Your cart is empty
Songs and rhymes have been used by physicians for centuries in China as a means of memorising and passing on methods of practice and behaviour, moral attitudes, effective points, diagnostic tips and rules of thumb. These newly translated poems offer a rich insight into the life and thought of these skilled doctors, as well as practical indications for treatment. Contemporary acupuncturists can see from these poems the depths of the tradition, better understand a breadth of diagnostic skills and treatment planning, and as a result greatly improve their appreciation of intent within their own practice. The poems also serve as a gentle introduction to the philosophy behind acupuncture practice. This is the first translation of these acupuncture odes, songs and rhymes from the Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion compiled by the Chinese physician Yang Jizhou during late Ming China. The book includes a comprehensive introduction that places the work in historical, cultural, and medical context, a symptom index, a point index glossary and a list of helpful points for common signs and symptoms encountered in acupuncture and physiotherapy clinics.
Learn to treat symptoms of traumatic and acquired brain injury using Chinese medicinal methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Covering both Western and Chinese medicine understandings of the brain, the book provides a thorough exploration of treatment options, including multiple acupuncture systems, Chinese herbal formulas, dietary and orthomolecular recommendations, and standard biomedical approaches. Many symptoms associated with brain injury can be effectively addressed or reduced using TCM, including chronic headache, fatigue, dizziness, pain, and anxiety among others. The book highlights the special considerations that should be taken when working with people with brain injury, as well as when treating particular subpopulations, including pediatrics and veterans.
Wellness in mind and body, as well as spiritual wellness is becoming an essential awareness in society. India is well known for its studies in the art of meditation, yoga and natural medicines. Delving into India's rich history and culture of natural medicine, beauty and wellness, The Indian Spa is a must have guide to India's luxury spas and spa treatments. The Indian Spa is the first book of its kind to cover the plethora of wellness therapies that originated in the Indian subcontinent. The country's four healing systems --Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan traditional medicine are covered, along with yoga, meditation and more. A comprehensive chapter also highlights the exotic places where you can try the treatments, including luxury spas, resorts, Ayurvedic institutions, yoga retreats and more.
How to achieve perfect vision naturally through proven eye-training
Translational Ayurveda is the implementation of translational medicine ideas taking into account Ayuraveda's unique health care principles and their application in patient care. This book addresses various domains of Ayurveda, discussing its fundamentals and clinical practice in terms of the various modalities available, and offering deep insights into what is actually described in the classical Ayurveda texts. It also explores the public health impacts of such classical thoughts from a completely new angle. In Ayurveda, there are huge gaps between knowledge and its practical application. The book identifies these gaps to provide a new perspective on Ayurvedic wisdom in light of contemporary scientific advances.
The authors start the book with overviews of the understanding and management of atopic dermatitis in conventional and Chinese medicine. They then review how atopic dermatitis was treated with herbal medicine and other Chinese medicine therapies in past eras, and highlight the treatments that continue to be used in contemporary clinical practice.The authors use evidence-based medicine principles and scientific techniques to review the current state of evidence from clinical studies of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and combinations of these therapies. Attention is given to studies evaluating these therapies used as an adjunct to conventional treatments. The authors summarise the results of analyses of clinical outcomes and discuss their implications for clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.This book will inform clinicians and students of Chinese and integrative medicine of the current state of evidence from contemporary and traditional sources. Clinicians can refer to the herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments described in this book to make evidence-based decisions in patient care.The following features mark the importance of this book in the field:
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.
Discover a treasure trove of herbal witchery including 52 herbs and their magical properties for spell-casting, and learn spells for love, fertility, money, wisdom and more. This beautiful, insightful compendium from Wiccan High Priestess Silja is the ultimate guide to herbal magic. The first chapters detail herbal mythology, magical theory and tools, plus different types of magic (black and white, candle magic, using charm bags and long-term spells), and ways of working, either alone or as part of a coven. Next, discover how to grow and store magical herbs, and the importance of the moon phases when planting and harvesting them. Chapter 4, The 52 Major Magical Herbs, lists these herbs and their uses in spells, rituals, alternative medicine and kitchen witchery; and includes the element they are associated with, what day or time is best for magic with them, and their associated deities, plus a simple spell for each herb. This is followed by Other Foods and their Magical Uses, focusing on a variety of enchanted ingredients such as lemon, poppy seeds and flowers. The spells section, Chapter 6, presents more than 50 spells arranged by theme, from love and fertility to prosperity, moving home, finding a job, friendship, health, wisdom and more. Chapter 7, Magical Herbs Outside Magic: Kitchen Witchery, suggests how to add a subtle, magical dimension to your cooking. Finally, Silja explains how to go about writing your own herbal spells. You will also discover how to keep track of the spells you have performed and how to know if they have worked. Lavishly illustrated by Michael A. Hill, The Green Wiccan Herbal is a wonderful source of natural witchery that you will refer to time and again.
"One of the finest first aid books I've seen."--Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society New chapters on judgment and decision-making and mental health First-aid topics--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury How to handle environmental problems--heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals
Established by the Western Han dynasty more than 2,000 years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is currently finding increased acceptance. A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine explores the thinking behind TCM, its philosophy-based theory, and its cutting-edge uses in today's clinical practice. The book covers:
Organized to make information easily accessible, each chapter contains:
Complete with chapter outlines and ancillary material, this carefully designed guide brings a time-tested practice back to the future.
Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is one of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese medicine clinical practice. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Radix Bupleuri is acrid, cool and bitter and enters liver and gallbladder meridians. This book discusses the use of Chinese herbs, such as Chai Hu, and other different herbal medicines for diseases and illnesses such as atopic dermatitis, and for cutaneous wound healing. It discusses the essential components, clinical applications and health benefits of herbal medicine.
'The most effective medicine is the natural healing power that can be found within each and every one of us' Hippocrates. All the information and suggestions in this book will make it easier for you to achieve health and wellness in your life - both physically and emotionally. The fact that it tackles both components makes it truly unique and an indispensable resource. And most importantly, it takes a wholly and completely natural approach. Full colour throughout with dozens of colour photographs, the book is broken down in a way that's very easy to digest - beginning with a section on natural antibiotics and how herbal remedies work to support our body's own defenses. When you feel natural antibiotics are the right choice you'll have 46 herbs from the plant kingdom to choose from along with their medicinal profiles and uses - featuring ingredients like Camomile, Horseradish, Watercress, Arnica and Thyme. Then over 20 common disorders are listed from A-Z so that you can find just the right herb and dosage for your disorder. Arthritis, sinusitis, bladder infections and tonsilitis can all be treated with natural antibiotics. Natural remedies in the form of botanical pharmaceuticals can also help to alleviate emotional disturbances and they can help you to achieve a sense of balance. Time-honoured medicinal herbs are featured like Verbena, Valerian, Passion Flower, Hops, and Rosemary. And over a dozen conditions and accompanying prescriptions are featured. They include anxiety, lack of appetite, insomnia, grief, stress and listlessness. The final section contains a complete index of all the herbs with a cross-reference to the specific concern they treat along with a complete profile. Also featured are often-asked questions, source information and additional recommended forms of therapy, making this a very useful resource to have at your fingertips.
"Acupuncture in Latin means "sticking with the needle."
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.
This westerner's guide to Chinese astrology (Ba Zi) explains the basis on which charts are drawn up, how they work, and how they provide the tools to understand ourselves and our relationships with others. Ba Zi is the art of understanding the energies present in a person's life from birth to death and how these energies impact on their behaviour and interactions. As well as providing an explanation of how to draw up and interpret a basic chart, the book provides detailed information on the different character types and their strengths and weaknesses, including useful tips on likely health weaknesses and what can be done to address them. Foundational information on yin and yang and the five elements is also included, essential to understanding the principles of Ba Zi. Accessible for beginners and providing rich explanations for anyone more experienced, this book will be an intriguing and helpful read for anyone interested in the art of astrology.
This A-to-Z guide illuminates the numerous health benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow houseplants along with detailed care instructions and beautiful illustrations of each plant. With plant-scaped rooms popping up all over Pinterest, style blogs, and home decor magazines, houseplants are the hottest home accessory right now-and for good reason. Plants are a quick and easy way to add life, color, and texture to any indoor space. But houseplants offer so much more than just visual interest to a room. They can purify the air, reduce stress, improve sleep-and much more! Houseplants for a Healthy Home explains the specific health and wellness benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow, and popular houseplants, while introducing you to new favorites bound to brighten your life. You will find an A-to-Z guide of a variety of the plants that includes a beautiful illustration of each plant, along with the plant's health benefits and clear, detailed care instructions. Let Houseplants for a Healthy Home lead you to a life in full bloom.
Text in English & French. Marma is the name of the points used for Ayurvedic massage. The datus and srotas of each point are given as well as its size and the method for treatment. This attractive poster is a summary of what is mostly know about marma therapy.
This is a full-text English translation of the TCM classic on pediatrics written by QIAN Yi (1032-1113 CE). It covers syndrome identification and treatment of diseases in infants and young children. The book consists of three parts: Part I is about diagnosis of children's diseases and their recommended treatments. There are 81 articles covering a wide range of clinical patterns. Part II reports 23 case studies and provides an invaluable record of the clinical practices at that time. Part III contains over one hundred medicinal formulas for use in various treatment plans.
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely classical practice designed to bolster our health, activate our inner life power, and deepen our spiritual connection to universal energy. This book illustrates the philosophy and cultivating method of the Tiger Qigong form and unlocks the mysterious internal alchemy principle of LaoHu (Shamanic Tiger) Gong. By delving further into Xiang (Daoist symbolism) of Tiger, practitioners will receive greater benefits from studying this book and their own Tiger Qigong practice. Master Wu also shares how each movement in the Tiger Qigong practice relates to the eight extraordinary meridians, twelve organ meridians and twenty four JieQi (seasons). This knowledge will help seasoned practitioners experience new dimensions of their cultivation and sharpen their healing tools.
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.
Plants have been used to treat disease throughout human history. Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons offers a richly illustrated, scientific guide to medicinal and poisonous plants, including those used for their mind-altering effects. The book covers approximately 300 species, from Aloe vera and Ephedra sinica to Cannabis sativa and Coffea Arabica, detailing their botanical, geographical, pharmacological, and toxicological data as well as the chemical structures of the active compounds in each.
***This paperback edition has a new introduction by the author and
You may like...
Marma Points of Ayurveda - The Energy…
Vasant Lad, Anisha Durve Paperback
The Yogic Kitchen
Jody Vassallo Paperback (1)
Hoe Nou Gemaak? - 5000 Boererate En…
Johanna De Wet Paperback
Danie Smuts Hardcover
There's a Vegan in the House - Fresh…
Dk Hardcover (2)
Botany at the Bar - The Art and Science…
Selena Ahmed, Ashley DuVal, … Hardcover (1)
Root to Stem - A seasonal guide to…
Alex Laird Hardcover (1)
The Hedgerow Apothecary - Recipes…
Christine Iverson Hardcover (1)
The Country Almanac of Home Remedies…
Brigitte Mars, Chrystle Fiedler Paperback
Textbook of Ayurveda - Volume 2 - A…
Vasant Lad Hardcover