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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.