October 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Traditional Roots Institute and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for a comprehensive introduction to the science and clinical application of aromatherapy.
In this free Friday night lecture, Lattin introduces aromatherapy as a phytotherapeutic modality. Topics include:
- Plant biochemical synthesis of essential oils;
- the co-evolutionary chemical language behind plant secondary metabolites in relation to human physiology;
- phytochemistry and mechanisms of action for commonly used essential oils;
- updated scientific research on essential oils as anxiolytics and anti-MRSA agents;
- case studies of clinical aromatherapy highlighting safety and efficacy;
- precautions, contraindications and quality control.
This talk is an update of a similar lecture from January 2014 and is highly recommended as an introduction to topics covered in the weekend seminar, Aromatherapy Deluxe.
About the speaker:
Amanda Lattin is a trained chemist, teacher, herbalist and practicing aromatherapist. Lattin earned both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry before moving into herbalism and aromatherapy as a career focus. She is a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, Alliance of International Aromatherapists, is an internationally certified aromatherapist through Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and a registered aromatherapist.
She has developed and taught curricula on chemistry, biochemistry and essential oils at College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, Calif. and American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Ore. She also owns and runs Terracina Aromatics and Herbals in Portland, named for the small county in southwestern Italy where her family worked the land for generations.