Re: TCM and Essential Oils
I don't have experience personally, but some of our customers certainly have. One osteopath had set her diffuser to go off at 3am while sleeping with a blend for liver support (Ananda's Rejuvinate
) and HER therapist said her liver was "the lightest he'd ever felt
In terms of oils and TCM, the book "Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit" is an excellent guide -- still more psysho-emotional based, but a good joining of the two practices. There ARE books out there, but I think perhaps because aroma-"medicine" in the US is still fairly young, in-depth guides are still somewhat hard to come by -- one's that aren't full of warning after warning, and get down to real medicinal use (not that you shouldn't be aware of how to properly work with the oils, but it seems some authors have not done their homework.)
Many of the true aroma-medicine books have yet to be translated from the French, where modern aroma-medicine started...I know this is a little off topic, but just a suggestion -- if you do know French, you might browse the web for the relationship between TCM and essential oils as medicine that you're looking for.
Here's a good starting list, but not sure what you're looking for http://www.aroma-tours.com/books.htm
--- hopefully other practitioners will chime in!