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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2009;7(1): 37-50.
자스민 오일에 의한 중년 여성의 타액 코티졸 조절
김수미, 장경자, 리순화, 최태부, 김형주
Controlling the salivary cortisol level of middle aged women by jasmine oil
Su-mi Kim, Kyung-ja Jang, Shun-hua Li, Tae-boo Choe, Hyung-joo Kim
ABSTRACT
Thisstudy focused on low levelofcortisoland observed theeffectofaromatherapy on middle aged women whosesalivary cortisollevel wasbelow 10pg/ml.Thefirstexperimentalgroup was themassage group with jasmineoiland thesecond experimentalgroup wastheinhalation group withjasmineoilusingaromalamp.Thecontrolgroupwasthemassagegroupwithjojobaoil.The studyobjectsweretreatedtwiceaweekfor4weeks.Thestressweremeasuredbeforetheexperimentandafterthelastexperiment. Thesalivarycortisollevelwasmeasuredbeforetheexperiment, afterthesecondweekofexperimentandafterthelastexperiment.Asforthemassagegroupwith jasmine oil, the salivary cortisol level increased significantly and the stress was relieved significantly.Asfortheinhalationgroupwith jasmineoil,thesalivary cortisollevelincreasedsignificantly from thesecondweek,butin thefourth week itdecreased.And thestresswasrelieved significantly.Itwassupposedthatjasmonoidofjasmineoilwhichsignaledresponsesofstressesin plantsstimulatedthesecretionofcortisolinhumanbody.Asforthemassagegroupwithjojobaoil, therewasnosignificantchange.Conclusively,themassagetreatmentwithjasmineoilwaseffective forcontrolling thesalivary cortisollevelandrelieving stressinmiddleagedwomenbecauseofthe synegyeffectbetweentheingredient,"jasmonoid"andtheapplicationmethod,"massage."
Key words: jasmine oil, aromatherapy, stress, cortisol, massage
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