Introduction to Clinical Aromatherapy

Introduction to Clinical Aromatherapy

Description

This webinar will provide a thorough introduction into the world of clinical aromatherapy and essential oils. Participants will discover the rich history of aromatherapy from the era of the ancients to modern times. We will delve into the world of plant physiology and learn the reasons why plants actually produce essential oils, as well as the differences between primary and secondary metabolites. The importance of quality and quality control will be discussed, and analytical tools including gas chromatography and mass spectrometry will be explored. Other topics will include the various definitions found within the field of aromatherapy, how essential oils are extracted, their appropriate storage, and shelf-life. Participants will be able to make practical considerations when comparing essential oils, as well as confidently ask the right questions to companies from whom they are considering purchasing essential oils.
NOTE: no company names will be mentioned or recommended

Learning Objectives

  • Have an appreciation for how concentrated and potent essential oils are
  • Have an appreciation for the rich history of aromatherapy and the various styles found in clinical practice
  • Understand the various processes of essential oil extraction
  • Understand the importance of dilution in clinical application of essential oils
  • Understand the importance of quality control in essential oil production
  • Understand the laboratory testing options available, their value and limitations, and potential for adulteration in the industry
  • Be able to ask the right questions to potential essential oil distributors so as to confidently select a company from whom to order product.
  • Understand the proper storage conditions of essential oils, as well as their shelf life

Course Content

  • Lesson 1 | Overview & History 1h 00min
  • Lesson 2 | Methods of Extraction 40min
  • Lesson 3 | Methods of Extraction – Distillery Tour 20min
  • Lesson 4 | Quality & Testing 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)

    3.25 CEUs total (up to 3.25 CEUs Category A) -Direct Approval
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

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

    3.5 hours total (up to 3.5 hours Aromatherapy) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    3.25 CEUs total (up to 3.25 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • New York Sponsorship via National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NY NCBTMB)

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

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    3.25 CPDs total (up to 3.25 CPDs Category A) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    3.25 CMEs total (up to 3.25 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC)

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

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

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    3.25 credits total (up to 3.25 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

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

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

    3.25 CEUs total (up to 3.25 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

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

    3.25 CEs total (up to 3.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

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

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

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

    3.25 contact hours total (up to 3.25 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    3.25 credits total (up to 3.25 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

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

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    3.25 CEs total (up to 3.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    3.25 hours total (up to 3.25 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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