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A beautiful commentary on the role of medicine in eye diseases going through personal journey. A must-read for every careful prescriber.
Modern Western Medicine (MWM) and Ayurveda/Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be considered two extreme paradigms to complex systems. The microscopic and reductionist approach of the West prevails in acute and single-gene conditions such as infection and Mendelian disorders. The macroscopic and holistic approach of the East potentially fares well at chronic and complex conditions such as obesity and ageing. The book serves three purposes: 1) to help MWM, Ayurveda and TCM professionals get acquainted with one another; 2) to help identify common grounds for MWM, Ayurveda and TCM, rather than blindly westernizing eastern medicines or vice versa; and 3) to help translate the complementarity of MWM and Ayurveda/TCM toward an integrative multi-component healthcare. To this end, we introduce theories and tenets of the three medicines. We use bioenergetics to reconcile West and East as ATP generation, prana and qi are central to MWM, Ayurveda and TCM. We discuss clinical trials of varying experimental rigors for the assessment of the scientific evidence for treatment effectiveness. We present complementary interventions for chronic disorders and ageing. We hold that a federal unity of therapies consisting of MWM, Ayurveda and TCM better serves the wellbeing of humankind.
This book offers simple ways to revive, soothe, pamper and feel fabulous all over: amazing reflexology techniques to recharge your body and improve your health, with 300 photographs. This title covers everything you need to know about massage, reflexology and aromatherapy to keep your feet and body feeling wonderful. Clear text and 300 beautiful pictures cover every aspect of foot therapy, including pre-treatment warm-ups and all the basic techniques, as well as simple foot care remedies, lotions and scrubs that are easy to make at home. It offers treatments for all occasions, from a luxurious foot-pamper session to a complete reflexology routine. It has quick fixes for everything from headaches and insomnia to anxiety, backache and indigestion. Easy step-by-step self-treatments are included, as well as routines to enjoy with a friend or partner. If you've ever uttered the words 'my feet are killing me', you need this book. This informative guide will teach you how to pamper your feet and enjoy the total body benefits of good foot health - even when you're always on the go. With its easy-to-follow advice and in-depth information on reflexology and massage, this book shows you how to soothe aching feet to reduce stress, promote relaxation and restore energy. You can discover how to use the ancient art of reflexology to diagnose and treat problems all over your body. Advice on using aromatherapy oils is also provided in this title from one of the world's leading practitioners.
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese internal alchemy method that embodies the spirit of the rising dragon, an auspicious symbol of transformation in Chinese culture. The form works directly on the acupuncture meridians, releasing areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. This Qigong form implements special visualization and breathing techniques in addition to movements that imitate sparks arising from a bonfire and swirling upward like a spiraling dragon. Stoking our 'inner fire' melts away the 'ice', or the areas of blockage and disease, opens our energetic pathways and allows the smooth flow of Qi in our meridians. The Fire Dragon practice follows the traditional internal alchemy process, where Jing (essence) transforms to Qi (vital energy), Qi transforms to Shen (spirit), and Shen returns to Emptiness. Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a key Qigong form for those seeking healing from cancer and other significant health challenges, and is the practice the authors turned to in order to transform the grief over their son's death. The book provides background information and a detailed description of the form itself, illustrated with calligraphy, meridian drawings, and photographs throughout.
Drawing on the writings of Nicholas Culpeper, the 17th-century herbalist, apothecary and astrologer, this updated, accessible introduction celebrates the holistic medical traditions of the West, and places Culpeper in his appropriate context as one of the forebears of modern holistic medicine and a prophet of the NHS. An extensive new introduction to the work comments on the latest research and developments in the area. The book traces the development of the Western holistic medical tradition from its origins in the natural philosophy of Ancient Greece to the work of Culpeper himself. It describes and explains the relationship between the four elements, the four humours and the four constitutional types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic, as well as explaining the functional relationships of organs and body systems. The book explores the interconnectedness of psyche (mind) and soma (body) and includes a section on herbal medicine and therapeutics with a study of 20 common herbs, dietary suggestions and uses for culinary herbs. It also provides accessible information on astrology and the importance of the horoscope for holistic patient assessment. The book looks at the holistic approach to the preservation of health and prevention of disease, with explanations of the various disease states, their humoral medical diagnosis and treatment. An authoritative insight into the expanding world of holistic medicine, this book is an indispensable resource for medical herbalists, students of herbal medicine and all those interested in Western holistic medicine and its origins.
Ayurveda is the most ancient healing art of India.
The New York Times bestselling doctor and author of Clean shows us that it doesn't matter where you live, how old you are, or what symptoms you suffer from, in 7 days you can change the course of your health forever. The culmination of over thirty years of research, education, and practice, Dr. Alejandro Junger's revolutionary, seven-day program is based around the core principles of Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Intermittent Fasting. Each one of these practices alone can have positive and lasting effects, but when used together, they propel the body to health, weight-loss, symptom-reversal, and restoration. The air we breathe, the water we drink and bathe in, the skin products we use, the detergents we clean with, the medications we take, but mostly the foods we eat, are loaded with toxic chemicals that cause all kinds of dysfunctions. We know this, but we feel powerless to control the effects - constipation, body aches and pains, allergies, migraines, stubborn weight, sleeplessness, depression and anxiety to name a few. In time and left unabated, these symptoms develop into full blown diseases, many of them life-altering, but even in the best-case scenario, they leave us uncomfortable and unwell. CLEAN7 is the medically-proven seven-day answer to this toxic overload. The one-week program you'll discover in these pages offers day-by-day, hour-by-hour guidance with easy-to-follow meal plans and delicious recipes that guarantee success. "Everything you need to know is in these pages and within one week you will not only feel amazing, look better, be mentally sharper, but you will also have a firm understanding of which foods work best for you and which foods work against you. And you will be able to discover this for yourself without expensive and often inaccurate food allergy tests. CLEAN7 is the health jumpstart that you have been waiting for." Alejandro Junger, MD If you have been searching for a book or program to help you take that next step for your overall health, CLEAN7 is the answer. Discover what it truly means to be healthy.
Natural Herbal Therapy - A TORAH BASED WAY TO RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH NATURALLY Cure Yourself of AIDS, HIV+, Cancer and most other Ailments with Herbs Lucinda Gibbs Robinson, herbalist for 40 years, counsels people with cancer, AIDS, HIV+, diabetes, asthma, digestive ailments, and more. Using herbs, organic foods, natural supplements, and parasite, viral, bacterial, fungal, and mold cleanses, the body can totally recuperate from some of our most devastating diseases using no conventional drugs whatsoever. Multiple pollutants, chemical pesticides, herbicides, food additives, over the counter and prescription drugs, and more logjam the body's chemical processes. Herbal supplements to rid the body of these robbers of health are explained in this book. Individual regimens are clearly outlined to overcome many medically diagnosed conditions at home. Years of experience in counseling and use of herbal formulas have helped hundreds of people cure themselves at home with simple natural remedies and globally used herbs. Written from a Scriptural perspective, the healing process is shown from a whole body, mind, and spirit approach. Contains some actual cases and many personal experiences in dealing with many types of diseases and conditions. Gives very specific information that has helped thousands of people overcome some of our most confounding health conditions.
"Magical Aromatherapy" by Scott Cunningham combines the modern
science of aromatherapy with the ancient science of magical
perfumery. Together they make a powerful system that can improve
your life and bring you what you want. Already, over 170,000 people
have found out how useful this book can be. You can, too
The study of acupoints plays an essential part in the effective practice of acupuncture. This book provides a practical guide to the key acupuncture points that aid the treatment of many common conditions. It covers the most important acupuncture points located on the fourteen meridians, from the five-shu points to the confluence points of the eight extraordinary vessels. With full color illustrations, it offers practical information on the locations, functions and indications for the points and how they should be needled or otherwise treated. The names of the points are presented in both English and Chinese, providing readers with a comprehensive pocket reference for the treatment of common conditions using acupuncture. Compiled by professors of the School of Acupuncture and Massage of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is an authoritative handbook that will be of interest to acupuncturists as well as teachers, students and practitioners of Chinese medicine.
According to some reports, about half of all adults and children have one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults has two or more chronic health conditions. And, sadly, these numbers continue to grow at an alarming rate. The Holistic Rx offers the reader with one or more chronic health conditions or symptoms easy-to-follow evidence-based approaches to healing their ailments by targeting inflammation and its underlying root causes. Dr. Madiha Saeed covers the foundations of good health like digestive health and detoxification, and the Four Big S's (stress management, sleep strategies, social and spiritual health), along with disease-specific supplements homeopathy, acupressure, aromatherapy, , other holistic remedies to achieve lasting good health and wellness. The first part of the book addresses the root of chronic illness-inflammation-and examines its underlying causes and possible treatment approaches that focus on the whole body rather than just the affected area. In the second part of the book, she first advises the reader on adjusting their holistic approach to their health conditions based on their individual needs. Then, after briefly describing various integrative approaches, she provides an A-to-Z guide to holistic and integrative treatment of over 70 chronic illnesses, conditions, and symptoms. For each condition, she outlines a healing plan that begins with digestive health and detoxifications and the four S's specific to that organ system and covers the additional alternative, holistic, and complementary approaches that are most effective for that condition. This ready resource will help the whole family address their most common complaints and promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle that focuses on overall wellness.
"If the Saint calls you, if you have an open road, then you don't feel the fire as if it were your enemy," says one of the participants in the Anastenaria. This compelling work evokes and contrasts two forms of firewalking and religious healing: first, the Anastenaria, a northern Greek ritual in which people who are possessed by Saint Constantine dance dramatically over red-hot coals, and, second, American firewalking, one of the more spectacular activities of New Age psychology. Loring Danforth not only analyzes these rituals in light of the most recent work in medical and symbolic anthropology but also describes in detail the lives of individual firewalkers, involving the reader personally in their experiences: he views ritual therapy as a process of transformation and empowerment through which people are metaphorically moved from a state of illness to a state of health. Danforth shows that the Anastenaria and the songs accompanying it allow people to express and resolve conflict-laden family relationships that may lead to certain kinds of illnesses. He also demonstrates how women use the ritual to gain a sense of power and control over their lives without actually challenging the ideology of male dominance that pervades Greek culture. Comparing the Anastenaria with American firewalking, Danforth includes a gripping account of his own participation in a firewalk in rural Maine. Finally he examines the place of anthropology in a postmodern world in which the boundaries between cultures are becoming increasingly blurred.
Painful bladder syndrome is a common and highly debilitating condition that Western medicine finds notoriously difficult to treat. Blending ancient and modern holistic medical traditions from both East and West, Philip Weeks guides the reader through the process of managing their symptoms effectively using a simple yet powerful combination of natural techniques, nutrition and herbal medicine. Applying his deep understanding of the principles of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, he provides holistic medical perspectives on the causes of PBS, as well as clear explanations of specific holistic methods and techniques for bringing symptoms under control, along with step-by-step instructions for introducing them to daily life. The book also looks in a holistic way at effective natural treatments for common co-existing conditions, including allergies, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue. The book ends with an easy-to-follow seven point protocol for recovery from PBS. This pragmatic and compassionate self-help guide will empower those with interstitial cystitis to gain control over their symptoms and achieve greater physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It will also be of interest to complementary, alternative and mainstream health practitioners involved in treating or supporting those with the condition.
This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe; these include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process. The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated. Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.
Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine provides a practical path to a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese herbal formulas. Dr. Huang discusses the core aspects of the ten most important families of formulas in the classical formula tradition in a way that is both profound and accessible. By introducing the concept of constitutions and the attendant vulnerabilities of those constitutions to certain types of disorders, he hands the reader a very useful key to understanding how and when to use these formulas in the clinic.
Diffusing essential oils can promote greater balance and improve your health and well-being. Aromatherapy and essential oils are trendier than ever, as more and more people discover that concentrated aromatics can be used in a therapeutic way to address imbalances in our bodies that can lead to poor health. To stay as healthy as possible, we must strive to avoid fragrances and return to using scents derived directly from plants. While essential oils can be used for aromatherapy in many different ways, this book primarily discusses the use of essential oil diffusion to address health imbalances. Part 1 covers the history of aromatherapy, explains the different types of diffusers and teaches you how to choose, use and store essential oils from ammi to ylang ylang. Part 2 provides detailed instructions on diffusing essential oils to treat various health conditions and to enhance your environment and offers over 160 formulas for specialized oil blends.
The personal testimony of individuals engaged in healing practices
and the opposing voices of orthodox and alternative medicines are
the center of "Healing Powers." Focusing on medical norms and
practices and on competing philosophies of the mind, the body,
reality, and rationality across radically different "belief
systems," Fred Frohock clarifies the social and legal dilemmas
represented by "scientific medicine" and "alternative care."
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the HPLC technology and fingerprints of commonly-used Chinese herbs. It contains HPLC fingerprints of over 40 traditional Chinese medicinal herbs and details of their sources, production and quality control. The book provides a practical review of the techniques, relevant materials, and the particular demands for using HPLC in traditional Chinese medicinal herb applications. It also covers HPLC methods used to analyze the herbs.High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is increasingly used in the field of traditional Chinese medicine for obtaining fingerprints of Chinese medicinal herbs. Advantages such as high speed, high resolution, high sensitivity, stability, accuracy, and automation make it one of the leading techniques used for quality control, standardization of planting, and new drug development in traditional Chinese medicine.To date, no other books on HPLC fingerprints of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs have been published in English. This is the first book in English devoted to providing readers with state-of-the-art information on HPLC applied in the analysis of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs.
Fully updated guide to the theory and practice of Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage Written by the world's leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder's techniques for manual lymph drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow. A concise text describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems is supplemented by full-color photographs and revelatory schematic drawings. The authors discuss indications and contraindications for the treatment techniques, based on the various types of swelling caused by lymphedema, as well as the ways in which Dr. Vodder's method affects different regions of the body. Key Features: The latest information on complete decongestive therapy (CDT), including coverage of compression therapy, taping, respiratory treatment, and other complementary methods More than 200 color photographs demonstrate the therapist's application of manual pressure and movement patterns Each chapter includes numerous practical tips and sufficient space for personal notes 56 review questions enable self-study Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for students, therapists, and practitioners of lymphology, manual medicine, or physical therapy. This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
Millions of people worldwide have already benefited from the healing practice of Reiki. With the help of this introductory Reiki book, you can learn the basic principles of this simple, yet profound system for healing and spiritual growth that works on an energetic level. Make the most of Reiki from a practical point of view as you explore its spiritual essence: Heal yourself and others physically, mentally, and emotionally Develop compassion and wisdom Heal plants and animals Resolve relationship issues at work or home Complement and strengthen other therapies Send healing energy to local or world situations such as war, natural disasters, crime, or poverty Be blessed, guided, and protected
Winner of the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Alternative Health Book
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