Complaining of problems such as fatigue, muscle pain, insomnia, but
We hear stories in hospital reports where there is no problem. In "Fibromiology"
This syndrome, called "widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbances, and fatigue"
chronic diseases that cause generalized areas of sensitivity in the body with which it is often associated.
that is, it is defined as a 'long-term condition'. 20-55 years old adults, especially women
It is a more common problem.
When fibromyalgia patients apply to the hospital with various complaints, their examination and analysis
the absence of any problems indicates that these symptoms are of psychological origin.
makes you think. Psychological factors cause many symptoms, especially chronic pain.
It is a powerful component. With the increase in the stress factor of the person experiencing the disorder, psychological
factors interact with symptoms in a vicious circle. Therefore, fibromyalgia
a serious decrease in the quality of life of individuals. workforce loss, high health expenditures and
Negative mood is some of the consequences of this situation. The basic approach in the treatment of this syndrome
It is to increase the quality of life of the individual by reducing pain. as the Short Form Life Scale (KF-36)
This inventory, which was named and adapted into Turkish by scientists, confirmed its reliability.
proven and used in the healthy related assessment of quality of life. It
quality of life by inventory; physical, mental and social function, vitality, pain, general health
consisted of sub-parameters.
Analgesics are often used to manage complaints caused by fibromiology, muscle
relaxants and anxiolytics are used. However, studies have shown that these drugs are used in individuals.
reported that it can cause various side effects. Therefore, patients sometimes
resorts to non-existent methods. One of them is aromatherapy. an aromatherapeutic
agent, lavender oil, has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic effect without side effects.
shows. Known for its ability to calm people down by reducing fatigue and anger, lavender
and provides psychological relief. Previous research has shown that lavender is a volatile
A linalool (monoterpone alcohol) found in compounds plays an important role in pain physiology.
It significantly increases the pain threshold by activating neurons that play (hypothalamic orexin) and
It has been shown to reduce pain behavior.
Lavender, which has been used in aromatherapy applications in complementary medicine for many years,
effects on quality of life in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia due to its
A study was conducted to examine its effects. This research was carried out in Çukurova and Mersin.
carried out recently under the leadership of two researchers from the University of
It was published in the journal Hindawi last month.
Those over the age of 18 diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Adana City Hospital physical therapy and
Male and female patients who applied to the rehabilitation outpatient clinic due to widespread pain
was included in the study as a participant. pregnant, lactating, using sleeping pills, or
Patients receiving aromatherapy with other medical treatment
For the safety of persons, they were not included among the participants. Total 42 participants, 4 weeks
She took 10 minutes of lavender aromatherapy before going to bed. This is the Quality of Life Scale
The data were recorded by applying it before and at the end of four weeks and then
statistical analysis was done. Results after inhalation aromatherapy with lavender
positive statistical results in all sub-parameters except general health in the quality of life scale.
showed a difference.
Undesirable symptoms such as fibromyalgia, fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety
chronic pain syndrome. The source of this syndrome, whose source is still not fully determined, is pain relief.
It is thought to be caused by a defect in physiology. People's general life
The management of these symptoms, which significantly affect their quality, is very critical. Complement
Aromatherapy is one of the treatments, both with its effects on pain management and with its effects on fibromyalgia.
effective treatment by reducing other symptoms such as anxiety and sleep disturbance.
approach. Findings of current researches in our country show that aromatherapy is of this type.
supports its use. Increasing use of aromatherapy
It can be used in the management of syndromes with uncertainty such as fibromyalgia.
It is an effective alternative treatment.
• The Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender Oil on the Health-Related Quality of Life in
Patients with Fibromyalgia, Hindawi, 2021