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Paris, France
September 01-02, 2022 | Paris, France
ICTM 2020

Revisting the use of Rubefacient in relieving the chronic inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis via clinical aromatherapy

Fai Chan, Speaker at Ethnomedicine Congress
Deli Aroma LLC, United States
Title : Revisting the use of Rubefacient in relieving the chronic inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis via clinical aromatherapy


Clinical Aromatherapy is still a newly emerge healing/treatment protocol in the medical world, which its scientific bases needs to be proven and studied to yield a popular acceptance among the medical professionals. The word “Rubefacient” stems from the use of the drug to “Produce redness of the skin, e.g. by causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. “According to Wikipedia definition and there are some topical drugs that can achieve it. In fact, the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) uses of the technique “Gua Sha” or “cupping” can achieve rubefacient effect too. The speech will discuss this technique combining with the use of essential oil massage in treating rheumatoid arthritis and how this integrative approach brings the relief of RA pain and inflammation, and with a successful case of helping an RA patient to get rid of it. But at least can make the RA patients painless for up to 4 days. The detail oriented protocol can truly improve the quality of life of RA patients and reduce swelling, increase mobility and vitality of RA patients. An integrated approach by combining effective diet and so on exercises will be discussed. Except for the mechanical technique of “Gua Sha”/Cupping, essential oil blend that can create “Rubefacient” effect is also employed. The formulation and its therapeutic applications will also be discussed. Last but not least, not each part of the whole body deserves the same attention. There will be discussion on which should go first as this will affect the result, especially when time is limited. This presentation not only tells you the facts or evidence but also points to the way that you can improve your formulation to better serve your patients.


Clinical Aromatherapist Fai Chan started her career in 2014, when she was still a student, she already published research findings with international Aromatherapy journals. In 2015, she served the board of a world leading aromatherapy association (Alliance of International Aromatherapists). She was also the chair of the publication committee. Deli Aroma LLC is dedicated to holistic healing protocols and research. Grounded by pharmacology, her specialties are in the healing of psychiatric/neurological issues and diabetes. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) framework, with the synergistic effects of combining the therapeutic approach with chemistry, her remedies are very effective.