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.
- Contains an A-Z of essential oils including their chemistry and properties, allowing therapists to select the most effective oils for use in a clinical situation.
- Includes a table giving the appropriate essential oils for different health conditions
- Includes case studies to help the reader understand how to put the theory into practice.
The text is fully referenced and evidence based for use in a clinical 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
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