Aromatic Medicine is a new book that explores aromatherapy through the French approach and teaches how to integrate aromatic medicine into an aromatherapy or herbal practice. The book covers historical information, chemistry and a clinical approach using dermal, internal and other effective means of utilizing essential oils for health imbalances and wellness.
A great educational and reference book for aromatherapist as well who are interested in exploring a herbal and French approach to aromatherapy.
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About the Authors:
Patrice de Bonneval is the found and director of the “Ecole Lyonnaise de Plantes Medicinales” and the owner of one of France’s few apothecaries, ‘L’herboristerie de Bonneval‘ in Lyon. He began working with essential oils in his pharmacy in 1975 and later in his apothecary. Patrice believes in the importance of using essential oils in medical herbalism and since the herbal school opened in 1980, aromatherapy has been one of the major subjects treated on the herbalist course. Patrice is the principal founder of the International, bilingual network, ‘Herbalistes sans Frontieres‘.
Cathy Skipper Cathy, is English by birth and spent her adult life in rural France, where she farmed, trained and worked as a herbalist and aromatherapist and taught practical herbalism, botany and aromatherapy at the L’Ecole Lyonnaise de Plantes Medicinales’ in Lyon. She also participated for four years in an experimental approach to energetic healing called ‘Life cell’ under French Kinesiologist, Caroline Gupta. Her plant training in France included a two year course with Claude Lefebvre on Plant Communication. She left France last year to live and work in New Mexico with her partner Florian Birkmayer.
Cathy’s own work involves building bridges between aromatic medicine and herbalism as well as recognizing the importance of healing the healer and reconnecting with nature. In her teaching she marries, theory, practical work and energetics with an underlying intention of helping students develop an intuitive relationship between themselves, the plant/essential oil and the patient as an impetus for healing.
Her work with Florian is centralised around the work of Carl Jung and the psyche, aromatic molecules and the mind.