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Essential Oils, Coronavirus & COVID19
The immune system is a highly complex system that contributes both to the maintenance of a healthy body and defence against harmful pathogens. Certain existing health factors and mental states can make it difficult for the immune system to be fully effective. Natural remedies can support the body’s immune response and can offer support to the ‘whole person’ as well.
Essential Oil Recipes for Respiratory Complaints
When making your own aromatherapeutic remedies consider the ingredients you are adding to your recipe and choose essential oils so that your formulation includes ingredients that will enhance transdermal penetration, improve skin protection, function and repair, as well as offering antimicrobial power and immune resilience and add a sense of wellbeing through the overall scent.
Biochemical Aromatherapy and Stress
In response to a given worry or perceived threat, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is activated, which is the emotional centre of our brain where we transform our emotional responses into physical responses. Various biochemicals HPA triggers in relation to stress - the production and release of neurotransmitters, hormones and proteins and essential oils that counteract it:
The Role of Aromatherapy in Maternity Care
By law only midwives can practice midwifery and provide care and deliver babies, with notable exceptions. Women today are demanding more control of choices in maternity care. Evaluation and audit of maternity services has encouraged questions into the necessity of many traditional practices, and care has been adapted accordingly including the use of aromatherapy.
Understanding What Your Qualification Equates to
When you undertake an aromatherapy course it is important to understand what your qualification amounts to in terms of career prospects and the difference between an Award, Certificate and a Diploma. These are set by a variety of government led examining boards in the UK. The credit system is designed so that credits can be transferred and reduce repetition of units.
Shelf Life and Storage of Essential oils
Essential Oils are natural chemical compounds that are susceptible to changes in the environment in which they are stored. They react and change composition in the presence of light both natural and artificial, temperature, containers that the oils are stored in. Essential oils particularly the citrus oils and ones with a high terpene levels...
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