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samantha

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I am currently swapping aromatherapy treatment for acupuncture treatment and my acupuncturist wants a blend to strengthen "heart" and "kidney" meridians. Since the text I studied aromatherapy from didn't correlate oils with the meridian they affect, I am not sure what blends would be effective. Does anyone know a good source to determine which Essential oils affect the meridians? Thanks in advance! Samantha

catherine

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Hi, I just registered at this site and see that your message was sent quite a while back. I am also an acupuncturist, and the books that I am familiar with are: Gabriel Mojay's Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, which discusses essential oils in terms of Five Element theory, and is a wonderful book. Gabriel also teachs workshops here and in Europe on this topic. Yves Requena's book on Botanical Medicine I believe discusses essential oils in terms of Chinese medicine. Both Yves Requena and Gabriel are also acupuncturists. In NYC, Jeffrey Yuen teaches classes on essential oils and Chinese medicine. He is head of the acupuncture department at the Swedish Institute. Hope this helps and hope you see this! Catherine
samantha

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Thanks so much! I did find Gabriel Mojay's book after I submitted the post but I will check out the other two references. I happen to live in NYC so that information is very helpful.

catherine

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You're welcome! Please let me know if Jeffrey Yuen is teaching a workshop. I'd love to go to it. Catherine

Carolyn

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Good Morning, Thanks very much Samantha and Catherine for using this bulletin board in the way it was intended - to question, share and explore! Essential oils are so multi-functional and multi-dimensional that they make perfect partners in almost any therapy or modality. I am more versed in the Ayurvedic system, than the Oriental approach, however I've studied long enough to know that we're actually all talking the same language - just in slightly different accents. From a very general point of view, both the Ayurvedic and the Oriental systems approach the use of essential oils from an 'energetic' perspective, that is each essential oil is considered for it's inherent cooling, warming, moistening and drying, and associated grounding or elevating properties and effects on the mind body in order to achieve a more balanced state. Your advice reference and resource-wise is excellent and I can also support the following: Obviously Gabriel Mojay is one of the leading authorities in the specialist blend of aromatherapy and Chinese Medicine. - Aromatherapy Energetics, An Oriental Approach. Also Aromatherapy, Massage and Chinese Medicine by Joanne Baker - and as an adjunct try Healing Unresolved Trauma Through Meta-Aromatherapy by Christine Westwood. S Chengan 1990 - Chinese Massage Therapy, Shandong Science and Technology Press G Maciocia, The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Churchill Livingstone 1989. Even Tisserand has a brief overview of essential oil energetics in his old book The Art of Aromatherapy, Hope this helps too Best Carolyn

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