Big News: Essential Oils being used on Patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center!
Below is an amazing post on Aromaticscience.com of the use of essential oils at the Emergency Room (ER) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. These are some pretty incredible results with just the intermittent diffusion of certain essential oils. They also had patients commenting on the pleasant aroma of the ER...now we know that's not a normal sentiment! They have had such great results that they are now implementing essential oil use with patients. To watch the local news report about it view my post Being Stress-Free is easier than you think! If just smelling the essential oils can have this type of impact, imagine the benefits of aromatic, topical and ingestion combined!
I've started taking LifeLong Vitality trio. I wish I had scientific measurements to compliment my feelings. I can absolutely tell the difference and I'm only taking half the recommended daily dose! My energy level has been up and I've had an overall feeling of wellness. It's hard to explain. You'll have to try it for yourself to believe it.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
University Medical Center is a level I trauma center that has over
55,000 adult emergency visits per year. The Emergency Department is a
volatile, high stress environment that can lead to fatigue and feeling
of being overwhelmed for staff members. For the past few years the
Vanderbilt’s Wellness Committee has conducted research on the effect the essential
oils have on staff members. The purpose of the study was to determine
if enhancing the environment by diffusing essential oils into the air
will increase energy and decrease stress levels of staff working in the
Citrus oils including lemon, wild orange, lime, and Citrus Bliss were intermittently diffused in the air. A pre and post implementation of a
self-reported structured survey using a 5-point Likert scale was
conducted to indicate staff perceptions of stress following
implementation of cold air diffusion of essential oils. The findings are
reported in proportions. Before the use of essential oils, 41% of staff
members surveyed felt work-related stress very often. After the use of
essential oils, only 3% felt work related stress very often.
Interestingly, stress experienced outside the Emergency Department did
not seem to change. The self-reported feelings of being overwhelmed
changed from 25% very often before implementation to 2% after
implementation. Feelings of being well equipped to handle stressors at
work changed from 13% very often before implementation to 58% after
implementation. Perceptions of optimal energy level went from 33% before
implementation to 77% post implementation. From this project a 36%
decrease in work related stress was reported by the ED healthcare
workers. A reduction of feeling overwhelmed with reports of greater
ability to handle stressors and increased energy are described. Our
experience details less stress is reported after diffusion of
therapeutic essential oils.
The Wellness Committee is currently in the process of publishing
their study. They are also moving forward with implementing essential
oils use into patient care. [Emphasis added]