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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 984203, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/984203
Research Article

Essential Oil Inhalation on Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels in Prehypertensive and Hypertensive Subjects

1College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
2School of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
3Appenzeller School of Public Administration, Paichai University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
4Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Received 20 August 2012; Accepted 11 October 2012

Academic Editor: David Mischoulon

Copyright © 2012 In-Hee Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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