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Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
     

Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being

by Peter Damian, Kate Damian
 

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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

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.

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620551134
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,017,684
File size:
937 KB

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Meet the Author

Peter and Kate Damian are the founders of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they conduct Windrose Workshops, offering training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils, and they are charter members of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, International. Peter Damian is the author of The Twelve Healers of the Zodiac: The Astrology Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies. Kate Damian travels internationally as a professional aromatherapist and massage practitioner.
Peter Damian, with his wife Kate, was owner of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they ran the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils.
Kate Damian was a professional aromatherapist, licensed massage practitioner, and founding member of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy International. With her husband Peter Damian, she was owner of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they ran the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils.

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