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Can Aromatherapy Enhance Quality of Life in Elder Care Facilities?

Posted by Mark Kohoot on

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections report, the year 2030 will mark an important demographic turning point for the U.S.  At this time, all baby boomers will be older than 65 and every 1 in 5 Americans will be of retirement age. Realistically, many of those born in the first half of this generation — individuals in their late 70s and early 80s — will already reside in assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care facilities. Adding another level of complexity to the boomer dynamic is their relative wealth, when taken as a whole. As a generation, Boomers have amassed...

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Aeroscena® Labs Opens Essential Oil Clinical Research and Development Assets to the Public

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  Aeroscena®, the global leader in the research and development of medically-recognized clinical aromatherapy formulas, has opened up its essential oil R&D capabilities to the public. These assets include fMRI, MC/GC testing and clinical trial support, resulting in the first contract research organization of its kind to focus on essential oils.   CLEVELAND (PRWEB) JUNE 26, 2018 Aeroscena®, the recognized leader in evidence-based clinical aromatherapy, is opening its essential oil research and development assets to the public. The company is now able to offer a broad range of services ranging from purity and quality testing, to fMRI and full clinical trial support in cooperation with their...

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Aromatherapy as a First-Line Pain Management Treatment in Clinical Settings

Posted by Mark Kohoot on

Aromatherapy has been co-opted by many companies which have infused it with a “new-age” sensibility that, understandably, leaves medical professionals cold. The truth is that there are many studies that demonstrate aromatherapy’s efficacy as a first-line treatment for pain management in clinical settings, including post-surgical recovery units and maternity centers. A 2016 systemic review and meta-analysis of existing research into aromatherapy’s pain management effects (1) found there was a significant positive effect (compared to placebo or treatments as usual controls) in reducing pain reported on a visual analog scale. It was effective in treating several types of pain, but showed the...

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Veterinary Clinics Can Benefit from the Use of Clinical Aromatherapy

Posted by Mark Kohoot on

When wild dogs, wolves, cats and horses are sick they seek out certain plants to eat in order to get well. However, as these animals became domesticated, they lost much of this instinct as their access to wild plants lessened. Clinical aromatherapy is one way in which to safely give animals access to some of the same healing compounds they used to find in the wild. One of the most useful essential oils we know of is lavender(1), especially as it pertains to stress management. Lavender oil has shown great promise in scientific studies on both animals and in humans for reduction of...

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Clinical Research Demonstrates Ascents® Nausea Relief Formula May Outperform Pharmaceutical Protocols for PONV

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Aeroscena®, the parent company and research division of Ascents® clinical aromatherapy, is teaming up with one of the top children's hospitals in the nation to study pediatric post-operative nausea and vomiting. The IRB study is currently in process and is expected to publish in June. Early results show that in a randomized, double-blind study, Ascents® Nausea Relief No. 44 outperformed the pharmaceutical protocol normally followed in post-anesthesia care. This research is extremely promising, as PONV is an incredibly problematic side effect with reported incidences of 30% overall and 80% in high-risk patients.(1)  Additionally, it can cause a number of serious medical issues for those recovering. Complications include aspiration of gastric contents and...

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