• Health & Personal Development
      April 2012

      Ayurveda For All

      Affective Ayurvedic Self-cure For Common And Chronic Ailments

      by Murli Manohar

      Recent years have seen a tremendous progress in the knowledge and practice of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, not only in India, but the worldover. Once treated with disdain, the exciting discoveries being pioneered by leading research scientists are proving that Ayurveda with its emphasis on health as well as disease is probably the world s most holistic health system. As allopathic drugs extract a heavy toll in costs and side-effects, more and more people worldwide are turning to complementary medical systems like Ayurveda, Homeopathy,Reiki,Accupressure and many others. This book focuses on : *Central tenets of Ayurveda and the various benefits of Ayurvedic therapies*Remedies for conditions ranging from a minor stuffy nose to the potentially fatal brain-stroke ...all dealt with in simple, scientific and lucid language in this easy-to-follow self-help guide.

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2013

      Pregnancy Made Confortable With Yoga & Dietetics

      by Nishtha Saraswat

      This unique and must read book by Nishtha Saraswat is the only one of its kind that deals with pregnancy related problems with the help of unique combination of yoga and dietetics, two of the most relevant subjects in today`s social context. The effort has been put behind understanding various stages involved in pregnancy in a simple and easy to understand manner. The stress has been laid on providing practical solutions to the common problems faced by women before, during and after pregnancy. A combination of yogic exercises, meditation and special menu plans has been recommended keeping in mind the needs of Indian women. The book has been divided into various sections for ease of reference. The extensive use of pictures, tables, illustrations and testimonials lends practicality to the book and makes it user-friendly. The book aims at becoming a complete reference manual during the journey from planning pregnancy to getting back in a healthy shape post pregnancy. Aspiring mothers will find this book indispensable in their daily lives. Regular reference and usage of the book during pregnancy will ensure that pregnancy becomes a comfortable and pleasant experience for all women.

    • Traditional medicine & herbal remedies
      October 2011

      Sarvsulabh Jadi Bootio Dwara Rogo Ka Ilaz

      by Dr. Prakash Chandra Gangrade

      Ancient Sage, Monks, Doctors and Instructors have adopted miraculous herbs. This is a good enough reason to believe that these herbs can turn around man. These herbs can splash back health and puberty and can extend healthy living to age. These herbs are always harmless and they are not only healthy, but are equivalent to lifeboats. The book details out such 101 ways techniques born out of herbs, which rips the health diseases and issues right from their roots to give a healthy and happy life to the reader.

    • Chinese medicine & acupuncture
      April 2012

      Acupressure Chikitsa

      by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

      Acupressure is a simple medical system, which is free and often miraculous, because the pressure points of the body are far larger in effect against disease and side effects are not. The book has more than 100 drawings, in which pressure points are marked. You can support your treatment through the help of any of these images.

    • Traditional medicine & herbal remedies
      June 2001

      Healing Plants of Peninsular India

      by John Parrotta

      There is considerable and growing interest in the Western World in medicinal plants and herbal drugs. In fact there is increasing debate to bring these products under legislative control in line with synthetic drugs. The Indian subcontinent is the source of many plants of medicinal importance. This book provides botanical descriptions and information on the medicinal properties of 545 plant species from central and southern India, many of which are also found elsewhere in the world. Scientific and common names (in 14 languages) are provided for each species, and they are superbly illustrated with high quality colour photographs. Main Themes: Uses of Indian plants in traditional medicine (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, folk and tribal medicine).Botanical descriptions, local common names, geographical ranges and habitat information on Indian medicinal plants.

    • History of medicine
      January 2012

      Southern Medicine for Southern People

      Vietnamese Medicine in the Making

      by Editor(s): Laurence Monnais, C. Michele Thompson and Ayo Wahlberg

      What is a national medicine? What does it mean for a medicine to be traditional and scientific at the same time? How could a specifically Vietnamese medicine emerge out of the medical practices and treatments that have flourished and waned during key socio-cultural encounters in Vietnam? This book answers these questions by examining the making of Vietnamese medicine from a historical and contemporary perspective. Ever since its fourteenth century emergence out of the traditions and practices of the much more globally celebrated Chinese medicine, Vietnamese medicine has been engaged in a constant effort to define, guard and more recently, revive itself. In this collection of empirically-rich chapters, international scholars specialising in history, sociology, anthropology and medicine show how this process has played out through very much ongoing North-South and West-East encounters. Vietnamese medicine is practiced, produced and consumed in contexts of medical pluralism and globalisation, not only within Vietnam, but increasingly also among the Vietnamese diaspora around the world. Its development and modernisation cannot be detached from Vietnam’s tumultuous and tragic quest for independence. The compass points that saturate every chapter in this volume suggest that the making of Vietnamese medicine has been as much related to post-colonial national identity formation as it has to national efforts to address the health problems of the Vietnamese people.

    • Traditional medicine & herbal remedies

      Bach Flower Remedies for Dogs

      by Scott Martin

    • Traditional medicine & herbal remedies

      Scents of the Soul

      Creating Herbal Incense for Body, Mind and Spirit

      by Ginger Scott

    • National & regional cuisine

      A Thai Herbal

      Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony

      by C. Pierce Salguero

      A practical and entertaining guide to the traditional herbalism of Thailand, this book is written for the beginning herbalist, or for the general reader with a curiousity about the fascinating topic of holistic health and Eastern medicine. This text is the first in a series on the subject of the traditional medicine of Thailand and contains a brief overview of the history, theory and spirituality of traditional Thai medicine, but the focus of the book is largely on the application of these ancient ideas in modern Western life.

    • Complementary medicine

      The Photographic Atlas of Acupuncture

      by Antoine Bereder

      This unique and exceptional acupuncture atlas is a high quality reference book that will last a lifetime. It is close to 600 pages in colour, printed on heavy, coated paper and with stitched bindings, designed to withstand daily use during consultations. It highlights the main meridians, the secondary circuits, internal branches, Jing Jin, Luo and Jing Bie circuits, using real photographs rather than sketches. This makes it easier to see and understand the overall energy network in three dimensions. The first section provides an overall introduction to the network of meridians, vessels and chakras. The second looks at the same meridians within their anatomical zones, while the third provides a highly detailed index to find any point or meridian quickly.·Organs, muscles and bones are superimposed on the photos to locate points more easily and accurately·Practical, beautiful and sturdy design makes it ideal for use during consultations·Checked for accuracy by the French College of Chinese Medicine

    • Complementary medicine

      Traditional Herbal Medicines

      A Guide to Their Safer Use

      by Lakshman Karalliedde, Rita Fitzpatrick, Debbie Shaw

      The part played by traditional medicines in our health care continues to increase year on year. Used for many centuries, they have the reputation of being gentler, less invasive, and more 'natural' than modern western prescription medicines. However, for individuals seeking care that includes traditional medicines there are in fact many risks. While the toxic profiles of western medicines have been precisely and extensively documented and publicised, the harmful effects of traditional medicines taken on their own, or often in combination with western medicines, are not well enough known to ensure safe use.In this highly structured compendium, Dr Lakshman Karalliedde brings together what is currently known and has been scientifically validated regarding traditional medicines from around the world. Covering Chinese, Afro-Caribbean, Unani and Ayurvedic traditional medicines, this book describes the sources of these medicines, their known effects and side-effects, recommended dosages, and, very importantly, precautions.Every practitioner prescribing traditional medicines to their patients should have a copy of this book. Individuals who seek the help of complementary therapists and take these medicines will also want to have a copy for reference.

    • Therapy & therapeutics

      Chinese Qigong Acupressure Therapy

      by Zhang Weiwen

      Qigong acupressure therapy incorporates many therapeutic methods, such as acupressure, massage, daoyin(a physical & breathing exercise) and application of external qi (potential energy). The book contains six chapters which cover the basic knowledge and methods of qigong along with reports describing the clinical practice of qigong acupressure therapy. In addition, useful prescriptions of acupoints for qigong acupressure therapy and supplemental qigong exercise are presented.

    • Dermatology

      Scalp Acupuncture and Clinical Cases

      by Jiao Shunfa

      Scalp acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy used to treat the hemiplegia, numbness of limbs and aphasia caused by cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral embolism through stimulating related parts of the scalp corresponding to the cerebral cortex with acupuncture needles. It is effective, simple, convenient and inexpensive.

    • Medicine: general issues

      China’s Tibetan Medicine

      by Zhen Yan / Cai Jingfeng

      Traditional Tibetan medicine, created by people living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is becoming known worldwide. This English monograph - the first of its kind ever published in China - deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of Tibetan medicine, including its history, fundamental theories, physiology, anatomy, diagnostics, clinical science, therapies, medical ethics, health care and materia medica. Included are special chapters devoted to the unique Tibetan medical painting scrolls (Sman thang), important international conferences, and representative specialists and their works. Appendices cover authors, medical texts, transliteration of the Tibetan alphabet, and a chronological table of Tibetan medicine.

    • Chinese medicine & acupuncture
      April 2010

      The Way to Locate Acupoints

      by Yang Jiasan (editor)

      Dr Yang Jiasan, associate professor and head of the Acupuncture Department at Dongzhimen Hospital, has been both a teacher and a clinician for decades. Through practice as well as study of acupuncture literature both ancient and modern, he has developed a method of locating points that those lacking knowledge of traditional Chinese medical theory find easy to grasp because it uses modern anatomical landmarks as much as possible. Its efficiency has been appreciated by students as well as patients of acupuncture treatment.

    • Therapy & therapeutics
      December 1991

      Acupuncture, Meridian Theory and Acupuncture Points

      by Li Ding

    • Therapy & therapeutics

      Chinese Acupressure Therapy

      by Zhaopu Wang

      Acupressure therapy has evolved from dianxue, which is a traditional Chinese martial art technique of hitting an opponent at a selected acupoint on the body, so as to momentarily block the flow of blood and energy and cause unconsciousness. Based on the same theory, an acupressure therapist skillfully presses the same acupoint to promote the flow of blood and energy and heal an injury. The therapy is administered by percussing, pressing and/or massaging selected acupoints and stimulation lines of the body. It is effective for treating common illnesses and complicated diseases such as cerebral palsy and polio.

    • Traditional medicine & herbal remedies

      The Art of Thai Foot Massage

      A Step-by-step Guide

      by Simon Piers Gall

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2014

      Cry for Health, Volume 1

      Health: The Casualty of Modern Times

      by Jesse Sleeman

      Cry for Health is the first volume of a brilliant treatise that explores vitally important issues for everyone working in healthcare, ecology, sociology, environmental and biological sciences. In fact, for anyone concerned about our survival. In essence, it unravels the hidden story behind the moderrn pandemic, death by doctoring, the failure of medical science to fully understand heatth, and the health impact of man-made chemicals, electropollution, and modern farming and food processing practices. Author Jesse Sleeman has over 30 years' experience in the practice and teaching of natural and traditional therapies and medical philosophies.

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