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Volume 3; Issue 2

The Editor's Corner -- February 15, 2003
 

Welcome to the latest edition of Aromatherapy News!


In this month's edition:

Featured Article - Dance Therapy, Healing Through Freedom
Sponsor - Agora Health Books - 'Healing with Ki-Kou'
Essential Oil of the Month - Ginger
Aromatherapy in the Kitchen - Citrus Ginger Cheesecake
The Aromatherapy Room - Forum & Chat

Although the day to day focus at A World of Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to alter, and manage both the physical and emotional challenges we all experience, true healing is a choice as individual as the clothing we wear. Each of us finds our own path to health, based on personal needs, and preferences.

Out of respect for that individualism, this month's article focuses not on the use of Aromatherapy, but on an alternate form of healing that may prove of value, and ultimately, of great import, to those amongst our readership seeking their path to health.

Although not commonly considered as a form of treatment, dance therapy has proven significance in many fields, most notably with individuals under stress, seniors, and within the area of mental health disorders.

Take away from the article what you will, but regardless of your personal state of health, and mind, remember the sense of release and freedom that has carried dance into every culture, on every continent, across all time. Take a moment for yourself, and take some joy from every moment...

As always, a note of thanks to both our long time, and new subscribers for joining us at Aromatherapy News! We look forward to continuing to be your primary source for premium quality aromatherapy news, and information.

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Our Featured Article
 
Dance Therapy - Healing Through Freedom
by Renie Burghardt

Dancing goes back to primitive times, and magical powers have been attributed to it. When a witch doctor dances, it is to exorcise evil spirits from the sick person. I read that during the Middle Ages people even danced to avoid the plague. The Tarantella of Italy is believed to have originated after a poisonous spiderís bite caused tarantism, and the cure for it was a jumping dance. Todayís dance therapy evolved from the age-old idea that dancing has the power to cure.

These days, dance therapists are mental health professionals, who treat problems such as neurosis, psychosis, and even alcoholism with the dance. Dancing is a primal response to rhythm and music, so the dance therapist uses dancerís techniques to put the patient in touch...

read the entire article on Dance Therapy >>>


 
Featured Aromatherapy News Sponsor

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  Essential Oil of the Month  

Ginger

Latin: Zingiber Officinale Roscoe
Scent: Woody, warm, spicy
Effects: Warming
Properties:
Analgesic, antidepressant, stimulant, digestive aid
Uses:

Nervous exhaustion, colds, arthritis, indigestion

General Overview:

Ginger is a top note oil, extracted through steam distillation of the dried, ground root of this well respected plant.

Native to India, China, Africa, and Australia, ginger is used extensively in cooking, and is thought to be a superior digestive aid.

Common uses of ginger include arthritic and rheumatic conditions as a blended massage oil or compress. It is considered helpful in the stimulation of poor circulation. From a digestive standpoint, Ginger is referenced in the management of issues of flatulence & colic. The oil is also said to have a positive impact on the nervous system.

Ginger oil combines well with eucalyptus, cedarwood, and citrus oils. Those with sensitive skin types should use caution, as Ginger oil may prove to be an irritant.


Featured Aromatherapy in the Kitchen Recipe

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Citrus Ginger Cheesecake

Citrus... ginger... cheesecake. Are you salivating yet? If not, you will as the aromas of this great combination attack your olfactory senses...


 
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon finely minced lemon zest
1 tablespoon finely minced orange zest
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1/2 tablespoon grated ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter and mix well. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta, citrus zests, sugar, sour cream, eggs, and ginger. Beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crust, and bake for 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let rest for one hour at room temperature, then chill for 2 - 3 hours before serving.

Your tastebuds will jump for joy upon the first (but certainly no last) sensational bite!

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 Did You Know

In Chinese medicine today, half of all herbal prescriptions contain some form of ginger.

According to Chinese medicine, there is a huge difference between fresh and dried types of ginger. The fresh root is called Sheng-jiang and is used to chase away pathogens due to its ability to induce sweating.

It expels cold, relieves nausea and sweeps away toxic waste.

For more information on the use and application of traditional chinese medicine, go here.

 Recipe of the Month

"Just wanted to let you know that oregano oil is wonderful for removing warts - I've used it both on regular and planters warts."

Thanks to Kathanna for her suggestion!

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