Gabriel Mojay

Pharmaco-energetics and Aroma-prevention: Keys to Our Aromatic Future

Gabriel Mojay shares with participants a therapeutic understanding of aromatic plant extracts, volatile and aqueous, which is at once pharmacological and bioenergetic, evidence-based and empirical. Gabriel focuses on this combined scientific-TCM interpretation of aromatic and herbal activities with special reference to the antimutagenic, neuroprotective and anticancer properties of aromatic herbs and their essential oils in particular, including Salvia, (Rosmarinus), Matricaria and Santalum.

While scientific medicine seeks to develop chemopreventive compounds to prevent carcinogenesis, phytomedicines offer a far greater degree of both efficacy and safety in terms of cancer prevention, and offer a “phytopreventive” as well as “aromapreventive” alternative to conventional chemoprevention. In summary, the pharmaco-energetic understanding of essential oils and aromatic herbal medicines together with applying in clinical practice their profound phytopreventive properties are vital keys to the future of clinical aromatherapy and aromatic herbalism.

Gabriel Mojay is an author-researcher, educator and practitioner in the scientific and TCM-energetic aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants and their extracts. He has practiced and taught clinical aromatherapy, herbal medicine and acupuncture since 1987.

Gabriel was born in England, grew up in Maryland, has spent most of his career in London, and now resides in California. He first studied TCM in 1978, qualifying in shiatsu, and later co-authored ‘Shiatsu – the complete guide’. Following 4 years of study with TCM clinicians such as Giovanni Maciocia, he became a member of the British Acupuncture Council. While at acupuncture school Gabriel trained in European and Chinese herbal medicine and in Scientific Aromatherapy with Pierre Franchomme and Daniel Pénoël MD, among others.

Since 1990 Gabriel hase been Principal of the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA). He has presented lectures at international conferences and seminars in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Australia, France, the Czech Republic, Ireland, and the UK. He is author of ‘Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit’. 

  • TCM
  • British Acupuncture Council
  • trained in European and Chinese herbal medicine
  • trained in Scientific Aromatherapy


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