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ISBN: 9780702074783
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Elsevier
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Aromatherapy for Health Professionals Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

by Shirley Price, Cert Ed, FISPA, MIFA, FIAM, Len Price, Cert Ed MIT(Trichology), FISPA, FIAM and Penny Price

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Now entering its 5th edition Aromatherapy for Health Professionals is an essential read for any professional wishing to practice aromatherapy in a clinical setting. It covers the theory and practice of essential oil science and the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions, giving an evidence based and in-depth presentation of the subject. Written by a highly experienced team of aromatherapists it is an authoritative guide for those wishing to use essential oils in a modern health care setting. 

  • SECTION 1: Essential oil science

    1. The genesis of essential oils

    2. Chemistry of essential oils

    3. (Part I) Quality and safety

    (Part II) Power and hazards

    4. Traditional use, research and therapeutic properties of essential oils

    SECTION 2: The foundations of practice

    5. Hydrolats – the essential waters

    6. How essential oils enter the body

    7. Aromas, mind and body

    8. Touch and massage

    9. Carrier oils

    10. Clinical aromatherapy

    SECTION 3: Aromatherapy in context

    11. Stress, depression and critical care

    12. Pregnancy and childbirth

    13. Learning difficulties and autism

    14. Care of the elderly

    15. Cancer and palliative care

    16. Bereavement


    Appendix A Essential Oils for General Use in Healthcare Settings

    Appendix B General Properties of Essential Oils

    Appendix C Indications for Uses of Essential Oils

    Appendix D Essential Oils to be Used with Caution

    Appendix E Safety: a Summary

    Appendix F Essential Oil: Definition for Aromatherapeutic Purposes

    References to Appendices

    Sources to Appendices


    Useful addresses


  • Shirley Price, Cert Ed, FISPA, MIFA, FIAM, Practitioner and Lecturer in Aromatherapy, Hinkley, Leicestershire, UK, Len Price, Cert Ed MIT(Trichology), FISPA, FIAM, Lecturer in Aromatherapy, Hinkley, Leicestershire, UK and Penny Price, Department of Biology, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
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