This month’s book recommendation is Jennifer Peace Rhind’s “Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice” 2nd edition. With praises from aromatherapy experts Gabriel Mojay, Robert Tisserand and Rhiannon Harris, this book gives students and practitioners full information on the use of essential oils in the field of contemporary aromatherapy.
This revised and expanded handbook is an in-depth guide to essential oils, providing a research-based overview of the field of contemporary aromatherapy, its underlying pharmacology and the current research. It emphasizes the philosophical approaches and therapeutic applications. The book successfully combines holistic principles with practitioner-focused evidence-based research.
This will be an indispensable text for all students and practitioners of aromatherapy and related disciplines, as well as anyone interested in the use of essential oils for health and wellbeing.
The book begins with an explanation of the theoretical history of aromatherapy in Greek, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It then gives a detailed account of how essential oils are created, how and where aromatherapy is used, the underlying pharmacology, and the current research.
Jennifer Peace Rhind is a Chartered Biologist with aPhD in Mycotoxicology from the University of Strathclyde. Her long-standing interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has led to qualifications in massage, aromatherapy and reflexology, and for 13 years she worked as a therapist and partner in a multi-disciplinary complementary healthcare clinic.
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