WELLNESS LIBRARY

We understand that customers may have health questions or want to know about the scientific evidence related to our home health products.  Numerous studies have been done in a variety of fields to research and document the benefits of heat, cold, and aromatherapy.  To help you learn more about these therapeutic approaches and become well-informed consumers, we have gathered a list of independent resources and articles on the topics of heat, cold and aromatherapy, and we will continue to build this library as we discover additional information.

 

You may also want to check out the health benefits of our unique blend of herbs.

 Arthritis, Lupus, & Other Muscle/Joint Conditions 


This study clearly shows that aromatherapy has major effects on decreasing pain and depression levels. Based on the experiment's findings, authors suggest that aromatherapy can be a useful nursing intervention for arthritis patients. 

  • College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15778570

 

 

 Alzheimer’s, Anxiety 


”Aromatherapy with essential (lemon) balm oil is a safe and effective treatment for clinically significant agitation in people with severe dementia, with additional benefits for key quality of life parameters.” 

  • Wolfson Research Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

  • Article on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12143909


”Lavender oil administered in an aroma stream shows modest efficacy in the treatment of agitated behaviour in patients with severe dementia.” 

  • University of Southampton, School of Medicine, Community Clinical Sciences Research Division, Memory Assessment and Research Unit, MoorgreenHospital, Southampton, UK.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=11994882 


Study results indicate that “lemon balm extract is of value in the management of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and has a positive effect on agitation in such patients with no evidenced side effects.” 

  • Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12810768

 

 

 

 Recovering From Surgery 


”Cryotherapy (the application of cold) has been shown to reduce pain effectively in the post-operative period after reconstructive surgery of the joints.” 

  • Department of Orthopaedics, Ostra University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=8896090


Cold therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for people recovering from arthroscopic lateral retinacular release (knee surgery). 

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=1945511

 

 

 

 Cold & Flu 


Aromatics has been shown to help people with chronic airway obstruction. 

  • Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Free Hospital and University College Medical School, London, UK.

  • Abtract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12804077

 

 

 

 Menstrual Cramp Relief, Headaches, Stress, Sore Muscles &      Other Situational Discomfort 

 

Heat therapy products can help relieve the discomfort that accompanies muscle spasms and associated menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea). 

  • Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1999.

  • Continuous, low-level, topical heat therapy was superior to acetaminophen for the treatment of dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) according to a study by the CEDRA Clinical Research, LLC in Austin Texas. 

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15493566

 

“Heat will help ease your pain, relax tense, painful muscles and increase the regional flow of blood.” 
 

 

 

 Muscle Pain & Injuries 

 

Professional baseball players and athletic trainers observe benefits from continuous, low-level heat therapy products. 

  • Podium presentation, National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, June 2002.

  • ”The use of cryotherapy, (the application of cold) is an established method when treating acute soft tissue injuries. Cold is also used to reduce the recovery time as part of the rehabilitation programme both after acute injuries and in the treatment of chronic injuries.” 

  • Department of Orthopaedics, Ostra University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=8896090


“Cold may dull the sensation of pain. Cold also has a numbing effect and decreases muscle spasms.” 

 

 Circulation, Neck & Back Pain, & Other Ongoing Discomforts


Continuous low-level heatwrap therapy is more effective than ibuprofen and acetaminophen for acute low back pain. 

  • Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Montreal Canada. November 8-10, 2001.

  • Continuous low-level topical heat therapy is effective for treating low back pain.

  • Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Pain-International Association for the Study of Pain, Vienna. Austria , 454. 8-27-1999.

  • Aromatherapy can be used as a complementary treatment for chronic pain. 

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10484830

 

 

  General Health & Well Being 


”Essential oils usually used in aromatherapy have been found to kill the deadly MRSA bacteria causing increasing numbers of deaths in hospitals round the world.” 

  • Use of aromatherapy with hospice patients to decrease pain, anxiety, and depression and to promote an increased sense of well-being.

  • Department of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

  • Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12442972


”Aromatherapy positively affects mood, EEG patterns of alertness and math computations.”
 

  • University of Miami School of Medicine Abstract on database site for National Center for Biotechnology Information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10069621

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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