Talk:Aromatherapy

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Placebo claim[edit]

Judging by what is written in the article, this type of therapy can have some effects in of itself. Therefore it seems inaccurate, or at best contentious, to claim it is a placebo (as it does under the main image). When going to the edit section I could see no way to edit this claim as it doesn't seem to appear there. Does anybody know how to do so please? Helper201 (talk) 11:12, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Any non-trivial health claims in the article need to be backed by WP:MEDRS. Alexbrn (talk) 11:20, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
It still seems inaccurate to claim it to be a placebo when it has effects. The article has cited evidence that it can help improve general well-being. Its not like its a sugar pill. Helper201 (talk) 11:27, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
It's not contradictory to call it a placebo when it has effects, because placebos can have effects. This is particularly true for vague and subjective effects like improving "general well-being". Deli nk (talk) 13:02, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
But a placebo only has effects based on the individuals own perception and the perceived difference its making and doesn't actually have any effect in of itself. '...a substance or treatment with no active therapeutic effect'. So if aromatherapy does have an effect in of itself, which this article has citations to support, then by definition it can't be classed as a placebo, because it is having an active therapeutic effect in of itself. Helper201 (talk) 13:55, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

"General Well-Being"[edit]

In two places in this article uses the phrase "General well-being". This seems very vague - interpretation of the phrase is probably heavily polarized by prior belief. I believe it requires further explanation or removal. I followed one of the sources but I can't find a definition of well-being.

In my opinion "general well-being" sounds like a load of pseudo-scientific hodge-podge new-age bullshit quackery, but the source I followed (but didn't read all of) could be evidence of minor positive effects (which might perhaps be better achieved with other methods, I'll add). Perhaps the source should be elaborated on here instead? 82.25.228.207 (talk) 22:37, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

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