ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE WHOLE BODY
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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE WHOLE BODY
The Dynamics of Topical Application and Absorption
Heather Dawn Godfrey

Well known for their aromatherapy applications, essential oils, also, have outstanding healing abilities when absorbed through the skin. Applied topically they work well for wound healing, arthritis, inflammation and skin conditions. Because all the cells in the body are interconnected, they, also, affect underlying organs, systems and soft tissues, influencing hormone release, gently relieving pain and stress and offering antimicrobial protection against pathogens, viruses and bacteria. Focusing on 15 essential oils that form a safe and effective “tool kit” for treating a broad range of ailments and conditions, from acne, anxiety and asthma to psoriasis, shingles and painful periods, Heather Dawn Godfrey explores how these essential oils complement and support each other's healing properties and can be blended together to offer dynamic, customisable treatments for each unique individual. She examines the body's many absorption pathways, explaining how even the internal organs have odour receptors and how applying essential oils in different ways has specific influences on the body's systems. Offering guidelines for safe application, including recommendations for children and the elderly, the author provides easy-to-reference charts and tables to select the appropriate oil or oils for each situation. She explains which essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with specific conditions such as cancer. Presenting scientific profiles for the 15 main essential oils discussed, Godfrey, also, explores complementary therapies that increase the effectiveness of essential oils, including Ayurveda and Chinese medicine and she details the colours, chakras, gemstones and crystals that correspond with each oil. She provides recipes for proper dilution and the best carrier mediums, including creams, compresses, lotions and ointments. Written for both healthcare professionals and for self-care, this hands-on guide will allow you to effectively treat acute and chronic conditions as well as incorporate essential oils into daily life for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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  • Published : 06/12/2019
  • ISBN : 9781620558713
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Healing Arts Press
  • Size (mm): 153 x 229
  • Category: Alternative Therapies
  • Pages : 320
  • Edition :
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