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The Acupuncture Treatment of Pain: Safe and Effective Methods for Using Acupuncture in Pain Relief
The Acupuncture Treatment of Pain
Safe and Effective Methods for Using Acupuncture in Pain Relief
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813830

This title presents a method of effective pain control for use by those in the healing professions-acupuncturists, surgeons, general practitioners, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and trained nurses-as an adjunct to their normal course of therapy. It includes a formulary for pain treatment and chapters on acupuncture as anesthesia as well as its use in the treatment of addiction.

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

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.
500 Formulas for Aromatherapy: Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use
500 Formulas for Aromatherapy
Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use
Paperback      ISBN: 0806905840

Exact formulas for making hundreds of blends for skin and hair care, relief of stress and pre-menstrual syndrome, baby oils and powders, cellulite reduction, massage oils, and more. It's interesting to just page through the alphabetical section and learn the purported advantages of oils, from allspice (Pimenta officinalis) to ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata).--Booklist.

Healing with Chakra Energy: Restoring the Natural Harmony of the Body
Healing with Chakra Energy
Restoring the Natural Harmony of the Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815132

Authors Lilla Bek and Philippa Pullar describe how our healing capacities can be developed by applying the energy centered in the seven major chakras to the process of healing by special techniques including meditation, visualization, and relaxation. They see spiritual healing not as an alternative to orthodox medicine, but as a way to enhance and supplement the work of health care practitioners by enabling the sick to tap into their own inner strength and to trigger within themselves the will to be well.
In this guidebook to spiritual healing, the authors discuss:

- The history of the healing arts in ancient Egypt and Greece and the early Christian church.

- The the aura, the subtle bodies, and the relation of the chakras to the colored rays.

- The balancing of dominant colors with their complements.

- Dowsing for information about health.

- The use of spirit guides.

- Developing attunement and becoming a channel for healing energies.

- Physical and psychic influences in the environment and their relation to disease.

- Special practices for cleansing, relaxation, meditation, breathing, visualization, guided meditation, and contacting the higher energies.
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
Applied Kinesiology: Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Preventive Medicine
Applied Kinesiology
Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Preventive Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813288

A practical and reliable diagnostic tool that has emerged over the past twenty-five years, kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of bodily motion, especially muscle movements and their relationship to our body systems. Viewing the body as a balanced triad of structure, chemistry, and mentality, applied kinesiology gauges muscle response to pinpoint underlying physical problems. Within 30 minutes, a competent kinesiologist can evaluate bodily functions and provide a readout on the workings of the glands, organs, lymphatic system, circulatory and nervous systems, circulation, and muscle-bone structure. Applied Kinesiology demonstrates how this technique can be of practical use for everyone.

The Healer's Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Energy Healing for Yourself and Others
The Healer's Manual
A Beginner's Guide to Energy Healing for Yourself and Others
Paperback      ISBN: 0875420079

Noted healer and author Ted Andrews reveals how unbalanced or blocked emotions, attitudes, and thoughts deplete our natural physical energies and make us more susceptible to illness. The Healer's Manual shows specific techniques--involving color, sound, fragrance, herbs, and gemstones--to restore the natural flow of energy. Use the simple practices in this book to activate healing, alleviate aches and pains, and become the healthy person you're meant to be.

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.

The Complete Book of Shiatsu Therapy
The Complete Book of Shiatsu Therapy
Paperback      ISBN: 087040461x

The Science of Shiatsu
In this compact, exhaustive, scientifically oriented text and guidebook, Toru Namikoshi for once and all discredits erroneous interpretations that confuse shiatsu therapy with traditional Japanese amma massage or categorize it as limited within the framework of ancient oriental medical thought and unrelated to modern medical science. By proving that shiatsu rests firmly on a medical scientific basis and on thorough physiological and somatological understanding, he sets it completely apart from the many superficial health regimens currently popular in many parts of the world.

Shiatsu occupies a point between the mysticism of acupuncture and moxa-combustion therapies, with their reliance on the theory of vital points (tsubo), and the excessive mechanization of Western medical science. In other words, shiatsu concentrates on the human element of cure and strives to evoke the self-healing powers inherent in the human body.

Though, in giving the reader the basic physiological knowledge required to stimulate and maintain precious good health, he must resort to some specialized explanations, Namikoshi presents his material so skillfully and sets forth the techniques of shiatsu therapy so clearly that his book is invaluable, not only to medical scientists, but to the layman in search of better physical condition as well.

The author sincerely hopes that more people will find relief from stress, cures for the many inexplicable minor ailments that plague us today, and total health the natural shiatsu way without resorting to devices and medicines whose long-range effects are sometimes uncertain.