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The Term Therapeutic or Therapeutics



Firstly, it is important to clarify that Integrative Studies and Arts is not in any way a public or private healthcare provider. Following, the term "Therapeutic or Therapeutics", which has been used to characterize certain text regarding aromatherapy or additional posts on the site, needs to be clearly explained.


As some are aware, numerous massage therapists externally utilize what may be considered therapeutically supportive herbal substances or oil blends, which may include essential oils for the purpose of assisting clients with various circumstances. Although essential oil suppliers and practitioners should be aware and not utilize certain terminology regarding product labeling or services, they do provide an integral portion that may assist with improvements regarding a client's circumstances. In the profession of being a massage therapist, a precise educational path and license is likely required. Board certification is a factor as well.


On the site you may see additional phrases with the use of the word therapeutic, such as "artful, creative therapeutic ways". If a phrase contains the words artful or creative, it's not likely that the writer is stating a claim of medical treatment, intentions to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


The terms therapeutic and treatment aren't always interchangeable, especially if overall context is taken into consideration.


For example, baking, gardening, journaling/writing, organizing, or scrolling through photos may be considered therapeutic to some individuals and has no connection to a medical condition, medical treatment, or claims of any kind.


Hopefully, this article makes any misunderstandings about the text clearer. Questions are valued and they assist with clarifying information and improvements.


This information is provided for general informational purposes and is not a substitute or definitive to replace physicians' care.


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