Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being [NOOK Book]

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Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing ...
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Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Overview

Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets. 

Explores:


• How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep


• Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings


• Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils
How men and women differ in their responses to odors


• Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt


• Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent. 


• Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends. 

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Editorial Reviews

The American Herb Association
"With the increasing interest in aromatherapy and flurry of books coming out, it is refreshing to see an in depth approach to its effects on the mind and emotions. It is a pleasure to see such a well written and well researched book."
From the Publisher
"With the increasing interest in aromatherapy and flurry of books coming out, it is refreshing to see an in depth approach to its effects on the mind and emotions. It is a pleasure to see such a well written and well researched book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620551134
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 650,113
  • File size: 913 KB

Meet the Author

Peter and Kate Damian are owners of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they run the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kate and Peter Damian are owners of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they run the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils. Kate Damian is a professional aromatherapist, licensed massage practitioner, and founding member of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy International. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Introduction to Aromatherapy
Chapter Two: Phytoarmatherapy and the Theory of Disease
Chapter Three: Smell and the Psychology of Scent
Chapter Four: Aromatherapy Today and Tomorrow: Theory and Practice, Issues and Debates
Chapter Five: Psychotherapeutic Effects of Essential Oils
Chapter Six: The Chemistry of Essential Oils
Chapter Seven: Essential Oil Profiles

Appendix

Floral Waters In Aromatherapy

Aromatic Diffusors

Basic Principles of Essential Oil Blending

Charts and Tables

Aromatherapy Usage Guide

Chakra Oil Blending Guide

Essential Oil Quick Reference Table

Selected Bibliography

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Companies

Index
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