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Acknowledgements
Introduction to Aromatherapy
The History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy in its Diversity of Care
Research and Funding
Safety in Aromatherapy
Contra-indications and Cautions for Aromatherapy Massage
Toxicity
Irritation
Sensitisation
Safety Precautions When Using Essential Oils
Safe Handling and Storage
The Extraction of an Essential Oil
Storage Factors Associated with Essential Oils
Methods of Extraction
Adulteration of Essential Oils
Factors to Consider When Purchasing Essential Oils
The Essential Oils
Basic Chemistry for Aromatherapy
The Biosynthesis Pathway of Essential Oils
Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Chemical Structure of Essential Oils
Oxygenated Compounds
Chemical Compounds and Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oils
Chemotypes
Techniques used in Essential Oil Analysis
Essential Oils and a Question of Purity
The Physiology of Aromatherapy
The Absorption of Essential Oils into the Bloodstream
The Theory of Olfaction
The Limbic System
The Circulatory System
The Lymphatic System
The Endocrine System
The Nervous System
The Musculo-skeletal System
The Aromatherapy Consultation
The Purpose of a Consultation
The Consultation Form
Record Keeping
Guidelines for Case Studies
Blending in Aromatherapy
Synergy
Blending
Properties and Uses of Carrier Oils
Common Carrier Oils used in Aromatherapy
How to Blend Oils for Aromatherapy Massage
Yin and Yang
Meridians
Chakras
Preparing for the Aromatherapy Massage
Health, Safety and Hygiene
Relaxation Techniques
Aromatherapy Massage Procedure
Other Forms of Treatment
Basic Business Skills for the Aromatherapist
Maintaining Employment Standards
Business Planning
Professional Ethics
Professional Associations
Insurance
Legal Requirements
Getting Started
Research in Aromatherapy
Turning the Research Idea into a Proposal
Seeking Funding
Glossary
Bibliography
Useful Addresses
Index
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