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  Year: 2012 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 3-4 | Pages: 70-74
  Review Article
  SOME IMPLICATIONS OF USING AROMATHERAPY AS COMPLEMENTARY METHOD IN ONCOLOGY SETTING
Renata Martinec
  DOI: 10.2298/AOO1204070M
  Abstract:
  Aromatherapy is related to the controlled use of essential oils obtained from the named botanical sources. Results of a number of investigations show that chemically active substances in essential oils could have positive effect on different physiological, psychological, endocrine and immunological functions. Because of useful effectiveness on human well-being, aromatherapy could be a part of the complementary therapies practiced by rehabilitation and different health care professionals in hospital, hospice and community settings. Also, it can be used to enhance the quality of life in cancer patients and to help control the side-effects and symptoms of the disease. Because of specific psychophysiological reactions in cancer patients, application of aromatherapy demands a serious approach in evaluation of the patient’s needs, essential oils’ selections, planning of treatment and monitoring.
  Key words: Aromatherapy; Complementary Therapies; Neoplasms; Medical Oncology
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