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This book set covers the last 3000 years of Chinese Medicine, as a broadly flowing river, from its source to its mouth. It takes the story from the very beginnings in proto-scientific China to the modern age, with a wealth of historical and cultural detail. It is unique in presenting many anecdotes, sayings, and excerpts from the traditional classics.The content is organized into four parts. Part one focuses on the medical activities in Chinese primitive society and the characteristic features of the witchcraft stage of medicine. Part two traces the progress of Chinese medicine as it entered the stage of natural philosophy. It also discusses how other aspects of philosophy, religion, and politics influenced Chinese medical theory and practice at the time. Chinese medicine, having a kind of social existence, was also impacted by the natural and social environment, and multiple cultural factors. Some of these factors are discussed in Part three. The last part concludes by examining the cultural process of Chinese medicine in history and offers a glimpse into the future of Chinese Medicine.
One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or yoga while seated, allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down. Chair Yoga for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that come with practicing yoga daily, and provides instructions for numerous different exercises, including: Full body warm ups Joint rolls Beginner routines Intermediate routines Expert routines Full body cool downs
This volume looks at the importance of medicinal plants and their potential benefits for human health, providing insight with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment and management of certain diseases. Divided into four sections, the volume covers the assessment and identification of medicinal plants, the role of medicinal plants in disease management, the ethnobotany and phytochemistry of medicinal plants, and novel applications of plants. Assessment of Medicinal Plants for Human Health: Phytochemistry, Disease Management, and Novel Applications sheds light on the potential of certain plants and will be of value to faculty and advanced-level students of natural products, food science, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and biochemistry. It will also be of interest to researchers in the area of drug discovery and development.
The hazards of electronic pollution may once have been the stuff of science fiction, but now we know they're all too real - and with the advent of 5G ultra-wideband technology, the danger to our health is greater than ever. Dr Joseph Mercola, one of the world's foremost authorities on alternative health, has conducted research that offers a radical new understanding of how electromagnetic fields (or EMF) impact our bodies and minds; in this first-of-its-kind guide, he reveals his findings and shows us what we need to know and do to stay safe and well.
'This globe-trotting group promotes a mindfulness practice that continues off the mat and into the sonic realm' - Vogue 'Secret Yoga Club is a big deal, just don't tell anyone' - Huffington Post 'A wonderful experience' - Financial Times 'The Yoga Guru' - British Vogue Yoga is an intimate, alchemical process in which you discover your own physical, sensual and emotional landscape. Yoga is how you sing yourself back to life. It's in the moments that you witness the sublime wisdom of the body. It's when you find the ocean in your breath, the stillness in your mind and experience yourself as the force of life. In Secret Yoga Club, Gabrielle Hales introduces the yoga practices and rituals that she has found therapeutic, life-affirming and liberating over a decade of teaching yoga and co-creating unique, multi-dimensional experiences with a community of healers, artists and musicians. As Gabrielle has discovered, when you meet yourself on the mat, you have an opportunity to heal the trauma hidden within your body, release the tension in your overworked mind, experience emotion as energy, expand into pleasure and intimacy, and when needed - rest and restore. Chapters include: - Roots of yoga - Electric body - the life force - Practices - Stillness - Expanding with sensation - Coming together
All of us want to be happy and avoid suffering. So why are many of us anxious, angry, or depressed? We suffer from pain, hypertension, inflammation, indigestion, insomnia, and addiction. Yet, too often we make choices that undermine us rather than reverse what's wrong. Tibetan medicine, Tibet's ancient, timely science of healing, offers effective tools for transforming suffering into health and happiness. Tibetan medicine teaches that the purpose of life is to be happy, and that after our basic needs are met, happiness results primarily from our own thinking. When challenges arise, we choose how to interpret them. We can wallow in negativity and get sick - or even sicker - in mind and body. Or we can decide to create health and happiness. Making mindful, healthy choices won't solve every problem but will produce better results than poor or thoughtless decisions do. At least, we won't make things worse! This book explains how to use the concepts of Tibetan medicine for self-care and integrative care alongside Western medical interventions. By actively engaging in self-care, we make conscious, informed decisions to preserve and improve health and happiness. By (Both sentences begin with By. One sentence needs rewriting.) incorporating Tibetan medicine into our Western medical care, we include methods for preventing disease and mental distress, improving overall health outcomes, and preparing for a more peaceful death. The chapters cover the philosophical underpinnings of Tibetan medicine and nuanced explanations of health, illness, diagnosis, and treatment, focusing on diet and behavior. Anyone can use the information in this book to reduce stress, make healthy choices, improve overall health and wellbeing, and be happier. Using Tibetan medicine for self-care and integrative care promotes empowerment and offers more options than Western medical care alone (to be consistent).
By considering how teachers can maintain appropriate boundaries with students, create truly inclusive classes, and deal with common obstacles and ethical issues, this guide explores the reality of teaching yoga day-to-day and helps teachers avoid burnout. With reflective and experiential exercises throughout, the book will help even experienced teachers to amplify their understanding of what it means to hold rich and meaningful classes by creating different lenses through which they can view distinct situations. The intention is to invite, offer possibilities, suggest and signpost, without prohibiting or setting defined boundaries. Emphasising the need for yoga teachers to know about more than alignment and sequencing, The Yoga Teacher Mentor accompanies the reader through the rich, complex and rewarding process of teaching yoga.
* What should we do in preparation for an upcoming surgery? * What is the best way to recover after surgery? * How can we be proactive and prevent the need for surgery in the first place? Written for those who have undergone or who are about to have surgery, this guide will help readers find their way through the difficult maze of emotions, physical pain and fear. By including advice on what to do to aid recovery and reduce negative long-term effects, Karrasch teaches the reader how to take charge of the body, whether before or after surgery. The book also includes useful information about what we can do to take care of our bodies and avoid having surgery in the first place, such as nutritional advice and gentle movement tips drawing on BodyMindCORE techniques. It is the perfect guide for those not only facing surgery and those wanting to stay healthy, but also for those who want to love and support them.
In 1995, Vianna Stibal was diagnosed with a serious health condition. When conventional and alternative medicine failed her, she discovered a simple technique that cured her illness and sparked a worldwide phenomenon. ThetaHealing (R) is essentially applied quantum physics. Using a theta brain wave, which until now was believed to be accessible only in deep sleep or yogi-level meditation, the practitioner is able to connect with the energy of All That Is - the energy in everything - to identify issues with and witness healings on the physical body, and to identify and change limiting beliefs. In this revised and updated edition, readers will discover: - the belief and feeling work that can instantly change the thinking within you that creates illness - the 7 Planes of Existence, a concept that allows you to connect to the highest level of love and energy of All That Is - how to develop the ability to change on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, using the Creator of All That Is.