Aromatic TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine )

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very systematic approach based on the Qi, Yin and Yang, and 5 Elements. It incorporates acupuncture, reflexology, cupping, moxa, massage, acupressure, herbal remedies, and therapeutic plant oils.

Modern Aromatic TCM includes not only traditional Chinese plant extracts but also Western Style Aromatherapy essential oils.

Some Essential oils grown and produced in Asia have quite different chemotypes or belong to the same plant family but do not share the same variety with the same European, Middle East and American counterparts: therefore, it is always recommended to check the Latin description of the variety of each plant-oil.

Some Essential oils here suggested are for reference only:

 

Native Essentials TMC and Essentials oils

Q BALANCING OILS

WOOD:
Bergamot, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram.
FIRE
Lavender, Lime, May Chang, Lemon, Lemongrass. Marjoram, Melissa
EARTH
Amyris, Juniper. Myrrh, Patchouli, Sage, Sandalwood, Thyme
 METAL
Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Marjoram, Pine
WATER
Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Patchouli, Spikenard, Spruce, Vetiver

 

Q STIMULATING OILS

WOOD:
Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, , Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose, Ylang Ylang
FIRE
Cardamom, Myrtle, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rosemary (cin.), Tea Tree
EARTH
Bergamot, Cardamom, Fennel, Ginger, Palmarosa, Rosemary (cin.), Vetiver
 METAL
Eucalyptus, Fir, Frankincense, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree
WATER
Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper, Spruce

 

 

Source: Clinical Aromatherapy, Peter Holmes, 2001

Some Essential oils grown and produced in Asia have quite different chemotypes or belong to the same plant family but do not share the same variety with the same European, Middle East, and American counterparts: therefore it is always recommended to check the Latin description of the variety of each plant-oil.

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