Advanced Aromatherapy

The Science of Essential Oil Therapy

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Advanced Aromatherapy
The Science of Essential Oil Therapy

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Pages : 144

Book Size : 8 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892817436

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : May 01, 1998

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 75 b&w illustrations

A chemist and aromatherapy professional provides scientific proof for the effectiveness of using essential oils. This is an essential textbook for aromatherapy practitioners.

About Advanced Aromatherapy

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.

Table of Contents

Table of content

Advanced Aromatherapy
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
Plant Messengers 
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
Antibacterial Effects 
The Aromatogram 
Antiviral Effects 
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 
Lymphatic System 
Bladder Infections 
Bloodshot Eyes and Conjunctivitis 
Nervousness, Tension, Stress 
Motion Sickness 
Infectious Illnesses 
Respiratory Conditions 
Skin Conditions 
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 

Author Bio
Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco.


Book Praise

Book Praise

"Schnaubelt brings singular authority to this explanation of the reasons why essential oils act on different systems of the body. This is aromatherapy's next generation, based in scientific analysis and structured to produce predictable results. Essential for the serious student."
NAPRA ReView Vol. 9, No.5

"Schnaubelt presents sound research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body."
Making Scents, Winter 1998-99

"Schnaubelt clearly and logically illustrates the science of his healing art. . . . Exciting, must have information for anyone going beyond a dab of relaxing lavender on the pillow or peppermint drops in honey water for an upset stomach. . . . An important new reference."
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