Sunday, November 14, 2021

Covid Advice 2021

 As we in New Zealand, like the rest of the world, come to realise that COVID-19 and the long covid effects are going to be around for a while yet, it is only natural that people are looking for solutions to help. You may wonder what qualifications do I have to comment- firstly I am a registered nurse with past experience in critical care, I am also trained in clinical aromatherapy for over 25 years, have studied, researched and taught it. My doctorate degree explored the use of essential oils in the side effects of cancer treatment. I maintain my currency by reading scientific journals and attending scientific conferences. I don't listen to marketing. I have recently completed a review of some 250 clinical studies on aromatherapy.

First up I am going to be very frank and that vaccination is the first and most important tool in our toolbox. Without this the virus will continue to mutate and seek out the most vulnerable. This is already happening in the countries of Africa, where there are low vaccination numbers and other strains emerging. Barely a year ago the global community could only hope a vaccine could be developed, and now there are several available. this blog post is not about the merits of one type of vaccine against another. Science and history tells us vaccines save lives, and for COVID-19  if we are unlucky enough to catch it even though vaccinated, it significantly reduces the severity of our symptoms and reduces the chances of us needing hospital care.

Let me also be very clear, COVID-19 is not 'just a flu' (remember influenza is also a potentially fatal infection and not something to be brushed off). Just a few short years ago we had the Swine flu in NZ and healthy young people died.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Safe Use of Aromatherapy in Cancer Care

 In November of 2021 I gave a short presentation to patients and other therapists who access the services of the NZ Cancer Society and the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Society. Click on the above image to take you to the presentation. The information in this presentation is of a general nature and does not imply a professional treatment or diagnosis. please discus any complementary therapies, natural supplement or alternative therapies you are using with your register health care professional who is managing your cancer.

(c) Wendy Maddocks 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Antifungal Effects of Kānuka Oil- Kunzea ericoides

 Please look at my latest research on Kānuka oil on two common pathogenic dermatophytes.

Geographical location has an impact on efficacy

Friday, May 21, 2021

Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy Presentation 21 May 2021

 Kia ora

thanks for watching the presentation!

The presentation is now publicly available here. This link takes you to the youtube link.

here is the reference list for the presentation. Please note the two articles are still with the journal publishers being reviewed and will they are accepted for publication I will post links here. This reference list is just of the articles which I reviewed and is not the entire reference list for the articles.

the link to the list is here 

Best wishes Wendy