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This book is an industry reference guide for how and why yoga therapy can be used as an adjunct treatment in mental health. The first two chapters detail yoga's history as a mental health intervention and the underlying physiological mechanisms, while following chapters look in depth at different mental health conditions from both a yoga and clinical perspective exploring the use of yoga in therapeutic practice. Not only will the book serve as a reference, but also a bridge between yoga therapy and healthcare, helping to add to the process of growing integration.
Until recently, complementary medical knowledge has generally been treated as 'marginal' or 'heterodox' knowledge. However, the rise of complementary medicine within health-care systems has signalled the end of its marginal status. With this have come concerns about how knowledge is generated within complementary therapies; what kind of authority can be accorded to such knowledge; the nature of research agendas; what ideas and skills are central to training and how they are transmitted. This book examines these concerns in relation to a range of healing practices: acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, Chi Kung, herbalism and osteopathy. The contributors to bring sociological, anthropological and practitioner perspectives to the growing debate about the future of complementary medicine.
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
Discover how the various branches of Chinese medicine can be integrated into your life to ensure the best, holistic outcome to any health problem. Chinese Holistic Medicine in Your Daily Lifeteaches you how to improve your wellness each day through acupuncture, herbal medicine, physical therapies of tuina, taiji and qigong, and other effective methods. Presenting philosophical wisdom and practical self-care, this comprehensive guide first teaches Chinese medical theory, and then shows you how to apply the featured principles to treat illness and promote longevity.
With over 150 illustrations accompanying clear, thorough instructions, 'Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong' offers an accessible and effective path to health and healing.
Practicing Ayurveda doesn't need to be complicated - these simple strategies will help you get moving toward a healthier lifestyle perfectly suited to your needs. A comprehensive holistic health system, Ayurveda works to help you better understand your body and achieve your personal ideal balance with a series of exercises, activities, and natural remedies. From dietary suggestions that will help you care for your body to yoga postures and breathing exercises to keep you calm and mindful, each page offers simple strategies for improving your physical and mental health. With over 50 easy-to-follow exercises, Ayurveda Made Easy helps you find health, peace, and energy for a balanced life.
As spas become hugely popular, trendy and busy environments designed to ease the stress of the weary, the spa therapist is often at the sharp end of a predominantly service oriented industry. The therapist's role is an intimate one and they can often become prone to imbalances in the body, mind and spirit as a consequence of the demands and pressure of the work. The physical proximity to clients, which is the nature of hands on body work, can bring up intense imbalances for the therapist that they are often not aware of. Training is usually inadequate and does not address the finer points of the therapists role on a psycho-physiological level as well as what is appropriate protocol.This book covers the 5 important key areas of their work giving valuable guidance, exercises, advice and information on how to take care of the body, prepare the mind, protect and utilize the spirit, channel the breath and provides a resource of legal and corporate matters to support the spa therapist at all times. Relevant in any culture and detailed to address the different type of spas, this book is the must have aid to support hands on therapy.
This seated qigong sequence synthesizes the principles of its various founding schools and emphasises movements of the neck, shoulders, waist and legs. Often used as warm up or closing exercises, these powerful seated forms are based on exercises that have been practised over millenia in China. Suitable for experienced qigong practitioners as well as beginners, and for all ages and abilities, including people with mobility restrictions, this set of movements involves systematic exercises of the head, neck, shoulders, back, waist, arms, legs, chest and abdomen. Its graceful movements and smooth transitions are safe, reliable and easy to learn. The book provides step-by-step, fully-illustrated instruction on the exercises, together with detailed learning tips and information about the health benefits of each movement, and includes a brief account of the origins of the movements and guidance for practice. An accompanying DVD features a video demonstrating the form and additional information on its history and origins, and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them. This simple and accessible regime is perfect for anyone wishing to learn the potent traditional forms, and for teachers looking for effective exercises to teach both individually and in groups, including children, people with disabilities and older people.
Rapid relief for minor ailments Reflex zone massage can be a direct and effective aid for many small daily complaints, but you have to learn `the how' and `the where'. This handy reference book explains just how to find relief from headaches, colds and fear of flying, along with coping with long car journeys or lengthy days at your computer, all with just a few reflex zone massage strokes. You'll never want to be without your helpful companion!
Reflexology is a safe, gentle therapy that boosts the body's healing systems and helps combat stress. This comprehensive book contains everything you need to know about the subject, including zone maps of the hands and feet, techniques for working the reflex points, advice on how to prepare for a reflexology session and a step-by-step routine to treat the whole body. With a detailed directory providing instructions to relieve common ailments, from digestive problems to skin complaints, plus specialised treatments to suit children and the elderly, this is the only guide to reflexology you'll ever need.
The Placebo Effect is the most studied healing phenomenon known to mankind. The author has drawn on hundreds of these studies to provide an essential resource for all practitioners who work on a one to one basis with their clients. It presents a knowledge-based approach to augmenting clients' own healing systems and exmlains how to maximize the placebo response, 'turn on' an individual's inner healing system, even with challenging patients, and improve health outcomes within current methods of practice.
The correct balance of minerals and salts is vital for a healthy constitution. Schussler tissue salts have been used successfully in people for a long time and they are now available for horses too. This accessible book provides the necessary knowledge for using these popular minerals for horses, both as a treatment and prophylaxis. Named after German homeopathic practitioner Dr Heinrich Schussler, who pioneered their use in humans, these salts can help correct mineral imbalances to keep your horse healthy, or support it during recovery. It explains the history of the twelve Schussler tissue salts and their biochemistry. It includes advice on dosage and application. Provides reference to the treatment of common problems with Schussler tissue salts.
The stress and strain of modern-day living takes its toll on our mind and body. Lack of time and patience make us resort to methods which provide instant relief and often we forget that the answer to a problem is effective cure. Modern medicine has made many discoveries yet the side-effects of many of the wonder drugs cannot be ignored. This book, on medicinal plants and their healing powers, is a compilation of articles written for "Asian Age" by the author. The articles are interesting and informative and throw light on the little known facts about various herbs.What makes this book stand out amongst countless number of books on alternative medicine is that the healing properties of each medicinal plant has been explained in detail, and many of them are taken from ancient traditional books on medicine of the Indian as well as the Chinese culture. The readers are also made aware about the importance of the many treasured herbs and also the issue of patent regarding the same. A fountain of knowledge on medicinal plants, this book is a must for professional as well as personal collection.
Demonstrates how to take an active role in preventative health care-learning how to eat, exercise, and relax, and maintain the immune system, with updated information on low-carbohydrate diets, hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's, ADD, reflux disease, autism, diabetes, and other important topics. Reprint.
The Eight Extraordinary channels are amongst the most interesting and clinically important aspects of Chinese medicine and Qi Gong. This book introduces the theory behind the channels, explains their clinical applications, and explores their psycho-emotional and spiritual qualities. The author also describes how to cultivate the channels through Nei Dan Inner Meditation. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine or acupuncture, the key to creating effective individual treatment plans is having a wide understanding of channel theory, and a comprehensive knowledge of the pathways and the points on the channels. David Twicken provides treatment strategies, methods and case studies, offering a variety of approaches so as to give the reader a solid foundation from which to confidently create customized treatment plans for each patient. Offering a historical perspective as well as modern insights, this book will be essential reading for novice as well as experienced practitioners.
This book offers healing modalities for the body, mind and spirit
in an age in which our personal resources are so over-spent that we
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"Rosavin," or Rhodiola Rosea, is almost a candidate for the
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Immortality of the Chinese sages. How can a heretofore little-known
plant-substance do all these things? You will have to read the book
to find out how adaptogens really fills in the gaps in our physical
and energetic functioning. In our challenging world and time, we
need all the help we can get to cope with the stresses that come
our way every day. This book shows us that if you neglect to try
Rosavin, you may be missing a really important ally!
Highly commended by the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards for Medicine This completely updated second edition of Palpation Techniques is a beautifully illustrated guide with clear, step-by-step descriptions that teaches readers how to identify and then distinguish between various body structures. It includes more than 800 full-color photographs of models with detailed drawings of muscles, bones, and tendons sketched directly onto their skin, and complementary color illustrations showing the functional significance of each anatomic region. Key Features of the Second Edition: New palpation techniques for the shoulder New photos and illustrations for the hand, hip, and foot Additional study questions and updated references This revised edition will enable physical therapy and osteopathy practitioners and students to refine their knowledge of anatomy and thus optimize patient care.
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