Aromatherapy is the art and science of using the therapeutic grade essential oil from plants to maintain physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Fragrance oils sold in perfumes or in the scented products are chemically prepared and lack the therapeutic properties of the essential oil, found in sacs on the leaves surface, in the bark, flowers, peels or seeds.
When this oil is extracted in a careful way, the therapeutic properties are maintained and the oils can impact the person in a holistic way. Using essential oils can provide support for many conditions like headaches, digestive complaints, anxiety, PMS as well as support in palliative care, with massage and care for the elderly, post-operative care and much more. Aromatherapy combines the use of essential oils for their pharmacological benefit with the value of their scent to relax and integrate mind and body for a holistic experience. Not only do the oils support the patient but also the healthcare professional benefits from the aromatic and therapeutic value of the oils.
This course provides definitions of aromatherapy, describes the therapeutic values of essential oils and introduces the role of olfaction in the use of essential oils. The course bridges the pharmacology of aromatherapy with the holistic principles that make the use of essential oils so beneficial. The attendee will come away with a solid foundation in the safe use of oils.
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|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Define aromatherapy
- Review the history of aromatherapy (1910 Gattefosse coined the term and discovered healing power of lavender)
- Define and review:
- Medical aromatherapy
- Holistic aromatherapy
- Healing art principles
- Sense of smell and inhalation
- Topical application The power of touch Research
- Biological activity of essential oils Pharmacological activity of EO
- Method of extraction
- Difference in therapeutic quality of essential oils and fragrance oils
- Safety guidelines
- Healing art of aromatherapy
- Power of intention
- Discuss properties, applications, research: Lemon,
- Discuss properties, applications, research: Lavender
- Discuss properties, applications, research: Peppermint
- Discuss properties, applications, research: Tea Tree
- Wrap up
Course Goals & Objectives:
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional on definitions of aromatherapy, describes the therapeutic values of essential oils and introduces the role of olfaction in the use of essential oils.
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- List the 3 different dimensions of aromatherapy
- Recognize how aromatherapy works
- Identify the safety precautions in the use of essential oils
- List the application of essential oils
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapist, Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this Course is available in our online format available instantly or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials.
Financial – Cynthia Howard owns Vibrant Radiant Health LLC and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial –No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.