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The thirty-eight Bach Flower Remedies are made from non-poisonous wild flowers and offer a simple means to establish inner harmony. This book is an essential dictionary listing the positive and negative qualities associated with each natural remedy. Whereas a person categorised by the positive aspect would have little need for the remedy in question, those who share the qualities listed under the negative aspect would benefit from taking it. There is also a separate section on the uses and health benefits of Rescue Remedy.
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.
I Send a Voice is the gripping, first person account of what happens inside a Native American Sweat Lodge. Evelyn Eaton writes of her resolve to become worthy of participating in a Sweat Lodge healing ritual. She undergoes tests and ordeals inside and outside of the Lodge following the spiritual path to learn the shamanic secrets, and eventually daring to ask for a healing Pipe of her own. This classic book remains one of the definitive accounts of the training and work of a Pipe-carrier and provides a unique insight into Native American culture and their sacred and esoteric rites. It will be essential reading for everyone with an interest in Native American culture, shamanic rituals or holistic healing.
This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range from the spread of gingko's popularity from East Asia to the West to the appeal of acupuncture for complementing in-vitro fertilisation regimens, from the modernisation of Chinese anatomy and forensic science to the evolving perceptions of the clinical efficacy of Chinese medicine. The individual essays cohere around the powerful theoretical-methodological approach, 'historical epistemology', which challenges the seemingly constant and timeless status of such rudimentary but pivotal dimensions of scientific process as knowledge, reason, argument, objectivity, evidence, fact, and truth. In studying the globalising role of medical objects, the contested premise of medical authority and legitimacy, and the syncretic transformations of metaphysical and ontological knowledge, contributors illuminate how the breadth of the historical study of Chinese medicine and its practices of knowledge-making in the modern period must be at once philosophical and transnational in scope. -- .
Take a tour of India in your kitchen with this simple and easy-to-follow Indian cookbook! Regional Indian Cooking celebrates the cooking styles and regional specialties of the five principal regions in India-North, South, East, West and Central-each with a distinctive geography, lifestyle and culture. In keeping with the Indian philosophy of balance and the ancient principles of Ayurveda, author Ajoy Joshi makes it easy for cooks of all abilities to prepare unusual and delicious Indian dishes using only the freshest ingredients and spices that promote health and well-being. Each of the 120 recipes is presented in simple steps with helpful suggestions for tasty meat or vegetarian menus serving up to eight. Authentic Indian recipes include: Spiced Spinach (North) Chicken Biriyani (South) Shrimp Balchao (West) Homestyle Meat Broth (Central) Mango and Pistachio Ice Cream (East) Each region's cuisine has highlights to offer the home cook, from mouthwatering marinated kebabs of the north to the hot and spicy curries of the South. Emphasis on different ingredients distinguishes the East, with its use of mustard oil and curry leaves, from the abundant seafood and coconut-rich dishes of the West. The journey ends with the subtle melting pot of Central cuisine, which blends the best of the surrounding regions with centuries of global influence, and comes closest to defining Indian food around the world.
A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies! The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes is an easy-to-follow introduction to the history of traditional Chinese phytomedicine. This useful guide clearly explains the basics of this unique medical system and describes in detail the therapeutic properties and use of medicinal herbs and herbal recipes. The book includes a bibliography, glossary, contact information for herbal dealers and Oriental medicine schools, and an indexed list of 300 commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs and 245 herbal recipes. In The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes, you will find the fundamentals, evolution, and development of the herbal formulas of the 4,000-year-old Oriental Materia Medica, also known as ben cao. The book contains 11 sections documenting the therapeutic applications, dosages, precautions, and modern research findings of 138 of the most popular medicinal herbs. In addition, this resource provides 101 of the most frequently prescribed master recipes by famous ancient physicians, including their origin, ingredients, actions, indications, and modern clinical uses. The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes offers an in-depth education on: tonic herbs herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood herbal tranquilizers herbal diaphoretics herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics herbal pain killers herbs which regulate digestion and elimination herbal diuretics herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants antitumor herbs The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes provides up-to-date information on the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as how to use Chinese medicinal herbs in conjunction with Western conventions. This comprehensive reference will benefit healthcare practitioners who want to include Oriental medicine in their practice, and anyone who is interested in Chinese herbs or patients for whom conventional medicine has offered no relief.
This clinical manual argues for using neurotherapy to enhance mental health and medical practice across settings and specialties. The text takes readers through the tools and methods of neurotherapy: the ClinicalQ for intake assessment, a stimulated EEG modality called braindriving, and neurofeedback protocols to retrain brain function. Case studies demonstrate neurotherapy as an efficient component in treating brain-related and mind/body conditions and symptoms, from ADHD, sleep disturbances, and depression to fibromyalgia and seizures. Its methods allow clinicians to find deviations in brain function that fall through the diagnostic cracks and choose therapeutic interventions best suited to clients based on reliable data. Included in the coverage: Treating the condition instead of the diagnosis. Case examples illustrating how to conduct the ClinicalQ, interpret results, and convey them to clients. Sample protocols of braindriving and neurofeedback. Using therapeutic harmonics to advance neurotherapy. Age-appropriate neurotherapy for children and seniors. Brainwave diagrams, data tables, client forms, and other helpful tools and visuals. Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice will interest psychologists, physicians, psychiatrists, chiropractors, and social workers. This stimulating presentation emphasizes the individuality of every client, and the abundant healing capacity of the brain.
The personal testimony of individuals engaged in healing practices
and the opposing voices of orthodox and alternative medicines are
the center of "Healing Powers." Focusing on medical norms and
practices and on competing philosophies of the mind, the body,
reality, and rationality across radically different "belief
systems," Fred Frohock clarifies the social and legal dilemmas
represented by "scientific medicine" and "alternative care."
"The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism" places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Recently there has been a revival of interest in western herbalism, but practitioners haven't been able to explore its benefits due to a void of information on the topic--the system of medicine the herbs fit into had all but disappeared. To remedy the situation, herbalist Matthew Wood has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for modern use. In resuscitating western herbal medicine and bringing it up to date, he gives his readers a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment. Wood makes the point that plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. He argues against the biomedical model of standardization, in which herbs are refined and advertised as if they were drugs suited to an exact disease or condition.
Essential oils possess hard-working properties that provide effective natural solutions to help with beauty care, housework, gardening, and - of course - our health. Better still, you don't even need a whole pharmacy cabinet full of them! Just six key oils will cover all your needs. This book presents the six oils you can't do without - tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole and damask rose - and reveals their multi-purpose powers. Discover effective remedies to alleviate common conditions from anxiety and insomnia to high blood pressure and arthritis, plus pamper treatments including massages, baths, lotions and face masks. There are also magic formulas and miracle solutions for keeping rooms clean and fragrant, banishing dog and cat fleas, ensuring your plants stay bug-free - and a whole host more!
Ideal as a textbook for decision making and a quick reference for managing common medical conditions in massage practice, this book explains important information about various medical conditions and how to adapt massage to each condition. The central tool of the book is the Decision Tree: a simple flowchart diagram that illustrates the interface of massage and disease. A Decision Tree is included for each of the 62 conditions discussed in the book, with massage considerations listed for numerous additional conditions in brief. Also unique to this text are questions therapists can ask clients during the interview process to help the therapist understand not just the medical condition, but how it presents in a particular client.
From a mild headache to crippling arthritis, pain is part of many people's everyday experience. But there is a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medicine. 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. 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? Featuring key insights into understanding pain and why we feel it, plus scientifically proven techniques that can help make it go away, this essential handbook is your painkilling arsenal for combating a whole range of common ailments.
Fully updated guide to the theory and practice of Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage Written by the world's leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder's techniques for manual lymph drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow. A concise text describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems is supplemented by full-color photographs and revelatory schematic drawings. The authors discuss indications and contraindications for the treatment techniques, based on the various types of swelling caused by lymphedema, as well as the ways in which Dr. Vodder's method affects different regions of the body. Key Features: The latest information on complete decongestive therapy (CDT), including coverage of compression therapy, taping, respiratory treatment, and other complementary methods More than 200 color photographs demonstrate the therapist's application of manual pressure and movement patterns Each chapter includes numerous practical tips and sufficient space for personal notes 56 review questions enable self-study Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for students, therapists, and practitioners of lymphology, manual medicine, or physical therapy. This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
This is a concise handbook providing a quick clinical reference on Chinese medicinal treatments for many diseases, based on traditional Chinese medicine theory and practice. Organized by different clinical conditions and diseases, it provides clinicians and healthcare professionals with definitions and recommended treatment methods, especially herbal medicine formulae. In addition to being a comprehensive quick reference source, this handbook also conveys a generalized understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Answer patients'questions about botanical supplements quickly and easily This informative book is a compendium of detailed scientific research on 34 of the most popular dietary supplements used in North America and Europe. Its coverage of pharmacological studies on the main medicinal plants used in clinical practice and sold in pharmacies in the Western world is more extensive than any other publication of monographic reviews available. The way Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. is organized (standardized topic formats are used in each monograph) makes it easy for you to locate relevant information quickly and to compare corresponding sections between different entries. This book is an invaluable tool for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals who need detailed, scientifically accurate information on appropriate use, safety, dosages, and similar issues related to botanical dietary supplements. Each entry in Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. covers botanical data (classification and nomenclature, common names, geographic occurrence, and botanical characteristics), plus: history and traditional uses chemistry therapeutic applications pre-clinical studies clinical studies recommended dosages safety profiles (including toxicology) side effects and contraindications drug interactions and special precautions safety recommendations during pregnancy and lactation This extensively referenced volume includes appendixes with information on the major provisions of DSHEA (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994) and on the criteria and procedures for assessing the quality of botanical products.
Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world's most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available.
Comprehensively revised and expanded with vital new content, the second edition of Medical Acupuncture continues to explore the realistic integration of acupuncture into conventional medicine. Advocating the Western medical acupuncture approach (WMA), this science-based compendium provides the trained practitioner with all the latest research on the effectiveness of WMA and its associated mechanisms, techniques, clinical practice and evidence. Medical Acupuncture demonstrates a variety of needling techniques and clinical applications within the context of WMA and its evolution from traditional Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside the principles of evidence-based medicine. Split into seven sections the book begins by establishing the roots of WMA in the Introduction and then progresses on to describe the mechanisms of action in Section 2, including peripheral components of stimulation and evidence from neuroimaging. Sections 3 and 4 cover clinical approaches (eg, superficial needling, electroacupuncture, safety of acupuncture) and techniques related to acupuncture (TENS, laser therapy). Section 5 takes a closer look at the difficulties faced by trials and reviews while Section 6 goes on to showcase 21 clinical uses of WMA, ranging from chronic pain, mental health, obstetrics and primary care to sports medicine, respiratory conditions and neurology. The final reference section contains dermatome/myotome maps, meridian/channel charts and standard international nomenclature. Comprehensive coverage of the scientific evidence and clinical application of acupuncture in medicine Balances the genuine benefits of acupuncture against unfounded claims Presents a wide range of treatable conditions from psychiatry and palliative care through to the pain clinic and veterinary medicine Clinical points boxes highlight key knowledge and learning Illustrated with over 130 drawings and photographs Content restructure and overhaul with contributions from over 40 world leading experts Individual chapters on the use of acupuncture for a wide range of medical conditions including gynaecology and infertility, cancer and palliative care, drug dependence, obesity, sports medicine, dentistry and veterinary practice Updated with the latest scientific evidence Expanded information on neuroanatomical and neurophysiological considerations in relation to the mechanisms of acupuncture
Attunement - a sacred process, initiation and/or meditation with a specific purpose and intent performed by a Spiritual Master. 'The Reiki Psychic Attunement' will help open and expand your natural psychic abilities. It also helps clear your mental, spiritual, physical and emotional bodies so your psychic gifts can surface and/or expand. In addition, the Attunement brings in high frequency healing energies. During the Attunement, universal and metaphysical laws are invoked, including the Hermetic Law of Similarity. Tibetan, Usui and Karuna Reiki[registered] are used along with distance healing symbols, which transcend time and space. No belief system or religion is required to experience the Attunement. The Attunement will last for life and can be taken many times for reinforcement. Included in DVD: Preparation and practice for the Attunement; 15-minute open eye Reiki Psychic Attunement on the Bell Rock Vortex, Sedona, Arizona. Performed by Reiki Master teacher, Steve Murray. You will also learn: What is Reiki; What is a Psychic Attunement; Why it works; How it works; What to expect during and after the Attunement; Why and how crystals and vortexes work.
Attunement - a sacred process, initiation and/or meditation with a specific purpose and intent performed by a Spiritual Master. 'The Reiki Healing Attunement' will help you heal emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues in your life. The Attunement brings in high frequency healing energies and helps clear any blockages you have on all levels. During the Attunement, universal and metaphysical laws are invoked, including the Hermetic Law of Similarity. Tibetan, Usui and Karuna Reiki[registered] are used along with distance healing symbols, which transcend time and space. No belief system or religion is required to experience the Attunement. The Attunement will last for life and can be taken many times for reinforcement or when a new issue needs to be healed. Included in DVD: Preparation and practice for the Attunement; 15-minute open eye Reiki Healing Attunement on the Bell Rock Vortex, Sedona, Arizona. It is performed by Reiki Master teacher, Steve Murray. You will also learn: What is Reiki; What is a Healing Attunement; Why it works; How it works; What to expect during and after the Attunement; Why and how crystals and vortexes work; and, Life energy flow for health.
The ancient art of Chinese medicine is known throughout the world for its unique methods of diagnosis and treatment. To many, its image is that of an esoteric art.Essence of Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Topics ranging from theories, practical experience and traditional material to modern technology offer a good foundation for understanding TCM. Diagrams and illustrations enhancing understanding of the text. The practical aspect is made relevant and applicable; stories of famous physicians are put across in a lively manner. All these make this book an easy and informative read.This book illustrates, in an easy-to-understand format, its fundamental concepts and history:
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