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Aromatic Medicine: An Introduction
Pacific Rim College
229-560 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
250-483-2119 (phone)
Event Start Date: 10-20-2018
Event End Date: 10-21-2018

Event Start Time: 1:00 AM
Event Duration: 15 hours

Event Topic: Essential Oils
Organization: Pacific Rim College
Instructor: Peter Conway

Event Description

Course Information

“Aromatic Medicine” can be described as the medical use of essential oils (volatile oils), including taking them internally by mouth. It is a therapeutic modality that has huge potential especially at this time of antibiotic crisis where the microbial modulating effects of essential oils could be part of the solution. Peter Conway considers aromatic medicine to be a vital branch of herbal medicine albeit one that is insufficiently appreciated – this seminar aims to address this by providing a solid grounding in this very powerful approach.

The course will indicate the full therapeutic scope of aromatic medicine but will focus specifically on two interrelated treatment areas: infection and stress.

On this intensive course you will discover: the basics of volatile oil chemistry, the range of actions they possess, the indications they can address and the type of preparations that can be made. You will learn fundamentals such as how to use oils safely, where to obtain them and how to store them – but we will also consider more arcane matters such as the notions of “live embalming” and “aromatic acupuncture”!

During this course we will experience over 20 different essential oils.

Course overview

Day 1 will include

Defining “Aromatic Medicine” and tracing its history

Orientation in volatile oil chemistry

General properties of volatile oils

Potential adverse effects

Quality, sourcing and storage

Preparations and indications

Aromatic medicine and the microbiome

Focus on treating infections part 1

Day 2 will include

Focus on treating infections part 2

Focus on treating stress

This course will be of particular interest to herbal medicine students and practitioners but also to other students and practitioners who have a deep interest in the therapeutic use of essential oils.

Course Instructor

Peter Conway is one of the world’s leading herbal medicine practitioners and teachers. Trained in the UK he was made a Fellow of both the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy for his contributions in developing the herbal profession including his diverse educational work, political work with the British Government and his writing such as his 2011 textbook The Consultation in Phytotherapy which is currently being revised for a second edition. Peter is now based in Canada and is a member of the Canadian Herbalists Association of British Columbia. Peter trained in Aromatic Medicine with renowned French expert Dr. Daniel Penoel in the 1990s. Peter is keen to see the huge potential of Aromatic Medicine become realised – particularly in helping to address the antibiotic crisis and to seize the therapeutic opportunities offered by the growing field of the microbiome.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2018, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until September 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until September 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until September 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Supply Fee

$25 per participant for oils to take home.

Course Registration

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