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Translational Ayurveda is the implementation of translational medicine ideas taking into account Ayuraveda's unique health care principles and their application in patient care. This book addresses various domains of Ayurveda, discussing its fundamentals and clinical practice in terms of the various modalities available, and offering deep insights into what is actually described in the classical Ayurveda texts. It also explores the public health impacts of such classical thoughts from a completely new angle. In Ayurveda, there are huge gaps between knowledge and its practical application. The book identifies these gaps to provide a new perspective on Ayurvedic wisdom in light of contemporary scientific advances.
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!
This is a step-by-step guide to spiritual and physical well-being, shown in more than 300 stunning photographs. It includes self massage, baby massage, massage for sports and sensual massage. It features wonderful fragrances to revitalize or relax the body and to uplift the spirits. It shows how to alleviate common ailments. It shows how to improve poor posture using the Alexander technique to enhance health and well-being. Using the potent powers of essential oils in massage, baths and other treatments, this book illustrates how the scented essences of natural plant oils can be used to treat common ailments, lift the spirits, aid relaxation and promote physical and emotional well-being. A section on yoga introduces the disciplines of the Alexander technique, t'ai chi and stretches. This section illustrates accessible exercises for better posture, co-ordination and greater flexibility. While instruction on massage tones the body, stimulates the circulation and releases tension and discomfort. Discover the relaxing and restorative power of touch with easy-to-follow photographs to teach you massage techniques.
The role of intuition is seldom identified in acupuncture training as one of the keys to effective practice. John Hamwee here explores its paramount importance in diagnosis and treatment, showing how development of the intuitive sense, and its appropriate use in the treatment room, is vital to building the most effective individual practice. Through discussion of theory, clinical example, and the experiences of leading acupuncturists, the author shows how intuition, or the grasping of subliminal clues, can be developed, based on the practitioner's growing `storeroom' of clinical experience and why it is so useful for this to become a conscious and rigorously examined process. He discusses the process of testing intuition against objective observation of the patient, and how an intuitive leap can provide a shortcut across an innumerable series of diagnostic steps, and lead to diagnostic and treatment decisions that make complete sense of the observable phenomena. He suggests that learning to trust the intuitive faculty, while still fully interrogating conclusions, is the basis of better patient outcomes and significantly advanced practice. This thoughtful and engaging book will be one that acupuncturists will want to read and reread, and will speak to all therapists, counsellors, and health practitioners.
Did you know that Vanilla was formerly served as aphrodisiac by Cassanova and Madam Pompadour, and Elizabeth I loved its flavor? This is the first book that provides a complete worldwide coverage of orchids being employed as aphrodisiacs, medicine or charms and food. Opening with an in-depth historical account of orchids (orchis Greek testicle), the author describes how the Theory of Signatures influenced ancient herbalists to regard terrestrial orchid tubers as aphrodisiacs. Doctors and apothecaries promoted it during the Renaissance. Usage of orchids in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine; by Tibetan yogins and Amchi healers for longevity pills, tonics and aphrodisiacs; by Africans to prepare 'health promoting' chikanda or as survival food when lost in the Australian bush are some highlights of the book. Early settlers in America and the East Indies often relied on native remedies and employment of orchids for such needs is described. Also covered are the search for medicinal compounds by scientists, attempts to prove the orchid's efficacy by experiment and the worry of conservationists.
Designed for Pilates and yoga teachers, health and rehabilitation professionals, 'The Power and the Grace' demystifies functional movement and integrates the science of movement with the art of teaching it. It aims to help the holistically minded movement professional achieve rewarding results in neuromuscular function. From brain science to physics, fascia to emotion, this book distils a seemingly complex field into a practical and instantly usable approach that will resonate with movement teachers at all levels of experience. Find the color in your language; learn the difference between talking to the brain or to the mind; and discover how to communicate the intention and sense of a movement with ease! Contents Introduction Chapter 1 The movement kaleidoscope Chapter 2 Moving the brain Chapter 3 Dancing with Forces Chapter 4 Myofascial magic Chapter 5 Vibrant self carriage Chapter 6 Locks and keys Chapter 7 The living spine Chapter 8 Control through ease Chapter 9 Base notes Chapter 10 Ups and downs: mastering the vertical Chapter 11 A leg to stand on Chapter 12 Elegant, effective gait Chapter 13 A shoulder to lean on Chapter 14 Winning our wings Chapter 15 Speaking the brain's language Chapter 16 Reflections
For centuries people have relied on herbs and flowers for health and well-being. From country garden staples to re-emerging historical favourites, The Heritage Herbal uses ancient herbal wisdom to show how herbs and plants can benefit your daily lifestyle. What are the easiest and most beneficial ways to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your life? Which herbs grow well in small spaces or make aromatic table decorations? What are the best herbs and plants for hanging and drying? Each entry includes recipes to heal, nourish and style, including teas, wines, jams, bath oils, soups, lollipops, smoothies - and a love potion! From pot to plate, The Heritage Herbal explains all you need to know about cultivating, cooking and crafting with herbs and edible flowers.
The most comprehensive book on the system of Reiki ever published, this book will become an invaluable asset for Reiki novices, students and teachers alike. Bringing together every important piece of information that has been taught, discussed or written about Reiki since its development in the ealy 1900s, it includes information from sources such as living students of the Reiki masters, Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. With an introduction for beginners and a chronological history of Reiki that answers questions like 'where did the attunement process come from?' and 'Which hand positions are correct?' it explains and illustrates techniques from both Japan and the West. A comprehensive glossary and directory of all Reiki organisations make this the definitive manual for anyone with a particular interest in Reiki or a more general interest in alternative health.
More than thirty years ago, Richard Bandler set out to discover how some therapists managed to effect startling change with their clients, while others were arguing about theories as their face patients waited in vain for help. Now widely regarded as the world's greatest hypnotist, Richard Bandler observed and developed patterns which became the foundation of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), arguably one of the most profoundly effective approaches for self-development and change. Since coauthoring the internationally influential books, The Structure of Magic Volume 1, and Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, Bandler has traveled the world, honing his skills and helping people solve problems and achieve goals when other "experts" have been unable to help. Richard Bandler's Guide to TRANCE-formation, he returns to his roots: hypnotic phenomena, trancework, and altered states to provide a highly compelling prescription for personal change. According to Bandler, "trance" is at the very foundation of human experience. People are not simply in or out of trance, but are moving from one trance to another. They have their work trances, their relationship trances, their driving trances, and their parenting trances. Some of these states are useful and appropriate; others are not. With his signature wit and contrarian approach to therapy, Bandler shows how anyone can reset or reprogram problem behaviors to desired alternatives, with lasting and life-altering results. Peppered with case studies and more than thirty exercises, Richard Bandler's Guide to TRANCE-formation, is an intriguing, engaging, and often amusing, read for anyone, whether they are new to NLP, want to further their NLP training, or simply want to make a positive difference in their own lives.
This is a step-by-step practical guide to therapeutic healing with the hands and feet. You can learn how to relax, find harmony and well-being, and discover alternative ways to treat common ailments such as colds, stress, headaches and indigestion. It describes a complete healing session on the feet with photographs and informative text by a leading practitioner. You can enhance and relieve the whole mind-body system with easy-to-follow instructions and over 200 photographs. It includes a guide to all the key reflex zones and points on the feet, with remedies for anxiety, pain and travel fatigue. The ancient art of reflexology is based on the premise that our bodies are reflected in miniature in our feet and hands, and by massaging these specific 'reflex points' we can enhance our health and well-being. Reflexology can be done at home; it requires no specialized equipment, and it can be of benefit to young and old alike. This guide shows how to relax, tone, enhance and relieve the mind-body system.Foot and hand charts indicate the reflex zones and points, and there are step-by-step instructions for working the whole body system on the feet, concentrating on specific ailments such as stress, headaches, nausea, insomnia, travel sickness and jet lag, and how best to treat them. With clear step-by-step photographs and informative text by one of the leading practitioners, this book is the perfect introduction for all those concerned with improving their health naturally.
The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose.Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.
Here is the fourth edition of Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies, providing essential botanical information as well as folkloric background of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style. Unlike other herb books, this book gives you a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of the most important herbs for therapeutic purposes. This new edition features additional scientific data on herbs that will enable you to make wise, informed choices about the benefits and risks of herbs currently on the market.Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors assess herbs based on available scientific information and include the latest details on advocacy literature and the new regulatory environment. Each write-up includes descriptive information on the source of the plant, its traditional uses, and an evaluation of the relevant and current literature which helps support or disprove intended use of the plant. This new edition of Tyler's classic Honest Herbal provides you with all of the following features not found in any of the previous editions, such as: the voice and experience of medicinal plant specialist Steven Foster, one of the most respected authorities in herbal medicine research and information about cat's claw, celery, garcinia, grape seed, kava, pygeum, and wild yam what you need to know about the latest clinical trials on many best-selling herbs, including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginko, ginseng, St. John's wort, and saw palmetto hundreds of new, supporting references from scientific studies on herbs and other dietary supplements Containing candid evaluations and insight into the current and thriving herbal market, this guide also provides you with a complete summary chart that allows you to quickly access the risks and benefits of the herbs discussed. Tyler's Honest Herbal will help you distinguish fact from fiction in the world of herbal therapies and remedies and lead you to safe and effectiveness of these natural resources.
This illuminating book has the power to transform your health and change your life. We are living longer than ever before, but our prolonged lives have come at a price: a rise in chronic diseases like digestive disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. These diseases pose a challenge to conventional medicine, which controls symptoms but doesn't address the underlying cause. But there is a solution: naturopathy. Naturopathy, or natural medicine, focuses on uncovering the roots of health and resilience. In The Natural Prescription (first published as The Nature Cure in the US), Dr Michalsen shares the potential of nature he discovers every day with his patients. Thoughtfully written and filled with science and history, fascinating case studies and practical guidance, he walks us through the basic principles and scientific mechanisms of naturopathy and provides us with practical, easy-to-follow instructions on how to integrate naturopathic methods into our daily routine. 'Essential reading for anyone interested in living a long and healthy life.' - Dr. Qing Li, author of Forest Bathing 'This is a book that brings us toward a new approach to medicine, a book that is not to be missed.' - Valter Longo, PhD, author of The Longevity Diet 'This scientifically-based and accessible book will help to transform lives as it contains a multitude of actionable recommendations to reverse and prevent multiple diseases.' - Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and co-author of Anticancer Living
Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation's #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies. The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies and unveils new science on vitamins, supplements, and herbs. With an A-to-Z reference to illnesses, updates include: How omega-3 and exercise may help those suffering from Alzheimer's Current information on the latest drug therapies for treating AIDs What you need to know about H1N1 virus Nutritional information for combating prostate cancer Leading research on menopause and bio identical hormones And much, much more In the twenty years since the first edition was released, the natural health movement has gone mainstream, and the quest for optimal nutrition is no longer relegated to speciality stores. With more than 800 pages of comprehensive facts about all aspects of alternative ways to wellness, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition, unites the best of age-old remedies with twenty-first- century science.
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