Monday, September 19, 2011

Aromatherapy Used in Hospitals to Help Kids Cope with Cancer

Aromatherapy has many benefits, including the ability to help children and adults with stress and anxiety, whether in response to a specific situation, like heading back to school, or the ups and downs of life in general.

Here's a video clip from CBS NEWS featuring another great use for aromatherapy--helping kids cope with the side effects of cancer treatment and recovery.

Forty-two percent of 714 hospitals are now offering some form of alternative therapy or complementary alternative medicine to their patients, including children. These programs do not replace traditional therapies, but do offer support for the healing process.

Check out this clip and post your feedback - do you have experience using aromatherapy with pain management? We'd love to hear your experience with the benefits of using aromatherapy!

1 comment:

NellaSt said...

I think essential oils are a great alternative to medicines, I successfully used them in the past to help me increase my level of energy, and get rid of colds. For example, tea-tree and eucalyptus essential oils are great in helping prevent infections spread, while lemongrass and geranium neutralise smells. There are much more of essential oils uses, and they give you great benefits if you know how to use them.