Lavender aroma’s “Brain rejuvenation” effect!
We examined the influence of lavender hand massage on the health of the brain for women raising children while working. As a result, the quality of brain nerve fibers was improved, suggesting the possibility of brain rejuvenation effect.
In the “BHQ Challenge” of Innovative R & D Promotion Program (ImPACT) led by the Cabinet Office’s General Science and Technology and Innovation Conference (CSTI) “Realization of a Vibrant Life through Visualization and Control of Brain Information”, the results are presented as “Lavender Hand massage “research plan was selected and carried out research.
● Demonstration trial result summary ●
Target audience: 30 women aged 26 to 46 who worked for 6 hours or more a day and have preschool children
METHOD: Lavender hand massage between husband and wife at least three times a week for one month
Measurement items: Brain health index BHQ * before and after implementation evaluated by MRI analysis
* BHQ … multilateral evaluation index by visualization of brain information. There are GM – BHQ (amount of cerebral neocortex) and FA – BHQ (nerve fiber quality).
After implementation of lavender hand massage, the FA – BHQ value increased significantly.
source:Japan Aroma Environment Association（AEAJ)
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