Aromatherapy: Therapy basics by Helen McGuinness

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This moment variation of the middle textual content Aromatherapy - treatment fundamentals comprises new details and lines, which mirror the alterations in attractiveness and treatment classes. a top quality color part can also be now integrated. The textual content covers all of the underpinning wisdom and past for college kids learning this remedy. It presents quite a lot of initiatives, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve an intensive realizing of the topic. themes contain: -The value of analysis -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case stories -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage concepts

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See Photo 3 on page 91. Black Pepper Black Pepper is very stimulating to mind and body and is particularly effective on the muscular and digestive systems. Key Word Stimulating Botanical name: Piper nigrum Source: dried and crushed black peppercorns Method of production: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: spicy, hot and very sharp Odour intensity: high Note: middle Blends well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Energetic Profile Towards the Yang (warm) Therapeutic properties ❃ analgesic ❃ febrifuge ❃ antimicrobial ❃ laxative ❃ antiseptic ❃ rubefacient ❃ antispasmodic ❃ stimulant ❃ carminative ❃ stomachic ❃ detoxicant ❃ tonic ❃ diuretic Therapeutic uses ❃ Circulatory system ❃ Digestive system ❃ Immune system poor circulation, anaemia colic, constipation, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, nausea colds, flu, viral infections ❃ Musculo-skeletal system 42 muscular aches and pains, poor muscle tone, joint pain and stiffness The Essential Oils Psychological profile: Black Pepper is useful for indifference, lethargy, melancholy and mental fatigue.

Essential oils are diverse – there is a large spread of actions with many oils and a degree of overlap in the choice of oil for a particular condition. This is because of the complex chemistry of an essential oil. The chemical constituents of an essential oil are often closely related in their molecular structure to those of human cells and tissues and hormones: therefore, as well as having a direct action upon specific bacteria and viruses, the oils also act by stimulating and reinforcing the body’s own defence mechanism.

A useful checklist when considering choosing an essential oil supplier is: 1 ❁ 2 ❁ Do they provide comprehensive literature of their oil including botanical names, sources, etc? 3 ❁ 4 ❁ 5 ❁ 6 ❁ How much information is included regarding quality testing? Is there independent analysis of their oils? Does your contact with them reflect they are knowledgeable about the oils; are they happy to answer your questions? Are the essential oils clearly and correctly labelled, with the recommended safety guidelines?

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