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How to use the fragrance of flowers, herbs and essential oils for heath and wellbeing? This is an inspiring guide to the therapeutic powers of fragrance, demonstrating the remarkable ability of scent to respond to our mental, physical and spiritual needs. It reveals how to use scent to balance mood: try a stimulating or refreshing perfume when you are feeling low or tired, use calming fragrances to ease away your cares; and enjoy a rich and luxurious bouquet when you need a little pampering. Subtle and soothing, revitalizing or intoxicating - discover the effects of different aromas and how to use them to enrich your everyday life. Most of us are aware that scents can actually change the way we feel, but there is also a growing appreciation of the truly remarkable ability of fragrances to respond to our specific mental, physical and spiritual needs. This stylish and contemporary book provides a wonderful introduction to using scents in daily life.Organized according to mood and action, it allows you to choose the fragrance that suits your mood: use the invigorating, stimulating or refreshing scent suggestions when you are feeling low or tired; try out calming fragrances to ease away your cares; and go for rich and luxurious aromas when you need a little pampering. There is plenty of practical advice on using scents to enhance wellbeing, nourish the body and bring fragrance to the home. Elegant yet informative, this handbook is an ideal way to discover more about the natural healing powers of fragrance.
There are over 40 articles covering all aspects of homeopathy in this book as well as clinical case notes of 34 different ailments. An amazing array of topics is covered. Every article is a gem! Possessed of superior analytical powers and the divine gift of a master-spirit, Dr Farrington used to contribute various articles in Journals on different intricate matters of our system of treatment and the this is an exhaustive collection of these invaluable articles, collected and arranged with the most painstaking care. The book is a collection of various articles that he contributed to different British and American journals and amply shows his analytical mind and the clarity of understanding that Farrington had for his subject. Many of the articles incorporated herein, it may be safely asserted, will not only be widely read with profit but will also give the readers a correct estimation of the great erudition of its eminent author. This title is highly recommended to all students of homeopathy.
This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to use your own herbs to make inexpensive wellbeing and domestic products from your own garden, without the need for costly commercial preparations, and with an eye to the more natural cultivation of useful herbs, in harmony with nature and in tune with our environment. It offers, to the budding herb grower and experienced gardener alike, a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable projects on: *Cultivating and using herbs for your health, first-aid, wellbeing and beauty *Growing and using herbs to enhance your surroundings and living spaces *How to grow, harvest, dry and look after your herbs *The best designs for your herb garden space *Comprehensive A to Z of first-aid, cosmetic and household herbs
As pharmaceuticals become less effective against emerging, resistant, and epidemic viral infections such as SARS, influenza, and encephalitis, a natural and herbal approach is proving more effective. In this companion to Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Buhner clearly explains which emerging viruses the population is facing; the respiratory and nervous system infections these viruses cause; how to treat these infections; how to strengthen the immune system; and herbal medicine's place in the fight against viruses. In addition, there is a chapter on herbal medicine making. For anyone who wants to take greater responsibility for their health care or who is fighting infections that are not responding to traditional pharmaceutical treatment, this book offers an herbal alternative.
Qigong massage has been used in China for thousands of years as a means to achieve health and wellbeing, and to treat a wide variety of ailments. This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and accompanying downloadable video content demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents clear guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine successfully. The program is based around a core 15 minute massage that, when performed regularly, has been shown to greatly improve mood and behavior, sleeping patterns, and language and social skills. Also included is information on diet, advice on reading a child's body language during massage, and helpful progress checklists. Qigong massage is the ideal therapy for parents looking for an alternative way to strengthen the mind, body and sensory abilities of their young child with autism aged 6 and under. Previously published with a DVD, this material is now available online from www.jkp.com.
We all need a personal sanctuary - a place where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn't have to be an exotic destination, it can be in your own backyard. In her new book, Creating Sanctuary, bestselling author Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help readers find a deeper connection to the outdoor space they already have - no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Projects include herbal-based salves and creams, an herbal dream pillow, a smudge stick, a more. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for nature lovers and gardeners seeking new ways to revitalise their lives.
The UK’s most recommended and well used Shiatsu guide has been updated with new material throughout.
Shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’ and is a traditional Japanese massage technique which can rebalance the body and ease both mental and physical tension by applying pressure to the body’s energy channels, or meridians.
Fully illustrated, 'Shiatsu: The Complete Guide' appeals to beginners through to practitioners. Chris Jarmey covers all aspects of Shiatsu – the spiritual as well as the practical. Includes:
With The Energy Cure, Dr. William Bengston presents astonishing evidence that challenges us to totally rethink what we believe about our ability to heal. Drawing on his scientific research, incredible results, and mind-bending questions, Bengston invites us to follow him along his 35-year investigation into the mystery of hands-on healing and to discover a technique that may activate your healing abilities. Part memoir and part instruction, this provocative book explores: Bengston's paradigm-shifting experimental results and why they seem so difficult for some medical practitioners to accept - Image cycling, a unique preparation method for a hands-on-healing treatment - Why traditional Western medicine isn't always best, the value of skepticism, the strengths of energy medicine, and more.
Poets and artists since time immemorial have expressed themselves by finding their metaphor in the brilliance of colours. Colours are not just the tools of artist, they are all around us. Colours make the life an experience which is more energetic and alive. This book on colour therapy gives you practical and interesting tips, by which you can, not only improve your love-life but make it vibrant. It tells the relevance of each colour at every step of relation. Right from what you need to wear when you are single, what colour should surround you when you want to mingle, what colour should embrace you when its your first date and which colour is required so that you are desired. Go through the book, embrace the colour tips in your day-to-day life and feel the wonders of the colours around you.
Prevention is always better than cure. This manual provides the information necessary for the treatment and prevention of common and uncommon diseases by homeopathy. The work is an outcome of the experience of the masters and the author himself on homeopathic prevention of infections, surgical conditions and other acute complaints. It covers a wide range of diseases with their prophylactic homeopathic prescription. It is organised in alphabetical order for quick reference and lists over 200 illnesses and provides brief descriptions and suggested homeopathic treatment for each one. In today's time when medical bills are always a heavy toll in our pockets, this book on prevention comes as a sigh of relief. It features alphabetical arrangement of the diseases with preventive homeopathic treatment. It illustrates the role of homeopathic medicines for each disease condition as preventive as well as curative. It implies remedies for each disease with dosage and potency. It suggests homeopathic medicines that can be used in place of vaccination. It includes a list of homeopathic medicines which can be used as preventive for side effects of allopathic drugs. It covers pre- and post-operative homeopathic treatment.
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch'I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine. Ilza Veith's extensive introduction and monumental translation, first published in 1949, make available the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional practices that have seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout the West. This is a new foreword by Linda L. Barnes places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world's understanding of Chinese medical practice.
Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U.S., such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, health, and science fields! Coverage of CAI therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi. A unique history of CAI?traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. Suggested readings and references on the companion website list the best resources for further research and study. NEW! Added chapters offer fresh perspective on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. NEW! Updated chapters?feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAI in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! NEW! Updated guides?on common herbal remedies?in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. NEW! Basic science content and new theory and research studies?cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. NEW! Expanded global ethnomedical systems?includes new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.
There has never been a greater need for comprehensive, well-researched information about herbs' potential to fight infection. In 1998, Stephen Harrod Buhner - a leading herbal practitioner and author - published the first edition of "Herbal Antibiotics" to great acclaim. Since then, health care providers have discovered many new resistant strains of bacteria, researchers have added to the growing body of knowledge about herbs, and the need for antivirals to treat emerging infections like SARS and West Nile Encephalitis has become urgent. Within ten years, according to sources cited in the book, pharmaceutical antibiotics will begin to fail at epidemic rates. There are, in fact, no new antibiotics currently in planning or development at any of the major pharmaceutical companies. Most notably, there is none for Gram-negative bacteria, which are emerging as the most dangerous pathogens.
The Yoga Kitchen Plan is a soulful journey towards finding your best, most authentic self where a quiet mind and overall sense of calm are the ultimate goal. Through the use of pure, non-stimulating foods, the plan helps the reader reach a state of bliss and tranquility each day.
The book starts by explaining the body's chakra system and how this is integral to a yogic lifestyle. The core of the book is the simple, 7-day plan which incorporates breathing exercises, meditations, basic yoga practice, daily tasks, and then a selection of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that target each of your 7 chakras to take you through a whole week.
The 65 recipes follow a sattvic food model - this means that the food is lacto-vegetarian i.e. fruit, vegetables and dairy predominate while stimulating foods that unsettle the mind are excluded, such as eggs, garlic, onion and caffeine. Examples include Raspberry & Apple Bircher with Pistachio Confetti; Blueberry & Basil Kombucha with Poached Pear & Rhubarb; Fennel, Beetroot & Orange Salad with Whipped Feta; and Grilled Lettuce, Corn & Black Bean Chop Salad.
This textbook on diagnosis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility. Divided into two sections, it is a comprehensive diagnostic manual. The first section explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagnosis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogation and listening/smelling. The second section describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine, including The Eight Principles; zangfu organ pattern; the Six stages, four levels and san jiao; the twelve regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.
Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.
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.
Authoritative and easy to use, Healing Herbs Handbook is your one-stop guide to herbal health. This approachable handbook, with photographs for easy identification, helps readers understand and use herbal medicine to best advantage. It offers a brief introduction to the basics-such as choosing, growing, and preparing herbs-and then features an A-Z compendium of common health issues and how to treat them.
The Eight Extraordinary channels are amongst the most interesting and clinically important aspects of Chinese medicine and Qi Gong. This book introduces the theory behind the channels, explains their clinical applications, and explores their psycho-emotional and spiritual qualities. The author also describes how to cultivate the channels through Nei Dan Inner Meditation. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine or acupuncture, the key to creating effective individual treatment plans is having a wide understanding of channel theory, and a comprehensive knowledge of the pathways and the points on the channels. David Twicken provides treatment strategies, methods and case studies, offering a variety of approaches so as to give the reader a solid foundation from which to confidently create customized treatment plans for each patient. Offering a historical perspective as well as modern insights, this book will be essential reading for novice as well as experienced practitioners.
Based on the ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. A leading authority in this field, Dr. Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, exploring the physical and psychological characteristics of each of the three doshas, or mind-body types--vata, pitta, and kapha. Once you have determined which type or combination of types you are, Dr. Lad helps you to begin your journey to the ultimate "state of balance" and well-being.
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