Aromatherapy, the hottest alternative healing method in the United States, is an effective and deeply pleasurable way to maintain well-being. While its concepts can be grasped intuitively, few people realize that scientific proof does, in fact, exist for many of the uses of aromatherapy. For the first time, Kurt Schnaubelt, a chemist and pioneer of the science of aromatherapy, provides a scientific basis for the efficacy of essential oils, explained clearly and logically.
Advanced Aromatherapy draws on broad-based research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body and how they affect emotional states as well as physical ones. It explains how to treat symptoms ranging from hay fever to stress disorders with predictable results. Students of aromatherapy wishing to take their practice to the next level will find that much of the guesswork used in developing formulas is no longer necessary. Professional aromatherapists will find that Advanced Aromatherapy turns the art of healing with essential oils into good medicine for the next century.
Size:This book measures 10" x 8" and is 138 pages.
Kurt Schnaubelt holds a doctorate in chemistry and is scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Rafael, California.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Aromatherapy: A Challenge to Conventional Medicine
2. Essential Oils - Definition and Distillation
3. The Effects of Essential Oils
4. Self-Treatment with Essential Oils
5. Choosing Essential Oils
6. Application of Essential Oils
7. Aromatherapy: Mediating between the Immune System, Emotions, and the Body
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