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Very Handy Medical Book.

Post by diamond lil » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:17 pm

"The Practice Of Aromatherapy: Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties"
by Dr Jean Valnet (Author).

Look up this on Amazon, he was a pioneer of aromatherapy and treated war wounds during WW2 with plant and essential oils.

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Post by Arzosah » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:58 pm

That's very interesting, Lil - quite a few of the reviews mention the amount of research data he provides. This is one to buy with my next set of vouchers :) thanks.
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Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Post by diamond lil » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 pm

I got a copy for pennies on amazon Arzosah ;)

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Post by Deeps » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:11 am

I'm always reminded of this cartoon when I think of aromatherapy.....

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No offence intended and no point to prove, it just tickles me.

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Post by Arzosah » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:50 am

It's a good one :mrgreen: I used to be a therapist, I can still appreciate that :mrgreen: As to how helpful it is: every time someone says "lavender helps you sleep", or "steam your sinuses and put this stuff in the water", thats a level of aromatherapy. If push came to shove, well-researched things like that could be really helpful, and one good book is worth it's place on my bookshelf :)

Lil, not going to buy a 2nd hand one during flu season :oops: wimping on that; I was going to get a kindle version, but as a reference book, thats difficult. New copy fulfilled by Amazon for £9.22 fits nicely with my next voucher, I'll go for that.
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Post by Deeps » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 am

A lot of old remedies have a base in 'something' so I'm open minded on that front.

I tend to scoff at pretty much anything when people become evangelical about a subject, it just seems very egotistical to me. Not that I think that's what's happening with you and Lil. Hope you both enjoy it.

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Post by diamond lil » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm

People who are too over the top tend to push us to the opposite pole don't they. Nobody likes other people's views being shoved down their throats. I've never been deeply into this stuff but for a while I was into herbal medicine and E/Os have a place in that. I just like nice smelly stuff Deeps :mrgreen:

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Post by Arzosah » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:32 pm

I loathe evangelism in all shapes and colours, can't bear it. So I never do it: the first internet acronym I learned was YMMV :mrgreen:

I tended to dismiss aromatheray until one holiday in Wharfedale, I was on my own in the meditation centre (oh god, I'm outing myself now, I'm as alternative as all get-out) and I dowsed over a whole set of remedies, and I got five that stood out. The next day, the practitioner recommended exactly those five to me. It was a little boggling.
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Post by Deeps » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:15 pm

Picking up the ball and running with it a bit, I was at a military physio (she was Norwegian working for the UK Forces) about my dodgy arthritic elbow and she asked if I was willing to try acupuncture. I was and assumed it would be at a latter session but no, she was firing the wee pins into me, while it didn't cure my arthritis (not that she was claiming it would) it did send me to sleep. I'm open to whatever works basically. Can you imagine people taking pills made from fungus to cure stuff ??? We call it antibiotics these days.....

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Post by Arwen Thebard » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:36 pm

Not sure if im off topic here or not, but a few years back Mrs A had a very itchy / flaky scalp that wouldn't clear up despite what the doctors told her to buy and use. Ended up she went to a Chinese medicinal shop and came out with bag of what I can only describe as old leaves, twigs and other stuff that looked like I had swept it up in the garden. After some initial laughs and cynicism on my part (she had to sit with clingfilm wrapped round her head holding it all in place for two hours) it worked a treat. Two days later no scratching so you never know what will work.
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