermatologists because of a lack of awareness. ′Henna′ use causes IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions and contact dermatitis. ′Kumkum′ application can result in pigmented contact dermatitis and lichen planus pigmentosus. Sticker ′bindis′ and ′alta′ induce contact leukoderma. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis occurs after playing with ′Holi′ colors. Threading and drawstring dermatitis lead to koebnerization of pre-existing dermatoses, infections and even squamous cell carcinoma of skin. Mild irritant reactions and contact sensitization occur secondary to balm and hair oil use. ′Mudichood′ represents the comedogenic effect of hair oils combined with occlusion and humidity. Aromatherapy oils can cause contact dermatitis and photosensitive reactions. Heavy metal and steroid toxicity along with severe cutaneous adverse effects like erythroderma can occur as a consequent to the use of alternative medicines. Squamous cell carcinoma due to chronic heat exposure from the heating device "kangri" is seen in Kashmiris. Prayer nodules in Muslims and traction alopecia in Sikhs illustrate how religious practices can negatively affect the skin. With increasing globalization and migration, the practice of indigenous customs and traditions is no longer limited to regional territories, making it imperative for the dermatologists to be acquainted with the cutaneous side effects they can cause.

  14. The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeutic Oils

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    Stephanie de Rapper

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The antimicrobial activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil was assessed in combination with 45 other oils to establish possible interactive properties. The composition of the selected essential oils was confirmed using GC-MS with a flame ionization detector. The microdilution minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC assay was undertaken, whereby the fractional inhibitory concentration (ΣFIC was calculated for the oil combinations. When lavender oil was assayed in 1 : 1 ratios with other oils, synergistic (26.7%, additive (48.9%, non-interactive (23.7%, and antagonistic (0.7% interactions were observed. When investigating different ratios of the two oils in combination, the most favourable interactions were when L. angustifolia was combined with Cinnamomum zeylanicum or with Citrus sinensis, against C. albicans and S. aureus, respectively. In 1 : 1 ratios, 75.6% of the essential oils investigated showed either synergistic or additive results, lending in vitro credibility to the use of essential oil blends in aroma-therapeutic practices. Within the field of aromatherapy, essential oils are commonly employed in mixtures for the treatment of infectious diseases; however, very little evidence exists to support the use in combination. This study lends some credence to the concomitant use of essential oils blended with lavender.

  15. Unraveling the rat blood genome-wide transcriptome after oral administration of lavender oil by a two-color dye-swap DNA microarray approach

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    Motohide Hori

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Lavender oil (LO is a commonly used essential oil in aromatherapy as non-traditional medicine. With an aim to demonstrate LO effects on the body, we have recently established an animal model investigating the influence of orally administered LO in rat tissues, genome-wide. In this brief, we investigate the effect of LO ingestion in the blood of rat. Rats were administered LO at usual therapeutic dose (5 mg/kg in humans, and following collection of the venous blood from the heart and extraction of total RNA, the differentially expressed genes were screened using a 4 × 44-K whole-genome rat chip (Agilent microarray platform; Agilent Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA in conjunction with a two-color dye-swap approach. A total of 834 differentially expressed genes in the blood were identified: 362 up-regulated and 472 down-regulated. These genes were functionally categorized using bioinformatics tools. The gene expression inventory of rat blood transcriptome under LO, a first report, has been deposited into the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO: GSE67499. The data will be a valuable resource in examining the effects of natural products, and which could also serve as a human model for further functional analysis and investigation.

  16. Influence of Binasal and Uninasal Inhalations of Essential Oil of Abies koreana Twigs on Electroencephalographic Activity of Human

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    Seo, Min; Sowndhararajan, Kandhasamy

    2016-01-01

    Objectives. The present work investigates the effect of essential oil from the twigs of Abies koreana on electroencephalographic (EEG) activity of human brain in order to understand the influence of binasal and uninasal inhalations. Methods. To accomplish this study, the essential oil from the twigs of A. koreana (AEO) was isolated by steam distillation and the EEG readings were recorded using QEEG-8 system from 8 grounding electrodes according to the International 10-20 System. Results. D-Limonene (25.29%), bornyl acetate (19.31%), camphene (12.48%), α-pinene (11.88%), β-pinene (6.45%), and eudesm-7(11)-en-ol (5.38%) were the major components in the essential oil. In the EEG study, the absolute alpha (left frontal and right parietal) and absolute fast alpha (right parietal) values significantly increased during the binasal inhalation of AEO. In the uninasal inhalation, absolute beta and theta values decreased significantly, especially in the right frontal and left and right parietal regions. The results revealed that the AEO produced different EEG power spectrum changes according to the nostril difference. Conclusion. The changes in EEG values due to the inhalation of AEO may contribute to the enhancement of relaxation (binasal inhalation) and alertness/attention (right uninasal inhalation) states of brain which could be used in aromatherapy treatments. PMID:28042202

  17. De Novo Sequencing and Analysis of Lemongrass Transcriptome Provide First Insights into the Essential Oil Biosynthesis of Aromatic Grasses

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    Meena, Seema; Kumar, Sarma R.; Venkata Rao, D. K.; Dwivedi, Varun; Shilpashree, H. B.; Rastogi, Shubhra; Shasany, Ajit K.; Nagegowda, Dinesh A.

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    Aromatic grasses of the genus Cymbopogon (Poaceae family) represent unique group of plants that produce diverse composition of monoterpene rich essential oils, which have great value in flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, and aromatherapy industries. Despite the commercial importance of these natural aromatic oils, their biosynthesis at the molecular level remains unexplored. As the first step toward understanding the essential oil biosynthesis, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of C. flexuosus (lemongrass) by employing Illumina sequencing. Mining of transcriptome data and subsequent phylogenetic analysis led to identification of terpene synthases, pyrophosphatases, alcohol dehydrogenases, aldo-keto reductases, carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases, alcohol acetyltransferases, and aldehyde dehydrogenases, which are potentially involved in essential oil biosynthesis. Comparative essential oil profiling and mRNA expression analysis in three Cymbopogon species (C. flexuosus, aldehyde type; C. martinii, alcohol type; and C. winterianus, intermediate type) with varying essential oil composition indicated the involvement of identified candidate genes in the formation of alcohols, aldehydes, and acetates. Molecular modeling and docking further supported the role of identified protein sequences in aroma formation in Cymbopogon. Also, simple sequence repeats were found in the transcriptome with many linked to terpene pathway genes including the genes potentially involved in aroma biosynthesis. This work provides the first insights into the essential oil biosynthesis of aromatic grasses, and the identified candidate genes and markers can be a great resource for biotechnological and molecular breeding approaches to modulate the essential oil composition. PMID:27516768

  18. Comparative Study of Volatile Compounds from Genus Ocimum

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    S. R. Vani

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    Full Text Available There are distinct varieties of basil types in the genus Ocimum which makes them very special. Genus Ocimum is widespread over Asia, Africa and Central & Southern America. All basils are member of the Lamiaceae family. The colors of the leaves vary from bright green to purple-green and sometimes almost black. Fresh basil leaves have a strong and characteristic aroma, not comparable to any other spice, although there is a hint of clove traceable. Ocimum Sanctum, also addressed as Ocimum Tenuiflorum is a sacred plant in the Hindu culture and known as Tulasi in Tamil or Holy Basil in English. Meanwhile Ocimum Basilicum, known as Common or Sweet Basil has very dark green leaves. The genus Ocimum is cultivated for its remarkable essential oil which exhibits many usages such as in medicinal application, herbs, culinary, perfume for herbal toiletries, aromatherapy treatment and as flavoring agent. Due to varying essential oil profiles even within the same species, plants may often be classified as a different species as a result of different scents. In the present study, volatile constituents of Ocimum Sanctum and Ocimum Basilicum were extracted using various solvents and their chemical constituents were identified and quantified by using GC-MS in optimized conditions. The profiles of extract from both species were compared in an effort to investigate effects of seasonal variation on their chemical compositions. The predominant species in Ocimum Sanctum and Ocimum Basilicum was found to be methyl eugenol and methyl chavicol, respectively, during different months of analysis.

  19. COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM THERAPIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF PAIN RELATED TO ENDOMETRIOSIS

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    Panda Roshni

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease with a complex etiology. It is associated with severe pelvic pain, sub fertility and reduced quality of life. Endometriosis has a multifactorial etiology and therefore its management is also multidimensional. The main targets of therapy are controlling of the pain symptoms and increasing fertility where it is desired. Hormonal and surgical therapies are the two major treatment modalities available currently. But they are not without their side effects. Therefore many women explore Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM forms of treatment for symptomatic relief from pain. These CAM therapies have been used as an adjuvant to conventional therapy or as an independent form of treatment. CAM therapies are purported to have lesser side effects as compared to conventional medical formulations. Ancient Chinese and Indian medicine system have laid the foundation of several of the prevalent Cam practices. The following CAM practices have been discussed in the article-Acupuncture, Herbal therapy, Meditation and Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Exercise, Dietary therapy Aromatherapy and Massage, Reiki, Magnet therapy and Chiropractice. Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT have been conducted for some of the CAM therapies in Endometriosis and Acupuncture and Herbal and Dietary therapies have been found to have some positive effect on the patients. The efficacy of CAM therapies still needs substantial evidence to be integrated into general healthcare practices.

  20. No alternative? The regulation and professionalization of complementary and alternative medicine in the United Kingdom.

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    Clarke, David B; Doel, Marcus A; Segrott, Jeremy

    2004-12-01

    In conjunction with its growing popularity, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United Kingdom has witnessed increasing professionalization, partly prompted by the landmark Parliamentary Inquiry that reported in November 2000. Professionalization has become a significant strategy for practitioner associations and a key focus for the government, media, and patient groups. It is being driven by concern over the interests of patients and consumers, and in relation to the possible integration of certain forms of CAM into publicly funded healthcare. It is, moreover, being reconfigured in explicitly national terms. This paper draws on research into practitioner associations representing nine CAM modalities in the UK-aromatherapy, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic, crystal healing, feng shui, 'lay' homeopathy, medical homeopathy, osteopathy, and Radionics-, examining the recent wave of professionalization in relation to Foucault's concern with 'techniques of the self.' It highlights the contrasting experience of an association of Chinese herbalists seeking statutory self-regulation (SSR) and an association of chiropractors that was instrumental in securing SSR for chiropractic.

  1. [Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Pregnancy-Related Sleep Disturbances].

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    Hung, Hsuan-Man; Chiang, Hsiao-Ching

    2017-02-01

    Most women experience the worse sleep quality of their life during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. Although pregnancy typically accounts for a relatively short part of a woman's life, the related sleep disturbances may have a significant and negative impact on her long-term health. Approximately 78-80% of pregnant women experience sleep disturbances, including interruptions in deep sleep, decreased total sleep time, poor subjective sleep quality, frequent night waking, and reduced sleep efficacy. Sleep disturbances during pregnancy start during the first trimester and become prevalent during the third trimester. Related factors include physiological and psychosocial changes and an unhealthy lifestyle. As non-pharmacological interventions have the potential to improve sleep quality in 70% to 80% of patients with insomnia, this is the main approached that is currently used to treat pregnancy-related sleep disturbances. Examples of these non-pharmacological interventions include music therapy, aerobic exercise, massage, progressive muscle relaxation, multi-modal interventions, and the use of a maternity support belt. The efficacy and safety of other related non-pharmacological interventions such as auricular acupressure, cognitive therapy, tai chi, and aromatherapy remain uncertain, with more empirical research required. Additionally, non-pharmacological interventions do not effectively treat sleep disturbances in all pregnant women.

  2. Alternative therapeutic intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome.

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    Lotan, Meir

    2007-05-29

    The individual with Rett syndrome (RS) displays an array of challenging difficulties in all areas of daily living. Since there is no cure for the disorder at this moment, parents of the individual with Rett search for different interventional modalities that will improve the condition and quality of life for their child. During the last few years, many individuals with RS have experienced different kinds of interventions. This paper presents these methods with relevant case stories for others to share the possibilities. This paper reviews the following interventions: animal-assisted therapy, such as dolphin therapy and dog-assisted therapy; auditory integration training; hyperbaric chamber; manual therapy, such as acupuncture/acupressure, aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, Mayo facial release, Treager massage, chiropractor, and Reiki; mental modification techniques, such as Lovas and cognitive rehabilitation; motoric interventions, such as advanced biomechanical rehabilitation, patterning/Doman-DeLacato approach, and yoga. The present paper is not a recommendation for any of the above-mentioned techniques, but merely a review of different interventions available for the inquisitive parent of the individual with RS.

  3. Comparative gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of essential oils extracted using 4 methods from the leaves of Eucalyptus globulus L.

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    Yasmeen Khan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Eucalyptus globulus L. (family, Myrtaceae is one of the world′s most widely planted genera. E. globulus L., commonly referred to as Tasmanian blue gum, is a fast growing, evergreen tree, native to Tasmania and South-East Australia. Apart from its extensive use in pulp industry, it is also produces Oleum Eucalypti (eucalyptus oil that is extracted on commercial scale in many countries such as China, India, South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, and Tasmania, as a raw material in perfumery, cosmetics, food beverage, aromatherapy, and phytotherapy. Materials and Methods: Traditional hydrodistillation (HD, solvent extraction (SE, ultrasonication (US, and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE were conducted for the extraction of essential oil from the leaves of E. globulus. Each oil was evaluated in terms of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPTLC and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR fingerprinting with qualitative and semi-quantitative composition of the isolated essential oil by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GCMS, the extract yield of essential oil was 2.60%, 2.2%, 2.0%, and 3.6% v/w, respectively, for HD, SE, US, and SFE. Results: A total of 53 compounds were identified by GCMS. Comparative analysis indicated that SFE was favorable for extraction of monoterpene hydrocarbon, sesquiterpene hydrocarbon, and oxygenated sesquiterpene hydrocarbon. HD, SE, and US had certain advantages in the extraction of aliphatic saturated hydrocarbons organic acid and esters. Overlay, FTIR spectra of oil samples obtained by four extraction methods were superimposed with each other showing similar components. The maximum separation of compound seen at 254 nm and lesser at 366 nm by HPTLC fingerprinting which again showed superimposed chromatograms. Conclusion: It is concluded that different extraction method may lead to different yields of essential oils where the choice of appropriate method is very important to obtained more desired

  4. Optimal nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease: challenges and solutions

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    Millán-Calenti, José Carlos; Lorenzo-López, Laura; Alonso-Búa, Begoña; de Labra, Carmen; González-Abraldes, Isabel; Maseda, Ana

    2016-01-01

    Many patients with Alzheimer’s disease will develop agitation at later stages of the disease, which constitutes one of the most challenging and distressing aspects of dementia. Recently, nonpharmacological therapies have become increasingly popular and have been proven to be effective in managing the behavioral symptoms (including agitation) that are common in the middle or later stages of dementia. These therapies seem to be a good alternative to pharmacological treatment to avoid unpleasant side effects. We present a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focused on the nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients aged 65 years and above. Of the 754 studies found, eight met the inclusion criteria. This review suggests that music therapy is optimal for the management of agitation in institutionalized patients with moderately severe and severe AD, particularly when the intervention includes individualized and interactive music. Bright light therapy has little and possibly no clinically significant effects with respect to observational ratings of agitation but decreases caregiver ratings of physical and verbal agitation. Therapeutic touch is effective for reducing physical nonaggressive behaviors but is not superior to simulated therapeutic touch or usual care for reducing physically aggressive and verbally agitated behaviors. Melissa oil aromatherapy and behavioral management techniques are not superior to placebo or pharmacological therapies for managing agitation in AD. Further research in clinical trials is required to confirm the effectiveness and long-term effects of nonpharmacological interventions for managing agitation in AD. These types of studies may lead to the development of future intervention protocols to improve the well-being and daily functioning of these patients, thereby avoiding residential care placement. PMID:26955265

  5. Optimal nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer's disease: challenges and solutions.

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    Millán-Calenti, José Carlos; Lorenzo-López, Laura; Alonso-Búa, Begoña; de Labra, Carmen; González-Abraldes, Isabel; Maseda, Ana

    2016-01-01

    Many patients with Alzheimer's disease will develop agitation at later stages of the disease, which constitutes one of the most challenging and distressing aspects of dementia. Recently, nonpharmacological therapies have become increasingly popular and have been proven to be effective in managing the behavioral symptoms (including agitation) that are common in the middle or later stages of dementia. These therapies seem to be a good alternative to pharmacological treatment to avoid unpleasant side effects. We present a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focused on the nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients aged 65 years and above. Of the 754 studies found, eight met the inclusion criteria. This review suggests that music therapy is optimal for the management of agitation in institutionalized patients with moderately severe and severe AD, particularly when the intervention includes individualized and interactive music. Bright light therapy has little and possibly no clinically significant effects with respect to observational ratings of agitation but decreases caregiver ratings of physical and verbal agitation. Therapeutic touch is effective for reducing physical nonaggressive behaviors but is not superior to simulated therapeutic touch or usual care for reducing physically aggressive and verbally agitated behaviors. Melissa oil aromatherapy and behavioral management techniques are not superior to placebo or pharmacological therapies for managing agitation in AD. Further research in clinical trials is required to confirm the effectiveness and long-term effects of nonpharmacological interventions for managing agitation in AD. These types of studies may lead to the development of future intervention protocols to improve the well-being and daily functioning of these patients, thereby avoiding residential care placement.

  6. CAM use in pediatric neurology: an exploration of concurrent use with conventional medicine.

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    Elaine Galicia-Connolly

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found that up to 60% of children with neurologic conditions have tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of CAM among patients presenting to neurology clinics at two academic centers in Canada. METHODS: A survey instrument was developed to inquire about use of CAM products and therapies, including reasons for use, perceived helpfulness, and concurrent use with conventional medicine, and administered to patients or their parents/guardians at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO in Ottawa. RESULTS: Overall CAM use at the Stollery was 78%, compared to 48% at CHEO. The most common CAM products used were multi-vitamins (84%, vitamin C (37%, homeopathic remedies (24%, and fish oil/omega 3 s (22%. The most common CAM practices used were massage (47%, chiropractic (37%, faith healing (18%, aromatherapy (16%, homeopathy (16%, and relaxation (16%. Many patients used CAM products at the same time as conventional medicine but just over half (57% discussed this concurrent use with their physician. CONCLUSION: CAM use is common in pediatric neurology patients and most respondents felt that it was helpful, with few or no harms associated. However, this use is often undisclosed, increasing possibility of interactions with conventional drugs. We urge clinicians to inquire about CAM use during routine history taking at every patient visit. Parents would clearly like more information about CAM from their specialty clinics; such information would be easier to share if more primary data were available about the safety and effectiveness of commonly used therapies.

  7. Comparison of the neurotoxicities between volatile organic compounds and fragrant organic compounds on human neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells and primary cultured rat neurons

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    Yasue Yamada

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available These are many volatile organic compounds (VOCs that are synthesized, produced from petroleum or derived from natural compounds, mostly plants. Fragrant and volatile organic compounds from plants have been used as food additives, medicines and aromatherapy. Several clinical and pathological studies have shown that chronic abuse of VOCs, mainly toluene, causes several neuropsychiatric disorders. Little is known about the mechanisms of neurotoxicity of the solvents. n-Octanal, nonanal, and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, which are used catalyzers or intermediates of chemical reactions, are released into the environment. Essential oils have the functions of self-defense, sterilization, and antibiosis in plants. When volatile organic compounds enter the body, there is the possibility that they will pass through the blood–brain barrier (BBB and affect the central nervous system (CNS. However, the direct effects of volatile organic compounds on neural function and their toxicities are still unclear. We compared the toxicities of n-octanal, nonanal and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol with those of five naturally derived fragrant organic compounds (FOCs, linalool, cis-3-hexen-1-ol, isoamyl alcohol, n-propyl alcohol and n-phenethyl alcohol. MTT assay of human neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells showed that the IC50 values of linalool, cis-3-hexen-1-ol, isoamyl alcohol, n-propyl alcohol and phenethyl alcohol were 1.33, 2.3, >5, >5, and 2.39 mM, respectively, and the IC50 values of toluene, n-octanal, nonanal and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol were 850, 37.2, 8.31 and 15.1 μM, respectively. FOCs showed lower toxicities than those of VOCs. These results indicate that FOCs are safer than other compounds.

  8. A pilot evaluation on a stress management programme using a combined approach of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for elementary school teachers.

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    Tsang, Hector W H; Cheung, W M; Chan, Alan H L; Fung, Kelvin M T; Leung, Ada Y; Au, Doreen W H

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study is to explore the efficacy of implementing a stress management programme based on a combined approach using cognitive behavioural therapy and complementary and alternative medicine for elementary school teachers who experienced mild level of stress, anxiety and/or depressive symptoms in Hong Kong. A 12-h programme involving cognitive behavioural therapy, self-management, relaxation techniques (diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation), mindful exercises (qigong and yoga), aromatherapy and acupressure was conducted. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare the intervention groups (n = 47) with the wait-list control groups (n = 46). The primary outcome measures were depression, anxiety and stress. Results indicated that the intervention group had significant reduction in depression [(F = 3.93; degrees of freedom (df) = 2.90; p = 0.023)], anxiety (F = 3.37; df = 2.90; p = 0.039) and stress (F = 3.63; df = 2.89; p = 0.031) when compared with the control group. Participants in both groups demonstrated lowered level of salivary cortisol at the post-assessment. The pilot results provided preliminary support to the multi-component stress management programme in relieving affective symptoms of teachers. The programme may be considered as an initial strategy to empower teachers with the abilities to cope with their affective symptoms. Further evaluation using a better designed randomized study with a larger sample size is warranted. (word: 198; max.: 200).

  9. Alternative Therapeutic Method for Type Two Diabetes: Whole Body Vibration Therapy: A Mini-Review

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    Erika L Simmerman

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Context As the prevalence of obesity and diabetes continues to increase there is a need for new interventions to control this epidemic. Multiple alternative treatment methods exist for type 2 diabetes mellitus such as acupuncture, bariatric surgery, yoga, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, etc. Whole Body Vibration is a relatively new area of interest recently utilized as an adjunctive therapy in type 2 diabetes mellitus, representing a potentially new and novel treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Objective The primary objective of this study was to summarize current literature regarding the effects of whole body vibration on type 2 diabetes mellitus. This review details the effect of whole body vibration on areas of high clinical impact in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus such as glycemic control, body composition, renal function, inflammatory indices, peripheral neuropathy, and wound healing. Methods Reviewers independently screened abstracts and full texts in journal articles and books to extract data from multiple studies and literature to compile a current review on the topic of whole body vibration and diabetes mellitus. Results Current literature in murine and human models reported an overall improvement in glycemic control, renal function, inflammatory indices, and peripheral neuropathy following whole body vibration therapy. Whole body vibration effect on body mass composition is controversial with inconsistent reports of the effect on lean mass, bone density, and fat mass. Conclusions Whole body vibration has demonstrated significant promise in improving multiple systems related to the sequela of type 2 diabetes mellitus, thereby suggesting a new and novel treatment modification in this patient population. Subsequent studies are needed to further analyze the effect of whole body vibration on type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  10. chemotherapy patients

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    Katarzyna Augustyniuk

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background . Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM practices for cancer have become popular among oncology patients. An increasing interest in alternative medicine can be explained by the inefficiency of conventional treatment, dissatisfaction with treating patients like objects, and the will to use all available treatment methods. Objectives . The authors assessed how often patients use CAM methods, and which of them are most popular. Material and methods . The study was conducted in Military Hospital no. 109 and the Independent Public Clinical Hospital no. 1 in Szczecin among 100 chemotherapy patients. This survey-based study was performed using an original questionnaire. Results. Most respondents (68% did not use alternative methods to fight the disease. The most popular treatment methods were: herbal medicine (50%, alternative medicine preparations (38% and diet (25%, and the least common: hypnosis (3% and aromatherapy (3%. Analyzed sociodemographic factors had no effects on a choice of a CAM method. Patients obtained information about CAM methods mainly from the Internet (40%, medical staff (37% and literature (31%. Conclusions . 1. Using CAM by patients receiving chemotherapy for neoplasms is quite a common phenomenon. 2. CAM were more often chosen by women. Neither the duration of the disease nor sociodemographic data had effects on making the decision to use CAM methods. 3. The most popular CAM were: herbal medicine, alternative medicine preparations, and diet. 4. Cancer patients should receive special support from nurses and doctors as well as other members of the therapeutic team. Oncology patients should never be left on their own so that they were forced to seek help and support in therapies unconfirmed by scientific investigation.

  11. Use of complementary and alternative medicine at Norwegian and Danish hospitals

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    Launsø Laila

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. Methods A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director. 99 hospitals in the authority (85% in Norway and 126 in Denmark (97% responded. Given contact persons were interviewed. Results CAM is presently offered in about 50% of Norwegian hospitals and one-third of Danish hospitals. In Norway CAM was offered in 50 hospitals, 40 of which involved acupuncture. 19 hospitals gave other alternative therapies like biofeedback, hypnosis, cupping, ear-acupuncture, herbal medicine, art therapy, homeopathy, reflexology, thought field therapy, gestalt therapy, aromatherapy, tai chi, acupressure, yoga, pilates and other. 9 hospitals offered more than one therapy form. In Denmark 38 hospitals offered acupuncture and one Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Light Therapy. The most commonly reported reason for offering CAM was scientific evidence in Denmark. In Norway it was the interest of a hospital employee, except for acupuncture where the introduction is more often initiated by the leadership and is more based on scientific evidence of effect. All persons (except one responsible for the alternative treatment had a medical or allied health professional background and their education/training in CAM treatment varied substantially. Conclusions The extent of CAM being offered has increased substantially in Norway during the first decade of the 21st century. This might indicate a shift in attitude regarding CAM within the conventional

  12. Rational Basis for the Use of Bergamot Essential Oil in Complementary Medicine to Treat Chronic Pain.

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    Rombolà, L; Amantea, D; Russo, R; Adornetto, A; Berliocchi, L; Tridico, L; Corasaniti, M T; Sakurada, S; Sakurada, T; Bagetta, G; Morrone, L A

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    In complementary medicine, aromatherapy uses essential oils to improve agitation and aggression observed in dementia, mood, depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Preclinical research studies have reported that the essential oil obtained from bergamot (BEO) fruit (Citrus bergamia, Risso) modifies normal and pathological synaptic plasticity implicated, for instance, in nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Interestingly, recent results indicated that BEO modulates sensitive perception of pain in different models of nociceptive, inflammatory and neuropathic pain modulating endogenous systems. Thus, local administration of BEO inhibited the nociceptive behavioral effect induced by intraplantar injection of capsaicin or formalin in mice. Similar effects were observed with linalool and linalyl acetate, major volatile components of the phytocomplex, Pharmacological studies showed that the latter effects are reversed by local or systemic pretreatment with the opioid antagonist naloxone hydrochloride alike with naloxone methiodide, high affinity peripheral μ-opioid receptor antagonist. These results and the synergistic effect observed following systemic or intrathecal injection of an inactive dose of morphine with BEO or linalool indicated an activation of peripheral opioid system. Recently, in neuropathic pain models systemic or local administration of BEO or linalool induced antiallodynic effects. In particular, in partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL) model, intraplantar injection of the phytocomplex or linalool in the ipsilateral hindpaw, but not in the contralateral, reduced PSNL-induced extracellularsignal- regulated kinase (ERK) activation and mechanical allodynia. In neuropathic pain high doses of morphine are needed to reduce pain. Interestingly, combination of inactive doses of BEO or linalool with a low dose of morphine induced antiallodynic effects in mice. Peripheral cannabinoid and opioid systems appear to be involved in the antinociception produced by

  13. A Study on Human Brain Waves Influenced by Volatile Components Released from Native Green Tea Leaves%土种绿茶挥发物成分及其对人体脑波的影响

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    张晓玲; 吕乐燕; 李天佑; 张汝民; 侯平

    2013-01-01

    [目的]对茶叶的挥发性芳香物质及其对人体脑波影响进行分析.[方法]采用顶空套袋采集法和TDS-GC/MS,分析自然状态室温下摊放4h绿茶鲜叶挥发性芳香物质成分,并使用生物反馈仪测定嗅闻茶叶挥发性芳香物质的人体脑波变化.[结果]摊放鲜叶的挥发性芳香物质以酯类和萜烯类化合物为主.香气成分能够显著增加α波的波值.嗅闻摊放鲜叶对人体具有放松身心的功效.[结论]该研究可以为茶的芳香疗法提供初步参考.%[Objective] The aim was to analyze volatile aromatic compounds from tea leaves in nature and its effect on human brain waves.[Method] Natural volatile aromatic components of fresh tea leaves which had spread for 4 h at room temperature were analyzed by dynamic headspace collection and thermal desorption system/gas chromatography/mass spectrum (TDS-GC/MS).The effect of the spreading fresh tea leaves on human brain waves were determined by biofeedback instrument.[Result] The volatile aromatic components of spreading fresh leaves were mainly the compounds of esters and terpenes.Aromatic components could increase significantly the Alpha amplitude.Furthermore,the volatile aromatic components of fresh tea leaves has the efficacy of relaxing the body and the mind.[Conclusion] The study provided a reference for the application of tea in aromatherapy.

  14. 碰碰香挥发物化学成分分析%Chemical components of Plectranthus tomentosa volatile matters

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    熊伟; 金荷仙; 蔡宝珍

    2011-01-01

    为探明碰碰香Plectranthus tomentosa叶片挥发物的组成及其相对含量,以长势优的成年碰碰香为研究对象,采用顶空套袋法,并在热脱附系统(TDS)条件下用气相色谱-质谱联用仪(GC-MS)对收集气体进行分析检测.测出叶片挥发物有44种,包括烷烃、烯烃等8类化合物,烯烃中的萜烯类化合物有22种(相对含量为83.32%),其中柠檬烯含量最多(相对含量为47.61%);同时结合保留指数分析碰碰香叶片挥发物化学成分,比单独使用GC-MS其结果更加准确可靠.%This study was conducted to determine the composition of volatile matter from leaves of Plectranthus tomentosa and the relative contribution to its aromatherapy. The dynamic headspace collection method for total dissolved solids (TDS), was used to extract volatile matter of adult P. Tomentosa in good condition, and a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) was utilized to detect the composition of the extract. Results showed 44 kinds of volatile matter including eight types of compounds, such as alkanes and olefins. Also, 22 types of terpenoids (relative content of 83.32%)were found with Limonene having the highest level of simple carbohydrates (relative content of 47.61%). Thus, this work demonstrated that a retention index of P. Tomentosa volatile matter from leaves could provide a complementary and convenient method for accurate analysis, which may be helpful for the further exploitation.

  15. Lavender oil-potent anxiolytic properties via modulating voltage dependent calcium channels.

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    Schuwald, Anita M; Nöldner, Michael; Wilmes, Thomas; Klugbauer, Norbert; Leuner, Kristina; Müller, Walter E

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    Recent clinical data support the clinical use of oral lavender oil in patients suffering from subsyndromal anxiety. We identified the molecular mechanism of action that will alter the perception of lavender oil as a nonspecific ingredient of aromatherapy to a potent anxiolytic inhibiting voltage dependent calcium channels (VOCCs) as highly selective drug target. In contrast to previous publications where exorbitant high concentrations were used, the effects of lavender oil in behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological experiments were investigated in physiological concentrations in the nanomolar range, which correlate to a single dosage of 80 mg/d in humans that was used in clinical trials. We show for the first time that lavender oil bears some similarities with the established anxiolytic pregabalin. Lavender oil inhibits VOCCs in synaptosomes, primary hippocampal neurons and stably overexpressing cell lines in the same range such as pregabalin. Interestingly, Silexan does not primarily bind to P/Q type calcium channels such as pregabalin and does not interact with the binding site of pregabalin, the α2δ subunit of VOCCs. Lavender oil reduces non-selectively the calcium influx through several different types of VOCCs such as the N-type, P/Q-type and T-type VOCCs. In the hippocampus, one brain region important for anxiety disorders, we show that inhibition by lavender oil is mainly mediated via N-type and P/Q-type VOCCs. Taken together, we provide a pharmacological and molecular rationale for the clinical use of the oral application of lavender oil in patients suffering from anxiety.

  16. Lavender oil-potent anxiolytic properties via modulating voltage dependent calcium channels.

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    Anita M Schuwald

    Full Text Available Recent clinical data support the clinical use of oral lavender oil in patients suffering from subsyndromal anxiety. We identified the molecular mechanism of action that will alter the perception of lavender oil as a nonspecific ingredient of aromatherapy to a potent anxiolytic inhibiting voltage dependent calcium channels (VOCCs as highly selective drug target. In contrast to previous publications where exorbitant high concentrations were used, the effects of lavender oil in behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological experiments were investigated in physiological concentrations in the nanomolar range, which correlate to a single dosage of 80 mg/d in humans that was used in clinical trials. We show for the first time that lavender oil bears some similarities with the established anxiolytic pregabalin. Lavender oil inhibits VOCCs in synaptosomes, primary hippocampal neurons and stably overexpressing cell lines in the same range such as pregabalin. Interestingly, Silexan does not primarily bind to P/Q type calcium channels such as pregabalin and does not interact with the binding site of pregabalin, the α2δ subunit of VOCCs. Lavender oil reduces non-selectively the calcium influx through several different types of VOCCs such as the N-type, P/Q-type and T-type VOCCs. In the hippocampus, one brain region important for anxiety disorders, we show that inhibition by lavender oil is mainly mediated via N-type and P/Q-type VOCCs. Taken together, we provide a pharmacological and molecular rationale for the clinical use of the oral application of lavender oil in patients suffering from anxiety.

  17. The Effect of Massage With Lavender Oil on Restless Leg Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background Restless leg syndrome (RLS is a common problem in patients with chronic renal failure. It can reduce the quality of life and sleep disturbances. This disorder is usually treated pharmacologically. Recently, complementary medicine methods have been suggested because of chemical drugs adverse effects. There is not enough evidence about the effect of aromatherapy on RLS. Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the effects of massage with lavender oil on RLS symptoms in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods This randomized clinical trial study included 70 hemodialysis patients with RLS that were randomly assigned into two groups in 2014. The experimental group received effleurage massage using lavender oil and control group received routine care for three weeks. Data was collected with RLS questionnaire and analyzed using independent and paired t-test and Chi-square test. Results The mean RLS scores were not significantly different in the two groups at the start of study (22.41 ± 7.67 vs. 22.90 ± 4.38, P = 0.76. At the end of study, the mean RLS score significantly decreased in the intervention group, while this score remained relatively un-changed in the control group (12.41 ± 5.49 vs. 23.23 ± 4.52, P < 0.0001. Conclusions Lavender oil massage was effective to improve RLS in hemodialysis patients. It has no adverse effects, is practical and cost-effective. It is suggested to be used along with routine treatment of RLS in hemodialysis patients.

  18. Anti-inflammatory and antiedematogenic activity of the Ocimum basilicum essential oil and its main compound estragole: In vivo mouse models.

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    Rodrigues, Lindaiane Bezerra; Oliveira Brito Pereira Bezerra Martins, Anita; Cesário, Francisco Rafael Alves Santana; Ferreira E Castro, Fyama; de Albuquerque, Thaís Rodrigues; Martins Fernandes, Maria Neyze; Fernandes da Silva, Bruno Anderson; Quintans Júnior, Lucindo José; da Costa, José Galberto Martins; Melo Coutinho, Henrique Douglas; Barbosa, Roseli; Alencar de Menezes, Irwin Rose

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    The genus Ocimum are used in cooking, however, their essential oils are utilized in traditional medicine as aromatherapy. The present study was carried out to investigate the chemical composition and systemic anti-inflammatory activity of the Ocimum basilicum essential oil (EOOB) and its major component estragole, as well as its possible mechanisms of action. The Ocimum basilicum essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-MS. The anti-inflammatory action was verified using acute and chronic in vivo tests as paw edema, peritonitis, and vascular permeability and granulomatous inflammation model. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of action was analyzed by the participation of histamine and arachidonic acid pathways. The chemical profile analysis identified fourteen components present in the essential oil, within them: estragole (60.96%). The in vivo test results show that treatment with EOOB (100 and 50 mg/kg) and estragole (60 and 30 mg/kg) significantly reduced paw edema induced by carrageenan and dextran. The smallest doses of EOOB (50 mg/kg) and estragole (30 mg/kg) showed efficacy in the reduction of paw edema induced by histamine and arachidonic acid, vascular permeability inhibition and leukocyte emigration in the peritoneal fluid. Theses doses were capable of reducing the chronic inflammatory process. The results observed between the EOOB and estragole demonstrate efficacy in anti-inflammatory activity, however, the essential oil is more efficacious in the acute and chronic anti-inflammatory action. This study confirms the therapeutic potential of this plant and reinforces the validity of its use in popular medicine.

  19. β-Citronellol, an alcoholic monoterpene with inhibitory properties on the contractility of rat trachea

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    T.B. Vasconcelos

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    Full Text Available β-Citronellol is an alcoholic monoterpene found in essential oils such Cymbopogon citratus (a plant with antihypertensive properties. β-Citronellol can act against pathogenic microorganisms that affect airways and, in virtue of the popular use of β-citronellol-enriched essential oils in aromatherapy, we assessed its pharmacologic effects on the contractility of rat trachea. Contractions of isolated tracheal rings were recorded isometrically through a force transducer connected to a data-acquisition device. β-Citronellol relaxed sustained contractions induced by acetylcholine or high extracellular potassium, but half-maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50 for K+-elicited stimuli were smaller than those for cholinergic contractions. It also inhibited contractions induced by electrical field stimulation or sodium orthovanadate with pharmacologic potency equivalent to that seen against acetylcholine-induced contractions. When contractions were evoked by selective recruitment of Ca2+ from the extracellular medium, β-citronellol preferentially inhibited contractions that involved voltage-operated (but not receptor-operated pathways. β-Citronellol (but not verapamil inhibited contractions induced by restoration of external Ca2+ levels after depleting internal Ca2+ stores with the concomitant presence of thapsigargin and recurrent challenge with acetylcholine. Treatment of tracheal rings with L-NAME, indomethacin or tetraethylammonium did not change the relaxing effects of β-citronellol. Inhibition of transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 1 (TRPV1 or transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1 receptors with selective antagonists caused no change in the effects of β-citronellol. In conclusion, β-citronellol exerted inhibitory effects on rat tracheal rings, with predominant effects on contractions that recruit Ca2+ inflow towards the cytosol by voltage-gated pathways, whereas it appears less active against contractions elicited by

  20. Evaluating the effects of diffused lavender in an adult day care center for patients with dementia in an effort to decrease behavioral issues: a pilot study

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    Moorman Li, Robin; Gilbert, Brian; Orman, Anna; Aldridge, Petra; Leger-Krall, Sue; Anderson, Clare; Hincapie Castillo, Juan

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    Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the effects of diffused lavender on the frequency of behavioral issues [BIs], defined as a composite of restlessness/wandering [RW], agitation [AGT], anger [ANG], and anxiety [ANX] in an adult day care center. Secondary objectives evaluate systematic differences on the frequency of BIs between age cohorts, gender, and individual behaviors. Design: Pre-post quasi-experimental study. Setting: Private nonprofit adult day care center for patients with dementia. Participants: Elderly patients older than 65 years of age with a clinical diagnosis of dementia, who require daytime monitoring. Intervention: Lavender aromatherapy twice a day for 20 min during a two-month period during active clinic days. Measurements: Behavioral issues were recorded using the behavior/intervention monthly flow record during the pre- and post-intervention periods. Results: There was no significant difference on frequency of BIs between pre-intervention and post-intervention periods (p = .06). There was a significant difference between pre-intervention and post-intervention total number of AGT occurrences (129 vs. 25; p value < .01). There was no significant difference between age cohorts for computed difference of RW, ANG, and ANX issues. There was a significant difference between age cohorts for computed difference of AGT (p value = .04) as the 70–85 age cohort showed less agitation compared to the 85–100 age cohort. Conclusion: The use of diffused lavender twice daily has shown to reduce the frequency of agitation in elderly patients with dementia, especially in the 70–85 age cohort. Though diffused lavender did not show statistical differences in the frequency of other behaviors (restlessness/wander, anger, anxiety), the study population may have been too small to find a difference.

  1. Effects of estragole on the compound action potential of the rat sciatic nerve

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    Full Text Available Estragole, a relatively nontoxic terpenoid ether, is an important constituent of many essential oils with widespread applications in folk medicine and aromatherapy and known to have potent local anesthetic activity. We investigated the effects of estragole on the compound action potential (CAP of the rat sciatic nerve. The experiments were carried out on sciatic nerves dissected from Wistar rats. Nerves, mounted in a moist chamber, were stimulated at a frequency of 0.2 Hz, with electric pulses of 50-100-µs duration at 10-20 V, and evoked CAP were monitored on an oscilloscope and recorded on a computer. CAP control parameters were: peak-to-peak amplitude (PPA, 9.9 ± 0.55 mV (N = 15, conduction velocity, 92.2 ± 4.36 m/s (N = 15, chronaxy, 45.6 ± 3.74 µs (N = 5, and rheobase, 3.9 ± 0.78 V (N = 5. Estragole induced a dose-dependent blockade of the CAP. At 0.6 mM, estragole had no demonstrable effect. At 2.0 and 6.0 mM estragole, PPA was significantly reduced at the end of 180-min exposure of the nerve to the drug to 85.6 ± 3.96 and 13.04 ± 1.80% of control, respectively. At 4.0 mM, estragole significantly altered PPA, conduction velocity, chronaxy, and rheobase (P <= 0.05, ANOVA; N = 5 to 49.3 ± 6.21 and 77.7 ± 3.84, 125.9 ± 10.43 and 116.7 ± 4.59%, of control, respectively. All of these effects developed slowly and were reversible upon a 300-min wash-out. The data show that estragole dose-dependently blocks nerve excitability.

  2. Effectiveness of Indonesian Essential Oil Mixture of Lemongrass, Cananga, and Patchouli in Relaxation through Inhalation: A Clinical Test on Healthy Woman with High Potential for Stress

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    Richard Siahaan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Relaxation is one of many mechanisms for coping with stress. One of the most widely used methods for relaxation is aromatherapy with the application of essential oils. Known for their therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be extracted from various Indonesian native herbs such as lemongrass (sereh wangi or Cymbopogon winterianus, cananga or ylang-ylang (kenanga or Canarium odoratum, and patchouli (nilam or Pogostemon cabin. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of a mixture of Indonesian essential oil made of lemongrass, cananga, and patchouli extracts. Experiment was conducted by asking a number of subjects to inhale the oil mixture and assessing its effectiveness in terms of psychological relaxation by using Visual Analog Scale or VAS and of physical relaxation by examining the subjects’ blood pressure (MAP, pulse frequency, and breathing frequency. The result was then compared with that of lavender oil and with the control group. The study was conducted on 60 healthy women through single-blind clinical trials (before and after using the “intent to treat” approach, followed by a startle test. Participants were divided into three groups: (1 20 participants who were treated with Indonesian essential oil mixture, (2 20 participants who were treated with lavender oil, and (3 20 participants who served as the control group. Psychological relaxation measurement showed that Indonesian essential oil mixture produced the same degree of effectiveness as lavender oil and the control groups did, although both treatments tended to produce better results than the control group did. However, physical relaxation measurement showed that Indonesian essential oil mixture produced a higher degree of effectiveness than lavender oil and tended to produce a better result than the control group did, especially in terms of blood pressure based on MAP scores.

  3. Effect of listening to music and essential oil inhalation on patients undergoing screening CT colonography: A randomized controlled trial

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    Nagata, Koichi, E-mail: Nagata7@aol.com [Department of Radiology, Kameda Medical Center, 929 Higashi-cho, Kamogawa, Chiba 296-8602 (Japan); Department of Radiology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498 (Japan); Cancer Screening Technology Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, 5-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045 (Japan); Iida, Nao, E-mail: n.iida-xray@kameda.jp [Department of Radiology, Kameda Medical Center Makuhari, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8501 (Japan); Kanazawa, Hidenori, E-mail: r0713hk@jichi.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498 (Japan); Fujiwara, Masanori, E-mail: m_fujiwara@kameda.jp [Department of Radiology, Kameda Medical Center Makuhari, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8501 (Japan); Mogi, Tomohiro, E-mail: mogi-xray@kameda.jp [Department of Radiology, Kameda Medical Center Makuhari, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8501 (Japan); Mitsushima, Toru, E-mail: mitsushima@kameda.jp [Department of Gastroenterology, Kameda Medical Center Makuhari, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8501 (Japan); Lefor, Alan T., E-mail: alefor@jichi.ac.jp [Department of Surgery, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498 (Japan); Sugimoto, Hideharu, E-mail: sugimoto@jichi.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498 (Japan)

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    Highlights: • Music does not decrease patients’ perceived pain or acceptance during CTC. • Aromatherapy does not affect patients’ perceived pain or experience during CTC. • Music and aroma had little effect on vital signs during CTC. • More participants who listened to music requested music during the next CTC. • More participants who inhaled aroma requested aroma during the next CTC. - Abstract: Objective: To prospectively evaluate the effect of listening to music and inhaling aroma oil on patients undergoing screening computed tomography colonography. Materials and methods: Two hundred and twenty four participants were randomly allocated to one of the four groups including: (1) combined music and aroma, (2) music alone, (3) aroma alone, and (4) control. The visual analog scale for pain and a questionnaire were used for subjective outcomes. We also used a pre-test–post-test design to compare the differences in blood pressure and heart rate as objective outcomes. Results: There were no statistical differences between the control group and other groups in the visual analog scale or changes in heart rate. Changes in blood pressure were similar. Participants reported good overall experiences. There were no differences in terms of overall satisfaction, pain rating, willingness to repeat the computed tomography colonography procedure in the future, or preference between colonoscopy and computed tomography colonography. More participants using music and/or aroma requested music and/or aroma during the next computed tomography colonography (P < 0.0001). Conclusion: Although audio and olfactory intervention had little effect on perceived pain or discomfort and vital signs, participants who listened to music and inhaled aroma during the computed tomography colonography preferred music and aroma during the next computed tomography colonography.

  4. Optimal nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease: challenges and solutions

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    Full Text Available José Carlos Millán-Calenti,1 Laura Lorenzo-López,1 Begoña Alonso-Búa,1 Carmen de Labra,2 Isabel González-Abraldes,1 Ana Maseda1 1Gerontology Research Group, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade da Coruña, A Coruña, Spain; 2Research, Development and Innovation Department, Gerontological Complex La Milagrosa, Provincial Association of Pensioners and Retired People (UDP from A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain Abstract: Many patients with Alzheimer’s disease will develop agitation at later stages of the disease, which constitutes one of the most challenging and distressing aspects of dementia. Recently, nonpharmacological therapies have become increasingly popular and have been proven to be effective in managing the behavioral symptoms (including agitation that are common in the middle or later stages of dementia. These therapies seem to be a good alternative to pharmacological treatment to avoid unpleasant side effects. We present a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs focused on the nonpharmacological management of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD patients aged 65 years and above. Of the 754 studies found, eight met the inclusion criteria. This review suggests that music therapy is optimal for the management of agitation in institutionalized patients with moderately severe and severe AD, particularly when the intervention includes individualized and interactive music. Bright light therapy has little and possibly no clinically significant effects with respect to observational ratings of agitation but decreases caregiver ratings of physical and verbal agitation. Therapeutic touch is effective for reducing physical nonaggressive behaviors but is not superior to simulated therapeutic touch or usual care for reducing physically aggressive and verbally agitated behaviors. Melissa oil aromatherapy and behavioral management techniques are not superior to placebo or pharmacological therapies for

  5. Systematic review of systematic reviews of non-pharmacological interventions to treat behavioural disturbances in older patients with dementia. The SENATOR-OnTop series

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    Rimland, Joseph M; Trotta, Fabiana Mirella; Dell'Aquila, Giuseppina; Cruz-Jentoft, Alfonso; Petrovic, Mirko; Gudmundsson, Adalsteinn; Soiza, Roy; O'Mahony, Denis; Guaita, Antonio; Cherubini, Antonio

    2017-01-01

    Objective To provide an overview of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD). Design Systematic overview of reviews. Data sources PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL and PsycINFO (2009–March 2015). Eligibility criteria Systematic reviews (SRs) that included at least one comparative study evaluating any non-pharmacological intervention, to treat BPSD. Data extraction Eligible studies were selected and data extracted independently by 2 reviewers. The AMSTAR checklist was used to assess the quality of the SRs. Data analysis Extracted data were synthesised using a narrative approach. Results 38 SRs and 142 primary studies were identified, comprising the following categories of non-pharmacological interventions: (1) sensory stimulation interventions (12 SRs, 27 primary studies) that encompassed: acupressure, aromatherapy, massage/touch therapy, light therapy and sensory garden; (2) cognitive/emotion-oriented interventions (33 SRs; 70 primary studies) that included cognitive stimulation, music/dance therapy, dance therapy, snoezelen, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, reminiscence therapy, validation therapy, simulated presence therapy; (3) behaviour management techniques (6 SRs; 32 primary studies) and (4) other therapies (5 SRs, 12 primary studies) comprising exercise therapy, animal-assisted therapy, special care unit and dining room environment-based interventions. Music therapy was effective in reducing agitation (SMD, −0.49; 95% CI −0.82 to −0.17; p=0.003), and anxiety (SMD, −0.64; 95% CI −1.05 to −0.24; p=0.002). Home-based behavioural management techniques, caregiver-based interventions or staff training in communication skills, person-centred care or dementia care mapping with supervision during implementation were found to be effective for symptomatic and severe agitation. Conclusions A large number of non-pharmacological interventions for BPSD were

  6. 非药物分娩镇痛的研究进展%Research progress of non-pharmacological labor analgesia

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    贺腾; 张时鸿

    2016-01-01

    分娩疼痛是造成母婴不良妊娠结局和剖宫产率增高的重要原因之一。根据分娩疼痛与内源性镇痛措施的生理机制,设计缓解分娩疼痛或增强分娩者疼痛耐受力的非药物分娩镇痛方法,可在维持母婴安全基础上,缓解分娩疼痛,促进自然分娩。笔者拟对精神预防性分娩镇痛法、拉玛泽减痛分娩法、陪伴分娩法、家庭式分娩法、音乐疗法、催眠疗法及松弛疗法等心理支持疗法,以及自由体位分娩疗法、穴位按摩疗法、针刺镇痛疗法、皮内水注射镇痛疗法、经皮神经电刺激镇痛疗法、水中分娩镇痛疗法、热疗与冷疗镇痛法、芳香镇痛疗法及分娩球镇痛疗法等生理干预镇痛疗法的多种非药物分娩镇痛方法的研究进展进行综述。%Severe labor pain is one of the important reasons leading to adverse labor outcomes and high cesarean section rate. According to the physiological mechanisms of labor pain and endogenous analgesia,the methods of non-pharmacological labor analgesia are designed to release labor pain and increase labor pain tolerance.On the basis of maintaining maternal and child safety,non-pharmacologic measures can relieve labor pain and promote natural delivery.The author will review the research progress of several methods of non-pharmacologic labor analgesia containing psychological support therapy and intervention analgesia technology to body.The psychological support therapies include psychoprophylaxis analgesia,Lamaze breathing,accompanied delivery,domiciliary delivery, music therapy,hypnosis and relax therapy and so on.The intervention analgesia technologies to body include free labor positioning,acupressure and acupuncture,intradermal water blocks,transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation,water baths,hot and cold applications,aromatherapy and birth ball and so on.

  7. Essential oil of Croton zehntneri and its main constituent anethole block excitability of rat peripheral nerve.

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    da Silva-Alves, Kerly Shamyra; Ferreira-da-Silva, Francisco Walber; Coelho-de-Souza, Andrelina Noronha; Albuquerque, Aline Alice Cavalcante; do Vale, Otoni Cardoso; Leal-Cardoso, José Henrique

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    conduction velocities of the compound action potential waves investigated. In conclusion, we demonstrated here that the essential oil of C. zehntneri blocks neuronal excitability and that this effect, which can be predominantly attributable to its major constituent, anethole, is important since these agents have several pharmacological effects likely related to the alteration of excitability. This finding is relevant due to the use of essential oils in aromatherapy and the low acute toxicity of this agent, which exhibits other effects of potential therapeutic usefulness.

  8. Scented males and choosy females: does male odor influence female mate choice in the Mediterranean fruit fly?

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    Shelly, Todd E; Edu, James; Pahio, Elaine; Nishimoto, Jon

    2007-12-01

    The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), displays a lek mating system characterized by a high level of female discrimination among potential mates. The basis of female choice is not understood, but recent studies indicate that male exposure to the aroma of certain plant structures or essential oils may increase mating success. In particular, exposure to the aroma of ginger root oil (GRO) enhances male mating frequency, and several sterile-male release programs against C. capitata have incorporated 'aromatherapy' (large-scale exposure of pre-release insects to GRO) to increase the effectiveness of control efforts. We investigated the mechanism underlying female preference for GRO-exposed males. Two sets of experiments were conducted. In the first, we monitored female attraction to (1) freshly killed flies, or (2) paper discs that contained hexane extracts from varying treatments. In these tests, females were sighted more often (1) near GRO-exposed than non-exposed males (even when the males were visually concealed) and (2) near extracts from GRO-exposed than non-exposed males. These findings suggest a 'perfume effect', whereby female mate choice is mediated by olfactory differences. In the second set, we compared (1) mate choice between intact females and females from which both antennae had been surgically removed, and (2) mating success between intact males and males from which both antennae had been surgically removed before GRO exposure. Intact females preferred GRO-exposed males, whereas females lacking both antennae rarely mated and showed no preference between GRO-exposed and non-exposed males. In the opposite treatment (intact females but surgically altered males), GRO-exposed males lacking both antennae mated as frequently as GRO-exposed intact males. These data suggest that female choice was dependent on olfactory perception of male odor but that male mating success did not depend on olfactory perception of GRO aroma, suggesting, in

  9. Unraveling the Rat Intestine, Spleen and Liver Genome-Wide Transcriptome after the Oral Administration of Lavender Oil by a Two-Color Dye-Swap DNA Microarray Approach.

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    Hiroko Kubo

    Full Text Available The use of lavender oil (LO--a commonly, used oil in aromatherapy, with well-defined volatile components linalool and linalyl acetate--in non-traditional medicine is increasing globally. To understand and demonstrate the potential positive effects of LO on the body, we have established an animal model in this current study, investigating the orally administered LO effects genome wide in the rat small intestine, spleen, and liver. The rats were administered LO at 5 mg/kg (usual therapeutic dose in humans followed by the screening of differentially expressed genes in the tissues, using a 4×44-K whole-genome rat chip (Agilent microarray platform; Agilent Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA in conjunction with a dye-swap approach, a novelty of this study. Fourteen days after LO treatment and compared with a control group (sham, a total of 156 and 154 up (≧ 1.5-fold- and down (≦ 0.75-fold-regulated genes, 174 and 66 up- (≧ 1.5-fold- and down (≦ 0.75-fold-regulated genes, and 222 and 322 up- (≧ 1.5-fold- and down (≦ 0.75-fold-regulated genes showed differential expression at the mRNA level in the small intestine, spleen and liver, respectively. The reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR validation of highly up- and down-regulated genes confirmed the regulation of the Papd4, Lrp1b, Alb, Cyr61, Cyp2c, and Cxcl1 genes by LO as examples in these tissues. Using bioinformatics, including Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA, differentially expressed genes were functionally categorized by their Gene Ontology (GO and biological function and network analysis, revealing their diverse functions and potential roles in LO-mediated effects in rat. Further IPA analysis in particular unraveled the presence of novel genes, such as Papd4, Or8k5, Gprc5b, Taar5, Trpc6, Pld2 and Onecut3 (up-regulated top molecules and Tnf, Slc45a4, Slc25a23 and Samt4 (down-regulated top molecules, to be influenced by LO treatment in the small intestine, spleen and

  10. 餐厨垃圾微生物发酵生产生物饲料的研究%Microbial Fermentation of Kitchen Waste for Bio-Feed

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    庄禧懿; 储卫华; 马兴旺; 朱卫

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine the effects of microbe(Canaziaa tropicalis ,Saccharomyces cerivisiae,Bacillus subtilis) inoculation on kitchen food waste containing 60% water to produce bio-feed. The optimal conditions were obtained as follow;adding 1. 5% urea,inoculation with 2% microbe(the ratio of three strains was 1 :1 : 1), fermentation at 30 ℃ for 48 h and then drying at 50 ℃. The crude protein content increased 4. 5% and reached 28%. The number of Bacillus subtilis and total yeast were over 5. 2 × 109 cfu · g-1 and 8. 4×108 cfu ·g-1, respectively. The products exhibited the characteristics of both protein feed and probiot-ics with aromatherapy scent and good palatability.%以含水量60%的餐厨垃圾为原料,研究了对其用微生物(热带假丝酵母Candida tropicalis、啤酒酵母Saccharomyces cerivisiae、枯草芽孢杆菌Bacillus subtilis)发酵生产生物饲料的工艺条件.确定最佳工艺条件为:餐厨垃圾添加1.5%的尿素,以热带假丝酵母:啤酒酵母:枯草芽孢杆菌=1:1:1混合菌作为种子液,接种量2%,30℃发酵48h后,50℃烘干.在此条件下所得发酵产物的粗蛋白含量达到28%,比原来增加了4.5%,枯草芽孢杆菌及总酵母菌含量分别在5.2×109 cfu·g-1和8.4×108 cfu· g-1以上,发酵产物有芳香气味,适口性强,具有蛋白饲料和微生态制剂的双重特性.

  11. Clinical research of combined rehabilitation therapy with traditional Chinese medicine%中医肿瘤综合康复治疗的尝试与初探

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    董倩; 刘娅宁; 吴皓; 刘硕; 孙国明; 张林; 旷丽萍; 林洪生

    2013-01-01

    Objective To attempt to apply integrated cancer rehabilitation methods in clinical use, combining traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) , psychological intervention, nutritional guidance and physical exercise, and to estimate their curative effects in order to search for the effective and suitable rehabilitation methods for cancer patients. Methods We brought 56 different kinds and stages of cancer patients with KPS≥60 who have completed operations, chemotherapy or radiation therapy into our research. All the patients were in hospital and accepted 10 to 14 days combined rehabilitation therapy with traditional Chinese medicine, which included Chinese herbs, tonic herbal paste, medicated bath, acupuncture and moxibus-tion. We coordinated with psychological intervention, which involved counseling, aromatherapy, art therapy and film and video, etc. , along with nutritional guidance and Chinese traditional physical exercise, and paid follow-up visits two months later. Results 54 patients were analyzed. The results indicate that the combined cancer rehabilitation therapy with TCM can obviously improve the clinical symptoms ( P < 0. 001) , the condition of physical strength (P < 0. 001) , the mental state of anxiety-depression (P < 0. 05) and also improve the patients' nutritional state (P < 0. 05). The combined cancer rehabilitation therapy with TCM can obviously improve the patients' quality of life ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusions The combined cancer rehabilitation therapies with TCM have the effect of improving QOL of cancer patients. It is worth further investigation to explore practicable rehabilitation and follow-up methods and lead cancer patients to recover through the most advanced scientific methods.%目的 尝试中医药、心理干预、营养指导及运动为一体的综合治疗方法在肿瘤康复中的应用并评价其疗效,探讨有效且适合肿瘤患者的康复方法.方法 纳入卡氏评分≥60分的术后或放、化疗

  12. 薰衣草化学成分分析及差异标志物的识别%Identification of Chemical Constituents and Discrimination Markers in Lavender by HS-SPME-GC/MS

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    赵洁; 唐军; 陈兆慧; 符继红

    2016-01-01

    The lavender has been widely used in food,aromatherapy,fragrant and phar-maceutical industries due to its unique chemical composition which confers both aromatic and biological activities.A method was established to fast identify the chemical constitu-ents by phase micro-extraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC/MS)and provided the basis for distinction of the different species by analyzing the re-markably different chemical components in the lavender.Based on the peak areas of cis-β-ocimene,linalool,linalyl acetate,terpinen-4-ol,caryophyllene and caryophyllene ox-ide,three parameters (temperature,time of extraction and desorption time)of head-space solid-phase micro-extraction (HS-SPME)were optimized,resulting in the best extraction condition including extraction temperature of 55 ℃,extraction time of 30 min and desorption time of 30 s.Twenty-six volatile oil samples collected in Xinjiang which belong to three different lavender species were analyzed by GC/MS.Principal component analysis (PCA)and partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)were used to analyze the aroma profiles of the lavender.The results show that the chemical composi-tions in lavender from different species are clearly distinguished.Kinds of 9 chemical compositions,such as linalool,caryophyllene,cis-β-farnesene,linalyl acetate,lavandu-lyl acetate,germacrene D,cis-β-ocimene,terpinen-4-ol and caryophyllene oxide,which are indentified as discrimination markers.This study can provide the basis for rapidly qualitative analysis of constituents and quantity control of the lavender.%采用顶空固相微萃取-气相色谱-质谱(HS-SPME-GC/MS)联用技术,结合保留指数(RI),建立了新疆不同品种薰衣草化学成分的快速分析方法,并采用多元统计分析方法对不同品种薰衣草的特征差异性标志物进行识别。选取薰衣草挥发性化合物中顺-β-罗勒烯、芳樟醇、乙酸芳樟酯、萜品烯-4-醇、石

  13. 多菌种两步法联合发酵饲料的研究%Multi-strain co-fermented feed by two-step method

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    刘桂香; 史瑛; 赵建新; 张灏; 陈卫

    2016-01-01

    试验研究了利用米曲霉、根霉、啤酒酵母、枯草芽孢杆菌、植物乳杆菌两步法联合发酵饲料的最佳工艺条件。试验结果显示,发酵饲料的最佳接种量为霉菌(黑根霉∶米曲米为1∶1)1%、枯草芽孢杆菌1%、啤酒酵母6%、植物乳杆菌1%;最佳料水比为1∶0.7;最佳工艺为在发酵初始将所有菌种接种到灭菌饲料中,在30℃下保温保湿发酵24 h,然后升温至37℃继续通风发酵24 h,封袋,进入厌氧发酵阶段,25℃发酵6 d。最终发酵饲料粗蛋白质质量分数为32%,比发酵前增加了59%,α-淀粉酶活力103 U/g,蛋白酶活力123 U/g,乳酸菌为4.7×1011 CFU/g,枯草芽孢杆菌为1.3×1010 CFU/g,酵母菌为1.8×104 CFU/g,为富蛋白质、富益生菌以及高酶活性的芳香适口的饲料。%The optimum process conditions of multi-strain(Aspergillus oryzae ,Rhizopus nigricans ,Saccharomyces cerevisi-ae ,Bacillus subtilis and Lactobacillus )co-fermented feed by two-step method were studied.The experiment results showed that the optimal inoculation amount of mould(Aspergillus oryzae ∶Rhizopus nigricans =1∶1)was 1%,Saccharomyces cere-visiae 1%,Bacillus subtilis 1% and Lactobacillus 1%.The ratio of material to water was 1∶0.7.All kinds of strains were in-oculumed to the sterile steamed feed at the beginning of fermention,and were kept at 30℃ for 12 h,then at 37℃ for ventilation fermentation for 24 h,and then sealed up for anaerobic fermentation,and kept at 25℃ for 6 days.The crude protein content of the fermented feed increased by 59% and reached 32%.The α-amylase activity reached 103 U/g and protease activity reached 123 U/g.The number of Lactobacillus reached 4.7×10 1 1 CFU/g,Bacillus subtilis reached 1.3 ×10 1 0 CFU/g and Saccharo-myces cerevisiae reached 1.8×10 4 CFU/g.The product exbihited the characteristics of both protein feed and probiotics and en-zyme activity with aromatherapy scent and good palatability.

  14. Analysis of aroma-active compounds in three sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) cultivars by GC-olfactometry and GC-MS%运用气相色谱-嗅觉测量法和气质联用法分析三个桂花品种的香气活性物质

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    Xuan CAI; Rong-zhang MAI; Jing-jing ZOU; Hong-yan ZHANG; Xiang-ling ZENG; Ri-ru ZHENG; Cai-yun WANG

    2014-01-01

    Objective:Aroma is the core factor in aromatherapy. Sensory evaluation of aromas differed among three sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) cultivar groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the aroma-active compounds responsible for these differences. Methods: Gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC-O) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) were used to analyze the aroma-active compounds and volatiles of creamy-white (‘Houban Yingui’, HBYG), yellow (‘Liuye Jingui’, LYJG), and orange (‘Gecheng Dangui’, GCDG) cultivars. Results:Seventeen aroma-active compounds were detected among 54 volatiles. trans-β-Ocimene, trans-β-ionone, and linalool, which were major volatiles, were identified as aroma-active, while cis-3-hexenyl butanoate,γ-terpinene, and hexyl butanoate were also aroma-active compounds, although their contents were low. Analysis of the odors was based on the sum of the modified frequency (MF) values of aroma-active compounds in different odor groups. HBYG contained more herb odors, contributed by cis-β-ocimene and trans-β-ocimene, while LYJG had more woody/violet/fruity odors released by trans-β-ionone, α-ionone, and hexyl butanoate. In GCDG, the more floral odors were the result of cis-linalool oxide, trans-linalool oxide, and linalool. Conclusions:Aroma-active compounds were not necessarily only the major volatiles:some volatiles with low content also contributed to aroma. The aroma differences among the three cultivars resulted from variation in the content of different odor groups and in the intensities of aroma-active compounds.%研究目的:分析不同桂花品种感官评价差异所对应的香气成分,及其有贡献的香气活性物质,为桂花的生物科学应用提供依据。创新要点:首次运用气相色谱-嗅觉测量法(GC-O)结合气质联用法(GC-MS)对所分离的挥发性物质进行定性和半定量分析,并同时结合其气味描述,分析不同桂花品种的香气活性物质特征

  15. Improvement of application properties of chitosan-based food packaging films by lavender essential oil%薰衣草精油改善壳聚糖基食品包装膜的应用品质

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    张赟彬; 王景文; 李月霞; 王一非; 姜萍萍; 刘笑宇

    2014-01-01

    potential biodegradable material due to its edibility, film-forming capacity, non-toxicity, antibacterial activity, biocompatibility and biodegradability. Traditional chitosan-based composite films are made by the casting-evaporation method. However, inferior waterproof and mechanical properties limit their applications in food package industries. Many researches have been conducted to improve the CS film. Incorporating one or several substancesinto CS film have been widespreadly used. Moreover, acetic acid and chitosan-acetate can be removed from traditionally prepared CS film by alkali leaching, resulting in lower film water-solubility. Lavender essential oil (LEO) can be used as sedative, antispasmodic, antiviral and bacteriostat in industries of perfume, aromatherapy and pharmacy. LEO can also be used as a natural spice in drink, ice cream, candy, bakery and chewing gum. In order to improve the physical and mechanical properties of conventional chitosan-based food packaging films, lavender essential oil/chitosan composite films were made with CS by casting-evaporation-alkali leaching method in this study. The films microstructures were characterized by Fourier transform infrared reflectance spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD). The impacts of LEO content on the thickness, mechanical properties, volatiles content, water contact angle, water solubility and swelling property of films were investigated. The results indicated that the partial functional group’s locations of CS matrix were occupied by the LEO ingredients with reduced vibration intensity of covalent bond of CS. Reduced free hydrogen group could form hydrophilic bonds with water, then resulted in the loss of moisture content of films. Moreover, Chitosan-acetate content increased by incorporating LEO. The thicknesses of all films ranged from (20.60±0.34) μm to (23.35±0.65) μm. There was no linear relationship between the film thickness and LEO concentration. Tensile strength (TS) and elongation at