- 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
Japanese Society of Aromatherapy is a nationwide research group of medical professionals with clinical doctors playing the key roles, organized for the purpose of properly applying aromatherapy treatment in the medical fieldIn 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.
Japanese Society of Aromatherapy is organized basically by the medical professionals. Those who meet any of the following conditions are eligible to sign up for the membership.
- Medical professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, hygienists, pharmacists, practitioners of acupuncture and moxibustion, dietitians, etc.
- Current students of universities, graduate schools, junior college, vocational college, etc. which trains those students expected to acquire medical license
- Corporation or sole proprietorship that agrees to the objectives of Japan Society of Aromatherapy
For information on how to register for a membership, please go to Admission
Japanese Society of Aromatherapy’s authorization program certifies those members who meet certain conditions that society specifies as “society authorized medical professionals”. Once authorized, these members could publically appeal themselves as “authorized medical professionals”
Board of Directors
|Board of Directors|
|Chairman of the Board||Seiji Shioda, Ph.D.||Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Showa University|
|Co-chairman of the Board||Toshinori Ito, M.D., Ph.D.||Professor, Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine|
|Co-chairman of the Board||Nobumasa Shiba, M.D.||Director, Higashimagome Shiba Orthopedics Clinic|
≪Aromatherapy in Medical Treatment≫ Japanese Society of Aromatherapy is a nationwide academic organization of medical professionals with clinical doctors playing the key roles, organized for the purpose of properly applying aromatherapy treatment in the medical field.
|Member Qualification||Doctors and other medical professionals (holders of medical licenses issued within Japan).|
|Individual Members (Membership Fee)||Initial membership fee is 10,000 yen. This is required at the time of registration as well as at the time of rejoining after once leaving the society. Annual fee is 13,000 yen for the activity period from April to the end of March the following year. This annual fee must be paid regardless of at what month a person become a member. The fee is to be paid by bank transfer to the attention of an individual name (details below) . The individual name is used instead of the society name due to administrative purpose.
＊No refunds will be made once the initial membership/annual fee is paid.
|Student Members (Membership Fee)||Initial membership fee will be exempted. Only the annual fee of 5,000yen is required. A person must submit a proof of being a student, such as a copy of the student ID card, etc. , or else will not be accepted as a student member.|
|Supporting Members (Membership Fee)||Initial membership fee is 100,000 yen. This is required at the time of registration as well as at the time of rejoining after once leaving the society. Annual fee is 100,000 yen a share and will be decided based on the scale of the organization. The activity period is from April to the end of March the following year and this annual fee must be paid regardless of at what month a person become a member.
＊No refunds will be made once the initial membership/annual fee is paid.
|Membership/Annual Fee Bank Transfer Account Information||Bank: Saitama Risona Bank Kumagaya Branch (Branch Code 574) 5109560 Mailing Address: Japanese Society of Aromatherapy Head Office Yamato International Bldg. 6fl., 5-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0006, Japan Tel: +81 3 3764 8661 Fax: +81 3 3764 8662|
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.
Individual Members 1) application form 2) resume (it can be in any format and style but the paper size must be B5) 3) a copy of receipts for the Membership fee and annual fee 4) a business card (if available) 5) any proof of the qualification (a copy of the medical license, a copy of the name list from the working hospital which indicates the type of job conducted, a copy of the members list from the medical association
Corporate Members If your company agrees to the objectives of the society, please mail the necessary items indicated below to the Japanese Society of Aromatherapy Office. You will be contacted once approved at the board of trustees meeting. Once you are notified of this approval, please pay the membership and annual fee via bank transfer. Your admission will then be officially approved. 1) application form 2) corporate outline (handwritten acceptable) 3) previous year’s financial report 4) Background of the representative 5) Written pledge indicating to follow the decision of the Council. (Discussion will be made at the Council based on the submitted document,)
About the Authorization Program
Each applicant’s clinical experiences, period of being a member of the society, experiences on aromatherapy, etc. in his/her field will be taken into consideration and the paper test will be conducted. Authorization will be provided to those who have passed.
Applicant must be a member of the Japanese Society of Aromatherapy currently involved in the clinical treatment and must satisfy the following items.
- General authorization (From April 2002 – ) based on the paper test
- Participation points 1) General meetings: participation = 15 points, presentation = 15 points, joint presentation = 10 points, chairperson = 10 points 2) District meetings: participation = 10 points, presentation = 10 points, joint presentation = 8 points, chairperson = 8 points (including the district sponsored study meeting 3) Paper contributions: first author = 10 points, co-author = 8 points
- Authorization Application
For instruction on how to apply, please contact the Japanese Society of Aromatherapy
Japanese Society of Aromatherapy Head Office Yamato International Bldg. 6fl., 5-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0006, Japan Tel: +81 3 3764 8661 Fax: +81 3 3764 8662 Email: email@example.com (for e-mails in Japanese) firstname.lastname@example.org (for e-mails in English)
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|Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)
AIA is a fast-growing independent, international member-based organization providing education using scientific research and traditional information to promote the responsible use of aromatherapy. We serve the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and the media. AIA unites aromatherapists from around the world to advance research and professionalism within the aromatherapy industry. As a result the public has the option for a safe, natural and complementary form of health care. The AIA aims to: provide education to the public using scientific-based research and traditional information, promote responsible use of aromatherapy, inspire excellence in educational standards for aromatherapy training, serve as a leading resource for evidence-based aromatherapy research for medical and wellness care professionals, bring conventional medicine and natural therapies, with emphasis on professional aromatherapy, into a more harmonious relationship, serve as a resource for the furtherance of professional education and interconnection of serious practitioners of aromatherapy, and serve the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and the media.