Beth Israel Medical Center

Young Living Essential Oils understands the importance of a complementary relationship between eastern and western medicine. Western culture specializes in treating the disease, while eastern healing modalities focus on the physical, mental, and emotional struggles faced by the patient. That’s why Young Living joined the Urban Zen Foundation and Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) in an exciting pilot study that incorporates eastern healing modalities like yoga and aromatherapy, into traditional medical care to improve the patient experience.

As part of the pilot study, Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils are incorporated into patient care on 9 Dazian, the BIMC’s floor for post-surgical cancer patients and those seeking ongoing treatment. The goal is to treat symptoms commonly suffered by oncology patients with alternative modalities like aromatherapy. Ylang ylang, peppermint, lavender, and ginger essential oils are all showing exciting results.

Aurora Ocampo, BIMC clinical nurse specialist, has observed a noticeable difference in patients and nurses since the beginning of the pilot program. “Patients have been enthusiastic to try it because they’re already so uncomfortable. [The oils] really create a healing relationship between nurse and patient. The nurses get to slow down and spend more time with their patients, so it helps them both relax.”