Aromatherapy is the art and science of using pure essential oils for healing and balance. Aromatherapy works by affecting our sense of smell to balance moods, lift spirits and even heal infections. Made from flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and roots, and the peels of fruits, essential oils can be inhaled using a diffuser or applied to your skin in lotions.
Research has shown that this integrative treatment may also ease the stress, difficulty sleeping, nausea and pain, and other side effects associated with conventional cancer care. And while aromatherapy is not a substitute for medical care, it may help you. Learn more about aromatherapy as integrative cancer therapy.