Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

By Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

"Aromatherapy for health and wellbeing execs" covers the entire spectrum of concept and perform from crucial oil technological know-how and the rules of perform to the applying of aromatherapy for particular stipulations.

The fourth variation of this hugely winning e-book presents a transparent and authoritative creation to aromatherapy as practiced in smooth wellbeing and fitness care settings. It offers invaluable info for any health practitioner wishing to improve their figuring out of the topic, offering the in-depth wisdom had to use crucial oils within the perform surroundings.

NEW FOR THIS version

  • Two new chapters - Wound Care and Bereavement - supply invaluable additions to the textual content

  • The bankruptcy Aromas, brain and physique has been superior

  • Several new crucial oils - giving houses, symptoms and cautions - were extra

  • New case histories illustrate the sensible program of idea and strategies defined

  • References were up-to-date and new study additional

The e-book is supported by means of a CD-ROM of ancillary tables protecting crucial oils for common use in health-care settings together with symptoms for secure, healing makes use of of crucial oils; these for use with warning; and crucial oil definitions.

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Culpeper, Gerard, Turner, Grieve) and these are not necessarily the same. However, as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses have become increasingly aware of the possibilities of using essential oils in many areas – hospices, hospitals, clinics, day care, residential and community care work – the Editors felt that the time was ripe for a book aimed specifically at health professionals. This feeling was confirmed at lectures and workshops given from 1992 to 1995 at many hospitals throughout Great Britain, S.

It has a lemony smell. ) The properties are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, also uterotonic, neurotonic and cardiotonic (Franchomme & Pénoël 2001 p. 431). Other Thymus vulgaris chemotypes also exist. The cineole-bearing plant has 80–90% 1,8-cineole. According to Franchomme and Pénoël (2001 p. 431), the p-cymene chemotype is analgesic when applied to the skin, a notable anti-infectious agent and useful for rheumatism and arthritis. 2 • Thymol. 3 • Carvacrol. 5 • p-Cymene. 6 • Linalool. 7 • Thujanol-4.

7 • Thujanol-4. 8 • α-Terpineol. 9 • Geraniol. Altitude and light The lower the altitude at which the thyme plant is grown, the more pronounced are the following effects: • The essential oil becomes more aggressive – more phenolic and antiseptic. • The colour of the essential oil also changes, from a light straw to a deeper hue. • The structure of the main component molecule changes from an open chain to a monocyclic chain to an aromatic ring base. These effects are due in part to the quality of light available to the plant.

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