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Kampo, a traditional Japanese medical system derived from Classical Chinese Medicine and comprising unique diagnostic methods, herbal formulas and therapeutic approaches, is made accessible to English-speaking practitioners through this definitive translation of Dr Keisetsu Otsuka's classic work. This clinical handbook summarizes diagnostic theory and methodology then leads onto a section including 80 principal formulas followed by a therapeutic section organised according to allopathic definitions of disease. It follows a systems approach in internal medicine beginning with respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, moving through a comprehensive analysis of all the body systems. Essential clinical information on how differential diagnosis and formula selection is achieved is outlined within the Kampo tradition. A comprehensive index of 120 major herbal formulas and 180 individual herbal ingredients is included, as is the translators' original Glossary of terms designed to clarify concepts of health and disease unique to Kampo and Japanese culture. The translators have taken care to retain Dr Otsuka's own thoughts and opinions on how to study Kampo, as well as demonstrative case studies from his own files, making this a direct source of his wisdom and teachings. Also including an overview of Kampo in the current age and guidance on integrating it into modern practice, this is an essential resource for anyone practicing or studying in this tradition.
A meditative journey into the inner depths of the system of Reiki. Reiki Insights is presented as a series of short chapters, each of them a teaching, so that you can pick it up, choose a chapter and read it. After you have read the chapter, sit down and meditate upon the words. Let them sink deep into your mind, body, and energy, so that you can feel what is in between the sentences. By reading and experiencing Reiki Insights in this way, it will lay a foundation for inner change, from not knowing your true self to knowing your true self.
Start enjoying a healthier and more sustainable life with essential oils, all from the comfort of your own home! Essential oils are an all-natural way to bring about peace, calm, energy, and many other states of being. An alternative route to stress relief and preventative care, these oils can truly help heal. The Aromatherapy Kit contains information on all of the most common oils used in home remedies: orange, lavender, peppermint, tea tree, lemon, frankincense, geranium, and cedarwood. They are each profiled so you can use their individual attributes to create a unique blend for exactly what you need, with instructions given on whether oils are to be used topically or diffused around your home. You'll find ideas on how to use essential oils for cleaning appliances, or freshening up clothes and musky closets. The book also includes advice on how to purchase and store essential oils for all of your aromatherapy uses. Find the aromas that best suit your lifestyles and develop a love for them that will last a lifetime.
An effective management of a patient, to ensure his recovery to health, is almost as important as administration of a similar medicine. All physicians would agree to the fact that an improper management in a particular case may result in slow recovery of the patient or worse, the patient's death. One case acquire the knowledge of management of disease from any of the existing classical text-books on practice of Medicine. A homeopathic physician, however, besides this, is much more interested in the management of a sick person on an individualised basis. This is due to the fact that he knows 'a man is more important than his parts'.
Increasing numbers of people are suffering from stress, anxiety and fatigue caused by lack of sleep, digital overload and our 24/7 lifestyle. In Adaptogens, Medical Herbalist Paula Grainger provides an answer to this modern-day affliction by introducing us to the group of powerful herbal ingredients known as adaptogens.. Adaptogens, such as Ashwagandha, Maca, Korean ginseng, Turmeric, Reishi mushrooms, Liquorice, Rosemary and Rhodiola, have been scientifically proven to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and prevent adrenal imbalances that can lead to adrenal fatigue and 'burn-out'. Delve into the history and science of these miraculous plants and learn how to maximize wellness using the most easy-to-source adaptogens, incorporating them into your life via delicious smoothies, energy bites and desserts, invigorating teas, tonics and lattes, and wonderful beauty elixirs.
* A clear and practical guide to homeopathy, its history, uses and benefits * Learn how to use homeopathic medicine as a safe and effective treatment for minor ailments such as colds, fevers, eye infections, indigestion and hay fever This title also gives treatment advice for injuries such as sprains, strains, bruising, minor cuts and grazes and burns. It includes homeopathic remedies for emotional issues are also discussed, for example using ignatia for grief, pulsatilla for comfort, aconite for fright and valerian for insomnia. It offers guidelines for creating your own homeopathic first-aid kit. It comes with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips, the book is illustrated with 100 photographs. Many people who want to have greater control over their own health turn to natural therapies to treat themselves for minor ailments. Homeopathy, regarded as one of the safest, most effective ways of restoring the body's own natural defences and creating harmony from within, is concisely explained in this authoritative but accessible book. Homeopathy works on the body to relieve illness by treating the patient holistically and advice is given on diagnosing and treating everyday ailments at home - including infections, aches and pains and anxieties - for the whole family. There is also a clearly illustrated guide to 42 of the most commonly used remedies and their sources, from Allium cepa, used for hay fever and irritated nose and eyes, to Viburnum opulus, which alleviates severe cramping and muscle spasms. With its easy-to-follow format and essential information, this handbook is an invaluable source of self-help and reassurance for anyone wishing to explore this non-invasive form of medicine.
For millennia, people have used essential oils for health and wellness--and this authoritative illustrated guide shows you how to use them, too! Essential oils have wide-ranging healing powers, and this comprehensive handbook explains how we can take full advantage of these natural wonders. It covers all the different grades of oil, which ones are safest, and how and when to use them. In addition, there are expert recipes for combining oils and specific advice on ways they can alleviate allergies, coughs, and colds; aid with weight loss and digestion; help with skin disorders, wrinkles, and acne; relieve insomnia and headaches; balance hormones; and even act as a bug repellent.
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. Organised 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, including Dr. Stansbury s own formulas, formulas from herbal folklore, and formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury offers a brief explanation of how the selected herbs address the specific condition. The book offers many sidebars and user-friendly lists helping readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations and details traditional uses of both western herbs and traditional Asian herbs and formulas that are readily available in the United States.
Lavender is calming and relaxing; lemon uplifting and stimulating. But why do each of those scents provoke these particular, visceral responses? In Nature's Essential Oils, licensed massage therapist and aromatherapist Cher Kaufmann demystifies the how and why behind the uses and effects of essential oils. She explains the environmental factors that impact the chemical make-ups of herbs and other plants, and how they trigger our physical and emotional responses. The book includes recipes for blending oils for home and health, as well as how to select, store, diffuse and apply oils. A valuable resource for readers hoping to expand their knowledge of essential oils and their properties, it also includes a glossary of more than 30 of the most common essential oils for well-being.
This is full-color laminated poster. The first side of this chart shows the 'alarm points': acupuncture points on the torso that can be used in order to calm or stimulate the twelve organs and associated functions, as distinguished in Chinese medicine. The different pressure and massage techniques are also presented. The illustration on the back of the chart, shows 25 acupuncture points, the 'emergency points', along the meridians on the whole front of the body. Their exact location as well as the ailments for which they can be used are clearly explained. You will also find the point combinations allowing to quickly relieve a number of acute problems (asthma attack, insomnia, sore throat, diarrhoea, painful periods, toothache, cramps).
Ancient self-care for modern life Feeling burned-out, unmotivated, or stuck? The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is here to help. This authoritative guide to ancient healing offers more than 100 daily and seasonal Ayurvedic rituals--each taking 10 minutes or less--to reconnect you with nature's rhythms, and to unlock better health, as you: Boost and stabilize your energy with yogic breathing Overcome transitions with grounding meditations Undo physical and emotional stress with personalized yoga postures Prevent and treat disease with nourishing tonics and teas Pause and reflect with daily and weekly journaling prompts. Get back in sync with nature--and rediscover your potential to feel good.
Vertical Reflexology for Hands is the companion volume to Lynne Booth's ground-breaking Vertical Reflexology. That book introduced Lynne's revolutionary technique that provides deeper access to reflex points so that the treatment is quicker and more effective than conventional reflexology, providing results in just 5 minutes. In her new book Lynne explains how vertical reflexology can work powerfully on reflex points on the hands and nails. Explains the extraordinary healing possible from hand reflexology. Provides detailed diagrams of the key reflex points on the hands. Details a step-by-step self-help treatment guide for common ailments. Provides ground-breaking material on nail reflexology - a new area of reflexology research which has achieved amazing results in treating complaints of the nervous system
Find out how you can help save the bees in lots of practical ways and discover the incredible science behind honey bees, beekeeping, and bees in the wild - from the carpenter solitary bee to the stingless sugarbag. The Bee Book is an intensely visual exploration of the big questions in bee science and ecology: why are bees such great pollinators? how do they make honey? is a swarm dangerous? how does a bumblebee fly? what is killing bees across the world and how can we stop it? The book is also a practical guide to adapting your outdoor space - no matter how small - to provide food and habitats for bees, with step-by-step projects for making bee homes and hotels, and a directory of the most bee-friendly plants to grow, with accompanying planting plans for pots and borders. And if you're looking to take a love of bees to the next level, the book also features a comprehensive beginner's guide to beekeeping with all the information and step-by-step techniques you'll need to set up and manage a hive and collect its honey - with an array of recipes for making the best use of hive products.
Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed. Western approaches often simplify traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery in Chinese plants, however, the majority of traditional Chinese medications use complex mixtures of plant extracts, rather than single purified drugs. The combination of different extracts is based on yin, yang and chi theories, which are often poorly understood in the West. Yin and yang are known to be the balance of agonists and antagonists, whereas chi derives from signalling processes in the body and regulates bodily functions. Traditional Chinese medical practitioners understand that yin, yang and chi constantly interact in the body to maintain health. Western medical practitioners understand how to use agonists and antagonists and how to modify signalling processes, but generally do not accept the use of complex plant extracts to perform these functions. Aimed at medical scientists, and including detailed explanations of the theories behind the science, this text may help researchers to understand Chinese medical practitioners and to communicate more effectively with them. It will also lead to greater acceptance of traditional medications in the West. Presenting a clear rationale for the use of traditional Chinese medications in Western medical facilities, it enables scientists to find new directions in experimental design and encourage examination of these useful, but often poorly understood, preparations in clinical trials.
Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer increasingly make use of mistletoe preparations. However, because mistletoe grows on many different trees, the properties of the plant vary according to the host tree. For the first time, this book presents an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe, and what kind of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering all aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The author then pulls the various characteristics together to provide a unique guide to which patients might benefit most from the different types of mistletoe. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer but also in prevention. The book includes specific case-studies as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.
With its practical and immensely readable introduction to the nature and self-help uses of a key acupoint for each week of the year, this book is a gateway to the mysterious world of Chinese medical thought. The author journeys through the seasons of the year, and the five elements that make up the Chinese universe, looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual associations of the most useful acupoints associated with each element. Exploring the deeper meaning of the name, function, and healing use of each acupoint, he shows how to use the acupoint in real life, and explains its practical benefits for the reader, which vary from sharpening a sense of smell, avoiding jetlag, curing a headache, to improving a good sense of humour. With descriptions and images that capture the spirit of each element,and photographs of the point locations, this book will be a delight to anyone interested in a different view of the body and its deeper health, as well as students and practitioners of Chinese medicine looking for poetic and imaginative understanding of the five elements, and the key acupoints of each.
Homeopathic medicine specialises in treating the unique individual that is YOU. By treating the whole person, mind and body, it is like having tailor made treatment specially designed for you, rather than something off the peg. Today quantum physics and nanotechnology can explain how homeopathy works and that it can be used to treat extremely serious conditions. There are also a number of recognisable biblical texts demonstrating its use. Homeopathic Science: The Christian and Quantum Connections explains all this clearly and shows that God thought it up first and refers to it in His Bible in a number of places.
This is a useful guide in understanding of colds in general with its pathology and consequences and an additional section on Epidemic Influenza or Grippe. The book is discussed under 3 main headings - cold catching, cold preventing and cold curing along with its prevention and homeopathic treatment.
Everything you ever wanted to know about homeopathic practice and repertorization. A never before book that bridges the gap between Theory and Practice. Learn the secrets of clinical interview. This book is not intended to be a textbook, but would be of great help to the students and the beginners in practice, in understanding what homeopathic practice is all about and getting oriented to it. This book discusses the implementational aspects of homeopathic practice. Through this book I have tried to demonstrate the application of homeopathic principles to practice. The chapter on homeopathic physician will make the reader, especially fresh homeopathic graduate, aware of the attitude and the type of clinical training necessary for scientific homeopathic practice and the qualities that need to be cultivated if he wishes to be a successful (Hahnemannian) homeopath. It will also introduce him to various means of acquiring clinical knowledge. How to conduct case taking? This is a frequently asked question. Therefore, chapter on case taking deals with practical aspect of case taking, and is full of practical tips and hints. Case processing is another important part of homeopathic practice and I have tried to simplify the complexities involved in it. Clinical implications of the concept of totality have been focused upon in the chapter on totality. Choice of the right remedy is one of the most perplexing dilemmas, especially for a neophyte and hence it has been addressed in as clear terms as possible in the related chapter. The matter of Potency Selection has been dealt with scant attention in most of the homeopathic literature till now. As a result many students and beginners are in total dark with regards to various factors that need to be considered while selecting potency for any given case.
This is full-color laminated poster. On the front side, it contains a map of the reflex zones on the palm and the back of the right and left hands. At the back of this chart, some examples of common ailments that can be treated are given, as well as a detailed explanation of the massage methods and techniques.
This colour textbook is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment in paediatric acupuncture. Ill health related to modern lifestyles is discussed, as is the role of family dynamics in childhood disease. Rebecca Avern examines treatment of children from both a TCM and a Five Element perspective. Throughout, she highlights how diagnosis and treatment should be tailored depending on the age of the child. The book includes information on a wide variety of treatment methods, including needling and pediatric tui na. The book covers all the conditions that children commonly present with in modern practice, including food allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teenage depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
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