AromaPharmacokinetics: An Introduction

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AromaPharmacokinetics: An Introduction

Description

In this presentation, we will explore the pharmacokinetics of aromatherapy — how the body interacts with essential oil components and how these compounds are metabolized and excreted from the body. Pharmacokinetics is not just a fancy term, irrelevant to aromatic practice; it is a vital aspect of aromatherapy and can enable practitioners to maximize the effects of their treatments.

For instance: did you know that carvacrol, a key compound in essential oils such as oregano (Origanum vulgare), is excreted rapidly in the urine making it strongly indicated for urinary tract infections? Did you know that thymol, found in essential oils such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris), is metabolized in a way that increases its concentration in the lungs, making it exceptionally potent for lower respiratory tract infections?

Pharmacokinetics is of crucial importance to those seeking to fully understand the therapeutic dynamics of essential oils. Its implications for aromatic practice make it a compelling and vastly interesting topic.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • Understand the acronym ADME
  • Understand how and where the body metabolizes
  • Appreciate the degree of first-pass metabolism with differing routes of administration
  • Understand the mechanisms behind sensitization reactions that can occur with essential oil components, and how to minimize such reactions
  • Appreciate the influence the location and metabolites of essential oil components can have on their resulting therapeutic effects
  • Define a prodrug; and identify conventional and natural medicinal agents that are in this category
  • Highlight the importance of pharmacokinetics of essential oils with examples like thyme thymol oil, wintergreen, and oregano

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Course Content

  • Essential Oil Pharmacokinetics: An Introduction 1h 15min

Instructor

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Miller is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Miller has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Miller first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Miller has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Miller is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Miller loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Miller believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

Dr. Miller has taken part in several podcasts discussing a range of topics. Please find them below:

1. AromaChemistry with Dr. Tim - NAHA's Beyond Aromatics Podcast
2. How to Fall in Love with Essential Oil Chemistry with Dr. Tim - Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Nyssa Hanger
3. Conscious Living with Dr. Tim - The Orson Wells Show
4. The Naturopathic Journey with Dr. Tim - Eight Billion Podcast
5. Don't Throw Away Your Shot with Dr. Tim - LabAroma Podcast

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category A) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1.25 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

    1.25 CE credits total -Direct Approval
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (Provider #1583) (NCBTMB)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Aromatherapy) -Direct Approval
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

    1 PDA total (up to 1 PDA Professional Enhancement (CW-PE)) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • New York Sponsorship via National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NY NCBTMB)

    1.5 hours total -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.25 CPDs total (up to 1.25 CPDs Category A) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    1.25 CMEs total (up to 1.25 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    1.25 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1.25 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    1.25 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    1.25 CEs total (up to 1.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    1.25 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    1.25 contact hours total (up to 1.25 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1.25 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    1.25 CEs total (up to 1.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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