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The Backyard Herbal Apothecary - Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs & Plants (Paperback): Devon Young The Backyard Herbal Apothecary - Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs & Plants (Paperback)
Devon Young
R386 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R78 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Author Devon Young - founder of the natural living blog Nitty Gritty Life - educates readers on how to make tried-and-true remedies using herbs that grow naturally in their backyards or neighbourhoods. Readers learn how to safely identify and forage for healing plants growing wild, or how to cultivate them easily in their yard (or even on a windowsill or balcony). Herbalism has gained popularity in recent years as more people turn to alternative and holistic health methods for natural healing - sans medications - with a hands-on approach. Those just starting out and experienced herbalists alike will enjoy learning about the healing properties of commonly found herbs such as burdock, comfrey, rosemary, dill, milk thistle, chickweed, dandelion and nettle. Each herb features a recipe that readers can make right away, such as Working Hands Salve, Antioxidant Facial Serum, Dandelion Digestive Bitters, Pleasant Dreams Incense and Gut Healer Tea. Readers become empowered to formulate their own home remedies safely and confidently to hone their practice. This book covers 50 herbs with 50 recipes and more than 100 photographs.

Energy Medicine - The Science of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Other Healing Methods (Paperback): Jill Blakeway Energy Medicine - The Science of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Other Healing Methods (Paperback)
Jill Blakeway 1
R340 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What is energy healing? And why does it work?

For thousands of years, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have used the body’s own energy ― which they call ‘qi’ ― to promote healing. Here, one of the world’s most sought-after acupuncturists sets out to understand the science behind this ancient practice.

Blakeway takes the reader on a journey from the Stanford and Princeton professors researching the physics of energy medicine, to a Qi Gong master from China who manifests healing herbs directly from her palm; and from the Harvard team studying the placebo effect, to a group of sceptical scientists who use hands-on healing to cure mammary cancer in mice. She also tells the story of how she discovered energy medicine and overcame her initial disbelief to become one of its leading practitioners.

From hard science to the spiritual and back again, Energy Medicine is a quest to find out why these alternative methods of healing are proving successful for thousands worldwide.

The Herbalist's Kitchen - Cooking and Healing with Herbs (Hardcover): Pat Crocker The Herbalist's Kitchen - Cooking and Healing with Herbs (Hardcover)
Pat Crocker
R509 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R172 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is your ultimate herb cookbook . . . and more! Along with 200 recipes, this comprehensive guide profiles 40 herbs with culinary, medicinal, and beauty-enhancing benefits. First and foremost, The Herbalist's Kitchen is a cookbook, with 200 fresh and delicious, health-supportive recipes including an Asiago, Apple, and Sage Tart Tatin; Rosemary-Roasted Vegetable Spaghetti; Thyme and Pear Cake; Lemon Glazed Scallops with Citrus Salsa; and Elderberry Chicken Tagine. But it goes beyond food, with information and preparations for 40 herbs--from angelica, bergamot, calendula, and chamomile to lavender, tarragon, thyme, and turmeric--that work not just in the kitchen, but also as tinctures, infusions, and essential oils. Winner of the 2018 Book Award from the International Herb Association!

Reiki - Level I, II and Master Manual (Paperback): Lisa Powers Reiki - Level I, II and Master Manual (Paperback)
Lisa Powers
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Diseases of the Liver & Pancreas & Ductless Glands with Their Homoeopathic Treatment (Paperback): A.L. Blackwood Diseases of the Liver & Pancreas & Ductless Glands with Their Homoeopathic Treatment (Paperback)
A.L. Blackwood
R72 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R21 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A small work covering the treatment of diseases of liver explained through the cases being cured in clinical practice, thus proving the importance of organopathy.

Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions (Hardcover): Sonja Benson, George Gafner Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions (Hardcover)
Sonja Benson, George Gafner
R557 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R80 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A separate chapter provides inductions appropriate for use with children.The Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions includes numerous clinical vignettes and addresses treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (including PTSD), chronic pain, adjustment disorders, and other problems commonly seen in the office setting. It teaches vital principles and concepts in hypnosis, such as hypnotic language, seeding, amnesia, ideomotor signaling, and Ericksonian utilization. Rich in metaphor and therapeutic stories, this book includes helpful notes for practice and the creation of individually tailored inductions. Without a good induction, there can be no good hypnotherapy. With this ready-to-use manual, therapists can build their confidence and creativity and ensure good hypnotic experiences for their clients.

Aromatherapeutic Blending - Essential Oils in Synergy (Paperback): Jennifer Peace Rhind Aromatherapeutic Blending - Essential Oils in Synergy (Paperback)
Jennifer Peace Rhind
R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Synergistic blending is at the very core of aromatherapy practice. This book explores the concept of synergy and the evidence for its presence and significance, and provides practical guidance on how to build aromatherapeutic blends effectively and safely based on research evidence. The author covers new and exciting developments in research into the use of essential oils, explores the merits and limitations of holistic, psychosensory and molecular approaches to blending and suggests effective ways of choosing the most suitable approach for individual clients. Evidence-based profiles of essential oils and absolutes are included and the comprehensive tables summarising their actions enable practitioners to identify easily potential contenders for synergistic blends. Throughout the book, the author encourages students and practitioners of all levels to reflect on their practice, appraising the intended outcomes of their blends and treatment plans, so that they can emerge more knowledgeable and insightful practitioners.

Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies (Paperback): Synthia Andrews, Bobbi Dempsey Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies (Paperback)
Synthia Andrews, Bobbi Dempsey 2
R338 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R97 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you

Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch

Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being.

Understand basic healing principles

Relieve your specific aches and pains

Boost your immune system

Address age-related ailments

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Outcome-Based Massage - Putting Evidence into Practice (Paperback, 3rd edition): Carla-Krystin Andrade Outcome-Based Massage - Putting Evidence into Practice (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Carla-Krystin Andrade
R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Outcome-Based MassageTM: Putting Evidence into Practice (3rd edition) goes beyond an update of the content of the second edition. In this book, Dr Andrade and a team of contributors who represent the fields of massage therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, education, psychology, medicine, and physiology take the student or practicing clinician to the next level of using Outcome-Based Massage TM in daily clinical practice. This edition enhances and builds upon the strengths of the first two editions as follows: * Fully updated chapters provide a comprehensive approach to assessment, treatment design, and treatment delivery * Streamlined presentation of theory and practice enhances the teaching and learning experience * Quick Treatment Guides provide a colorful, immediate reference for anatomy, pathophysiology, impairments, and wellness goals for 16 musculoskeletal conditions * New section on the scientific basis of soft-tissue examination provides students and practitioners with the very latest understanding of the emerging body of knowledge in this field * Review sections in each chapter provide Takeaways that summarize key concepts, critical thinking questions, and clinical cases that illustrate the practical application of the concepts discussed in the chapter * Precise, instructive photographs and videos give students and practitioners clear, direct guidance for using the techniques presented in this text

Elixers Of Life (Hardcover, Revised): CF Leyel Elixers Of Life (Hardcover, Revised)
CF Leyel
R3,785 Discovery Miles 37 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The desire to prolong life and improve its quality is as old as life itself, and many non-western cultures -- paricularly native Americans and the peoples of Asia and India -- have never lost their knowledge of and belief in the efficacy of herbs in achieving this aim. Many herbs are believed to rejuvenate the body and repair tissue waste; others are thought to provide essential nutritive supplements, to have aphrodesiac properties or to have a tonic effect which aids digestion. In this definitive volume, long out of print, Hilda Leyel explores the global history and use of 171 revitalizing herbs and vegetables -- from Agar-Agar to Yellow Wort -- grouped into three categories: nutritious herbs, bitter herbs, and tonic herbs. The book provides such information as botanical name, common name, names given to the plant in different cultures and times, natural habitat, part used, method of use, symbolism, specific action of the plant, and lore and history. The unique feature of the work is the inclusion of oriental herb lore and herbal wisdom from ancient sources, including Rome and Egypt. Food and medicine being identical in herbal wisdom, the recommendations for making herbal infusions are given, along with some simple recipes. Full of scholarly detail yet written for the layman, this work is both practical and inspirational, the best of its kind ever written, and includes thirteen specialist indexes. It should be read as a companion volume to "The Craft of the Herbalist" by E. A. Wallis Budge, to whom it is dedicated.

Nature's Weeds, Native Medicines - Native American Herbal Secrets (Paperback): Marie Anakee Miczak Nature's Weeds, Native Medicines - Native American Herbal Secrets (Paperback)
Marie Anakee Miczak
R212 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R13 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a unique insight to the secret healing herbs used by the first inhabitants of North America. More than Native American herbology, these time honored remedies represent the heritage of all Americans as it was previously known as frontier medicine. Discover for yourself what the ancient tribes of the United States used for health, nutrition & healing.

Superherbs - The best adaptogens to reduce stress and improve health, beauty and wellness (Paperback): Rachel Landon Superherbs - The best adaptogens to reduce stress and improve health, beauty and wellness (Paperback)
Rachel Landon 1
R331 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R67 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'This is the herbal guide book for modern life - with easy recipes, practical tips and pearls of wisdom - it's the perfect companion to help you use powerful herbs in a modern way.' Anabel Kindersley, co-founder of Neal's Yard Remedies Turmeric, matcha, bee pollen, ashwagandha, astragalus. Often called 'nature's miracles', superherbs, or adaptogens, help the body adapt to the stresses of life, whether emotional, environmental or immune related. We've all been informed about superfoods and the nutrients they pack, but superherbs do more than deliver vitamins and nutrition -- they help to improve overall health to bring the body back to equilibrium. Featuring twenty of the most easy-to-source and use adaptogens, Superherbs will teach you the history of these ancient herbs, how each can help us in mind, body, beauty and spirit, and ten ways that we can incorporate them into our lives including recipes, teas, tonics, and DIY beauty regimes. Superherbs will help you find the best ways to de-stress, relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation and so much more, all in a healthy, natural way.

Living Biotensegrity - Interplay of Tension and Compression in the Body (Paperback): Daniele-Claude Martin Living Biotensegrity - Interplay of Tension and Compression in the Body (Paperback)
Daniele-Claude Martin
R731 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R179 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a detailed look at the structural principles of biotensegrity and the relevance it may have for the architecture of living structures. The author, Daniele-Claude Martin, begins with fundamental thoughts on the integrative mechanics of the human body and progresses to a theoretical framework of biotensegrity that can be useful for both body therapists and movement practitioners. Readers will also find discussions of key concepts in biotensegrity that reflect the concrete application in a wide variety of fields. In this book: - Introduction to biotensegrity: observations - need - history - Exploring the principle: constructing models - discovering the essential aspects - implications of the tensegral approach - Applying the principle to living structures: the principle in nature - theoretical framework for bodywork - new perspective on anatomy and on movement These are the contributors to the book: - Liane Simmel: Dance and Biotensegrity - Michele Tarento: Osteo-eveil and biotensegrity - Nadine Quere: Biotensegrity and manual fascia therapy : the importance of the bone structure - Bernard Payrau: Reflections of a cardiologist inspired by the concept of Biotensegrity - Diane Drake Vincentz: Exploring the Biotensegral Response Potential With Special Needs Children and Adults - Advanced - Biomechanical Rehabilitation - Marc Nurnberger: Towards a tensegral grammar

Eat Feel Fresh - A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook (Hardcover): Sahara Rose Ketabi Eat Feel Fresh - A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook (Hardcover)
Sahara Rose Ketabi; Foreword by Deepak Chopra
R521 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R99 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle. The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Identify your Dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you'll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you'll focus on tastes--and you'll feel better than ever. Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your relationship with food and connect with your highest self. "Sahara Rose is a millennial thought-leader who is taking the torch of Ayurveda and burning it brightly. This is the second book of hers I have had the pleasure to introduce and an example of her dedication to modernizing Ayurveda so its wisdom can transcend time. Let it inspire you to make food choices that serve not only your body, but also your spirit." --Deepak Chopra, MD "Eat Feel Fresh provides a much-needed plant-based solution to Ayurvedic nutrition that the world has been waiting for." --Mark Hyman, MD New York Times best-selling author "Sahara Rose brings the perfect combination of intelligence and accessibility to her new book, Eat Feel Fresh. Her recipes are more than just food, they offer insight into healing and inspiration to live a healthier, fuller life." --Kino MacGregor, Ashtanga Yogi and author "Eat Feel Fresh provides a wealth of knowledge about the Ayurvedic way of cooking. This book is well organized, a treat to your eyes, and a sheer pleasure to read. Sahara Rose is a shining light who will inspire you towards a healthier and happier lifestyle." --Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Ayurvedic physician and author

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (Paperback, New Ed): Thomas Bartram Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (Paperback, New Ed)
Thomas Bartram 2
R365 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R60 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as tinctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.

The Cannabis Health Index - Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms... The Cannabis Health Index - Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases (Paperback)
Uwe Blesching
R507 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R145 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Aromatherapy - The Baby Book (Paperback): Mak Marion Delgaudio Aromatherapy - The Baby Book (Paperback)
Mak Marion Delgaudio
R94 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R19 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible (Hardcover): James A. Duke Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible (Hardcover)
James A. Duke
R2,104 Discovery Miles 21 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, James Duke 's comprehensive handbooks are the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks, Duke 's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible covers 150 herbs that scholars speculate, based on citations, were used in Biblical times.

How to Fix Back Pains Through Breathing Exercises (Paperback): Claude La Gamba How to Fix Back Pains Through Breathing Exercises (Paperback)
Claude La Gamba
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Spark in the Machine - How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine (Paperback): Daniel Keown The Spark in the Machine - How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine (Paperback)
Daniel Keown 1
R394 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.

Veterinary Homeopathy A Scientific Clinical Research (Paperback): B.P. Madrewar Veterinary Homeopathy A Scientific Clinical Research (Paperback)
B.P. Madrewar
R157 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R42 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exclusive work on veterinary diseases and their homeopathic treatment. This book is a result of clinical trials and research which proves effectiveness of homeopathic system of medicine on animals. This book will be very helpful for veterinary doctors and farm owners.

Easy Reflexology (Paperback): Pauline Wills Easy Reflexology (Paperback)
Pauline Wills
R135 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R21 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Reflexology is a holistic healing therapy that uses pressure and massage techniques to work on reflex points on the feet or hands. By releasing energy blockages, reflexology is able to relieve stress and tension and alleviate aches and pains, allowing the body to return to optimum health. This practical guide presents a complete reflexology treatment for the body in simple steps. Divided into sections according to body reflexes, the treatment program is easy to follow, with detailed captions and handy reference diagrams highlighting the reflex area or point being worked on in each step. The introductory section of the book explains how reflexology works and covers the different pressure-point and massage techniques used, so that readers can learn the principles before they begin treatment. There's also advice on the best way to give a treatment, plus a few preliminary exercises to alleviate any stiffness in the recipient's joints and aid the release of energy blocks.

Ayurvedic Herbs - A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine (Paperback): Virginia M. Tyler, M. S... Ayurvedic Herbs - A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine (Paperback)
Virginia M. Tyler, M. S Premila
R1,056 Discovery Miles 10 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A single-source reference on the most important and best-investigated Ayurvedic herbs This book examines the clinical information available on more than 60 Ayurvedic herbs to determine how their use in traditional Indian medicine is supported by modern scientific study. Plants are grouped according to body systems and each entry includes a description, information on the source plant, distribution and traditional use, active chemical constituents, relevant pharmacology, and details of clinical studies and safety findings. This unique book also includes a brief history of Ayurveda, examines the history of drug development and evaluation in ancient India, and identifies current trends resulting from scientific investigation. Worldwide interest in Ayurveda is growing quickly, especially in the United States, Europe, and Japan. But until now, information on Western-style clinical trials on Ayurveda herbs has been scattered and no single source for descriptions, comments, and references has existed. Ayurvedic Herbs presents the first critical validation of Ayurvedic medicine, extensively referenced for physicians and clinicians interested in alternative and adjunctive therapies. This unique book is essential for making informed choices on herb use, offering clinical trial data, results of pharmacological studies, and safety information. Ayurvedic Herbs examines: gastrointestinal agents hepatoprotective agents respiratory tract agents cardiovascular drugs urinary tract drugs antirheumatic agents skin and trauma care agents gynecological agents antidiabetic agents CNS agents rasayana drugs dental and ophthamological agents and much more Ayurvedic Herbs includes cross-references to chapters when a particular plant has more than one indication and watercolor illustrations of twelve major herbs.

Mantra (Paperback): Jan Baarle Mantra (Paperback)
Jan Baarle
R167 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R52 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since ancient times, the yogis of India know that not only the body is receptive to sound, but also that it is formed and sustained by vibratory frequencies (mantras). The simple mantras (from the Sanskrit 'manas' meaning 'thought' or 'conscience'; and 'tra', 'what protects') are phonemes, sound units, of the Sanskrit mantric alphabet. They are used at the highest levels of tantra and raja yoga and protect from the constant mental flow of thoughts, fears, apprehensions, illusions...Practised with assiduity, the intonation of mantras activates the psychic energies. This chart explains the use of the mantric alphabet and illustrates the zones of resonance for healing of the body and energetic dynamisation.

Solving the Brain Puzzle - A Complete Layperson's Guide to Achieving Brain Health (Paperback): Bill Code, Karen D Johnson... Solving the Brain Puzzle - A Complete Layperson's Guide to Achieving Brain Health (Paperback)
Bill Code, Karen D Johnson M D, Teri Jaklin Nd
R757 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R170 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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