MONQ® Featured in Nashville’s “The Tennessean”

(Nashville, TN) October 4, 2017 – MONQ® was featured in Nashville largest newspaper, The Tennessean. View the full story below or click here:


Dr. Eric Fishman spent the majority of his career mending bodies with surgery. He has since found that some health issues can be addressed with less intensive means – a hike in the forest, or better yet, a forest bath.

Plants offer aromatic remedies. It’s why a walk in the woods can calm a troubled mind, improve concentration and boost energy, he says. Finding time to wade through foliage and listen to rustling leaves does not always come easily, so his company, MONQ®, brings the forest to the individual.

“As people go into cities, they are breathing air that was not recently in contact with various plants,” Fishman said. “In addition to the pollution, we are missing these essential components that were released by plants.”

Based in Goodlettsville, MONQ® sells what Fishman calls personal aromatherapy diffusers meant to ease stress, improve sleep or address other wellness needs. These diffusers are the size of a pen and allow individuals to breath out essential oils. The “zen” diffuser is comprised of frankincense, orange and ylang ylang; the “vibrant” diffuser includes ginger and spearmint.

There are several reasons why people who live in urban areas feel stress — from busy jobs to traffic to financial pressures. The lack of plants and their therapeutic benefits also contribute to the problem, Fishman said.

“There is no life force in (the air),” he said. “All of these hundreds of thousands of ingredients released by plants in the woods are absent in the air you breathe.”

Fishman, a Long Island native, moved to Nashville from the West Palm Beach area. After decades of performing orthopedic surgery, he became interested in aromatherapy, learning about its uses from friends he met through yoga.

“People were bringing aromatherapy to me and I was having phenomenal benefits from it,” he said.

Fishman developed the diffusers and launched MONQ® in 2014. The company has 45 employees, the majority of whom live in the Nashville area. Customers live in several countries and MONQ® has a fulfillment office in England.

Fishman said he has received countless testimonials — from those in the military who turned to a diffuser to improve sleep or those relying on MONQ® therapies to help them minimize traffic stress.

Fishman emphasizes that he is not a chemist and that his products are not drugs. They are simply making aromatherapy more accessible and build off thousands of years of plant study.

“With MONQ® you can do forest therapy anywhere, anytime,” Fishman said. “You can be anywhere you want to be.”



Purchased Zen Monq to help with my anxiety. It tastes and smells amazing and works for a quick calming fix.

- Jennifer D.

Absolutely Great!

I Can’t Wait To Get More!

- Hunter P.

I love it

Zen MONQ Is My Favorite!

- Ketevani T.

Stress Alleviator

I often have panic attacks and they really help me take deeper breaths and breathe slower. It calms me down and the packaging is super cute too.

- Katherine S

Love it

Love this product! Really calmed me down when I was feeling anxious. I suffer from mild anxiety, and this helped a lot.

- Shelly S

Spirit Lifting

School has started and I’ve been feeling really stressed lately and monq has made me feel so much better spiritually.

- Michelle

My Favorite!

Healthy is my favorite MONQ. The scent makes me feel so calm and pure. I use it in the morning too give a great start to my day.

- Elizabeth

A breath of relaxation

I have a pretty stressful job which demands a great deal of emotional strain. This helps me decompress after one session to get ready for the next.

- Joanna R.


The combo of these essential oils is perfect. Definitely ordering again.

- Kassidy B

Best thing ever!!!!

I was weary to try monq at first but one day I decided to try something new. Now I can’t believe I waited as long as I did! I use my monq every day and it helps me feel amazing!

- Jeanette N.

Changed My Life!

Everywhere I go I tell everyone I know about MONQ® and how much [it] changed my life. The blends do what they say they do.

- Jessica

The Edge Was Gone

Three breaths and seven minutes later and I felt like I could think again.

- Miko

Absolute Miracle

I am not kidding when I say it changed my outlook on life this morning. It put me in a great head space to relax before I indulge in Sleepy and go to bed. They all work quickly which surprised me. I had an amazing day and I credit it to MONQ.

- Anonymous

Relaxes My Mind

Zen is still my favorite because I deal with anxiety it seams to relax my mind.

- Brittany

Helped with Depression and Anxiety

They have helped me with my depression and anxiety. Ive been waiting for a product like this for years and I’m so happy that it exists. I plan on staying a customer.

- Kaitlyn