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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429932/the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-for-pregnancy-related-low-back-and-or-pelvic-girdle-pain-an-online-survey
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Ciara M Hughes, S D Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Julie E M McCullough
Low back and pelvic girdle pain (LBPGP) is a common complaint among pregnant women, which increases throughout pregnancy and women use various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Using an online survey, CAM treatments used by pregnant women in the UK and their perceptions of these therapies to relieve LBPGP were investigated. 191 women completed the survey and 70% experienced LBPGP lasting more than one week. Over half of women who sought treatment from a GP or physiotherapist were dissatisfied...
February 2, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419673/aromatherapy-for-managing-menopausal-symptoms-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiae Choi, Hye Won Lee, Ju Ah Lee, Hyun-Ja Lim, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Aromatherapy is often used as a complementary therapy for women's health. This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as a management for menopausal symptoms. METHODS: Eleven electronic databases will be searched from inception to February 2018. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated any type of aromatherapy against any type of control in individuals with menopausal symptoms will be eligible. The methodological quality will be assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397442/efficacy-of-aromatherapy-for-reducing-pain-during-labor-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rajavadi Tanvisut, Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Theera Tongsong
BACKGROUND: Many strategies for labor pain management have been studied, including aromatherapy, which is a noninvasive, alternative medicine used as an adjunct for labor pain control. Nevertheless, the results were contradictory. Therefore, we conducted this study to determine the effectiveness of aromatherapy for reducing pain during labor. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was carried out on Thai laboring primigravidae who were a low-risk singleton pregnancy undergoing vaginal delivery...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389470/aromatherapy-massage-with-lavender-essential-oil-and-the-prevention-of-disability-in-adl-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ahmad Nasiri, Mohammad Azim Mahmodi
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis is considered as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders which leads to joint degeneration and consequently disability in activities of daily living. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy massage with lavender essence on activities of daily living of patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: This is a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. A total of 90 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee referring to the outpatient rheumatology clinics affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences were selected via convenience sampling method...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361069/evidence-based-nonpharmacological-practices-to-address-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia
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Kezia Scales, Sheryl Zimmerman, Stephanie J Miller
Background and Objectives: To draw from systematic and other literature reviews to identify, describe, and critique nonpharmacological practices to address behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSDs) and provide evidence-based recommendations for dementia care especially useful for potential adopters. Research Design and Methods: A search of systematic and other literature reviews published from January 2010 through January 2017. Nonpharmacological practices were summarized to describe the overall conceptual basis related to effectiveness, the practice itself, and the size and main conclusions of the evidence base...
January 18, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300393/-comparison-of-chemical-composition-of-selected-essential-oils-used-in-respiratory-diseases
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Małgorzata Kucharska, Jadwiga A Szymańska, Wiktor Wesołowski, Elżbieta Bruchajzer, Barbara Frydrych
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are fragrances extracted from plants. They have a smooth consistency and pleasant smell. Essential oils have been applied in aromatherapy, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical products. The aim of the study was to analyze the composition of selected essential oils used in respiratory diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The qualitative analysis was performed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry. For the study 6 essential oils available in Polish shops and used in various respiratory diseases were chosen...
December 19, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299520/the-efficacy-of-lavender-aromatherapy-in-reducing-preoperative-anxiety-in-ambulatory-surgery-patients-undergoing-procedures-in-general-otolaryngology
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Michael Wotman, Joshua Levinger, Lillian Leung, Aron Kallush, Elizabeth Mauer, Ashutosh Kacker
Background: Preoperative anxiety is a common problem in hospitals and other health care centers. This emotional state has been shown to negatively impact patient satisfaction and outcomes. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants, may offer a simple, low-risk and cost-effective method of managing preoperative anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lavender aromatherapy in reducing preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298498/phytochemical-analysis-of-flower-from-pandanus-odorifer-forssk-kuntze-for-industrial-application
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Noohi Nasim, Jay Krishna Behera, I Sriram Sandeep, V V RamaRao, Basudeba Kar, Antaryami Mishra, Sanghamitra Nayak, Sujata Mohanty
Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze is an economically important aromatic plant. The essential oil from male flowers is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics and as food flavouring agent. Phenylethyl methyl ether (PEME), the major constituent of essential oil, gives the chief characteristic fragrance to the oil. In the present study, 180 samples from 12 different regions were collected and hydrodistilled for essential oil isolation. The oil was then subjected to GC and GC-MS analysis to find out the percentage of the constituents...
January 4, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288755/essential-oil-of-citrus-lumia-risso-phytochemical-profile-antioxidant-properties-and-activity-on-the-central-nervous-system
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Antonella Smeriglio, Susanna Alloisio, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Marcella Denaro, Jianbo Xiao, Laura Cornara, Domenico Trombetta
The use of essential oils (EOs) is known since long time in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various oxidative stress-related disorders and has been further increased recently for their neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials as well as for reducing anxiety and stress. The purpose of this work was to evaluate, for the first time, the chemical composition of Citrus lumia Risso EO and its antioxidant, anti-cholinesterase, and neuroactive properties by cell-free and cell-based assays...
December 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241288/-aromatherapy-from-traditional-and-scientific-evidence-into-clinical-practice
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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