English abridged translation ofPortraits
in Oil: The Personality of Aromatherapy Oils and Their Link with Human
(1995), is an elegant book. Mailhebiau personifies the temperament of
twenty-four essential oils (EO) using old-world poetic proses and allegory. One
comes to know these oils through legend, mythology and religion. At times, the
book reads like a novella, luring one into the botanical history, properties and
synergy of each of the oils. In this version Mailhebiau pays homage to the
ancient origins of aromatic medicine.
How is hypercholesterolemia diagnosed and treated in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? The article “Cholesterol and Chinese Medicine” by Luria & Zelicha (2009) poses two key points, (a) hypercholesterolemia does not exist as a diagnosis in TCM theory; and (b) hypercholesterolemia is not easy to diagnosis using TCM diagnostic techniques (pulse, tongue and physiognomy etc.). According to TCM theory, if a patient does not show any signs and symptoms of hypercholesterolemia, with the tongue and pulse appearing normal, it cannot be treated directly due to inability to establish a differentiation diagnosis (Luria & Zelicha, 2009, p.