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Scent Habituation and Aromatherapy: Combatting Olfactory Fatigue in Clinical Application

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  Scent Habituation (also known as Olfactory Fatigue, or “nose blindness”) is the inability to distinguish or “smell” a particular scent as the result of ongoing exposure. The rate at and degree to which humans habituate to scent varies based on the individual as well as the scent itself. While the phenomenon of scent habituation in humans has been studied extensively, the ways in which it impacts the efficacy of aromatherapeutic interventions have been less well analyzed. In this article, we will take a closer look at the mechanisms of olfactory fatigue and its potential impact on the use of aromatherapy,...

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Nebraska Children’s Hospital Researchers Publish Study Demonstrating Successful Use of Ascents® Clinical Aromatherapy to Decrease Pain and Nausea, Improve Mood

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Dr. Meaghann Weaver of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) recently published the results of her palliative care study utilizing Aeroscena®'s Ascents®-brand clinical aromatherapy inhalers in Cambridge University Press’ journal Palliative and Supportive Care. Researchers found that the three Ascents aromatherapy formulas used in the study represented an effective supportive care intervention for pediatric patients experiencing pain, nausea, and anxiety.   CLEVELAND (PRWEB) August 27, 2019 New research[1] carried out by Dr. Meaghann Weaver at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha, Neb.) has demonstrated that Aeroscena's Ascents-brand clinical aromatherapy formulas represent an effective supportive care intervention for pediatric patients experiencing pain,...

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What is Clinical Aromatherapy?

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At its most basic, aromatherapy is the use of scent for therapeutic purposes. Aromatherapy has been around for as long as humans have been gathering plants. Before the distillation process was invented, plants could be crushed manually in order to release their scent. But essential oil distillation is an ancient process in and of itself; some say it was invented as early as 4500 BC, likely by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, who used aromatic plant extracts for cosmetics, medicine, burial rituals — even to flavor food. These cultures handed down the knowledge of plants’ useful properties from generation to generation, but the only proof...

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Functional Fragrance vs. Aromatherapy: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re familiar with aromatherapy, you may have started to notice a new scent-related term popping up: “functional fragrance.” But what is functional fragrance? And how does it differ from aromatherapy? At its most basic level, aromatherapy is a type of functional fragrance, especially as more and better research comes to light regarding its positive health effects. From insomnia and anxiety to chemotherapy- and pregnancy-induced nausea, essential oils are showing up in clinical environments across the U.S. and around the world to offer patients symptomatic relief. However, while all aromatherapy falls under the broader umbrella of functional fragrance, not all functional fragrance is aromatherapy....

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Aeroscena® Featured in Hotel Business Magazine

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CLEVELAND—Non-pharmaceutical remedies provide a natural alternative for common ailments. While these products may be gaining traction, they’re rarely found in a hotel guestroom—which could be just the place that needs these products the most. Aeroscena, a Cleveland-based clinical aromatherapy company, provides these alternatives that help with pain, sleep, stress and nausea, and which even curb late-night cravings, all common when on the road. In addition, the aromas can also create signature scents for hotels, a powerful branding device. The company provides hotel partners with its Ascents® Diffuser systems, an ambient diffuser combined with a patented solid essential oil gel, which...

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