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Overview

This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings, providing valuable information for any health professional who wants to learn about the subject. It provides the in-depth knowledge needed to begin using essential oils in the practice environment.
  • Reader-friendly layout and design makes the material accessible and easy to follow.
  • All oils specified in the national curricula are covered in detail.
  • Case studies illustrate practical applications for concepts and techniques discussed in the chapters.
  • Fully revised and updated discussions throughout include 24 new essential oil profiles added to this edition.
  • Updated information on health and safety provides crucial information on safeguarding both the practitioner and the client.
  • Additional references and new research have been added to this edition, as well as updated and revised tables.
  • More illustrations make key points easier to understand.
  • Chapters on carrier oils and essential waters have been updated and expanded.
  • The touch and massage chapter has been thoroughly revised.
  • The index has been extensively revised to include essential oil properties and indications.
  • Contributed chapters from nurses and midwives from various hospitals and community settings address topics such as Policy and Practice of Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy in Nursing, Primary Health care, Midwifery and Childbirth, Learning Disabilities, Stress, Intensive and Coronary Care, Care of the Elderly, and Palliative Care.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443101342
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/9/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 565
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Essential Oil Science

1. The Genesis of Essential Oils

2. Chemistry of Essential Oils

3. Part 1 Quality and Safety, Part 2 Power and Hazards

4. Traditional Use, Modern Research

Section 2. The Foundation of Practice

5. How Essential Oils Enter the Body

6. Hydrolats: The Essential Waters

7. Touch and Massage

8 Aromas, Mind and Body

9. Aromatic Medicine

Section 3. Aromatherapy in Context

10. Aromatherapy and Primary Healthcare

11. Stress including Critical Care

12. Pregnancy and Childbirth

13. Learning Disabilities and Autism

14 Care of the Elderly

15 Palliative and Supportive Care

Section 4. Policy and Practice

16. Aromatherapy in the UK

17. Aromatherapy Worldwide

Appendices, Glossary and Useful Addresses

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