|To contribute in promoting medical aromatherapy by properly applying aromatherapy in medical treatment|
|To aim to establish aromatherapy as an academic discipline through the scientific and medical research of aromatherapy|
|To increase the level of awareness in the community of medical aromatherapy|
|To contribute to the prevention of accidents resulting from malpractice of aromatherapy|
|To aim to increase members’ aromatherapy knowledge and skills through the exchange and sharing of information|
|To improve the social positions of the members|
In July of 1997, “Medical Aromatherapy Organization” was first established by the volunteers to spread “correct aromatherapy” in the medical field. It was promoted that same year in November and began its activities officially as “Japanese Society of Aromatherapy”. The first general meeting was held in Osaka at Senri Life Science Center in February of 1998. This meeting collected 510 participants from all over Japan which clearly showed how high the level of interest on aromatherapy in medical field had been.
Aromatherapy in medical field must be an evidence-based medical aromatherapy and not the traditional psychological-world aromatherapy. However, although there had been many books published in Japan on aromatherapy, none of them were found to be satisfactory from a medical standpoint. Applications of aromatherapy in medical field would require the medical professionals to have sufficient understandings of how aromatherapy is viewed from the alternative and complementary medicine perspective, to provide sufficient information to the patients to obtain their informed consents and to conduct aromatherapy not just for relaxation but instead for care and cure of the patients.
In order to accomplish this goal, medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, hygienists, pharmacists, acupuncture and moxibustion practitioners, dietitians in the field who are well informed about patients’ medical history should study aromatherapy and aim for the improvement the patient’s quality of life. Please give us your support in building Japan’s aromatherapy.
For information on how to register for a membership, please go to Admission
Board of Directors
≪Aromatherapy in Medical Treatment≫
If you wish to become a member, please read the above guideline information as well as the regulations of the society carefully and mail the necessary items indicated below to the Japanese Society of Aromatherapy Office. Your admission will be accepted once the approval is achieved at the board of trustees meeting.
About the Authorization Program
1. General authorization (From April 2002 - )
2. Participation points
3. Authorization Application
For instruction on how to apply, please contact the Japanese Society of Aromatherapy