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Botanical Brain Balms - Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind (Hardcover): Nicolette Perry, Elaine K Perry Botanical Brain Balms - Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind (Hardcover)
Nicolette Perry, Elaine K Perry 1
R442 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R105 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The health benefits of a plant-based diet are well-known and scientific research now shows that plants have a positive effect on the mind too. Many leaves, roots and berries contain ingredients that boost cognitive skills and alleviate common problems like stress, fatigue and mood swings - without the side effects of conventional drugs. In this authoritative guide, experts in herbal medicine and neuroscience recommend plants for a wide range of problems. They explain the science behind how they work and suggest easy remedies and exercises that are pleasant to take and make part of your daily routine. Beautifully illustrated, Botanical Brain Balms is packed full of safe and natural ways to improve the way you think and feel.

Ayahuasca Medicine - The Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing (Paperback, Original): Alan Shoemaker Ayahuasca Medicine - The Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing (Paperback, Original)
Alan Shoemaker
R365 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R128 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For more than 20 years American-born Alan Shoemaker has apprenticed and worked with shamans in Ecuador and Peru, learning the traditional methods of ayahuasca preparation, the ceremonial rituals for its use, and how to commune with the healing spirit of this sacred plant as well as the spirit of the San Pedro cactus and other sacred plant allies. Now a recognized and practicing ayahuasquero, or ayahuasca shaman, in Peru, he offers an insider's account of the ayahuasca tradition and of its use for expanding consciousness and achieving healing through access to other dimensions of being. Shoemaker details his training and his own curandero practice using ayahuasca medicine, tobacco purges, psychedelic mushrooms, and other visionary plants. He discusses the different traditions of his two foremost teachers and mentors, Don Juan in the Peruvian Amazon, an ayahuasquero, and Valentin in Ecuador, a San Pedro shaman. He reveals the indispensable role played by icaros, the healing songs of the plant shaman, and offers firsthand accounts of miraculous healing resulting from ayahuasca's ability to reveal the cause of an illness, including how he healed his mother from liver cancer. The author also addresses the rising popularity of Northerners traveling to the Amazon to seek healing and mind expansion through ayahuasca and shows how this fascination is triggered by humanity's reawakening need to connect to the universal life force.

Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine (Hardcover): Howard Chiang Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine (Hardcover)
Howard Chiang
R2,159 R1,946 Discovery Miles 19 460 Save R213 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range from the spread of gingko's popularity from East Asia to the West to the appeal of acupuncture for complementing in-vitro fertilisation regimens, from the modernisation of Chinese anatomy and forensic science to the evolving perceptions of the clinical efficacy of Chinese medicine. The individual essays cohere around the powerful theoretical-methodological approach, 'historical epistemology', which challenges the seemingly constant and timeless status of such rudimentary but pivotal dimensions of scientific process as knowledge, reason, argument, objectivity, evidence, fact, and truth. In studying the globalising role of medical objects, the contested premise of medical authority and legitimacy, and the syncretic transformations of metaphysical and ontological knowledge, contributors illuminate how the breadth of the historical study of Chinese medicine and its practices of knowledge-making in the modern period must be at once philosophical and transnational in scope. -- .

The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants - An A-Z of Healing Plants and Home Remedies (Hardcover): Royal Botanic... The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants - An A-Z of Healing Plants and Home Remedies (Hardcover)
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Jason Irving 1
R446 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R116 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine. In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.

Full Color Foot Reflexology Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart): Dong FuHui Full Color Foot Reflexology Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart)
Dong FuHui
R498 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R105 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full color foot reflexology chart with six large illustrations. Accompanying text provides disease and symptom indications for each reflex zone.

Auricular Acupuncture Point Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart): Jin Shi-ying, Jin Wan-cheng Auricular Acupuncture Point Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart)
Jin Shi-ying, Jin Wan-cheng
R615 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R153 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This full color, Chinese auricular acupuncture point chart set of 3 includes auricular points, surface anatomy of the ear, blood vessels, and innervations. Charts consist of English and Traditional Chinese characters; alphanumeric codes and Chinese are included for the standard auricle divisions. Excellent resource for teachers, students, and as a clinical reference. 500cm x 865 cm

Acupuncture Point Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart): Jin Shi-ying, Jin Wan-cheng Acupuncture Point Wall Chart (English-Chinese) (Wallchart)
Jin Shi-ying, Jin Wan-cheng
R1,185 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R340 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full colour acupuncture wall chart, including 12 regular channels and the Ren and Du vessels and their points. Extra points and a small auricular point illustration are also included. Alphanumeric designations and traditional Chinese characters are both presented. The three charts depict anterior, posterior, and lateral views. These are ideal for study or clinic decoration.

Autism: Meet Me Who I Am - An Educational, Sensory and Nutritional Approach to Childhood Autism (Paperback): Lakshmi Prasanna,... Autism: Meet Me Who I Am - An Educational, Sensory and Nutritional Approach to Childhood Autism (Paperback)
Lakshmi Prasanna, Michael Kokinos
R356 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Autism manifests in an incredible diversity of characteristics, including but by no means limited to communication issues, repetitive behaviour, and lack of eye contact. In this important book, two experienced physicians go behind the diagnostic labels and the consultation room to a holistic approach for autism. For each unique child, they ask how behaviour differs in different places or with different people, and why; they explore the influences of different types of food; and they ask what sensory needs lie behind particular behaviour. Their approach encompasses not only medical but, primarily, social, pedagogical and environmental considerations, and its from this starting point that they endeavour to build a community of support for a child. This approach challenges family members and professional caregivers to step out of their silos and work together in dynamic, therapeutic communities. Autism: Meet Me Who I Am tells the story of this journey of co-working, drawing inspiration from the children themselves.

Therapeutics of Intermitent Fever (Paperback): Henry C. Allen Therapeutics of Intermitent Fever (Paperback)
Henry C. Allen
R332 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R88 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is divided into three sections: Introduction (28 pages); Therapeutics (229 pages) and Repertory (82 pages). This is a wonderful book on fever (not only for intermittent fever but also it gives valuable insight for all types of fevers). In the introductory part author elaborately describes on various theories prevailing at that time regarding the causation of intermittent fever, which was one of the dreadful disease causing lot of morbidity and mortality during Hahnemanian time. Even for Hahnemann to discover the theory of similia intermittent fever was instrumental. The author explains different theories which were prevailing at that time as causation of intermittent fever.

Solved Multiple Choice Questions UPSC & M.D. - Entrance Examination (Homeopathy) (Paperback): V.K. Chauhan Solved Multiple Choice Questions UPSC & M.D. - Entrance Examination (Homeopathy) (Paperback)
V.K. Chauhan
R1,019 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R318 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An intelligent fusion of years experience & supreme academics to guide aspirants for the UPSC & MD examinations in preparing brilliant.A highly comprehensive book covering each homeopathic subject in detail.

Handbook of Osteopathic Technique Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Laurie Hartman Handbook of Osteopathic Technique Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Laurie Hartman
R1,103 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R171 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

The Handbook of Osteopathic Technique is a compendium of photographs and full descriptions of osteopathic techniques. The author uses his extensive teaching experiences to discuss all aspects of modern osteopathic techniques (including indirect technique); aid learning and development using descriptions and photographs; emphasise the most and least suitable procedures for varied body types; show how to improve skill and assist constructive learning.

Medicinal Plants of Appalachia - A Field Guide to Traditional Medicinal Plants of the Appalachian Region (Paperback): Steve W... Medicinal Plants of Appalachia - A Field Guide to Traditional Medicinal Plants of the Appalachian Region (Paperback)
Steve W Chadde
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Facial Reflexology -- A4 (Poster): Jan Baarle Facial Reflexology -- A4 (Poster)
Jan Baarle
R203 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R90 (44%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title features a full-colour laminated poster.

Focus on Chinese Medicine Research - Practices & Outcomes (Paperback): Carissa Westley Focus on Chinese Medicine Research - Practices & Outcomes (Paperback)
Carissa Westley
R2,419 Discovery Miles 24 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, being wholly described and published around 100 A.D. Modern acupuncture is based on Chinese publications from the Song dynasty period. This treatment arrived in the Western world in the 17th century, and was associated at first with surgery. The transmission of Chinese medicine into the contemporary world and Western languages presents a significant challenge for its preservation and evolution as a distinct medical discipline. The practice of acupuncture is now considered a liberal profession, despite the significant increase in this therapeutics practice recorded between 2000 and 2010. Traditional Chinese medicine is an alternative method to treat several illnesses and diseases, including endometriosis and cerebral ischemia. This book discusses the practices and outcomes of Chinese medicine.

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Adrian White, Mike Cummings, Jacqueline Filshie An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Adrian White, Mike Cummings, Jacqueline Filshie
R1,226 R1,141 Discovery Miles 11 410 Save R85 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 4 - Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pain Management, including Cognitive and... Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 4 - Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pain Management, including Cognitive and Neurologic Conditions and Emotional Conditions (Hardcover)
Jill Stansbury
R1,104 R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Save R256 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a five-volume set that serves as a comprehensive, practical reference manual for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas. Organized by body system, each volume includes hundreds of formulas to treat common health conditions, as well as formulas that address specific energetic or symptomatic presentations. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury briefly explains how the selected herbs address the specific condition. Sidebars and user-friendly lists help readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations and detail traditional uses of both Western and traditional Asian formulas and herbs that are readily available in the United States. Volume 4 focuses on herbal formulas that are complementary therapies to treatment of peripheral nerve issues, including neuropathy and nerve trauma, and central nervous system issues such as seizures, Parkinson's disease, and dementia. A chapter on psychiatric disorders focuses on herbal therapies for common conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, dissociative disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as the use of herbal formulas in treatment of those dealing with drug addiction. A chapter on pain management provides herbal formulas for both acute and chronic pain conditions, including headaches, sinus pain, muscle pain, neuralgia, gastrointestinal pain, and pain from injuries. Each chapter includes a materia medica section that describes individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses. These formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning an herbal formula for the constitution and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all treatment for a basic diagnosis. The text aims to teach by example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas. Volume 1 focuses on digestion and elimination; Volume 2 covers circulation and respiration; and Volume 3 focuses on endocrinology and the reproductive systems. Volume 5, which will cover immunology, orthopedics, and otolaryngology, will be published in spring 2021.

Reiki -- A4 (Poster): Jan Baarle Reiki -- A4 (Poster)
Jan Baarle
R205 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R90 (44%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title is presented with a full-colour laminated poster. Reiki, its origins, transmission, benefits ...are presented on the first side. At the back of the chart, a practical table shows the organs, functions and chakras treated, the troubles relieved and the positive psychological states reached when using the main hand positions on the head, torso and back.

The Little Book of CBD - A simple, trustworthy guide to a powerful essential oil (Hardcover): Idan Naor The Little Book of CBD - A simple, trustworthy guide to a powerful essential oil (Hardcover)
Idan Naor 1
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Don't worry. Read this book. CBD is a powerful natural essential oil that can help in all kinds of situations. Discover how it could help you with this digestible guide from a trusted UK-based expert. Idan Naor is a leading CBD pioneer. He produces one of the highest quality brands of CBD oil in the world, has benefited from the transformative effects of CBD and has seen the life-changing impact it has had on others too. Here he explains what it is, how it is made and the best ways to use it. Find out how it can improve your sleep, calm anxiety and sooth pain. Idan's guidance is approved by doctors and scientists and backed up by testimonials from people who have radically improved their health with CBD. Discover the healing powers of CBD.

Integrative Medicine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): David Rakel Integrative Medicine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
David Rakel
R2,420 R1,916 Discovery Miles 19 160 Save R504 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stay on the cutting edge of today's most promising trends in complementary and alternative medical treatments with Dr. David Rakel's Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition. Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and integrative medicine, this highly regarded, evidence-based reference covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach, offering practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care. Helps you safely and effectively incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into your everyday practice, while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life. Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm. Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Includes 13 brand-new chapters, covering hot topics such as personalized medicine, MTHFR mutation, food allergy and intolerance, the gut-immune influence on systemic inflammation and disease, chelation therapy, testosterone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, and much more. Features more than 100 significantly revised chapters and hundreds of new figures and tables throughout. Provides online access to new multiple-choice questions for every chapter, perfect for board exam review - plus downloadable Patient Education Guides and video collections.

The Therapeutics of Cancer (Paperback): J.H. Clarke The Therapeutics of Cancer (Paperback)
J.H. Clarke
R110 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R22 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Science of Yoga - Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect your Practice (Hardcover): Ann Swanson Science of Yoga - Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect your Practice (Hardcover)
Ann Swanson 1
R562 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R161 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the physiology of the key yoga asanas, indepth and from every angle, and master each pose with confidence and control. Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment, and much more. Look no further to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.

Elixers Of Life (Hardcover, Revised): Leyel Elixers Of Life (Hardcover, Revised)
Leyel
R4,835 Discovery Miles 48 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The desire to prolong life and improve its quality is as old as life itself, and many non-western cultures -- paricularly native Americans and the peoples of Asia and India -- have never lost their knowledge of and belief in the efficacy of herbs in achieving this aim. Many herbs are believed to rejuvenate the body and repair tissue waste; others are thought to provide essential nutritive supplements, to have aphrodesiac properties or to have a tonic effect which aids digestion. In this definitive volume, long out of print, Hilda Leyel explores the global history and use of 171 revitalizing herbs and vegetables -- from Agar-Agar to Yellow Wort -- grouped into three categories: nutritious herbs, bitter herbs, and tonic herbs. The book provides such information as botanical name, common name, names given to the plant in different cultures and times, natural habitat, part used, method of use, symbolism, specific action of the plant, and lore and history. The unique feature of the work is the inclusion of oriental herb lore and herbal wisdom from ancient sources, including Rome and Egypt. Food and medicine being identical in herbal wisdom, the recommendations for making herbal infusions are given, along with some simple recipes. Full of scholarly detail yet written for the layman, this work is both practical and inspirational, the best of its kind ever written, and includes thirteen specialist indexes. It should be read as a companion volume to "The Craft of the Herbalist" by E. A. Wallis Budge, to whom it is dedicated.

Handbook of Physiology - Question Answer Format (Paperback): Vinay Jain Handbook of Physiology - Question Answer Format (Paperback)
Vinay Jain
R200 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R44 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a compilation strictly according to the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) syllabus. It is in a Question Answer format which shall prove to be of utmost benefit to all undergraduate and post-graduate students of homeopathy to face academic examinations much more confidently as this book shall verse them well of how to prepare the answers and also how to format and present it in the answer script. The book will help students to easily handle examinations and they will be able to co-ordinate between time and word limit. The author has consulted all the physiology books presently available in the market in detail in the making of this book; thus, ensuring that no important concept gets missed out. The book is a must-buy for all aspiring homeopathic students.

Evidence-based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Siu-Wai Leung, Hao Hu Evidence-based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Siu-Wai Leung, Hao Hu
R3,518 R2,845 Discovery Miles 28 450 Save R673 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.

Be a Master of Materia Medica - Extract of Materia Medica with Related Rubrics & Remedies (Paperback): Muhammed Rafeeque Be a Master of Materia Medica - Extract of Materia Medica with Related Rubrics & Remedies (Paperback)
Muhammed Rafeeque
R230 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R52 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this title, well proved drugs are selected. Symptoms are collected from well-known materia medicas. Symptoms are arranged from generals to particulars. Each symptom is followed by the representation of the same symptom in rubric form of the suitable repertory. The rubrics are followed by the rememdies with gradings as given in the repertory. For convenience the grading of the kner's repertory is converted into capitals, bold and italics.

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