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The Encyclopedia of Healing Points: The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment
The Encyclopedia of Healing Points
The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment
Paperback      ISBN: 1594773351

A complete home health guide for treating more than 150 common illnesses with the stimulation of acupressure points

- Provides treatment points for conditions ranging from diabetes and heart problems to insomnia and stage fright

- Offers a safe and effective alternative, or supplement, to standard allopathic medical treatment and pharmaceuticals

A safe and effective technique for finding relief from pain and illness--be it a cold or flu, asthma or arthritis--is, quite literally, right at your fingertips. We have all experienced how the simple power of touch can bring such comfort and relief. Massaging specific healing points used in acupressure directs this powerful energy in a way that stimulates the body's own natural healing ability.

Illustrated in full color, The Encyclopedia of Healing Points presents a complete guide for treating more than 150 diseases and disorders--from chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart problems to more minor problems such as tinnitus, insomnia, and stage fright. Each treatment protocol includes Dr. Dalet's guidance on how acupressure can best help the situation--whether it is capable of completely curing a condition or whether it should be used in conjunction with other healing modalities. A valuable resource for any home, the acupressure treatments presented in this book can provide immediate relief to pain and injuries as well as be used preventively. Most important, they offer an effective method of self-care and a way to provide comfort and relief to ailing loved ones--especially the delicate immune systems of children.

In addition to the commonly known and prescribed acupressure points, Dr. Dalet includes important new acupoints discovered by contemporary Chinese medical researchers that address ailments resulting from our more sedentary lifestyles and use of computers, such as obesity and eye strain. He also recommends the most effective options for stimulating the points, including devices for electrical stimulation.
Acupressures Potent Points
Acupressures Potent Points
Paperback      ISBN: 0553349708

With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home.

In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.

This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.
Facial Reflexology: A Self-Care Manual
Facial Reflexology
A Self-Care Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770131

The first book to present the innovative Vietnamese method of facial reflexology

- Includes simple pressure-point massage instructions that can be self-administered and that provide immediate results

- Fully illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams of 57 facial pressure points and their correspondences within the body

It is possible to rub certain zones of your face to relieve a backache or the beginnings of a migraine. It is likewise possible to stop a common cold from developing in less than a minute. Facial reflexology, one of the simplest and most effective healthcare methods, provides rapid relief for many of these common ailments. Developed in 1980 by Vietnamese doctors in Ho Chi Minh City as a less invasive alternative to facial acupuncture, facial reflexology uses healing principles based on the I Ching and Buddhist teachings. The therapy is simple enough that it can be self-administered by a beginner with immediate results and is also a valuable tool for healthcare professionals.

In Facial Reflexology Marie-France Muller introduces this healing practice to the English-speaking world for the first time. She describes the mechanics of facial reflexology--facial diagnosis, facial pressure points, reflex zones, massage and pressure techniques--and provides healing routines both for treating acute ailments and maintaining overall good health. Included is an extensive dictionary of more than 200 common ailments, accompanied by therapeutic instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams of the points to be stimulated, for complaints such as indigestion, asthma, pinched nerves, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual cramps, migraines, high blood pressure, sprains, pulled muscles, and even the common cold.
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.

Reflex Zone Therapy of the Feet: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals
Reflex Zone Therapy of the Feet
A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals
Paperback      ISBN: 1594773610

The classic reflexology reference with new material and new illustrations

- Includes an expanded list of ailments and treatments, new case studies, and new material on symptoms, new zone discoveries, massage techniques, detox reactions to treatment, and treating babies and children

- New clear, easy-to-understand color illustrations

- By the most well-known and experienced reflexologist in Europe today

Based on Hanne Marquardt's early training with Eunice Ingham and her many years of practical experience as a therapist and teacher, this authoritative manual describes the reflex zones of the feet in detail. With full-color illustrated maps as well as explanations of how these zones relate to the internal organs, Marquardt's guide to treating many common ailments such as migraine, sciatica, and bronchitis both in others and oneself has stood the test of time.

This revised edition contains completely new color illustrations throughout as well as new case studies and an expanded list of ailments and treatments. Marquardt also includes new information on symptoms, massage techniques, treating babies and children, and recent discoveries in reflexology such as the solar plexus zone. Offering new discussions of the relationship between the foot and the human form, why the feet are treated and not the hands, and recognizing the healing signs of detoxification reactions, this updated edition provides a solid foundation for those just delving in to reflexology as well as an enriched reference for bodywork professionals.
Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition
Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type
An Ayurvedic Tradition
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0892811846

A form of Thai Yoga Massage that focuses on the three Ayurvedic body types

- Explains how to determine a person's Ayurvedic body type and provides hands-on techniques for working with them

- Brings the practices presented in Thai Yoga Massage to a new customized level of therapeutic healing

The traditional healing arts of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage have a deep and integrated relationship that provides an unparalleled modality for restoring body, mind, and spirit. Although it originated in India, over the centuries Ayurveda has been assimilated into the predominant Thai culture and has evolved into a distinctive folk medicine. With the growing popularity of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage, there is a renewed interest in reuniting these practices into a powerful therapeutic alliance.

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type bridges the practice of Thai Yoga Massage with its ancient Ayurvedic roots to offer a complete and holistic healing modality. The authors first explain in detail the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and then recommend daily practices for each of the three main body types of vata, pitta, and kapha. Practitioners learn how to customize their work with the appropriate massage approach, recommended yoga asanas, breathing techniques, and diet and lifestyle tips. More than 50 illustrated, full-body Thai Yoga Massage postures are presented as well as a massage flow for each body type. The authors indicate the Ayurvedic benefits of each posture and detail any precautions that should be followed in this dynamic practice of transformative healing.
Secrets of Reflexology
Secrets of Reflexology
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 178240466x

Derived from methods of foot massage used in some ancient societies, reflexology as we know it today was popularized in the 20th century. It involves the application of pressure to specific energy zones of a subject's feet and hands by a practitioner, to pinpoint and treat health problems. If the flow in a zone is blocked or out of balance, it could affect the part of the body that particular reflex area relates to. Using this pocket guide, learn to identify the longitudinal and transverse zones in the feet and hands, and how to apply pressure to specific points in order to alleviate physical symptoms, promote energy flow around the body, and encourage good health.

Body Rolling: An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Body Rolling
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817305

A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system.
Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring.

The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines.

Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.
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.

Ayurvedic Massage: Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
Ayurvedic Massage
Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814896
Ayurvedic Massage is the first book on the subject, and the first new massage therapy introduced to the West since shiatsu. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda views the human being as intimately connected with the environment and all other life forms. Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves. Practitioners concentrate on the marmas, subtle energy points that respond to gentle physical manipulation, and work with the needs of the different body types. The author guides both the novice and experienced practitioner through each step in the full body massage and explains which oils work best for particular body types.

- Includes massage techniques for expectant mothers and their babies.

- Outlines techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia.

- Offers a complete guide to the traditional forty-day beauty treatment as practiced in India, and includes recipes for massage oils, facial creams, and beautifying clay baths.