This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied. Materia medica training includes botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery. It is recommended that students also complete AROMA 304 to study the full complement of essential oils taught at ACHS.
Identify, discuss, and safely use the organic or wildcrafted essential oils studied, including: Botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, perfumery, recommended doses, cautions and contraindications, regulatory status, and formulas.
Create lifestyle plans and aromatherapy programs to support optimal health.
Identify, describe, and discuss appropriate and safe uses of a full range of administrative methods for the oils studied.
Demonstrate the ability to write a case study and case report on aromatherapy.
Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research.
Demonstrate the ability to perform and write an effective Research Review.
Identify the components of a research paper and the process involved.
Distinguish between a research paper and an opinion paper.
Build on skills acquired in Aroma 203 and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research.
Understand and discuss research methodology such as research hypothesis, methods of study, variables, measurement of outcomes, placebo effect, control groups, and double blind studies.
Utilize clinical experiences to direct one's on-going professional education.
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Last updated 10/26/20
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.