Alternative Medicine

Aromatherapy

Through the use of natural essential oils, Ascension offers aromatherapy to benefit your body, mind and spirit.

About Aromatherapy

Studies show that pure essential oils have a wide range of health uses. They can improve your mood, reduce stress, nausea or fatigue, and help boost your immune system. Some oils can even ease the symptoms of health issues such as arthritis, muscle pain, asthma and digestive or neurological issues.

After evaluating your needs, Ascension’s healthcare specialists may suggest a specific essential oil for you to use along with your prescribed medication. The most commonly used healing oils include lavender, eucalyptus, ginger, sweet orange and peppermint. Ascension experts do not recommend using peppermint if you are breastfeeding or living with high blood pressure, or have a history of strokes and seizures.

Aromatherapy oils should not be used on your skin and should never be ingested. Simply breathing them in is a safe and effective way to stimulate the brain and enjoy their benefits.