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Scent Guru Group: Smell Training Kit to Help Reverse Anosmia

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  • The Scent Guru Group has announced that it will now include a Smell Training Guide in its Essential Awakenings Smell And Memory Kits. The guide has been instrumental in helping some people with anosmia regain their sense of smell.

The Scent Guru Group has announced that its Essential Awakenings Smell And Memory Kits will now include a Smell Training Guide which has been instrumental in helping some people with anosmia regain their sense of smell after suffering from respiratory viruses, aneurysms and head trauma.

As a pioneer in the field of smell training, Dr. Thomas Hummel of the Smell and Taste Clinic of the Technische Universitat in Dresden was the first to use it in clinical testing. 

With anosmia identified as a symptom and after-effect of COVID-19, more medical doctors and researchers around the world are suggesting that people with anosmia try smell training at home.

The Essential Awakenings Smell Training Guide was developed by renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Rachel Herz, adjunct professor in the Medical School of Brown University and part-time faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Boston College.  Dr. Herz is widely known for conducting research on the sense of smell, emotion, perception, motivated behavior and cognition since 1990.

According to Dr. Herz, “The way smell training helps people regain smell function appears to be due to a combination of actions stemming from stimulating the sense of smell. Included in these effects are that stimulating the sense of smell through smell training appears to: induce neurological regeneration of the odor receptors in the nose; increase the number of neurons in the olfactory bulb; help reorganize and reconnect brain circuits that are involved in the sense of smell and re-establish linkages with other brain areas; have a direct impact on re-learning the experience of odor sensation and perception.”