Wendy N. writes:
Hi Robert, I trust this finds you well. Can you direct me to any research that discusses the use of essential oils & aromatherapy in pain management please? I am currently doing some training at an aged and palliative care facility and this is one of the topics they wish me to cover. Thanks and warmest regards
Hi Wendy, well the simplest thing to do is to go HERE,
and this is probably more than you want, but I don’t have an alternative, simple answer at this point. In general, I’m puzzled that many oils have analgesic effects in animal studies, but they don’t seem to have much effect when used clinically. Well, I’m sure some do, and there are many possibilities, such as valerian or spikenard. Turmeric or myrrh might be good for pain with inflammation. One of the most important things is too use the right amount of oil (5-10%?) and in the right excipient (gel?). That’s my 2 cents anyway.