Stopping prescribed medication.

I see a number of clients who wish to stop taking prescribed medication. I always advise them to do this with the support of their GP. If they want to do it without this support and advice, I would either ask them to sign a disclaimer saying that they were doing this or possible say that I was sorry and was unable to treat them on this basis. To date this has not happened.

What Aromatherapy and Massage can offer is support to deal with some of the symptoms that are caused by the reduction or stopping of medication. This varies from antipsychotics and antidepressants to benzodiazapines. All of these can be problematic to stop and with these three in particular it is recommended that it is done gradually.

Some of the SSRI type antidepressants in particular need to be reduced gradually.

Essential oils can be helpful in dealing with specific symptoms caused by the reduction in medication, perhaps most of all those of anxiety and sleep disturbance. Massage in itself can help with these even without the essential oils.

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