Saturday, 20 November 2010
Use of Aromatherapy and Aroma Sticks - Willen Hospice
Aromatherapy is also used within the in-patient unit and the nursing team are able to formulate individual blends of oils to meet the patient's need, which depends on their psychological and physical requirements. A blend of oils used in the aroma sticks is formulated following consultation with the patient. The aroma sticks can also be used between treatments such as chemo and patients often take the aroma stick home when they are discharged. We always stress that the aroma sticks are used to complement conventional medication and should not be used to replace medication. Our patients have certainly found benefit since the introduction of this complementary therapy. Badria Gates, Nursing Auxiliary, In-Patient Unit.
Posted by Ian Brealey at 01:35