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Posted by: Hilary John , 12 Apr 2013 6:46PM
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Aromatherapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Does anyone have any experience of this in general as this is something that has come up with a case study and is of interest to me to persue further. Thanks in advance. Hilary


Maria Varela
3 May 2013 10:18PM

This article might help - I had a similar case recently and waiting to hear some feedback http://www.integrative-healthcare.org/mt/archives/2005/08/aromatherapy_co.html
Hilary John
3 May 2013 10:30PM

Thank you for this - funnily enough i had already found and printed off this article :-) If you get anymore feedback i would be grateful to hear it. x
Maria Varela
3 May 2013 10:56PM

Not much help then :) Some of these I would consider: Benzoin: It can help the mind to let go of painful emotions, past grievances and resentment Clary Sage: It lifts the spirit and helps detachment from emotionally difficult or painful situations Roman Chamomile: It brings inner peace and contentment, and calms all sense of fretting or fear Petitgrain: can be used to banish negative energies and protect against mental anguish. It helps to release anger and panic and can heal emotional wounds
Claudia McIlroy
13 Jun 2013 10:12AM

Hello, did you see the research http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=post+traumatic+stress+disorder+%26+aromatherapy and http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/568309_2 >>> 'Herbal Interventions, Nutritional Supplements and Aromatherapy Werneke et al. [2*] conducted an extensive database search and identified 2007 studies of herbal remedies and nutritional supplements in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The authors found that kava (Piper methysticum) was the most researched remedy for anxiety and that there was good evidence for its anxiolytic effect. A Cochrane review reported by Pittler and Ernst,[14] which included 11 RCTs involving 645 patients, showed that kava is the only herbal remedy that has been proven to be effective in reducing anxiety. All of these trials showed the anxiolytic effects of kava to be superior to those of placebo. In a recent review, Ernst[15*] warned that, although it has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety, kava cannot be recommended for clinical use because of an association with hepatotoxicity, which has led to its withdrawal from the UK market. He emphasized the importance of conducting large, long-term clinical trials to investigate the effects of herbal medicines, which are usually moderate and tend to appear after prolonged periods of use.' and https://www.achs.edu/aromatherapy-can-help-ptsd and http://voices.yahoo.com/treating-ptsd-aromatherapy-1836606.html >>> with essential oil suggestions: 'Massage: 5 drops lavender essential oil 5 drops roman chamomile essential oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil 4 drops orange essential oil 4 drops basil essential oil 2 drops peru balsam essential oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil 4 drops atlas cedarwood essential oil 3 drops neroli essential oil 3 drops vetiver essential oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil Mister: 60 drops lavender essential oil 40 drops celery essential oil 40 drops lemongrass essential oil 10 drops basil essential oil 4 ounces pure water 50 drops atlas cedarwood essential oil 50 drops basil essential oil 50 drops roman chamomile essential oil 4 ounces pure water 75 drops orange essential oil 40 drops neroli essential oil 35 drops basil essential oil 4 ounces pure water' Rgds, Claudia
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