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Science and healthcare is a dynamic, fast-paced industry. When it comes to essential oils and aromatherapy, the information is constantly evolving and changing as more research is done to advance our collective knowledge.
So how do you stay on top of the developments in this high-speed industry? Attend conferences where experts in your field share their latest research and findings.
Earlier this month, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists brought together nearly 150 aromatherapists for their 2015 Conference and Expo. The 21 expert sessions covered topics such s aromatherapy myths, FDA regulations, aromatherapy in hospital settings, and much more. It was a fantastic assembling of the aromatic community.
If you didn’t make it, don’t stress! A few ACHS students (check out their video below!) and I made sure to write down our top takeaways from the expert sessions: Read more...
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December 18, 2013
About the Teleseminar
Between 2000 and 2002, the speaker collected feedback-based information from a total of 75 women who agreed to use essential oil vitex agnus castus for menopausal problems. The information collected from these 75 unique experiences provided unprecedented insight into the efficacy and surprises associated with use of this very powerful essential oil.
Now, over ten years later, essential oil vitex is a standard in menopausal management. This presentation will revisit how it all started as well as a suggested protocol for prudent use.
Meet Barbara Lucks, RA
Barbara Lucks RA is a registered aromatherapist living in western Colorado. She has served as an aromatherapy educator and regional essential oil supplier since 1996. She is a charter member of the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.
Barbara received her initial aromatherapy certification from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in 1996, with subsequent study with the Pacific Institute (Kurt Schnaubelt) as well as Christoph Streicher, Jeanne Rose and Peter Holmes. She has provided essential oil education to her neighbors at community festivals and events, as well as teaching at local community colleges and massage schools.
Barbara started investigating the possible benefit of essential oil vitex agnus castus as part of her own menopausal management. Her own success prompted her to question whether other women might experience similar benefits. In posing the question, Barbara framed the feedback as a collection of individual stories...an anthology. The startling information received from the women who shared their stories is summarized in "The Vitex Anthology" which was first presented at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (PIA) Conference in 2000, with a subsequent survey-based study conducted and presented at PIA in 2002.
Barbara's seminal work has since been duplicated and refined by aromatherapists all over the world, with similar results.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ~ 6:30 – 7:30 pm Mountain Time
About the Teleseminar Dr. Raphael d’Angelo, medical doctor and microbiologist will provide you with an eye opening account of the world of parasites. These fascinating creatures can cause symptoms from mild to misery when they encounter the human host. From his early days detecting these critters in an Air Force hospital in Viet Nam to his current parasite research lab studies, Dr. d’Angelo will give the details of modern day exposure, symptomatology, detection and treatment. Some essential oils are mentioned in textbooks but there is very little published research on the use of essential oils for therapy of parasitic infections. Dr. d’Angelo will be sharing his treatment experiences with essential oils from his ParaWellness Research program.
Meet Raphael d’Angelo, M.D. Raphael d’Angelo, M.D., a holistic medical doctor, provides consultative services in the area of natural health. Dr. d’Angelo has over 45 years in medical microbiology and parasitology and conducts research in various aspects of infectious diseases. Certified in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine, medical microcurrent, clinical aromatherapy, and medical technology, he practices as a Native American Medicine Man under the jurisdiction of the Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1993 and a Ninth Amendment Declaration of Individual Rights as filed.
Hydrosols: Exploring These Ancient Medicinal Waters We will explore the history of the distillate waters we call "Hydrosols." We will discuss Good Manufacturing Practices, microbes and shelf stability, Myths vs Facts surrounding the distillate water and look at the chemistry and current research of Hydrosols and their uses in a clinical practice.
Bio Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Artisan Distiller. She is owner of IAG Botanics LLC, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA. Ann has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for more than 17 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols and works directly with Medical doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers.
In the last 20 years aromatherapy has spread its influence to the household, toiletries and personal care areas: consumer products claiming to relax or invigorate our psyche’s have invaded our bathrooms, kitchen and living room areas. The numbers of therapists using essential oils in Europe and the USA has grown from a handful in the early 1980’s to thousands now worldwide. We have had time to add to our bank of knowledge on essential oils from reflecting on many decades of aromatherapeutic development and history, the collection of anecdotal information from practicing therapists, as well as from clinical & scientific investigations. We have also had enough time to consider the risks in employing essential oils in therapy. In the last twenty years, many more people have had accidents, been ‘burnt’, developed rashes, become allergic, and become sensitized to our beloved tools. Why is this?
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