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Aromatherapy & Health: An Introduction

$ 120 Physicians
$ 80 Healthcare Providers
$ 80 Public
$ 40 Students



The use of essential oils, widely known as Aromatherapy is gaining attention in integrative care practice, and for good reason. They offer another tool in integrative healthcare that is simple, effective and inexpensive. Though there is still much to be discovered through research and experience, aromatherapy is making inroads into hospitals and health care practices. This branch of phytotherapy can be safely employed in most situations to complement and enhance treatments, often with notable results.

This course provides clinicians with an understanding on aromatherapy implementation and how to counsel patients on its use in their health strategy.

Course objectives:

  • Describe modern day science behind aromatherapy and its roots in botanical medicine
  • Review ten essential oils from the materia medica and first aid uses
  • Review current research on essential oils for health care
  • Apply essential oil use to a variety of case scenarios
  • Review training and certification for aromatherapy

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.


Overview - Explore the history of aromatherapy, the sense of smell and how aromatherapy can be an effective tool in integrative healthcare.
Essential Oils - Learn how to use ten of the most popular essential oils to address a host of health issues.
Practical Applications - Explore methods of essential oil applications, patient-case scenarios and how to extend your training.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians, and other interested health care professionals.


You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

Aromatherapy & Health: An Introduction
Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Faculty, Planners, and Disclosures

CMEsolutions has resolved all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity through the following procedures:

  • All potential conflicts have been discussed with Nurse Planner and agree to the Conflict of Interest policy
  • All participants have signed a statement indicating they will present information fairly and without bias

Faculty & Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. All of the faculty have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Mindy Green R.A., RH (AHG), MS, Pharmaca, as an herbal practitioner and esthetician, and consultant

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Planning Committee

The planning committee members state that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in this activity.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Molly Burke, MFA, BA, CMT, Project Manager, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
Priscilla Abercrombie, PhD, RN, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco, California
Mindy Green R.A., RH (AHG), MS, Pharmaca, as an herbal practitioner and esthetician, and consultant

While having no financial relationship with a commercial interest whose products or services will be considered in this activity, the following would like to provide affiliation information:

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
Pharmaca; Health Advisory Board

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided for the development of this course.

Credit Detail


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CMEsolutions and The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.


CMEsolutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMEsolutions designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Approval Period July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2016


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 4.0 contact hours provided. ID# 142-14

AzNA and ANCC Commission on Accreditation do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.


This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 4 CPEUs.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutions is required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced.

CMEsolutions is permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material.

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AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Course delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, case studies, and quizzes. There may be some video included. This course is estimated to take 6 hours to complete.

Participation Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Pass the online knowledge exam with a score of 70%

Certificate: When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.


This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models not actual patients.


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