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This double A4 folded card presents an incredible wealth of information: On the front page, the names of the chakras, their locations in and on the body, explanations of their main significance and characteristics and their representations according to traditional Indian symbolism. On the inside of the card, presented in three large tables: the literal meaning, physiological expression, senses, organs, temperaments, aromas, stones, metals, alternatives therapies, music, locations in the world, types of yogas, of professions, psychological aspects associated with each chakra. The last page of the card gives rarely found information about how to work on the chakras using reflexology.
An excellent introduction and overview of the profound, ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda.
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.
Tap into the healing power of plants and discover how to grow, gather, cook, and blend your own herbs and remedies. From the natural health experts at Neal's Yard Remedies, Cook, Brew & Blend Your Own Herbs harnesses the wisdom of traditional herbal medicine, showing how easy it is to grow and use a wide range of safe, effective medicinal herbs at home. Discover how to treat everyday ailments with homemade tinctures and syrups, and how to use food as medicine with delicious, seasonal recipes for herb-based soups, juices, and salads that will calm and heal. Includes an A-Z directory of over 100 herbs with tips on how to source them - whether by growing your own, foraging in the wild or buying from a herbalist. Step-by-steps techniques and illustrations demonstrate how to grow, care for, and use herbs, whether you want to learn how to boost immunity with a smoothie, or make a herbal balm to soothe aching muscles.
A modern guide to using essential oils for wellness, beauty, and a healthy home. Essential Oils takes you on an aromatic journey that explores the exquisite fragrances and healing powers of 115 essential oils. Discover the many benefits of the ancient practice of aromatherapy, which harnesses the therapeutic properties from the essential oils of medicinal plants. Here, you'll find the perfect oil for all your aromatherapy needs--whether you're looking for a relaxing spa fragrance, a healing salve for aching muscles, or a spiritual scent for meditation. Essential Oils also shows you how to create your own essential oil blends and offers dozens of simple recipes for beauty treatments, home use, and everyday health.
In The Health and Beauty Botanical Handbook, Pip Waller shares her invaluable herbal know-how for natural wellbeing. An introduction to the power of plants is followed by growing tips and profiles; guidelines on how to set up your kitchen to make the recipes; and techniques for making everything from tinctures to tonics. Kitchen pharmacy meets natural beauty wisdom in this classic compendium of plant-powered health and beauty recipes.
Plants have been used to treat disease throughout human history. Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons offers a richly illustrated, scientific guide to medicinal and poisonous plants, including those used for their mind-altering effects. The book covers approximately 300 species, from Aloe vera and Ephedra sinica to Cannabis sativa and Coffea Arabica, detailing their botanical, geographical, pharmacological, and toxicological data as well as the chemical structures of the active compounds in each.
At the deepest level of our physiology, all living tissues and fluids expand and contract with the 'breath of life'. Through gentle touch, the skilled practitioner can interact with these subtle rhythms to address physical aches and pains, acute or chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply to promote enduring health and vitality. This new and important textbook demystifies the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy and shows how and why it can be so effective at bringing about a natural realignment towards optimal health. The authors describe how to 'listen' and respond appropriately to each client's system, how to create a safe space for working with different kinds of trauma, and how to address specific states of imbalance to support deep-felt and lasting change. Throughout the book, experiential exercises encourage the reader to practice their newly-acquired skills, and refine their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. A final chapter on practice development covers issues pertinent to practitioners trying to set up and maintain a successful practice. This intensely practical textbook will transform the practice of craniosacral therapists, and contains much that bodyworkers of all kinds will find useful.
An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress. "Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists" presents the empirical research of Cathy Madden, a teacher and coach with more than thirty-five years of experience with the technique. She addresses common concerns, such as concentration, relaxation, discipline-specific techniques, warm-ups, performer/audience relationships, stage fright, and critical responses, and explores the role of the senses, emotions, learned behavior, human consciousness studies, and neuroscience in the application of the techniques.
A compendium of tasty and balanced Ayurvedic recipes combined with information on the Ayurvedic principles of food and diet; a comprehensive listing of foods categorized by suitability to body type as well as a chart listing the qualities of foods; a chart to determine your own constitution...and much more.
Written for acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners, this book describes the medical conditions that can prevent, complicate or result from diving and other water sports, and provides effective clinical treatments. The most common problems experienced by divers - ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders - can be effectively treated with acupuncture. Through in-depth knowledge of Western diving medicine, diving techniques and Chinese medicine, the author prescribes acupuncture diagnostics and treatment for these ENT disorders. Complete with anatomical diagrams and acupuncture point charts, this is a practical resource for acupuncture clinicians who deal with the issues associated with diving. Advice for patients is given at the end of each chapter, and is available as a handout in downloadable form.
This major, new book is a complete, easily accessed and highly illustrated guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Emphasis is placed on "real world" issues and symptoms, and the text focuses on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms - the practice beyond the theory. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subjective appraisal of the patient's symptoms and signs - which form a pattern - many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are taken into consideration e.g. a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, glitter of eyes. Thus, Chinese diagnosis is based on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, which may not be a "disease" at all, and as such requires careful interpretation of a range of nuances. This book will help lead students and practitioners through basic on to sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation One-of-a-kind text gives you a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rich, unique content offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced. Includes all the signs and symptoms that a modern patient may present in the clinic, no matter how subtle. Outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help you through the most challenging topics. Case histories with diagnoses present common conditions that professionals will often find in practice. Logically organized to help you quickly find the information you need in clinical situations. Written by a leader in the field of Chinese medicine provides you with an expert's clinical experience and understanding. NEW! Clinical and Treatments notes provide practical information on acupuncture - including herbal treatment, when appropriate - for most symptoms and signs, giving the book a clinical application in therapy. NEW! UPDATED full-color design and color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. NEW! Learning outcomes summarize the basics that you should know after completing a chapter. NEW! Thoroughly updated content from an expert author clarifies the best practices for diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The Ben cao gang mu, compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518-1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge. The Ben cao gang mu dictionary offers access to this impressive work of 1,600,000 characters. This second book in a three-volume series verifies and localizes all 2,158 geographical and associated administrative names referred to in the Ben cao gang mu in connection with the origin and use of pharmaceutical substances.
Every Chinese household to some extent uses home remedies. Children are often given a bowlful of soup or brew without any explanation other than "eat this, it is good for you." These remedies are not old wives' tales. From time immemorial, food concepts have been a unique part of Chinese culture and science. Through empirical practice, Chinese scholars and pharmacologists have recorded the reasons for eating various foods, and there is sound basis for even the simplest home brew. The recipes for these remedies are seldom found in books. Rather, they were passed down orally from generation to generation. This book preserves these recipes, explains their use and makes them accessible to anyone who wishes to maintain good health the natural, Chinese way.
A practical guide to using natural remedies and therapies to improve wellbeing. In this clear and practical introduction to herbal medicine, Marlene Houghton provides gentle and effective natural therapies for a range of common complaints and allows you to take your health into your own hands. This essential guide to herbalism takes the guesswork out of healing with herbs and allows you to use the power of nature to tackle everyday ailments. Among the topics covered are: * A brief history of herbalism * An overview of how herbs heal * A herb glossary that includes how to use herbs and the benefits of each * The body's systems and the herbs that make them work better * A herb dictionary
Eat low-fat and high-carb, including plenty of 'healthy' whole grains - does that sound familiar? Perhaps this is what you were told at your last doctor's appointment or visit with a nutritionist, or perhaps it is something you read online when searching for a healthy diet. And perhaps you've been misled. Dr. Ken Berry is here to dispel the myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical and food industries for decades. This updated and expanded edition of Dr. Berry's bestseller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of 'lies' told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners.
Not too long ago, it might have seemed impossible that cannabis would step out of the shadows into the mainstream. But now, as legalization sweeps the globe, a new weed culture is evolving with its own set of rules-and thousands of new devotees eager to learn them. Journalist Michelle Lhooq lives in Los Angeles and is at the forefront of this revolution. Through her own expertise as well as interviews with stars from the weed scene, she presents a captivating glimpse into the wild new frontier of cannabis. This witty, insightful guidebook offers useful tips on how to smoke joints, vapes, and concentrates; make edibles and infused cocktails; grow the plant at home; and find the best cannabis stores. It imparts the wisdom of renowned potheads such as pioneering dub music producer Lee "Scratch" Perry and includes interviews with the cannabis industry's most exciting and innovative figures, from a lauded chef who puts on a gourmet weed dinner series, to the editors of a weed-centric magazine, to a "cannasexual" sex educator, and more. Complete with vibrant new hand-drawn illustrations by the artist Thu Tran, Weed is cutting-edge, comprehensive, and brimming with sparkling personalities-an essential introduction to pot for both newbies and die-hards alike.
What does it mean to 'be' an acupuncturist? How does a highly experienced acupuncturist view her practice, her patients, and the world in general? Based on her widely-read blog about the wholeness of life as a Five Element practitioner, Nora Franglen's breadth of interest shows how the curiosity and life experiences of the individual lie at the heart of what makes a true acupuncturist, over and beyond the necessary knowledge and expertise in the technicalities of practice. From her penchant for coffee shops to reflections on challenges she has experienced in the clinic, Nora illustrates how the Five Elements influence, illuminate and, ultimately, enrich all aspects of her life, and vice versa. With reflections gathered from over several years of posting linked by Nora's commentary, this diary is truly enlightening reading for anyone interested in the inner workings of a practitioner at one with her craft.
Detoxification promotes wellness by ridding the body of poisons that can lead to a host of health problems ranging from fatigue and depression to cancer and diabetes. This revised edition of the popular nutrition-based health guide presents new advice and up-to-date information on detoxification and healing.
In clear language, the author explains body chemistry, how detoxification works, and why it is so important. He discusses new medications, vitamin and mineral supplements, delayed food allergies, the dangers of mercury and aluminum poisoning, and much more.
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