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The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy Paperback – November 8, 2011
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“It offers new essential oil treatment opportunities for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma while showing how even home use of essential oils for relaxation or skin care can help build one’s immunity and overall well being.” (Yoga Magazine, January2012)
“Kurt Schaubelt takes a rare stand as a chemist and speaks in favor of aromatherapy, using this book to illustrate how essential oils work differently from synthesized pharmaceutical materials.” (Diana Rajchel, Facing North April 2012)
“Schnaubelt’s beautiful job of merging science and plant energetics is reflected in [The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils].” (Kathi Keville, American Herb Association, March 2013)
“Dr. Schnaubelt shows a cutting-edge aromatherapy perspective in this book and gives us many answers to deeply understand the co-evolution of plants and human beings.” (Ayako Berg, London School of Aromatherapy, Japan)
“Authoritatively written, this title will easily find an audience among herbalists, massage therapists, home-health advocates, complementary and alternative clinicians, and their patients. Conventional medical practitioners and pharmacists might also find it a worthy, informative read.” (Janet Tapper, Library Journal, October 2011)
“Kurt Schnaubelt continues his professional validation of essential oils as serious health care products. Using in-depth but approachable science, Schnaubelt shows how humans and plants have evolved together, supporting and influencing each other’s development and well-being over millennia. Each section of this beautifully illustrated book covers a different area of aromatherapy study, from how to recognize authentic oils to recipes for basic health issues and all interspersed with delightful “Essential Oil Journeys” that trace the use of plant essences around the world. Suitable for professional therapists of all kinds while still accessible to the home practitioner, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils is destined to become a well-thumbed classic in every health library.” (Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy)
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“Each section of this beautifully illustrated book covers a different area of aromatherapy study, from how to recognize authentic oils to recipes for basic health issues and all interspersed with delightful “Essential Oil Journeys” that trace the use of plant essences around the world. Suitable for professional therapists of all kinds while still accessible to the home practitioner, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils is destined to become a well-thumbed classic in every health library.”
--Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Exploring science’s new biological understanding of essential oils and their advantages 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. He explains how essential oils preserve a plant’s complex natural life-supporting and immune-building qualities, developed through millions of years of interaction with animals and humans. Reviewing recent research in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology, he shows how the multilayered activity of plant essences helps maintain the integrity of our genetic code--the reason why pathogens cannot develop resistance toward essential oils as they do with antibiotics and antivirals--making essential oils a more effective and sustainable form of treatment for a variety of health problems.
Laying to rest old arguments over essential oils’ alleged toxicity and whether they can be ingested or used undiluted, Schnaubelt presents simple recipes and protocols for treating and preventing common ailments, such as colds, flu, herpes, and candida, as well as for pain management. Offering new essential oil treatment opportunities for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma, he shows how essential oils can also ameliorate the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments as well as how even home use of essential oils for relaxation or skin care can help build one’s immunity and overall well-being.
KURT SCHNAUBELT holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. The author of Advanced Aromatherapy and Medical Aromatherapy, he lives in San Rafael, California.
Top Customer Reviews
The Science behind aromatherapy is really interesting and this book is not a boring read . Not only do you learn the science behind why and how the essential oils work to heal , you learn about the differences in the quality of essential oils and are even given an exercise to learn how to be able to tell if an essential oil is a clonal version or a hybrid version.
There are guidelines and precautions included and a lot of different recipe's for specific ailments . The footnotes are wonderful and have many leads and references to other authors and specialist on the subject matter for those who want to go further into their research on this subject . The photos throughout are also a colorful and lovely addition, from vast fields of Lavender to the great Shwedogon Paya , a Sunset in Sabah and so many more beautiful photos that grace throughout the pages of this wonderful and informative book.
For anyone who is serious and or just curious about Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils for healing and want to know the science behind how they work or learn recipe's for specific ailments buy this book . It is a great investment well worth the time and money.
I am a Registered Nurse, and am most interested in the whys of how different treatment modalities work, just as much as I am with the results (provides a solid basis for deciding to initiate, continue, or terminate any given treatment modality, be it aspirin or an essential oil). This book does a very good job of giving me a starting point of where I can start really learning about the phisiological interactions our bodies, down to the cellular level, have with the different compounds found within essential oils. For those who aren't familiar (or just need a refresher from your A&P or BioChem classes), Dr. Schnaubelt provides a brief overview of cellular structure, chemical bonds, molecular polarity, etc. in his writing and diagrams, and explains why these structures and their properties are important in the application of essential oils as a therapeutic modality.
If you feel a bit rusty in your biology and chemistry studies, a quick review of basic human biology (cellular structure, protein structure & synthesis, enzyme structure, synthesis, and actions, DNA & RNA synthesis & replication, etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book as a gift for my daughter who is learning to use essential oils. It's packed with good information on the plants, how they are harvested, how to use the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Fugett
Wonderful book on essential oils. If you are into them, this should be in your library and studied front to back.Published 1 month ago by T&A Rosendahl
Really nice book. Is very information regarding the art of essential oils.Published 2 months ago by Aprile B.
LOts of good info but still leaves me short the chemical families of the oils which was what I was looking for.Published 2 months ago by PatHardy
Lots of valuable information for the Aromatherapist who thinks outside of their training.
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