I am a firm believer in the benefits of Essential Oils. I am so happy to find out that RN nurses Tonya McBride and Teresa Sturges who work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are open-minded enough to recognize that Essential Oils in the work place really do make a difference.
“Through our own experiences of enlightenment, we now have a unique perspective for both traditional and alternative modalities. We have witnessed a new era developing among physicians, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners who have a willingness to explore the therapeutic value of essential oils.”
Through the wellness committee, the use of essential oils was approved and defined within a research model to analyze the direct effects of diffusing essential oils in the hospital environment for the perceived outcome of stress reduction and increased energy levels. Our staff was surveyed for 30 days pre and post implementation. Before the use of essential oils 41% of the staff felt work related stress very often, after the use of essential oils only 3% felt work related stress very often. The 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 staff optimal energy level increased from 33% to 77%. Following the implementation of the essential oil initiative, 84% of the staff strongly agreed and 10% agreed that diffusing essential oils contributed to a more positive work environment.
You can read more of this great article at https://www.aromaticscience.com/essential-oils-opening-closed-minds/
I am very encouraged by this information and I feel very fortunate to be on the ground floor of getting the healthiest most natural ways out there to my readers who have a challenged family member.
If these nurses can make a difference in their work environment with their co workers using Essential Oils then it makes me wonder what impact they could potentially have on there patients at the hospital. Maybe doctors will now not be so closed-minded when we take our challenged family member in for a doctor visit and mention an alternative medicine instead of using a traditional medicine.
- The Essence of Aromatherapy (everydayhealth.com)
- “More Than a Scent: Essential Oils Aid the Immune System” (izabelasblog.wordpress.com)
- Aromatherapy for Mental Illness (amberskyeforbes.wordpress.com)
- Essential Oils vs Herbs (aybhams.wordpress.com)
- Aromatherapy – Pathway to Relaxation (massageenvy.com)