How Clinical Aromatherapy Helps Promote Relaxation, Comfort, and Sleep
Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of our other senses and recognition of smell is immediate. Inhaled vaporized odor molecules can bring back a flood of memories, influence people's moods, and even affect their work behavior. Smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously.
The reason for this is that the olfactory bulb is part of the brain's limbic system - an area so closely associated with memory and feeling, that it is also called the "primitive" or "emotional brain."
This system is a network of connected structures near the middle of the brain linked with the central nervous system that includes the adrenals, the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus, which regulate the body's heart rate, blood pressure, stress, and breathing.
Clinical studies have determined a significant positive effect of aromatherapy used in healthcare
Lavender has been proven to help with anxiousness and relaxation. Peppermint has been shown to help soothe queasiness.
When patients are more relaxed, pain and anxiousness can decrease. Elequil Aromatabs aromatherapy is a cost-effective way to help your initiatives to reduce the use of opioids and other pharmaceutical interventions.
System-wide usage of Elequil Aromatabs aromatherapy:
- Integrative Medicine & Whole Health initiatives
- Patient Care units (ICU, Med-Surg, Pediatrics, Palliative care, Hospice)
- Perioperative Services (Pre-Op, OR, PACU, ASC)
- Emergency Departments
- Pain Management programs
- Diagnostic radiology (MRI, CT-Scan, Mammography, Breast Biopsy, Interventional)
- Women’s Health (OB/GYN, Labor & Delivery)
- Oncology (Medical, Radiation)
- Behavioral Health
- Rehabilitation Therapy
- Elder Care (Memory Care)
- Staff support
Clinical studies, patient and customer testimonials, and additional information about clinical aromatherapy can be found at elequil.com
Patients or staff can purchase Elequil Aromatabs aromatherapy for personal use at the Consumer Shop on elequil.com.