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Kruidjie Roer My - Die Antieke Helingskuns Van Die Karooveld (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed.): Antoinette Pienaar Kruidjie Roer My - Die Antieke Helingskuns Van Die Karooveld (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Antoinette Pienaar
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Toe Antoinette Pienaar, Afrikaanse sangeres en aktrise, die eerste keer staan voor oom Johannes Willemse, legendariese Griekwa-heler, sÍ hy: “Hier kom Juffrou nou eers aan!”

Want toe het oom Johannes al byna veertig jaar lank drome gekry van die vrou met die rooi bakkie aan wie hy sy kennis sou oordra. Kennis wat terug tot in die antieke verskiet van oupa na kleinseun aangegee is. NŠ jare se vakleerlingskap het die eerste uitgawe van Kruidjie Roer My verskyn. Diť boek oor wat Karookruie vir jou kan doen het sy plek as klassieke werk ingeneem.

In Kruidjie Roer My hoor ’n mens die warm stem van Antoinette soos duisende luisteraars na haar gewilde rubriek op rsg dit ken: vol begrip en deernis, altyd met ’n staaltjie en boweal die ruimhartige mededeling van haar kennis en oom Johannes se wysheid wat nie net na jou liggaam omsien nie, maar ook jou gees dokter.

’n Boek vol mooi name, soos kokkoromoniet, rooivergeetwortels en louhout. En met ’n weelde aan stories en raad wat nou weer beskikbaar is.

Anti-Ageing Tissue Salts (Paperback): Margaret Roberts Anti-Ageing Tissue Salts (Paperback)
Margaret Roberts 3
R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R40 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Tissue salts are minerals that our bodies need to ensure optimal health. They are found in the Earthís rocks and soil, and in food that is grown organically in mineralrich soil. Considered to be the basic constituents of our bones, blood, organs and muscles, they are easily absorbed by the human body, with no side-effects. In this book, Margaret Roberts draws on decades of experience to advise readers on using the 12 key tissue salts to slow the ageing process, promote vitality and enhance health. Each tissue salt is presented in its own chapter, with tips on treating specific ailments; and advice on increasing the intake of the salts through the diet. An ailment chart is included for quick reference. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, and using natural remedies to ease the effects of ageing.

At Home With Cannabis - How To Make And Use Cannabis Products Safely And Effectively At Home (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kelly McQue At Home With Cannabis - How To Make And Use Cannabis Products Safely And Effectively At Home (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kelly McQue
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

On 18 September 2018, the Consti tuti onal Court of South Africa declared it a protected right for adults to grow and use cannabis in the privacy of their own homes. At Home With Cannabis provides the reader with everything they need to know to confi dently make and use cannabis products safely and eff ecti vely at home.

Kelly McQue shares her experience in helping others successfully heal or manage their conditi ons, provides tried-and-tested recipes and includes a basic dosage guide for treati ng diff erent health issues.

The Dmso Handbook for Doctors (Paperback): Archie H Scott The Dmso Handbook for Doctors (Paperback)
Archie H Scott
R297 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

DMSO A True Wonder Drug

DMSO is a natural chemical compound derived from trees as a by-product from paper manufacturing. DMSO has been called a new medical principle and a true wonder drug. It has proven effective, either by itself or in combination with other products in the treatment of nearly every ailment known.

There has been much controversy about DMSO over the last 50 years. It is one of the most studied medical products ever. Thousands of scientific articles have been written about DMSO. When used properly it is one of the safest products know. It is also very cheap to produce.

This book provides the documentation needed to show that DMSO is probably the most important product ever for the relief of human suffering.

****** Archie is quite clearly a leading authorithy on DMSO. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the clinical benefits of DMSO treatment. For decades, Archie has studied and worked with DMSO. He understands the safety, utility and efficaciousness of DMSO. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in health, especially for those who want to learn more about non toxic medical therapies. For individuals with certain health ailments, DMSO could prove quite benefical. -Daniel Junck, MD

Hoe Nou Gemaak? - 5000 Boererate En Wenke Vir Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback): Johanna De Wet Hoe Nou Gemaak? - 5000 Boererate En Wenke Vir Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Johanna De Wet
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

ín Nuttige handleiding wat 'n ereplek in elke Suid-Afrikaanse huis behoort te he. Maklike oplossings op daaglikse probleempies wat in en om die huis ontstaan, word hier prakties en effektief beantwoord. Van die behandeling van algemene kwale soos slaaploosheid, tot die skoonmaak van yskaste en silwerware. Daar is nuttige raad vir die gaarmaak en preservering van voedsel, algemene noodhulpwenke asook wenke vir buitelugliefhebbers.

Light Therapies - A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light (Paperback): Anadi Martel Light Therapies - A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light (Paperback)
Anadi Martel; Foreword by Jacob Liberman
R512 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R160 (31%) In stock

A comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being Beginning with sun worship in prehistory and sunshine therapies in ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, light has long been associated with the sublime, the divine, and healing. Yet only recently have we begun to understand how different parts of the light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet, can affect our physical and psychological well-being. Covering the historic, scientific, and spiritual aspects of light and its role in energy medicine, Anadi Martel explores the vibrational nature of light and the interaction between light, biology, and consciousness. He demonstrates light's incredible effects on the physical, energetic, and cognitive dimensions of life and examines several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy (color therapy), heliotherapy (sun therapy), actinotherapy (ultraviolet therapy), and thermotherapy (infrared therapy). He details how to use light therapy daily, get optimal benefits from sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new artificial lighting such as compact fluorescents and LEDs. Combining his own 30 years of research with practical insight from the many phototherapy pioneers he's encountered, the author examines scientific studies on how specific wavelengths of light influence our cells and DNA, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability; speed the healing of wounds; and are effective in the treatment of disease, including arthritis, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and brain and nerve injuries. Exploring the spiritual aspects of light, the author explains why auras and halos have been used to represent sages and saints of all traditions, revealing the intimate link between light and consciousness.

The Ayurvedic Reset Diet - Radiant Health through Fasting, Mono-Diet, and Smart Food Combining (Paperback): Vatsala Sperling The Ayurvedic Reset Diet - Radiant Health through Fasting, Mono-Diet, and Smart Food Combining (Paperback)
Vatsala Sperling
R369 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A step-by-step guide to Ayurvedic dietary resets to gently cleanse your digestive system and reboot your body and mind * Presents easy-to-follow instructions for a full 6- or 8-week Ayurvedic rest diet, as well as a simplified 1-week plan, detailing what to eat and drink day by day * Includes recipes, mindful eating tips, and meal prepping techniques * Explains the healing science of Ayurveda, the rejuvenating benefits of fasting and mono-diets, and how to maximize nutrient absorption with food combining Food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease are on the rise. Could our modern diets and mindless eating habits be to blame? How do you reboot your system--body, mind, and spirit--and start the path to radiant health? In this easy-to-follow guide to Ayurvedic dietary resets, Vatsala Sperling, Ph.D., details how to rest and gently cleanse your digestive system, lose extra pounds, and reboot your body and mind with the Ayurvedic techniques of fasting, mono-diets, and food combining. She begins by sharing a simplified introduction to the healing science of Ayurveda from India and explains the spiritual, mindful relationship to food at its heart. Offering step-by-step instructions for a full 6- or 8-week Ayurvedic reset diet, as well as a simplified 1-week program, she details, day by day, what to eat and drink and provides recipes and meal prepping tips and techniques. The author explains how to prepare for fasting and the benefits of giving your digestive system a break from food, even if only for one day. She prepares you for mono-dieting--when you eat one type of food such as fruits or vegetables for a set period--and reveals the rejuvenating effects that come from isolating your daily diet to one food type. The author then explores the Ayurvedic techniques of food combining in detail, explaining exactly what to eat when to maximize nutrient absorption. Based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, this guide provides everything you need to know to heal your digestive system, prevent chronic ailments, find your healthy weight, and rebuild your sacred relationship with food.

The Little Book of Baby Massage - Use the Power of Touch to Calm Your Baby (Hardcover): Jo Kellett The Little Book of Baby Massage - Use the Power of Touch to Calm Your Baby (Hardcover)
Jo Kellett 1
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love. To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step-by-step full-body massage; discover ways to incorporate massage into your baby's day-to-day routine; and ease common ailments such as colic, teething, and constipation. With expert guidance from a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, explore the physical and emotional benefits of baby massage and enjoy this most intimate way to relax, soothe, and nurture.

Feel Great, Lose Weight - Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss (Paperback): Rangan Chatterjee Feel Great, Lose Weight - Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss (Paperback)
Rangan Chatterjee
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

PRE-ORDER THE LATEST BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER FEEL BETTER IN 5 'One of the most influential doctors in the country' Chris Evans __________________________ It's more important than ever before that we get in shape, stay healthy and live well - Dr Chatterjee is back to show you how. Weight loss isn't a race. It isn't one size fits all. Drawing on twenty years of experience as a GP, Dr Rangan Chatterjee has created a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets and helps to find the best solutions that work for you. Packed with quick and easy interventions this book will help you: 1. Understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat 2. Discover the root cause of your weight gain 3. Nourish your body without any crash diets or gruelling workouts 4. Build a toolbox of techniques to help you lose weight, for good With Feel Great, Lose Weight you can make sustainable, medically-approved lifestyle changes and become a more energised, confident and healthy you. 'Rangan's easy, common-sense plan can help everyone live a happier, healthier life,' Jamie Oliver, review for 'The Stress Solution'

Self Reiki - Tune in to Your Life Force to Achieve Harmony and Balance (Hardcover): Jasmin Harsono Self Reiki - Tune in to Your Life Force to Achieve Harmony and Balance (Hardcover)
Jasmin Harsono 1
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Harness the power of universal energy and use Reiki techniques at home - to harmonise and heal. Reiki promotes inner balance and natural healing to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and more. Discover how to tune into your internal life force with over 40 step-by-step self-Reiki practices you can do yourself - anytime, anywhere. Use a range of practical meditation, mindfulness, and breathwork-focused Reiki exercises to connect with universal energy. Share its power through your hands to locate and clear physical, emotional, and spiritual blockages - encouraging a healthy flow of energy throughout your entire being. Bring peace, radiance, and balance to every area of your life with self Reiki.

The Yogic Kitchen (Paperback): Jody Vassallo The Yogic Kitchen (Paperback)
Jody Vassallo 1
R487 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R107 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Follow the Ayurvedic path to health with this ancient approach to food as medicine Tried and tested over thousands of years, the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda understands that everyone is different. Where comfort for one person might be a hot and spicy noodle broth, for another it might mean a steaming bowl of earthy stew. The sister philosophy to Yoga, Ayurveda teaches you to eat according to your constitution (or dosha) to heal, restore and bring balance to your system. In The Yogic Kitchen, Ayurvedic health coach, skilled cook and passionate yoga teacher Jody Vassallo offers you 100 recipes designed specifically for your dosha and simply explains how to work out what foods your body needs to thrive. Packed full of delicious and nourishing soups, bakes and curries, this book illustrates the power of the right ingredients to calm, soothe and restore harmony in your body and your mind.

Heal Yourself with Chinese Pressure Points - Treat Common Ailments and Stay Healthy Using 12 Key Acupressure Points (Paperback,... Heal Yourself with Chinese Pressure Points - Treat Common Ailments and Stay Healthy Using 12 Key Acupressure Points (Paperback, New edition)
Laurent Turlin; Contributions by Alix Lefief-Delcourt
R377 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R116 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This perfect introduction for beginners presents the 12 key acupressure points for treating common ailments and conditions, according to the principles of Chinese medicine. After a simple overview of the meridian system of energy channels in the body, plus easy-to follow instructions on different massage techniques, you are then introduced to each of the 12 points in turn, and how to use them to treat a wide range of conditions, from headaches, sciatica and fatigue to insomnia, motion sickness and even a sore throat! Clear illustrations and diagrams are included throughout, along with tips on other useful complementary treatments.

Working the Roots - Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing (Paperback): Michele Elizabeth Lee Working the Roots - Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing (Paperback)
Michele Elizabeth Lee
R707 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R120 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fascia - What it is and Why it Matters (Paperback): David Lesondak Fascia - What it is and Why it Matters (Paperback)
David Lesondak
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 In stock

As the title suggests, this book presents a clear and easy to understand explanation of what the fascia is and the role it plays in the body. As the importance of fascia is increasingly recognized it became obvious that there was a need for a book that clearly and concisely presents the facts. This is that book. It has a strong storyline, with each chapter logically connecting to the next, rather like fascia itself! It is informative and satisfying to read. Fascia - What it is and why it matters serves as an essential primer for professionals, such as movement educators, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, fitness professionals, and doctors enabling them to attain a solid grasp of what fascia is and what it does in the body. It provides an understanding of fascia as a tissue, of its role in the various systems of the body and of its clinical significance. The book is complete in itself, but also it may also serve as a springboard to deeper explorations should the reader wish to go further. Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Fascia as Living Tissue Chapter 2 Fascia and the Cellular Level Chapter 3 Fascia and the Musculoskeletal System Chapter 4 Fascia and the Organs Chapter 5 Fascia and the Nervous System Chapter 6 Fascia and the Brain Chapter 7 Diagnosing Fascial Pathologies Chapter 8 Fascial Modalities Chapter 9: Summary

The Reflexology Manual - Treating the Body Through the Feet and Hands (Paperback, Revised edition): Pauline Wills The Reflexology Manual - Treating the Body Through the Feet and Hands (Paperback, Revised edition)
Pauline Wills
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Relieve stress and tension and return the body to optimum health with this practical step-by-step manual. Clear illustrations show how all the internal body structures and organs are mirrored in the reflex points on the feet and hands, while a step-by-step guide explains how to perform pressure and massage techniques to give a full-body treatment and alleviate a variety of debilitating disorders.There's also a special section on incorporating chakra work and colour therapy into reflexology sessions, for those who would like to take their practice further.

Stone Medicine - A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals (Hardcover): Leslie J Franks Stone Medicine - A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals (Hardcover)
Leslie J Franks
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide and extensive Materia Medica, Leslie J. Franks presents the Stone Medicine teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School, which dates to the Han dynasty, 206 BCE. Detailing the therapeutic properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Franks explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. She examines the chemistry and sacred geometry of crystal structure, revealing how the minerals contained in the stones affect our physiology by supporting our Jing (Essence); by nourishing Qi (energy), blood, and fluids; and by clearing Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat conditions that can lead to disease. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by modern scientific research, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to initiate deep lasting change.

The Little Book of Medicinal Plants (Hardcover): ,Elisabeth Trotignon The Little Book of Medicinal Plants (Hardcover)
,Elisabeth Trotignon
R291 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A compact encyclopedia of the most well-known medicinal plants, explaining their origins and therapeutic properties. Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging. Richly illustrated with vintage postcard-sized images. How did aspirin originate from the Willow? What is an alternative name for catnip? Where does Eucalyptus come from? What benefits are there from drinking Chamomile tea? With which affliction does cornflower water help? What is the use of slipping hop cones into your pillowcase? Why is a dandelion detox treatment recommended after winter? This little book, illustrated with charming vintage pictures, takes you on a journey to explore more than 70 types of medicinal plants and explains their origins, features and therapeutic properties. With a training in botany, Elisabeth Trotignon is the author of several books on plants.

Healing Remedies, Updated Edition - Over 1,000 Natural Remedies for the Prevention, Treatment, and Cure of Common Ailments and... Healing Remedies, Updated Edition - Over 1,000 Natural Remedies for the Prevention, Treatment, and Cure of Common Ailments and Conditions (Paperback)
C Norman Shealy M D Ph D
R718 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R177 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encompassing a range of alternative and natural healing traditions for the prevention, treatment and cure of common ailments, this beautifully illustrated reference book provides over 1,000 natural remedies to promote physical and mental well-being for the whole family. C. Norman Shealy's comprehensive and authoritative guide is an indispensable reference, containing all you need to know about healing with complementary and alternative techniques and therapies. With detailed sections covering Ayurveda, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Traditional Home and Folk Remedies, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Flower Remedies, Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Herbalism, this quick reference family guide includes: * The history and background to each therapy * Descriptions of the most useful remedies * A comprehensive list of ailments with suggested treatments * Alternative first aid remedies * How to stock a home healing medicine chest

Reflexology Kit (2020 Ed) (Hardcover): Claire Wynn Reflexology Kit (2020 Ed) (Hardcover)
Claire Wynn
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Holistic-health enthusiasts will love practicing reflexology with this awesome kit that features our own designed reflexology socks!

A great way to empower their bodies and minds to heal themselves through the stimulation of reflexes in the feet, hands and face, reflexology can also help release blockages in the flow of energy around the body and stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

The beautiful design makes this perfect pamper pack the ideal gift for someone special.

Little Book of Chinese Therapies (Hardcover): Angela Mogridge Little Book of Chinese Therapies (Hardcover)
Angela Mogridge
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Little Book of Chinese Therapies is a clear and accessible introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ancient system of health and wellness. This trusty tome explores the thinking behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, and how those who practise it strive to bring balance to their patients with a slower-paced, more holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Each therapy and it health benefits are explained clearly, introducing readers to the likes of acupressure and musical therapy as well as to the use of Tai Chi and Qigong to create a sense of inner calm. Music Therapy As with all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, music is closely connected to the five elements or 'five phases', as the elements are sometimes referred to. According to ancient Chinese thought, each musical note is associated with one of the elements and each corresponds to the internal organs. Specific imbalances of yin and yang within the body can be improved by listening to certain tones of music. Jiao is the equivalent of the Western musical note 'E'. It represents the element of Wood and is known as the sound of spring. It promotes the correct functioning of the liver and relieves depression.

The Cannabis Spa at Home - How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More... The Cannabis Spa at Home - How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More (Hardcover)
Sandra Hinchliffe
R427 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R56 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The First book to bring together spa, and the herbal healing of Cannabis-with more than seventy-five recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen. Cannabis spa isn't new-cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience. In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you'll discover which spa preparations provide local healing-and which have potential for a more euphoric experience. You'll also learn how to make: Refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks Emulsions, cannabis base oils, cannabis herbal poultices Aromatherapy essence water, cannabis bath salts, and foot and hand soaks Edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang Bath salt And much, much more!

The Artisan Herbalist - Making Teas, Tinctures, and Oils at Home (Paperback): Bevin Cohen The Artisan Herbalist - Making Teas, Tinctures, and Oils at Home (Paperback)
Bevin Cohen
R535 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Start your journey as an artisan herbalist and take back control of your health and well-being the natural way From urban apartments to wild countryside, The Artisan Herbalist is an easy-to-use guide that teaches you how to identify, grow, harvest, forage, and craft herbal allies into an assortment of useful health and wellness products. Through storytelling and step-by-step instruction, The Artisan Herbalist covers: The uses and benefits of 38 easy-to-find yet powerful herbs Harvesting from the wild, foraging in the city, and using store-bought herbs Growing herbs in small areas, balconies, and pots Principles, tips, techniques, and formulas to create teas and tinctures Infusing oils for the creation of salves, lotions, and balms Beneficial herb-based recipes Marketing and selling your products through a home-based business. Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or countryside, take back control of your health and begin your journey towards independent self-care as a budding artisan herbalist.

Natural Compresses and Poultices - Safe and Simple Folk Medicine Treatments for 70 Common Conditions (Paperback): Christopher... Natural Compresses and Poultices - Safe and Simple Folk Medicine Treatments for 70 Common Conditions (Paperback)
Christopher Vasey 1
R335 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R108 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A step-by-step naturopathic guide to using the hands-on natural healing method of compresses and poultices Valued by herbalists, midwives, and mothers throughout history, compresses and poultices are gentle yet highly effective natural remedies you can safely use at home. Easily made from materials you already have in your kitchen, such as ice cubes, herbs, cabbage leaves, lemon slices, clay, or beeswax, these simple preparations can quickly ease pain and inflammation, relieve congestion and edema, lower fever, drain abscesses, activate circulation, calm muscle spasms, and trigger the body's natural self-healing abilities. In this step-by-step naturopathic guide to compresses and poultices, Christopher Vasey, N.D., shows how to use these time-tested folk remedies to treat 70 common ailments and conditions, including headache, asthma, acne, sinusitis, earache, arthritis, sprains, hives, shingles, anxiety, insomnia, mastitis, constipation, diarrhea, muscle pains, bronchitis, and more. He explains that a compress is a cloth soaked in hot or cold infused water and applied to a specific part of the body. A poultice works similarly, but instead of a liquid extract, the healing material is made into a paste and applied directly to the body. He details what type of compress or poultice to use for each ailment, whether to use it hot or cold, where on the body to apply it, and for how long. Vasey also explores the physiological reasons these simple remedies can be so effective, such as how some treatments trigger healing through the nerves, others cause the skin to absorb or expel substances, and others have beneficial effects on the body's internal chemistry. He reveals how compresses and poultices not only can alleviate acute symptoms, but are equally effective for dealing with chronic conditions. Offering an indispensable complement to your home first aid kit, this book provides you with a hands-on way to bring relief and healing to yourself and your loved ones.

Touch is Really Strange (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Steve Haines Touch is Really Strange (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Steve Haines; Illustrated by Sophie Standing
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why can't we tickle ourselves? How can slow touch convey more powerful emotions than fast touch? How does touch shape our perception of the world?The latest addition to the Really Strange series, this science-based graphic comic addresses these questions and more, revealing the complexity of touch and exploring its power and limits. Used positively, touch can change pain and trauma, communicate compassion and love and generate social bonding. Get it wrong and it can be abusive and terrifying. Everyone's initial experience of life and existence is tactile and spatial at its core. Before we have language, our concepts are formed as we meet a world full of edges and textures. Touch Is Really Strange celebrates the power of inward touch (interoception) and looks at how we can use skilful contact to promote feelings of joy, connection and vitality inside another. Touch helps us feel real and connected, and is fundamental to the development of consciousness and to perception. Steve Haines' new book teaches us how to safely touch people, not parts of people.

Press Here! Hand Reflexology for Beginners - A Practice for Promoting Self-Care (Hardcover): Stefanie Sabounchian Press Here! Hand Reflexology for Beginners - A Practice for Promoting Self-Care (Hardcover)
Stefanie Sabounchian
R337 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hand reflexology is a non-invasive natural health approach, perfect for anyone to use on the go. In Press Here! Hand Reflexology for Beginners, colorful illustrations and clear instructions show simple but powerful techniques to add to your daily routine. Practicing hand reflexology on yourself can help you achieve your goal of natural, holistic healthcare without the expensive weekly treatments. Hand reflexology, unlike the more common foot reflexology, is easy to incorporate into your wellness routine because it can be used anywhere-from riding the bus or listening to a lecture in class to enjoying a party. This fun, easy, and accessible introduction to self-care through hand reflexology teaches the fundamental principles of reflexology and guides you through the reflex map of the hands, where every part of our body has a corresponding reflex point. Follow the illustrations and simple instructions to quickly learn techniques to use daily for overall good health and a balanced body and mind. In addition, guided techniques help you learn how to use reflexology for specific health issues, organized by ailments. The Press Here! series offers contemporary takes on traditional hands-on healing practices for a new generation of practitioners. These introductory guides feature easy-to-access organization, clear instructions, and beautiful illustrations of each technique. Other Press Here! topics include massage, reiki, and acupressure.

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