aromatherapy awareness weekThe International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) registered Aromatherapy Awareness Week 6- 12 June 2016 aims to bring more recognition of the benefits of Aromatherapy and its role in the health and well-being of the nation. This year the IFA has chosen Palliative Care to be the theme of the Week.

Palliative Care, in short, attends to the patient’s quality of life and pain management. It is associated with end of life care. According to a new report by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and Public Health England (PHE) more and more people are being able to die at home – the most preferred place to die for many.

The IFA hopes to raise awareness of the beneficial effects of Clinical Aromatherapy in assisting with the neurological and psychological effects of serious illnesses which have been the subject of several successful research studies.

The IFA is a self-governing body who promote the preservation of health by advancing the knowledge and practice of aromatherapy via education, teaching and training.

Editor’s Note: The above was taken in large part from a press release of the IFA.

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