Touch and massage

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8 Touch and massage Shirley Price, Len Price Chapter contents Introduction Touch and massage Patient benefits Physiological benefits Psychological benefits Massage and aromatherapy – therapies in their own right Professional…

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Chemistry of essential oils

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2 Chemistry of essential oils Len Price Chapter contents Introduction Essential oil components Terpene compounds Therapeutic effects Alcohols Phenols – the other alcohols Methyl ethers Aldehydes Ketones Organic acids and…

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The genesis of essential oils

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1 The genesis of essential oils Len Price Chapter contents Introduction Botany for aromatherapists Taxonomy Chemical variation within species Thyme chemotypes Rosemary chemotypes Other chemotypes Lavender Clones of lavender and…

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Palliative and supportive care

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15 Palliative and supportive care Sue Whyte, Elaine Cooper Introduction Defining palliative and supportive care The disorders involved Pain – an example of the complex nature of a symptom Aromatherapy…

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(Part I): Quality and safety

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3 (Part I) Quality and safety Len Price Chapter contents Introduction Essential oil quality Genuine aromatherapeutic essential oils Quality variation Procurement of genuine, authentic essential oils Safety Tradition and experience…

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Aromas, mind and body

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7 Aromas, mind and body Len Price Chapter contents Introduction The impact of the mind and emotions on the body Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) The immune system The effect of the emotions…

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Aromatherapy worldwide

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18 Aromatherapy worldwide Australia Belgium Brazil Canada China Croatia Finland France Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Japan Netherlands Norway Portugal Switzerland Taiwan United States of America Introduction The practice of and…

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Hydrolats – the essential waters

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5 Hydrolats – the essential waters Len Price Chapter contents Introduction Terminology Prepared aromatic waters What are hydrolats? Which plants yield a hydrolat? Yield Appearance and aroma Keeping qualities and…

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Bereavement

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Chapter 16 Bereavement Robert Stephen Chapter contents Introduction Bereavement as loss The grief process Holistic grief The use of aromatherapy and essential oils Conclusion References Introduction Aromatherapy, in its simplest…

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