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Autumn’s Bountiful Pharmacy

Vegetables for Autumn

Nutrition in the Autumn.

Frankincense Fears Largely Unfounded

Frankincense Resin

Are Frankincense fears largely unfounded? Learn more from Katharine Koeppen.

The Language of Nature in Summer

Sunflowers

Ayurveda: The Language of Nature in Summer

Mentoring in Natural Therapies

Before doing formal studies in mentoring, my limited experience of being mentored had me believe that it was a concept framed around the classical mentor – mentee relationship (MacCallum, 2007, p.134). That is, an informal arrangement between someone who is (usually) older and more knowledgeable (the mentor) and someone wishing to benefit from all that the mentor has to offer. This person is referred to as the mentee or protégé...

Hospital Pediatrics

Hospice Pediatrics: I'll be honest - pediatric care makes me a little nervous. Most of the available literature on pediatrics deals with common childhood issues. Although other hospices are using essential oils effectively for symptom management with their pediatric patients, there is no information-sharing network to allow us to work together, or even to know that others doing similar work exist. So I use the available literature on aromatherapy and childcare and then apply my own sleuthing technique: I quiz the nurses for relevant information on symptoms and their likely causes, determine whether it is an acute issue or an ongoing challenge, sort through essential oils that would be helpful, eliminate the ones I think might be too strong for the child's age and/or disease process, figure out what delivery method would be most effective and vary the dilution rate as necessary.

 

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