40 Shannon Becker: Aromatherapy Science and Dealing with Pain, Inflammation and Anxiety

Conversation with Shannon Becker

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to approach aromatherapy with a scientific approach

  • Using knowledge of essential oil constituents to guide your formula choices

  • Common essential oil constituents and their effects

  • CO2 extracts - What are they and how do they differ from traditional essential oils?

  • Tips for creating effective blends for pain and inflammation

  • Effective approaches to dealing with anxiety with essential oils

  • How aromatherapy could be useful in our western medical system

About Shannon Becker

Shannon earned a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, concentrating in Cell Biology and is a certified aromatherapist through Aromahead Institute.  She has completed over 770 hours of aromatherapy training and certification through internationally recognized schools--Aromahead Institute, NY Institute of Aromatic Studies (previously named School for Aromatic Studies), and the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London. She earned a diploma in Advanced Aromatic Medicine from ITHMA in 2018, as one of only 25 to earn the degree since the program started. Her mission is to combine my scientific training with clinical aromatherapy training, in order to help others. Her PhD and scientific training allow her to understand the chemical and biological aspects of aromatherapy and her extensive benchwork in the lab. She uses peer reviewed research and coursework to formulate aromatic therapies for specific purposes, relying on scientific aspects of the aromatics.

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