What is Aromatherapy?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Essential Oils Candles Aromatherapy Creams Show all

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Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils (EOs), and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stress 39 15
General health 31 10
Anxious mood 26 16
Promote relaxation 8 2
Pain 7 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
34

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aromatherapy

Side effect Patients
Cough 1
Daytime sleepiness 1
Increased sex drive (libido) 1
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Aromatherapy

Dosage Patients
daily 17
as needed 8
twice daily 2
four times daily 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 19
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 4
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 11
Not specified 14
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1 patient evaluation for Aromatherapy

Apr 24, 2009 (Started Jan 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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