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 – 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.

Stressless with Essential Oils

Mountain Region MEET UP and Membership Drive 

November 30, 2013 1:00 to 3:00pm Mountain Time

Program - Stressless 

Dr. Raphael d'Angelo and Nancy d'Angelo

All are welcome, join us for an aromatherapy educational program
and learn about AIA membership.

For more information contact:

Nancy d'Angelo
Mountain Region Representative
Phone: 303-668-4884

 

Location: 

Soul Journey Health, 12211 W. Alameda Parkway, Suite 103,

Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: 720-519-1548

 

Web Info

*CPDs are available for the educational presentations.

We hope to see you there.  

You have local networking opportunities through AIA Regional Meetings.

Each Regional and state Representative will be offering quarterly networking meetings or teleconferences. These gatherings are designed to bring aromatherapists together to learn, share ideas, make connections and get updates on what's developing within AIA.

 

December 2012 Teleseminar

  • Teleseminar Topic: Essential Oils for Respiratory Health

 

  • Our Presenter: Liz Fulcher, RA, Clinical Aromatherapist, Essential Oil Educator
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If there’s one thing every aromatherapist knows about essential oils, it’s their powerful affinity with our respiratory system. But do you know which essential oils have the greatest impact on illness of the lungs, throat and sinuses?   click here for more information

General Antiseptic Mist Spray

Anyone who uses essential oils once will continue to explore them and will discover the diverse aspects of natural, aromatic essences – relaxation, stress reduction, immune strengthening, preventive cures, personal hygiene, and other steps on the way to healing and staying healthy. Aromatherapy supports a healthy immune system. Some essential oils contain chemical constituents which are called tannins. Tannins provide immune-boosting benefits to the physical body. For humans and animals alike, essential oils are powerfully antiseptic, detoxifying and revitalizing, thus increasing resistance to disease while strengthening the immune system.

 

This article was contributed by Marlene Mitchel (4/30/09) about General Antiseptic Mist Spray and Cold & Flu Support.  Click here to read the article.