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Herbs are an important part of a life dedicated to wellness in mind, body, and spirit, and Llewellyn s Herbal Almanac is packed full of helpful tips and hands-on projects to help you reap the benefits of nature s most dynamic plants. Now features articles on kombucha, growing plants your cat can eat, vanilla and all its amazing uses, and herbal cakes, desserts, soaps, and much more. This dazzling collection of information includes innovative ideas for gardening, cooking, crafts, health, and beauty. Learn all about the practical uses of popular herbs like lemongrass, French tarragon, sumac, cayenne, and calendula. Discover an underappreciated tool for creating great compost, plans for a knot garden, and a wide variety of projects, techniques, and information for taking your appreciation for herbs to a whole new level.
A set of exciting and unusual Taiji Stick qigong exercises is presented in this accessible introduction. Embodying the concepts of taiji, the movements emphasise the harmony of yin and yang, man and nature. Appropriate for all levels of experience and for all age groups, this new set of easy-to-learn exercises distils the essence of traditional stick practice, guides body movements and the movement of the stick, and coordinates directed breathing and imagination. The book provides step-by-step, fully-illustrated instruction, and includes an account of the origins of the movements and guidance for practice. Also included are helpful learning tips for each movement, and details of the health benefits. Downloadable online content features a video demonstrating the form and additional information on its history and origins, and provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them. The book is an authoritative resource that will help students and practitioners of taiji, qigong, martial arts and Chinese medicine perfect and deepen their practice. It is also an excellent practical introduction for anyone with an interest in the ancient health and martial practices of China.
Ages 4 to 8 years.
Discover an innovative new curriculum for smarter, naturally rejuvenating daily habits through Ayurveda and yoga "This is the next frontier of Ayurveda." -Mark Hyman, MD, medical director at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine and 11-time New York Times bestselling author The habits you choose over time create your day-to-day thrive. What habits have you been choosing? Are they helping you-or holding you back? Evolving your habits doesn't have to be a struggle. In Body Thrive, wellness expert Cate Stillman guides you into 10 critical daily routines based on Ayurveda that will rejuvenate you by aligning your daily schedule with natural biorhythms. Rather than presenting a rigid checklist of scheduled tasks, Cate encourages easy and steady progress through small actions. Including access to dozens of downloadable worksheets to help you chart your progress through the habits, Body Thrive provides step-by-step instruction for developing aligned action in your daily routine. Here you will learn: The immediate advantages of lighter, earlier dinners * Why you should listen to your body clock and go to bed before 10 PM * How to set up a vibrant, energized day with an intentional morning routine * Coordinating your workout with the intelligence of the breath * The satisfaction and abundance of eating a locally sourced, plant-based diet * Techniques for invigorating self-massage * How to properly sit in contemplative silence * Healthy eating guidelines that will leave you feeling nourished and fulfilled * Methods for heeding and maintaining the wisdom of your senses * How to choose ease and spaciousness instead of stress and constriction "You only get one body," writes Cate. "What habits are you going to mold it with?" With Body Thrive, you'll discover how to catalyze more energy, improve your digestion, hone your fitness routine, cultivate peace of mind, and shift your own habits toward lifelong health and wellness.
Very little has been written on acupuncture and the Oriental medical view of health for the lay person in recent years. Even less has been written on the training requirements which vary enormously. This unique book clarifies this situation. It introduces the reader to the key concepts of healthy living, wellbeing, longevity, and their own inner kingdom. It draws upon the wisdom inherent in ancient Chinese philosophy whose universal principles were laid down in the Nei Jing, the oldest extant medical book in the world, written around 221 BCE. It brings alive and makes relevant this ancient understanding of the human being and the concept of health maintenance in the 21st century and is presented in a clear, easy to read and interesting format. It involves the individual in looking at their own health and lifestyle and offers advice as to how these might be optimised for life in the modern world. This book covers the historical background of oriental medicine, gives details of the 5 Element and Yin/Yang theories and brings to light its remarkable transition from one side of the world to the other. It explains how diagnosis, the consultation process, acupuncture and moxabustion work and offers extensive advice on preventive health.
The first of two volumes, this is a comprehensive clinical text on the principles behind the clinical use of essential oils. It builds an important foundation for essential oil therapy and includes profiles of the most important 30 essential oils used in practice. This detailed and practical database of clinical experience of essential oil therapeutics takes a truly holistic approach, focussing on the psychological, the physiological and the energetic or Chinese medical aspects. Skilfully blending the evidence of scientific research with that of clinical practice, the book builds a comprehensive therapeutic profile for each oil it presents to the reader. Based on the different administration methods used and the absorption pathways activated, it clearly differentiates the psychological, physiological and topical uses of these essential oils. An extensive Materia Medica section is included. Reliable clinical reference material is offered for all complementary therapists, including aromatherapists, medical herbalists, Chinese Medicine practitioners, energy medicine therapists and massage therapists.
Are you looking for renewed energy, relief from stress, improved sleep, and much more? It's time to start your Ayurveda wellness journey. Practised in India for millennia, Ayurveda means life-knowledge - it reveals the path to ultimate wellbeing by identifying your individual characteristics and patterns of health, and showing you how to bring balance to your life. Find out Ayurvedic body type (prakriti) through a simple self-assessment questionnaire, and learn how to adjust your diet to suit your body type using recipes and ingredient lists, stretch and energize your body through yoga, and focus and relax your mind with meditation and positive thinking exercises. You can also look up home therapies and remedies for a variety of common ailments. Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice of self-care yourself, through your yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, use Practical Ayurveda to apply its wisdom to your modern lifestyle.
Embrace holistic health and prepare natural health remedies for common ailments with essential oils, herbal remedies and pure foods. Neal's Yard Remedies: Complete Wellness delivers a head to toe guide to self-care for every part of your body. Targeted instructions allow you to tap into the restorative powers of herbs and plants and their therapeutic essential oils and use tried and tested, centuries' old herbal remedies to treat a raft of common ailments. As well as healing remedies, the book explores the key building blocks for optimizing health and wellbeing in each part of the body, pointing you to the top herbs, nutrients, and essential oils each area needs not only to stay well, but to reach the very peak of wellness - whether to boost circulation, enjoy glowing skin, balance gut flora, or maximize energy levels. Guidance is given on incorporating ingredients into everyday regimes, helping you to stay in tip-top health. Guided by the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies, follow step-by-step demonstrations on how to blend your own teas and tinctures; concoct all-natural-ingredient creams; create therapeutic aromatherapy oil blends; discover delicious recipes for sustainable wellness; and master a range of other practical techniques and tips for lifelong wellbeing. Make the most of nature's resources with Neal's Yard Remedies: Complete Wellness.
Herbs are the most hardworking of plants. They have been used for thousands of years to flavour and preserve food, treat ailments, ward off pests and diseases, freshen the air, and decorate and enhance our lives. Over the centuries, they have also become associated with fascinating myths and folklore. This practical directory provides information on how to grow, harvest and store herbs and how to make the best use of them in your daily life. You'll find recipes, homemade beauty products, safe herbal remedies and ways to make and use herbal cleaning products in the home. * An A-Z guide to growing, harvesting, storing and using more than 100 herbs. * More than 50 recipes for easy cooking. * Safe herbal treatments for common health conditions. * Save money with natural beauty products and herbal household cleaners. * More than 400 full-colour photographs.
Heavy menstrual periods may not be based entirely upon dysfunction of the uterus. In fact, the yin and yang of the kidneys may be closely involved, along with a disequilibrium of the uterus-kidney-heart axis. Therapies can therefore range from precise dosages of traditional medicines to lifestyle changes that will reduce stress on all the organs concerned rather than on one or two. Yi and Wang (both medicine, Guangzhou U. of Chinese Medicine) consolidate the wisdom of traditional medicine with the latest in research and also provide perspectives on integrative medicine with Western approaches in this comprehensive guide. They provide a range of Chinese medical etiologies and pathomechanisms, treatment, prognosis, preventative healthcare, clinical advice from renowned physicians, selected quotes from classic Chinese texts, clinical research and experimental studies for both dysfunctional uterine bleeding and amenorrhea, and also provide very helpful indices based on disease names, symptoms, and Chinese medicinal substances and formulas.
Enzymes--living substances that regulate health--work with certain minerals in our bodies to form an antioxidant system that fights corrosive free radicals. This fully updated second edition explains how to make the most of this amazing natural partnership to speed recovery from injury and lessen the effects of back pain, multiple sclerosis, viruses, and fatigue.
This title is a full-colour laminated poster. This clear and colourful chart presents the fascinating and little known field of Cranial Reflexology. Connections between the areas of the skull have been discovered and used in numerous therapeutic traditions and disciplines such as Ayurveda from India, Shiatsu from Japan, classical osteopathy, Chinese acupuncture, etc., These connections can be understood at different levels: through the interconnecting fascia, reflex chains, and various energy channels. Four drawings, front, back, top and side views of the head, allow the localisation of the reflex zones of the different body parts, organs, bones, glands, major nerves, etc., Getting familiar with the position, shape and sensitivity of these areas of the skull is useful for the diagnostic of many ailments. Massage, acupressure, osteopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and other methods can be used for therapy.
In this work, every aspect of diabetes has been explained in easy to understand language structure and function of pancreas, causes, signs and symptoms, when to consult your doctor, lab investigation, treatments, complications and prevention in addition to homeopathic treatments.
This book in a small size tries to acquaint the readers about various aspects which the homeopathic practitioner is supposed to keep in view.
Autism manifests in an incredible diversity of characteristics, including but by no means limited to communication issues, repetitive behaviour, and lack of eye contact. In this important book, two experienced physicians go behind the diagnostic labels and the consultation room to a holistic approach for autism. For each unique child, they ask how behaviour differs in different places or with different people, and why; they explore the influences of different types of food; and they ask what sensory needs lie behind particular behaviour. Their approach encompasses not only medical but, primarily, social, pedagogical and environmental considerations, and its from this starting point that they endeavour to build a community of support for a child. This approach challenges family members and professional caregivers to step out of their silos and work together in dynamic, therapeutic communities. Autism: Meet Me Who I Am tells the story of this journey of co-working, drawing inspiration from the children themselves.
The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field
This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners.
"A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine" presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints - all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more.
This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors.
It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease.
"A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine" contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies.
This book is beautifully designed and unlike any other book about Reiki. The freeform prose of Linda Rosenthal, coupled with Michele Preste's photographs of actual Reiki sessions evoke the feelings one might experience when they receive Reiki. As a meditative experience, this book takes the reader on an intimate journey of the Self. "The Essence of Healing" is a wonderful gift for anyone, whether they are new to Reiki or they have experienced Reiki many times.
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.
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.
Now including an all-new chapter on professional boundaries and the Internet, this fully updated 4th Edition of Nina McIntosh's The Educated Heart, by Laura Allen provides a conversational style, easy-to-understand explanations of complex psychological dynamics, and practical suggestions for handling everyday boundary situations. Packed with real-world examples, and compelling online videos, this practical, compassionate book explores common situations bodyworkers and massage therapists encounter on the job and provides compassionate support and up-to-date information to help readers establish the solid professional boundaries they need for career success and personal well-being. The Fourth Edition includes enhanced coverage of the dynamics of the client-practitioner relationship, including specific suggestions for what to say to clients in difficult situations, as well as integrated coverage of the many boundary and confidentiality issues related to social media. New Consider This ... features provide thoughtful suggestions for making career-affecting choices, as well as important issues to consider in day-to-day practice. Coverage of professional boundaries and the Internet now appears in an all-new chapter and is integrated throughout the book to help students understand the myriad boundary issues involved in the use of technology and social media. NewReal Experienceboxes , contributed by actual practitioners, discuss the problems and dilemmas they've confronted in their own practices. Whimsical drawings illustrate common scenarios, enhancing the friendliness of the text. Questions for Reflection help readers process and internalize key content. Key Terms are boldfaced in the text, defined in the margins, and gathered together in a back-of-the book glossary. Increased coverage of the boundary problems faced by those who work in spas, physicians', or chiropractors' offices or for massage therapy businesses highlight challenges specific to these settings. Online Client Video s , many new to this edition, depict common problematic situations in a compelling and memorable way.
The five elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - are fundamental to Chinese medicine and metaphysics, but it can be difficult to get beyond the purely intellectual level of understanding. This rich book gets to the heart of five element theory, and offers passionate reflections on the spirit of each element, and the practice of five element acupuncture. The author provides accessible accounts of each element, explaining what it looks like, how it presents in an individual's characteristics, how it can become unbalanced and how treatment might be approached to restore balance. With profiles of various well-known figures, including David Beckham and Elvis Presley, the author explores what it means to live in harmony as a unique being and how the five elements help shape and cultivate our body and soul. The book explains how Chinese physicians understand and diagnose their patients and offers invaluable insights into how to practise five element acupuncture effectively. A valuable and thoughtful addition to any library, this book will be of particular interest to acupuncturists, practitioners and students of complementary medicine as well as anyone contemplating Chinese medicine as a treatment option or interested more generally in human psychology.
New flowcharts have been added in this title. Chapter portions have been supplemented with additional matter. Important portions have been presented point-wise so that they can be easily remembered. Some more important questions have also been added.
Combining the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine with modern nutritional science, this book explores the concept of Yang Sheng, which means to nourish life by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms and universal laws, revealing the importance of nutrition within it and outlining how our modern lifestyle and environment challenges our ability to do that. A perfect guide for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine, the book explains modern diets and Chinese nutritional theory with a focus on prevention of illness and the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health during each stage of life. Lifestyle and nutritional advice for prevention and treatment of a range of illnesses and conditions is given for both adults and children.
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