- 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide: Building Immunity, Increasing Longevity, and Enhancing Mental Performance With Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils 2nd Edition
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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
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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.
The book is aimed at medical professionals, for which I highly recommend it. But it is a useful resource for the lay person who wants to be able to speak with medical professinals about using essential oils as part of their practices in order to restore fully te health of their patients.
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!
I am not a Young Living customer, so I am not trying to push the book - I am simply truly sold on this book.