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Advanced Aromatherapyby Kurt Schnaubelt
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A chemist and aromatherapy practitioner provides scientific proof for the effectiveness of using essential oils.
Aromatherapy is the fastest-growing segment of the body care industry, an effective and deeply pleasurable way to maintain well-being. Now, Kurt Schnaubelt, a chemist and longtime aromatherapy practitioner, provides scientific proof for the efficacy of essential oils, explained clearly and logically.
Advanced Aromatherapy draws on the most recent research to demonstrate how essential oils work on the cells and microbes of the body. These chemical changes affect emotional states as well as physical ones.
Advanced Aromatherapy explains how to treat symptoms ranging from hay fever to stress disorders with predictable results.
An essential textbook for aromatherapy practitioners.
Turning the art of aromatherapy into good medicine for the next century, this book, written by a chemist and aromatherapy practitioner, draws on the most recent research to demonstrate how essential oils work on the cells and microbes of the body. 75 illustrations.
About the Author
Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. The author of Advanced Aromatherapy and Medical Aromatherapy, he lives in San Rafael, California.
Table of Contents
The Science of Essential Oil Therapy
1. Aromatherapy: A Challenge to Conventional Medicine
Antibiotics: The Downfall of Conventional Medicine
Civilization from One Source
Aromatherapy: An Answer
The Immune System: Not a One-Way Street
Complex Information from Plants
The History of Aromatherapy
2. Essential Oils--Definition and Distillation
Essential Oils--Distillation, Chemistry, and History
Essential Oil Terminology
The Composition of Essential Oils
Spectrum of Action of Essential Oil Components
3. The Effects of Essential Oils
Inhalation and Expectorant Effects
Sedative and Antispasmodic Effects
4. Self-Treatment with Essential Oils
Real and Potential Risks
Essential Oils and the Skin
Contraindications and Unusually Toxic Oils
5. Choosing Essential Oils
The Relationship between Chemical Structure and Effects
Descriptions of the Oils
6. Application of Essential Oils
Methods of Application
Areas of Use
Bruises, Sprains, Sports Injuries
Wounds and Scars
Bloodshot Eyes and Conjunctivitis
Nervousness, Tension, Stress
Cosmetics with Natural Substances
7. Aromatherapy: Mediating between the Immune System, Emotions, and the Body
Aromatherapy and the Immune System
Aromatherapy and Asthma
Aromatherapy and Viral Diseases
An End to the Separation of Body and Mind
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