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About Peter Holmes

Peter Holmes LAc, MH 

Peter is an English-trained medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with over 35 years' experience of using herbal and essential oil medicines in clinical practice. His extensive training included studies with Oriental Medicine doctors Ted Kaptchuk and Giovanni Maciocia; medical herbalist and pharmacist Henri Verdier in Paris, France; medical herbalist Christopher Hedley in London, England; and Chinese medicine sinologist Elisabeth Roche-Vallee in Paris, France.

Peter brings to his courses and seminars over 35 years of study, clinical practice and teaching experience with Western herbs, Chinese herbs and essential oils. He has explored and developed both the physiological and psychological aspects of using essential oils in treatment. He has specifically pioneered their clinical use with acupuncture and bodywork since 1982 and in 2011 co-founded Aroma Acupoint Therapy. For information on Peter's current seminars, click here. For a listing of past seminars, click here.

Peter is the author of several acclaimed textbooks on herbal and essential oil medicine: Aromatica Vols. 1 & 2, Clinical Aromatherapy, The Energetics of Western Herbs Vols. 1 & 2, Jade Remedies Vols. 1 & 2, and The TCM Materia Medica Clinical Reference & Study Guide. All of these textbooks are available here.