Relaxation effects of lavender aromatherapy improve coronary flow velocity reserve in healthy men evaluated by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography.

@article{Shiina2008RelaxationEO,
  title={Relaxation effects of lavender aromatherapy improve coronary flow velocity reserve in healthy men evaluated by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography.},
  author={Yumi Shiina and Nobusada Funabashi and KwangHo Lee and Tomohiko Toyoda and Tai Sekine and Sachiko Honjo and Rei Hasegawa and Takayuki Kawata and Yu Wakatsuki and Shinichiro Hayashi and Shio Murakami and Kazuo Koike and Masao Daimon and Issei Komuro},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={193-7}
}
PURPOSE It has been reported that mental stress is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and impairs coronary circulation. Lavender aromatherapy, one of the most popular complementary treatments, is recognized as a beneficial mental relaxation therapy. However, no study has examined the effect of this therapy on coronary circulation. We aimed to assess the effect of lavender aromatherapy on coronary circulation by measuring coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) with noninvasive… CONTINUE READING