- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (July 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499626959
- ISBN-13: 978-1499626957
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 610 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails: A definitive guide to essential oils that could save your life during a crisis Second Edition
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About the Author
Dr. Scott A. Johnson is the bestselling author of ten books and more than 300 articles featured in online and print publications. He is the creator and founder of the Integrative Essential Oils Essential Oil Certification Program, and the originator of the Waterfall Technique. He has a doctorate in naturopathy, is a board-certified alternative medical practitioner (AMP), Certified Elite Essential Oil Specialist (CEEOS), Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA), and Certified Professional Coach (CPC). His evidence-based approach to natural healing and experience conducting medical research make him one of the world’s leading experts on the therapeutic application of essential oils. Dr. Johnson pioneered evidence-based essential oil therapy, which combines the art of ancient healing with modern science to maximize the benefits of essential oils. One of his research focuses is the safety of essential oils, and he has published internationally on the subject. He is an acclaimed international speaker and has delivered keynote presentations across North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Johnson draws on his wealth of experience and diverse educational background as he travels the globe to share the secrets of natural healing with those who seek greater wellness.
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If you are not interested in in depth reviews, then my sections will be clearly labeled with different specifics so you can find what you want, or skip to the end for THE BOTTOM LINE
WHAT IS THIS BOOK LIKE?
This book is 6 inches by 9 inches and about 5/8 of an inch thick. That means it is easy to keep alongside your essential oil stash or take with you should you desire to do so. It is not a coffee table book. This is not, however, a picture book. This is a basic black and white book with a few diagrams or BASIC illustrations.
This book is broken into sections. There are a LOT of warnings, cautions, or explanations of situations that you need to know about using essential oils with. That includes such topics as pregnancy, epilepsy, hypoglycemia, children, ages of people for use internally or just topically, and many more.
Topics such as building tolerance, implants, cancer, use around eyes, and other cautions are covered- quite a bit, but not too much.
DRUG INTERACTIONS AND CAUTIONS
This section is well laid out. Each essential oil is listed independently in chart form and it outlines any cautions you might want to know about each oil individually. This allows for quick consultation with the information when you are looking into use of a blend that you want to make just to be sure you are not going to cause problems with yourself or family members.
APPLICATIONS AND CARRIER OILS
This section outlines not only what you can do with the oils, but the best way to apply them. Benefits of different carrier oils are outlined as well as dilutions. There is a chart that outlines different basic oils and how best to administer them and what situations to avoid using them.
SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
To be honest with you, this is the section I really wanted the book for. I am very glad to have the previous sections as they are wonderful for reference. However, this section is the most helpful when you need help quickly. Each health condition is listed with basic blends that you can make to ease the condition.
HOW USEFUL HAS THIS BOOK BEEN FOR ME?
I have to say that this book has come in VERY handy for what I have needed it for. I have had to deal with a wide variety of uses in our family. Pink eye, Flu (severe), Fibromyalgia, indigestion, and migraine. I have used the recommended blend (adding a few extras that I knew would help) and have had really good results with them.
I have also had the chance to help my parents which was very successful using the pain blend for back pain.
WHAT I WISH THIS BOOK INCLUDED
Because this is about surviving and disasters, I would like to see a bit more information added about using essential oils for pets- what is safe, what is not, etc. Because in times of hard living, that would be VERY helpful.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you would like to have basic information about health issues, know about cautions and situations to avoid using essential oils (or which ones NOT to use for pregnancy, if you are epileptic, etc) and other basic information about using essential oils in survival level situations, this book is an excellent reference. I have personally tried quite a few blends in this book now and found them to work very well not only for me, but other members of my family who were not believers in essential oils. This book is simple and black and white, so if you are looking for pictures and lots of colors, this book is not going to fill that desire. However for basic information to help your family through some hard situations, this book is great.
If it had information about animals (and if essential oils could be at all used for them) it would be about perfect!
I give this five stars and will update as I have even more experience with it in the future.
The first part of the book details constituents of the oils and a bit of history. There are references to scientific journal studies if you have an interest and would like to dig deeper. The book goes on to describe quite a number of oils and their contraindications and possible interactions. This is clearly presented and very useful - particularly for those who are either pregnant, currently taking prescribed medicines, or planning to use oils on children.
The book continues with a great description/discussion on various carrier oils and their properties, as well as a discussion of methods of application. Again, presented in a manner that makes sense without having to weed out all the extraneous, no-so-important info.
Finally, the last 90 or so pages list different health conditions along with clear protocols. Dilution ratios are provided as well as application and dosing information.
Have I already mentioned how clear and concise this book is??? It's a great addition to whatever might be on your bookshelf right now; if there's nothing there at the moment, this is a fabulous first book!
-There are a ton of ailments that are listed in this book.
-There are no "fillers" that go on and on of paragraph information that you'll never read.
-I have purchased one book that has information and tips when using essential oils, and I purchased this for a quick reference without the fluff, for a lot of recipes.
-I have found great mixes to make and to try.
-Very easy to understand, and very easy follow the "recipes."
-I'm so glad I bought this book. I have used it more than the internet and the original book I bought when seeking a new mix to make to treat or help with anything.