What is the role of Aromatherapy in Integrative Oncology?
According to the US Government National Cancer Institute:
Aromatherapy is used by patients with cancer primarily as supportive care for general well-being.
The effects of aromatherapy are theorized to result from the binding of chemical components in the essential oil to receptors in the olfactory bulb, impacting the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. Topical application of aromatic oils may exert antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.
Aromatherapy practice supports the body’s healing processes related to cancer treatment side effects in areas such as:
cognitive function (begin to clear away the “fog”)
Meet our Aromatherapist
Catherine Winslow, BAAS, CA
NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist
A Stage IV cancer survivor, Catherine brings life experience and personal insight to connect with her cancer survivor and thriver clients. She provides practical guidance, inviting them to explore and experience the wellness benefits of nature’s gifts of pure therapeutic essential oils to support our body’s own healing processes that have become overwhelmed.
Wherever a cancer thriver is in their journey, Catherine’s intention is to empower them with the knowledge and support to safely and effectively employ aromatherapy to feel better and enjoy life to the fullest!
Modalities: Custom blending, Aromatherapy consultation, Aromatherapy educator
Fill out and return prior to initial consult:
Initial Consult: $75.00 – up to 90 minutes
Review of client intake form
Initial essential oil(s) recommendation with take-home sample(s) & instructions
 PDQ® Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board. PDQ Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. Bethesda, M: National Cancer Institute. Updated <06/07/2018>. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/aromaterapy-pdq. Accessed <07/13/2018>. [PMID: 26389313],Overview section