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Acupuncture for Body Mind and Spirit

Author : Peter Mole
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Written by one of the UK's leading practitioners, this authoritative and accessible introduction to acupuncture reveals everything you need to know before you step into the acupuncture clinic. It includes: - how acupuncture goes beyond quick cures and is used as preventative medicine - the origins and theory behind Chinese medicine and acupuncture - the differences between diagnosis in acupuncture and Western medicine - what to expect in the treatment room and how acupuncture will help you. Comparing acupuncture with Western medicine and demonstrating how the two are complementary, Peter Mole provides answers to the questions most frequently asked by acupuncture patients, prospective patients, prospective students and people who have simply heard about acupuncture and want to know more.

Acupuncture

Author : Peter Mole
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Designed to help the curious newcomer gain a clear understanding of complementary healthcare, Health Essentials is a series of practical books which give the facts you need to know about natural therapies and describe how they work for you. Exceptionally clear and concise, each text is complemented by attractive illustrations. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which originated in China over 5000 years ago and is now widely practised in the Western world. By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, or by burning a herb called moxa on these points, the life force or 'Qi' in the body is stimulated, enabling it to return to health, balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. In this comprehensive guide, you can learn: - The history and philosophical basis of Chinese medicine; How acupuncture is used as a preventive medicine; How an acupuncturist makes a diagnosis and what to expect in the treatment room; The difference between acupuncture and its system of diagnosis and Western medicin

Experiencing Acupuncture

Author : John Hamwee
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Illuminating the considerations at play in determining courses of treatment in acupuncture, this honest depiction of nine accounts of unique cases shows how changes can happen, how the practitioner makes choices in the moment and why the patient's collaboration and commitment are vital. Hamwee shows how being attentive to all aspects of patients' lives uncovers the conditions for healing, and how it affects the responses of both patients and practitioners in pursuit of health and wellbeing. It does not simply treat acupuncture as concepts and techniques, but rather as a remarkable journey of the body, mind and spirit. An honest depiction of nine accounts of real-life cases such as back pain, chronic fatigue, depression and irritable bowel syndrome, the book describes the experience of acupuncture through the eyes of both practitioners and patients.

Five Spirits

Author : Lorie Dechar
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Offering a Taoist map of the human psyche, the "Five Spirits" provide a mythical view of the nervous system and form the basis of Chinese medical psychology. An understanding of these Five Spirits is the key that opens the doorway to the mysteries of Taoist psycho-spiritual alchemy.

Atlas of Mind Body and Spirit

Author : Paul Hougham
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Looks at the Western view of the human body along with alternative body maps of various other cultures, including the Indian chakra system, the Kabbalah's Tree of Life, and West African shamanic beliefs.

Golden Rules for Vibrant Health in Body Mind and Spirit

Author : Joseph J. Sweere
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Sickness makes people turn inward and become more self-oriented, and chronic debilitating illness robs them of their ability to enjoy life to its fullest. This expansive book of commonsense rules for a healthy life offers practical information and tools for health-conscious people who are not in optimal health but wish to be.

Body Mind and Spirit

Author : Gary D. Mckay
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Three experts: a physician, a psychologist, and a spiritually oriented clinical counselor intertwine their experiences and knowledge to address the "whole you". They show that there is no gap between physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of health; all aspects are interrelated and it's powerfully helpful to see this way. Blending their approaches produces a result that is greater than the sum of the parts -- like a "human quilt" -- each contributes to a healthy, satisfying life. In this book, you'll learn how your body's health affects your mental and spiritual health and how to take better care of your body. You'll find how your mind affects your physical and spiritual health and how to take care of your mind. And you'll be shown what impact your beliefs about the meaning of life -- your spirituality -- have on body and mind and how to nurture your spirituality. Discover techniques to help you manage many challenging life issues including stress, depression, aggression, addiction, chronic illness, and aging. Learn to identify how you're functioning, what you can do to improve, and how to examine, plan, and track your progress.

Integrative Body Mind Spirit Social Work

Author : Mo Yee Lee
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As interest in non-Western curative techniques continues to grow among Americans, Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work is the first book that connects Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophy and practices, while also providing a comprehensive and pragmatic practice framework for social work, psychology, counseling, and nursing professionals.

Soul Mind Body Medicine

Author : Zhi Gang Sha, MD
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Discover Dr. Sha's Powerful Techniques for Healing Your Soul, Mind, and Body What is the real secret to healing? Internationally acclaimed healer and author Dr. Zhi Gang Sha gives us a simple yet powerful answer to this age-old question: Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow. In Soul Mind Body Medicine, Dr. Sha shows that love and forgiveness are the golden keys to soul healing. From that foundation, he presents practical tools to heal and transform soul, mind, and body. The techniques and the underlying theories are easy to learn and practice but profoundly effective. They include: Healing methods for more than 100 ailments, from the common cold to back pain to heart disease to diabetes Step-by-step approaches to weight loss, cancer recovery, emotional balance, and maintenance of good health A revolutionary one-minute healing technique Endorsements “Just as our thoughts can influence water, our souls can bring healing and balance to our selves, our loved ones, and our world today. Dr. Sha is an important teacher and a wonderful healer with a valuable message about the power of the soul to influence and transform all life. His book Soul Mind Body Medicine will deeply touch you.” — Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water “All cultures have produced authentic healers from time to time. Dr. Zhi Gang Sha is such a healer — a man of deep wisdom and compassion, and a gift to the human race.” — Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E Book

Author : Angela Hicks
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This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"

Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine

Author : Skya Abbate
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Taming the TigerWhen you grasp the needle, do so with great care, firm strength and caution for the peril, as if holding a tigers tail: one wrong move and great harm could befall.--Huangdi NeijingThis uncommonly useful guidebook presents an overview of all aspects of needling, from the parameters of the needle itself to the importance of treating and anchoring the patients spirit. Skya Abbates clear language and detailed descriptions guide you step-by-step through thirteen categories of disease, ranging from anxiety, geriatric and chronic degenerative diseases to those illnesses thought to be untreatable. Specialized chapters offer insight and guidance for practitioners seeking to enhance their treatment strategies with additional therapeutic techniques, including moxibustion, bleeding techniques, herbal liniments, infrared light, threading, and others. Rounding out the text is a practical appendix with a glossary of Chinese medical terminology, sample instructions for patients, as well as an index with more than 2,000 disorders. Skillfully weaving the time-honored principles of Oriental medicine into the cutting-edge reality of the clinic, Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine offers a wealth of simple, yet effective, treatment strategies.

Feminine Healing

Author : Jason Elias
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Organised by the stages of a woman's life, this handbook offers both Western and Chinese interpretations and therapies for common health concerns and proven complementary treatments. It covers exercise, diet, mental exercises and acupuncture.

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture

Author : Richard A. Feely
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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is a microsystem of anatomical scalp acupoint treatment for neuromusculoskeletal pain as well as meridian treatment. This book offers the information essential for gaining a full understanding of the principles and use of YNSA based on specific algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. The authors' discussion of internal patient controls for verification of effectiveness of point location is particularly relevant for the practitioner seeking to optimize patient care. Accompanying Thieme MediaCenter content online contains convenient and easy-to-follow video instruction in point identification and palpatory training. Foreword by Toshikatsu Yamamoto!

Kigo

Author : Lorie Eve Dechar
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With references to traditional Taoist and Chinese texts, as well as influences from the author's background in psychology and psychotherapy, this book by Lorie Dechar demonstrates how practitioners can work with the spirit of acupuncture points in modern practice. The concept of 'kigo', a Japanese word meaning 'season word', is used to understand the seasonal energy of the points and how the body relates to the universal flow. As an understanding of the spirit of the point brings focus and potency to a practitioner's needling, it also strengthens their ability to touch a patient's soul and spirit, besides the physical body. Tying in the macro cosmic connection of the body to the universe with a poetic force that amplifies and deepens the effect of acupuncture, Kigo is the perfect companion not only for acupuncturists, but also for chiropractors and psychotherapists, doctors and nurses, and other practitioners who use the points as part of their clinical work.

Healing Power Of Acupressure and Acupuncture

Author : Matthew Bauer
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This accessible, up-to-date resource guide leads you through the foundations and techniques of acupressure and acupuncture. Acupressure and acupuncture can relieve painful conditions such as migraine headaches, lower back pain, joint disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, allergies, stress, nausea, heart problems, and many others. Today, most health-care plans cover these treatments, making them more popular than ever. Filled with insights into the history of these two age-old therapies, The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture helps readers choose when to see a licensed therapist, and even provides information about doing certain treatments at home. Matthew D. Bauer delves deeply into the traditions and remarkable benefits of acupressure and acupuncture, explains the many benefits of both, describes techniques for self-treatment, and illustrates how Chinese healing can augment modern Western medicine.

Chinese Nutrition Therapy

Author : Joerg Kastner
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Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to Chinese dietetics for both students and practitioners of Chinese medicine ... I whole-heartedly endorse his book.--Nigel Wiseman For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health and healing various disorders. Here, the author demystifies Chinese dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the energetics of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques. For this second edition the section on clinical examples has been expanded by detailed chapters on the treatment of obesity and physical and / or emotional fatigue. The explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on the adequate acupuncture treatment. Highlights: Descriptions of Chinese dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition therapy to Western products and cooking methods Clinical examples covering the major organ systems A handy A to Z list of common foods and their healing characteristics An essential reference for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life. An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all of its products. Thiemes trademark blue and silver covers have become bsynonymous with excellence in publishing.

The Touch of Healing

Author : Alice Burmeister
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A unique guidebook shows how to relieve stress and pain, restore one's emotional balance, and treat chronic conditions through the step-by-step techniques of the ancient, tactile Japanese art of jin shin jyutsu. Original.

Floral Acupuncture

Author : Warren Bellows
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Certified flower essence practitioner Deborah Craydon and licensed acupuncturist Warren Bellows combine their expertise to present an innovative and highly effective holistic method to treat body, mind, and spirit. By applying flower essences (in place of needles) to acupuncture points, it is possible to stimulate the movement of energy (chi), starting a powerful healing process. Filled with full-color photography, this practical manual, suitable for both professional and home use, includes treatments for common ailments, such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The authors also explain the theory behind this technique and provide general instructions for application of flower essence tinctures, creating a comprehensive view of this exciting new form of alternative healing. The first guidebook to show how to apply the flower essences of Dr. Bach to acupuncture points for treatment of emotional and physical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches—without the use of needles. Bach flower essences can be purchased in most health food stores and homeopathic pharmacies and are safe for use on children, pregnant women, the elderly, and pets. Includes more that 50 full-color instructional photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author : Duo Gao
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This text is a guide to the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine: herbalism, food cures, acupuncture and manipulative therapy. This book is an analysis of this holistic medical system, together with practical information and self-care instructions, including the art of qi gong and t'ai chi.

Chinese Nutrition Therapy

Author : Jörg Kastner
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Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to Chinese dietetics for both, students and practitioners of Chinese medicine. - I wholeheartedly endorse his book. Nigel Wiseman For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health and healing myriad disorders, from the common cold and morning sickness to heart disease and diabetes. Here, Joerg Kastner demystifies Chinese Dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an ancient method for achieving well being. Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the energetics of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, spices and herbs, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques. An essential reference for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life. Includes A useful overview of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Dietetics Descriptions of Chinese Dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutritional therapy to Western products and cooking methods Clinical examples covering the major organ systems A handy A to Z list of common foods and their healing characteristics. Joerg Kastner, M.D., L.Ac., is Head of Acupuncture Education at the Academy for Continuing Medical Education of the State Medical Board of Registration of Westfalen-Lippe, Germany, and is the visiting lecturer of Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of the Academy for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.