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Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide: Building Immunity, Increasing Longevity, and Enhancing Mental Performance With Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils [Hardcover]

by D. Gary Young, Ronald M. Lawrence
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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April 1, 2003 0943685346 978-0943685342 2nd
AUTHOR INFORMATION D. Gary Young, ND, has made tremendous contributions to the rebirth of essential oils in North America. One of the pioneers in researching, cultivating, and distilling essential oils, he has spent decades conducting clinical research on the ability of therapeutic essential oils to combat disease and improve health. He has developed his own methods of application from which thousands of people have benefited. TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgements Preface Dedication Foreword Section I: Background, Chemistry, Safety Chapter 1: Essential Oils: The Missing Link in Modern Medicine Chapter 2: How Do Essential Oils Work? Chapter 3: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Chapter 4: How to Safely Use Essential Oils Chapter 5: Cleansing Chapter 6: Producing Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils Section II: Single Oils/Hydrosols (Floral Waters) Chapter 7: Single Oils Chapter 8: Hydrosols (Floral Waters) Section III: Blends Chapter 9: Oil Blends Section IV: Vita Flex/Raindrop/Auricular/Emotional Response/Longevity Chapter 10: Vita Flex Technique Chapter 11: Raindrop Technique Chapter 12: Lymphatic Pump Chapter 13: Auricular Aroma Technique Chapter 14: Emotional Response and Essential Oils Chapter 15: Longevity and Essential Oils Section V: Application Methods/Reference Guide Chapter 16: Application Methods/Reference Guide Section VI: References/Appendices/Index References Appendicies

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 610 pages
  • Publisher: Life Sciences Press; 2nd edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943685346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943685342
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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147 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In depth information and research December 3, 2003
Dr. Young presents a thorough overview of research on a wide variety of essential oils. He also presents a good bit of practical information on using these powerhouses of healing. This is a reference anyone serious about alternative medicine should have in their library.
The first chapter concentrates on essential oils as the missing link in modern medicine. This is a theme that Dr. Young returns to again and again in his writings. He feels that the integration of essential oils in any mode of medicine stands to bring deeper levels of healing than we currently see. He speaks of the ancient secrets which are being rediscovered by modern science. At the end of this chapter, he chronicles his own search for this informaion.
The nitty gritty of how these oils affect the human body is the subject of the second and third chapters. He covers topics ranging from the chemistry involved to the actual physiological and emotional effects of the oils. the chapter also includes a greaat deal of information on different grades of oils and their proper uses.
Chapters 4 and 5 detail production and safe use of essential oils.
The next three chapters give details on individual and blends of essential ois and their products. This is one of the real strengths of this book due to the care and detail Dr. Young provides.
The rest of the book is the part that makes it worth what we pay for it. There is a wealth of practical information on techniquest for the use of these oils. He winds up this impressive work with an extensive list of references backing up the information provided in the rest of the book. This is followed by more than a dozen appendicies containing specific details analyzing many aspects of the issues he has raised throughout the book.
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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have for your reference library December 13, 2004
I recently purchased this book and ohhhhhh, what a find! So much wonderful information here. It starts with the basics of Essential Oils (E.O.), the writing is interesting and to the point without dragging you along. Theres a chapter on hormones, how they work and effect the body and how e.o.'s play into it. Theres a whole section with nothing but ailments listed alphabetically, what is entailed with the ailment, and what e.o. to use, best route to use it, eg. inhalation,topically with carrier oil, topically without an oil ( which is 'NEAT'), or by ingestion, and how often to apply/inhale, which 'single' or 'blended' oils to use. Another chapter listing the oils alphabetically and what they're best used for, so makes a nice cross-reference and tons more stuff. I think this book is informational even if you're not all that interested in e.o.'s, and a definate thumbs up if you are...enjoy!
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90 of 96 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing ! January 31, 2006
The majority of the information in this large book is already published in this authors EODR: Essential Oil Desk Reference. Very little new information and thus it should have been printed in a small volume or pamphlet as an addendum to the EODR. Much better to spend your money on the origianl and very valuable reference manual (the EODR) for all those using the Young Living Essential Oils. Only the "true believers" and followers can or will use this current volume.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST essential oil book out there! January 11, 2007
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This book is written by the founder of Young Living Essential Oils, Gary Young. However, it is NOT "brand specific" information. It includes scientific information about essential oils, but better yet ... it tells you which oil(s) to use for specific maladies!

For instance, I have a mole on my face and do NOT want to have it surgically removed. I consulted this book, and found the recommendation to use Oregano oil on it. I have been using the oil on it for almost one week, and have started to see a change in the look and feel of the mole. NOTHING I have tried over the years has done this for it!

(as of 10/01/07: I have been using the Oregano oil on my moles for a while now. I have very fair skin, and am allergic/sensitive to many things. This oil is no exception. I CANNOT put the oil on my moles every day. I have to put it on maybe every 3 or 4 days. The skin around the moles becomes red and itchy. Also, the moles tend to ooze clear liquid. Be careful with the oils and USE THEM AS DIRECTED!! So far about 3/4 of my largest mole is GONE. By using the oil approx. 1x per week I have dissolved the moles by a significant amount, and the dark color is either gone or much lighter!)

The book is easy to use, very informative, and I consult it almost daily for advice. I give it 2 thumbs and 2 toes up! Excellent reference!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source for Novice and Expert February 25, 2006
This is a well written, easily understood resource for anyone interested in essential oils and their uses. I bought this book after reading an article in a magazine by the author. I have since bought a couple of other essential oil books and looked at others at a bookstore and none of them came close to providing the usable information that this book does. If you are interested in this subject, don't waste your money on other books, this one has everything you need to better your health in a safe, natural way.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I first purchased this book for myself and gave that copy to my grandson. I missed it so much that I purchased another copy for myself. It has more useful information than any other book I have reviewed or read on essential oils and the use of them.

I am not a Young Living customer, so I am not trying to push the book - I am simply truly sold on this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
If you are serious about using oils, this is a wonderful book! You can use it to look up uses of oils you own, which oils work well to help cure physical problems, where to put... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Cherie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book
For anyone wanting to know the essentials of Young Living's oils - this is the book. Written by the founder D. Gary Young this is the ultimate in information. Read more
Published 1 month ago by G. Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars Best price found for this book
I priced this volume in many different internet locations.
This was the best deal, by far, that I found. New and
in excellent shape. Quick delivery.
Published 3 months ago by Carol Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Desk reference
This book is worth every dollar! I love yleos and wish the price fad stayed lie! Must be in high demand.
Published 4 months ago by Pam Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Oil Research starts and ends here
This is a fantastic book. I originally checked it out at the library and did not want to return it. Jam packed with fantastic info on oils, how to use them, where they come from,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by iowahawkeye2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Oils
Easy to read, very informative and interesting.
I have been using Youngs Living essential oils for
two months and can feel my body responding to them
in a positive... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jane Lombardi-Rivers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
Once again a wonderful book full of information and blends and remedies, written by Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oils but is applicable for any essential oil user and is a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kathy A. Ethier
5.0 out of 5 stars I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK!
It is very thorough and gives the kind of technical information I was looking for. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about using essential oils safely.
Published 7 months ago by Theresa Lotz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift
I bought this book as a gift. I know the recipient uses it all the time and absolutely loves it!
Published 8 months ago by Laura LaMantia
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Young is a wealth of knowledge!
Expertly put to together and so very helpful in finding the correct oils for general and some medical conditions. I'm sure this will be the reference I keep close at hand.
Published 8 months ago by Barbara Swan
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