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Medical Aromatherapy "Comfort Care" Pharmacology & Essential Oils

Used as a complement to medical treatment this branch of aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote relief and treatment of medically diagnosed ailments.Research chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefossé, who coined the term aromatherapy and considered by many to be the founder of modern aromatherapy, was among the first medical aromatherapists.Gattefossé researched essential oils for their antiseptic properties in his laboratory and, when serving as a medic during World War II, he used them therapeutically with patients while undergoing surgery to ward off infections. Thus, modern day medical aromatherapy was born. Today, medical aromatherapy is primarily practiced in France where it first originated in parallel to the development of pharmacology.  In the U.S. “medical aromatherapy” is practiced as a “comfort care” measure in...

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Aromatherapy Branches of Specialization

Like medicine with its areas of specialization aromatherapy, too, is becoming known for different areas of practice and specialization.Here are just a few areas of aromatherapy specialization currently practiced. Cosmetic and Spa Aromatherapy These are therapies that use essential oils for the skin, body, face and hair. This area of the aromatherapy industry is seeing incredible growth with the development of many cosmetic and spa products. These products are developed and used for a wide variety of beauty and wellness effects such as cleansing, toning and moisturizing. An especial area of focus in the cosmetic and spa branch of aromatherapy is healthy skin. Aromatic oils have been used since ancient times for beautification and healing. The Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, who...

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