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Combining the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine with modern nutritional science, this book explores the concept of Yang Sheng, which means to nourish life by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms and universal laws, revealing the importance of nutrition within it and outlining how our modern lifestyle and environment challenges our ability to do that. A perfect guide for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine, the book explains modern diets and Chinese nutritional theory with a focus on prevention of illness and the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health during each stage of life. Lifestyle and nutritional advice for prevention and treatment of a range of illnesses and conditions is given for both adults and children.
This title presents a detailed clinical background of those with a systematic proposition of the most commonly indicated remedies under each specialty. Some useful illustrations on the various yogic asanas have been included for practical purposes. This is a handbook of all that one needs to know on effective management of colds in general, equally useful for the lay person as well as the sophisticated practitioner.
This is a full-color laminated poster. The mudras, 'seal, sign' in sanskrit, are specific positions of the hands originally symbolizing, in the Indian spiritual paintings and sculptures, a mental attitude of Buddha or powers of divinities. The mudras are sacred but not only symbolic: they also have a beneficial energetic effect on the body and the spirit. This chart explains how to use them, gives original information about the elements associated to each finger and the mudras working with each of the seven main chakras. You will find at the back of the chart the description and use of the 14 best known and most useful mudras.
Combines healing crystal therapy with the "organ clock" circadian
rhythm of each organ system, based on traditional Chinese medicine
The author explores both ways in which homeopathic remedies are used and the philosophy behind their use in a manner that is at once clear, concise, and entertaining. This is the one book that can answer all of your questions about homeopathic medicine - most important, "Will it work for me?"
"The New Chinese Medicine Handbook" is an essential guide to achieving total health in body, mind, and spirit. Explore the powerful benefits of Chinese medicine--particularly acupuncture, massage, nutrition, meditation and herbs--along with other Eastern healing arts. This practical guide totraditional Chinese medicine can help you take control of your healing process and maintain orrestore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life.Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationallya recognized practitioner, lecturer, leader and mentorin the field of Chinese medicine, offers comprehensive healing plans for a wide range of ailmentsincluding digestive problems, stress, anxiety, depression, cancer support, liver health, gynecological problems, PMS, fertilitymenopause, and more.This comprehensive guidebook combines Chinese dietary guidelines with Western medicine, plus various other Eastern and Western healing therapies including: Basics of Chinese medicineAcupuncture and moxibustionQi Gong: Chinese exercise and meditationDietary practicesChinese herbal therapy"The New Chinese Medicine Handbook" keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics andshows you how to use Chinese medicine for different conditions from pain to infertility to various illnesseslike cancer and diabetes. Take the first steps to natural healing remedies and a longer, healthier life."
Dive into the healing art of foot and hand reflexology, with this complete guide that includes essential information on how tapping into this ancient practice can improve blood circulation, fight depression, help you relax, promote better sleep, aide in digestion, and relieve body pains. Reflexology is a type of massage used to release emotional, physical, and mental pain through the hands and feet. In The Healing Power of Reflexology, you will learn the basics of reflexology, how to find the trigger points, the history of this practice, and how the right touch can lead to a life of happiness and balance. Reflexology has been proven has been to reduce stress, promote healing, and enhance quality of life. Now you can master the ancient healing power of reflexology and improve your overall well-being and outlook on life.
Full-colour laminated poster. Text in English, French, Dutch & German. A beautiful and colourful representation of the meridians on the human body. The meridians are shown from the front, the back and the side, in different colours according to their corresponding element. The points for the elements on the hands, arms, feet and legs are also indicated, as well as the accumulation points, lo points, source points
Discover herbal alternatives for the treatment of psychological disorders!Reliable and fact-filled, the Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs: A Scientific Analysis of Natural Treatments for Psychiatric Conditions offers psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, physicians, and students in these fields a comprehensive review of the history, pharmacology, chemistry, and uses of medicinal herbs. A valuable resource for understanding today's unregulated herbal marketplace, this essential guide examines such herbs as ginkgo, ginseng, kava kava, linden, German chamomile, St. John's wort, and valerian, among others. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs will help you make a well-informed decision on what herbal treatments may be effective and safe for patients, or for you!Figures show that 30 percent of American adults use herbs. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs investigates the medical value of over 30 well-known herbs through in-depth evaluations that will give you a fuller understanding of the uses and misuses of these natural remedies. This invaluable guide examines the history, use, and research findings of each herb. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs lists the effectiveness of each herb, guidelines for its use, and any precautions you need to be aware of, and also includes the author's recommendations on approved dosages. Containing cutting-edge information about herbal medicine, the Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs will assist readers in making intelligent choices about buying and using herbs.Some of the herbs discussed in this reliable and fact-filled book include: California poppy Chinese and American ginseng kava linden German and Roman chamomile St. John's wort lavender damiana passion flower plus many more! The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs contains the history, use, phytochemistry, laboratory and clinical studies, and consumer and physician information for each of these widely-used herbs. This important book will help you better understand the role of plants in human psychopathophysiology and its treatment, enlightening you about alternative and proven herbal options for medical care. A Behavioral Science Book Club Main Selection!
A comprehensive guide to the hands-on healing techniques taught to
practitioners in a traditional Reiki I class
Understand and make use of the connections between health and religion to improve your practice Research points to a clear link between people's religious beliefs and practices and their health. These developments have ushered in a new era in health care, in which meaning and purpose stand alongside biology as vital factors in health outcomes. Now the gap is closing between medicine and religion, as evidenced by the more than 60 US medical school courses now being given in spirituality, religion, and medicine, including courses at major teaching centers such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Case-Western, and others.Faith, Spirituality, and Medicine: Toward the Making of the Healing Practitioner promotes the integration of spirituality into medical care by exploring the connection between patient health and traditional religious beliefs and practices. This useful guide emphasizes basic, easily understood principles that will help health professionals apply current research findings linking religion, spirituality, and health. Faith, Spirituality, and Medicine does not advocate any particular set of beliefs or evangelize as it helps you integrate spiritual care into the care of patients by showing you how to: take a patient's spiritual history correlate religious beliefs with health beliefs address the individual spiritual needs of your patients choose a course of treatment that is in agreement with the religious belief of the patient incorporate appropriate clergy into treatment plansFaith, Spirituality, and Medicine describes a biopsychosocial-spiritual model that emphasizes the need to view patients not simply as biological creatures, but as physical, psychological, social, and spiritual beings if they are to be effectively treated and healed as whole persons.
The 'Understanding' series is a concise introduction to popular therapies and natural remedies.
This volume provides the origins and meanings of the names of genera and species of extant vascular plants, with the genera arranged alphabetically from M to Q.
Chiropractic Radiography and Quality Assurance Handbook is the first book devoted to erect and recumbent radiographic positioning and a practical approach to quality assurance and radiographic quality control testing. It provides a step-by-step approach to performing quality radiographic studies using radiographic images to demonstrate placement of anatomical markers and the safest location for patient identification information.
In today's fast-paced world you will often hear friends, family and work colleagues - or even your own body - saying they feel 'tired all the time'. But what if there were natural and simple ways to help you feel revitalized in seconds? From pre-breakfast yoga to an afternoon tea tonic, author Mary Lambert offers 70 remedies and techniques you can use to rechannel your best self. Whether you feel emotionally, mentally or physically drained, Natural Highs is the perfect companion to help you realise and release the energy you need to feel stronger, happier and ready to face each part of your day.
Want a healthy gut? Then brew and drink your own naurally fermented kombucha - it is packed full of probiotics and is thought to improve digestion and boost the immune system. Louise Avery is one of London's best-connected kombucha producers and the owner of LA Brewery. Here she reveals her tried-and-tested recipes that use the freshest produce to create truly delicious fermented teas. Starting with an explanation of exactly what kombucha is, Louise then offers information on the types of tea you can use to flavour your kombucha, the health benefits of drinking it and the essential equipment you will need to brew your own. Next, she presents a step-by-step process for brewing kombucha, bottling and storing and controlling the yeast. Recipes are then organized by type of base: Fruit, with recipes for Blood Orangeade, Pear and Ginger Tea; Vegetable, including Striped Candy Beetroot and Lime, and a Virgin Mary. Flower has ideas for Hibiscus Kombucha and a Hoppy Pale Ale, while Herb, Spice and Tea is where things heat up with Lemongrass Tea and two Turmeric Immune Boosters as well as Jasmine Kombucha and a Lychee Basil Mojito.
'Root to Stem is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat. It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all.' This perfect companion to the seasons, this book will show you how to take greater control over your own health and well-being, treat everyday ailments, and ensure the sustainability of the planet through discovering how to forage, grow, or shop for plant- and herb-based foods and products. Including: Detox in the spring with sorrel, cleavers and nettles. Harvest summer lime leaf shoots to soothe digestive upsets and feed gut microbes. Bake a Lammas loaf to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Boost your winter immunity with red berries, purple potatoes and rosehips. Root-to-stem eating encourages you to use every edible part of plant, including the leaves, skin, seeds and stalks. Travelling through the four seasons, expert medical herbalist Alex Laird shares the natural ingredients that are available on your doorstep, simple delicious recipes and easy-to-make herbal remedies.
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