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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
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars. With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey's Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated. Each chapter begins with Nurse Healer Objectives to guide learning within the theoretical, clinical, and personal domains and concludes with Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to reflect on what they have learned. Also featured are helpful Directions for Future Research, definitions of key terms, and case studies that illustrate how to use and integrate the interventions into clinical practice. Organized by the five Core Values contained within the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition: * Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics * Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process * Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity * Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research * Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Reflection and Self-Care Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition has been awarded the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Seal of Distinction. This newly developed Seal of Distinction indicates that the book is aligned with AHNA's mission, vision, and Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition; is of interest to holistic nurses and of significant value to the nursing profession; provides knowledge that advances holistic nursing; is timely and relevant; is consistent with relevant historical publications; is scientifically and technically accurate; and is authored by individuals with demonstrated expertise in the field of the work submitted. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
With its practical and immensely readable introduction to the nature and self-help uses of a key acupoint for each week of the year, this book is a gateway to the mysterious world of Chinese medical thought. The author journeys through the seasons of the year, and the five elements that make up the Chinese universe, looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual associations of the most useful acupoints associated with each element. Exploring the deeper meaning of the name, function, and healing use of each acupoint, he shows how to use the acupoint in real life, and explains its practical benefits for the reader, which vary from sharpening a sense of smell, avoiding jetlag, curing a headache, to improving a good sense of humour. With descriptions and images that capture the spirit of each element,and photographs of the point locations, this book will be a delight to anyone interested in a different view of the body and its deeper health, as well as students and practitioners of Chinese medicine looking for poetic and imaginative understanding of the five elements, and the key acupoints of each.
The authors of the successful 'Hedgerow Medicine' move indoors to describe the wealth of healing and emergency remedies that sit unused and idle in the kitchen.
Medizin hat nicht nur die Aufgabe, die aufgetretenen Symptome zu behandeln, sondern muss auch Wege zur psychosomatischen Gesundheit aufzeigen. Besonders heutzutage ist es wichtig, allen Menschen und Betroffenen zu erlautern, was die psychosomatischen Vorgange sind und wie man die dramatisch zunehmenden psychosomatischen Erkrankungen mit bewahrten Heilverfahren beseitigen und gleichzeitig die harmonieorientierte psychosomatische Gesundheit erreichen kann. Viele sind auf der Suche nach den Ursachen und Heilverfahren fur haufige psychosomatische Erkrankungen wie Depressionen, Burnout, Demenz, Zervikal- und Lumbal-Syndrom, Arteriosklerose und Bluthochdruck. Dem Autor Dr. Lin Cong ist es gelungen, das uber Jahrtausende anerkannte chinesische Wissen mit Hilfe von Erkenntnissen der modernen Medizin zu erklaren. Damit schafft er die medizinischen Gedanken zu vervollstandigen und zu einem grossen Ganzen zu kombinieren. Dr. Lin Cong erklart grundlich die Ursachen der Krankheitsentstehung, die Wirkungsweisen der speziellen Eigeninitiativ-Heilverfahren und die Kombinations-Moeglichkeiten mit bewahrten Therapie-Formen. Dazu erwarten Sie viele niveauvolle Darlegungen und auch die Chinesische Psychische Therapie, die erstmals in Buch-Form prasentiert wird. Weiter Bucher von Dr. Lin Cong: Meridian Dao Yin - UEbungen zur Aktivierung des Meridian Systems Meridian-UEbungen bei psychosomatischen Beschwerden Lyrisches Wandern - Wege zum ganzheitlichen Wohlbefinden
Learn how to become a Chakra Healer and help heal physical ailments and disease. Bestselling author Steve Murray explains and demonstrates how to perform Chakra healing on yourself and others with easy to understand instructions and illustrations. With Steve's guidance, any person can learn how to become a Chakra Healer. Approximate running time: 60 minutes.
Everyday Essential Oils focuses on six indispensable essential oils and their multi-purpose uses and powers: tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole, and Damask rose. This book shows readers how to maximize the powerful properties of these oils and use them everyday life, including in: Health and beauty care Gardening Pet care Pest control Housekeeping And more! From pamper treatments including massages, baths, lotions, face masks to creating effective remedies to alleviate the symptoms of common conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and arthritis to gardening, these oils have dozens of practical uses to increase your quality of life and happiness!
Exploring the relationship between the eight extraordinary vessels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs, this ground-breaking book provides a new way of looking at the deep connection between the flow of qi through the primary channels, the placement of the confluent points of the extraordinary vessels along the primary channel system, and Daoist conceptions of the evolution of consciousness. He emphasizes the importance of the dai mai channel in integration. The author points to direct relationships between the primary channels, the extraordinary channels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs which demonstrate a deep, underlying, and continuous connection between the individual and their environment, a continuous connection to Heaven above and Earth below, and, perhaps most importantly, an underlying drive of the channel systems to continually, experientially bring us back to the transcendent unity that we are always a part of, the natural state. This book will enlarge the perspective of Chinese medicine practitioners, and martial artists, and prompt new approaches to treatment.
Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine provides a 'whole evidence' analysis of the Chinese medicine management of allergic rhinitis. Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesized. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research.This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use.Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as allergic rhinitis have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of allergic rhinitis. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exist, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time.This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality health care, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.
Research shows that biochemical imbalances caused by nutritional deficiencies are a contributory factor in chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, auto-immune conditions and cancer. This handbook for practitioners explains how to identify and treat such biochemical imbalances in order to better understand and manage a patient's ill-health. The book examines a range of biochemical imbalances, including compromised adrenal or thyroid function, gastro-intestinal imbalances, immune system problems and sex hormone imbalances, and explains how and why such states occur. It pulls together a wide range of evidence to show how such imbalances are involved in the most common chronic diseases. It helps practitioners to understand how to identify the imbalances through appropriate case history taking and laboratory testing, and how to design and implement effective nutritional interventions. Developed by leading academics and practitioners in the fields of nutritional therapy and functional medicine, this evidence-informed approach can be used with all patients who present in clinic, regardless of whether or not they have a 'named medical condition'. In the final chapter, a case example illustrates how to use the theoretical information in the practice of treating patients with chronically compromised health. Biochemical Imbalances in Disease is an essential text for nutritional therapy practitioners, as well as for students, and will be welcomed by complementary and conventional healthcare practitioners alike.
The applications and use of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine, mental health care, and education have been expanding as rapidly as the empirical evidence base that is validating and recommending them. This growth has created a powerful demand for professionals who can effectively deliver these interventions, and for the training of new professionals who can enter the fold.
Ironically, while the scientific literature on mindfulness has surged, little attention has been paid to the critical "who" and "how" of mindfulness pedagogy. "Teaching Mindfulness" is the first in-depth treatment of the person and skills of the mindfulness teacher. It is intended as a practical guide to the landscape of teaching, to help those with a new or growing interest in mindfulness-based interventions to develop both the personal authenticity and the practical know-how that can make teaching mindfulness a highly rewarding and effective way of working with others. The detail of theory and praxis it contains can also help seasoned mindfulness practitioners and teachers to articulate and understand more clearly their own pedagogical approaches.
Engagingly written and enriched with vignettes from actual classes and individual sessions, this unique volume:
Places the current mindfulness-based interventions in their cultural and historical context to help clarify language use, and the integration of Eastern and Western spiritual and secular traditions
Offers a highly relational understanding of mindfulness practice that supports moment-by-moment work with groups and individuals
Provides guidance and materials for a highly experiential exploration of the reader's personal practice, embodiment, and application of mindfulness
Describes in detail the four essential skill sets of the mindfulness teacher
Proposes a comprehensive, systematic model of the intentions of teaching mindfulness as they are revealed in the mindfulness-based interventions
Includes sample scripts for a wide range of mindfulness practices, and an extensive resource section for continued personal and career development
Essential for today's practitioners and teachers of mindfulness-based interventions
"Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators" brings this increasingly important discipline into clearer focus, opening dialogue for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches, organizational development professionals, and teachers and professionals in higher education, in short, everyone with an interest in helping others find their way into the benefits of the present moment.
Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life, Fourth Edition, features solid principles and proven practices to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. The text is divided into four parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources; Developing Healthy Lifestyle Practices; Taking Charge of Challenges to the Body, Mind, and Spirit; and Safe Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies. This easy-to-read guide provides how-to information for dealing with a variety of health-related issues, including nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies, to name a few. Unlike other holistic health textbooks, the Fourth Edition promotes a variety of therapies and provides evidence to support the practice of each one. New to the Fourth Edition: * Updated research related to holistic health and practices * Expanded coverage of obesity and diversity * Tips for practitioners on providing holistic care in conventional settings * Discussion around the integration of conventional medicine and alternative therapies
Researchers and therapists have collaborated to produce the first book that explores the science and practice of yoga and offers comprehensive coverage of research findings and their implications for all those using yoga as a therapeutic intervention. This substantial work is highly illustrated and fully referenced to enable the reader to pinpoint and understand research trials relating to different body systems. Practical advice is given on how to interpret the research and the implications of its findings for practice in yoga therapy and in traditional healthcare settings.
Covering 400 herbs and supplements, Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference provides the high-quality, up-to-date, unbiased information you need to advise your patients. No other book can match its expertise and attention to evidence! Each monograph is concise and easy to read, and includes uses, dosage information, safety considerations, and interactions with drugs and other herbs and supplements. At-a-glance research summaries and an alphabetical organization allow for quick lookup in busy settings! Monographs for the 400 most commonly used and prescribed herbs and supplements - such as arnica, ginseng, lavender, glucosamine, and blue cohosh - provide the information you need for effective clinical decision-making. A unique, evidence-based A-F grading scale evaluates the efficacy of each herb and supplement. Unique! Rating scales show at a glance the quality of available evidence. Updates are peer-reviewed, and include new scientific evidence, dosage recommendations, and more. Dosing information includes dosages for adults and children, and methods for administering. Coverage of allergies, side effects/warnings, and pregnancy/breast-feeding promotes safety by indicating when specific herbs and supplements should not be used, or when caution is required. A review of evidence includes detailed explanations of clinical trials cited and conclusions drawn, especially as they relate to specific diseases and conditions. Evidence tables summarize clinical trial data and provide a quick reference for clinical decision-making. Unique! Cross-referencing by condition and scientific evidence grade provides a convenient decision support tool, making it easy to find the herbs and supplements that may be used for the treatment of particular conditions.
HEALTH /BODYWORKMost Western Reiki practitioners are taught Reiki without acknowledgment of the integral role intuition can play in helping heal a client completely and permanently. Yet in Japan, practitioners must master the skill of using Reiki in an intuitive way at Shoden (entry) level before they are permitted to advance to the next level. In Intuitive Reiki for Our Times, Amy Rowland addresses the need for instruction in how to use intuition as a healing tool by presenting traditional techniques, both Western and Japanese, as well as new techniques that unite Reiki and intuition. Rowland begins by focusing on the varieties of intuitive experience and the healing purposes such experiences serve. She then helps practitioners inventory their own intuitive abilities in order to establish a personal starting point for further development. Emphasizing self-guided study and continued learning through Reili practice, rather than the customary transmission of techniques from master to student, Rowland offers fully illustrated instruction in techniques that certified Reiki practitioners and teachers can readily apply. She concludes with a series of interviews with well-known Reiki masters--including William Lee Rand, Mari Hall, and Jane Anne Narrin--in which these masters share stories of spiritual turning points in their lives and their experiences using Reiki in client and self-treatment.AMY Z. ROWLAND, M.A., is a certified Usui Reiki Master with twenty years of experience. She teaches Reiki in both Western (Usui Shiki Ryoho) and Japanese (Usui Reiki Ryoho) traditions and also teaches Reiki and Intuition workshops. The author of Traditional Reiki for Our Times, she lives in Pennsylvania.Her Web site is www.traditionalreiki.com.
"It has been an honor to be associated with David Dalton's work for many years, witnessing his skills as a healer and teacher.... David combines an extraordinary passion for both plants and people." -Patricia Kaminski, director of The Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, California "This is an outstanding resource.... David writes from his rich experience as a therapist and flower essence practitioner in presenting each flower portrait with clarity and fullness. I am especially grateful for the way David has moved beyond descriptions and indications to more fully develop the true character of each essence and the personality traits of those who could benefit from each of these 'stars.'" -Kate Gilday, herbalist, Woodland Essence, Cold Brook, New York "David Dalton has made an inestimable contribution to the study and use of flower essences. His work deepens the understanding of the particular energetics of flowers, as well as providing a system of diagnosis and use. Attention especially to herbalists and lovers of the plant world: in Stars of the Meadow, you will re-meet many medicine plants you are familiar with in a new and profound way." -Claudia Keel, Earthflower Herbals Flower essences are liquid, energetic remedies derived from living flowers. They bring the natural dynamic energy of the plant directly into the human electro-system, where they work to bring about movement toward health and balance. Because of their energetic and living quality, they work directly and deeply in the emotional system, assisting in the release of early wounds and trauma. These suppressed imprints are considered to be a main causes of many types of diseases or imbalances today. Flower essences are a perfect complement to many of today's health practices. They enhance the effects of energy work, physical therapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy, cranial-sacral work, massage, aroma therapy and many other forms of healing and treatment. Flower essences are safe, natural, and non-toxic. Continuing the work of Edward Bach, Stars of the Meadow looks deeply into the relationship between health and the human personality. David Dalton takes us on a thorough and soulful exploration of how to use more than forty medicinal herbs as flower essences, portraying each flower in a way that is both substantive and inspired. Each description is organized to present a picture of how the flower essence affects the adult personality as it has been formed through life, and describes its direct clinical effects on children and animals. Dalton also connects different types of flowers-based on the number and arrangement of petals as well as associated colors and qualities-to the system of human chakras, or energy centers. This innovative approach allows the reader to discover new ways to employ flower essences to focus on specific areas of one's being, from the most physical to the highest levels, allowing a kind of flexibility rarely found in any single system of healing. Stars of the Meadow is a valuable guide not only for those who are new to flower essences, but also for seasoned herbalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of this effective method of healing body, mind, and soul.
This colour textbook is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment in paediatric acupuncture. Ill health related to modern lifestyles is discussed, as is the role of family dynamics in childhood disease. Rebecca Avern examines treatment of children from both a TCM and a Five Element perspective. Throughout, she highlights how diagnosis and treatment should be tailored depending on the age of the child. The book includes information on a wide variety of treatment methods, including needling and pediatric tui na. The book covers all the conditions that children commonly present with in modern practice, including food allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teenage depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
"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 theories and practices of Ayurvedic medicine--including the therapeutic benefits of aromas, foods, herbs, meditation, yoga, and more--are featured in this comprehensive handbook. With a section dedicated to health disorders, this guide clarifies the simplicity of healing naturally and offers counsel towards an improved sense of well-being, reduced stress, and mental peace. Photographs of more than 80 herbs and yoga postures round out this home reference and teaching tool.
INDIGENOUS CULTURES / HERBAL HEALING "Plant Spirit Shamanism takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the 'developed' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization. This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind." --Leo Rutherford, author of The Way of Shamanism and Your Shamanic Path In Plant Spirit Shamanism, Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing explore the use of one of the major allies of shamans for healing, seeing, dreaming, and empowerment--plant spirits. After observing great similarities in the use of plants among shamans throughout the world, they discovered the reason behind these similarities: Rather than dealing with the "medical properties" of the plants or specific healing techniques, shamans are communing with the spirits of the plants themselves. From their years of in-depth shamanic work in the Amazon, Haiti, and Europe, including extensive field interviews with master shamans, Heaven and Charing present the core methods of plant shamanism used in healing rituals the world over: soul retrieval, spirit extraction, sin eating, and the Amazonian tradition of pusanga (love medicine). They explain the techniques shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents so readers can explore the world of plant spirits andmake them allies of their own. ROSS HEAVEN is a therapist and workshop leader specializing in personal development, healing, and shamanism. He offers indigenous medicine retreats and workshops worldwide. His books include The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja, Darkness Visible, and Vodou Shaman. Howard G. Charing is a director of the Eagle Wing's Centre for Contemporary Shamanism, has taught at Dr. Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and leads workshops and medicine retreats in the United Kingdom, the Peruvian Amazon basin, and the Andes. Both authors live in England.
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