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Sterling Regional MedCenter uses aromatherapy for healing


STERLING, Colo. (March 5, 2013)--Sterling Regional MedCenter nurses are using a spoonful of mandarin, rosemary, grapeseed oil and lavender to help patients feel better.

The technique, called aromatherapy, uses essential oils for pain relief, drowsiness, anxiety, insomnia and nausea. For example, lavender is known as a calming agent, rosemary can decrease tension, and peppermint has a cooling effect when applied to the skin or inhaled through the nose.

Sterling’s Integrative Therapies Team, recognizing the growing success of complementary therapies in medicine, will train nurses in aromatherapy.

Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided outstanding medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. We are a 25-bed acute-care hospital with state-of-the-art technology, a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. We are also home to the David Walsh Cancer Center, which offers an unprecedented level of cancer care to northeastern Colorado residents.

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