Leading medical experts recommend Aromatherapy.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD. Vice-Chair & Professor of
Surgery- Columbia University Medical Center.
"Aromatherapy is effective because it works directly on the amygdala, the brain's emotional center."
"This has important consequences because the thinking part of the brain can't inhibit the effects of the scent, meaning you feel them instantaneously. Of the many uses of aromatherapy, pain relief is only one; anxiety reduction and rejuvenation are other common objectives."
Dr. Andrew Weil, MD. Director at Arizona Center
of Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona.
"Aromatherapy is the most exciting of all the complementary health care modalities."
"In England in 2002, researchers found that applying lemon balm oil to the faces and arms of patients with severe dementia reduced their agitation by 35 percent. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. At Wesleyan University in Connecticut, researchers found that the scent of lavender increased deep, restful sleep for men and women; a Korean study published in 2006 came to the same conclusion, but included only women."
Dr. Daniel Amen, MD. Neuroscientist, Double
board certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist.
"Smells have an effect on moods."
"The right smells likely cool the deep limbic system. Pleasing fragrances are like an anti-inflammatory. By surrounding yourself with flowers, sweet fragrances, and other pleasant smells, you affect the working of your brain in a powerful and positive way."