- Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology and Health
Dr. Christoph Streicher holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wurzburg, Germany, and a PhD in Physiology from Maharishi International University.
Christoph was mentored in aromatherapy by France’s world-renowned Jacques Paltz, a foremost authority on using essential oils both internally and externally for healing, and in skincare. He also studied with a number of well-known Indian Ayurvedic physicians, learning the time-tested therapeutic use of essential oils for increasing vitality and balance.
In 1989, Christoph founded Amrita Aromatherapy, Inc. Being an outspoken advocate of the importance of essential oil purity to guarantee therapeutic benefits, he personally researches, sources and conducts gas chromatograph analysis on essential oils. With his background in biochemistry and human physiology, he is in an ideal position to evaluate essential oil chemistry in relation to therapeutic effects. He conducts product development not only for Amrita Aromatherapy but for a large number of other companies.
He teaches aromatherapy certification classes to nurses and other health professionals. He also travels internationally speaking on the art and science of aromatherapy. His special field of study is the self-regenerating influence of plant intelligence on human consciousness, specifically how pure essential oils can enhance higher states of consciousness.
From 1996–2000, he served on the executive committee of The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting aromatherapy education and the benefits of true aromatherapy. He is a professional member of NAHA.