Does anyone here have...

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    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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    Moved to the Holistic Nursing Forum. Good luck!
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    Carla I am open to talk with you about. About what you are interested?
    Love the aromatherapy!
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.


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