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Aromatherapy is the fastest-growing segment of the body care industry, an effective and deeply pleasurable way to maintain well-being. Now, Kurt Schnaubelt, a chemist and longtime aromatherapy practitioner, provides scientific proof for the efficacy of essential oils, explained clearly and logically. Advanced Aromatherapy draws on the most recent research to demonstrate how essential oils work on the cells and microbes of the body. These chemical changes affect emotional states as well as physical ones. Advanced Aromatherapyexplains how to treat symptoms ranging from hay fever to stress disorders with predictable results. An essential textbook for aromatherapy practitioners.
The use of plants as therapeutic agents is as old as the practice of medicine itself. Botanical medicine is one of the main therapies employed by naturopathic doctors, and many women are now turning to natural remedies for treating and preventing health problems, either as an alternative or as a complement to conventional health care. This pursuit of optimum health care can often be confusing and overwhelming because of the wide range of information that is available. Dr. Gilbert provides clear information on herbal medicine treatments that meet the distinctive needs of women. There are 25 topics covered, from anemia and dysmenorrhea to pregnancy, menopause and endometriosis. A complete profile for more than 50 herbs is featured with the corresponding condition or ailment it treats along with an easy-to-follow protocol. Every herb can be found in a local pharmacy or health food store, and special instructions are included for the safety of each herb with potential adverse effects and drug interactions. The easy-to-understand format, combined with the most current research information available, make this an indispensable guide for women.
Born to Walk is designed to help movement therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and bodyworkers understand gait and its mechanics, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. It offers a concise model for understanding the complexity of movement while gaining a deeper insight into the physiology and mechanics of the walking process. This second and revised edition provides new research on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment approaches to enhance gait efficiency. Changes include: * Updated information and research on myofascial continuities * More clearly arranged according to planes of movement * New informative illustrations based on phases of gait with EMG readings * Clear listing of the 'Essential Events' The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits distinguishing us as humans, In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of walking's evolution by describing the complex mechanisms enabling us to be efficient in bipedal gait. His model uses the latest research in paleoanthropology, sports medicine and anatomy, coupled with a functional understanding of the human form, to demonstrate how the whole body collaborates as an interconnected unit in walking, Earls explores the efficiency which is part of our natural design, distilling the complex actions into a simple sequence of "essential events" that engage the myofascia and utilize its full potential. Born to Walk helps identify areas of the body that, if dysfunctional, may reduce efficiency of gait. With this knowledge we can help ourselves and our clients regain a flowing elasticity within gait.
This impressive book contains almost 200 recipes for herbal remedies that anyone can use, even if you ve never worked with herbs. Popular author Sandra Kynes shows you how herbal remedies can treat everything from the flu to kidney stones, and they can be made from ingredients commonly stocked in your kitchen. Herbal Remedies for Beginners is organized by what part of the body is affected, making it easy to find the remedy you need. You ll discover the equipment for making remedies and a wide variety of application methods from teas and oils to balms and gels. Whether you d like to make a basil and lemongrass salve to soothe insect bites or a ginger and turmeric syrup to alleviate motion sickness, this is the perfect guide to improving your health.
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.
The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose.Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.
Praise for this book: "A welcome addition... The] author makes her guidance easy to adopt with the aid of numerous photographs of cup placement...excellent." - The Lantern
For over 5,000 years, cupping has been used across the globe to treat a broad spectrum of health disorders. A safe, comfortable therapy, it requires only simple, inexpensive instruments to achieve highly effective results. This comprehensive guide features all the information practitioners need, including historical facts, step-by-step instructions for application, and treatment of specific health problems.
Highlights: Detailed theory of dry and wet cupping Practical instructions for 45 different disorders Illustrated by real-life photographs from the author's practice Compact, user-friendly format for easy reference
Each chapter of the practical section deals with a different area of the body and its disorders. Information is given on the complaint, the correct cupping application, supplementary and alternative therapies, as well as preventive treatment. Practice-oriented and highly detailed, this is an invaluable reference for experienced practitioners and an ideal learning tool for students.
Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. "Reiki" means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. "Reiki For Dummies" explains how you can harness this energy for yourself.
"Reiki For Dummies "is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to: Find and get the most from a Reiki treatmentUse Reiki to boost your physical and emotional healthLocate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner
"Reiki For Dummies" is amply illustrated and full of useful information on: Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols)Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others)Reiki for pets and animalsReiki for children and adultsReiki and surgery or medicinesReiki at birth or end-of-lifeReiki in the house, in the car, or at work
When you're ready to go further, "Reiki For Dummies" covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice.
"Reiki For Dummies" is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information.
Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).
This book on Gunpowder, which is accepted to be an all-round remedy for blood-poisoning in general and septic war wounds in particular, has been compiled by the author to serve the public interest by putting the facts about the remedy into separate practical shape and thus, making them accessible to all. The book is extremely reader friendly and it is written in a very lucid and comprehensible language and elaborated intelligently to make it useful for any lay or medical personal.
Cancer is explained as a process, the tumour as only the end product and this leads to alternative, life-style, nutrition, herbal and other means of prevention and recovery based on understanding, correcting and removing causative factors, reversing the process. Testing for and targeting the vulnerable aspects of the individual's cancer cells enables tumour destruction without toxins or harmful side effects.
The gold standard resource in the field, Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Patient-Centered Approach provides a practical overview of all aspects of spinal rehabilitation. The 3rd Edition has been completely revised, with new information and new videos to bring you up to date. Comprehensive and easy to read, this reference is invaluable for chiropractors and physical therapists, as well as spine surgeons, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with spine problems. The most current and significant spinal rehab information, made easy to understand with full-color charts, graphs, tables, illustrations, algorithms throughout. Written by spine experts from the areas of chiropractic, orthopaedics, and physical therapy. New information on assessment triage for spinal pain, psychosocial risk factors for chronic pain, conservative care, and the clinical audit process, plus new videos that demonstrate key therapies and procedures. Extensive references at the end of every chapter provide suggestions for further reading. Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.
In Indian healing philosophy, chakras are the seven energy centres running from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Each is a hub for the vital energy that flows through the body. If the energy at these centres becomes blocked, emotional and physical health can suffer. By retuning the chakras with meditation, you maintain balance, and reap rewards such as inner calm and an openness to new ideas. In Chakra Meditation an enlightening introduction reveals how chakras and energy pathways work. Each chapter focuses on one main chakra, offering a variety of meditations and visualisations to calm or stimulate that energy centre, as well as self-help tools, including yoga postures and healing foods, crystals and oils, to support it. Full of transforming practices, and illustrated with evocative artwork and instructive photography, this is the ultimate guide to balance and well-being.
Now in its fourth edition Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis continues to support the practitioner in acquiring and refining their skills on safely using high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques. This trusted and highly visual resource - now with 275 images and access to a website with 56 'technique' videos - advocates an approach that uses minimal leverage to achieve a cavitation in a safe, comfortable and effective manner. The new edition addresses the important issues surrounding patient consent and discusses safety issues in the broader context of relative risk. New sections include appropriate use of manipulation when treating radiculopathy and musculoskeletal conditions in pregnant women and children. It also further encourages the practitioner to reflect on how they are performing manipulative techniques and thus focus on improving their skills. Step-by-step coverage of 41 commonly used manipulation (HVLA) thrust techniques supported by 275 photographs/drawings and 56 videos Concise technique summaries provide an innovative review process A troubleshooting section in which difficulties with technique application can be addressed Comprehensive review of spinal kinematics and spinal positioning for manipulation techniques Examines evidence relating to cavitation and the clinical effectiveness of spinal manipulation Access to companion website - www.spinethoraxpelvis.com - containing: video bank of 56 videos (13 new) demonstrating HVLA thrust techniques from Part B of the book image bank of all 275 images from the book 2-colour throughout with over 30 new images Clinical history, presentation and examination for patients presenting with cervical artery dissection Addresses the important issues surrounding patient consent Additional research and guidelines that support the: use of HVLA thrust techniques use of spinal manipulation in the treatment of radiculopathy, pregnant women and children
Unlock the healing power of cannabis medicine and discover the cutting-edge science behind its remarkable impact on human health. Millions of people around the world are healing illnesses with cannabis. Nonetheless, many physicians remain reluctant to discuss cannabis medicine with their patients. And with so much conflicting misinformation from unreliable sources, finding out if cannabis could be an effective treatment for you or a loved one can feel nearly impossible. This book is the comprehensive resource for people who have not found relief from conventional medicines. Bonni Goldstein, MD, has helped thousands of patients suffering from chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions improve with cannabis. In this revelatory book, she explains the current state of scientific research on how cannabis interacts with human physiology to create homeostasis -- balance -- leading to good health. Many of the plant's compounds, including CBD, and their therapeutic effects are explained in detail. Readers will learn how to best navigate the multitude of available cannabis-based products, with detailed guidance on safety and usage, and how to customize a personalized cannabis regimen. And Dr. Goldstein presents 28 common conditions for which patients have found cannabis treatment to be effective, including cancer, insomnia and gastrointestinal disorders. As medical cannabis laws continue to evolve, it is more vital than ever for struggling patients to understand the benefits of this plant from an honest, medicine-based perspective. Educational, practical, and thorough, Cannabis Is Medicine empowers patients to make informed decisions about this natural medicine and improve the quality of their lives.
Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of over 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Although these practices are considered alternative medicine in the Western world, they are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia, accounting for an estimated 40% of all health care delivered in China. Topics discussed in this book include a comparison of Chinese views with Western perspectives on traditional Chinese Medicine and complementary alternative medicine; cinnabar and realgar in traditional Chinese Medicine; metabolomic analysis of herbal medicines; Chinese Herbal Medicine in health care; and acupuncture for patients with cerebral apoplexy.
Optimal Men's Health is a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide to everything men (and the women who care about them) need to know about health. Taking an integrative approach, Dr. Myles Spar shows you how to feel young and powerful at any age while minimizing the risk of disease; showing that prevention is just as important as treatment. This curated content gives the reader easy recommendations for what tests you should look for in order to know your risks for future health problems and what you can do, beyond taking medications, to prevent those problems from getting in your way or for treating any chronic conditions. Using science-based information, this book asks the reader, "What do you want your health for?" and then sets out to equip them with all that they needs to make sure their health will facilitate, and not hinder, the reader's life goals. Using real patient experience, Dr. Spar explains the usefulness of advanced testing; the usefulness of integrative medicine approaches such as mindfulness, an anti-inflammatory diet, how to optimize sleep, and the use of supplements for all of the conditions; and uses various complementary treatments and therapies that can be useful in preventing and treating diseases through acupuncture, yoga, exercise, and more. Dr. Spar provides you with lists of questions to ask your healthcare professional, sidebars of key information, checklists and action plans, lists of resources and suggested further reading for you to take your health journey into your own hands. Optimal Men's Health equips you to achieve your health goals, addressing every aspect of lifestyle, medicine, and alternative therapies. This is the perfect resource for anyone, man or woman, to live your best life.
Press Here! Reiki for Beginners offers a modern approach to the ancient, Japanese Buddhist healing practice. Easily accessible information and fun, contemporary illustrations make this the perfect introduction. Reiki is a non-invasive Japanese approach to natural health which reduces stress and promotes healing. Reiki is practiced by "laying on hands"; channeling the unseen "life force energy" that flows through the body and creates life. If your life force energy is low, you are more likely to be stressed, anxious, and ill. With these sophisticated techniques, you will begin to feel the life force energy flow through you more rapidly. Reiki is a full body treatment, and thus, supports the whole person's emotions, mind, body and spirit, and create feelings of peace and well being. The Press Here! series offers contemporary takes on traditional hands-on healing practices for a new generation of practitioners. These introductory guides feature easy-to-access organization, clear instructions, and beautiful illustrations of each technique. Other Press Here! topics include massage, reflexology, and acupressure.
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