Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011 10;2011:946537. Epub 2011 Apr 10.
Department of Photonics and Communication Engineering, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan.
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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013 21;2013:853809. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan.
People use aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of physical and psychological stress. However, previous studies have not precisely clarified a scientific basis for the beneficial effects of aromatherapy. Therefore, the overall purpose of this study was to elucidate the beneficial effect of aromatherapy in relieving work-related stress. Read More
J Altern Complement Med 2009 Jan;15(1):53-7
Department of Psychiatry, Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of listening to soft music or inhaling Citrus bergamia aroma on autonomic nervous system activity in young healthy individuals. STUDY DESIGN, LOCATION, AND SUBJECTS: This single-institution study was an open-label randomized controlled trial carried out on 114 healthy undergraduate students at a university located in south Taiwan.
Intervention: Participants were randomly allocated to one of four study groups including (1) a music group, (2) an aroma group, (3) a combined music and aroma group, and (4) a control group. Read More
J Altern Complement Med 2017 Mar 20;23(3):214-221. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
2 Department of Basic Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona , Barcelona, Spain .
Objective: This study analyzed the efficacy of aromatherapy in improving work performance and reducing workplace stress.
Subjects: The initial sample comprised 42 administrative university workers (M = 42.21 years, standard deviation = 7. Read More
Forsch Komplementmed 2015 19;22(1):43-9. Epub 2015 Feb 19.
Department of Immunology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Background: Bergamot essential oil (BEO) is commonly used against psychological stress and anxiety in aromatherapy. The primary aim of the present study was to obtain first clinical evidence for these psychological and physiological effects. A secondary aim was to achieve some fundamental understanding of the relevant pharmacological processes. Read More