This is a concise guide to using essential oils for health, harmony and happiness, shown in 200 photographs. It explains the properties of many versatile essential oils, and advises on how to choose and blend them. It describes how to use oils to enhance your well-being: peppermint for an instant pick-me-up, sandalwood for a sensual massage, lavender for relaxation. It includes instant treatments and remedies for pain relief. It offers clear step-by-step massage techniques that show you how to apply the oils to ease tension, restore energy, and promote a healthy mind and body. People have been using scented products for thousands of years in massage, in the bath and for scenting the hair and body. Essential oils contain unique properties that can be used to relax, sedate, refresh or stimulate. This book guides you through the different types of essential oil, with detailed information on preparing, storing and blending them. It offers step-by-step techniques for all kinds of massage, and treatments for problems such as backache, muscle ache, headache, menstrual pain, digestive problems and travel sickness. With de-stressers, sleep-inducers and relaxers, as well as hair care, foot care, hand care and skin care, this handy guide to aromatherapy has all you need.
This engaging and highly practical title is designed to support healthcare professionals in providing the best possible care for their patients with migraine. Developed by two leading authorities in the field who bring wit and warmth to their writing, the book combines the valuable wisdom of their clinical expertise with cutting edge scientific synthesis and helpful clinical pearls. Replete with a plethora of instructional aids and clinical tools (such as patient handouts, questionnaires, checklists, video clips, and quick-reference boxes), Discussing Migraine with Your Patients: A Common Sense Guide for Clinicians reviews migraine treatment in an evidence-based manner -- according to the empirical data and FDA and consensus-based guidelines. Discussion topics include acute and preventive pharmacotherapy, medical interventions and devices, behavioral and psychological nonpharmacologic therapies, education, trigger management, healthy lifestyle practices, stress management, neutraceuticals, and alternative medicine offerings. In addition, this easy-to-read title covers genetics and pathophysiology, symptoms and comorbidities, and a range of essential clinical skills that are useful in achieving the best possible outcomes with patients. In invaluable addition to the literature, this title will serve as the ultimate go-to resource for primary care clinicians and trainees. Headache specialists, too, will find value in this work.Â