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Natural remedies for physical ailments are well known; now hitting the scene are supplements-made from berries, mushrooms, herbs and other plants-that can help the body and mind adapt to stress. These "adaptogens" work towards restoring balance, enhancing focus and stamina, boosting energy and improving mood. In Super Powders Katrine van Wyk takes 20 adaptogens and describes what they are and how to use them. Then Van Wkyk shares the recipes she's developed. Adaptogens should be part of every healthy person's routine. Super Powders reveals everything you need to know to get started.
After decades of misinformation about cannabis largely due to the well-funded propaganda campaign in the 1930s, public attitudes toward the drug have finally begun to evolve. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana and since then, 28 other states, 2 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Now countless patients are reaping the benefits of this amazing resource which has been used to effectively treat everything from chronic pain to debilitating illnesses. In The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health, Dr. Patricia Frye takes a direct, no-nonsense approach to educating readers about cannabis and its medicinal qualities. After having retired from medicine, Dr. Frye was offered an opportunity to practice cannabis treatment. Intrigued, she educated herself on this emerging alternative and is now ready to share with others what she has learned. In this book, using humorous and touching stories from the many situations she has encountered in her practice over the years, Dr. Frye provides valuable information about the undeniable medicinal qualities of cannabis. This book helps to de-stigmatize this misunderstood drug and educate readers on the history of cannabis and how it is used by the medical community today. This is an accessible, enjoyable resource that will not only entertain readers, but may change their lives for the better.
For acupuncturists and birth professionals, this book explains how yin/yang and other principles of Chinese medicine can improve birth experiences as well as outcomes. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can shift and support the physical and emotional journey of birth and provide nonpharmacologic treatment approaches for commonly occurring disorders of labor such as malposition, asynclitism, slow cervical dilatation and inadequate contractions, as well as postpartum and post C -section care. Accessible and engaging, the book includes an overview of Chinese medicine for women's health; information on what happens before, during and after birth from both a biomedical and Chinese medical perspective;and a toolkit of treatment strategies for birth work. The techniques described include acupressure, Tui Na (Chinese medical bodywork), needling, auricular acupressure and electrostimulation
In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's successful "Chinese
Natural Cures," "Healing Secrets of the Native Americans" brings
the age-old knowledge and trusted techniques of Native-American
healing to a wider audience. From this clear, reliable, and
beautifully packaged book, learn how Native Americans have used the
bountiful gifts of nature to heal the mind, the body, and the
spirit. Discover how the Native-American tradition uses plants and
herbs, heat, movement and sound, visualization, and spirituality to
heal dozens of everyday ailments and illnesses--from back pain to
insect bites to flu and sore throat and much more.
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a five-volume set that serves as a comprehensive, practical reference manual for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas. Organized by body system, each volume includes hundreds of formulas to treat common health conditions, as well as formulas that address specific energetic or symptomatic presentations, including Dr. Stansbury's own formulas, formulas from herbal folklore, and formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury offers a brief explanation of how the selected herbs address the specific condition. The book offers many sidebars and user-friendly lists--helping readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations--and details traditional uses of both western herbs and traditional Asian herbs and formulas that are readily available in the United States. Volume 1 focuses on digestive health and the emunctories, an herbal term referring to the organs of elimination: the gastrointestinal system, the urinary system, and the skin. This volume offers formulas and supporting information for treating gastrointestinal and biliary conditions, liver and gallbladder conditions, renal and urinary conditions, and dermatologic conditions. Each chapter includes a materia medica section that describes individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses. Each chapter includes a materia medica section that describes individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses. These formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning the precision of an herbal formula for the constitution and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than a basic diagnosis. The text aims to teach via example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas. Volume 2 (Circulation and Respiration) is also available, and Volume 3 (Endocrinology) will be published in May 2019. Volumes 4 (Neurology, Pyschiatry, and Pain Management) and 5 (Immunology, Orthopedics, and Otolarnygology) will be published in 2020.
Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of over 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Although these practices are considered alternative medicine in the Western world, they are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia, accounting for an estimated 40% of all health care delivered in China. Topics discussed in this book include a comparison of Chinese views with Western perspectives on traditional Chinese Medicine and complementary alternative medicine; cinnabar and realgar in traditional Chinese Medicine; metabolomic analysis of herbal medicines; Chinese Herbal Medicine in health care; and acupuncture for patients with cerebral apoplexy.
The Yoga Kitchen Plan is a soulful journey towards finding your best, most authentic self where a quiet mind and overall sense of calm are the ultimate goal. Through the use of pure, non-stimulating foods, the plan helps the reader reach a state of bliss and tranquility each day.
The book starts by explaining the body's chakra system and how this is integral to a yogic lifestyle. The core of the book is the simple, 7-day plan which incorporates breathing exercises, meditations, basic yoga practice, daily tasks, and then a selection of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that target each of your 7 chakras to take you through a whole week.
The 65 recipes follow a sattvic food model - this means that the food is lacto-vegetarian i.e. fruit, vegetables and dairy predominate while stimulating foods that unsettle the mind are excluded, such as eggs, garlic, onion and caffeine. Examples include Raspberry & Apple Bircher with Pistachio Confetti; Blueberry & Basil Kombucha with Poached Pear & Rhubarb; Fennel, Beetroot & Orange Salad with Whipped Feta; and Grilled Lettuce, Corn & Black Bean Chop Salad.
This is a full-color laminated poster. This chart presents the twelve main meridians according to Shizuto Masunaga, important figure in the history of shiatsu: anatomical illustrations of the body seen from the front on the first side of the card and back view, face and sole of the foot at the back. Meridian names are also given in Italian and Spanish.
Reveals the underlying cause, stage and progression of a disease. This book reflects the quality of Prana, blood, bodily fluids, and essence and examines the expression of the Five Elements in each organ. It includes ancient and modern healing practices, based on the Healing Tastes, Herbal Therapies and Dietary Protocols.
China is ranked as one of the world's slimmest nations and the secret to its people's healthier and happier lifestyle has been ingrained in its culture for thousands of years: they believe that life should be aligned with nature, and follow the basis of the yin and yang theory of balance (the 2000-year-old philosophy from the philosopher Lao Tzu that states a part can only be understood through its relationship to the whole). In THE YIN YANG GUIDE TO WEIGHT LOSS, Chinese doctor and nutritionist Lily Lihua lets you into these ancient slimming and wellness secrets, as well as providing easy recipes and exercises that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. Learn how life should really be lived, to help you lose weight, feel energised, and be in control of your health and well-being.
An introductory guide to essential oils and aromatherapy from the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies, a trusted source for natural health and beauty products.
Introduce yourself to the world of Essential Oils for treating maladies and improving mental and physical well-being. Featuring comprehensive profiles of 88 essential oils, all-natural remedies for common ailments, aromatic recipes for home and beauty, and helpful guidance for blending, storing, and using essential oils, this introductory guide is packed with authoritative information from the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies.
Whether you seek natural alternatives to conventional medicines or want to eliminate synthetically produced chemicals from your home and beauty products, simple visual instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs make it easy. An illustrated A to Z reference section helps you identify the most useful oils, while information on application methods, tips on massage techniques, guidance on creating custom blends, and up-to-date safety recommendations help you learn how to use them for maximum benefit.
Essential Oils can help you improve your overall well-being and start you on the path to a more natural you.
Michael Moore, renowned herbalist, teacher, and author of several medicinal plant books, presents a one-of-a-kind guide to over 300 species of plants geographically ranging from Baja California to Alaska. This uniquely attractive book educates the reader to both native and introduced species within this region. With over eighty line drawings, forty-four colour photographs, maps, and a glossary, this book contains clear and reliable information on: Identification and safe use of the plants; Appearance, habitats, collecting methods, and storage; Therapeutic uses, constituents, and preparations; Potential toxicities and medical contraindications; Tea-making, tincturing, and salve making.'
Take charge of your health and wellness with a cleanse that's anything but ordinary. More than a mere diet plan, Ayurveda is a holistic lifestyle that combines herbalism, yoga and mindfulness to completely transform your physical and spiritual wellness. Certified Ayurveda practitioner Kerry Harling will guide you at each step of the way. Kick off your journey to a healthier you by determining your "dosha," or constitution type - Vata, Pitta or Kapha - which will identify imbalances in your body that are causing physical ailments, discomfort and illness. For instance, dry, cool and restless Vatas who often suffer from anxiety, constipation and arthritis should eat wet, warm and rich foods such as hearty soups and roasted meats. Kerry's cleanse presents a specific day-by-day plan for each dosha to eat and live in a way that brings your body, mind and spirit into complete balance within 25 days. The book is packed with 60 delicious recipes that can be adapted to suit each dosha, such as Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings, Harvest Chipotle Chili and Broccolini Almond Pizza. Lifestyle guides such as yoga sequences, meditation practices and journal prompts will help you form beneficial habits. With Kerry guiding the way, you can finally get to the root of your health issues and achieve long-lasting balance, health and happiness. This book has 60 recipes and 60 recipe photographs.
Thai herbs are part of a vibrant culture of healing that has been practiced and preserved over the centuries in traditional medicine schools, Buddhist monasteries, and village homes all over Thailand. Many quite ancient herbal traditions continue to be practiced throughout Thailand to this day, and some of these have now been recognized by the Ministry of Public Health as an important facet of the country's national healthcare system. This revised and updated edition provides an overview of traditional Thai medicine-including both the theory and the practical application of Thai cuisine, bodywork, and herbal medicine. Of interest to herbalist, massage therapists, and practitioners of other alternative healthcare systems, the book introduces the basic principles of Thai herbal healing in simple and clear terms, and it includes a detailed compendium of individual herbs. Best of all, this book is fun, offering easy recipes for home remedies, healthcare products, and cuisine that will make the world of Thai tradition come alive in your home.
Combines healing crystal therapy with the "organ clock" circadian
rhythm of each organ system, based on traditional Chinese medicine
This is a full-colour laminated poster. The theory of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water and wood) is an important principle in Chinese acupuncture. On the front side of this chart, the diagram contains the points used in acupuncture according to the five elements and their place on the extremities of the body. At the back, a very clear and complete table with the correspondences, such as the life stages, seasons, time of the day, tastes, activities, emotions.
A practical guide to the medicinal uses of over 450 plants and herbs as applied in the traditional practices of the Cherokee.
- Details the uses of over 450 plants for the treatment of over 120 ailments.
- Written by the coauthor of "Medicine of the Cherokee" (40,000 copies sold).
- Explains the healing elements of the Four Directions and the plants associated with them.
- Includes traditional teaching tales as told to the author by Cherokee Elders.
In this rare collection of the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, author J. T. Garrett presents the healing properties and medicinal applications of over 450 North American plants. Readers will learn how Native American healers utilize the gifts of nature for ceremonial purposes and to treat over 120 ailments, from the common cold to a bruised heart. The book presents the medicine of the Four Directions and the plants with which each direction is associated. From the East comes the knowledge of "heart medicine"--blood-building tonics and plants for vitality and detoxification. The medicine of the South focuses on the innocence of life and the energy of youthfulness. West medicine treats the internal aspects of the physical body to encourage strength and endurance, while North medicine offers a sense of freedom and connection to the stars and the greater Universal Circle. This resource also includes traditional teaching tales to offer insights from Cherokee cosmology into the origin of illness, how the animals found their medicine, and the naming of the plants.
The UK’s most recommended and well used Shiatsu guide has been updated with new material throughout.
Shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’ and is a traditional Japanese massage technique which can rebalance the body and ease both mental and physical tension by applying pressure to the body’s energy channels, or meridians.
Fully illustrated, 'Shiatsu: The Complete Guide' appeals to beginners through to practitioners. Chris Jarmey covers all aspects of Shiatsu – the spiritual as well as the practical. Includes:
Oil pulling is much more than an oral cleansing method. Originating in the ancient healing systems of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, where it is well known that disease begins in the mouth, this simple health practice triggers detoxification and healing throughout the entire body. The mouth and tongue are home to bacteria, fungus, and many toxins from the rest of the body. Oil pulling not only cleanses the mouth and tongue, preventing harmful bacteria and toxins from entering the bloodstream, it also triggers enzyme production in the digestive tract, which in turn activates cleansing processes throughout the entire body. Practiced daily, oil pulling leads to better dental and gum health, a stronger immune system, detoxification of major organs including the intestines, lungs, and liver, and healing from many conditions caused by internal toxins and chronic inflammation.
Blood and chi often flow side by side throughout the body, the blood acting as the vehicle for our vital energy. Areas of slow or congested circulation lead to blockages in the flow of vital energy and toxin accumulation in the body. The practice of Life Pulse Massage allows these blockages to be cleared, revitalizing cardiovascular function, detoxifying the organs, and restoring the flow of blood and chi throughout the body. In this fully illustrated guide to Life Pulse Massage, Master Mantak Chia details abdominal massage practices to open restricted blood vessels, direct blood flow to specific areas for healing, release arterial tension to rebalance high or low blood pressure, and detoxify individual organs and body systems such as the liver, lungs, lymph nodes, and colon. He shows how to clear and activate the master pulses of the navel and aorta and synchronize these master pulses with the 52 pulses of the whole body for optimum circulation and energy balance. He explains the ancient art of reading pulses to diagnose organ health as well as how to recognize internal health states through the unique positions and shapes of the navel. Detailing specific Life Pulse Massage treatments for many common ailments such as lower back pain, sciatica, asthma, headaches, and reproductive issues, Master Chia shows how liberating the flow of blood and chi can prevent illness before it takes hold, revitalize the organs, and set the stage for optimum health.
'An excellent masterpiece that brings the ancient timeless wisdom of Ayurveda, in a very simple and practical way, to our modern day-to-day life' - Dr Vasant Lad, Director of The Ayurvedic Institute Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old system of medicine that takes a much needed holistic approach to life and wellbeing. Through balancing the three energy forces in the body known as 'doshas', Ayurveda goes beyond the boundaries of conventional practice to reveal your unique physical, emotional and mental needs. Expert practitioner Geeta Vara BSc and PGDip in Ayurvedic Medicine, gives simple, daily applicable rituals and wisdom that can be personalised to suit you, including guidance on food as medicine, detoxification, movement and meditation. By teaching us to reconnect with our natural bio-circadian rhythms, Ayurveda will lead you out of the doctor's surgery and on a journey towards self-healing. WITH THIS BOOK, YOU CAN: * Discover your mind/body type * Better understand the epicentre of your health - the gut * Learn to identify early signs of imbalance * Transform your diet through taste and mindful eating * Be empowered to take a preventative approach to healthcare * Tackle personal health problems including: stress and fatigue, immune system issues, gastro-intestinal problems, disturbed sleep, migraines, weight management and more
NATIVE AMERICA / HERBALISM "The first in-depth analysis of the processes used by Native Americans to communicate with the plant world for the purposes of healing human illness. It is a work long overdue by an author who himself 'talks' with plants as Native Americans have always done." WILLIAM S. LYON, author of The Encyclopedia of Native American Healing and Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota "Buhner articulates the sacred underpinnings of the herbal world and deep ecology as only a real 'green man' can." DAVID HOFFMANN, author of Medical Herbalism As humans evolved on Earth they used plants for everything imaginable--food, weapons, baskets, clothes, shelter, and medicine. Indigenous peoples the world over have been able to gather knowledge of plant uses by communicating directly with plants and honoring the sacred relationship between themselves and the plant world. Because they locate their consciousness in the heart, they are able to use the intelligence of the heart to merge their consciousness with the consciousness of any living organism. In Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions--a territory where humans experience communications from plants as expressions of Spirit. For each healing plant described in the book, he presents medicinal uses, preparatory guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with the use of the plant. STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER is an Earth Poet and senior researcher for the Foundation for GaianStudies. He lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. He is the author of nine works of nonfiction and one book of poetry, including The Secret Teachings of Plants and the award-winning The Lost Language of Plants.
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