Aromaterapia: El olor y la psique

Utilización de los aceites esenciales para el bienestar físico y emocional
By (author) Kate Damian
By (author) Peter Damian

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Aromaterapia: El olor y la psique
Utilización de los aceites esenciales para el bienestar físico y emocional
By (author) Kate Damian
By (author) Peter Damian

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Pages : 264

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892814732

Imprint : Inner Traditions en Español

On Sale Date : February 01, 1997

Format : Paperback Book

The authors--professional aromatherapists-- delve into the physiology and psychology of scent, citing research and clinical studies. They profile 44 essential oils, and give instructions for creating your own blends.
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About Aromaterapia: El olor y la psique

Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets. 

Explores:


• How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep


• Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings


• Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils


• How men and women differ in their responses to odors


• Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt


• Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent. 


• Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche
Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-being

Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction to Aromatherapy
Chapter Two: Phytoarmatherapy and the Theory of Disease
Chapter Three: Smell and the Psychology of Scent
Chapter Four: Aromatherapy Today and Tomorrow: Theory and Practice, Issues and Debates
Chapter Five: Psychotherapeutic Effects of Essential Oils
Chapter Six: The Chemistry of Essential Oils
Chapter Seven: Essential Oil Profiles
Appendix
Floral Waters In Aromatherapy
Aromatic Diffusors
Basic Principles of Essential Oil Blending
Charts and Tables
Aromatherapy Usage Guide
Chakra Oil Blending Guide
Essential Oil Quick Reference Table
Selected Bibliography
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Companies
Index 

Author Bio
Peter and Kate Damian are owners of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they run the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils. Kate Damian is a professional aromatherapist, licensed massage practitioner, and founding member of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy International. They live in Phoenix, Arizona. 
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"With the increasing interest in aromatherapy and flurry of books coming out, it is refreshing to see an in depth approach to its effects on the mind and emotions. It is a pleasure to see such a well written and well researched book."
The American Herb Association
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Aromaterapia El olor y la psique

Durante miles de años se han utilizado los aceites aromáticos no sólo por su fragancia sino también con propósitos culinarios, terapéuticos y espirituales.  Peter y Kate Samian revelan la forma de mejorar cas todos los aspectos de la vida mediante masajes aromáticos de lavanda y baños de aceite de té de árbol para el tratamiento de la presión alta o de ylang ylang contra la depresión. 

Al ser el único sentido que se extiende hasta el cerebro, el olfato es un componente primordial del estado de ánimo, la memoria y el apetito, y la clave para comprender la compatibilidad sexual y el instinto de protección maternal de un recién nacido.  Pero, ¿qué armas en particular son eficaces en el tratamiento terapéutico o en los rituales?  ¿Qué relación existe entre las esencias de las plantas y el aura humana?

Junto a una amplia exposición de la historia de la aromaterapia de la antigua China, la India, Persia y Egipto, y a los conocimientos científicos actuales de la psicología del aroma, Aromaterapia: El olor y la psique es la guía perfecta para dominar el uso de los aceites esenciales.  Se incluyen esquemas explicativos acerca de los cuarenta y cuarto aceites esenciales, además de instrucciones específicas para crear mezclas de los mismos. 

Peter y Kate Damian son miembros de la American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, International.  Peter Damian es autor de The Twelve Healers of the Zodiac: The Astrology Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies.  Kate Damian viaja por todo el mundo como practicante profesional del masaje y la aromaterapia.

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