The therapeutic use of essential oils under the umbrella concept of aromatherapy has become a fact of life. As aromatherapy has grown and diversified it has become increasingly clear that the original aim of producing scientific data to convince the medical mainstream to accept this therapeutic avenue has partly given way to the understanding that some of the most rewarding features of essential oil use may not be adequately described with the language of reductionism, but rather with narratives from more wholistic disciplines. This Part III of the PIA Masters series aims to mediate those aspects of essential oil therapy which correspond to the western pharmacological paradigm.

Part III will guide the reader as quickly as possible through the precautions to safe and effective applications of essential oils. Specific attention is given to combining pertinent practical information with an overview over the latest research results acknowledging the efficacy of essential oils for a broad variety of conditions.

Chapter 1. What is Aromatherapy? 
   French Style Aromatherapy 
   British Style Aromatherapy 
   What are Essential Oils? 
      Information Character Complex Mixtures 
      Main Components 
      Trace Components 
      Unique Spatial Arrangements 
   Why Is There So Little Research? 
   How do Essential Oils Work? 
   Legalities of Aromatherapy Practice 
   Drug Approval is Only For a Few

Chapter 2. Alternative or Mainstream 
   Difficult Decisions 
   Conventional Medicine - Monopolizing Disease
   Children Who are Always Sick 
   Beyond Antibiotics 
   Where Alternatives Do and Do Not Work 

Chapter 3. Medical Care - A Cultural View 
   Francisco Goya, Ivan Illich
   The Medicare Swindle 

Chapter 4. Why Only Genuine Essential Oils Work
   Natural Adulterants - The Fallacy of Reconstituted Oils
   Why Are Authentic Oils So Different? 

Chapter 5: The Practice
   Toxic and Irritant Oils
   Putting Toxicity and Safety Issues Into Perspective
      Misleading Generalizations
      The Value of Dermatology Data 
   Important Precautions 
      How Oils are Applied Properly
      Leaving Old Patterns Behind 
   Dosage Guidelines 
      High Dosages vs. Moderate Dosages Non-specific vs. Specific Effects 
   Topical Application of Essential Oils 
      In Base Oil 
      In the Shower 
      Non-specific Effects and Topical Application Inhalation 
      The Pütz Method 
      On the Pillow 
   Internal Use 
      One Drop is Often Enough. 
   Leisurely Use 
   Treatment Styles 
      Intensive Treatment of Acute Conditions 
      Treatment of Metabolic Conditions 
   Aromatherapy as a Lifestyle 
   Prevention of Serious Disease as a By-product.
   Essential Oils as Antiviral Agents 
      Mass Media Loves a Good Virus 
      Antibiotics are not Effective Against Viruses
      Folly - Using Antibiotics to Treat Viral Disease 
      How a Virus Operates 
      The Source of Antiviral Activity 
      Science Proves Essential Oil Effectiveness 
      Design of the Key Experiments 
      Treating Viral Conditions - The French Approach
   Herpes Simplex - Unrivaled Efficacy
      Oils for Herpes Simplex treatments 
      Phantom Pain 
   Human Papilloma Virus 
   The Flu 
   Dengue Fever 
   The Origins of a Common Cold 
       Immune Functions of the Respiratory Tract 
   Prevention and Treatment: Shower, Sauna, Chest Rubs
   Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions
       Severe Acute Bronchitis 
       Chronic Bronchitis 
       Bronchitis - Small Children 
   Bacterial and Fungal Infections 
      Cystitis - Bladder Infection 
      Post Antibiotic Syndrome 
      Intestinal Infections 
      Conjunctivitis, Pink Eye 
      Ear Infections 
   Balance: The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
      ANS and the Digestive Tract 
      Clinical Data: Double Blind Study
      Managing Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia 
   PMS and Menopause 
   Immune System Issues
   Bay Laurel and Lymph Nodes 
   Allergies are Learned Behavior 
   Arthritis Pain 
   Travel or Motion Sickness 
   Skin and Tissue - Wounds, Scars and Beauty 
      Bruise, Trauma, Swelling 
      Sport Injuries - Trauma 
      Scars - Cheloids 
      Preventing Stretch Marks 
   Anti-inflammatory Activity
      Cuts, Lesions, Injury to Mucous Membranes
   Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
   Cancer Prevention

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