British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 12, 12 Dec 2008, pp 595 - 601
Aromatherapy is an ancient and well established discipline, with its roots based in herbology. While aromatherapy has existed in health care practice in many cultures for thousands of years, the mechanisms of its actions, and therefore its place in contemporary health care, are often not widely known. This article explores such mechanisms of action in the nervous system, illustrating the principles of how this health care discipline can potentially provide a successful adjunct to the care of those with neurological disorders.