Many of the techniques of alternative healing that have become popular today trace their origin to ancient systems of knowledge. Their scientific basis and relevance in modern life are only now being recognised and appreciated by medical research. Aromatherapy is a method of treatment that involves using essential oils to promote physical and emotional well-being. It is an ancient discipline that has withstood the test of time. This book captures the essence of aromatherapy and explains how certain oils can be effectively used to treat physical ailments. Aromatherapy is a safe and natural method which restores the balance of the body and promotes good health. An exotic way to heal yourself!
AROMATHERAPY: A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR SENSES is the FEELING book about aromatherapy. Beautifully illustrated in full color, the reader will be taken into idealized gardens to explore the relevant plants, while learning about the essential oils they produce, their uses in historical contexts & possible present-day applications. The author, an aromatherapist with 17 years experience, uses guided imagery & humorous scenarios to present a more lyrical, dreamlike & personal way of viewing this ancient science. A friendly, easy- to-understand book, it contains information about unusual as well as the more usual essential oils, beginning with the essential oils from kitchen sources, then examining essential oils from plants found in gardens all over the world. This book can be enjoyed alone or used in conjunction with the audiocassette of the same name ($29.95) or as a companion teaching aid with the author's first book, Aromatherapy: A Scented Journey. To order, call: 800-296-6026 or 212-545-0229. E-Scentially Yours Ltd., 24 East 38 Street, New York, NY 10016.
Aroma therapy is an essential part of traditional Chinese Medical System, Ayurveda, Unani, Tibetan and to some extent Homeopathy, Allopathy, Naturopathy and many other traditional therapies or Alternate Systems Medicines. Aroma therapy can also relieve stress-related problems, insomnia, headaches, various skin diseases and infections. This therapy helps remove most of the digestive disorders, respiratory and asthmatic problems, nasal blockage, menstrual problems, etc. In this book I have tried to explain in reasonable and requisite details, variables uses of essential (aromatic) oils in health and disease. In addition, other uses like massage, bath, inhalation, sexual stimulation, beauty enhancement, upkeep of body in general, local applications (of course when diluted with another vehicle), scents, fragrances, hair oils, cosmetics etc.
Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Author: Peter Damian,Kate Damian
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Health & Fitness
The authors--professional aromatherapists--delve into the physiology and psychology of scent, citing research and clinical studies. They profile 44 essential oils, and give instructions for creating your own blends.
Jeanne Rose,Susan Earle,NAHA Women of Aromatherapy
An Anthology of Aromatic History, Ideas, Concepts, and Case Histories
Author: Jeanne Rose,Susan Earle,NAHA Women of Aromatherapy
Publisher: Frog Books
Category: Health & Fitness
The voices in this collection are those of leading British and American women active in aromatherapy today. They write with verve about the growth of the distillery process and the essential oil industry, discuss such technical issues as whether synthetic or natural products are best, and describe how they use oils and blends in healing, skin care, and stress reduction.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to essential oils and aromatherapy, alphabetically organized for easy access, explains how to use a wide range of botanical scents and oils to promote physical and emotional well-being, providing hundreds of healing recipes for compresses, baths, inhalants, and more. Original.
A comprehensive guide to using essential oils in health, beauty, and well-being. Aromatherapy offers countless uses for balancing body, mind, and spirit. Drawing on 75 combined years of experience in botanical therapies, Keville and Green provide a complete resource for students and practitioners. This encyclopedic guide, with more than 90 formulas, details cosmetics, perfumes, and botanical therapies that will help you harness the healing power of plants to enhance your beauty, health, and overall well-being.
This book is a complete guide for massage therapists interested in adding aromatherapy to their practice. It addresses practical concerns such as pricing sessions to account for the cost of oils, proper dilutions, sending products home with clients, and effective formulations for specific ailments. Case studies present specific ailments in clinical scenarios, with proper aromatherapy and massage treatments. Recipe Boxes provide directions for blending essential oils. Activity boxes develop readers' decision-making skills. Essential oil monographs discuss the history, traditional uses, safety considerations, and most effective use in massage therapy of 50 individual essential oils. Review questions appear in every chapter.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants and other sources to stimulate the brain to promote balance in the body's various functions and systems. Aromatherapy has been demonstrated to help with promoting weight loss, improving memory, fighting mild depression, anxiety and related disorders, and increasing energy. Find out how aromatherapy can give you a greater sense of well-being.
Nature's best-kept secret to give your life the make-over it needs. Is fatigue keeping you from living your best possible life? Is chronic stress spilling over and ruining your relationships? Is self-doubt diminishing your chance of being happy every day? Aromatherapy, which means healing through the sense of smell, is an all-natural targeted solution for the overall well-being of both body and mind. The extraordinary power of essential oils works through your olfactory system to invigorate your senses and restore balance. Dr Blossom Kochhar, in this practical and detailed guide to essential oils, brings forth ways to incorporate nature’s very own essence and opt for an environmental-friendly lifestyle. Be it physiological ailments like pain and exhaustion, or psychological issues like depression and insomnia, essential oils can cure all. Signature blends can even aid in stimulating your love life, adding the spark it may sometimes require. This book is not only a step towards a beautiful, harmonised, and happy life but also walks you through just the right way of achieving it. Tap into nature's pharmacy and utilise the best antidote to everyday problems.
Imagine kneading away an aching back with the lingering scent of lavender and geranium. Masking the signs of aging with a soothing nightly toner combining the eight essential oils of youth. Shaking off the blues by relaxing in an aromatic bath spiked with herbal oils and honey. Imagine taking away almost any pain, finding relief from almost any condition, rejuvenating your body, and lifting you spirit through a mystical ancient therapy that heals by nourishing your senses of taste, smell, and touch. Aromatherapy has been around for centuries, but only in the last decade has it become recognized as a proven mainstream healing technique. In this book, Valerie Gennari Cooksley offers soothing solutions - special blends of baths, masks, oils, teas, tonics, lotions, scrubs, sprays, even soups - to help aid the healing process. Every one of these aromatherapy solutions is 100% pleasurable. For common nuisances such as bites, colds, stings, and hiccups, to more serious problems like asthma, arthritis, depression, and air pollution, Cooksley offers her special healing blends culled from more than 15 years of professional practice. In addition, Cooksley demystifies this ancient art with modern examples of real life cures and offers a complete guide to using and blending essential oils for maximum benefit. She shows how anyone - whether professionally trained or not - can use the secrets of aromatherapy to achieve quick and lasting relief.
More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends
Author: Valerie Ann Worwood
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Health & Fitness
Aromatherapy taps the healing potential of Earth's ancient medicines, the essential oils that give plants their scent. Powerful yet safe, aromatherapy is a sound way to treat everything from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem troubles in children. Many complaints such as aches and coughs that might otherwise have to wait for a visit to the doctor can be addressed immediately at home using the healing power of nature.This book will appeal to every parent who thinks proactively about their children's long-term physical and mental health. Valerie Ann Worwood offers an array of scientifically proven remedies, along with complete charts of essential oils and instructions for aromatherapeutic massage. Other chapters describe how aromatherapy can benefit seriously ill children when used in conjunction with Western medicine.
An explanation of aromatherapy, what it is and how it works with especial reference to fifty plants and essences. It includes a guide to the plants and essential oils used in aromatherapy and how they can keep the body and mind healthy.
This new edition of ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY FOR SAFE AROMATHERAPY provides an accessible account of the key theoretical aspects of chemistry and their application into the safe practice of aromatherapy. For readers with a limited science background, this book offers a clear and concisely written guide to essential information in chemistry. For practitioners, the book applies chemistry to the practical and therapeutic use of essential oils, and leads to a better understanding of composition, properties and technical data related to essential oils. Takes the fear and mystery out of chemistry for aromatherapy students! Presents crucial information in a clear and easily-digestible format, highlighting key points all along Allows professional aromatherapists to practice with greater confidence, safety and skill, and to extend the range of their practice through a clearer understanding of chemical properties of essential oils. Covers the scope of what is taught at major aromatherapy teaching centres, and structures the material to make sure each chapter provides the reader with a rounded understanding of the topic covered. A glossary is included for easy reference. Fully-updated throughout Chapter 5, Analytical Techniques completely brought up to date Chapter 6 Oil Profiles updated to include those used in current training New section entitled 'In perspectives' covers risks and benefits, interpretation of clinical trials and experimental data, use of essential oils in aromatherapy and functional groups in relation to therapeutic properties
The complete guide to using nature's essential oils to treat negative emotional states, and enhance positive emotions. Contains 51 essential oil profiles according to their effects on emotional states. Contains over 45 recipes for massage oil blends, over 45 recipes for bath blends and over 180 recipes for the oil burner all designed for individual emotional states (eg. grief, fear, anger, anxiety, heartbreak). The book explains how aroma can affect emotions, and also explains how negative emotional states can impact on a person's overall physical and mental well-being. The book also has a detailed section on choosing oils according to personality, and also a section devoted to aromatherapy's effects on the body's energy system and also explains how blockages in the energy system can occur due to prolonged negative emotional states. Individual essential oils are identified according to their chakra orientations. A massage technique for balancing and unblocking the chakras is also described.
Here is the missing link in Essential Oil literature, the first modern work written by the man who coined the word 'Aromatherapy.' In July 1910 René- Maurice Gattefossé discovered the healing properties of lavender oil after severely burning his hands in a laboratory explosion. This led him into a lifetime of research into Essential Oils. His remarkable book was first published in 1937 and has been out of print for many years. Now translated, it has been edited by Robert Tisserand, author of three books on aromatherapy (including the best-seller, The Art of Aromatherapy), editorial adviser of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and editor of The International Journal of Aromatherapy. The book is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern knowledge and aromatherapists will find it an essential tool of reference. Extensive notes are provided by Robert Tisserand at the back of the book. Chapters include those on human smells and animal smells, toxicity, the properties of essential oils and their constituents, the treatment of many diseases, and over fifty case studies from doctors.