植物精油芳療應用探討-以銀髮族為例

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2023

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現今全球環境快速變遷,科技日益推進且高度工業化下,人們普遍面臨著生活的緊繃、生存的競爭憂慮等各種壓力,進而產生了身心上各種文明病癥,尤其是人口結構高齡化的趨勢下,更影響著身心逐漸老化銀髮族群的生活及健康;同時在自然醫學訴求下,許多經過了科學實證的輔助療法、另類療法與當今醫學的結合也逐漸地受到了重視並被廣泛的應用。因此本研究目的主要是想探討透過輔助療法中較為天然、無副作用,同時親和、非侵入性的「植物精油芳香療法」對於幫助銀髮族群,無論健康或亞健康狀態甚至已患病者作為身、心、靈全方位平衡照護的應用效果。研究方法是根據回顧查尋相關已具科學文獻實證:透過萃取自然界中植物精油的天然化學分子為介質之芳香療法運用,得以影響調控、平衡銀髮族自身的呼吸、循環、神經、免疫和內分泌等系統的自律神經系統以提升自癒功能,來作為日常養生保健,期朝向成功健康老化,乃至改善並舒緩銀髮族常見的憂鬱、失智、睡眠飲食、疼痛及心血管相關身心健康問題;同時研究者自身也投入研習植物精油芳香療法相關知識課程後取得認證,並以周遭已屆中高齡親友為實施對象,進行肩、頸及背部按摩芳療實際測試的個案研究,獲得結論是精油芳療的應用最為立即而明顯的影響為心理情緒層面的調整舒壓以及當下生理上疲勞酸痛的緩解,而身心要達到顯著的改善變化則需有長期的建立精油芳療習慣,最後並就銀髮族的植物精油芳療應用提出研究發現建議。
Nowadays, the global environment is changing rapidly, science and technology are advancing day by day and highly industrialized. People are generally facing various pressures such as tight life and competition worries for survival, which in turn produces various physical and mental illnesses of civilization, especially under the trend of aging population structure. It also affects the life and health of the elderly silver-haired people who are gradually aging physically and mentally. At the same time, under the appeal of natural medicine, many scientifically proven adjuvant therapies, alternative therapies and the combination of modern medicine have gradually received attention and been widely used. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the use of adjuvant therapy, which is more natural, has no side effects, and is friendly and non-invasive, to help the silver-haired group, regardless of health or sub-health status or even the sick as a body, The application effect of mind and soul all-round balance care.The research method is based on the review and search of relevant scientific literature evidence: through the use of aromatherapy using natural chemical molecules extracted from plant essential oils in nature as a medium, it can affect the regulation and balance of the silver-haired people's own respiratory, circulatory, nervous, immune and endocrine systems. The self-discipline nervous system is used to improve the self-healing function as a daily health care, aiming at successful and healthy aging, and even improving and relieving the common depression, dementia, sleep and diet, pain and cardiovascular related physical and mental health problems of the silver-haired people; at the same time, the researcher himself also invested in the study of plant essential oil aromatherapy-related knowledge courses and obtained certification. also conducted a case study on the actual test of shoulder, neck and back massage aromatherapy with middle-aged and elderly relatives and friends around him. The conclusion is that essential oil aromatherapy The most immediate and obvious impact of the application of aromatherapy is the adjustment of psychological and emotional levels and the relief of physical fatigue and pain. To achieve significant improvement in body and mind, it is necessary to establish a long-term habit of essential oil aromatherapy. Finally, suggestions are made for the research findings.

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植物精油, 芳香療法, 銀髮族, 自癒力, 輔助療法, essential oils, aromatherapy, seniors, self-healing, complementary therapies

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