Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice
by Sebastian Pole LicOHM AyurHC
Ayurvedic Medicine brings the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda alive so that they are accessible to the complementary health practitioner of today. This book offers a clear, accessible and yet detailed guide to Ayurvedic herbalism. It encompasses a brief history of the growth of Ayurveda , a discussion of its fundamental principles, treatment strategies as well as the energetic approach of traditional Ayurvedic herbal pharmacy and pharmacology. It also emphasizes the importance of using sustainably harvested herbs in clinical practice. The introductory "theoretical" chapters complement the core of the book that includes over 100 plant profiles of Ayurvedic herbs and 50 traditional formulas.
Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging and Other Non-Clinical Applications
by Ronald G. Beckett
The case studies provided in Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging will provide the reader with real-world scenarios and case examples that will help prepare researchers to discover new ways to apply the various modalities associated with the technology. This book is a follow-up to the Beckett and Conlogue’s classic work Paleoimaging (2009) and companion to their new contribution Advances in Paleoimaging (2020). The case studies outlined demonstrate the problem-solving nature of imaging research and the application of critical thought to unique problems. Further, Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging demonstrates the incredible depth of application of these modalities including photography, endoscopy, x-ray fluorescence, plane radiography, digital radiography, and advanced imaging modalities like multi-detector computed tomography, micro-computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Of particular note, case study seven, Contrast Media Injections, informs the researcher regarding methods to bring out specific anatomic structures that may be the target of a given research question. Intended for students, faculty, and seasoned researchers, Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging presents actual cases from the authors’ vast experience in the application of paleoimaging modalities in order to answer unique research problems. The book also serves as a field manual for current and future researchers as they approach similar or new cases that present unique challenges. These cases demonstrate how the varied imaging methodologies can provide data which greatly enriches our understanding of the subject at hand, be it ancient cultural remains, forensic recovery, museum holdings, or other anthropological and archaeological artifacts.
Reflexotherapy of the Feet
by Hanne Marquardt
Foot reflexology is now widely used to relieve symptoms of many disorders. Hanne Marquardt is a pioneer in teaching and practicing foot reflexology in Germany - many of today's practicing foot reflexologists were trained at her well-established teaching institution. This book, based on the best-selling fourth German edition, has been constantly reviewed and updated by the author, incorporating new findings and strategies as they evolved. In many hand-drawn illustrations of the microsystem of the feet, the book introduces the principles and the practice of foot reflexology. It covers - the complete topography of zones - general treatment examples - specific applications and strategies on treatment combinations the book profits from the author's personal style and lengthy teaching experience.
A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet
Ka Wai Fan (Author)
A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet frees readers from having to sift through countless websites to find up-to-date, high quality, reliable information on all types of Chinese medicine. This handy resource provides an introduction to the terms and philosophies of Chinese medicine in addition to an extensive categorized listing of online sites related to Chinese culture and medicine, complete with a brief description of each site’s content. Guidelines are provided for searching, cataloging, and evaluating websites concerned with Chinese medicine, based on the author’s research and personal experience as a practitioner and user of Chinese medicines.
Comprehensive Guide To Chinese Medicine
by Leung Ping-Chung
The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose.Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.
The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
by Sherry Torkos
Natural solutions for living a clean and healthy life Health consciousness is an area of transformational and unprecedented growth in the North American public today. More and more people are seeking alternative solutions to conventional medical practices. For many, a natural approach to healing everything from common ailments to serious diseases is preferable when compared to the invasive medical procedures and prescription drugs that abound. Sherry Torkos, one of Canada’s leading pharmacists is widely regarded for her knowledge of complementary medicine. Her latest book, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Cures, is the definitive source for alternative health care for Canadians; it is totally comprehensive and easy-tofollow, providing natural cures for everyday problems such as insect bites and muscle aches, as well as for serious chronic disorders such as osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. Torkos emphasizes the role of lifestyle, nutrition, exercise and supplements in optimizing health and preventing disease. This book features a detailed A to Z reference of ailments and disease, with the latest information on the natural cures that have been proven to assist in their treatment. Detailed information will also advise readers of potential drug interactions that can occur when supplements are taken alongside prescribed medications. Canadians seeking to create a more holistic and personalized health program for themselves and for their families will turn to this reference time and time again.
Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture
by Terry Oleson (Author)
Both new and experienced practitioners of Auriculotherapy have found this comprehensive manual to be one of the most clinically useful texts on ear acupuncture. This handbook combines the best work of Chinese and French systems of Auriculotherapy. Medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, reflexologists, dentists, naturopaths, massage therapists and nurses have applied the principles in this manual to successfully relieve chronic pain, suppress appetite and treat addictions. The ear reflex points presented in this handbook are based upon extensive research conducted at the UCLA Pain Management Center. This text provides a standardized auricular nomenclature system for designating different anatomical zones of the ear. Each ear reflex point is represented by both a number and an auricular zone location. Treatment plans are listed for over 250 medical conditions.
A Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why
by Mel Borins (Author), Bernie Siegel (Foreword)
This book outlines the benefits and dangers of alternative medicine, drawing on scientific research to show which treatments work, which don’t, and how to use them. It offers a balanced, unbiased perspective backed by science.
Medical Acupuncture: A Western Scientific Approach 2nd Ed
by Jacqueline Filshie MBBS FRCA DipMedAC
Medical Acupuncture demonstrates a variety of needling techniques and clinical applications within the context of WMA and its evolution from traditional Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside the principles of evidence-based medicine. Split into seven sections the book begins by establishing the roots of WMA in the Introduction and then progresses on to describe the mechanisms of action in Section 2, including peripheral components of stimulation and evidence from neuroimaging. Sections 3 and 4 cover clinical approaches (eg, superficial needling, electroacupuncture, safety of acupuncture) and techniques related to acupuncture (TENS, laser therapy). Section 5 takes a closer look at the difficulties faced by trials and reviews while Section 6 goes on to showcase 21 clinical uses of WMA, ranging from chronic pain, mental health, obstetrics and primary care to sports medicine, respiratory conditions and neurology. The final reference section contains dermatome/myotome maps, meridian/channel charts and standard international nomenclature.