Although the therapeutic value of aromatherapy has been understood and recognised for thousands of years, we must all work together to validate its safety and measure its benefits in a rigorous, scientific way. This is the only way to ensure that aromatherapy secures its rightful place.
To achieve this, physicians, clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and therapists need to continue to evaluate the benefit experienced by their patients and publish their clinical findings in line with best practice in order to build a highquality evidence base.
This white paper provides a reminder of the essential points to consider when reading academic papers, to recognise the quality of the study being reported, and to identify all the key points to take into account in order to build more effectively on these results. It is aimed at anyone wanting to conduct clinical research in aromatherapy.