FEATURESEffect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Pain, Anxiety, Comfort, and Cortisol Levels During Trigger Point InjectionKasar, Kadriye Sayin PhD, RN; Yildirim, Yasemin PhD, RN; Senuzun Aykar, Fisun PhD, RN; Uyar, Meltem MD; Sagin, Ferhan Girgin MD, PhD; Atay, Sevcan PhDAuthor Information Internal Medicine Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey (Dr Sayin Kasar); and Internal Medical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing (Drs Yildirim and Senuzun Aykar), Department of Algology, Faculty of Medicine (Dr Uyar), and Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine (Drs Girgin Sagin and Atay), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Correspondence: Kadriye Sayin Kasar, PhD, RN, Internal Medicine Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Bahcesaray Neighborhood Aksaray-Adana Rd, 68100 Aksaray, Turkey ([email protected]). The research was supported by the budget of the training program.Drs Sayin Kasar, Yildirim, Senuzun Aykar, and Uyar contributed to study conception and design; Dr Sayin Kasar, data collection; Drs Sayin Kasar, Girgin Sagin, and Atay, data analysis and interpretation; and Drs Sayin Kasar and Yildirim, drafting and critical revision of the article.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: January/February 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 57-64 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000350 Buy Metrics Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the effects of inhaler aromatherapy on the level of pain, comfort, anxiety, and cortisol during trigger point injection in individuals with myofascial pain syndrome. Lavender oil inhalation was found to reduce pain and anxiety during trigger point injection and to improve patient comfort, but it did not affect the saliva cortisol level. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.