Using aromatherapy in the management of psoriasis
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Using aromatherapy in the management of psoriasis

Debrae Walsh Senior Lecturer, Community/Nursing Studies, Homerton School of Health Studies, Cambridge

Psoriasis is an uncomfortable, inflammatory skin disease for which there is no cure but which can be managed at an acceptable level for the individual. This article explores the use of aromatherapy as an alternative management approach. The author describes a range of treatment outcomes, which show both physiological and psychological benefits

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious, inflammatory skin disease, which may be itchy, uncomfortable and psychologically distressing. People with psoriasis often feel self-conscious and embarrassed about the appearance of their skin (Venables 1994).

Nursing Standard. 11, 15, 53-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.11.15.53.s68

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