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Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
Essential Reiki
A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0895947366
Deriving from Tibetan Buddhism, Reiki is a method of "laying on hands". Presenting information on all three degrees of this healing system, this book aims to provide everything that the healer, practitioner and teacher needs.
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit
Head First
The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 0140139656
The author draws on interviews with doctors, patients, medical students, and research scientists to examine how determination, hope, love, and laughter can have beneficial physical consequences for sufferers of severe diseases
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
The Social Transformation of American Medicine
The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 0465079350
Examines the rise of the doctor's control over the health-care system and discusses the threat of new health-care conglomerates to the practitioners' dominance of the system
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gifted Hands
The Ben Carson Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0310214696
Examines the life and career of the famous neurosurgeon.
The Joy of Suffering: Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy of Masochism
The Joy of Suffering
Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy of Masochism
Paperback      ISBN: 1568211201
Kava: The Pacific Elixer : The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry
Kava
The Pacific Elixer : The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817267
• The most comprehensive book ever written on nature's most effective stress-relieving plant. • First paperback edition of the classic comprehensive text originally published by Yale University Press. This complete guide to kava summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered comparable or superior to anti-stress prescription drugs, and describes its use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands for centuries. Beyond its soporific qualities kava is also used throughout the the Pacific as an analgesic, a diuretic, and an anesthetic. There is even evidence suggesting it is effective in the treatment of asthma, tuberculosis, and venereal disease. Exhaustively researched, Kava: The Pacific Elixir offers an extensive survey of this amazing plant from the perspective of the horticulturist, the ethnobotanist, and the pharmacologist.
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
A Medical History of Humanity
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0393046346
A panoramic, illustrated history explores the development of medicine against the backdrop of the religious, scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs of each age, and unearths a treasure trove of medicinal oddities.
The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics
The Wounded Storyteller
Body, Illness, and Ethics
Paperback      ISBN: 0226259935
This work argues that people tell stories in order to make sense of their suffering; ill people are wounded storytellers. Frank recounts a collection of illness stories ranging from the well-known to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and disabilities.
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
A critically acclaimed study documents the outbreaks of newly discovered diseases around the globe, such as HIV, Lassa, and Ebola, and explores the social and environmental deterioration that helps to keep such viruses alive. Reprint. Tour.
Traditional Reiki for Our Times: Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Traditional Reiki for Our Times
Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817771
Explores the ancient Tibetan touch therapy used to recharge and rebalance the body's energy, discussing history, method, and applications