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Wonderful 'companion' for Schnaubelt's Medical Aromatherapy
on 7 May 2003
While Medical Aromatherapy sets out a much needed philosophy for aromatherapy which combines chemistry and the vitalist tradition - energy medicine and how energy infuses matter, Advanced Aromatherapy gets much more specific and looks at the essential oils, specific essential oils, from the point of view of their chemistry, and looks at how that affects activity.
He's very precise, very clear, very scientific, highly readable.
He outlines protocols for the 'dreaded' internal prescription, and whilst in this country none of the specialist aromatherapy professional associations will touch public liability insurance cover for internal prescription of EO's (as they reckon, rightly, that a more thorough and specific training is needed for internal prescription than we currently have available) - at least Schnaubelt gives some clear, confident guidelines for the practitioner to SELF administer internally.
I'm sure eventually some more detailed advanced courses will move towards providing some sort of training for practitioners to prescribe 'the French way', and that when the level of training for that is properly and intensively focussed, public liability cover, via the professional associations, will become available - in the meantime, Schnaubelt gives some clear and calm pointers
He also covers some rare essential oils which are unlikely to be taught by most schools, so this book is an excellent resource for the practitioner wishing to 'extend'
Kurt Schnaubelt is someone who is definitely taking aromatherapy forward, and this is a splendid and practical textbook!