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Acupuncture Energetics: Diagnostics and Treatment
Acupuncture Energetics
Diagnostics and Treatment
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814357
A leading practitioner offers a new approach to acupuncture that integrates Eight-Principle and Five-Phase diagnosis. Includes case histories and a workbook for treatment strategies.
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
As techniques of physiotherapy have evolved and distinctions between methodologies have blurred, greater emphasis has been placed on Soft-Tissue Manipulation. Dr. Chaitow provides practitioners and students with up-to-date and complete information on the varieties of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Revised and expanded, this is a complete and indispensable textbook for students and therapists of all schools.
The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings
The Healing Drum
African Wisdom Teachings
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812567
The Healing Drum traces the extraordinary cultural legacy of the Minianka tribe of West Africa, for whom music serves a sacred, healing function for the individual and society. The authors explore the Minianka view of humanity, music, and the cosmos relative to work, celebration, herbal medicine, dance, trance, initiation, and death. The first book of its kind, delivering a message of untapped wisdom and power from a little-known culture through the universal medium of music.
Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing
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.
Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche : Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Scent and Psyche : Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815302
Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets. Explores: • How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep • Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings • Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils How men and women differ in their responses to odors • Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt • Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent. • Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends.Â
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0931432820
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.
Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health: A Self-Help Guide to Remedies That Can Restore Calm and Happiness
Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health
A Self-Help Guide to Remedies That Can Restore Calm and Happiness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812915
A physician and psychiatrist, Trevor Smith shows how homeopathy can be used effectively to treat a wide range of emotional and mental problems, including anxiety; depression and withdrawal; insecurity, shyness, and immaturity; fears and phobias; schizophrenia; an obsessional disorder.
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.Â
Bodywork Shiatsu: Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table
Bodywork Shiatsu
Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815264
For the first time, an expert in the Asian art of finger-pressure massage shifts the practice of shiatsu from the floor to the massage table--increasing the comfort of the patient, conserving the energy of the therapist, and augmenting the effects of the treatment. Skillfully integrating current Western scientific research with traditional energetic concepts and techniques of shiatsu, Carl Dubistsky provides a new perspective on this ancient healing art. His analysis of the muscular anatomy of the points and pathways is unique in Western literature, making shiatsu techniques more accessible and comprehensible to health professionals and bodyworkers of all schools. BodyWork Shiatsu grounds its discussion of shiatsu in a thorough review of traditional Asian medical theory, explaining the concepts of yin and yang, the five elements, and the flow of life energy, qi, along with the meridians of the body. These concepts form the basis of the health professional's approach to examination and treatment. The heart of the book contains detailed instructions in applying shiatsu to the massage table--from basic finger technique to choosing equipment--with specific recommendations for treating each part of the body. The fruit of the author's many years of immersion in both Eastern and Western systems of massage, BodyWork Shiatsu is an invaluable aid to all those interested in advanced applications of shiatsu as well as those wishing to incorporate basic principles of finger-pressure massage into their health-care practice.
Navaho Symbols of Healing: A Jungian Exploration of Ritual, Image, and Medicine
Navaho Symbols of Healing
A Jungian Exploration of Ritual, Image, and Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814349
In this original and superbly researched work, a Jungian-trained psychiatrist explores ancient Navaho methods of healing--methods that use ritual and vibrant imagery to bring the psyche into harmony with the natural forces that surround it. Through his interactions with Navaho medicine men, Sandner conveys the rigors of their training and the complexities of their purification and evocation rites, including the use of sand paintings as healing mandalas and the esoteric meaning of the pollen path. Presents the basic principles of Navaho healing: Return to the origins Confrontation and manipulation of evil Death and rebirth Restoration of the universe Challenges Western medicine in its search for a more holistic and humane healing art. Cloth edition of this title was published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.