The Use of Essential Oils as a Complementary Treatment for Anxiety
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 1-5
Received: Aug. 8, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 20, 2014; Published: Sep. 17, 2014
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Fradelos E., State Mental Hospital of Attica “Daphne”, Greece
Komini A., Athens, Greece
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Abstract
Mental disorders occur in people in all countries, societies and in all ethnic groups, regardless socio-economic order with more frequent anxiety disorders. Through the process of time many treatment have been applied in order to address this complex mental issue. People with anxiety disorders can benefit from a variety of treatments and services. Following an accurate diagnosis, possible treatments include psychological treatments and mediation. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) plays a significant role in health care systems. Patients with chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, chronic neck and backache, headache, digestive problems and mental health conditions (including insomnia, depression, and anxiety) were high users of CAM therapies. Aromatherapy is a holistic method of treatment, using essential oils. There are several essential oils that can help in reducing anxiety disorders and as a result the embodied events that they may cause.
Keywords
Essential Oils, Anxiety, Treatment
To cite this article
Fradelos E., Komini A., The Use of Essential Oils as a Complementary Treatment for Anxiety, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Mental Health Care: Aspects, Challenges and Perspectives. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2015040201.11
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