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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.

Acupuncture for Pain Management

de Yuan-Chi Lin (Editor), Eric Shen-Zen Hsu (Editor)

Acupuncture for Pain Management is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture. Edited by top pain medicine specialists at Harvard and UCLA, and based on their popular annual workshop at the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the book is the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine. Anesthesiologists, pain medicine specialists, primary care physicians, osteopaths, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and other health professionals looking to add acupuncture to their repertoire will benefit from the concise and practical approach of the book.

Cosmetic Acupuncture: A TCM approach to cosmetic and dermatological problems, 1e Paperback – 6 Oct 2008

by Radha Thambirajah MD (China) MBAcA (Author)

A practical handbook for the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and skin problems according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This book presents the TCM theory that provides the rationale behind the choice of treatment and offers step-by-step instruction on how to treat cosmetic and skin

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, 3rd Ed

by Andrew Chevallier (Author)

With 550 key herbs and their uses as natural remedies for nearly 200 common ailments, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, 2nd Edition is the definitive home reference to healing with the world's oldest form of medicine. From ginger to lavender and thyme to dandelion, learn about the

Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy: The Vertebral Column, 3e 3rd Edition

by Jeffrey Boyling (Author), Gwendolen Jull PhD MPhty Grad Dip Man Ther FACP (Author)

This multidisciplinary text, authored and edited by internationally renowned professionals, brings together the latest research in the field of manual therapy. Extensively illustrated and fully referenced, it provides an evidence-based examination of the work of leading researchers and presents their

Fascial Release for Structural Balance 1st Edition

by James Earls (Author), Thomas Myers (Author), Amanda Williams (Illustrator)

"Fascial Release for Structural Balance" combines manual therapy skills with the exciting new field of structural therapy, which employs the unique and newly discovered properties of fascial tissues. Fascia, our biological fabric, plays a vital role in support, posture, and stability. Through informed

The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e 2nd Edition

by Giovanni Maciocia CAc(Nanjing) (Author)

The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs The 2nd edition of The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs describes the application of traditional Chinese medical theory to the diagnosis and treatment of 48 diseases, conditions and disorders. In addition to the existing

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