Monday, July 20, 2009

Sara Holmes CAM Research Survey July 20, 2009

Dear NAHA Members, Professional Practitioners and friends of Complementary Therapies;

NAHA Member Sara Holmes is seeking your support in gathering data for a survey on CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) for possible research project.

I have created this new Blog Space titled:
Aromatherapy Research Survey Site. Please use the blog area to further this request and future research survey projects. Thanks so much. Kelly
(Sara Holmes Pictured)

Sara's announcement:I met with a Nurse Practitioner yesterday who is working with the University of Illinois Medical School in Champaign, IL.

The school recently implemented a policy that every medical graduate must have a course in CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) that offers exposure to the different modalities prior to graduation. She expressed that the students are not very receptive and tend to be rough on the various presenters because most are not M.D.s.

From my own practice I have found that most of my clients have tried traditional medicine, M.D.s and conventional avenues before they seek out Aromatherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and other things they are unfamiliar with. I am very interested in hearing how many practitioners have found this to be true in their practice.

After looking at my patient base...96% of all of my clients had seen a physician first for the same complaint I am seeing them for now.

For any of you willing to participate, please take a look and see what percentage of your clients in the past 2 years saw a physician first for the complaint that you are addressing now.
If you find that most of your clients see you first, never use traditional docs, or only go if CAM therapy has not helped, please let me know that too. Either way, this will be valuable information for us all.

If you could please help pass this around or connect with me via blog area* (see link at top of announcement) where others can participate, I would appreciate it.

I'll let you know what happens and how the numbers look once we have some data. The Nurse Practitioner I spoke to seemed to think this information would definitely change the landscape of conversation between doctors and the CAM community of practitioners.

Thanks and Blessings,
Sara Holmes BS RA LMT Botanical Healing Arts Tuscola, IL 61953 (Sara pictured in post)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Welcome to the Aromatherapy Research Survey Site

This area was created to allow for a space for professional practitioners to share feedback, ideas and insight that will help foster an open-line of communication with fellow professionals and the public for gathering data and pertinent information for future surveys and research.
Please join us in helping to share and educate about true aromatherapy and how the therapeutic properties of essential oils can have many beneficial healing effects based on holistic awareness and applications.

*The information collected from this site may be used for future posting to the NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) website, e-newsletters, e-journals and marketing materials etc.