Study: Aromatherapy can reduce MRI stress
Aromatherapy helps reduce stress during an MRI, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to improve your health or well-being.
The study showed it can benefit people who might get claustrophobic during an MRI.
During an MRI, a patient must lay inside the machine for up to an hour.
Research finds the use of aromatherapy reduced patient anxiety and also improved image quality, since they were able to lay more still.
You can apply essential oils to your skin, or you may choose to inhale the aroma.