Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 3rd Edition
By Len Price, MIT (Trichology), FISPA, FIAM (Aromatic Medicine) and Shirley Price, Cert. Ed., FISPA, FIAM
565 pages 142 ills
Trim size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings, providing valuable information for any health professional who wants to learn about the subject. It provides the in-depth knowledge needed to begin using essential oils in the practice environment.
Reader-friendly layout and design makes the material accessible and easy to follow.
All oils specified in the national curricula are covered in detail.
Case studies illustrate practical applications for concepts and techniques discussed in the chapters.
New to this Edition
Fully revised and updated discussions throughout include 24 new essential oil profiles added to this edition.
Updated information on health and safety provides crucial information on safeguarding both the practitioner and the client.
Additional references and new research have been added to this edition, as well as updated and revised tables.
More illustrations make key points easier to understand.
Chapters on carrier oils and essential waters have been updated and expanded.
The touch and massage chapter has been thoroughly revised.
The index has been extensively revised to include essential oil properties and indications.
Contributed chapters from nurses and midwives from various hospitals and community settings address topics such as Policy and Practice of Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy in Nursing, Primary Health care, Midwifery and Childbirth, Learning Disabilities, Stress, Intensive and Coronary Care, Care of the Elderly, and Palliative Care
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 Addresses