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Healing scents: An overview of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Individuals in emotional distress are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for the prevention and treatment of emotional distress is aromatherapy. This article describes the physiological effects of scent, reviews the research on aromatherapy, presents practical information on the use of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress, and suggests resources for additional training and education.

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Publication
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 46(10), 46-52
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
aromatherapy, physiological effects, scent clinical uses