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Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, England (c 1088-c 1154) has been admired for centuries as the author of the monumental Historia Anglorum. The recent discovery of the Anglicanus ortus opens a new window onto this important English author as well as onto the uses of poetry and the knowledge of medicine in medieval England. Written entirely in Latin verse, the Anglicanus ortus describes the medicinal uses of 160 different herbs, spices and vegetables. Henry drew on centuries of learned medicine to compose this work, employing the medical knowledge of ancient authors like Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides and of medieval scholars like Walahfrid Strabo, Macer Floridus and Constantine the African. This critical edition is based on the five extant manuscripts and includes a complete English translation on facing pages and a commentary on every poem. An extensive introduction describes the manuscript witnesses in detail, examines Henry's poetic skill and use of sources, and establishes the place of the Anglicanus ortus in a pivotal era in the history of medicine and natural philosophy.
In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices. |A comprehensive account of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region. Anthony Cavender provides a tour of ailments and treatments organized by body systems and covers medicinal plans, patent medicines, and magico-religious practices. He also profiles three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. Includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms.
This book is based on a revered collection, long ago considered lost, of three-hundred-year-old Tibetan thangkas: elaborate paintings that portray a philosophy of healing based on Buddhist beliefs, Ayurvedic practices and ancient shamanic traditions. Rendered by Tibet's foremost traditional artist, Romio Shrestha, using the age-old techniques of painting with rich materials such as gold and lapis lazuli, these breathtaking works reward the minutest contemplation. The Tibetan Art of Healing is also a practical guide to our search for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With insights into such 'contemporary' ailments as stress, allergies and heart disease, and chapters devoted to aspects of sexual alchemy, rejuvenation and Tantric yoga, this wide-ranging study is an unprecendented journey into health and transformation, an astonishing volume as timely and revolutionary as it is sumptuous and exuberant.
An easy-to-follow, reassuring and responsible guide that shows how you can use hypnotherapy to identify and overcome unhealthy modes of thinking, deal with emotional issues, improve performance, and banish bad habits. Whether you're seeking to overcome anxiety or depression, improve your performance professionally or personally, lose weight or beat an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want.
Explains how to use medicinal herbs and essential oils to fight infectious illness, strengthen the immune system, and combat antibiotic resistance. Nature offers us many natural antibiotics from the plant kingdom that work powerfully against germs while also being gentle on the body. Knowledge of these safe and natural antibiotics and antivirals is more crucial now than ever as modern antibiotics become less and less effective due to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant germs. Natural antibiotics even offer an opportunity to reverse antibiotic resistance by reducing the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics to only the most critical cases. In this practical guide, Christopher Vasey presents 18 of the most potent antibiotic and antiviral herbs from around the world and one beehive remedy, propolis. He details how to use them effectively as mother tinctures and essential oils as well as what illnesses each is best suited to treat. Drawing on the latest research, he explains how microbes can't build resistance against these natural substances due to the many molecules in their make-up and their large spectrum of action in the body, which makes them effective against viruses as well. Offering a way to break free from the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs and improve the body's immune system and internal terrain, this guide gives each of us the ability to fight infections naturally.
A medical doctor s personal battle to regain his health, happiness and youthfulness. Growing Younger Gracefully But you have a choice You can surrender to time s relentless assault or you can fight for your life, roll back the years, and grow younger gracefully. Not with dyes, trusses, and girdles, but with solid, medical information, the kind that can tip the balance in your favor. With the advice from Vernon F. Williams, a Harvard educated, Albert Einstein-trained physician, you can actually grow younger just as he did Including Dr. Williams FIVE-STEP PROGRAM you can use every day in your battle with the clock My Five Steps Wellness Program is designed to optimize your body s systems and slow or reverse your biological age. These steps consist of body sculpting, whole body detoxification, weight reduction, bio-identical hormone optimization, and customized vitamin and nutrition. The five-step program is designed for everyone, but not everyone will need all five steps. What the Five-Step Program Can Do For You Reduce your weight Reduce your body fat Create a more desirable figure Optimize your hormones Reduce your stress Increase your sex drive Improve your metabolism Cleanse your body of unwanted toxins, bacteria, viruses, and funguses Decrease your blood pressure Improve your sleep pattern Improve your skin tone Increase your energy level Decrease your pain level Decrease your inflammation Decrease gastrointestinal discomforts Decrease your chances of getting coronary artery diseases, stroke, diabetes, or cancer Decreased your risks of other illness Improve your immune function This is the amazing Five Steps Wellness Program pioneered by Dr. Williams in his own battle against aging and disease "
The desire for a long, healthy and happy life is a universal one, yet society has a deep fear of ageing.The Longevity Bible offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the body ages - and what we can all do to age better. Discover: - How the ageing process works - and what you can do to enjoy a better quality of life as you grow older - What history, biology, Eastern philosophy, Western science and the findings of top medical experts and researchers can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we move through our lives - The important role that sleep, moderation, diet, a sense of purpose, connection, love and curiosity have in helping us to live well and live happily - That a longer life blessed with health and happiness is within reach!
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I think I might have a thyroid
problem. I'm tired all the time, no matter how much I exercise, I
can't seem to lose weight, my hair's falling out, and overall I
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real possibility that indeed, you do have hypothyroidism. In
"Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, " Dr. Steven Hotze reveals
how commonly hypothyroidism is overlooked, misdiagnosed, and
mistreated in women and men, and gives you just the information you
need to prepare yourself to obtain help.
A handy pocket-size guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with no preparation required. Fiann's singular knowledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.
A pragmatic and informative look at better living through cannabis.
Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted in confusion about its status: Is it healthy? Is it medicinal? Will it make you crazy?
In this fun, illuminating book, cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert delves deep into the latest research to separate marijuana fact from fiction, revealing ten evidence-based ways this potent little plant can improve your life. She speaks with some of the world’s top researchers, medical professionals, and consultants to answer questions such as: Can cannabis help you get a full night’s sleep? Does it aid in exercise and weight loss? Can it really cure cancer? She also offers practical advice for maximizing its benefits—including easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for how to enjoy everything from joints to edibles, CBD oil to oral sprays—as well as examples of real people who have used cannabis to enhance their lives. This powerful plant, it turns out, could be life-changing: it can enrich any diet, slow down aging, and even spice things up in the bedroom.
100 delicious drink recipes packed with nutrients scientifically proven to reduce inflammation-perfect for both enthusiasts of natural health and those new to its benefits. Chronic inflammation is a major health risk. Studies have shown it wreaks havoc on your body and contributes to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's-and even cancer. And diet- specifically one high in processed, fatty, and sugary foods-is one of the main causes of chronic inflammation. But preventing and/or reducing inflammation can be easy as making a delicious drink-let this book show you how! Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health contains 100 great-tasting recipes for drinks packed with anti-inflammatory foods including cinnamon, tart cherries, ginger, turmeric, blueberries, and many more. In addition to helping reduce the risk of developing disease, these drinks also can aid in: -Weight loss -Increasing energy -Reducing pain -Slowing the signs of aging Also included is a list of inflammatory foods to avoid and even more ideas for how to add inflammation-fighting foods to any diet! Improve your diet, your health, and your life, with Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health!
A fascinating and practical guide to herbs and their uses Includes delicious recipes and advice on making herbal medicines and cosmetics Packed with practical information on growing your own herbs, plus storing and preserving Herbs have been used for centuries and have myriad uses - this fascinating guide is a wonderful insight into the herbs that can be found growing throughout the British countryside. Information on each plant includes a general description for easy recognition, alongside the culinary, nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal properties of the plant. Delicious recipes are given throughout, while myths, legends and historical tales demonstrate how these versatile plants have been used throughout the ages to treat a range of ailments and flavour a wide variety of dishes. The book is packed with practical advice on how to pick and grow your own herbs, alongside information on propagation, cultivation and warding off pests and diseases from your herb garden.
The effective yet gentle 'Sukshma' technique, for working with the Marma points at the emotional as well as on the physical level, is fully described in this book. Marma Therapy - the art of treating specific vital points on the human body - is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify, strengthen and revitalize the body, for rejuvenation and relaxation or to release blocked energy. The authors explain the theoretical basis of Marma Therapy, and then provide a detailed, fully illustrated guide to its use. For each Marma point, the authors provide information about its significance, the Ayurvedic element it relates to, the most appropriate oils to use, and what it can be used to treat. Clear step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the techniques, and advice is also included for self-treatment. The authors explain how to strengthen the Marmas through yoga and use mudras to support and complement Marma treatment. Finally, they describe how to treat common physical and emotional conditions, from headache and back pain, to exam nerves and insomnia.
Everyday Essential Oils focuses on six indispensable essential oils and their multi-purpose uses and powers: tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole, and Damask rose. This book shows readers how to maximize the powerful properties of these oils and use them everyday life, including in: Health and beauty care Gardening Pet care Pest control Housekeeping And more! From pamper treatments including massages, baths, lotions, face masks to creating effective remedies to alleviate the symptoms of common conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and arthritis to gardening, these oils have dozens of practical uses to increase your quality of life and happiness!
Feel Alive by Ralph Smart explores the infinite potential in human beings, and discovers how we can awaken our infinite power. We talk on relationships, mind control, organic food and becoming the greatest version of yourself. To feel alive is to be free, being free is our birthright.
With self-care, mindfulness and mental health being at the forefront of the popular consciousness, taking control of your health has never felt so important. And learning about herbs and how they can treat and heal ailments and conditions is a good place to start. The Herbal Remedy Handbook is a collection of practical remedies for home care. It is an ailment and recipe-led reference for first-aid, simple conditions such as coughs and colds, and helpful self-management techniques for more complex conditions such as anxiety and eczema. From vinegars and tonics, creams and balms to syrups and teas, all the recipes use easily accessible, bought, foraged or grown ingredients for you to create your own herbal healthkit. An indispensable guide for the beginner or the budding herbalist, The Herbal Remedy Handbook is filled with tried-and-tested recipes that will inspire you to make your own remedies.
The authoritative and comprehensive modern textbook on western herbal medicine - now in its second edition This long-awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy covers all major aspects of herbal medicine from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications. Written by herbal practitioners with active experience in clinical practice, education, manufacturing and research, the textbook is both practical and evidence based. The focus, always, is on the importance of tailoring the treatment to the individual case. New insights are given into the herbal management of approxiately 100 modern ailments, including some of the most challenging medical conditions, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and other complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, and there is vibrant discussion around the contribution of phytotherapy in general to modern health issues, including health ageing. Fully referenced throughout, with more than 10, 000 citations, the book is a core resource for students and practitioners of phytotherapy and naturopathy and will be of value to all healthcare professionals - pharmacists, doctors, nurses - with an interest in herbal therapeutics. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart.
With 18 states that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, more Americans are curious about medical cannabis: How can it help me? What illnesses does it alleviate? How do I procure it? "The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana" is the most exhaustive guide to medicinal cannabis produced to date, with information regarding the types of illnesses and diseases that can be helped by cannabis, real case studies from medical users, grow information, legal advice, and more. With many recipes for extracts, descriptions of administration techniques, and discussions of the therapeutic uses of cannabis throughout the ages, "The Medical Cannabis Guidebook" serves as a handbook for cannabis use and also allows patients to make and grow their own medicine, prepare it in the correct way for their specific illness, dose correctly, and educate themselves so they can make their own informed choices. An indispensable guide for anyone needing medical cannabis, anyone curious about its uses and even long time users looking to get the most out of their medicine, this book is the only true medicinal cannabis handbook on the market today written by two world renowned and respected cannabis experts.
On the first side, the seven chakras, energetic centres of the subtle body, are represented according to the Vedic tradition. For each one, the various associations are given: Sanskrit name, element, mantra, psychological aspect, type of yoga At the back, an illustration of their positions along the spine and seven small texts describing what typifies the good functioning, or on the contrary, unbalance, of each chakra.
From the initial interview to creating the best metaphors, readers will find a guide to using this alternative therapy with young clients. Individual sessions are discussed, as well as how hypnosis can help with specific problems such as anxiety, depression, divorcing parents and habits like thumb sucking, bedwetting, and lack of motivation.
A Practical Introduction to the Life-Changing Power of AYURVEDA Transform yourself and kick unhealthy habits to the curb once and for all with a cleanse based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Using food as medicine, certified Ayurveda practitioner Kerry Harling will help you get to the root causes of ill health and bring your body, mind and spirit into balance. Ayurveda works because it's not a diet; it's a holistic approach to living that's tailored to your "dosha," or unique metabolic type. Kerry's 25-day cleanse is perfect for those new to Ayurveda because it is broken down into three distinct, easy-to-follow phases with more than 60 delicious recipes. The first phase clears out your digestion, ridding your body of toxins that lead to illness and lethargy. In the second phase, healing foods and daily practices ignite your digestive fire, transforming your physical and emotional health. In the third phase, you'll reintroduce foods based on your individual needs and learn how to maintain this new lifestyle. Each phase has a day-by-day schedule, an illustrated yoga sequence, a guided meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and journal prompts to support your journey. Rather than counting calories or determining ratios of macronutrients in a one-size- fits-all approach, you'll receive guidance with the freedom to customize the plan that feels right to you. You'll also learn to prepare nourishing and delicious meals with beautifully photographed recipes, such as Pumpkin Saffron Soup, Cooling Coconut Curry Soup and Sesame Ginger Salmon Salad. With Kerry guiding the way, you can achieve long-lasting wellness that brings your body, mind and spirit into complete harmony within 25 days. You'll emerge on the other side rejuvenated, glowing with vitality from the inside out.
Candida Albicans, a yeast that lives inside all of us, normally presents no health problems, but today?s widespread use of antibiotics, contraceptive pills and steroids, as well as a sugar-rich diet, can cause a proliferation of this parasite yeast leading to a whole host of possible health problems.
Cupping therapy is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique that has been used for thousands of years as a highly effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including skin conditions and musculoskeletal complaints. Many bodyworkers are very interested in learning about how to use Cupping Therapy within their own specialties, and this book is for them. Drawing on 40 years of expertise, Ilkay Chirali provides a wealth of information on cupping for those without TCM knowledge, covering safety information, equipment and the different variations of cupping and their best uses. Beautifully illustrated with over 120 full-colour photos, it empowers physiotherapists, massage therapists, sports medicine professionals and beauty therapists to add cupping therapy to their toolbox of techniques.
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