Now entering its 5th edition Aromatherapy for Health Professionals is an essential read for any professional wishing to practice aromatherapy in a clinical setting. It covers the theory and practice of essential oil science and the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions, giving an evidence based and in-depth presentation of the subject. Written by a highly experienced team of aromatherapists it is an authoritative guide for those wishing to use essential oils in a modern health care setting. Contains an A-Z of essential oils including their chemistry and properties, allowing therapists to select the most effective oils for use in a clinical situation. Includes a table giving the appropriate essential oils for different health conditions Includes case studies to help the reader understand how to put the theory into practice. The text is fully referenced and evidence based for use in a clinical setting.
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.
Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing forms of alternative medicine in the UK and USA. Essential oils are now sold in pharmacies and aromatherapy is increasingly being used in hospitals and primary care settings.This unique book takes an analytical and scientific approach to aromatherapy practices and principles based on the scientific evidence to date.The monographs cover commonly used essential oils and their therapeutic uses, details of toxicity, bioactivity, contraindications and clinical studies. This book provides pharmacists, GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals with reliable scientifically based information on this growing discipline.
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.
This book aims to give health professionals a balanced and indepen dent overview of massage and aromatherapy. I have written it because, despite growing interest, there is a dearth of professional literature on this subject. This book aims to cover a number of topics which are under-represented in existing publications. These include: • scientific research in massage and aromatherapy; • the use of the therapies in medical settings; • the knowledge base of massage and aromatherapy; • professional and managerial issues; • safety. Understanding of these subjects is essential for any reasoned evalu ation of massage and aromatherapy. Yet this book is probably the first to provide information suitable for this task. At the current time of writing, almost all books on massage and aroma therapy have been written with the lay public in mind. The texts recommended to students and practitioners by the foremost schools and institutions are exactly the same as those available in health food shops as general introductions for prospective patients. Not surprisingly, such books generally fail to include in-depth discussions of professional issues.
Healthcare professionals seldom receive training in alternative therapies in their graduate courses. Aromatherapy is a fascinating source of relief from varied ailments. Rich in history and use, aromatherapy may have clinical utility in everyday therapeutic practice for your clients. This book provides the clinical practitioner with a quick overview of some common uses for this wonderful aid to healing. Understand this specifically: This book will NOT provide enough information for health professionals, patients, clients, interested parties, or causal readers of this book with enough information to become an aromatherapist! Indeed, this is a PRIMER! It is a fun book to read, an interesting book to have in a health professional's waiting room or office, and is intended to spark conversation about the wonderful gifts that one finds in AROMATHERAPY.
Distilled waters, or hydrosols, are therapeutic in many ways, and yet little has been written to make clear their properties and clinical applications. This book details the nature, properties (where known) and nomenclature of hydrosols, and gathers in one source the sure and sensible facts about distilled waters. Already used by aromatherapists interested in extending their therapeutic range, this book will provide all therapists with the confidence to practice safely with a sure understanding of the value of hydrosols. Dispels confusion over what hydrolats and distilled waters actually are - equipping the therapist to make accurate choices in what to use for effective therapeutic interventions. Analyzes the science of hydrolats and sorts fact from wild claim. Extends the range of therapeutic interventions available to the practicing aromatherapist/massage therapist.
Aromatherapy has seen a huge surge in popularity in the past decade, and has proven effective for a wide array of women's health problems. However, the number of women interested in introducing aromatherapy to their personal health care dwarfs the number of clinicians formally trained in it. As a result, large numbers of women self-treat with aromatherapy, which can increase risk factors particularly during pregnancy and lactation. Condensing thorough research into concise, easy-to-digest language, this scientific evidence-based guide enables women's healthcare professionals and aromatherapists to quickly determine the safest and most effective way to apply aromatherapy in any given situation. The perfect bedside clinical guide for busy professionals, it covers 20 essential oils and their uses in women's health, from pregnancy to menopause. Readers will come away equipped with new tools to improve their patients' comfort and wellbeing, with the confidence of drawing from a reliable base of clinical evidence.
The safe use of essential oils is of key importance in the practice of aromatherapy. Based on up-to-date research findings, this practical, comprehensive guide gives detailed profiles of essential oils, safety guidelines for practitioners, cautions and contradictions and extensive referencing. Essential Oil Safety is written for everyone who needs to be thoroughly familiar with the appropriate and safe use of essential oils in therapy, whether researchers, pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, aromatherapists or retailers. Detailed profiles of 95 essential oils, including constituents, hazards, dosage, toxicity data and contraindications Brief safety profiles of 311 essential oils and 135 essential oil components Safety guidelines for practitioners, retailers and consumers Details of essential oil absorption, metabolism and excretion Description of essential oil toxicity with regard to the skin, mucous membrane, the central nervous system and the major organs Essential oils which may react adversely with certain drugs Cautions and contraindications for the therapeutic use of essential oils by all methods of administration Guidelines on the safe and appropriate administration of essential oils in pregnancy, cancer, epilepsy, heart disease and many other conditions Extensive references throughout the text in addition to a separate reference section
The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardivascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system. For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles. There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critque of current regulations.
Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient. An introduction to the principles and practice of aromatherapy, including contraindications and toxicity. Contains an in-depth clinical section dealing with the management of common problems such as infection and pain. Gives examples of which specific oils might be used in treatment. Illustrates the application of aromatherapy in specific clinical specialties, particularly nursing. Draws on over 700 references Includes a new chapter on psychiatric nursing and aromatherapy to include: depression, psychosis, bipolar, compulsive addictive, addiction and withdrawal.
Highly researched and referenced, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals: A Holistic Approach to Consumer Health educates students about the many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities that are available, in addition to the more traditional methods that exist. Early chapters provide an overview of both traditional and alternative medicine, scientific method and steps in scientific research, and look at the cost of health care in the U.S. Later chapters introduce students to integrative medicine and provide a thorough overview of CAM practices employed today. Topics that are covered include acupuncture, meditation, herbals and aromatherapy. By reading this text, students will become astute at distinguishing among those traditional and CAM health practices that are helpful, those that have been scientifically tested, and those that may offer no benefit.
This book is designed for those already practicing massage or reflexology and who want to use essential oils to improve and enhance their treatments. Understanding the potency of the oils and learning to mix an Individual Prescription for each client will increase the power of your massage and treatments. In her working years, Joy Burnett was a practicing Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and Holistic Health Care Practitioner. In 1990, as a result of working with Aids patients, part of her clinical thesis on the immune system was published in Shirley Price's book Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. In 1993, Joy opened the 'Rainbow Bridge School of Aromatherapy' in North Yorkshire, which was nationally accredited with The International Society of Professional Aromatherapists (ISPA), and for over eleven years taught and practiced both there and in other schools.
"When essential oils are put in a lamp, inhaled, applied to the skin, placed in bathwater, or even taken orally, a person can feel relaxed, energized, or uplifted. In this beautifully illustrated book, a holistic practitioner describes the history and physiological basis of aromatherapy, tells how to extract and store the oils, and gives detailed information on 27 of the most important essential oils, including their dosages and beneficial effects."-- "LJ . 240 pages, 2-color throughout, 8 1/4 x 11.
Let me ask you.... What's the most important thing you are looking for from your book about aromatherapy and essential oils? Clear advice from an expert in their field? An easy to navigate guide? Comprehensive data of many oils and how to use them? Value for money? It seems to me that you may fit into one of three categories: A complete beginner to essential oils who wants to learn how to treat themselves and their family safely. A student or professional aromatherapist looking to grow their, already ample, aromatherapy bookshelf A distributor for an aromatherapy multi level marketing company such as Young Living or Doterra who wants to better understand their product Am I right? This book, written by a professional aromatherapist with 21 years experience has a little something for each of you. Instructions on recommended oils for 60 different ailments Information on 104 essential oils and their safety data (referenced from Tisserand Essential Oil Safety Data for Health Professionals 2013) Facts on how to use 16 different carrier oils including coconut oil, tamanu, and also St Johns Wort Recipe blends by another 13 professional aromatherapists including a blend to use in labour by a midwife using essential oils on an NHS maternity ward and an aphrodisiac blend by a professional sex therapist. Details of how the chemistry of essential oils works Reflections on how plant extracts have been used since early neolithic times right up to the present day Plus extra bonus material: Free hypnotherapy relaxation download 6 essential oil monographs including the most up to date information into clinical trials into many conditions including breast, skin and prostate cancers as well as diabetes: on lavender oil, tea tree oil, geranium, rose, myrrh and chamomile. Past professionally published papers by the author on Agarwood, Damiana, Tuberose, Calendula and myrtle oils Discount vouchers to 15 aromatherapy schools, product stores and treatment clinics. Over 300 pages and 21 years of professional experience.... What have you got to lose? Scroll up and buy!
This is the second edition of a text first published as Aromatherapy for the Whole Person. It explores the history of essential oils treatments and their use in body and beauty treatments, and in the treatment of medical disorders such as heart disease. A selection of case studies is provided, including supportive treatments and animal treatments.
"Essential Oils for Animals" is the complete guide to using aromatherapy for natural animal health and management. Morag explains how to use essential oils in an animal's care regime to increase health, reduce stress, and increase the bond of trust between pet and owner.