At the heart of integrative medicine, the Foundation is committed, in France and abroad, to developing clinical aromatherapy to improve patient care.
Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and complementary therapies. It enables more comprehensive and personalised patient treatment.
The Foundation works by encouraging clinical research, encouraging its practice in hospitals in France and promoting aromatherapy practitioners and their clinical experience.
Clinical aromatherapy consists of using essential oils for their tranquillising, analgesic and antiseptic properties, to complement conventional treatments, as part of the patient care pathway. This therapeutic complementarity provides better support for the patient to reduce certain clinical symptoms related to the disease (anxiety, pain) or to limit certain side effects related to drugs (nausea, insomnia).
Aromatherapy based on essential oils, high concentration natural products, is very useful as a complementary therapy. However, its use implies in-depth knowledge of essential oils and perfect mastery of their potential effects in patients undergoing several concomitant treatments
Président du Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation
The Gattefossé Foundation encourages medical teams to integrate clinical aromatherapy into their practice and to assess it within a defined, suitable and secure scientific framework.
The foundation is part of an ecosystem with which it interacts. It is interested in the current debate on the recognition of complementary therapies in France and takes part in numerous international conferences. It is part of
The ICAN – The International clinical aromatherapy network .