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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.

Autobiography of a Face
Autobiography of a Face
Paperback      ISBN: 006097673x

The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace

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.

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Coming Plague
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Paperback      ISBN: 0140250913
The definitive account of epidemics in our time, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning public heath expert Laurie Garrett.

A New York Times notable book

Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases--HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. She argues that it is not too late to take action to prevent the further onslaught of viruses and microbes, and offers possible solutions for a healthier future.
The Book of Buddhas: Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects
The Book of Buddhas
Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects
Paperback      ISBN: 9074597025
20 Common Problems in End-Of-Life Care
20 Common Problems in End-Of-Life Care
Paperback      ISBN: 0070348839

This text enables physicians to decide when their patients need end of life care, defining the necessary components of end of life care, and helping physicians understand the different ways that end of life car e may be provided in the United States. The book explores each topic f rom the point of view of the physician as well as from the perspective of the patient, the family, and other health care disciplines involve d (nurse, social worker, chaplain). Sections on ethical controversies and special groups (HIV patients and pediatric patients) are also inc luded.

Magnet Therapy: The Gentle and Effective Way to Balance Body Systems
Magnet Therapy
The Gentle and Effective Way to Balance Body Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818417

- The complete guide to magnetotherapy--the treatment that promises to revolutionize 21st-century medicine.

- Magnet therapy has been used by more than 100 million people worldwide.

- Clinical studies show magnet therapy to be an effective treatment for back pain, insomnia, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and many other ailments.

The recent discovery of magnetic receptors in the human brain has confirmed what the ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, and Greeks always knew: that human beings are strongly influenced by the Earth's magnetic field, and that by subtly altering our own energy fields with magnets we can restore proper balance to our body systems. This science of magnetotherapy has already been successfully used by more than 100 million people in the United States and around the world. Numerous scientific studies show that many cases of stiff shoulders, back, or neck, unexplained chest pain and frequent headaches, as well as insomnia and general fatigue are actually caused by what is known as Magnetic Deficiency Syndrome, and double-blind tests reveal that magnets have brought rapid relief in 90 percent of these cases.

Magnet Therapy presents the history and science of this fascinating subject, explaining why magnets increase oxygenation in the blood, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce pain, enhance cellular regeneration, and may even inhibit tumor growth. The authors detail methods for treating symptoms ranging from asthma to toothaches and weigh the benefits of magnetic necklaces, magnetic belts, and magnetized water, as well as traditional bipolar magnets. For devotees of alternative medicine, Birla and Hemlin explain how magnetotherapy fits into the context of other practices, such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, and how it can be used in conjunction with acupuncture, massage, and other therapies. Complete with case studies and resource listings, Magnet Therapy is the comprehensive guide to what promises to be the next medical revolution.
Dolphins and Their Power to Heal
Dolphins and Their Power to Heal
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814764

Since ancient times dolphins have been known to uplift and inspire human beings through empathetic interaction. Cochrane and Callen review the myths, legends, and history of dolphins as well as current research, showing how close contact with these graceful mammals can trigger our inherent healing powers. In a rich and detailed study of dolphins, the authors explore the animals' life cycle, behavioral patterns, and methods of communication. They also give careful consideration to the well-being of the dolphins themselves, emphasizing that human/dolphin encounters should, whenever possible, occur in the animals' natural habitat and on their own terms.
The authors describe recent case studies confirming that such contact can enhance the learning abilities of the mentally handicapped, bring relief to the emotionally disturbed, and encourage recovery from life-threatening illness.
Thirty-two color photographs capture the exhilaration of swimming and interacting with dolphins.

The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World
The Healing Hand
Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Paperback      ISBN: 0674383311

Tracing the art of the physician in the ancient world, this book captures the healers' attempts to conquer pain over the centuries. Looking at the civilizations of the ancient world - Greece at the time of Hippocrates, Rome under the Caesars, the Egypt of the Pharohs, the India of Ashoka and China as Mencius knew it - Dr Guido Majno has returned to the orginal sources to unravel history from documents as varied as personal letters, buried artifacts and early treatises. He has reconstructed ancient experiments in a modern laboratory and has evaluated ancient remedies with today's methods.

Healing Energy of Your Hands
Healing Energy of Your Hands
Paperback      ISBN: 0895947811

THE HEALING ENERGY OF YOUR HANDS demystifies the art of healing. Beginning with a basic explanation of the nature of healing energy, illness, and the role of the mind in the healing process, Bradford offers techniques so simple that anyone, even a child, can work with healing energy. The author's intention is that anyone using his book can awaken his or her natural healing talents quickly and easily.

Topics include sensing energy, clearing energy blockages, eliminating negative self-talk, using affirmations, balancing the chakras, cleansing the auric field, relieving pain, and creating forgiveness.