Aromatherapy for Health Professionals

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Aromatherapy for Health Professionalscovers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions.

The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, ...

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Overview

Aromatherapy for Health Professionalscovers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions.

The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment.

NEW FOR THIS EDITION

* Two new chapters - Wound Care and Bereavement - provide valuable additions to the text

* The chapter ‘Aromas, Mind and Body’ has been enhanced

* Several new essential oils - giving properties, indications and cautions - have been added

* New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described

* References have been updated and new research added

The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702035647
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/25/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 222,973
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Sect. 1 Essential oil science 5
1 The genesis of essential oils 7
2 Chemistry and quality 23
3 Power and safety 41
4 Traditional use, modern research 59
Sect. 2 The foundations of practice 89
5 How essential oils enter the body 91
6 Essential waters 109
7 Touch and massage 119
8 Aromas, mind and body 145
Sect. 3 Aromatherapy in context 161
9 Primary healthcare 163
10 Pregnancy and childbirth 175
11 People with learning difficulties 199
12 Stress 207
13 Intensive and coronary care 217
14 Care of the elderly 225
15 Palliative and terminal care 241
Sect. 4 Policy and practice 257
16 Aromatherapy in the UK 259
17 Aromatherapy worldwide 281
Appendices, Glossary and Useful addresses 311
Index 379
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    You have to have this book if you are in aromatherapy business

    Full of tables with scientific and clinical data

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