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 Essentials of Aromatherapy Essential Oils teaches you how to use essential oils to improve your physical, mental and emotional well being.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 aromatherapy oils.You will discover:* The safety information and therapeutic uses of 18 essential oils* How to blend essential oils* The characteristics and uses of 14 carrier oils* How to Dilute Essential Oils with Carrier Oils* How to Use Essential Oils* Cautionary Measures when using Essential Oils * Numerous Essential Oil Recipes for bath products as well as skin care and hair care productsThe Essentials of Aromatherapy Essential Oils will leave you with a clear understanding of how you can safely use aromatherapy essential oils to heal yourself naturally.
A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students "Recommended evidence-based reference on Complementary Medicines" National Pharmacy Board 2010 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
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.
Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications presents the development, use and marketing of essential oils. Exciting new topics include insecticidal applications, but there is a continued focus on the chemistry, pharmacology and biological activities of essential oils. The third edition unveils new chapters including the insect repellent and insecticidal activities of essential oils, the synergistic activity with antibiotics against resistant microorganisms, essential oil applications in agriculture, plant-insect interactions, and pheromones and contaminants in essential oils. Features Presents a wide range of topics including sources, production, analysis, storage, transport, chemistry, aromatherapy, pharmacology, toxicology, metabolism, technology, biotransformation, application, utilization, and trade Includes discussions of biological activity testing, results of antimicrobial and antioxidant tests, and penetration enhancing activities useful in drug delivery Covers up-to-date regulations and legislative procedures, together with the use of essential oils in perfumes, cosmetics, feed, food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industries Unveils new chapters including the insect repellent and insecticidal activities of essential oils, the synergistic activity with antibiotics against resistant microorganisms, essential oil applications in agriculture, plant-insect interactions, and pheromones and contaminants in essential oils The American Botanical Council (ABC) named the second edition as the recipient of the 2016 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award and recognized that essential oils are one of the fastest growing segments of the herbal product market
Practitioners like you have been turning to Micozzi’s comprehensive CAM text for the past 20 years. Filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research and updated contributions from world experts, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition gives you a solid foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications for CAM – and expands your global perspective with new and updated chapters on healing systems from around the world. Dive into interesting discussions on massage, manual therapies and bodywork, yoga, chiropractic, osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and essential oils therapy, "nature cure," naturopathy and naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this 20th anniversary edition is your ideal CAM reference! • A broad perspective traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. • Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. • Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi himself. • A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. • Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. • Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. • An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. • Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. • Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. • NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAM in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! • NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. • NEW! Revised chapters with new contributors offer fresh perspectives on these important and relevant topics. • EXPANDED! Basic science content and new theory and research studies cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. • NEW! New and expanded global ethnomedical systems include new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.
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.
The "Bible" of Alternative Medicine Learn 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.
From acupuncture to yoga, the increasing popularity of unconventional medical therapies has risen sharply during the past decade. Consumers are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for a variety of reasons and are spending billions annually for treatments. Recognizing the growing need to locate authoritative CAM information, award-winning author Alan M. Rees has compiled a first-stop resource for those seeking information to guide their decisions. Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. Best of lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM. Librarians will use the Source Book as a collection development tool. Consumers and students will find it an easy-to-use guide for locating hard-to-find resources about the latest in alternative medical therapies and treatments. This unique volume brings together in one volume print and electronic resources pertaining to an in-demand topi, provides recommendations of authoritative sources of current information on a wide variety of unconventional medical therapies, will fill the information gap in the rapidly growing field of CAM.
A comprehensive guide to what’s what and what works in complementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargon and gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you are interested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving the symptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of the therapies available to you – from acupuncture through healing foods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment is most effective for, how to go about finding a practitioner and what to expect from a consultation. Topics covered in Complementary Medicine For Dummies include: Old Dogs – New Tricks: From Ancient Roots to Modern Practice Turning to the Pros for Your Health Diagnosis Reading the Body (Self-Diagnosis) Uncovering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Revealing Ayurveda’s ‘Science of Life’ Balancing Health With Tibetan Medicine Purifying the Body with Japanese Medicine Dipping Your Toes Into Nature Cure Getting to the Point of Acupuncture Homing in on Homeopathy Unearthing Herbal Medicine Nibbling on Nutritional Medicine Diving into Naturopathy Opening Up with Osteopathy Getting to the Crunch with Chiropractic Moving with Bodywork Therapies Enjoying Massage Therapies Relaxing with Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Scenting Out Aromatherapy and Flower and Tree Remedies Connecting with Healing Therapies Getting Your Head Around Psychological Therapies Feeling the Buss of Energy Medicine Having a Go with Creative Therapies Ten Complementary Medicine Tips for Healthy Living Ten Superfoods for Great Health Ten Great Herbal Remedies Appendix A: A-Z of Therapies ~