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Mouse and her animal friends are rudely disrupted from the comfort of their homes by a big storm! Waking up away from home, together they must find their way back despite feeling scared and lost. Written in rhyme along with easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving simple hand reflexology to a child, this book will help parents soothe children, especially those who experience anxiety or have sensory regulation difficulties. Beautiful illustrations accompany the reflexology techniques which are easy to use to provide a calming experience to a child. No prior reflexology knowledge is required.
A major new translation of the Chinese classic Shang Han Lun by scholar and medical doctor Guohui Liu makes this foundational text fully accessible to English speaking clinicians for the first time. Extensive study and research underpins the translation; the author's understanding of both classical and modern Chinese enables him to interpret fully the ancient work within the theory of Chinese medicine. An extensive commentary explains the translation, the difficulties with the text, how it has been subsequently translated and expands on the theory laid out in the original text to reach an understanding that can be applied in the clinic for diagnosis and treatment. The value of this classic text lies primarily in its establishment of a basic framework for differentiation and treatment, but it also presents 112 formulas and 88 medicinal substances, which are commonly applied in clinical work for various conditions. In this edition, the 112 formulas are fully explained in the context of the clinical experiences of well-known ancient and modern doctors, and they are also laid out in two appendices, cross referenced to the text.
Troubleshooting the Mind is a way to understand how and where your mind holds mental blocks that limit your minds ability. You will learn about the basic principles of a phenomenon known as the Kelee. You will be taught about your conscious awareness, brain function and mind function, the surface of the mind, the lesser and the greater Kelee.
Does the art of medicine matter? Does it really help us become better doctors and improve results? Dr. Claudia Welch explores how the effectiveness of a physician extends far beyond the ability to prescribe correct treatments, and how mastering the art of doctoring can make the medicine more effective. Drawing on Eastern medical traditions and experience as well as on Western science, Dr. Welch examines how we know what we know, the mechanics of doctor-patient emotional contagion, and the degree to which a patient's sensory experience in a medical office affects their experience of treatments delivered. Dr. Welch also offers practical steps that doctors can take to cultivate more refined perceptive abilities and improve results. Dr. Welch's book will be essential reading for all health care practitioners interested in understanding the art of their practice and how it can enhance therapeutic outcomes, including doctors of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, as well as western medical professionals and other complementary health practitioners.
With a ton of recipes and helpful hints on perfume making, you'll discover how to make homemade perfumes, body sprays, aftershave colognes, floral waters and much more using pure essential oils. Rebecca shares with you insider secrets from the beauty industry on how to develop your very own signature fragrance. Topics include: History of Perfumery The Ancient Art of Extracting Oils & Making Perfumes Easy-to-Follow Steps on Perfume Making Perfumes for Holistic Healing & Well-Being Perfumes Kids Can Make Perfume For Your Dog How to Start Your Own Perfume Business
The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various chemical entities present in each of them. They have validated the folklore claims and used this knowledge to design cost-effective and reliable sources of medicine.
The first book to exclusively examine the genus Phyllanthus, Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications begins with a systematic classification and identification manual for various plants in the genus, followed by the scientific evaluation of the species for modern medicinal use. This reference compiles cutting edge research from countries around the world, including the UK, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Spain, Cuba, and China. Topics covered include phylogenetic analysis of Phyllanthus, chemistry of the genus, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and chemo- protective effects, genotoxicity, clinical trials involving Phyllanthus, and various formulations containing different plants from the genus Phyllanthus.
Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications describes in detail the taxonomy, cultivation, and marketing, identification of geographic and genetic hot spots, chemistry, scientific evaluation, and clinical trials of various species of Phyllanthus. Written for researchers and educators in academia, industry, agriculture, and the interested general public, this book's up-to-date references make it a powerful resource providing first-hand information on Phyllanthus.
Practical exercises help you prepare for success in exams and in massage therapy practice! Corresponding to the chapters in Muscolino's Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials, this workbook includes review activities to help you learn and apply muscle, bone, and palpation knowledge. and Exercises cover muscle identification plus attachments, actions, stabilization functions, nerve innervation, palpation, and treatment considerations for each of those muscles. You'll also review and study bone identification, bony palpation, basic kinesiology terminology, the skeletal system, and muscle function. Exercises range in complexity from simple memory problems to more difficult critical thinking activities. Chapter-by-chapter, comprehensive review covers all of the content from the Know the Body textbook to ensure that you are prepared for exams and for practice. Photos of joint movements provide a better understanding of movement and range of motion, as compared to simple drawings. A wide range of fun, interesting review activities includes structure identification and labeling, coloring, matching, true/false, multiple choice, short answer, crossword puzzle, jumble, and mnemonic fill-in-the-blanks. High-level exercises help in developing critical thinking abilities and understanding how to apply muscle, bone, and palpation knowledge in the treatment room. Perforated pages make it easy to remove exercises from the workbook and hand in for grading. Answers are included at the end of the workbook, to help you pinpoint strengths and identify areas that need further study.
Make trips to the pharmacy a thing of the past! Did you know pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties? And peppermint can relieve a headache? Or that you can alleviate joint pain by massaging specific points on the wrist? From a mild headache to crippling arthritis, pain is part of our everyday experience. But you don't have to reach straight for the medication. This book is your indispensable guide to relieving pain the natural way, using a wide variety of methods including: Breathing and relaxation techniques Diet Yoga Massage Herbal poultices, balms, compresses, teas, and rubs And more! Featuring key insights into understanding pain and why we feel it, plus scientifically proven techniques that can help to make it go away, this essential handbook is your painkilling arsenal for combating a whole range of common ailments.
Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year. The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season. This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.
Expert herbalist Maria Noel Groves has advice for budding herb gardeners: grow just what your body needs! In Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies, Groves provides 23 specially tailored garden plans for addressing the most common health needs, along with simple recipes for using each group of herbs. For chronic stomach problems, marshmallow, plantain, rose, fennel, and calendula make the perfect medicine, with recipes for tummy tea and gut-healing broth. Whether the need is for headache relief, immune support, stress relief, or a daily tonic, readers will learn the three to six herbs that are most effective and how to plant, harvest, and care for each one. In all of Groves's plant suggestions, the emphasis is on safe, effective, easy-to-grow herbs that provide abundant harvests and can be planted in containers or garden beds.
Between massage and manipulation lie spine and joint articulation techniques. This beautifully illustrated and very practical book is one of the very first to focus on this highly effective therapeutic modality. It includes coverage of current scientific research and theories and a vast array of treatment techniques. The book focuses on the revision of the intricate osteology of each spinal and peripheral segment, advanced clinical screening, safe practice, the therapist's posture and stance, and techniques that have been illustrated and explained in detail in order to make the information as comprehensible and applicable as possible for the therapist.
Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists in the field, this text provides clinically-orientated information on osteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientific rationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures you need to know to perform safe and effective osteopathic procedures. * Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be used on horses. * Full of practical information, it demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. * Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructions demonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy. * Covers treatment both with and without sedation and general anaesthetic. This comprehensive text is written for students and practitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. It will also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinary practitioners who want to know more about the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
This comprehensive guide to Chinese cupping therapy details this traditional and effective treatment with extensive clinical examples, commenary, and detailed diagrams.Cupping therapy delivers healing effects by improving blood circulation, promoting smoother flow of qi through meridian points and dispelling cold and dampness in the body. It involves local suction on the skin through vacuum created by heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup. Because of its easy application and immediate effects, cupping therapy has been practiced in China since time immemorial and remains to this day as a form of traditional medicine for treating illnesses and enhancing health. With solid grounding in both theory and clinical practice, the author introduces the fundamental principles of cupping therapy and areas that require special attention, which are followed by techniques of cupping for targeted ailments. The book covers nine areas: internal medicine, surgery, ENT and ophthalmology, dermatology, andrology, gynecology, and pediatrics (with 73 common illnesses), as well as sub-health condition and health and complexion enhancement, with cupping options for various target skin areas. A Comprehensive Guide to Cupping Therapy contains: A therapy for healing, enhancing health and improving quality of life through the natural way of traditional Chinese medicine Techniques of cupping that can be quickly mastered to help yourself heal, with easy to follow illustrations Tips from a medical professional on having a better diet and life style to prevent illness and gain a healthy complexion.
In the third volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, the authors focus on a challenging dermatological condition - chronic urticaria. Chronic urticaria can have a significant impact on quality of life, and while medical management can be effective, many people experience frequent and unpredictable recurrence.This book unearths treatments used in classical Chinese medicine textbooks, many of which are inaccessible to non-Chinese speaking Chinese medicine practitioners. Oral and topical Chinese herbal medicines used in pre-modern China for urticaria are identified, some of which are still in use today. Evidence from clinical studies has been subject to rigorous evaluation, with analyses conducted using the internationally recognized Cochrane-GRADE approach. Chinese herbal medicine formulas and acupuncture therapies which offer the most potential for treatment of chronic urticaria are highlighted.This book provides an easy to use reference for clinicians who are interested in Chinese medicine management of chronic urticaria.The authors are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research.
World-renowned teacher, Louise L. Hay has helped to heal and inspire millions of people worldwide. She was diagnosed with cancer more than 20 years ago and used the methods she describes in Heal Your Body to cure herself. Louise L. Hay simply explains how our attitude to life and the language we use cause our ailments. Using her simple and practical techniques, you will be surprised to discover patterns in your own ailments that reveal a lot about yourself. Just look up your illness or health challenge, and then find the right affirmation to break the pattern. Use this book to get on the path to being healthy today
Since time immemorial Man has pursued the elusive elixir of life. The wisdom of ancient Chinese medicine declared immortality unattainable, but offered the elixir of longevity through lifestyle, diet, the judicious use of herbal tonics and the practice of subtle but powerful exercises of qigong and taijiquan.This concise volume explains in modern scientific language the principles of ancient Chinese methods of health and the practice of yangsheng or life cultivation. Natural holistic solutions to health issues and the intricacies of Chinese diagnosis and therapies are brilliantly exposed, complete with detailed descriptions of herbs, acupuncture and tuina.Discover appetizing recipes for soups, porridges and teas that give you that healthy glow and nourish your body and soul. Based on a series of popular lectures by the authors, this book opens a new chapter in your pursuit of a long and fulfilling life. It is also excellent preparation for more advanced studies in Chinese medicine.
Offers over 50 of the most useful essential oil recipes for tackling every mom's daily needs The primary concern for you, as a mother, is making sure your family is in good health and your home is a safe environment--a more difficult task than ever in an increasingly toxic world. Using the carefully crafted recipes and healing practices in this book, smart moms everywhere can take advantage of the incredible power of essential oils to overcome this vital dilemma. Packed with hundreds of practical, holistic solutions, this complete guide to essential oils covers the most fundamental applications, from creating non-toxic homemade cleaners to relieving common aches and pains. Included are recipes for everyday emergencies and on-the-go first aid, while other concoctions aim to enhance individual mood, sleep, and weight. The book also includes special blends for pet health, making sure that even Fido stays well. With detailed information on the benefits of every type of oil, tips for safe practice, and a comprehensive list of resources, Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils is an indispensable reference for moms looking to get the most from their oils.
This book provides a comprehensive but concise account of the commonly used herb in Chinese medicine, Schisandra chinensis ( ). Of the six chapters covering botanical properties to product development, special emphasis is placed on recent pharmacological studies on active ingredients such as schisandrin B and schisandrin, as well as the integrative approach adopted in product development. Readers will be enlightened by the updates on pharmacological activities, underlying action mechanisms of Schisandra lignans and novel approach in product development featured in the book. Hence, this work will be a useful resource for researchers in both academia and industry.
Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Phase theory as well as that of Zen. Beresford-Cooke explains the strands of theory in a way which makes their integration into practice clear and rational. She includes step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques, alongside case histories illustrating the application of theory to practice. The book features detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions, and these are shown together with salient underlying anatomy. The text is supported by full colour photographs as well as online videoclips showing techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians. There are also supplementary online resources such as exercises and activities, web links, appendices for each chapter, and instructor lesson plans, homework and testbank of questions. This fully revised third edition is essential reading for students and practitioners of shiatsu and massage therapy.
With text by a foremost Reiki Master-Tutor and an endorsement by Reiki Outreach International-the world's leading organization for the promotion of Reiki healing-this is simply the best guide on the topic. Expert author Tanmaya Honervogt addresses every facet of Usui Reiki, including the three Reiki degrees, symbols and mantras, and hand positions used to transfer the "Universal Life Energy." She supplies an introduction to Reiki's origins and development, explains how it works, and offers advice on finding the right Reiki course. Specialized sections focus on using Reiki for common ailments and healing the spirit, as well as setting up a professional practice and handling therapist/client issues. It's the essential source book for all students and practitioners.
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