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The purpose of our blog is to share with our viewer's aromatherapy and CAM updates and features other related topics from the wider field of complementary healthcare which we hope you will enjoy. Before continuing please view our disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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The Role of Aromatherapy in Maternity Care

By law only midwives can practice midwifery and provide care and deliver babies, with notable exceptions. Women today are demanding more control of choices in maternity care. Evaluation and audit of maternity services has encouraged questions into the necessity of many traditional practices, and care has been adapted accordingly including the use of aromatherapy.

What Does The IFA’s PSA Status Mean for it's Members?

Quite simply, by displaying the IFA PSA logo on your website and marketing platforms the public and potential employers will have more confidence in choosing you as a therapist, as you are regulated by a body that is approved by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), a UK body accountable to parliament, gaining you more clients and giving you better workplace options as it is widely acknowledged as a mark of quality.

Biochemical Aromatherapy and Stress

In response to a given worry or perceived threat, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is activated, which is the emotional centre of our brain where we transform our emotional responses into physical responses. Various biochemicals HPA triggers in relation to stress - the production and release of neurotransmitters, hormones and proteins and essential oils that counteract it:

New Study Reveals CBD Oil Helps Lessen Pain & Anxiety

A new study from researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has revealed that CBD oil is an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and stress. The study looked at the compound’s overall impact on the quality of life of participants, its tolerability, and how different dosing may affect results. Brits have expressed the desire to use holistic remedies

Wellness at Work: An Aromatic Solution

To test the potential of Aromatherapy as a work-based stress management tool, an in-house clinic was set up for members of staff at a University. The Aromatherapy Clinic was temporarily organised to support staff through the process of reconfiguration and to evaluate the level of interest and the potential value of continuing to provide such in-house wellbeing support in future.

Understanding What Your Qualification Equates to

When you undertake an aromatherapy course it is important to understand what your qualification amounts to in terms of career prospects and the difference between an Award, Certificate and a Diploma. These are set by a variety of government led examining boards in the UK. The credit system is designed so that credits can be transferred and reduce repetition of units.

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