Women's Health Aromatherapy
A Clinically Evidence-Based Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Doulas and Therapists
Women's Health Aromatherapy is a must-have guide and educational resource written especially for nurses and practitioners that desire to effectively and safely utilize aromatherapy to support women's health. Well organized and clearly written, it is also helpful and suitable for reading by non-professionals. It provides a wonderful overview of clinical aromatherapy that will be quite helpful to practitioners and those that are unfamiliar with what clinical aromatherapy entails.
Essential oil safety and appropriate methods of application are such crucial considerations, particularly when working with pregnant women and women with compromised health. Pam Conrad devotes the entirety of Chapter 2 to cover these important issues.
Each topical chapter features a detailed overview, quick reference charts and profiles for relevant evidence based essential oils. Each of the essential oil profiles includes an aromatic description, therapeutic properties, method of application and research details.
The Quick Reference Tables displayed in Women's Health Aromatherapy include the following topics and lists key conditions, essential oils that assist with the condition and the methods of application that are best suited for the condition. The book also includes a complete list of evidence based OB/GYN essential oils:
- Labor and Delivery
- Postpartum Care
- Menstrual Discomforts
- Premenstrual Syndrome
Evidence based and supported by numerous references, Women's Health Aromatherapy is an important resource for all those wishing to utilize essential oils safely and effectively for women's health and well-being.
About the Author
Annette Davis, President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, has written a lovely summary of Pam Conrad's background:
"Pam Conrad is a Purdue-trained nurse and valued NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist(R). In addition to being a registered nurse for over 25 years, Pam has studied abroad with aromatherapy icons like Jane Buckle, Denise Tiran, and Ethel Burns. Pam is passionate about supporting women's health and evidence-based aromatherapy. In 2008, Pam developed the first US-evidence-based hospital Aromatic Childbirth(R) nursing curriculum. -Annette Davis, ND, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Nutritionist / President of National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy NAHA" [Reference: Pam Conrad, Women's Health Aromatherapy (London: Singing Dragon, 2019), 2.
From the Back Cover
Aromatherapy has seen a huge surge in popularity in the past decade, and has proven effective for a wide array of women's health problems. However, the number of women interested in introducing aromatherapy to their personal health care dwarfs the number of clinicians formally trained in it. As a result, large numbers of women self-treat with aromatherapy, which can increase risk factors particularly during pregnancy and lactation. Condensing thorough research into concise, easy-to-digest language, this scientific evidence-based guide enables women's healthcare professionals and aromatherapists to quickly determine the safest and most effective way to apply aromatherapy in any given situation.
The perfect bedside clinical guide for busy professionals, it covers 20 essential oils and their uses in women's health, from pregnancy to menopause. Readers will come away equipped with new tools to improve their patients' comfort and wellbeing, with the confidence of drawing from a reliable base of clinical evidence.
Pam Conrad is a registered nurse and certified clinical aromatherapy practitioner, educator and researcher with over 20 years' experience developing hospital programs in evidence-based women's health aromatherapy. She lives in Indiana, USA.
Table of Contents for Women's Health Aromatherapy
- Key Terminology
- 1. What is Clinical Aromatherapy?
- 2. Methods and Safety
- 3. Pregnancy/Prenatal Aromatherapy
- 4. Aromatherapy for Labor and Delivery
- 5. Postpartum Aromatherapy
- 6. Aromatherapy for Menstrual Discomforts
- 7. Aromatherapy for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- 8. Aromatherapy for Menopause
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