The staff at the Children’s hospital Kentucky (Kentucky Children’s Hospital, USA) proposed a new way to relieve stress in children suffering from withdrawal syndrome of the newborn. After extraction from the uterus, where the fetus is exposed to addictive drugs, the child needs recovery time, which takes place in the intensive care unit or intensive care unit. At this time, according to American doctors, it is advisable in addition to the basic treatment apply aromatherapy – it helps the child to deal with stress. Lavender essential oil acts as a sedative, and essence of chamomile neutralizes emotions.
Only in the small study included 40 children with the withdrawal syndrome in newborns. Each child along with standard therapy were treated also with the smell. The results were impressive – on average, these children spent in intensive care almost a week less than that considering the cost of such medical services in the United States (about 5 thousand dollars / day) gave substantial cost savings, first, and second, the total time of rehabilitation was decreased. In addition, receiving aromatherapy, children required fewer drugs to relieve intoxication.