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Using aromatherapy in the management of psoriasis

18 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Complementary therapy

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious, inflammatory skin disease, which may be itchy, uncomfortable and psychologically distressing. People with psoriasis often...

Complementary therapies in long-stay neurologyin-patient settings

28 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

THIS PILOT study was conducted to address the shortage of research into complementary therapies and does so by showing the differing impacts of aromatherapy,...

Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with life-limiting conditions

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Aim To quantify use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children with non-malignant, life-limiting illness. Method A self-administered questionnaire...

Aromatherapy and massage: the evidence

01 July 2003

Paediatric Nursing


The use of complementary therapies in children’s health care is widespread (Ernst 1999, Simpson et al 1998). A review by Kemper (2001) showed that up to 75 per cent...

Delivering aromatherapy and massage in a day centre

08 December 2011

Learning Disability Practice


A massage and aromatherapy therapy group was set up at a day centre for people who have learning disabilities. The authors describe the involvement of clients and...