Aromatherapy for Mitigating Pain and Anxiety in Cases of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome by Becker, S.
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Aromatherapy may be an effective and safe method of controlling the pain and inflammation experienced by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) sufferers.
Studies showing the ability of essential oil and aromatic extracts to interact with pain-related cell receptors and nociceptors suggest that essential oils can directly reduce pain. In addition, inhalation of specific essential oils has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety.
This study examines specific aromatic formulations and their efficacy in controlling EDS-related pain and anxiety symptoms. Preliminary results indicate aromatherapy is an effective complementary modality for EDS-related pain, and may be effective as a complementary modality for EDS-related anxiety.
This article is published in the Spring 2021 (9.4) issue of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (IJPHA).
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