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Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, tui na massage and diet therapy have been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and they are still the treatments of choice for millions of people throughout the East. Now, Westerners are becoming aware of the many benefits of these potent therapies and the popularity of Chinese medicine is spreading rapidly. Covering everything from the basic theory of Chinese medicine to how to find a practitioner, the book provides a definitive introductory guide to this ancient system. It includes explanations of each of the five therapies and their unique benefits as well as patients' first-hand experiences. With advice on choosing the right treatment, and comprehensive sections on useful addresses and further reading, the book provides everything readers need to know about Chinese medicine at an introductory level. A practical handbook that provides all of the essential information, this book is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to find out more about Chinese medicine, whether as a treatment option or for general interest.
Dr Harbakhash Singh Sandhar offers the textbook of physiology for students looking for a book providing in short a review of all the topics of human physiology in simple, easy to understand language for effective grasp of the subject. Provides a much awaited relief for the undergraduate students amidst the bulky, voluminous textbook on the subject.
This title is a concise guide to using the ancient Indian system of holistic healing, shown in over 140 photographs. Learn to be 'at one' with the natural rhythm of your body and live in harmony with the environment and seasons following the ancient Ayurvedic teachings. Identify your dosha type - Vata, Pitta or Kapha - and choose the correct diet and lifestyle for your dosha. Incorporate beneficial foods and exercise into your routine, and use yoga and meditation to improve your health, happiness and longevity. It deals with step-by-step yoga, massage and meditation routines. Originating in India and increasingly popular as a holistic system of healthcare in the Western world, Ayurveda gives clear instructions on how we can achieve physical and spiritual wellbeing. Through the discovery of our constitutional type, known as our dosha, Avurveda shows how we can prevent and treat disease by paying attention to diet and lifestyle. This book helps the reader to identify their dosha type, and provides information on how to strengthen and heal the body. It contains dietary guidance and tips for optimum living, as well as useful advice on treating common ailments, such as headaches and insomnia, with Ayurveda.
While Chinese acupuncture and herbalism enjoy widespread popularity in the West, traditional Chinese exercise techniques - with the exception of qi gong - have rarely been taught outside China. This book is designed to change that.
Dr Silvia Hartmann defines what it means to be a true genius and proposes that this is a basic human right, rather than an accident of birth. In this paradigm shifting work, which is the result of nearly five decades of research and testing, The Genius Symbols are introduced. These are 23 unique symbols which form an alphabet for conscious communication with the energy mind, allowing the user to ask questions directly, receive answers, and refine these answers further to produce a breakthrough innovation, inspiration and invention that will manifest correctly in reality. The Genius Symbols (2nd Edition) has been totally revised for 2011. Having received feedback from thousands of people world-wide, Hartmann has improved and refined the book making the technique more powerful for advanced students whilst also making the process easier for beginners.
Reveals the underlying cause, stage and progression of a disease. This book reflects the quality of Prana, blood, bodily fluids, and essence and examines the expression of the Five Elements in each organ. It includes ancient and modern healing practices, based on the Healing Tastes, Herbal Therapies and Dietary Protocols.
This exciting new edition of "Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture" gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment - especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today.
The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.
Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment.
Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory.
Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects.
This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design.
Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco:
..".the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"
Herbs that can be used to affect the mental state of the consumer, as well as for their healing properties, have been a part of cultures and sub-cultures all around the world ever since our early ancestors first started experimenting to find out what various plants could be used for. Author Steve Andrews takes the view that the best herbs for use by shamans are those plant teachers that grow locally. This book is unique because it focuses only on those species that can be found growing within the northern countries of the world. Best-selling author Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice, described Herbs of the Northern Shaman as EXCELLENT! That was for the original version of this book when it was first published with black and white illustrations and photographs. Now, Herbs of the Northern Shaman has been updated to include additional species of herb and fungus, as well as a whole new collection of stunning colour photos by Katrinia Rindsberg. Besides well-known psychoactive herbs such as Cannabis, Morning Glory and Datura, other plants that have been said to have mind-altering properties are also described, plants such as the Meadow Buttercup, the Lime Tree and the Rhododendron.
Maintain the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through your body and promote longevity with Daoist Meridian Yoga. This definitive guide provides everything you need to develop your practice. It includes illustrated and detailed instruction on the 24 exercises that work by stretching, extending and toning specific muscle groups associated with the twelve main meridians. The book also explains how to spot signs of imbalance that manifest as physical ailments, describes the specific channels and internal branches, and provides meridian charts of the main muscle groups. Drawing on the traditions of Dao Yin, Qigong and Chinese medicine, Daoist Meridian Yoga is an ancient system that will help to transform your health and balance your energy. This book will be an invaluable resource for Qigong practitioners, and for health practitioners wishing to prescribe Qigong exercises to ameliorate specific health conditions.
An educational system of neuromuscular re-education known for its
gentle approach, the Feldenkrais Method has been shown to
dramatically improve individual functioning by increasing
self-awareness and facilitating new patterns of thinking, moving,
and feeling. Intended for those who need to improve their movement
repertoire for professional reasons--dancers, musicians, martial
artists, gymnasts, and athletes--as well as those wishing to reduce
pain or limitations in movement, Feldenkrais is based on the idea
that learning to move better can improve anyone's overall health on
Since its beginnings in Australia in the 1890s, the Alexander Technique has become renowned as a powerful and effective antidote to the stresses and strains that modern life places upon our bodies. This introductory guide presents readers with a definitive overview of the Alexander technique which teaches us how to co-ordinate mind and body effectively so that our thinking is clarified and our movements become naturally lighter. Encompassing everything from teaching lineages to how the method works to how to find a practitioner, the book provides all the key information on the topic. It also includes a chapter on how to practise the technique at home as well as a useful resources section. Written in an engaging style and full of illustrations and photographs that demonstrate the technique, this book will be of interest to anyone considering options for treatment, as well as anyone wanting to know more about the Alexander Technique.
'As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures', I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have.' -- Julia Graves During the Middle Ages, communicating with nature was called the 'doctrine of signatures', and it was an important part of the work of traditional healers and herbalists. The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.
240 remedies have been covered. Materia Medica in a concise, simple, easily fathomable and practicable form. The generalities are highlighted. Summary-style schema.
This book attempts to bridge the considerable gaps that exist between spiritual philosophies and evidence-based medicine and between the psychotherapeutic models of the East and the West. Based on the insights of both the ancient wisdom and modern medicine, this book presents Yogic science not just as a set of physical exercises or religious rituals but as theories about the mind that have bio-psycho-social implications in relation to health and illness. Drawing on his years of monastic training and his extensive experiential, clinical and research knowledge on the utility of Yoga meditation in standardized and evidence-based medicine protocols, the author describes symptom-specific clinical applications of Yogic/meditative techniques using standardized protocols for the various psychiatric and psychosomatic conditions. In addition, he explains the value of these techniques in reducing stress and improving quality of life in healthy populations. Dr. Pradhan names the proposed integrative model of psychotherapy Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Y-MBCT). Unlike other models, Y-MBCT uses Yoga in its entirety (all eight limbs, including meditation) rather than piecemeal. The standardized and evidence-based format of Yoga meditation described in this book will help all aspiring Yoga practitioners and will hopefully also provide the impetus for multicenter research studies on the value of this ancient wisdom.
This text is appropriate for those practitioners already using this technique and for those who have yet to discover it. "Precision Reflexology" holds the same rationale as other forms of reflexology. It focuses on stimulating 'reflex points' on the feet to maintain good health. Precision work connects to a person energetically, responds to the needs of each individual and aims to maintain natural balance. It does not rely on physical pressure but, at the same time, it can be powerful and effective. It can be taught in its own right or it can be adapted to enhance other forms of reflexology in post-graduate training. It provides an added dimension to a treatment and reflects an Eastern approach to healthcare. This book offers a step-by-step guide, with illustrations and charts for its application.
Herbal medicine has been used for centuries, and in this thoughtful and inspiring guide, Rebecca Sullivan shares a combination of traditional wisdom and modern ideas for anyone who wants to improve their health with herbs. The Treatment section includes Ginger and Pepperment Travel Sickness Pastilles and Herby Chest Rub, while the Drinks & Tonics chapter offers Sage and Lavender Kefir and Tarragon Tincture. There is also a selection of foods using herbs for health, including Herby Ice Lollies and Lemon Balm Bliss Balls. The book is also full of Rebecca's brilliant tips and advice - from soaking your feet in cool black tea to fix smelly feet to making ginger-infused ice cubes to combat nausea. With a detailed herb glossary and plenty of information about essential oils, this is an essential volume for every would-be modern apothecary.
The Inner Heart of Reiki is the first Reiki book to look at the inner heart of the spiritual teachings of the system of Reiki. It will take practitioners and teachers to a whole new level of understanding about their practice and about the way they teach.
A book that goes right to the core of your abundance issues. A timeless jewel, full of insights for the Golden Age of Now. Abundance Through Reiki is a powerful, poetic evocation of true Self and Universal Life Force Energy. At the heart of the book are 42 steps from Core Self to Core Abundance, creating richness within and without. They are presented in detail in the form of two very different, finely tuned 21-day abundance plans, taking you on an exploration of some of your belief patterns, which keep you from experiencing all the things you need or desire in your life.
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