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Aromatherapy is the controlled and skilled use of essential oils extracted from various plants, roots, bark, branches, flowers, and leaves. Essential oils are used to maintain and promote health and well being, often combining the soothing, healing touch of massage with the therapeutic properties of essential oils.

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that can have a profound effect on the mind, body and emotions through stimulation of the immune system. Advocates of aromatherapy claim that it's effective in treating certain illnesses, preventing disease, and reducing stress.

View, download and print Craig's full article on aromatherapy below.

Aromatherapy PDF

Revised 3/2022

This resource is provided as a courtesy of Craig Hospital. For more information, contact the Craig Hospital Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-247-0257.

Disclaimer: The content in this document is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. No professional relationship is implied or otherwise established by reading this document. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Many of the resources references are not affiliated with Craig Hospital. Craig Hospital assumes no liability for any third party material or for any action or inaction taken as a result of any content or any suggestions made in this document and should not be relied upon without independent investigation. The information on this page is a public service provided by Craig Hospital and in no way represents a recommendation or endorsement by Craig Hospital.

This brochure was prepared by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Committee of Craig Hospital.