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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
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (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.

Cannabis is Medicine - How CBD and Medical Cannabis are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain (Paperback): Bonni... Cannabis is Medicine - How CBD and Medical Cannabis are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain (Paperback)
Bonni Goldstein
R489 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Cannabis Is Medicine, medical cannabis specialist Bonni Goldstein, MD, explains the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant and describes in easy-to-understand detail the recently discovered endocannabinoid system, involved in almost every human physiological process. Over 4 million people in the US are healing difficult-to-treat illnesses with cannabis medicine, and although 33 states have medical cannabis laws, many physicians remain reluctant to discuss how this plant may be beneficial to health. this book is the comprehensive resource for patients and their loved ones who have not found answers with conventional medicines. Dr Goldstein has helped thousands of suffering patients -- including children -- find relief with cannabis. In her revelatory book, she explains the current state of scientific research on more than 28 chronic medical conditions that have responded positively to treatment with cannabis, and offers actionable advice on using various forms of medical cannabis, including CBD, to treat a range illnesses, navigating the medical cannabis industry, and detailed information on safety and legality. As medical cannabis laws continue to evolve, it is more vital than ever for suffering patients to understand the benefits of this plant from an honest, medicine-based perspective. Educational, practical, and comprehensive, Cannabis Is Medicine reveals the truth behind cannabis so patients can make informed decisions and improve the quality of their lives.

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia (Paperback, New edition): Anthony Cavender Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia (Paperback, New edition)
Anthony Cavender
R579 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices. |A comprehensive account of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region. Anthony Cavender provides a tour of ailments and treatments organized by body systems and covers medicinal plans, patent medicines, and magico-religious practices. He also profiles three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. Includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms.

Aromatherapy - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Vicki Pitman Aromatherapy - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Vicki Pitman 1
R653 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive guide to aromatherapy provides thorough coverage for students and is also an excellent reference for practitioners. It includes all the information required by students training on aromatherapy courses accredited to Levels 3 or 4. This book: * contains revised and in-depth detail on the characteristics, chemistry, sourcing and safe application of essential oils * covers the effects of odours on mind, body and emotions * provides tutors with an ideal support text for any advanced-level aromatherapy course * provides a clear focus on clinical and professional aromatherapy, making it suitable for all quality accredited aromatherapy courses * contains colour photography for each of the essential oils * includes case histories providing true-life examples * discusses the adjunctive role of aromatherapy in community settings such as hospices, education, special needs and hospitals.

The Spell of the Horse - Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation with Nature's Finest Teachers (Paperback): Pam... The Spell of the Horse - Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation with Nature's Finest Teachers (Paperback)
Pam Billinge
R299 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R25 (8%) In stock

The ability of the horse to sense emotion, energy and spirit is way beyond what most of the human world realises. A must-read for those wishing to understand the spiritual connection between horses and humans. When Pam Billinge's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she began to notice the way her horse responded to her emotional turmoil. Thus began an exploration into the spiritual relationship between horses and humans and their infinite capacity to help us heal. Building on her remarkable discoveries, Pam began her pioneering work as a horse-led coach and therapist. By sharing her own path to redemption through personal tragedy, and other stories of healing inspired by the incredible interactions she has observed between horse and human, Pam puts forward her uplifting insights about the true nature of the horse, setting out some simple principles to help the reader transcend life's challenges. This nature memoir will appeal to fans of The Outrun by Amy Liptrot and H is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Pam Billinge is a body psychotherapy professional and leadership coach at the top of her game in the UK field of horse-led therapy.

Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections - Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia (Paperback): Stephen Harrod Buhner Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections - Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia (Paperback)
Stephen Harrod Buhner
R440 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R146 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections each year--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Three newly emergent Lyme coinfections are Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma. Tens of thousands of people are known to be asymptomatically infected and at least ten percent will become symptomatic this year--with symptoms ranging from chronic headache and arthritis to seizures. Distilling the latest scientific research on Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how they can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these organisms create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled inflammatory response in much the same way rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Providing an in-depth guide for those suffering from Babesia, Ehrlichia, or Anaplasma infection as well as for clinicians who work with those infected by these organisms, Buhner details effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as Ashwaganda and Chinese Skullcap, and reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, reduce inflammation, and bring the immune system back into balance. He explains how these natural methods not only complement conventional Lyme disease treatments involving antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals but also provide relief when other forms of treatment have failed.

The Nature Cure - A Doctor's Guide to the Science of Natural Medicine (Paperback): Andreas Michalsen The Nature Cure - A Doctor's Guide to the Science of Natural Medicine (Paperback)
Andreas Michalsen
R423 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Living Medicine (Paperback): Gladys Taylor McGarey Living Medicine (Paperback)
Gladys Taylor McGarey
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chronic Diseases; Their Specific Nature and Homoeopathic Treatment; Volume II (Paperback): Samuel Hahnemann The Chronic Diseases; Their Specific Nature and Homoeopathic Treatment; Volume II (Paperback)
Samuel Hahnemann
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History of American Homeopathy - From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care (Hardcover): The History of American Homeopathy - From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care (Hardcover)
R1,523 Discovery Miles 15 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although scorned in the early 1900s and publicly condemned by Abraham Flexner and the American Medical Association, the practice of homeopathy did not disappear. Instead, it evolved with the emergence of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy in the United States and today is a form of alternative medicine practiced by more than 100,000 physicians worldwide and used by millions of people to treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic diseases.

"The History of American Homeopathy" traces the rise of lay practitioners in shaping homeopathy as a healing system and its relationship to other forms of complementary and alternative medicine in an age when conventional biomedicine remains the dominant form. Representing the most current and up-to-date history of American homeopathy, readers will benefit from John S. Haller Jr.'s comprehensive explanation of complementary medicine within the American social, scientific, religious, and philosophic traditions.

Complete Book of Chinese Medicine - A Holistic Approach to Physical, Emotional and Mental Health (Paperback): Wong Kiew Kit Complete Book of Chinese Medicine - A Holistic Approach to Physical, Emotional and Mental Health (Paperback)
Wong Kiew Kit
R710 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R260 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine is the result of years of research and study by a world renowned Shaolin Grandmaster, Sifu Wong Kiew Kit, who has an excellent track record in curing many so-called incurable diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, sexual inadequacy, kidney failure, rheumatism and asthma using chi kung therapy. The aim of this exciting book is to introduce the wonderful and unique concept behind Chinese medicine. Sifu Wong's command of both the Chinese and English languages has made this book possible as meanings are often lost or misinterpreted during translation. Thus this book will be indispensable to everyone with an interest in Chinese medicine and to those who find that Western medicine does not have all the answers after all. The book includes: The history, development and the main features of Chinese medicine. Strategies and tactics when diagnosing and treating patients. How modern societies, including Western medical doctors and research scientists, can benefit from a deeper and holistic understanding of Chinese medicine. Case studies.

Nature's Pharmacopeia - A World of Medicinal Plants (Paperback): Dan Choffnes Nature's Pharmacopeia - A World of Medicinal Plants (Paperback)
Dan Choffnes
R1,734 R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Save R270 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicals-such as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine-in various medical settings; and the application of biomedicine's intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the world's herbal knowledge to create new pharmaceuticals.

Reflexology revised edition (Paperback, Rev ed): Susan Cressy Reflexology revised edition (Paperback, Rev ed)
Susan Cressy
R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Providing a comprehensive route through the most popular reflexology qualifications, this text has now been revised to provide full coverage of hand reflexology. Step-by-step photos clearly illustrate the skills and technique needed for each procedure, and the layout and design of the anatomy and physiology section will clearly explain the subject.

The Acupuncture Response (Paperback): Glenn Rothfeld, Suzanne LeVert The Acupuncture Response (Paperback)
Glenn Rothfeld, Suzanne LeVert
R422 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Western medical doctor reveals how and why acupuncture really works

Acupuncture, once considered a fringe alternative, is quickly becoming part of mainstream American medicine. Recent scientific studies have recommended the procedure as a safe and effective treatment for myriad health conditions--from asthma to tennis elbow.

Now Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld shares the firsthand experiences of patients who have successfully merged acupuncture into their regular medical treatment plans and explores the research that helps prove that it works.

Topics include: Making acupuncture part of a total health care plan Finding a qualified acupuncturist Obtaining insurance coverage Knowing what to expect in a first visit to an acupuncturist Learning which diseases and conditions acupuncture may help improve

Dealing with Depression Naturally (Paperback, 2nd edition): Syd Baumel Dealing with Depression Naturally (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Syd Baumel
R685 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the cutting edge of natural antidepressant research, here is new information on St. Johns wort, SAMe, bright light therapy, and other proven natural remedies for depression. This fully updated second edition explores emotional health, including mood-enhancing fats and herbal antidepressants.

Nature's Pharmacopeia - A World of Medicinal Plants (Hardcover): Dan Choffnes Nature's Pharmacopeia - A World of Medicinal Plants (Hardcover)
Dan Choffnes
R3,412 R2,520 Discovery Miles 25 200 Save R892 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicals-such as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine-in various medical settings; and the application of biomedicine's intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the world's herbal knowledge to create new pharmaceuticals.

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy - Modern Herbal Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Kerry Bone, Simon Mills Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy - Modern Herbal Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Kerry Bone, Simon Mills
R2,888 R2,252 Discovery Miles 22 520 Save R636 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authoritative and comprehensive modern textbook on western herbal medicine - now in its second edition This long-awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy covers all major aspects of herbal medicine from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications. Written by herbal practitioners with active experience in clinical practice, education, manufacturing and research, the textbook is both practical and evidence based. The focus, always, is on the importance of tailoring the treatment to the individual case. New insights are given into the herbal management of approxiately 100 modern ailments, including some of the most challenging medical conditions, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and other complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, and there is vibrant discussion around the contribution of phytotherapy in general to modern health issues, including health ageing. Fully referenced throughout, with more than 10, 000 citations, the book is a core resource for students and practitioners of phytotherapy and naturopathy and will be of value to all healthcare professionals - pharmacists, doctors, nurses - with an interest in herbal therapeutics. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart.

Cannabis For Dummies (Paperback): Kim Ronkin Casey, Joe Kraynak Cannabis For Dummies (Paperback)
Kim Ronkin Casey, Joe Kraynak 1
R568 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R163 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make informed decisions about the benefits of using cannabis Pot is hot--for good reason. To date, 30 states have legalized medical marijuana to the tune of nearly $11B in consumer spending. Whether it's to help alleviate symptoms of an illness or for adults to use recreationally, more people every day are turning to marijuana. Cannabis For Dummies presents the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant. Inside, you'll find the hands-on knowledge and education you need to make an informed decision about your cannabis purchase, as a patient and a consumer. Decide for yourself if marijuana is right for you Manage aches and pains Gain insight on the effects and possible symptom relief Enjoy both sweet and savory edibles Navigate the legal requirements If you're curious about cannabis, everything you need to discover its many benefits is a page away!

Unlocking Lyme - Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease (Paperback): William Rawls Unlocking Lyme - Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease (Paperback)
William Rawls
R426 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R71 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Giovanni Maciocia Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Giovanni Maciocia
R3,685 R2,937 Discovery Miles 29 370 Save R748 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This major, new book is a complete, easily accessed and highly illustrated guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Emphasis is placed on "real world" issues and symptoms, and the text focuses on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms - the practice beyond the theory. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subjective appraisal of the patient's symptoms and signs - which form a pattern - many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are taken into consideration e.g. a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, glitter of eyes. Thus, Chinese diagnosis is based on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, which may not be a "disease" at all, and as such requires careful interpretation of a range of nuances. This book will help lead students and practitioners through basic on to sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation One-of-a-kind text gives you a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rich, unique content offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced. Includes all the signs and symptoms that a modern patient may present in the clinic, no matter how subtle. Outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help you through the most challenging topics. Case histories with diagnoses present common conditions that professionals will often find in practice. Logically organized to help you quickly find the information you need in clinical situations. Written by a leader in the field of Chinese medicine provides you with an expert's clinical experience and understanding. NEW! Clinical and Treatments notes provide practical information on acupuncture - including herbal treatment, when appropriate - for most symptoms and signs, giving the book a clinical application in therapy. NEW! UPDATED full-color design and color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. NEW! Learning outcomes summarize the basics that you should know after completing a chapter. NEW! Thoroughly updated content from an expert author clarifies the best practices for diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Autism: Meet Me Who I Am - An Educational, Sensory and Nutritional Approach to Childhood Autism (Paperback): Lakshmi Prasanna,... Autism: Meet Me Who I Am - An Educational, Sensory and Nutritional Approach to Childhood Autism (Paperback)
Lakshmi Prasanna, Michael Kokinos
R356 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Autism manifests in an incredible diversity of characteristics, including but by no means limited to communication issues, repetitive behaviour, and lack of eye contact. In this important book, two experienced physicians go behind the diagnostic labels and the consultation room to a holistic approach for autism. For each unique child, they ask how behaviour differs in different places or with different people, and why; they explore the influences of different types of food; and they ask what sensory needs lie behind particular behaviour. Their approach encompasses not only medical but, primarily, social, pedagogical and environmental considerations, and its from this starting point that they endeavour to build a community of support for a child. This approach challenges family members and professional caregivers to step out of their silos and work together in dynamic, therapeutic communities. Autism: Meet Me Who I Am tells the story of this journey of co-working, drawing inspiration from the children themselves.

Plant Spirit Healing - A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Paperback): Pam Montgomery Plant Spirit Healing - A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Paperback)
Pam Montgomery
R399 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R137 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NATURE / HERBAL HEALING"This is a profound work. Written with a clarity and depth of understanding that only someone deeply attuned to their subject could master. Pam Montgomery weaves indigenous wisdom, modern research, science, and quantum physics into a vibrant testament of the sacred and powerful nature inherent in plant medicine. The message transmitted through every page in this amazing book is bound to change our perception of herbal healing--and of medicine in general." --Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and founder of United Plant Savers and author of Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal"A blessing of a book. Pam Montgomery's writing shines with what Hildegard of Bingen called viriditas--the healing power of the Green. It is filled with the wisdom of a real herbalist."--David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, author of Medical Herbalism and Herbal Prescriptions after 50Indigenous healers and shamans have known since antiquity that plants possess a spirit essence that can communicate through light, sound, and vibration. Now scientific studies are verifying this understanding. Plant Spirit Healing reveals the power of plant spirits to join with human intelligence to bring about profound healing. These spirits take us beyond mere symptomatic treatment to aligning us with the vast web of nature. Plants are more than their chemical constituents. They are intelligent beings that have the capacity to raise consciousness to a level where true healing can take place. In this book, herbalist Pam Montgomery offers an understanding of the origins of disease and the therapeutic use of plant spirits to bring balance and healing. She offers a process engaging heart, soul, and spirit that she calls the triplespiral path. In our modern life, we are increasingly challenged with broken hearts, souls in exile, and malnourished spirits. By working through the heart, we connect with the soul and gain access to spirit. She explains that the evolution of plants has always preceded their animal counterparts and that plant spirits offer a guide to our spiritual evolution--a stage of growth imperative not only for the healing of humans but also for the healing of the earth.PAM MONTGOMERY has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature since 1986. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association and is on the advisory board of United Plant Savers. The author of Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology and contributing author in Planting the Future, she is a practicing herbalist and plant spirit healer who offers trainings and treatments from her home in Danby, Vermont.

Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie - An Ethnobotanical Guide (Paperback, New): Kelly Kindscher Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie - An Ethnobotanical Guide (Paperback, New)
Kelly Kindscher; Illustrated by William S. Whitney
R410 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than two hundred species of native prairie plants. Unfortunately, modern American culture has not paid much attention.

White settlers did learn a few plant-based remedies from the Indians, and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors. A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the U.S. Pharmacopeia at one time or another, and one or two, like the Purple Coneflower, found their way into the bottles of patent medicine.

But in both the number of species used and the varieties of treatments administered, Indians were far more proficient than white settlers. Their familiarity with the plants of the prairie was comprehensive--there probably were Indian names for all prairie plants, and they recognized more varieties of some species than scientists do today. Their knowledge was refined and exact enough that they could successfully administer medicinal doses of plants that are poisonous. All of the species used by frontier doctors were used first by Indians.

In "Medicinal Plants of the Prairie," ethnobotanist Kelly Kindscher documents the medicinal use of 203 native prairie plants by the Plains Indians. Using information gleaned from archival materials, interviews, and fieldwork, Kindscher describes plant-based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis, from arthritis to worms. He also explains the use of internal and external medications, smoke treatments, moxa (the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin), and the doctrine of signatures (the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses). He adds information on recent pharmacological findings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plants.

Not since 1919 has the ethnobotany of native Great Plains plants been examined so thoroughly. Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion, a one-million-square-mile area bounded by Texas on the south, Canada on the north, the Rocky Mountains on the west, and the deciduous forests of Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin in the east. Along with information on the medicinal uses of prairie plants by the Indians, Kindscher also lists Indian, common, and scientific names and describes Anglo folk uses, medical uses, scientific research, and cultivation. Descriptions of the plants are supplemented by 44 exquisite line drawings and over 100 range maps.

This book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region.

Yoga for Mental Health (Paperback): Yoga for Mental Health (Paperback)
R973 R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Save R58 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Yoga is a comprehensive mind-body practice that is particularly effective for self-regulation, mood management, fostering resilience, and promotion of wellbeing. Inherently, yoga is a system for improving mental health and alleviating suffering at the deepest levels. Consequently, yoga's potential as a key component of integrative and complementary mental health is now being recognized internationally. This book serves as a reference, but also as a bridge between yoga therapy and healthcare, helping to add to the process of growing integration. It provides a professional resource for mental health professionals interested in the potential for yoga interventions that facilitate the therapeutic process, and who want to learn ways in which yoga can catalyze and deepen this process across a broad spectrum of mental health approaches. Similarly for yoga professionals with a focus on mental health and wellbeing who want to expand their understanding of how yoga relates to mental health approaches and their knowledge of best practices The format is designed for consistency and ease of reading. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the yogic viewpoint of mental health and wellbeing, and the psychological and neurological rationale for yoga's usage in mental health conditions. Each subsequent chapter is organized into a clinical overview of mental health conditions, followed by sections on current research and the rationale for incorporating yoga into the treatment of the condition, recommended yoga practices, and future directions.

Energy Medicine - The Scientific Basis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): James L. Oschman Energy Medicine - The Scientific Basis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
James L. Oschman
R1,288 R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 Save R208 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

See how energy therapies can normalize physiology and restore your patients' health! Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, 2nd Edition provides a deeper understanding of energy and energy flow in the human body. Using well-established scientific research, this book documents the presence of energy fields, discerns how those fields are generated, and determines how they are altered by disease, disorder, or injury. It then describes how therapeutic applications can restore natural energy flows within the body. Written by recognized energy medicine expert Dr. James Oschman - who is also a physiologist, cellular biologist, and biophysicist - this resource shows how the science of energetics may be used in healing diseases that conventional medicine has difficulty treating. Easy-to-understand coverage simplifies the theory of energy medicine and the science behind it, providing detailed, coherent explanations for a complex subject. Well-established scientific research shows why and how energy medicine works. Multi-disciplinary approach covers energy medicine as it applies to various healthcare disciplines, from acupuncture to osteopathy to therapeutic touch and energy psychology. NEW! Additional views of the Living Matrix in this edition increase the number to 10 views, more accurately showing physiological and regulatory processes - the web of factors that determine our health. NEW Basic Physics and Biophysics chapters introduce and simplify the concepts of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and resonance. NEW chapters on medical devices and inflammation bring to light the connection between energy medicine and inflammation, showing effective energy techniques such as devices that use energy fields and hands-on techniques in combating disease. UPDATED research on acupuncture and related therapies showcases exciting new work from prestigious laboratories in the U.S. and abroad on the anatomy and biophysics of the acupuncture meridian system. NEW Sciences of the Subconscious and Intuition and The Energetic Blueprint of Life and Health chapters cover the important topics of energy psychology and epigenetics. NEW Regulatory Energetics chapter includes topics such as communication, control, regulation, coordination, integration, feedback, and energy flow - all crucial to understanding living systems and the healing process. NEW Energy Medicine in Daily Life chapter includes examples of simple energy medicine tools that can sustain health, happiness and longevity, and why and how they are so effective. NEW evidence from quantum physics describes the latest implications of quantum principles and quantum mechanics as related to devices and therapies in energy medicine. NEW content on the mechanisms involved in intuition and the unconscious mind emphasizes the emerging topics of trauma energetics and energy psychology, along with the importance of intuition in therapeutics. NEW chapters on the history of developments in electrobiology and electrophysiology discuss neuroscience applications in diagnosis and therapeutics, linking the new inflammation model of disease with energy medicine. NEW historical content covers the individuals who have created the field of energy medicine, with descriptions of their techniques and references to their literature. NEW Appendix I summarizes the regulations governing devices used in the practice of energy medicine. NEW Appendix II lists legal, ethical, and other CAM resources available to energy practitioners.

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