Aroma-Qi Therapy – Teleseminar, December 17, 2014

AROMA-QI THERAPY: Ancient Chinese Five Element Energetics Expressed In Aromatic Blending

 

with Terese M. Miller DOM, CA, MFAterese-miller

 

Join Terese on the teleseminar to learn how Oriental Medicine can inform us in our energetic view of essential oils, it is important to have an overview of the two main theories that exist today in practice. Acupuncturists and Eastern Herbalists operate using either Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Taoist Five Element Theory or a combination of both.

Tune in for a unique perspective on questions you may have about:

  • What are the main differences between TCM and Ancient Taoist Five Phase energetic theories?
  • What is the origin of The Heavenly Stems (five elements)?
  • Does each element contain correspondences to nature and the nature of the human body, mind and spirit?
  • Do we all have a unique constitutional element(s)?
  • What can I do if I am out of balance?
  • How do the five phases relate to specific essential oils?
  • What is Aroma-QI therapy?
  • Who can use this Aroma-Qi therapy?
  • What does Taoism have to do with it?

 

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My First Blend, My Sickness, and My Fun

fai-chanby Fai Chan, Aromatherapist

 

I keep a journal of the blends that I made on every occasion that involves aromatherapy. The case study is about the first blend that I made for myself in relieving my sickness. It turned out to be a great success. I discovered a protocol I keep using in healing.

 

November 17, 2013
I caught cold yesterday. I realized that my immune system was weak. When I felt the headache in the evening, I used tea tree oil to massage my head and I felt better.

 

When I woke up next morning, I could not do anything as my head ached and I had a mild fever. Therefore, I took a delicious breakfast with a glass of strawberry milk & some biscuits. I felt a lot better after a good meal. A delicious meal can help speed up the healing process.

 

Today, I take my first step to try blending. It’s really fun. It requires knowledge and creativity.

My blend is as follows:
1 drop of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop of geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
2 drops of ginger (Zingiber officinale)
1 tsp (5ml) of olive oil

 

It is relaxing, comforting, and stimulating. The hot ginger can help to expel the surface wind cold, while lavender and geranium calmed my heated organs. It smells great, not too intense. The mild fragrance is very well suited to those who are sick.

 

I then use the mixture to massage my chest, the back of the neck, my ears, my nose tip, the area between the nose and mouth, and abdominal area.

 

This blend works well to calm the menstrual pain or PMS too. After the applications, I took a cup of lemon with salt water. It is so soothing. I have never thought that being sick can be an enjoyment. If I was not sick, I do not know when I will have my first blend. This is my first product. This blend helps one to sleep well when one is sick.

 

November 18, 2013

I still experienced some spillover effect of the wind cold today. As the symptoms had almost gone, I blended another oil which is more fragrant. It was because I could take more fragrance now.

 

My blend is as follows:

1 drop of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop of Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum)
1 drops of sandalwood (Santalum album )
3 drops of lemon (Citrus limon)
1tsp (5ml) of olive oil

 

I used the blend to massage back of the neck, shoulder, temples, nose tip, area between the nose and the mouth, my shoulders, chest and upper back area.

 

It is relaxing and astringent — it lessens the mucus. This blend is very relaxing and will cause drowsiness. After falling asleep, I feel much energetic now.

 

Conclusion: The two blends that I made were not targeting at healing my fever or cold, but making me more relaxing to fall asleep. When I am in deep sleep, my body can heal quickly. In my own philosophy, I prefer my body to do most of the work in the healing process, instead of relying on “outside help”. This experience reaffirms my belief on that, and it really works well. Although I ate things that were not 100% natural, the improvement in my mood helped me to recover in a speedy way.

 

Fai’s Bio:The owner of Deli Aroma LLC, Fai, got her clinical & esthetic aromatherapy certificates from Academy of Natural Health Sciences. She is now furthering her study with Aromahead Institute. She founded Deli Aroma in 2014, providing holistic approach to alleviate her clients’ aliments. She is a Professional Member with NAHA, and AIA.

Email: deliaroma8@gmail.com

Enhance Your Aromatherapy Practice – Teleseminar Oct 15, 2014

Enhancing your Aromatherapy Practice with Swiss Reflex Therapyloracanteles-web2

 

Swiss Reflex Therapy (SRT) is the perfect enhancement specific to aromatherapy practitioners by offering additional value to the therapeutic relationship between you and your client. As aromatherapists we are not legally allowed to diagnose a client, however Swiss Reflex Therapy provides a tool to help you assess your clients needs, as well as provide treatment and encourage your client to be more proactive in their own healing. Created by world-renown aromatherapist and reflexologist Shirley Price in the 1980's, SRT is practiced in many parts of the world with great success. Tune in to learn how you can set your practice apart from others.

 

In this presentation, Lora will share with you how you can enhance your aromatherapy practice with this useful tool and set yourself apart from other practitioners. Massage and reflexology, require the practitioner to undertake additional year or two of education and requires licensure. SRT can be learned in a weekend and can be performed within the exemption of massage and reflexology laws. Swiss Reflex Therapy offers the practitioner a diagnostic tool to assess a clients health needs, enhances the therapeutic relationship, provides treatment and encourages your client to be more proactive in their own care. Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

Manuka Oil

by Austine McCarthy, RN

July 2014

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Manuka is a very interesting member of the Myrtaceae family, Manuka Leptospermum scoparium. Coming from the same family are Australia's Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Fragonia (Agonia fragrans), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata and globulus) and Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua). Growing uncultivated on unfarmable land in New Zealand, it is thought that perhaps the stress of the growing conditions contribute to Manuka's important attributes.

 

Essential oil of Manuka is steam distilled from the leaves and small stems that are gathered after the flowering season is complete. The flowering season is sacred because bees gather nectar to produce the valuable Manuka honey crop.

 

The essential oil has a yellowish/ brown color, a sharp, earthy odor. Probably not a fragrance that will make the best perfume for date night.

 

Much of the research is related to the benefits of the Manuka honey, most notably in the wound care arena. Medical grade honey is incorporated into dressings and topicals used to heal chronic wounds such as vascular and diabetic ulcers and decubitus ulcers (bed sores).  Read more... 

Sebaceous Cyst Treatment

by Stefania Borrelli, Aromatherapist, Reflexologiststefania-borrelli
June 2014

About nine years ago I noticed a little harmless lump of fat grow on my right shoulder and was told that was a sebaceous cyst and that I could get it removed with a simple surgical procedure if it was painful or would become bigger. Over the years, it grew to a sizable lump. 

 

In November 2010 I put on some hot Ricinus communis (Castor) oil pack for few minutes to help to break down any inflammation and promote lymphatic waste removal. Also, I prepared the following balm. In a 20 ml carrier oil blend - Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Nigella sativa (Blackseed) oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primerose) oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) oil, Azadirachta indica (Neem) oil - I added a 5% dilution of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil and Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil. In the balm I also included 5 gr. of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) honey.  Read more...

Teleseminar – May 21, 2014

Shining Our Light with Essential Oils - Community Outreach

with Elizabeth Joneselizabeth-jones

 

Elizabeth Jones is a pioneer, leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic quality essential oils for integrative medicine. She has an extensive educational background from Skidmore College, University of California, Berkeley, and the California School of Herbal Studies. In 1997, she founded the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California, and has served as director and primary instructor since then. Learn about teleseminars...

Rosemary Essential Oil ~ Powerful, Penetrating and Rising

By Marc J, Gian, L.Ac., LMT

 

Rosemary: Cardinal Oil for Upward Direction   marcsheadshot-crop

There are 4 major directions when working on clients: Upward and Outward corresponding to Yang energy (as with Rosemary and Lavender), Inward and Downward- correlating to Yin (as with Myrrh and Spikenard)

 

To understand the directionality of Essential Oils, it is important to know the temperature and the depth that oils will penetrate into the body — or in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wei, Ying or Yuan levels. It is also important to understand how and where the plants from which the oils are obtained grow. Understanding these basics help us to accurately predict and anticipate the desired effect. As this is the first blog in a series, we will begin with the Upward direction.  Read more ...

Teleseminar – Chakras – February 19, 2014

Chakras and Your Physical and Emotional Health with Alexandria Brighton

 

chakras-brighton   About the Teleseminar
Chakras are often misunderstood and seen as Eastern esoteric philosophy considered by many to be irrelevant to our Western world of healthcare. Nothing could be further from the truth. The chakras as well as the meridian system represent another circulatory system just as important to the welfare of the body as the heart and blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
Each chakra provides chi or life force and nourishes and influences the organs, muscles, ligaments, veins, and other systems within its area of activity. Because the Chakra system uses bioelectrical Information and vibrational frequency, essential oils of exceptional purity are the perfect remedy and nourishment for this system. When the chakras are not functioning at their optimum we will not experience our full potential for health and wellbeing. Each chakra will be discussed as well as the essential oils that support, nourish and remedy each chakra. You will come away with a better understanding of the importance chakras play in your overall health and quality of life.  
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Meet Alexandria Brighton
Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator and educator and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 25 years of experience in the aromatherapy world.  She began her career as an herbalist in the late seventies and added aromatherapy in the mid eighties.  Early on she discovered she had a particular talent for formulation of synergistic blends for medicinal, emotional and energetic healing.  She is recognized internationally for her essential oil blends and quality standards.  Alexandria is the author of the Stillroom Book and St. Nicholas a Christmas Story.  

 

Contact Information:
Phone:  208-277-7188208-277-7188
Email:   alexandriabrighton@gmail.com
 

Teleseminar – PNI – January 15, 2014

Perception, the Hypothalamus, and Psychoneuroimmunology
Fun Things for an Aromatherapist to Understand!
 
 
About the Teleseminar

Psychoneuroimmunology is an emerging field of western science that embraces holistic health. Key to understanding PNI is understanding the function of the hypothalamus.

 

Olfaction has a powerful affect on the hypothalamus. Understanding what this really means is the focus of this teleseminar. Learn the connection between olfaction, the limbic system, the hypothalamus, perception, stress and health.

 

Use your understanding of olfaction and PNI to get better results when working with aroma to support health.

 

 

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Meet Cindy Black, L. Ac. 
 

Cindy Black, L.Ac.,  NCCAOM Diplomate Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture, Founder of Meridian Massage Institute.

 
Through fun, educational, inspiring sessions, Cindy instills confidence and competence in her students.  She combines intellect and intuition in order to make complicated Chinese medical and western scientific theories accessible and easy to apply in everyday life.  In addition to her work at Meridian Massage Institute, Cindy teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Aromahead Institute. 

 

 

Contact Information:
Phone:  941-323-3493
Email:   cindyblack63@gmail.com
Web:     www.MeridianMassageInstitute.com 

 

 

AIA teleseminars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. The call-in number and access code along with a description of the talk and biography of the speaker are sent two times before each teleconference and again on the day of the conference.

 
Continuing Education Credit (CPDs) are available for those participating. Details for CPDs are given at the time of the call. The AIA website is also a source for teleseminar information and you can purchase CDs of our past teleseminar programs for a nominal investment.