A recent study shows that breathing the aroma of lavender oil can reduce the stress and pain caused by inserting needles into skin.
The study, reported in the September 17 edition of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, tested 30 volunteers. Prior to use of lavender oil, all subjects demonstrated similar pain . . . → Read More: Treating Pain, Other Ailments With Lavender
Evidence is growing, based on carefully controlled studies, that certain non-pharmacological complementary interventions may be useful adjuncts to conventional care. For example, the pain of osteoarthritis can be lessened by acupuncture; tai chi may be helpful in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia; and massage and manipulative therapies may contribute to the relief of chronic . . . → Read More: Don’t Dismiss These Treatments as Placebos