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#1
Wolfgang Steflitsch
Essential oils (EOs), also known as volatile oils, are concentrated natural plant products which contain volatile aroma compounds. Most EOs are derived by steam distillation, a tradition which can be traced back as many as 5000 years. They possess unique properties which result in various possibilities for application, also in modern medical contexts. Areas for medical aromatherapy include respiratory diseases, pain management or stress alleviation, amongst many others. Different modes of application exist: The rich ingredients can be absorbed by the body by anointment, gentle massage, inhalation, or oral intake of capsules...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230405/variability-of-chemical-compositions-and-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-ruta-chalepensis-leaf-essential-oils-from-three-palestinian-regions
#2
Nidal Jaradat, Lina Adwan, Shadi K'aibni, Abdel Naser Zaid, Munqez J Y Shtaya, Naser Shraim, Mohyeddin Assali
Introduction: Interest in essential oils was recently revived with their popularity increasing in medicine, pharmacy, and aromatherapy. This study was performed to identify the chemical compositions of the essential oil of Ruta chalepensis growing wildly in three regions in Palestine and to assess and compare their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Methods: Identification of the essential oil was performed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210873/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-on-sleep-quality-of-elderly-people-residing-in-a-nursing-home
#3
Saide Faydalı, Funda Çetinkaya
BACKGROUND: Sleep is important for health and quality of life in the elderly, and sleep disturbances are reported to be associated with many of the adverse medical conditions. PURPOSE: This research was carried out to evaluate the effect of inhalation of lavender oil on sleep quality of nursing home residents. METHODS: A questionnaire was used to evaluate sociodemographic characteristics and sleeping properties of the 30 volunteers, enrolled...
January 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200001/effect-of-aromatherapy-massage-on-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-and-fatigue-in-patients-receiving-oxaliplatin-an-open-label-quasi-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#4
Nur Izgu, Leyla Ozdemir, Fatma Bugdayci Basal
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving oxaliplatin may experience peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue. Aromatherapy massage, a nonpharmacological method, may help to control these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this open-label, parallel-group, quasi-randomized controlled pilot study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue in patients receiving oxaliplatin. METHODS: Stratified randomization was used to allocate 46 patients to 2 groups: intervention (n = 22) and control (n = 24)...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199999/effect-of-inhalation-aromatherapy-on-procedural-pain-and-anxiety-after-needle-insertion-into-an-implantable-central-venous-port-catheter-a-quasi-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#5
Ezgi Mutluay Yayla, Leyla Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: Needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter may lead to procedural pain and anxiety in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on procedural pain and anxiety after needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter. METHODS: This study included 123 cancer patients who were scheduled to undergo chemotherapy. Patients were randomly assigned to either the lavender group (n = 41), the eucalyptus group (n = 41), or a control group (n = 41)...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169701/aromatherapy-for-the-relief-of-symptoms-in-burn-patients-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
REVIEW
Jiae Choi, Ju Ah Lee, Zainab Alimoradi, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Aromatherapy is often used to manage several conditions, including pain, psychological distress, and burn-related symptoms. The objective of this review was to assess the current evidence regarding the efficacy of aromatherapy as a treatment for burn wounds. METHODS: The following fifteen databases and trial registries were searched for studies published between their dates of inception and January 2017: AMED, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), as well as six Korean medical databases and four Iranian databases...
November 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157760/the-use-of-aromatherapy-for-postoperative-pain-management-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Varvara Dimitriou, Paraskevi Mavridou, Adamantia Manataki, Dimitrios Damigos
PURPOSE: Aromatherapy (AT) is a complementary therapy recently used in the perianesthetic period. However, the scientific data on its effectiveness are limited. The aim of this systematic review is to present and analyze the results of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that studied the effectiveness of AT as a complementary treatment for postoperative pain. DESIGN: PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched from 1965 to December 2015. Nine randomized controlled trials that met the inclusion criteria were eventually included...
December 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123351/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-with-the-essential-oil-of-orange-on-pain-and-vital-signs-of-patients-with-fractured-limbs-admitted-to-the-emergency-ward-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#8
Davood Hekmatpou, Yasaman Pourandish, Pouran Varvani Farahani, Ramin Parvizrad
Background and Objective: Pain is an emotional and unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. The literature shows no study on the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on unpleasant feelings of patients with fractured limbs. In this regard, this paper aims at studying the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on patients with fractured limbs admitted to the emergency ward. Methods: Sixty patients admitted to the emergency ward of Vali-e-Asr Hospital were selected by purposive sampling method and then were divided into two groups of control and experiment by block method...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122262/effects-of-geranium-aroma-on-anxiety-among-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Razieh Shirzadegan, Mohammad Gholami, Shirin Hasanvand, Mehdi Birjandi, Afsaneh Beiranvand
OBJECTIVE: The is study examined the effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with AMI. METHODS: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial recruited 80 patients with AMI through convenience sampling. The patients were allocated to geranium and placebo groups (n = 40 each) using stratified block randomization. On the second day of admission three drops of geranium essential oil and placebo were poured on absorbing patches attached inside the oxygen masks of the geranium and placebo groups, respectively...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107312/using-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-to-treat-pain-and-agitation-in-dementia-a-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-from-long-term-care-with-potential-use-in-critical-care
#10
REVIEW
Alison R Anderson, Jie Deng, Robert S Anthony, Sebastian A Atalla, Todd B Monroe
The risk of pain in adults with dementia worsens with advancing age. Painful comorbidities may be underassessed and inadequately treated. Receiving treatment in critical care settings may indicate greater occurrences of pain and complications. Pain may exacerbate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as agitation. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies may alleviate pain and BPSD, and continuity of therapy may bolster these therapeutic effects. This review did not reveal an apparent benefit of aromatherapy; however, improvements in BPSD have been shown previously...
December 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098462/aromatherapy-composition-of-the-gaseous-phase-at-equilibrium-with-liquid-bergamot-essential-oil
#11
Antonella Leggio, Vanessa Leotta, Emilia Lucia Belsito, Maria Luisa Di Gioia, Emanuela Romio, Ilaria Santoro, Domenico Taverna, Giovanni Sindona, Angelo Liguori
This work compares the composition at different temperatures of gaseous phase of bergamot essential oil at equilibrium with the liquid phase. A new GC-MS methodology to determine quantitatively the volatile aroma compounds was developed. The adopted methodology involved the direct injection of headspace gas into injection port of GC-MS system and of known amounts of the corresponding authentic volatile compounds. The methodology was validated. This study showed that gaseous phase composition is different from that of the liquid phase at equilibrium with it...
November 2, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089207/massage-has-no-observable-effect-on-distress-in-children-with-burns-a-randomized-observer-blinded-trial
#12
Monique van Dijk, Linda Anne O'Flaherty, Tessa Hoedemaker, Joost van Rosmalen, Heinz Rode
IMPORTANCE: In a previous observational study we found that massage therapy reduced anxiety and stress in pediatric burn patients. We aimed to test this effect in a randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether (1) aromatherapy massage can provide relaxation to hospitalized children with burns; (2) massage with aromatherapy oil is more effective than without; and (3) massage sessions are more effective when repeated. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Randomized controlled clinical trial with 3 arms conducted in a burns unit from April 2013 to December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071755/effect-of-aromatherapy-massage-on-anxiety-depression-and-physiologic-parameters-in-older-patients-with-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#13
Tahereh Bahrami, Nahid Rejeh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Seyed Davood Tadrisi, Christina Sieloff
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on anxiety, depression, and physiologic parameters in older patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 90 older women with acute coronary syndrome. The participants were randomly assigned into the intervention and control groups (n = 45). The intervention group received reflexology with lavender essential oil, but the control group only received routine care...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043282/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-treatment-on-fatigue-and-relaxation-for-mothers-during-the-early-puerperal-period-in-japan-a-pilot-study
#14
Kyoko Asazawa, Yoshihiro Kato, Atsuko Yamaguchi, Asako Inoue
BACKGROUND: Early in the postpartum period, mothers are often nervous and tired from the delivery, breast-feeding and caring for a new-born. The aim of this study was to evaluate the process and outcome of using aromatherapy treatments to increase relaxation and decrease fatigue for mothers during the first to the seventh day of the postpartum period. METHODS: This non-randomized controlled study with a quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate scores in relaxation and fatigue before and after the intervention...
October 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026997/a-systematic-review-of-integrative-clinical-trials-for-supportive-care-in-pediatric-oncology-a-report-from-the-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-t-cm-collaborative
#15
REVIEW
Andrea L Radossi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison, Caroline J Diorio, Raquel Similio, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Elena J Ladas
PURPOSE: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use in children with cancer is well established among high-income, upper middle-income, low-middle-income, and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC, respectively). In HIC, a developing body of evidence exists for several T&CM therapies; however, evidence in other income settings is less well described despite a significantly higher use when compared to reports from HIC. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for T&CM for a variety of supportive care indications among children with cancer...
October 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025275/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-minority-and-medically-underserved-oncology-patients-assessment-and-implications
#16
Desiree Jones, Lorenzo Cohen, Alyssa G Rieber, Diana Urbauer, Bryan Fellman, Michael J Fisch, Arlene Nazario
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in minority and medically underserved oncology patients is not well documented. We assessed knowledge and utilization of CAM in a sample of these patients receiving treatment at an urban community hospital. METHODS: Patients with cancer were interviewed using an electronic application that depicted specific CAM therapies. Patients were questioned on their knowledge and utilization of therapies, deterrents to use, and interest in using these therapies if they were made available...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992823/impact-of-music-therapy-on-dementia-behaviors-a-literature-review
#17
Nora Fakhoury, Nathaniel Wilhelm, Kristen F Sobota, Kelly R Kroustos
Worldwide, dementia is the most important contributor to disability in elderly patients. Treating patients with dementia can be challenging for clinicians because of the numerous behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The Dementia Action Alliance and American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria promote nonpharmacological and behavioral treatments as first-line therapy to manage BPSD to avoid adverse events associated with antipsychotic medications. Some of the nonpharmacologic therapies proposed for BPSD include: music therapy (MT), light therapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage, and animal-assisted therapy...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985917/effect-of-aromatherapy-via-inhalation-on-the-sleep-quality-and-fatigue-level-in-people-undergoing-hemodialysis
#18
Gamze Muz, Sultan Taşcı
The most common problems in hemodialysis patients are sleep disorders and fatigue. This randomized-controlled experimental study was conducted to determine the effect of aromatherapy applied by inhalation on sleep quality and fatigue level in hemodialysis patients. The study was completed in five hemodialysis centers settled in two provinces with 27 intervention group patients and 35 controls, being totally 62 patients, recruited with simple randomization. Ethical approval, informed consent from the individuals and institutional permission were obtained...
October 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976483/part-ii-the-effects-of-aromatherapy-and-guided-imagery-for-the-symptom-management-of-anxiety-pain-and-insomnia-in-critically-ill-patients-an-integrative-review-of-current-literature
#19
Naheed Meghani, Mary Fran Tracy, Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, Ruth Lindquist
This review is part II of a 2-part series that presents evidence on the effectiveness of aromatherapy and guided imagery for the symptom management of anxiety, pain, and insomnia in adult critically ill patients. Evidence from this review supports the use of aromatherapy for management of pain, insomnia, and anxiety in critically ill patients. Evidence also supports the use of guided imagery for managing these symptoms in critical care; however, the evidence is sparse, mixed, and weak. More studies with larger samples and stronger designs are needed to further establish efficacy of guided imagery for the management of anxiety, pain, and insomnia of critically ill patients; to accomplish this, standardized evidence-based intervention protocols to ensure comparability and to establish optimal effectiveness are needed...
November 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953837/emotionally-responsive-wearable-technology-and-stress-detection-for-affective-disorders
#20
Jenny Tillotson
As humans, we are born with no knowledge of odour. Our sense of smell is linked directly to the limbic system, the emotional part of our brain responsible for memory and behaviour, and therefore, our individual sense of smell is based purely on life's deep experiences and impressions. The roots of "Aromatherapy" can be traced back more than 3,500 years, to a time when essential oils were first recorded in human history for their therapeutic and medicinal properties. However, in the 21(st) century, it remains one of the most controversial complementary therapies applied in medicine because of its pseudoscience connotations and limited available data on health benefits, despite the importance of smell on human health...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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