What is Aromatherapy?

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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 41 16
General health 34 12
Anxious mood 29 17
Pain 9 2
Promote relaxation 8 2

Show all 87 reasons taken


  • 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 38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aromatherapy

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

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Aromatherapy

Dosage Patients
daily 15
as needed 10
twice daily 3
four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Aromatherapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Aromatherapy

Duration

Currently using Aromatherapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Aromatherapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 19
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 4
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 11
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Aromatherapy after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
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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: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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