From Seed to Blossom

Nourishing the Essence with Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine

By Josephine Spilka

Essential oils are the essence of the plant and speak directly to your essence. Connecting with your essence you can begin to choose what you wish to grow within, what you wish to weed out and how you want to cultivate your journey in this life.
Total CPDs: 3
Total CPDs: 3
NCCAOM (3), Standard Certificate (3)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

We’ll take a look at essential oils made from seeds, roots, branches and flowers as we explore how you can engage the essence in your body to nourish, enrich, heal and grow. Each special plant part offers unique functions that support our bodies, hearts and minds in novel ways, inviting you into a deeper relationship with nature while nurturing yourself. When you nourish the essence you strengthen your foundation, creating security and stability while fostering creativity and inspiration. Offered are some basics for working with the essential oils. Some of the oils featured are Caraway Seed, Carrot Seed, Jasmine, Neroli, Cedarwood and Vetiver. We’ll also take a look at some Chinese herbal medicinal essential oils such as Bai Zi Ren, Wu Wei Zi and Dang Gui. You’ll be able to use these oils right away for yourself, your family and your clients to nourish from the roots right to the tips of the branches, from seed to blossom!

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to discuss the basics of essential oils including note, type of Chinese medical action and associated organ systems.
  • Participants will become familiar with up to 20 essential oils for use in nourishing the essence (jing)
  • Participants will be able to discuss and understand how jing-essence works in the body and how it influences aging and disease.
  • Participants will become familiar with how different plant parts used as essential oils can influence different aspects of the interaction with jing-essence.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrs
Basics of using essential oils plus physiology of jing-essence in Chinese medical terminology
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Presentation of individual essential oils, their nature, taste, channels entered, dilution rate, plant part used to create and functions described as Chinese medical actions
2 hrs - 3 hrs
Discussion of application of individual essential oils and formulas to the aging process and to nourishing health.


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Unlimited Access & CEUS
You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.
Cancellation Policy
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Taught by Josephine Spilka

Josephine Spilka, M.S., L.Ac., has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine and Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms.
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