Aromatherapy for Health Professionals

Aromatherapy for Health Professionals

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"Aromatherapy for Health Professionals" covers 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. The following are 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; and, 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Approx. 162 illustrations (13 in full color)
  • 0702035645
  • 9780702035647
  • 35,841

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 Addressesshow more