Essential Oils and Human Physiology: An Introduction to Clinical Aromatherapy

January 24-26, 2014
NCNM Academic Building, Room 324

Lecture: Friday, January 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Workshop: Saturday + Sunday, January 25-26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 12 hours CE to be applied for.

thyme-fl-vert_webJoin Traditional Roots Institute and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for a comprehensive investigation of the science and clinical application of aromatherapy.

On Friday night, Lattin introduces aromatherapy as a phytotherapeutic modality. Topics include:

  • Plant biochemical synthesis of essential oils;
  • the co-evolutionary chemical language behind plant secondary metabolites with relation to human physiology;
  • phytochemistry and mechanisms of action for commonly used essential oils;
  • 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.

Using Friday’s lecture as a framework, the weekend seminar offers and in-depth examination of the top 10 essential oils for clinical practice. Including the biochemical actions of the oils, the chakra/endocrine system correlation, custom blending and specific protocols.


Early plus registration ends Nov. 25; early bird registration ends Jan. 12

Health-care providers: $175 early plus; $200 early bird; $250 general

NCNM alumni: $150 early plus; $175 early bird; $225 general

NCNM faculty & 2nd-year graduates: $125 early plus; $150 early bird; $200 general

Students & 1st-year graduates:  $50 early plus; $75 early bird; $125 general

About the speaker:

Amanda photo newAmanda 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.