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Aromatherapy -

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils to promote relaxation and help relieve various symptoms of many conditions.

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Aromatherapy - BluePages

Aromatherapy usually involves gentle massage with special scented oils. It may also involve the presence of particular aromas from the heating of essential oils in a room. An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled from the scented parts of a plant.

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Complementary medicines | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Complementary medicines (also known as 'traditional' or 'alternative' medicines) include vitamin, mineral, herbal, aromatherapy and homoe

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Some of the More Common Therapies

Some of the More Common Therapies

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Non-medical pain relief during labour

Labour is painful, so it' important to learn about all the ways that you can relieve the pain. There are many ways to reduce pain in labour without medicines. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Choose one that suits you.

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Complementary and alternative therapies | Cancer Australia

Complementary therapies are a range of approaches to care aimed at enhancing quality of life and improving wellbeing.

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Alcohol, drugs and medicine during pregnancy

Trusted information on alcohol, drugs and medicine during pregnancy including their impact on your baby, plus links to trusted resources.

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Treatments for pain caused by secondary breast cancer | Cancer Australia

Cancer pain can usually be controlled. Its rare to have cancer pain that cant be lessened or changed.

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Alternative & Complementary Cancer Treatments - CanTeen

These therapies do not cure cancer on their own, but promote well-being and are often used in conjunction with traditional therapies. Learn more with CanTeen.

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Behaviour Management

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common. While residents dying at the end stages of dementia, may not exhibit behaviours that threaten or interfere with others, not all those iving with dementia die of the effects of dementia. Many have other illnesses which are life limiting at an earlier stage of dementia, when behavioural symptoms are more frequent.

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