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Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D. takes the guesswork out of using aromatherapy, basing the therapeutic use of essential oils on scientific data. The various classifications of the oils are illustrated, presenting the reader with a clear understanding of their properties relative to treatments. This empowers the reader to interact with essential oils both intelligently and intuitively.
This book has been well received by aromatherapy enthusiasts worldwide. It was written in the German language and then translated into English in July of 1998 by popular demand. Advanced Aromatherapy is an excellent resource for beginners as well as veterans of aromatherapy.
The story of Lavender and other oils from Provence, France. Understand the history of essential oils and how they are used in aromatherapy through healing and tribal uses. This book tells a story about aromatherapy in Provence through beautiful imagery.
The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.
Exploring science new biological understanding of essential oils and their advantage over synthetic drugs, renowned aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt reveals how the effectiveness of essential oil treatments stems from our common biochemical and cellular heritage with plants.
An in-depth look at the chemistry of essential oils. Broken up into 9 detailed chapters, this book covers all the chemistry of essential oils including the biosynthesis of the oil components, an analysis of the oils, and the historical development of aromatherapy.
The fact that essential oils are produced by living organisms is too often lost in the shuffle of commerce. Indeed, commercial essential oils are more often than not only partially derived from a specific plant and partially constructed in the laboratory. While the primary reason for adulteration is to cut cost, the readiness with which the marketplace accepts those adulterated oils reflects a severe lack of understanding of how and why products from a living organism are different from those from a chemical factory. Efforts to establish quality standards through chemical analysis, while important and useful, have also helped to blur the distinction and somehow created an impression of equivalence between natural and synthetic substances.
The therapeutic use of essential oils in the framework of aromatherapy has become a fact of life. As aromatherapy has grown and diversified it has become clear that the idea of generating scientific data to convince the medical mainstream has given way to an understanding that the most rewarding features of essential oil use cannot be adequately described with the language of reductionism, but rather with narratives from more wholistic disciplines. Nonetheless, this Part III of the PIA Masters series focuses on those aspects of essential oil therapy which do correspond to the western pharmacological paradigm.
By Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D. with its unapologetic tone is unique as it illuminates aromatherapy as a modality to encourage the shift from a mechanistic to a vitalistic perspective.
Proceedings of the 1st Wholistic Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, November 4 – 6, 1995.
Rolf Deininger, Elson Haas, Paul Lee, Klaus Dürbeck, Michael Schmidt, Kurt Schnaubelt
Proceedings of the 3rd Aromatherapy Conference on therapeutic uses of essential oils in San Francisco, October 30th - November 1st, 1998.
Proceedings of the 4th Wholistic Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, Nov 10-12, 2000.
Essential oils are more powerful tools than even the most ardent enthusiasts have imagined. Recent research demonstrates the antitumor effects of numerous essential oil components through in vitro experiments with breast, lung and pancreatic cancer tissue as well as melanoma. The surprising effectiveness of Vitex agnus castus is demonstrated in an impressive survey of 35 women using it for PMS and/or menopausal problems.
Proceedings of the 5th Wholistic Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, October 18-20, 2002.
Traditional Chinese Medicine perspectives allow approaching essential oil treatments for many serious conditions not accessible to western medicine.
Proceedings of the 6th Wholistic Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, April 8, 9 and 10, 2005.
Essential oils allow treatments for viral conditions for which western medicine has only limited answers.
Proceedings of the 7th Scientific Wholistic Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, February 20-22, 2009.
Scientific, aromatherapy and healing arts presentations.
Proceedings of the 8th Aromatherapy Conference in San Francisco, November 6-8, 2015.
A great informational beginners guide for 114 essential oils including information on the chemical components and properties of the oils.