Electroencephalographic study of essential oils for stress relief

Chien Wei Liu, Ching Sung Wang, Kai-Jen Chuang, Chia Chi Lo, Chien-Tsu Chen

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Abstract

Nowadays, electroencephalogram (EEG) is widely used in medical applications. Besides the examination for brain diseases, EEG is used to observe how the surroundings affect people's emotion. There are many essential oils, and most claim that they are effective in soothing soul and calming. Currently, there is no related EEG scientific experiment to verify this claim, This study attempted to understand whether common essential oils for stress relief have actual emotional relaxation effects on the human brain by EEG observation; the level of efficacy was also observed. From the results of this study, rose essential oil had the best effect of stress relief and relaxation in both genders (P

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages1085-1088
Number of pages4
Volume437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanics Power, ICIDMP 2013 - Nanjing, China
Duration: Aug 24 2013Aug 25 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume437
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanics Power, ICIDMP 2013
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period8/24/138/25/13

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Keywords

  • Electroencephalogram
  • Essential oils
  • Stress relief

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Liu, C. W., Wang, C. S., Chuang, K-J., Lo, C. C., & Chen, C-T. (2013). Electroencephalographic study of essential oils for stress relief. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 437, pp. 1085-1088). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 437). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.437.1085