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Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils
This distinguished organic chemist shares his in depth knowledge of the particular current value of essential oils, for health on all levels. In an era when Western allopathic medicine has less and less appeal, this self-care method is a potent alternative, with roots going back to ancient times. Dr. Schaubelt has a gift for presenting facts and information in a way that ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 12th 1999 by Frog Books
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Jul 18, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Michelle by: David Stewart, in bibliograpy of The Chemistry of Essential Oils
Ugh!!! This is only a 250 page book, and the author spends the first 150 or so pages complaining about the current medical paradigm. I agree with him completely, but I got the book because it was titled Medical Aromatherapy. It should be changed to The Current Medical Paradigm Sucks! Now he does give some history of aromatherapy, but we don't get to the goods on the actual essential oils until chapter 12. There are only 13 chapters in the book. Yes, the information in the last two chapters is ...more
Don't be distracted by the title, this isn't a standard textbook. it does talk about the chemistry of essential oils it's but it feels almost incidental. Instead this is a book about the need to move towards a holistic healthcare system which integrates other therapies including aromatherapy. And don't panic, its not suggesting we only use essential oils and is clearly opposed to those far out, crackpot ideas. Its much more about treating the person rather than the disease and getting back to a ...more