Date(s) - 02/05/2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday February 5th
In this course you will learn:
- Basic Concepts of the aroma energetics of Oils
- Clinical use of oiling Acupuncture points
- The physiological functions of essential oils
Both Practitioner and Patient will leave with ways to immediately enhance their treatment protocol.
Aroma Acupoint Therapy, (AAT) is a gentle, completely safe and yet profoundly effective treatment modality that utilizes the energetic potential locked within pure essential oils. Treatment involves placing particular oils on specific acupoints or reflex zones on the body in order to trigger energetic changes in the individual that will bring her back to a state of balance. Aroma Acupoint Therapy works on the basis of mutual resonance through the systematic and intentional combination of essential oils and acupoints, resulting in a more significant clinical effect than using either of these treatment methods alone.
The basic premise is that essential oils, being energetically just as active as acupuncture points, have the ability to stimulate the points in a similar way as needles. However, the difference between them lies in the fact that unlike acupuncture needles, essential oils are also able to provide a content of information to the point that will suggest a particular type of therapeutic action. The basic aim is always to select an oil that possesses the same function as an acupoint; an oil that will activate a particular point function.
So Geranium oil (Pelargonim x asperum), for instance, is a female hormonal regulator in women with reproductive weakness that is a perfect match for points such as SP-6 and CV-4, as these poins have the same function. However, Geranium is also a mucostatic agent that has the effect of helping dry up vaginal discharges, and as such is appropriate for application onto points such as CV-6 and SP-10 in women with a damp or congestive condition in the pelvis.
Join this course today to begin using the powerful healing abilities of essential oils in your practice.
Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H
Peter is a medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist and practitioner of Oriental medicine. He has authored several textbooks on herbal medicine, both Western and Oriental, as well as a book on essential oils. Peter researches, writes and lectures extensively in the field of herbal and essential oil medicine, bringing to his programs over 25 years of study, clinical practice and teaching experience. In addition to directing Snow Lotus Seminars, Peter is a part-time faculty member at the Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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He graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (U.K.) in 1980. He went on to study with Ted Kaptchuk, O.M.D., and completed postgraduate studies in Chinese medicine at the Ecole Européene d’Acupuncture in Paris, France. Peter then completed a Western herbal medicine training at the College of Consultant Herbalists in England.
Peter is author of three acclaimed herbal medicine textbooks:
- The Energetics of Western Herbs Treatment Strategies Integrating Western & Oriental Herbal Medicine
- Jade Remedies: A Chinese Herbal Reference for the West;
- The T.C.M. Materia Medica Clinical Reference & Study Guide.
He is also the author of Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Profiles, and coauthor of the forthcoming Principles and Practice of Aromatherapy (with Robert Tisserand, C. Hoffman et al.).
Tiffany Pollard MS, LAc,
Tiffany teaches Five-Element acupuncture at Bastyr University in their Chinese Medicine masters degree program. She directs Synergy Wellness Center in Kirkland, Washington, a holistic clinic that focuses on energetic medicine and bodywork, offering a synergy of different treatment modalities in the field of complimentary medicine.
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Tiffany completed her undergraduate studies in the biological sciences at Schreiner University in Kerrville TX, and then moved here to the Northwest to attend Bastyr University. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture (Bastyr University) and is nationally board certified and licensed by the State of Washington to practice Acupuncture. Tiffany has completed internships in Chengdu China, Bastyr Center for National Health (Seattle, WA), Harborview Hospital and Mt. Saint Vincent (Seattle, WA). She is also a nationally certified Massage Therapist and delights in incorporating these skills into her treatments in order to get the best possible results.
Committed to excellence in her field, Tiffany completed a 2-year, post-graduate mentorship program with well-known Chinese Medicine practitioner, author and teacher Lonny Jarrett. Additionally, she has studied with renowned Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods, in order to deepen her knowledge of the healing capabilities of foods. Tiffany is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University teaching Five Element Acupuncture in their Chinese Medicine master’s degree program. In addition, she co-teaches seminars with Lonny Jarrett on integrating Five Element Acupuncture into a traditional Chinese medical practice.