Alternative Health
Featured Items
Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Aromatherapy: 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.
Bodymind Energetics: Toward a Dynamic Model of Health
Bodymind Energetics
Toward a Dynamic Model of Health
Paperback      ISBN: 089281246x

Dr. Seem proposes an integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and psychosomatics in this model of health care that acknowledges the connection of body and mind.

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.
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing
Ayurveda
The Science of Self-Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0914955004

For the first time a book is available which clearly explains the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. This beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains history & philosophy, basic principles, diagnostic techniques, treatment, diet, medicinal usage of kitchen herbs & spices, first aid, food aid, food antidotes and much more.

Joy's Way: A Map for the Transformational Journey: An Introduction to the Potentials for Healing with Body Energies
Joy's Way: A Map for the Transformational Journey
An Introduction to the Potentials for Healing with Body Energies
Paperback      ISBN: 0874770858

In 1974 Dr. W. Brugh Joy was a distinguished and respected member of the Los Angeles medical community. In that year he contracted a life-threatening disease that culminated in an illuminating meditation, which caused him to give up his medical practice abruptly. Six weeks later he discovered that his illness was totally cured. This experience pushed him to further his explorations into realms of healing involving body energies, the chakra system, meditation, and higher levels of consciousness.

In part, Joy's Way is the story of an extraordinary personal transformation. More significantly, it is a book that shows vividly the process of individual and group transformation and that rattles and re-forms the reader's concepts of the nature of reality. It expands our vision of our own unrealized potential to be conscious beings who are alert to multiple realities, and introduces us to the seemingly miraculous abilities associated with energy fields radiating from the human body.

Joy's Way contains fascinating and beautiful insights into the awakening process, into teachers (inner and outer), psi phenomena, the holographic aspects of consciousness, observer and witness states, dream analysis, the Tarot and I Ching, visualization, the chakras, meditation and healing, transformational psychology, and the transformation of humanity. In addition, this book clearly describes exercises and techniques that show readers how to feel the radiating body-energy fields and how to transfer this energy to another person.
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.
Right Brain Left Brain: Reflexology : A Self-Help Approach to Balancing Life's Energies With Color, Sound, and Pressure-Point Techniques
Right Brain Left Brain
Reflexology : A Self-Help Approach to Balancing Life's Energies With Color, Sound, and Pressure-Point Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814322

This self-help guide helps you identify right- or left-brain dominance, and suggests color, sound, and pressure-point techniques to bring both sides into balance.

Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
Back Care Basics
A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0962713821
Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millennium: therapeutic yoga. Dr. Schatz's approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and doesn't resort to drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing. Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.
The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures
The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing
Guarding the Three Treasures
Paperback      ISBN: 1570620717

Here is the first complete manual of Chinese medicine specifically written for the layperson. Filled with illustrated exercises and recipes, this book offers a unique, integrated system of preventive health care so that now anyone can promote good health, longevity, and spiritual awareness using these traditional techniques.

Included are:

- Key concepts of Chinese medical theory
- Dozens of illustrated T'ai Chi and Chee-gung exercises
- The Chinese approach to healing common ailments
- Authentic secrets of Taoist sexual yoga
- Therapeutic food recipes and herbal tonics
- Alternative treatments for diseases such as AIDS and cancer
- Resource listings: teachers, schools, centers, stores, and mail-order suppliers
Water Magic: Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit, and Soul
Water Magic
Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit, and Soul
Paperback      ISBN: 0684801426
Sink into a bathtub full of healing
One of life's most delicious pleasures is luxuriating in a bath filled with healing herbs and soothing scents. But a long soak in the tub can do much more than cleanse your body. It can have a healing effect on your mind, heart, and soul.
The recipes in Water Magic are designed to take away everything from an aching heart to aching muscles. The combination of herbs and water can relieve the common cold and ease uncommon amounts of stress. Drawing on the unique properties of aromatherapy, herbology, and homeopathic cures. Mary Muryn explains how a careful blend of ingredients can turn a simple bath into a magical healing experience.
The recipes, each accompanied by a meditative affirmation, include:
* Sleep Like a Baby Bath
* Executive Stress Bath
* Horrible Hangover Bath
* Youthful Glow Bath
* Mystical Sex Bath
and many more tantalizing, relaxing, and refreshing possibilities.
Let the healing powers of water bring vitality and balance to your mind and spirit.