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Aromatherapy massage: a promising adjuvant treatment for knee osteoarthritis

“Osteoarthritis is the most commonly observed joint disease globally and is also the most common cause of loss of function and disability in adults.”

“Non-pharmacological approaches play an important role in symptom management and disability prevention in osteoarthritis treatment, including physical therapy (e.g. heat, light), exercise, training, hot-cold application, health spas, massage, and tissue manipulation. Previous studies on osteoarthritis have shown the positive effects of non-pharmacological methods (e.g. phytotherapy, aromatherapy, balneotherapy, acupuncture, yoga) on pain and quality of life. In some countries, nursing care frequently uses aromatherapy.”

Read the full article to learn more about research done for a promising adjuvant treatment for knee osteoarthritis and learn which essential and carrier oils were found effective and safe to be applied in the massage treatment.

A great contribution from our editorial team member Dr Peter Babulka in his PHYTO–AROMA NEWS section in the 2022 SPRING issue of AROMATIKA Magazine 9.1.

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