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Descriptor in English: Aromatherapy
Descriptor in Spanish: Aromaterapia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Aromaterapia
Descriptor in 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
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) & specific plant or essential oil /ther use (IM) if available & if pertinent; DF: AROMATHER
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
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 33098
Descriptor UI: D019341
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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