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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.
A guide to reflexology treatments combined with complementary therapies to restore energetic balance, relieve pain, and support healing. Expanding the practice of reflexology beyond the feet and hands, Ewald Kliegel illustrates how to precisely and quickly treat different emotional and physical disorders with an integrated combination of reflexology and complementary therapies. Applying the fundamental principles of reflexology to the entire body, he provides more than 30 full-color maps of reflex zones from head to toe, including reflex zone systems of the ears, mouth, tongue, fingernails, and torso. The author details reflexology techniques for each reflex zone and discusses how to incorporate essential oils and gemstones during active touch and reflexology sessions, including the benefits of crystal massage for post-stroke recovery. Drawing on international advancements in reflexology, including the work of craniosacral reflexologist Martine Faure-Alderson, Russian researcher Alexander Kachan, Chinese biologist Zhang Yingquing, and Korean physician Tae Woo Yoo, Kliegel examines how to integrate Yin-Yang massage strokes, metacarpal reflexology techniques, Korean Hand treatments, and craniosacral massage principles into reflexology treatments to restore energetic balance, relieve pain, and support healing. Providing a truly holistic and integrative approach to reflexology, Kliegel reveals many different hands-on paths to healing that embrace the energetic interconnections of mind and body.
The true story of a fiery young woman's heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing. When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life-from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure-but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure. This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in-or doubts-the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.
The Gaelic pharmacy was rich, the sources of which lay almost entirely in nature and were subject to the minimum of preparation. Much of the rich store of material comes from the great legacy of medieval Gaelic manuscripts. In more recent times, papers of medical societies have shown how traditional methods and cures are still of value to modern medicine. In addition to a general historical background, which traces the story of Highland folk tradition from earliest times, Mary Beith describes a whole variety of traditional remedies, cures and practices, from the healing properties of stone and metal, animals and insects, to rituals, charms and incantations. Her book also includes a list of the most commonly used herbs. Clearly written with extensive source notes, Healing Threads is a unique introduction to a subject that has fascinated generation after generation.
Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens.
The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors.
Features of "Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy" Include Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health
'As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures', I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have.' -- Julia Graves During the Middle Ages, communicating with nature was called the 'doctrine of signatures', and it was an important part of the work of traditional healers and herbalists. The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.
A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote the international bestseller, Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind. Describing how breakthroughs in physics and medicine were underscoring the validity of a 5,000-year-old medical system from India known as Ayurveda, it went on to reveal how this ancient wisdom could be applied to everyday life. Now, in celebration of this classic work, this new edition has been revised and updated to include the very latest medical research.
Although we experience our bodies as solid, they are in fact more like fires that are constantly being consumed and renewed. We grow new stomach linings every five days, for instance; our skin is new every five weeks; each year, ninety-eight per cent of the total number of atoms in our bodies is replaced. Ayurveda gives us the tools to intervene at this quantum level, where we are being created anew each day. It also reveals how freedom from sickness depends on contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance and then extending that balance to the body.
Perfect Health provides a complete step-by-step programme of mind-body medicine tailored to individual needs. A quiz identifies the reader’s mind-body type: thin, restless Vata; enterprising, efficient Pitta; tranquil, steady Kapha: or any combination of these three. It is this body type that forms the basis of a specific Ayurvedic programme of diet, stress reduction, neuromuscular integration, exercise, and daily routines. The result is a total health plan that will re-establish the body’s essential balance with nature, strengthen the mind-body connection, and use the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitations of disease and aging. In short, this is the ultimate guide to achieving Perfect Health.
DEEPAK CHOPRA has written twenty-six books, including the international bestseller The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. In 1999, Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine’. He currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.
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.
Published In Partnership With The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Core Curriculum For Holistic Nursing, Second Edition Is An Excellent Resource For Nurses Preparing To Become Certified In Holistic Nursing. The First Study Guide Of Its Kind, It Features More Than 380 Questions And A Foreword Written By Barbara Montgomery Dossey. In Addition, It Covers All Major Holistic Nursing Areas With The Most Current AHNA/ANA Holistic Nursing Scope & Standards Of Practice. Topics Include Principles Of Holistic Nursing Leadership, Educational Strategies For Teaching Students About The Relationship Between Quality Improvement And Patient-Centered Care, Holistic Research, Evidence-Based Holistic Nursing Practice, Appropriate Theory To Guide Holistic Nursing Practice, And Information About Common Herbs And Supplements. With Both Basic And Advanced Questions And Answers In Each Chapter, Core Curriculum For Holistic Nursing, Second Edition Gives Nurses The Opportunity To Test Their Knowledge While Gaining Valuable Test Taking Experience. New Chapters Include: * Nursing: Integral, Integrative And Holistic: Local To Global * Holistic Nursing: Scope And Standards Of Practice * Holistic Leadership * Nurse Coaching * Facilitating Change: Motivational Interviewing And Appreciative Inquiry * Evidence-Based Practice * Teaching Future Holistic Nurses: Integration Of Holistic And Quality Safety Education (QSEN) Concepts For Nurses Who Want A Detailed Study Guide To Holistic Nursing, It Is A Natural Companion To Holistic Nursing: A Handbook For Practice, Sixth Edition By Barbara Montgomery Dossey And Lynn Keegan. Included With Each New Print Book Is An Online Access Code For Navigate Testprep, A Dynamic Online Assessment Tool Designed To Help Nurses Prepare For Certification Examinations. * Randomized Questions From The Book Create New Exams On Each Attempt * Monitors Results On Practice Examinations With Score And Time Tracking * Reporting Tools Evaluate Progress And Results
Invitation To Holistic Health: A Guide To Living A Balanced Life Provides Solid Principles And Proven Measures To Promote Optimal Health And Well-Being Using A Holistic Approach. Divided Into Three Parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, And Taking Charge Of Challenges To The Mind, Body, And Spirit, This Easy-To-Read Guide It Provides How-To Information When Dealing With A Variety Of Health-Related Issues That Includes, But Is Not Limited To, Nutrition, Exercise, Herbal Remedies, And Homeopathic Remedies. The Third Edition As Been Completely Revised And Includes Current Research On The Effectiveness And Safety Of Herbs And Other Complementary And Alternative Medicine Therapies. The Chapter On Menopause Has Been Updated To Reflect Current Thinking About The Safe Use Of Estrogen Replacement, Soy Products, And Other Approaches To Manage Symptoms And New Suggested Readings And Resources Have Been Provided For Further Exploration Into Topics.
Natural remedies for physical ailments are well known; now hitting the scene are supplements-made from berries, mushrooms, herbs and other plants-that can help the body and mind adapt to stress. These "adaptogens" work towards restoring balance, enhancing focus and stamina, boosting energy and improving mood. In Super Powders Katrine van Wyk takes 20 adaptogens and describes what they are and how to use them. Then Van Wkyk shares the recipes she's developed. Adaptogens should be part of every healthy person's routine. Super Powders reveals everything you need to know to get started.
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.
Make the essential principles of massage therapy more approachable! Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition prepares you for success in class, on exams, and in practice settings. The new edition of this student friendly text includes more than 700 images, expanded information on the latest sanitation protocols, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, and updated pathologies which reflect what you will encounter in the field. UPDATED pathologies ensure they are current and reflect what you will see in the field as a practitioner. UPDATED Research Literacy and evidence-informed practice skills, emphasize how to locate and apply scientific data and the latest research findings in your massage practice. Licensing and Certification Practice Exams on Evolve mimics the major high-stakes exams in format and content, builds confidence, and helps increase pass rates. Complete anatomy and physiology section, in addition to material on techniques and foundations, you all the information you need in just one book. Robust art program enhances your understanding and comprehension of each topic presented through visual representation. Case studies challenge you to think critically and apply your understanding to realistic scenarios, foster open-mindedness, cultural competency, and stimulate dialogue. Profile boxes provide an inspirational, real-world perspective on massage practice from some of the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. Clinical Massage chapter focuses on massage in therapeutic and palliative settings such as hospitals, chiropractic and physical therapy offices, nursing homes, and hospice care centers to broaden your career potential. Business chapter loaded with skills to help make you more marketable and better prepared for today's competitive job market. NEW! UPDATED information throughout, including the latest sanitation protocols, ensures the most current, accurate, and applicable content is provided and is appropriate for passing exams and going straight into practice. NEW! Critical thinking questions at the end of the chapters help you develop clinical reasoning skills. NEW! Maps to FSMTB's MBLEx exam, the Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP), and Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) to illustrate that our content is in line with the core entry-level massage therapy curriculum. NEW! Revised Kinesiology images include colored indications of origins and insertions.
Two popular practices--crystal and energy healing--in one great, expert handbook! Krista Mitchell (Change Your Energy) is a master at crystal healing, and with Crystal Reiki, she has created a handbook for practitioners both amateur and professional. This hot new technique combines crystal layouts with energy healing to treat a variety of ailments. Fully illustrated and easy to use, this comprehensive guide teaches the fundamentals of working with crystals and chakras; explains how healers should prepare themselves, their space, and their tools; covers four levels of healing that include auras, body, mind, and spirit; and stresses the importance of self-care for healers themselves.
As more people choose to live more naturally and take an active role in their health, herbalism has grown in popularity, and this book serves as wonderful introduction for the beginner. Infusions, made by steeping a botanical in liquid, are the easiest and safest ways to harness plants' healing properties. Herbalist and blogger Colleen Codekas has crafted the 75 most effective infusions to remedy common ailments. To boost your immunity during cold & flu season, create a medicinal tea with vitamin C-packed rose hips, hibiscus, orange and cinnamon. For readers with muscle or joint pain, craft a salve with arnica flowers or lavender and peppermint. If you have digestion discomfort, a simple syrup made with ginger and turmeric will do wonders. Readers will also learn effective infusions for sprains and bruises, burns, itchy skin, inflammation, headaches, sore throats, stress and so much more. Colleen even includes a cannabis coconut oil infusion, which is one of the most effective topical remedies for pain. Each recipe is simple to make, uses easily sourced materials and, best of all, really works! With the perfect combination of Colleen's personal experience and scientific research, the recipes help readers safely make adjustments and substitutions. Budding herbalists, families seeking safe home remedies and natural living enthusiasts will love crafting their own wellness products. This book has 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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.
Take charge of your health and create balance in your life with Chinese Medicine for the Modern World, a unique book that revolutionises how the practice is used and taught in the twenty-first century. This comprehensive guide transforms traditional practices into effective methods for solving the three habits that cause the majority of our modern health problems: worrying, hurrying, and overeating. Chinese Medicine for the Modern World discusses six common syndromes in our contemporary world, with a focus on the three internal problems of liver qi stagnation, heart heat, and spleen damp. To heal these syndromes, Kihn offers practical strategies and specific directions for substituting unhealthy habits with healthy ones.
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