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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.
Lavender – the Quintessential Oil
There is no doubt, lavender, alongside rose, is one of the most useful, dynamic, essential oils. It’s beneficial properties are numerous. An amazing skin healing agent, Lavender’s cleansing, anti-microbial, pain relieving, calming and emotionally uplifting qualities, renders it one of the best first aid oils to have in your collection.
Palliative and Elderly Care Using Aromatherapy
Conventional drugs often have many side effects and take a week or more to work. Chemical drugs are regularly given product licenses although exact mechanisms for them are not understood. According to the AOT Assessment, 75% of all currently available treatments have not had sufficient scientific scrutiny.
Essential Oils in Historical Context
The history of essential oils is inseparably entwined in the evolution of medicine, evidenced through ancient medicinal texts and artefacts left by civilisations living over 5,000 years ago. Applied in the form of fumigants, incense, cleansers, antiseptics, antibiotics, bactericides and preservatives, as well as psychosomatic ....
Understanding What Your Qualification Equates to
When you undertake an aromatherapy course it is important to understand what your qualification amounts 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.
Aromatherapy and the Sense of Smell
When they are inhaled through the nostrils, essential oil molecules are taken up deep into the brain. Just how the tiny aromatic molecules pass into the bloodstream is not entirely understood as yet, but research has shown that they come into contact with the part of the brain which regulates the nervous and hormonal systems in our bodies.
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