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Aromatherapy for Common Ailments

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A GAIA ORIGINAL

Aromatherapy oils have been used since ancient times to cleanse the body, strengthen the immune system, and release tension. Extracted from the petals, leaves, roots, and resins of plants, these essential oils can provide a lovely and effective scented therapy used in massage, baths, compresses, inhalations, room fresheners, shampoos, and body lotions.

With step-by-step instructions and beautiful color photographs. Aromatherapy for Common Ailments shows how to apply twelve of the most versatile essential oils to treat more than forty common health problems, including:

headaches
high blood pressure
colds and flu
indigestion
varicose veins
hair loss
menstrual pain
acne
insomnia
fatigue

An ideal companion volume to Massage for Common Ailments and Yoga for Common Ailments, this first-of-its-kind guide shows how easy and delightful it is to treat yourself to the art of natural healing and relaxation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 93) and index.

About the Author

Shirley Price is the founder of the world-renowned Shirley Price School of Aromatherapy. With branches in the United States, the British Isles, Norway, and southern Ireland, it is the largest such school in the world. Ms. Price produces the bimonthly magazine Aromanews and is the author of the best-selling book Practical Aromatherapy.

Table of Contents

Contents

Cautions
Introduction

Chapter 1
THE NATURE OF AROMATHERAPY
Producing Quality Essential Oils
Oils and their Chemistry
Pathways and Effects

Chapter 2
HOW TO USE HOME TREATMENTS
Diluting
Blending
Inhalation
Baths
Mouthwashes and Gargles
Application
Compresses
Massage
Consulting a Professional

Chapter 3
EVERYDAY AROMATHERAPY
The Importance of Diet
Coping with Stress
Using Oils in the Home
Vaporizers and other Room Fresheners
Awareness and Health

Chapter 4
THE AILMENTS
Emotional Problems
Essential Oil of Clary Sage
Essential Oil of Eucalyptus
Respiratory Problems
Essential Oil of Rosemary
Skin and Hair Disorders
Essential Oil of Geranium
Essential Oil of Peppermint
Digestive Problems
Essential Oil of Cypress
Circulatory Problems
Essential Oil of Juniper Berry
Essential Oil of Sweet Marjoram
Muscular Problems
Essential Oil of Roman Chamomile
Gynaecological Problems
Essential Oil of Tea Tree
Essential Oil of Sandalwood
Children's Problems
Essential Oil of Lavender
First Aid

Glossary, Further Reading, Useful Addresses, Buying and Storing Essential Oils and Carriers
Index and Acknowledgments
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671731342
Subtitle:
A GAIA ORIGINAL
Author:
Price, Shirley
Publisher:
Fireside
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Health and hygiene
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Aromatherapy
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Healing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Massage.
Series Volume:
9287
Publication Date:
19910515
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.66x7.46x.30 in. .63 lbs.

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