Confused about the validity and safety of internal use of essential oils?
Interested in more in-depth clinical aromatherapy education?
Advance your skills and knowledge of the medicinal benefits and applications of essential oils and hydrosols with the Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course.
Certificate Course Outline
Aromatic Medicine - A New Generation
Welcome to Aromatic Medicine Course, Overview of Aromatic Medicine, Supplies and Resources, European Suppliers, Quality Criteria, Health and Wellness, Ecological Pharmacology Video, Recommended Book, Important Terminology, Health Disclaimer
NEW! MODULE TWO
Reframing French Aromatherapy
Health and 21st Century Wellness, Introduction to Western Energetics, Essential Oils and the 6 Tissue States, Essential Oil Therapeutics including mechanisms of action (e.g. Antispasmodic activity and calcium channels)
The Essential Oils
Cultivating our relationship with essential oils.
Essential oils: Anise (Pimpinella anisum), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Eucalyptus globulus, Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Inula (Inula graveolens), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon), Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Green Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquinervia), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Winter Savory (Satureja montana), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
NEW! MODULE FOUR
Foundations of Phytochemistry
Ecological Pharmacology, The Role of Chemistry in Aromatic Medicine, Overview of Aromatic Phytochemistry, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpene Alcohols, Sesquiterpene Alcohols and Diterpene Alcohols, Aldehydes, Esters, Ketones, Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Ethers, Oxides, Furanocoumarins / Sesquiterpene Lactones
Routes of Administration, Dosage and Safety
Overview of Methods of Application, Pharmacology and Aromatherapy, Cutaneous Route (dermal application), Dermal and General Safety, Oral Route (internal), Suppositories and Pessaries, Inhalation and Diffusion, Safety and Aromatic Medicine, includes: Methods of Application chart
Aromatic Medicine Making
Exploring Methods of Application for Aromatic Medicine, How to make Essential Oil Capsules, About Aromatic/Herbal Pastilles, How to make Aromatic/Herbal Pastilles, How to make Suppositories, How to make a Pessaries (Vaginal suppositories), How to make Cough Syrup, How to make Cough Drops
Introduction to Hydrosols, Exploring Specific Hydrosols, Hydrosol Applications, Resources for Hydrosols
Synthesis and Formulation
The Formulation Framework, The Consultation, Selection Criteria and Formulation, Methods of Delivery/Application, The Practice of Aromatic Medicine
NEW! MODULE NINE
Applied Aromatic Medicine
Aromatic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Aromatic Medicine and the Skin, Aromatic Medicine and the Respiratory System, Aromatic Medicine and the Digestive System, Aromatic Medicine and the Reproductive System, Aromatic Medicine and the Urinary System, Aromatic Medicine and the Nervous System
The Right to Practice: Is it legal?
Research and Resources
How to Complete this Course, How to complete your case studies, Submit Case Studies
Who is this course for?
- Individuals interested in deepening their knowledge of aromatic medicine.
- Aromatherapy practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge and application of essential oils.
- Herbalists interested in integrating aromatic medicine into their practice.
- Individuals working with multi-level marketing and other companies who recommend the use of essential oils internally or have products on the market such as herbal supplements.
The Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course is now open.
*The Theory and Application of Traditional Western Energetics w/ Thomas Easley, Matthew Wood, and Jim McDonald
AND Anatomy and Physiology and pathophysiology (Opening January 2019)
*Supplies not included.
For a complete listing of material covered in course, please click here.
This online course is self-paced.
What you will learn:
- Aromatic Medicine – Beyond French Aromatherapy
- Methods of Application – how to make a variety of aromatic medicine preparations
- Western Herbal Energetics and the 6 Tissue States
- Essential Oils and Western Herbal Energetics
- Essential Oils and the 6 Tissue States
- Formulation Framework for Aromatic Medicine
- Consultation Framework for Practice
- Methods of Oral Use: How to use essential oils internally
- Capsule Formulation
- Suppository & Pessary Formulation
- Cough Syrup and Cough Drop Formulation
- Diffusion, Inhalation, and Dermal Application
- Dosage framework for each method of application
- The importance of quality criteria for essential oils
- How chemical families of essential oil components support the therapeutic benefits of essential oils
- Aromatic Medicine Toolkit: How to use 28 essential oils within the Aromatic Medicine model
- Safety and internal use
- How to make aromatic pastilles, essential oil capsules, vaginal or rectal suppositories, cough syrup, cough drops and much more
- The therapeutic applications of hydrosols in clinical practice
- How to perform an aromatic medicine consultation
- Selection criteria for essential oils, hydrosols, and method of application for clinical formulation
- Aromatic medicine applied to systems of the body and common ailments of each system
- How to effectively and safely use essential oils internally
You will be guided throughout your process with hands on learning activities using recipes and ideas provided throughout the online program. You will be empowered with the knowledge of formulation guidelines to make your own aromatic medicine formulations, safely and effectively.
Our Online Aromatic Medicine program has been designed as a self paced program.
Once you register for the course you will have lifetime access to all training material and video content, including updates made to program.
Our Online Aromatic Medicine Certificate Course comes with:
- 10 Core Modules devoted to essential oils, phytochemistry, aromatic medicine making and resources.
- The Theory and Application of Traditional Western Energetics w/ Thomas Easley, Matthew Wood, and Jim McDonald (through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine)
- Monographs on 25+ essential oils
- Clear instructions on how to formulate and make cough syrup, pastilles, capsules, and other aromatic medicine preparations.
- 12+ video tutorials to support your aromatic medicine making and understanding of health and wellness.
- Experiential medicine making exercises
- Lifetime Access to Course Material, Audio and Video Content
- Certificate in Aromatic Medicine: 20 hours Theory and Application of Traditional Western Energetics, 75+ hours Anatomy & Physiology including Pathophysiology, 100 hours Aromatic Medicine Study, 40 hours Case studies. Total hours: 235 hours
PLEASE NOTE: Course does not come with supplies. Supplier resources are available inside the course.
Meet Your Aromatic Medicine Instructor
Jade Shutes holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She has studied herbal and aromatic medicine for over a decade with David Hoffman, Rosemary Gladstar, Thomas Easley, Erin Groh, Jan Kusmirek, jim mcdonald, and many others. She has also completed one year at the Maryland University of Integrative Medicine where she fell in love with pathophysiology!
Today she is the co-visionary and co-director of education for the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies.
INCLUDED WITH AROMATIC MEDICINE CERTIFICATE COURSE
The Theory and Application of Traditional Western Energetics w/ Thomas Easley, Matthew Wood, and Jim McDonald
This incredible class includes 20 hours of discussion of traditional Western energetics with Matthew Wood, jim mcDonald and Thomas Easley. In this series Matt, Jim and Thomas will focus on the humors, six tissue states and plant energetics, and will discuss assessment and treatments using energetic patterns.
What are energetics?
Modern reductionist medicine isolates tissues and organs and studies them independently. Energetics, the language of traditional Western medicine, describe broad patterns in nature, reflected in the body, that influence multiple systems and are fundamentally interconnected.
How do humoral temperaments influence our physical bodies and our dispositions? How do they help us understand the people we work with better, and how we can more be most consciously aware of our own projections? We'll discuss the relevance of physical indicators, humoral combinations, and see how excess, deficiency and blockage of humoral tendencies influence health.
The six tissue states
The six basic energetic tissue states are irritation, depression, stagnation, atrophy, constriction and relaxation. Like these energetic descriptions of broad imbalances, herbs have broad actions on the body. Understanding the six tissue states enables the herbalist to choose a more precise herbal remedy based on energetics.
Herbs contain complicated combinations of chemical constituents. Only a handful of herbs are fully understood by scientists. Diseases, too, are very complicated, and current medical understanding of the exact process of disease is lacking. Using energetics allows the practitioner to recognize disease as a breakdown of homeostatic balance of the entire person: mind, body and spirit. With this understanding, herbalists are able to choose the herb whose energetics best match the person and the disease process that is occurring in their body.