Peter Holmes has done it again. In his usual style, he has produced a useful clinical text on use of volatile oils. Rather than focusing on documenting everything in the medical literature, he has focused on all the practical aspects of these oils and just enough science and history to keep it all in context. (Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG), Associate Professor, Dept. of Botanical Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA)
This is a truly outstanding contribution to the literature on essential oil therapeutics. Based on years of experience, Holmes shares his profound insights into the therapeutic and clinical usage of essential oils, seamlessly weaving vitalistic and allopathic paradigms. Regardless of the individual practitioner's approach and philosophical leanings, this is an invaluable resource. Aromatica is the most significant text on essential oil therapy to emerge in recent years, and is destined to become a 'classic' in the field. (Jennifer Peace Rhind, author of Essential Oils – a Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, Fragrance and Wellbeing, Listening to Scent and Aromatherapeutic Blending)
It is the eclectic, integrated nature of this exposition that makes Aromatica an indispensable source of reliable information on the energetic and symptomatic therapeutics of essential oils. The fact that these faculties are discussed with eloquence and lucidity, as well as a deep appreciation of the provenance, potency and olfactory subtlety of essential oils, instils this opus with the excellence of artisanship - like the work of the distiller whose plant essences are the product of their passion, the alchemical consummation of their calling. (From the foreword by Gabriel Mojay LicAc, CertEd, FIFPA, Founding Co-Chair of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA))
If there was ever a book that could transmit the full spectrum of treasure, value and validity of essential oils in our time, this is it. (From the foreword by Tiffany Pollard MS, L.Ac, LMP, Synergy Wellness Center)
Peter shares with us his great gift for using the terms and principles of Chinese medicine to explore herbal medicines from beyond the classical Chinese materia medica with easily understandable and clinically useful clarity. It is a real feast for the student and the seasoned clinician alike. This book secures Peter's place as a master of weaving eclectic systems of classification into a clinically useful modern construction. (From the foreword by Charles Lev, Faculty Instructor in Family Medicine, Oregon Health Science University and Clinical Supervisor, National College of Natural Medicine)
作者｜Peter Holmes, LAc MH
藥用香草治療師、臨床芳療師、中醫師與作者，在過去30年間廣泛接受相關教育訓練，並累積深厚的實務經驗。成立Snow Lotus Aromatherapy(snowlotus.org)販售精油，並主持Snow Lotus Seminars，研討精油的臨床用途。
同時與Tiffany Pollard共同創立了香薰穴位療法(Aroma Acupoint Therapy™)"