News & Articles Year 2006

 

News & Articles - Year 2006

 

Research Reference - Aromatherapy on Skin

 

AromaArt has been leading our graduates to various Nursing Homes and Day Care Centres performing volunteer massages to patients and the elderly since 1998. Through these years, we have yielded many positive results from aromatherapy and touch on the patients.
 
With such positive results, we would like to embark on a clinical research on the benefits of aromatherapy on patients, starting from skin conditions. We hope that such effort would aid us to clinically quantify the effects that may in turn aid healthcare personnel to integrate such therapy within their environment to better help their patients.
 
The following are some examples of positive results of aromatherapy application on skin that have been compiled by healthcare personnel for references. We hope that these references will assist aromatherapists in their practice and we welcome assistance and contributions in any capacity towards our research and development.

 

 

 

Case Study: Madam Loong

 

 

 

  • Female patient. Age: 85 years old

  • Medical history: Cataract which was operated on.

  • General health condition: Good

  • Case condition: Patient had developed an abscess on lower right arm near the elbow. Inflamed and swollen abscess caused pain and discomfort to patient.

  • Method recommended & used: 1st Day - Applied Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil neat on the abscess.

Day 1

  • 2nd Day - Applied hot towel compress on affected area to reduce swelling and Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil applied neat on the abscess. Afterwards, a blend of German Chamomile essential oil and St. John's Wort carrier oil was applied on the affected area.

Day 2

  • 3rd Day - Pus flowed out of the abscess. More pus was cleaned out of the open wound and Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil applied on it. Proper dressing of the wound was done by a nurse. Patient was advised to drink more water to flush out toxins.

  • 4th Day - Wound was properly cleaned and Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil applied on it, before dressing up the wound.

Day 4 (Morning)

Day 4 (Afternoon)

  • 5th Day - No essential oil applied, only proper dressing was done on the wound.

Day 5

  • 6th Day - Wound was properly cleaned and Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil applied on it, before dressing up the wound.

Day 6

  • 7th Day - No essential oil applied, only proper dressing was done on the wound.

 

Day 7

  • 8th Day - In the morning, no essential oil applied, only proper dressing was done on the wound. In the afternoon, wound was properly cleaned and Lavender essential oil applied on it, before dressing up the wound.

  • Patient was advised to spray Lavender floral water on a cotton wool and pad it on the affected area till it fully healed.

Day 9 & Day 10

 

 
 

 

 

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