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  1. 0 anything interesting on aromatherapy? I am doing a research project and just wondering if anyone had anything in there experience that they would like to share with me.
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  3. Visit  EricJRN profile page
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    Moved to the Holistic Nursing Forum. Good luck!
  4. Visit  zuzi profile page
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    Carla I am open to talk with you about. About what you are interested?
    Love the aromatherapy!
  5. Visit  Carla25 profile page
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    I am pretty sure I know what I am going to say during the presentation but I was just wondering what I could pass around to smell. Also the pros and cons of aromatherapy?
  6. Visit  zuzi profile page
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    Send me your presentation to look over...I PM you my email adress.
    Depend of your presentation what aroma you will present.
    Talka after i will see your presentation.
  7. Visit  CharlieRN profile page
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    Playing devils advocate but I would love to have people smell things that are actually very good for them but have sharp or offensive smells. Garlic, onioin, B vits, Penicillin for example and then some pleasant smelling but poisonous items.

    It seems that ought to invalidate the whole premise of aroma therapy.
  8. Visit  loricatus profile page
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  9. Visit  mbobrn profile page
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    Quote from Carla25
    I am pretty sure I know what I am going to say during the presentation but I was just wondering what I could pass around to smell. Also the pros and cons of aromatherapy?
    I used to mention aromatherapy when I taught prenatal classes. I love aromatherapy. One aspect I used to mention is how we can relate a smell to a thought or feeling. I would then break out the freshly baked cookies and mention how for me this smell brought back memories of grandma. Then I would talk about labor preparation and how utilizing certain aromas during practice can be useful when they go into labor. (i.e., using the scents while in labor can "bring back the memory" of the practice).

    I don't know if that makes sense. It actually does when I say it out loud

    Personally, I use tea tree oil a lot. I have also found benefit with lavender (relaxation) and with spearmint (for nausea).

    Good luck with your research and presentation.
    Melissa
  10. Visit  kerrioutlaw profile page
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    I am preparing a final paper on a case study about a patient that has suffered loss of a limb and now suffered a stroke. I am using Callista Roy's Adaptation Theory any suggestions on what to focus on for preparing a POC for this patient Thanks for any help
  11. Visit  Josh L.Ac. profile page
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    Quote from Charleen
    Playing devils advocate but I would love to have people smell things that are actually very good for them but have sharp or offensive smells. Garlic, onion, B Vitus, Penicillin for example and then some pleasant smelling but poisonous items.

    It seems that ought to invalidate the whole premise of aroma therapy.


    Only if every scent activated the same parts of the brain and if "good" or "bad" smells [in the context of what actual ingestion would do to the patient] was the main impetus behind the physiological reaction to the smell.



    If you simplify the explanation down then use "common sense" as the rebuttal, but your simplification is in error, then you invalidate your entire argument. This is quite common with skeptics [I'm a skeptic, BTW] because many tend prejudge the topic, decide it is wacky and therefore the purported mechanism is irrelevant, then erroneously simplify the mechanism of action from their point of view in order to make a rebuttal.
  12. Visit  Thunderwolf profile page
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    The original poster asked for "subject input"....please, let's not stray, folks, from the poster's original intent.

    Thanks.
  13. Visit  Josh L.Ac. profile page
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    Okay fine. I do have an interesting book on aromatherapy called "Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit". The reason why I like it is because it explains individual essential oils from a Classical Chinese Medicine perspective as well as treatments using essential oils with acupressure.


    But for a paper, I would go light on the books and see what is out on pubmed.

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