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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients. Focusing on symptoms that commonly present in TCM practices, the book groups the lab tests by diseases or systems. Within each chapter are TCM case studies and perspectives, as well as multiple choice quizzes that test the reader's knowledge. Co-written by a doctor of Western medicine and an acupuncture physician, the book aims to familiarize TCM practitioners with the terminology and methodology of lab tests, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western schools of medicine and promoting an integrative approach to improve the overall care of the patient.
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.
For eons, humans have been locked in a shallow understanding of who we are as spirit beings. While our linear thinking may help us feel safe, it can also limit us from communicating on a deep soul level with our Creator. It is when we bypass human reasoning, if only for a brief moment, that we tap into a realm where we join with something so pure and wonderful that it defies logical explanation. It is these moments that allow us to know that our experiences in those dimensions are more real than our daily lives that greatly ignore the divine aspect of who we are. Light is the language of the soul, which allows us to communicate directly with Source without the interference of the mind, while activating codes to assist with healing and restoration on all levels. Discover the sacred artistic tools of light language for opening DNA strands required for bodily ascension. Learn how to move in sync with Spirit to bring restoration to all creation as you integrate aspects of your multidimensional soul for a unified expression of your highest self. This book includes stories from people who are discovering light language through writing, singing, dancing, signing, and artistic creativity. The author shares her unusual personal experiences to demonstrate how multidimensional aspects of the soul are being incorporated into a unified expression of wholeness. Light Language Emerging helps to bring understanding to a vast, new, and unusual subject: the language of light. When it spontaneously started happening to me many years ago, I had no exposure to it, no one to turn to and no immediate answers. A book like this is not only a catalyst for opening, but it becomes a life line for those having unique experiences as their telepathic communications begin to activate. With Yvonne's book, readers will come to understand their own multi-dimensional nature, their cosmic connection to their galactic family, and their ability to expand beyond limiting perceptions of self and life. Jamye Price, light language channel, healer and teacher
Very little has been written on acupuncture and the Oriental medical view of health for the lay person in recent years. Even less has been written on the training requirements which vary enormously. This unique book clarifies this situation. It introduces the reader to the key concepts of healthy living, wellbeing, longevity, and their own inner kingdom. It draws upon the wisdom inherent in ancient Chinese philosophy whose universal principles were laid down in the Nei Jing, the oldest extant medical book in the world, written around 221 BCE. It brings alive and makes relevant this ancient understanding of the human being and the concept of health maintenance in the 21st century and is presented in a clear, easy to read and interesting format. It involves the individual in looking at their own health and lifestyle and offers advice as to how these might be optimised for life in the modern world. This book covers the historical background of oriental medicine, gives details of the 5 Element and Yin/Yang theories and brings to light its remarkable transition from one side of the world to the other. It explains how diagnosis, the consultation process, acupuncture and moxabustion work and offers extensive advice on preventive health.
Drawing on ancient documents from China and Tibet, archaeological findings and cultural relics, this illustrated handbook presents authentic Qigong forms from the Warring States period right up the late Qing dynasty of the early twentieth century. Twenty-six sets of pictures relating to Qigong, Daoyin, diet and living habits are included, each set introduced with a brief overview of the origin, development, changes and practice modes of each method. Presented in chronological order, each chapter describes the source from which the exercises are derived, and then provides a description of the ancient form, its health and other benefits, uses, and how to do it, together with drawings of the original illustrations where these exist, or line drawings of the movements described where the original text was not illustrated. The forms are easy to learn, and easy to do, providing also a direct link to the authentic ancient forms. The selection focuses on the forms oriented to achieving resilience and general good health, but also includes many simple ancient Qigong forms for particular health problems, ranging from fatigue, indigestion and headache, to more serious conditions such as rheumatism, and even typhoid and cholera. Qigong forms directed towards the more esoteric outcomes of Qigong practice are also included. This valuable resource includes over 700 illustrations, and will be a treasure trove for all practitioners and students of Qigong, as well as anyone interested in the history of the Oriental internal arts.
Authoritative and easy to use, Healing Herbs Handbook is your one-stop guide to herbal health. This approachable handbook, with photographs for easy identification, helps readers understand and use herbal medicine to best advantage. It offers a brief introduction to the basics-such as choosing, growing, and preparing herbs-and then features an A-Z compendium of common health issues and how to treat them.
Based on Five Elements theory, this practical, fully illustrated guide to performing facial enhancement acupuncture (also known as cosmetic acupuncture, facial revitalisation or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) shows in detail the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used in this procedure. Facial enhancement acupuncture targets points and muscles of the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and general overall appearance, as well as addressing constitutional points on the legs, arms and body to balance and harmonise the inner elements. The author clearly explains the rationale behind the needling of each face and neck point, which are shown in colour illustrations. He also discusses the advantages of acupuncture over surgical intervention in dealing with wrinkles and sagging jaw lines, and a chapter is included on discussing treatment with prospective patients, follow up and after care. As well as significantly improving the cosmetic appearance, facial acupuncture also has a strong whole body effect on the health and wellbeing of the person treated, and has a long and distinguished history in Chinese medicine. The book is the perfect introduction for acupuncturists and acupuncture students who want to learn how to incorporate this alternative to surgical procedures into their practice.
Rooted in the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's book integrates Chinese and Taoist medical philosophy, theories, and principles to clearly demonstrate that the Divergent Channels are an essential aspect of the clinical practice of acupuncture. He takes a step-by-step approach to assist practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and shows how this versatile channel system can be used in any acupuncture treatment. Twicken also includes instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation to help practitioners gain a more profound emotional and spiritual understanding. With case studies and reference to the classic texts throughout, this book provides a complete resource that will help clinicians understand and use the Divergent Channels in clinical practice. An accessible and comprehensive account of the Divergent Channel system, this book will be a valuable addition to the shelves of students and practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; taiji and qigong practitioners; and anyone with an interest in Taoist practice.
An innovative, deeply researched history of Chinese medicine in America and the surprising interplay between Eastern and Western medical practice Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia medica crossing between China and the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Chinese medicine, she argues, has played an important and often unacknowledged role in both facilitating and undermining the consolidation of medical authority among formally trained biomedical scientists in the United States. Practitioners of Chinese medicine, as racial embodiments of "irregular" medicine, became useful foils for Western physicians struggling to assert their superiority of practice. At the same time, Chinese doctors often embraced and successfully employed Orientalist stereotypes to sell their services to non-Chinese patients skeptical of modern biomedicine. What results is a story of racial constructions, immigration politics, cross-cultural medical history, and the lived experiences of Asian Americans in American history.
Clinical Imaging by Dennis Marchiori is a comprehensive text with a clear, concise writing style that allows students and practitioners to quickly develop a better understanding of diagnostic imaging. Covering soft tissue imaging and skeletal imaging, including brain and spinal cord, chest, and abdomen, seamlessly integrates plain film with MRI and CT. And with more than 3,500 illustrations all contained in one volume, this trusted text offers the most effective, realistic and comprehensive approach available today. "For students who need to get up to speed with abnormal radiographic appearances this book is a good start." Reviewed by RAD Magazine, Jan 2015 Combines the innovative pattern approach with more traditional detailed descriptions to emulate real-world patient interaction without sacrificing more in-depth content on disease states. Innovative Pattern Approach uses the patterns that link similar abnormalities to help you learn to identify, and just as importantly, differentiate abnormalities. Extensive cross-referencing from pattern to disease descriptions enables the reader to quickly find more detailed information. Dedicated chapter on the key subject of radiology physics, including algorithms for improving film quality. A glossary of nearly 500 radiological terms. NEW! Over 800 new or updated images. NEW! State-of-the-art MRI images deliver more comprehensive content for this growing field within imaging. NEW! Updated photographs familiarize you with radiographic positioning equipment. NEW! Clearer, more detailed line art visually reinforces your understanding of new concepts. NEW! Additional contributors provide fresh perspectives on important topics and trends.
Following on from the popular Herbs of the Northern Shaman, this latest collection, Herbs of the Southern Shaman, describes psychoactive herbs that grow in the southern hemisphere. Written primarily for herbalists, witches and pagans, occultists, healers, therapists, botanists and gardeners and featuring a bibliography and glossary, it serves as a reference book for anyone interested in shamanism and herbs. 'Concise, knowledgeable, clearly and distinctly written...can be enjoyed on many levels: as a reference book, a spiritual guide, a horticultural manual, or simply for entertainment.' C.J. Stone, author and journalist
The authors start the book with overviews of the understanding and management of atopic dermatitis in conventional and Chinese medicine. They then review how atopic dermatitis was treated with herbal medicine and other Chinese medicine therapies in past eras, and highlight the treatments that continue to be used in contemporary clinical practice.The authors use evidence-based medicine principles and scientific techniques to review the current state of evidence from clinical studies of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and combinations of these therapies. Attention is given to studies evaluating these therapies used as an adjunct to conventional treatments. The authors summarise the results of analyses of clinical outcomes and discuss their implications for clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.This book will inform clinicians and students of Chinese and integrative medicine of the current state of evidence from contemporary and traditional sources. Clinicians can refer to the herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments described in this book to make evidence-based decisions in patient care.The following features mark the importance of this book in the field:
This is a concise guide to foot and hand massage for enhanced health and wellbeing, shown in over 200 photographs. It describes a complete healing session on the hands and feet with step-by-step routines. It is complete with detailed maps of the body's reflex points and zones. It includes specially devised sequences to energize or relax the body, alleviate stress, relieve pain and aid restful sleep. It recommends easy and effective treatments for common ailments, including colds, headaches, tension and nausea. Our hands have always been a means of caring and comforting, and using our hands to release tension in our bodies is something we do instinctively. In reflexology, you can use your fingers to apply pressure to certain points on the feet, or sometimes on the hands. The word 'reflex' means to reflect, and the pressure points on the hands and feet reflect all the parts of your body, both internal and external. This book explains how reflexology works, and includes step-by-step techniques. It contains sequences to boost energy levels, relieve different types of pain, relax muscles and improve immunity, making it the ideal guide to enhancing your physical and mental health.
El primer examen en profundidad de los fundamentos sagrados del
mundo del herbalismo medicinal de los aborigenes norteamericanos
This one-of-a-kind text describes the specific anatomy and neuromusculoskeletal relationships of the human spine, with special emphasis on structures affected by manual spinal techniques. A comprehensive review of the literature explores current research of spinal anatomy and neuroanatomy, bringing practical applications to basic science. Coverage of the mechanisms behind the evaluation and treatment of clinical conditions related to the spine and associated neural structures helps you connect theory to practice by providing the rationale behind treatments. Special emphasis on structures that may be affected by manual and surgical spinal techniques and by other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to the spine provides more focused coverage than general anatomy references. Diagnostic imaging technology is highlighted throughout, with radiographs, CTs, and MRIs that demonstrate the relevance of anatomy to clinical practice. High-quality color illustrations and photographs enhance your understanding and assist with diagnostics. Highlighted items allow you to quickly locate clinically relevant information. Updated, evidence-based content ensures you have the information needed to provide safe, effective patient care. New section on fascia provides the latest information on this emerging topic. New illustrations, including line drawings, MRIs CTs, and x-rays, visually clarify key concepts.
Bach flower remedies are natural medicines derived from flowers that have the power to bring balance back into our lives. This concise introduction is designed to help you start using the remedies for yourself. The book covers the nature and history of Dr Bach's famous system, with many case histories and examples to illustrate how it works. A complete list of remedies is included, along with useful information about how they are made, and a full description of the emotional states that they can help. There are also clear instructions describing how to select and take remedies as well as information on finding a good practitioner. This practical and accessible guide is ideal for anyone interested in using Bach remedies. Students and practitioners will also find it to be a useful reference, and a perfect introduction to recommend to clients.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese people's experience in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of their splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects at that time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed significantly to the health care of the Chinese people and the prosperity of the Chinese nation. This 7-volume set comprehensively covers the main components of TCM, such as Basic Theory, Diagnosis, Prescription, Chinese Materia Medica, Tui Na, Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
Until recently, the fundamentals of Reiki healing could only be passed from Reiki master to student, but now this book equips teachers will all the tools to share this ancient healing art with others. Stein presents her teaching method, encompassing all three levels of Reiki, and a manual for becoming a Reiki practitioner.
The fear of death may translate into the desire for longevity. However, longevity is a true blessing only if it is coupled with good health. Healthiness, in today's expectation, is not simply a disease free state. Rather, it is very much a state of wellbeing and competence, both physically and socially. While Oriental medicine emphasizes on the promotion of physiological balance and internal balance as an integral requirement for longevity, other cultures also have various sophisticated concepts and orientations. This book successfully collates all the different views and approaches from Austria, Russia, China and Japan in the exploration of Health, Wellbeing, Competence and Aging.
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