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Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing
Light Emerging
The Journey of Personal Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0553354566
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura--the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity.

In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process.

Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the hara level and the core star, Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.
Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
Hands of Light
A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
Paperback      ISBN: 0553345397

With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential.

Our physical bodies exist within a larger "body," a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.

This energy body -- only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics -- is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.

Hands of Light is your guide to a new wholeness. It offers:

- A new paradigm for the human, in health, relationship, and disease
- An understanding of how the human energy field looks, functions, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with friends and lovers.
- Training in the ability to see and interpret auras
- Medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses.
- Guidelines for healing the self and others.
- The author's personal and intriguing life adventure which gives us a model for growth, courage and possibilities for expanded consciousness
Shambhala Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shambhala Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 1570621411

The Chinese approach to health and healing is a rich and complex tradition, encompassing disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of illnesses, as well as offering a holistic approach to mental health. More than a system of medicine in the Western sense of the term, the Chinese approach to health care reflects the Taoist belief in the importance of promoting balance and harmony in body, mind, and spirit. In traditional Chinese medicine, this goal is achieved through nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, massage, exercise, meditation, and other holistic methods that restore the natural patterns of the human system. This book is an accessible and highly readable introduction to all the major aspects of this vast tradition. Topics covered include:

- The foundation of traditional medicine in Chinese history
- The theory of chi (energy) and how it influences health
- The Chinese approach to health, happiness, and longevity
- The use of Chinese herbal medicine and herbal formulas
- Diet and nutrition as a form of preventive medicine
- Acupuncture, acupressure, and massage--including sample techniques for self-massage
- The practice of chee-gung, or "moving meditation," as a means of promoting good health
- Meditation and internal alchemy
- Suggestions for further reading and other resources
The Book of Ginseng: And Other Chinese Herbs for Vitality
The Book of Ginseng
And Other Chinese Herbs for Vitality
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814918

A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties of vitalizing plant substances known in China as the kingly remedies. Chief among these is the ginseng root, esteemed by the Chinese for almost seven thousand years as the most omnipotent of medicinal herbs. Fulder discusses the other kingly remedies, or harmony plants, which--like ginseng--act safely and with no debilitating side effects to revitalize the body's immune system.

More than 50,000 copies sold in previous editions (previous title: The Tao of Medicine).
Ginseng is well-known for its ability to:

- Regulate blood pressure

- Preserve sexual potency in older men

- Assist women through menopause

- Help with anemia, insomnia, depression, nervousness, appetite, stress and shock.

A widely recognized authority on ginseng, author Stephen Fulder was interviewed for an article on ginseng that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in November, 1992.

Confronted with the astronomical costs of medical care and the limitations of conventional medicine in treating immune deficiency diseases, Westerners are discovering the efficacy of plant medicines.
Thinking Body, Dancing Mind: Taosports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business, and Life
Thinking Body, Dancing Mind
Taosports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business, and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0553373781

Covers the synthesis of Eastern philosophy and Western techniques that can transform the way one thinks to make improvements in sport and life

Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
Nutrition and Mental Illness
An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812265

Believing that drugs and psychoanalysis were not always the best course of treatment for a variety of mental illnesses, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer began an extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness, and in 1973 opened the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Here, with a team of scientists, he found that many psychological problems can be traced to biochemical imbalances in the body. With these patients, he achieved unprecedented success in treating a wide range of mental problems by adjusting diet and providing specific nutritional supplements for those conditions where deficiences exist. This book documents his approach.
Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed as schizophrenic; many more suffer from depression, anxiety, and phobias.

Dr. Pfeiffer's methods of treatment presented in Nutrition and Mental Illness are a valuable adjunct to traditional therapies, and can bring hope of real wellness to many of those who suffer.
Soft-Tissue Manipulation: A Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft Tissue Dysfunction and Reflex Activity
Soft-Tissue Manipulation
A Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft Tissue Dysfunction and Reflex Activity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892812761

Dr. Chaitow provides practitioners and students with a working knowledge of the diagnostic and therapeutic use of neuro-muscular, muscle energy and strain-counterstrain techniques, and covers a number of additional individual techniques and systems involving reflex points and trigger points.

Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita
Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita
Paperback      ISBN: 0893890901

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most influential spiritual texts of ancient India. In Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Rama makes this classic scripture accessible to all students by vividly drawing out the psychological concepts found within. The teachings in this book are based on the understanding that the outside world can be mastered only when one's inner potentials are systematically explored and realized.With the guidance and commentary of Himalayan Master Swami Rama, you can explore the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, which allows one to be vibrant and creative in the external world while maintaining a state of inner tranquility. This commentary on the Bhagavad Gita is a unique opportunity to see the Gita through the perspective of a master yogi, and is an excellent version for practitioners of yoga meditation. Spiritual seekers, psychotherapists, and students of Eastern studies will all find a storehouse of wisdom in this volume.

Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing
Mandala
Luminous Symbols for Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0835607100
Mandala will guide readers of all levels through simple mandala exercises and easy-to-follow drawing techniques, incorporating meditation and guided visualization with lavish illustrations. By exploring the tradition of the sacred circle, readers will learn how to create their own unique and powerful works of sacred art and use the mandala symbol as a self-transformative tool that manifests and enhances their own spiritual consciousness. The new edition also includes a CD with meditations set to music and guided exercises.
Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
Essential Reiki
A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0895947366

Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of "laying on of hands" healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. In the West, Reiki has been kept highly secret for many years. ESSENTIAL REIKI presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time. Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice. While no book can replace the directly received Reiki "attunements," ESSENTIAL REIKI provides everything else that the healer, practitioner, and teacher of this system needs.