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Now in its 2nd edition, An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture provides a broad evidence-based approach to acupuncture when used as part of modern medicine. Illustrated throughout it gives the practitioner an essential guide for deciding where and how to treat conditions with acupuncture, and how to avoid known risks associated with it. Ultimately it provides the practitioner with a tool to develop safe and effective practice. For this edition the text has been revised, updated and extensively re-written. A new chapter brings together the understanding of how pain is recognised by the nervous system, and how acupuncture can influence these pathways. This is followed by six chapters providing detailed explanations of the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, organised according to three recognised treatment approaches - needling to produce local changes, to generate effects at the level of the spinal segment, and to modify the overall function of the nervous system. ?The chapters on the evidence from research have been also updated. An explanation of the various mechanisms of acupuncture linked to how they can best be activated by needling. Learn the principles of treatment rather than any 'cook-book' approach. Clear and objective discussion of the evidence for the effectiveness and the risks of acupuncture. Thorough and detailed description of all aspects of clinical practice. Reference section for quickly reminding the practitioner of the best approach to treating many problems.
Tuina, also known as Chinese massage, is one of the cornerstones of Chinese medicine. This comprehensive introduction is written with the needs of the student and beginning practitioner in mind, and covers all the basic principles of the manipulation techniques required to practise Tuina. Manipulations are a core component of the study of Tuina as they are the primary method of carrying out treatment. They are also the most difficult skills to master. This book introduces the definitions, classifications and requirements of each Tuina manipulation, describing the main points, cautions and clinical applications, as well as providing detailed instructions for how each manipulation should be performed. Every explanation is accompanied by a diagram, and the accompanying online content demonstrates all the techniques in action. This book will be an essential learning tool for students, and a handy reference for beginning practitioners. The downloadable resources that form part of this book are built with Adobe Flash and require Adobe Flash Player to view. Mac OS and Windows support for Adobe Flash Player is coming to an end, so you may not be able to view and interact with the downloadable resources.
Explore the vastness of yoga through the art of meditation. This collection offers short readings on a variety of yoga-related themes, including the eight limbs, the seven chakras, and yoga's sister science, Ayurveda. Meditations for awareness and well-being are included, as well as guided relaxations and opening and closing meditations for yoga class and home practice. Weaving together the practical experience of yoga with its ancient oceanic depths, the series of meditations encourage a centering that directs attention to the breath, the present, and appreciating the gifts that each moment of life can bring. Providing nourishment for the heart, mind and body through awareness, let this book turn your attention to the essence of yoga and invite you to go within while remaining rooted in the present moment.
A prescriptive and transformative plan to use yoga to heal pain, anxiety, depression, and other manifestations of unresolved trauma, by an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, no one is spared from trauma. From catastrophic events to everyday experiences of traumatic stress, acclaimed yoga teacher Liz Arch is willing to bet that trauma has touched you or someone you love and may be affecting your physical, emotional, and mental health in surprising and devastating ways, causing symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, fatigue, chronic pain, and digestive issues. Following her own traumatic experience with domestic violence and an ensuing struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, Liz found her own path to holistic healing and became an advocate for those who have suffered from trauma. In The Courage to Rise, Liz shows how trauma changes your brain and inhabits your body, creating a vicious cycle of physical and psychological distress. She offers an integrated approach to take control of your own healing and reclaim your wholeness through movement, mindfulness, and nutrition. This hopeful and sensible guide for healing unresolved manifestations of trauma naturally, addresses the three areas where trauma lives: 1) The body. Move stuck emotions out of your muscles and tissues through twelve signature Primal Yoga movement sequences. 2) The brain. A series of meditations and mindfulness practices to rewire your brain and break free from repetitive thought patterns, overwhelming feelings, and painful memories. 3) The gut. Examine foods that may be exacerbating physical and mental dis-ease like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and gluten; discover the best whole foods to stave off depression and anxiety; learn about mood-boosting supplements for brain and gut health; plus thirty delicious and nutritious recipes. The Courage to Rise gives invaluable insight into understanding the nature of trauma and shares practical and effective tools you can immediately implement to begin regulating your nervous system, strengthening your emotional resiliency, and transforming pain into your greatest power.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese people's experience in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of their splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects at that time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed significantly to the health care of the Chinese people and the prosperity of the Chinese nation. This 7-volume set comprehensively covers the main components of TCM, such as Basic Theory, Diagnosis, Prescription, Chinese Materia Medica, Tui Na, Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
This best-selling book looks at how cider vinegar may help with troubles such as arthritis, joint pain, gout, diverticulitis and other complaints. It explains how cider vinegar works, who can take it, and how to use the treatment at home.
We all have inner beauty. This is your one-stop handbook to nurturing beauty and wellbeing from the inside out. Combining ancient wisdom with modern-day mindfulness, this book shows you how to polish your heart and nourish your soul with a collection of simple rituals that can be easily woven into busy modern lives. In The Inner Beauty Bible, you will learn to: Introduce accessible rituals into your life that will strengthen your connection to Inner Beauty. Create beautiful sacred spaces using crystals, natural objects, beautiful smells and sounds. Truly nurture yourself: from turning your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary to a delicious rose-infused bathtime ritual. Stay connected to your Inner Beauty in challenging times. Tap into the deeper wisdom and healing potential of Nature. Master simple practices to help you tune into the beauty in the everyday. Perform rituals for different moments and needs: to boost energy, to let go, to celebrate and to manifest abundance.
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) has changed the way thousands of people overcome emotional problems. Over the last few years TFT has been recognised by psychotherapists around the world as an invaluable tool in the search for sustained relief from psychological and physical problems. Involving tapping energy points on the body and specific eye movements, it can be used to treat phobias, compulsions, trauma, anxiety, addictive urges, depression, obsessions, jet lag and physical pain. In Tapping the Healer Within psychologist Roger Callahan explains his groundbreaking therapeutic technique of Thought Field Therapy in an easy-to-follow way. The book includes information about how TFT was discovered and reveals its remarkable success rate, real-life stories of instant healing and provides step-by-step instructions for practising the technique yourself to achieve healing.
Growing up in Canada, Adam quickly realised that he was different from other children, for he had an extraordinary gift. He could look at a person and actually see the energy inside their body. Over time he learned how to control and manipulate this energy to ease ailments. Adam now tells his remarkable true story, including how, as a teenager, he treated his mother for MS and healed his own fractured spine. With practice, he also developed the unique ability to connect and influence a person's health from a distance. Adam has since become one of the world's most in-demand healers. In Complete Dreamhealer, Adam shares his thoughts, observations and wisdom, demystifying the scientific concepts behind his ability. He explains that we are all interconnected, and with a focused intention to heal and the power of energy we all have the aptitude and inner resources to heal ourselves. Discover how to tap into your own healing capacity to positively influence your own health, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
JJ Pursell, the bestselling author of The Herbal Apothecary, is back with a complete, one-stop resource for herbal remedies that heal and nurture the whole family. Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary will help users heal themselves and their loved ones with safe, trusted natural remedies written by a board certified naturopathic physician. It starts with master recipes for tinctures, salves, teas, capsules, oils washes, and more. Once the user understands how to make these basic formulations, they can then access the more than 375 specific recipes that address a range of health concerns from the common cold and headaches to insomnia and digestive issues. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and beautifully packaged, Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary is for anyone seeking a more natural path toward sustained health and wellness.
Book & DVD. Several years before he died at age 91, Dr Abram Hoffer was interviewed by Dr Jonathan Prousky as part of the Grand Rounds for residents and interns at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. That seminal interview is reproduced in this learning kit, accompanied by an educational text designed to introduce orthomolecular psychiatric approaches into conventional medical school curriculum and provide integrative healthcare practitioners with a continuing education module. Features the most current evidence-based research on complementary and alternative medical studies of anxiety. Includes a one-hour DVD and 100-page book with references.
A complete guide to decoding the iris to reveal health predispositions for prevention and early treatment The iris of your eye is a personal and unique identifier that expresses much more about us than we can imagine. Through detailed observation of the irises' stroma, pigments, and capillaries, you can determine a person's constitutional strengths and weaknesses and gain insight into their genetic predisposition to certain illnesses as well as preventive and treatment options that would be most effective. By reading the iris, practitioners of natural medicine can interpret the signs that reveal a client's lifestyle choices and use this knowledge to make enlightened decisions regarding the client's health plan and how to help them realize their full potential. In this full-color guide, Gustau Pau, an iridologist with more than 35 years of experience, details the chromatic scale and signs expressed in the eyes and how to use them to identify organs and their function as well as susceptibility to specific ailments. He explores the history and development of iridology from Hildegard von Bingen's work on healing to 18th-century European scientists, including Ignaz von Peczely, the father of modern iridology. He reveals recent iridology developments on identifying genetically inherited physical traits, explaining how individuals can use this insight to make nutritional and lifestyle choices that will offset inherited weaknesses and bolster strengths. Illustrating the fundamental signs that iridologists use for reference, Pau provides sample iridographies and real case studies with photos and diagrams.
Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics * Offers non-technical summaries of the most recent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca * Includes the work of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine--and what will happen in the future--with top researchers and thinkers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker. Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the biochemistry of consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine Dr. Charles Grob's research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Mate's attempt to transport this plant medicine to a clinical setting with the help of Canada's Department of National Health. Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the ongoing efforts to restore psychedelic therapies to the health field. They also discuss the newly shifting political climate and the push for new research, offering hope for an end to the War on Drugs and a potential renaissance of research into psychedelic medicines around the world.
The concept of self-care is, in fact, thousands of years old. This buzzword is rooted in a 2,500-year old Chinese philosophy. Yang sheng means to nourish life fostering your own health and wellbeing by nurturing body, mind and spirit. In this book, Katie Brindle teaches readers how to harness this powerful natural healing system to improve every aspect of their life.
Yang Sheng fits and works brilliantly in modern life. Some of the techniques may seem unusual, but they are all simple, quick and effective. Even more appealing, a key principle of Chinese medicine is balance; that means not being perfect or excluding foods or having too many rules or pushing yourself to exhaustion with overwork or over-exercise. And so, Yang Sheng encourages you to have the green juice and the glass of wine, a full-on day at work and a night out dancing.
For people who are overtired and overtaxed, stressed, lacking a sex drive, or who feel anxious or hopeless, the practice of Yang sheng restores balance. Our bodies are designed to self-heal Yang Sheng knows the mechanics of how to activate this.
This is full-color laminated poster. On the first side, five illustrations of the foot: views of the right and left soles, the top of the foot, the internal side and the external side where all the reflex zones can be localized. At the back of the chart, some examples of common ailments that can be treated are given, as well as a detailed explanation of the massage methods and techniques.
In this greatly expanded edition of his international bestseller, Andreas Moritz reveals the most common but rarely recognized cause of illness - gallstones congesting the bile ducts in the liver. Besides leading to gallbladder diseases and gallstone attacks in at least 20 million Americans each year, in many cases, liver bile duct congestion sets the stage for even more serious, seemingly unrelated, conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Most adults living in the industrialized world, and especially those suffering a chronic illness, such as irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, or diabetes, have in fact hundreds if not thousands of gallstones (mainly clumps of hardened bile that escape detection for they are invisible to x-rays, ultrasound, and CT scans) blocking the bile ducts of their liver. This book provides a thorough understanding of the liver and its complex functions, what causes gallstones in the liver and gallbladder, and why these stones can be held responsible for the most common diseases so prevalent in the world today. It provides the reader with the knowledge needed to recognize these stones and gives the necessary, do-it-yourself instructions to painlessly remove them in the comfort of one's home. Packed with images, the book also gives practical guidelines on how to prevent new gallstones in both the liver and gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder flush (cleanse) has led to extraordinary improvements in health and wellness among millions of people who have already given themselves the precious gift of a strong, clean, revitalized liver. Besides providing the practical procedures to cleanse the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and intestines, Moritz explains in great detail the origin of all types of common diseases and how to prevent or reverse them naturally. The book is packed with precious, time-tested approaches designed to return the body to a permanent state of balance and vitality; it includes a complete program of healthcare, which is primarily based on the ancient medical system of Ayurveda and the vast amount of experience Andreas Moritz has gained in the field of health restoration during the past 30 years. Moritz is the author of 15 groundbreaking books on natural health and a leading, internationally recognized, authority in the field of integrative medicine.
An Inspiring, Full-Color, Photo-Packed Guide to Cleansing Your Home of Negative Energy Invite happiness and power into your life! Sharing the ancient tradition of space clearing with sacred smoke, this comprehensive introduction to smudging teaches you how to empower your life, your home, and your heart. With step-by-step tutorials, colorful photos, and expert advice, this book makes it easy to: - Smudge your home, yourself, and others - Craft your own smudge stick and fan - Choose sacred herbs, oils, and resins - Select the ideal day and time to smudge - Add crystals to your smudging alter - Perform rituals for all occasions
Tissue Salts are a group of 12 minerals that should be present in our bodies to ensure good health and well-being. These salts are found naturally in the earth's rocks and soil, and are present in food grown organically in mineral-rich soils. This title explains how the 12 tissue salts (each presented in its own chapter) can be used to supplement our diet, not only to promote good health but also to treat specific ailments. Following the success of "Tissue Salts for Healthy Living," this new title from Margaret Roberts focuses on the use of tissue salts for babies, toddlers and teens. The book promotes vibrant good health among young people and offers natural solutions to common childhood ailments and challenges. The book covers many aspects of children's health and includes some recipes that introduce appropriate tissue salts and support a healthy lifestyle, and includes a quick-reference ailment chart.
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