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Holistic aromatherapy

511imz-3hul-_sx399_bo1204203200_Practical self-healing with essential oils

By Mark Gian
Call number: RM666.A68 G53 2017
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Heal your body, mind, and spirit using the power of essential oils. Are you seeking a natural and holistic way to improve your mental, emotional and physical well being? And did you know that our sense of smell has the power to trigger and increase memory, change our mood and boost our immune system? In “Holistic Aromatherapy” you will find the foundations for harnessing this power and self-healing with essential oils, including the additional benefits of practical applications based on Chinese Medicine. Discover the healing connection between aromatherapy and Chinese Medicine, and learn about key essential oils – peppermint, lavender, rose, eucalyptus and many more – and their unique personalities and applications. Find out how to apply essential oils on acupressure points for enhanced benefits and make an essential bath oil, scrub, spray or steam inhalation, as well as simple massage techniques and compresses for pain relief.

The healing intelligence of essential oils

61d3ww8jxkl-_sx398_bo1204203200_The science of advanced aromatherapy

By Kurt Schnaubelt
Call number: RM666.A68 S364 2011
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Explores science’s new biological understanding of essential oils for improved immunity and treatment of degenerative diseases

• Explains how essential oils convey the complex natural healing powers of plants, offering scientifically proven advantages over synthetic drugs

• Offers revolutionary essential oil treatments to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments as well as for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma

• Presents simple recipes and protocols for strengthening the immune system; for treatment of common ailments, such as colds, flu, herpes, and candida; and for pain management

Exploring science’s new biological understanding of essential oils and their advantages over synthetic drugs, renowned aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt reveals how the effectiveness of essential oil treatments stems from our common biochemical and cellular heritage with plants. He explains how essential oils preserve a plant’s complex natural life-supporting and immune-building qualities, developed through millions of years of interaction with animals and humans. Reviewing recent research in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology, he shows how the multilayered activity of plant essences helps maintain the integrity of our genetic code–the reason why pathogens cannot develop resistance toward essential oils as they do with antibiotics and antivirals–making essential oils a more effective and sustainable form of treatment for a variety of health problems.

Laying to rest old arguments over essential oils’ alleged toxicity and whether they can be ingested or used undiluted, Schnaubelt presents simple recipes and protocols for treating and preventing common ailments, such as colds, flu, herpes, and candida, as well as for pain management. Offering new essential oil treatment opportunities for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma, he shows how essential oils can also ameliorate the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments as well as how even home use of essential oils for relaxation or skin care can help build one’s immunity and overall well-being.