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Descriptor English: Aromatherapy
Descriptor Spanish: Aromaterapia
Descriptor aromatoterapia
Entry term(s) aromaterapia
aromoterapia
Scope note: Empleo de fragancias y esencias de plantas para afectar o alterar el estado de ánimo o comportamiento de una persona y para facilitar el bienestar físico, mental y emocional. Los productos químicos que forman los aceites esenciales de las plantas tienen un gran conjunto de propiedades terapéuticas y han sido utilizados históricamente en África, Asia, y la India. Su mayor aplicación es en el campo de la medicina alternativa.(Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)
Descriptor Portuguese: Aromaterapia
Descriptor French: Aromathérapie
Entry term(s): Aroma Therapies
Aroma Therapy
Aromatherapies
Therapies, Aroma
Therapy, Aroma
Tree number(s): E02.190.525.061
E02.190.755.100
E02.190.888.061
F04.754.035
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019341
Scope note: The use of fragrances and essences from plants to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior and to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The chemicals comprising essential oils in plants has a host of therapeutic properties and has been used historically in Africa, Asia, and India. Its greatest application is in the field of alternative medicine. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)
Annotation: use of essential oils to treat dis in alternative med; coord IM with disease /ther (IM) and specific plant or essential oil /ther use (IM) if available and if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Alternative Medicine (1990-1995)
Odors (1986-1995)
Oils, Volatile (1986-1996)
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
Entry Version: AROMATHER
DeCS ID: 33098
Unique ID: D019341
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Aromatherapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0028790
Scope note The use of fragrances and essences from plants to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior and to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The chemicals comprising essential oils in plants has a host of therapeutic properties and has been used historically in Africa, Asia, and India. Its greatest application is in the field of alternative medicine. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)
Preferred term Aromatherapy
Entry term(s) Aroma Therapies
Aroma Therapy
Aromatherapies
Therapies, Aroma
Therapy, Aroma



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