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Awakenings
Awakenings
Paperback      ISBN: 0375704051
Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.
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.
The Family Handbook of Hospice Care
The Family Handbook of Hospice Care
Paperback      ISBN: 1577490908

Hospice Care is a comprehensive resource book for individuals and families seeking practical information and emotional support.

The Relaxation Response
The Relaxation Response
Paperback      ISBN: 0380006766

When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines.The Relaxation Responsehas become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress.

Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from stress, including heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a day.

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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 Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1
Inferno
Paperback      ISBN: 0195004124

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism.

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
Sleep Thief, Restless Legs Syndrome
Sleep Thief, Restless Legs Syndrome
Paperback      ISBN: 0965268209

A guide to the current treatment and ways to cope for those whose sleep and ability to sit quietly are mysteriously stolen every evening. Although written for the lay public and victims of RLS, it may also be of interest to physicians who are baffled by this rest robber.

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
The Way of Qigong
The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0345421094

Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life--and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.