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This is a handbook of 50 quick-fix tips to relieve symptoms such as congestion, coughs, sore throats, headaches and stuffiness. It describes how to make your own therapeutic drinks, gargles, syrups, lotions, balms, tinctures and tonics; all based on natural ingredients. It discusses the many vitamins, minerals, herbs and spices that help to build resistance and fight infection in the body. It offers ideas for healthy eating and tips on which foods are best avoided. You can choose from the recommended medicinal spices and learn about the best immunity-boosting foods. Every year many of us get at least one or two colds, and every winter, flu and similar viruses affect large numbers of the population. It is all too tempting to reach for over-the-counter drugs in order to ease symptoms such as headaches, stuffiness and sore throats. Give your body a break by trying some of the safe and natural tips provided here. This useful book is a handy, dip-into guide to treating the symptoms of a cold. Some of the remedies are simple and fun to try; they range from a restorative and revitalizing mustard foot bath, and a lavender and eucalyptus rub to ease congestion and aid sleep, to amethyst healing to realign your aura, and meditation and visualization to tap into the power of the mind to bring healing and wellbeing to the body.
Chronic pain is associated with a host of conditions for which traditional medicine has no cure. Increasingly, medical practitioners look to acupuncture to manage pain and other conditions - with over 1 million people in the UK and 2 million in Australia being helped every year. This readable, practical and comprehensive guide brings together all acupuncture treatments as well as the latest clinical medical research into their effectiveness. In addition, the author has included observations from his own practice. Easy-to-understand ratings make clear where acupuncture is most likely to work for you. For the first time, the effectiveness of acupuncture based on Western medical science (muscle knots) and traditional Chinese medicine (energy channels) are considered side by side. Some of the applications discussed apart from chronic pain: insomnia, stress, stopping smoking, losing weight, migraine, infertility, pregnancy conditions, menopause, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, irritative bladder, drug addiction.
Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions is now in its second edition and remains a unique collaboration between a team of experts in the fields of drug interactions, clinical herbal medicines, phytopharmacovigilance and regulation of herbal medicinal products. It provides an invaluable reference text for all healthcare professionals who require evidence-based information on the interactions of conventional medicines with herbal medicines, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions brings together available data on over 180 of the most commonly used herbal medicines, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals in highly structured, rigorously researched, and fully referenced monographs. Extensively updated for this second edition over 40 new monographs have been added for herbal medicines and dietary supplements, including Blue cohosh, Bergamot, Carnitine derivatives, Goat's rue, Hibiscus, Holy basil, Juniper, Kava and Squill. Substantial updates have been undertaken to the standing content, including revisions of the interactions of St John's wort, Milk thistle, Evening primrose oil, Ginkgo and many others. Key features include: Ease of use - structured format allows user to target key information at-a-glance. Clinically relevant - each monograph contains a concise summary on the available evidence and guidance on how the interaction can be managed. Ratings system - simple and intuitively understood, familiar to users of key drug interactions reference works. Worldwide appeal - as well as commonly used synonyms nomenclature includes approved pharmacopoeial names from Europe and the US. Indexing - full, comprehensive interactions indexing, with lead-ins from appropriate synonyms.
#1 New Release in Herbs, Spices & Condiments Much More Than Just a Pot Cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine Elevates Marijuana to a Fine Dining ExperienceChef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles-based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties AND, she is a world class marijuana chef. Cooking with marijuana. In her cookbook, chef and author Andrea Drummer guides home cooks through an adventure of the palette. Chef Drummer is a firm believer that the food always comes first. Cannabis Cuisine is about the art of marijuana as an ingredient. It's more than a cannabis cookbook. Like a fine wine, cannabis is meant to be paired according to its unique profile. With every dish, she looks to the textures, flavors and scents of the bud before masterfully pairing it with ingredients that transcend the dish. The culinary arts and science of responsible dosage are presented in a way that treats cannabis as one of the best ingredients in the world to cook with. Every item she prepares incorporates the flavor profile of the strain that she is using with what is being prepared, thus the cannabis is just as important as any other ingredient. Filled with recipes, but more than a marijuana cookbook. Cannabis Cuisine elevates marijuana to the highest levels of cuisine. Never before have recipes been presented like this. From the comforts of southern kitchens to the upscale stoves of Michelin star restaurants, each recipe is carefully crafted to elevate both the dish and the cook. In this book, you'll learn: The basics of pairing buds How to create unique butters and oils to incorporate in every meal Tips for elevating breakfast, lunch and dinner The secret of marijuana as a flavor powerhouse How to properly dose cannabis infused cuisine If you are a fan of cannabis books such as Edibles, The 420 Gourmet, Bong Appetit, or Kief Preston's Time-Tested Edibles Cookbook, you will love Andrea Drummer's Cannabis Cuisine.
This is the complete guide to both theory and practice of working with hydrosols. Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are produced at the same time as essential oils through steam distillation of plants. Some of them, such as rose water or the hydrosol of orange blossoms, have been known for centuries while others have only recently become available. Therapeutic use of hydrosols has become more and more popular over the last ten years in health care, cosmetics, spa treatments and many other areas of beauty and well-being. This book gives a complete overview of theory and practice, including detailed descriptions, testimonials, recipes for all kind of disorders. It includes information on how hydrosols can be used in babycare, cooking, and care for pets. It provides a clear vision of how you can easily introduce hydrosols in your daily life as well as using them for specific disorders.
Food is our most powerful medicine. This outstanding book introduces and teaches us how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of the healing that comes through food according to Chinese medicine. You'll be introduced to a new way of not only thinking about yourself but what you need to eat to achieve balance and ultimately improve your health. Ellen provides a keen and comprehensive understanding behind the basic principles of Chinese medicine so they can be easily applied to our day-to-day lives. She then takes these same concepts, expands on them and applies to the food we should be eating in order to maximize the tenets of Chinese dietary therapy. Eating well is essential to good health and Chinese medicine believes that food truly is medicine. In an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner, Ellen explains how and which combination of foods and flavours act upon the body to move qi (which is energy) and how they act on the body to warm or cool. Many of the modern day chronic health problems caused by lifestyle, genetics and stress can be helped by distinctive and long lasting changes in the way we eat. 150 enticing recipes organized by season help you easily put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice. You'll be able to put together meals that are appropriate for each season from breakfast to dinner and including beverages and desserts. All the recipes are super straightforward, easy to assemble and easily adapted to met your needs, desires and tastes. You'll soon be on your way to utilizing the principles you've learned and applying where they count most - in your kitchen.
Worried about a big meeting? Can't sleep? Low on energy? Discover the powerful herbs and flowers that can help you to live your best life. Learn which herbs and flowers will aid calm, happiness, boost energy and how you can work simple natural remedies into your daily routine. This is a down-to-earth, expert introduction to the life-changing powers of nature's potent remedies from forager, herbalist and wild plant medicine teacher Brigit Anna McNeill.
Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens.
The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors.
Features of "Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy" Include Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health
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.
The Fragrant Pharmacy opens the way to a whole world of fresh possibilities. It is a new approach to nature through one of its most powerful forms - those fragrant 'essential oils' drawn from flowers and grasses, trees and roots, leaves and fruit, that remain the great untapped resources of our planet.
The Fragrant Pharmacy shows how each essential oil can offer many diverse benefits. One of the most holistic of all systems of medicine, the oils can alleviate symptoms, prevent many illnesses and disorders and help in their healing process. But more than that, they can provide all of us - our families, our homes, even our pets - with the protections and pleasures we need…without the chemical pollution of our bodies or our envirnment.
This illuminating and imaginative book of aromatherapy is the household manual of the future. It is a treasury of information about precious life- and health-enhancing liquids that work in complex harmony with people and planet alike. Here is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of 'medicines out of the earth', those miracles of creation which revitalise and rejuvenate, enhance our emotions and help our work and play. It charts out for all of us a fragrant way to family health and home delights.
Your pet is alive because Life Energy flows through its body nourishing every single cell. The same Life Energy flows through our bodies. When a pet has an injury or illness its Life Energy is depleted because more is needed for healing. Lack of Life Energy can also make healing slow or unachievable. In this video Steve Murray shows you step by step how to send extra Life Energy to any pet (dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, reptiles etc.) to help heal any specific physical health issue they may have. Any person can learn Pet Energy Healing with Steve's guidance. The DVD includes: Complete step-by-step instructions on how to perform Pet Energy Healing; Guidelines for Pet Energy Healing for specific pet health issues; Photographs and illustrations for healing guidance; Long Distance Pet Energy Healing Instructions. Steve also explains: Universal Life Energy; Vertebrates and Invertebrates; Pet Chakras; A Chakra's Area of Influence; and, Minor Chakras and Meridians.
Perfect for individuals of all ages and fitness levels, the Functional Performance Training DVD is the key to restoring function and maintaining an active lifestyle. Through activity and sport-specific training, this DVD helps to train balance, agility, and power for your whole body. Functional training involves the same movements you use in your daily life. This DVD emphasizes movement patterns which are important for daily tasks and sport or recreational activities. In contrast to traditional strength training which isolates individual muscles, Dr. Liebenson guides you in functionally integrated patterns that you will use in pushing, pulling, lifting, or carrying activities. This DVD will help you gain a basic movement literacy in the fundamental A,B,Cs of agility, balance, and coordination. This product is priced for individual use. Please contact your sales rep from Institutional Pricing.
For the first time in print, shamanic techniques are introduced that healers and Reiki practitioners can draw on to tap into ancient healing wisdom. Shamanism and Reiki are, by themselves, powerful ways to heal. Together, their power multiplies, and healing methods become available that aren't accessible if they're used separately. The purpose of "Shamanic Reiki" is to introduce you to concepts in both and provide you with detailed proven methods to enhance your own healing practices, or to work on yourselves. "Shamanic Reiki" empowers the healer / Reiki practitioner to trust their instincts, recognizing that healing is an evolving and dynamic art; to facilitate change requires the healer to trust in spirit and work creatively with the universal life force energy. Now it's your turn to discover the combined power of Reiki and shamanism.
here are many reasons to limit or in some cases avoid the use of narcotics post-surgically. A history of addiction, allergies to narcotics or difficulty tolerating the many potential side effects are some of the major barriers to the use of narcotics. We need to create a change in culture where the medical profession doesn't over prescribe narcotic pain medication. Pain after surgery is real even if you have a history of addiction and must be treated. Turning Down the Pain provides the reader with a repertoire of tools that effectively combat pain following surgery.
Piper betle (betel vine) a pan-Asiatic, tropical plant, which can also grow under mild subtropical areas, is essentially grown for leaves which are chewed with array of additives besides slaked lime. The plant is cultivated widely in India and its surrounding areas. Phytochemistry of Piper betel landraces presents a brief on the distribution, historical and cultural aspects, and properties ascribed to this plant in the ancient texts. Phytochemical and pharmacological information has also been included to underscore the importance of this plant in the present time. A detailed account on metabolic profiling employing modern methods is included, such as real-time, direct analysis of the flight mass spectrometric method and chemometric analysis for characterization of the available biodiversity and signatures specific to gender and geographical location. It was also possible to identify the gender of unknown landraces, with the help of principal component analysis. Features: Elaborates on the chemical diversity within Piper betle. Piper betle leaves have mouth freshening antimicrobial compounds. Use of chemical signatures for the identification of different Piper betle landraces, their gender and geographical locations.
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FINALIST - Sports, 2016 Best Books Award This 3rd edition includes a new and easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in four to six large photographs with detailed instructions on how to perform the movements. Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly. DISCOVER THE MARTIAL ESSENCE OF TAICHI CHUAN Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing. If you know a tai chi form, you are going to discover the essence of your movements by becoming aware of their martial applications. If you are practicing tai chi pushing hands, you will greatly improve your skills with this understanding of martial applications. If you are ready, you are going to love the amazing tai chi fighting set. This fully choreographed set (requires a partner) will combine all your tai chi skills into one 5-minute routine. This book includes *Martial applications for the Yang-style long form*Martial applications for Yang-style tai chi pushing hands*The complete Yang-style tai chi fighting set For any style of tai chi chuan, this book will be important for practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding and advanced skills. *Learn how to analyze the forms and defense applications in your tai chi, gaining higher-level knowledge of your style.*Discover the martial applications of Yang-style. These insights will give you greater understanding of your own art.*Find inspiration. Dr. Yang's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style.
Describes the full pathway of the main channel and secondary branches.Describes the meaning of the Chinese names of the points. Provides a clear location of every acupuncture point along the channelsand vessels as welt as 65 clinically valuable extra points.Exhibits over 1,315 vivid anatomical cross-section illustrations to demon-strate the correct depth and direction of needle insertion. Provides a detailed explanation of the points' actions, special features andclinical indications.
This book explains how Ammonium salts are represented in the repertory yet are not frequently prescribed. It is a useful treatise exploring the therapeutic properties of the ammonium salts in a diverse range of diseases. It is a must read for every student and ardent practitioner of the healing art.
* A clear and practical guide to homeopathy, its history, uses and benefits * Learn how to use homeopathic medicine as a safe and effective treatment for minor ailments such as colds, fevers, eye infections, indigestion and hay fever This title also gives treatment advice for injuries such as sprains, strains, bruising, minor cuts and grazes and burns. It includes homeopathic remedies for emotional issues are also discussed, for example using ignatia for grief, pulsatilla for comfort, aconite for fright and valerian for insomnia. It offers guidelines for creating your own homeopathic first-aid kit. It comes with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips, the book is illustrated with 100 photographs. Many people who want to have greater control over their own health turn to natural therapies to treat themselves for minor ailments. Homeopathy, regarded as one of the safest, most effective ways of restoring the body's own natural defences and creating harmony from within, is concisely explained in this authoritative but accessible book. Homeopathy works on the body to relieve illness by treating the patient holistically and advice is given on diagnosing and treating everyday ailments at home - including infections, aches and pains and anxieties - for the whole family. There is also a clearly illustrated guide to 42 of the most commonly used remedies and their sources, from Allium cepa, used for hay fever and irritated nose and eyes, to Viburnum opulus, which alleviates severe cramping and muscle spasms. With its easy-to-follow format and essential information, this handbook is an invaluable source of self-help and reassurance for anyone wishing to explore this non-invasive form of medicine.
With In Focus Reiki, join Reiki Master Des Hynes as he teaches the basics of this popular healing system and taps into your inner healer to understand how Reiki can be used to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and physical pain in yourself and others. Included inside the back cover are seven beautifully illustrated guided meditation cards based on the five Reiki principles. Combined from the Japanese words Rei, meaning "God's wisdom, universal life, or higher power" and Ki, meaning "life force or energy," Reiki is the healing practice of balancing our "universal life energy" around our bodies. Founded in the early twentieth century by Japanese Buddhist monk Mikao Usui with the underlying belief that our bodies have the natural ability to heal, reiki transfers healing energy by using the placement of hands to blocked areas. This artfully designed guide covers the full breadth of Reiki topics, including: Shoden: The first degree of Reiki study Okuden: The second degree of Reiki study Self-healing and the 21-day cleanse How to conduct a healing session on others The five Reiki principles and further degrees Chakras and channels Angels and spirit guides in Reiki The In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner's guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book includes reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, that give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.
The Homesteader's Herbal Companion is a beautiful guide for the modern day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family's health and well-being, this book is the go-to resource for those wishing to live a more natural homesteading lifestyle. This book takes readers through the basics of herbalism, including the different types of herbs and their uses. It also breaks down how herbs are used in tinctures, salves, essential oils, and infused oils. You'll learn how to efficiently incorporate herbs into your lifestyle, creating your own herbal remedy cabinet for yourself and for your livestock as well. And through encouragement and evidence-based information, you'll be confident using herbs, cooking with herbs, and sharing your herbal products with your friends and family. With an array of beautiful photos and easy to read terminology, just about any homesteader, new or seasoned, can learn from The Homesteader's Herbal Companion, and finally feel comfortable incorporating the many wonderful qualities of herbs around their homes and homesteads.
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