This distinguished organic chemist shares his in depth knowledge of the particular current value of essential oils, for health on all levels. In an era when Western allopathic medicine has less and less appeal, this self-care method is a potent alternative, with roots going back to ancient times. Dr. Schaubelt has a gift for presenting facts and information in a way that is intriguing and easy to assimilate. In the flood of "coffee table" aromatherapy books currently available, this is a much needed and welcome source for those truly interested in taking responsiblity for their own health.
Medical Aromatherapy for Healthcare Professionals teaches you how to use essential oils to treat physical diseases and emotional disorders. The author's experience as a medical doctor and clinical aromatherapy practitioner have enabled her to write a highly informative guide for those who want to utilize the healing benefits of these natural plant essences.You will discover how to use essential oils to:* Treat skin diseases like acne, eczema and psoriasis* Treat other physical diseases like high blood pressure, arthritis, coughs and colds * Manage mental and emotional conditions like anxiety, depression, anger and stress * Relieve the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual tension* Lessen insomnia and impotenceMedical Aromatherapy for Healthcare Professionals is therefore an essential resource for holistic healthcare practitioners like massage therapists, naturopaths and herbalists. It is also a useful resource for conventional medicine healthcare providers like physicians and nurses who want to begin practicing integrative medicine as well as for patients who want to improve their health naturally by using aromatherapy oils.
The "Bible" of Alternative MedicineLearn the health secrets that millions of readers have discovered in the book that is revolutionizing health care in the United States. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide is packed with lifesaving information and alternative treatments from 400 of the world'¬?s leading alternative physicians.Our contributors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, Naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Osteopaths) offer the safest, most affordable, and most effective remedies for over 200 serious health conditions, from cancer to obesity, heart disease to PMS. This guide is easy enough to understand to make it perfect for home reference, while it would also make a fine resource for health care providers interested in learning more about alternative medicine. 70% of Americans currently use some form of alternative medicine This 1,136-page encyclopedia puts all the schools of alternative medicine-50 different therapies-under one roof Highlights dozens of actual patient stories and physician treatments.
Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.
Aromatherapy for the Beauty Therapist is the first detailed book to give professionals, student beauty therapists and aromatherapists information on how to use essential oils and aromatherapy in beauty care and beauty treatments. Covering material which is suitable for students studying for formal qualifications in this area, Aromatherpay for the Beauty Therapist is particularly relevant for Level 3 students studying NVQs and equivalent courses. Listing the skin care properties of essential oils and the beautifying effects associated with them, as well as showing how they can be used in practice, this book is full of practical advice and information on how to maximise the use of essential oils within the salon or clinic. Highly illustrated with photographs and drawings, the book also includes step-by-steps of professional facial treatments.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals covers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions. The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment. NEW FOR THIS EDITION * Two new chapters – Wound Care and Bereavement – provide valuable additions to the text * The chapter ‘Aromas, Mind and Body’ has been enhanced * Several new essential oils – giving properties, indications and cautions – have been added * New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described * References have been updated and new research added The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.
Finding Infinity, Vol. 1: An easy aromatherapy guide to blending essential oils, will take you through a journey of aromatherapy and self-discovery. You will love the practical, natural, and easy approaches to beauty, health, rejuvenation, and stress reduction. In this first volume, you will be introduced to nine essential oils: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tangerine, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang. You will be guided as you create functional and multi-purpose aromatherapy products, including massage oils and perfume roll-ons. Aromatherapy, through the use of pure essential oils, is a natural way to improve the quality of life. Essential oils are a vital aspect of anti-aging because they are 'cytophylactic,' which means that they promote cell rejuvenation. Embedded in Finding Infinity are keys to rejuvenating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. As you read about aromatherapy, look for pairs of infinity symbols to unlock the power within.
A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand. This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrient’s common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more. This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness. It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine. • provides current, evidence-based information on herbal, nutritional and food supplements used in Australia and New Zealand • is user-friendly and easily organised by easy-to-find A-Z herbal monographs • appendices offering important additional information for the safe use of herbal and nutritional supplements, including a list of poison information centres, associations, manufacturers and more • offers clear, comprehensive tables including herb/natural supplement - drug interactions • lists the pharmacological actions of all herbs and natural supplements • a glossary of terms relevant to herbs and natural supplements • two comprehensive new chapters: Herbs and Natural Supplements in Pregnancy and Introduction to Wellness • all chapters completely updated and expanded • ten new monographs taking the total to 130 • now also available as an eBook! A code inside Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material
The first book devoted exclusively to aromatic hydrosols--gentle, water-based plant extracts that expand the healing, cosmetic, and culinary applications of aromatherapy. The author details the specifics of 67 hydrosols, provides formulas to treat more than 50 health concerns, and offers 40 delicious recipes in which hydrosols can be used.