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From an internationally known expert in the teaching and practice of Fukushin, this is a unique book defining the therapeutic and diagnostic significance of the abdomen in East Asian medicine. Nigel Dawes provides a comprehensive description of the practical application of abdominal palpation in clinical settings, as well as offering hands-on descriptions of the precise methodology of the abdominal exam with supporting visual aids. Focusing on specific clinical application in the field of Kampo (Sino-Japanese Herbal Medicine), it allows for the subtleties of the Fukushin method to be disseminated in order to complement Traditional Chinese Medicine training. Highly visual and practical, Fukushin is the perfect guide for both Japanese and Chinese medicine students and practitioners looking to develop their toolbox of skills in abdominal palpation.
Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe a number of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream (conventional, standard, or Western) medicine. They can include methods like herbs and dietary supplements, body movement, spiritual approaches, pills, extracts, creams and ointments. In this book, the authors present research from across the globe in the study of some practices, health benefits and controversies associated with alternative medicine. Topics include reflexology therapy as a form of manual pressure applied mostly to the feet; alternative therapies for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; alternative medicine combined with integrative medicine to treat chronically ill patients; and complementary medicine use in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and epilepsy.
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.
Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is one of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese medicine clinical practice. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Radix Bupleuri is acrid, cool and bitter and enters liver and gallbladder meridians. This book discusses the use of Chinese herbs, such as Chai Hu, and other different herbal medicines for diseases and illnesses such as atopic dermatitis, and for cutaneous wound healing. It discusses the essential components, clinical applications and health benefits of herbal medicine.
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.
This book is based on a revered collection, long ago considered lost, of three-hundred-year-old Tibetan thangkas: elaborate paintings that portray a philosophy of healing based on Buddhist beliefs, Ayurvedic practices and ancient shamanic traditions. Rendered by Tibet's foremost traditional artist, Romio Shrestha, using the age-old techniques of painting with rich materials such as gold and lapis lazuli, these breathtaking works reward the minutest contemplation. The Tibetan Art of Healing is also a practical guide to our search for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With insights into such 'contemporary' ailments as stress, allergies and heart disease, and chapters devoted to aspects of sexual alchemy, rejuvenation and Tantric yoga, this wide-ranging study is an unprecendented journey into health and transformation, an astonishing volume as timely and revolutionary as it is sumptuous and exuberant.
An authoritative and comprehensive account of the assessment and conservative management of temporomandibular disorders. Recent emphasis has been on 'evidence-based practice' at the expense of the clinical reality which should also take account of clinician expertise and patient preference. A sound research base is not always available. This text addresses the clinical reality of having to make decisions using other sources of knowledge in the absence of a comprehensive scientific rationale. It advocates clinical and evidence-informed practice - an approach which acknowledges the value of clinician experience and expertise as well as research findings. Compiled and edited by two highly regarded and experienced practitioners, researchers and authors who have already published many books and journal articles in the field. With contributions from a mix of 28 internationally-based clinicians and clinician-researchers allowing the text to highlight both current best evidence and clinicians' expertise and experience. Contributors include talented young clinicians as well as established experts in orthopaedic physiotherapy and world-level expert researchers.
This book starts with a general introduction to phytochemistry, followed by chapters on plant constituents, their origins and chemistry, but also discussing animal-, microorganism- and mineral-based drugs. Further chapters cover vitamins, food additives and excipients as well as xenobiotics and poisons. The book also explores the herbal approach to disease management and molecular pharmacognosy and introduces methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis of plant constituents. Phytochemicals are classified as primary (e.g. carbohydrates, lipids, amino acid derivations, etc.) or secondary (e.g. alkaloids, terpenes and terpenoids, phenolic compounds, glycosides, etc.) metabolites according to their metabolic route of origin, chemical structure and function. A wide variety of primary and secondary phytochemicals are present in medicinal plants, some of which are active phytomedicines and some of which are pharmaceutical excipients.
An informative book on diet, nutrition, and how to make simple medicines the humoral way. Prior to the adoption of chemicals and minerals to cure illnesses 'introduced' to the body, medical experts understood that controlling humoral balance is central to healthfulness. Curing problems that originate 'within' the body, and preventing them from occurring in the first place, these learned people knew, are two sides of the same coin. Thus, good health is maintained by eating the right foods at the right time, and improved by taking individually-tailored simple but effective humoral medicines. Become Your Own Doctor does four things: It describes the nature of humorism, the humoral body and medicine - discussing why for centuries it was so important in maintaining good health and preventing illnesses; it explains how to easily recognise bodily imbalances in order to make informed choices about lifestyle, dietary regimes and medicines; it discusses the humoral characteristics and medical attributes of a wide range of commonly available foods; and it explains how to simply make a range of medicines that can be used both to protect the household from contracting illnesses and to help cure existing ones.
Como trabajar con los centros de los chakras a fin de curar lesiones psiquicas no resueltas- Revela como las lesiones siquicas se quedan atrapadas en el cuerpo energetico.- Establece un vinculo entre cada etapa de desarrollo y cada uno de los chakras principales.- Presenta una guia detallada sobre la sanacion y eliminacion de tensiones contenidas en cada chakra.El sistema de los chakras identifica ocho centros en la anatomia psicologica de los seres humanos, cada uno de los cuales esta asociado con una parte distinta del cuerpo fisico o energetico. Susan J. Wright, que se dedica al chamanismo y la psicoterapia Gestalt, muestra que cada chakra esta tambien vinculado con una etapa distinta de desarrollo emocional y espiritual. Wright explica que los traumas de la vida experimentados en etapas particulares del desarrollo se quedan atrapados dentro del cuerpo energetico porque se aferran a su chakra correspondiente. Al identificar el chakra afectado y trabajar con el, es posible abrir una puerta a un mundo de imagenes transformativas, lo que permite sanar estas heridas psiquicas mediante potentes tecnicas chamanicas. La autora presenta ejercicios fisicos y meditaciones guiadas que ofrecen a quienes las practican una manera de unir y robustecer las partes fragmentadas de su cuerpo, y emprender asi el camino hacia el bienestar fisico, emocional y espiritual.
Besides the embedded Psychic Attunement, this CD is great background music to create the atmosphere for all Psychic activities and plays continuously for over 55 minutes without separate tracks to avoid interruption.
Technology is increasingly important in today's health care environmen t, both in its use and as a broader social and financial issue. This v olume provides an overview of technology and technology assessment for the chiropractic profession and discusses those diagnostic and therap eutic technologies used by chiropractors. Radiography and ultrasound a re both covered. In addition, a new, previously unpublished chapter wi ll address appropriateness in L-spine.
HEALTH THE BARK OF THE PAU D'ARCO TREE, a longtime folk medicine in South America, has in recent years brought hope to the millions of people worldwide who are turning to botanical medicines. Traditionally used to treat a wide range of ailments, pau d'arco is today one of the most widely used immunostimulants. Many have found it to be particularly valuable in managing allergies associated with the Candida yeast syndrome and in disorders involving a weakened immune system. As the most complete chronicle of the science and folklore of pau d'arco, this book will serve as an invaluable resource for herbalists, scientists, and anyone interested in medicines from the rain forests of South America. Kenneth Jones describes the different varieties of pau d'arco and their applications in South American folk medicine, as well as giving clear directions for the herb's preparation and dosage in the form of a tea and as an extract. Reviewing the wide-ranging scientific literature concerning pau d'arco, he also summarizes the results of the most up-to-date research on its medical benefits. Moreover, he points out the ecological dangers facing this and other valuable rain forest plants, stressing our need to ensure the sustainability of the tropical rain forests and the life giving herbs they contain. KENNETH JONES is a medical writer and consultant specializing in ethnobotany. He is also the author of Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom and Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times.
Traditional Chinese medicine has a long and complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible, and this book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners, both new and experienced, need to know. The book describes and explains all of the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including yin/yang, the five elements, the 'zang and fu' organs, Zang Xiang, Qi, and the meridians and collaterals of the body. Explaining not only the principles upon which these elements work, but also how they interrelate, the book describes how they can be used in practice to identify, treat and prevent ill-health and disease. This thorough and accessible textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial directorship of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is essential reading for students of traditional Chinese medicine, and is also a useful basic reference for TCM practitioners.
This new volume provides exhaustive knowledge on a wide range of natural products and holistic concepts that have provided promising in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Including the major natural therapies as well as traditional formulations, over 300 medicinal plants and 150 isolated compounds that are reported to have beneficial results in the treatment of the disease are explored in this comprehensive work. This book also acts as an important resource on various anti-inflammatory plants used to treat various inflammatory conditions of the disease.
This book traces the genesis, principles and practice of homeopathy, and discusses the reasons for its enduring popularity. Two hundred years ago, medicine had little to offer except blood letting and the administration of violent purgatives - practices which shortened the course of illness by hastening the death of the patient. Largely in reaction to what he correctly saw as the brutality and ineffectiveness of the medicine of his day, the eighteenth century German physician Samuel Hahnemann developed a system of therapeutics that he termed homeopathy. Ironically, while modern medicine has changed beyond recognition, homeopathy, with its roots in alchemy and metaphysics, continues to be practiced precisely as it was in Hahnemann's day. Readers of this book will enjoy the story of homeopathy and its almost magical attraction, whilst learning much from the authors' rational and scientific discussion of the biological, chemical and psychological questions that this treatment raises.
Qigong massage has been used in China for thousands of years as a means to achieve health and wellbeing, and to treat a wide variety of ailments. This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and accompanying downloadable video content demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents clear guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine successfully. The program is based around a core 15 minute massage that, when performed regularly, has been shown to greatly improve mood and behavior, sleeping patterns, and language and social skills. Also included is information on diet, advice on reading a child's body language during massage, and helpful progress checklists. Qigong massage is the ideal therapy for parents looking for an alternative way to strengthen the mind, body and sensory abilities of their young child with autism aged 6 and under. Previously published with a DVD, this material is now available online from www.jkp.com.
Drawing on ancient Chinese knowledge and tradition, this book teaches practitioners of acupuncture how to develop their internal energy and sensitivity to energy in order to improve their practice. Understanding and working with energy flow is essential to becoming a good acupuncturist and regular qigong practice helps the acupuncturist to direct energy flow within the patient more accurately and effectively. This book presents a complete training regime for Western acupuncturists and features qigong exercises dating back centuries. With images from the original manuscripts and the Chinese text alongside an English translation and commentary, Western readers are introduced to unique exercises and internal cultivation texts in a truly authentic way. This book provides essential internal training for acupuncture practitioners and students and will be of interest to a wide array of martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.
Whole Beauty: Essential Oils features easy recipes for powerful, nontoxic essential oils for daily home use and beauty regimens. Harness the power of essential oils through easy, nontoxic recipes for daily home use (dishwashing liquid and a bleach alternative), beauty (toners and essential oil perfumes), and more.
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller and a USA Today Bestseller Combine ancient Eastern and modern Western wisdom, mix in proven techniques from both a CEO and a legendary soul healer, and you get Soul Over Matter. Designed for readers at every level of economic experience, this book gives you a unique and powerful path to financial abundance. Adam Markel, bestselling author, attorney, and CEO of New Peaks, North America's largest personal and business development company, shares inspiring life lessons and strategies to create abundance. World-renowned miracle soul healer, Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha reveals sacred and practical wisdom, including universal laws that everyone can apply to create abundance in every aspect of life: personal finances, business, relationships, and more. Destined to be the Think and Grow Rich of the 21st century, Soul Over Matter shares practical wisdom and easy-to-implement, proven techniques. In addition, Master Sha provides two new calligraphies that carry extraordinary power to remove blockages to achieving lasting abundance. With these simple techniques, you'll learn how to focus on your unique challenges and conquer them. Soul Over Matter is the first financial advice book to focus on the role of soul in creating abundance. Whereas other books have hinted at the importance of connecting to universal laws to create abundance, Soul Over Matter is the first book to deliver the techniques to do so.
Filled with breathtaking photographs and detailed information for using essential oils in your daily life, this fabulous calendar is perfect for anyone from absolute beginners to experts who want to stay in the know. Each month highlights a particular oil or plant and offers a plethora of information about it, including the common and botanical name, properties, applications, a recipe, and an inset photo. Llewellyn s 2021 Essential Oils Calendar also includes four pages of bonus material with safety warnings, dilution charts, patch testing, carrier oils, astrology, chakras, and more.
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