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January 2010, V.2, No. 1

Hello Friends,

In this newsletter:
1. 2010 Aromatherapy Class Schedule (for professionals)
2. Article: PNI (PsychoNeuroImmunology) & Aromatherapy
3. Frankincense - revised recommendations
4. Aromatherapy Formula: CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Aromatherapy Workshops for Professionals

Level 1: April 24-25, June 5-6, July 24-25 (tentative)*, Oct. 23-24 (tentative)*
Level 2: Sept. 11-12, Nov. 20-21 (tentative)*
Level 3: 2011
Level 4: 2012
*Note that tentative class dates are currently "penciled in". Firm dates will be set by mid 2010.

Joie Power, Ph.D., director of The Aromatherapy School presents Aromatherapy Workshops for Professionals (Aromatherapists, Herbalists, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Doctors, Etc.) in N. GA / W. NC mountains (about 2 hrs from Asheville and 2 hrs from Atlanta). 13 hrs. CEUs approved for AHG (American Herbalist's Guild) and 13 hrs. CEUs available to RAs (Registered Aromatherapists). Also Aromatherapy Certificate for each Level (I thru IV) presented by The Aromatherapy School. To register, click on link below.

PNI and Aromatherapy: A Neuropsychologist's Perspective

ImagePsychoneuroimmunology is the branch of biomedical science that explores the relationships between the nervous system, emotions, and the endocrine and immune systems; it is concerned with the links between our states of mind and our states of health. It is one piece of a very complex puzzle - the puzzle of what creates and maintains health and well-being.

Allergies, colds and other types of infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancer are illnesses that all arise from immune system dysfunction. While virtually everyone catches occasional colds or has had an infection of some kind, people vary in how frequently they experience these problems and most never experience the more serious consequences of immune dysfunction, such as cancer. Since most people are faced with similar immune challenges, why do some stay healthy and some do not? Why do some people's immune systems seem to hum along while other people succumb to various types of illness? Of course this is a complicated question and the causes of illness are many and multi-factored. Genetics play a part, as do lifestyle choices, and even luck is a factor, but a very significant contributor to immune system function, and therefore to health, is your state of mind.

The profound role played by mental and emotional states in the creation of illness has long been recognized by healers and practitioners of traditional medicine.........

To read rest of article, including how PNI applies to aromatherapy, please click on link below:

PNI Article (cont.)

Aromatherapy Update - Revised Recommendations for Frankincense

ImageAfter further discussions and research into the status of Boswellia carteri (frankincense), I feel that it's "okay" to continue conservative use of this essential oil in aromatherapy practice so long as its sourced from Somalia and not Oman, where the plant is endangered. I am recommending conservative use because of concerns that the plant may eventually become threatened in other locations outside of Oman if care is not taken. By conservative use I mean that the essential oil should be avoided when another can be reasonably used as an effective substitute and, when used, the minimum effective number of drops should be applied. In other words, treat this as the precious treasure that it is; in truth, this is how we should treat all essential oils and other herbal products.

Therefore I have added Frankincense (from Somalia) back to the list of Essential Oils that we sell at the school. For purchases, click on link at end of this section.

The world supply of Boswellia carteri appears adequate to meet demand and sustainable sources have reputedly been developed. But, do note that OTHER species of Frankincense are endangered so please do only use Boswellia carteri in your practice and do not use any from Oman.

10% discount given off all products on our Essential Oil price list to all of Dr. Power's current and former students and to all healing arts practitioners.

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Products

Aromatherapy Formula: CFS Relief

Try the following combination of essential oils in a warm (not hot) bath to ease stress and muscle pain:

3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
2 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
1-2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia cateri) - optional

Use only Therapeutic Quality Essential Oils. Draw the bath first, mix the essential oils with a tablespoon of milk, add to the bath water, swirl them around with your foot, get in and relax. Allow yourself 10 to 20 minutes. Do not get the bath water in your eyes, as the oils will sting. Use this formula once a day for 3 or 4 days a week over a two to three week period.

For full article on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Aromatherapy, click on link below:

Article: CFS & Aromatherapy

Finally, if this newsletter is just not "your cup of tea", we'd appreciate it if you would forward this email on to friends and family who might be interested. Please let them know that they can subscribe to our mailing list and receive future updates and newsletters by visiting our website:

Thank for your time and we will strive to bring you even more informative newsletters in the future. Your feedback is important to us so please let us know if you feel that changes should be made in content or format and if there are any topics that you'd like us to cover in 2010.


Joie Power, Ph.D., Dir.
The Aromatherapy School

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Dr. Power is a retired board certified neuropsychologist and former Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where she performed intra-operative cortical mapping with renowned neurosurgeon Herman Flanigan, M.D. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings and during her years of practice has also been both a practitioner and student of alternative healing methods, including herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Reiki, Chinese Medicine, and other energetic healing systems. Her extensive formal training and experience in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain give her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils in the body. Dr. Power, founder of one of the earliest essential oil companies in the U.S. to specialize in therapeutic quality essential oils, is now a clinical consultant for Artisan Aromatics as well as an internationally known writer and teacher in the fields of aromatherapy and alternative medicine. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit. Dr. Joie Power is also the author of The Quick Study Guide to Aromatherapy and numerous published articles on aromatherapy and related topics.

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