The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307794032

Total Pages:272

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With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands. This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.

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Acupressure for Emotional Healing

Author:Michael Reed Gach, PhD,Beth Ann Henning, Dipl., A.B.T.

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307481158

Total Pages:320

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Increased stress and traumatic events in our lives have resulted in many millions of people who suffer from insomnia, nightmares, anxiety attacks, depression, and tension headaches. ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING offers relief at your fingertips, quickly and safely, for a wide range of emotional problems. It explains how emotional distress becomes lodged in the body as muscular tension and blocked energy, and shows how acupressure can relieve not just the resulting physical symptoms, but also their emotional source--often without the need for extensive talk therapy or medication. Acupressure stimulates the same points used in acupuncture, but instead of needles, firm finger pressure is used on the surface of the skin. The pressure releases neurochemicals called endorphins that relieve pain. As in acupuncture, specific pressure points are connected with internal organs and energy pathways in the body (called meridians) that regulate the flow of electrical energy to all systems. Unlike acupuncture, acupressure can be used safely by anyone, with only the hands as equipment. ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING offers a comprehensive A-Z guide to emotional ailments (from abandonment to worry and obsessive thinking), with fully-illustrated instruction on dozens of precise acupressure point locations and how to activate them, combined with yogic breathing, stretching, and movement routines. Case histories from the authors' practice further illuminate each condition and the path to emotional balance and healing. Most routines can be used independently for self-care and on-the-spot relief. There are also sections on how to use the techniques to help others, with appropriate safeguards.

Press Here! Acupressure for Beginners

Author:Bob Doto

Publisher:Fair Winds Press

ISBN:1631596845

Total Pages:128

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Alleviate pain, release tension, increase relaxation, and improve vitality with acupressure. Fun, modern illustrations and intuitive organization combined with the expertise of seasoned practitioner Bob Doto allow you to quickly implement this powerful wellness tool. For millennia, the Chinese have been studying the effects of applying pressure to specific points on the body to relieve ailments, from fatigue to illness and pain. Practitioner Bob Doto offers you a thorough understanding of how to use acupressure to improve your standard of life and manage your own well-being. Acupressure for Beginners is your complete guide for learning this ancient art in a beautifully designed and accessible instructional format. The Press Here! series offers contemporary takes on traditional hands-on healing practices for a new generation of practitioners. These introductory guides feature easy-to-access organization, clear instructions, and beautiful illustrations of each technique. Other Press Here! topics include massage, reiki, and reflexology.

Lowering High Blood Pressure with Acupressure

Author:Charles Chan

Publisher:Taoway Publishing

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Total Pages:66

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Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing art developed over 5000 years ago. Similar to acupuncture using needles on the vital energy points of the meridians, acupressure uses only the fingers to massage on the energy points which activates the body to relief the symptoms and to heal itself. Acupressure massage is very effective in lowering high blood pressure, increasing circulation and vitality, relieving pains and aches, reducing stress and is a superb self-treatment for boosting the body immunity. It is a natural healing method and a safe alternative healing modality for treating hypertension and other associated conditions. There are altogether nine easy exercises in the full routine. The exercises are accompanied by well-illustrated pictures for the locations of the acupressure vital points. All you need is to perform the routine once a day. It will take roughly twenty to thirty minutes and the result is instantaneous. You can also monitor your own progress by measuring your blood pressure before and after performing the acupressure massage routine. In most cases, the systolic pressure will become normalised or have a significant drop after performing a basic twenty to a thirty-minute routine. Diastolic pressure will also have a significant drop corresponding to the systolic pressure drop. In the middle section of the book, it looks into the long-term prevention and treatment for hypertension, including tackling all the major risk factors: Your body weightDiet and lifestyleExcessive caffeine intakeExcessive alcohol consumptionInsufficient sleepLong term stressDiabetesMedication or oral contraceptivesCardiovascular health The final chapter looks into the strategies of eliminating high blood pressure and its associated illnesses for good using healthy regiment and natural healing methods including: Performing acupressure dailyExamine your diet and learn to eat less and eat wiselyExercise to strength your cardiovascular system and to keep your body weight normalOvercome stress and make changes in your life where necessary. Perform meditation and prayers daily to keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.

Handbook of Acupressure

Author:Dr. A.K. Saxena & Dr. Preeti Pai

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:8184305265

Total Pages:264

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The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

Your Best Face Now

Author:Shellie Goldstein

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101561653

Total Pages:272

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Expert acupuncturist and top skincare specialist Shellie Goldstein presents a 20-minute-a-day acupressure system that promises to rejuvenate facial muscle and reduce wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture is today's hottest antiaging treatment, and no one knows it better than Shellie Goldstein. Her signature AcuFacial(r) has made this licensed acupuncturist one of the top skincare specialists in Manhattan and the Hamptons, with a devoted clientele- including Rosanne Cash and Martha Stewart-many of whom pay $500 per treatment to experience its dramatic benefits. Now, everyone can reap the benefits of Goldstein's AcuFacial(r) on their own at home with acupressure, a unique therapy that uses massage instead of needles to lift sagging facial muscles, reduce wrinkles, and return youthful vitality to skin tone. Illustrated with amazing before- and-after photos and providing simple step-bystep, easy-to-follow instructions, diet recommendations, recipes, and skincare tips, Your Best Face Now teaches everyone how to erase the lines of time-on any budget- in just twenty minutes a day.

Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

Author:Jack Forem

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110112802X

Total Pages:400

Viewed:1934

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This comprehensive guide shows readers how to treat common health problems using a variety of pressure point therapies: acupressure, shiatsu, reflexology, acu-yoga, and trigger-point therapy. For each condition, readers can experiment to discover which of these methods work best for them. Forem offers therapies for more than 65 complaints from acne, arthritis, and weight control to eyestrain, headaches, and impotence.More than 50 clear illustrations show readers exactly what they need to do. A section of master drawings show the complete array of points and meridians -- the same ones used in acupuncture. Then each section offers simpler drawings illustrating only the specific points needed for the condition being discussed. Concise instructions on pressure techniques accompany the illustrations.

Healing Mantras

Author:Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Publisher:Wellspring/Ballantine

ISBN:0307556611

Total Pages:256

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"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world." Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical, how-to guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available to everyone. The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe. Mantras, sounds, and chants have inspired, comforted, and mended the lives of individuals, religious orders, and even entire cultures. Even though the science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, this is the first time that ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted to Western needs. One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual disciplines for twenty-five years. In this illuminating book, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of the more than fifty mantras, all translated from the original Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. Inside, you'll find mantras for - Health - Worldly Success - Habit Control - Protection - Grief - Anger - Controlling Fear - Personal Attraction - Wisdom - Concentration and Mental Clarity - Healing Life Issues - and more! These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence and can be used by people of any religion or spiritual practice, "as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook." Sound can help and sound can heal, and Healing Mantras now makes this sound medicine available to everyone.

Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

Author:Synthia Andrews,Bobbi Dempsey

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111805153X

Total Pages:360

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Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being. Understand basic healing principles Relieve your specific aches and pains Boost your immune system Address age-related ailments Find professional help

The Rebel's Apothecary

Author:Jenny Sansouci

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593086589

Total Pages:304

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Learn how to improve your health and wellness with the healing magic of cannabis, CBD and medicinal mushrooms. When health coach and wellness blogger Jenny Sansouci learned that her father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, her extensive knowledge of the latest alternative therapies was put to the test. Jenny dove into the world of cannabis and mushrooms and their medicinal properties - and she and her dad are now outspoken champions of the healing power of these plants and fungi - not only to tame the side effects of chemotherapy, but to address everyday wellness concerns. The Rebel's Apothecary is the result of her heartfelt and rigorous quest -- a science-based and supportive guide that will enhance the lives of anyone living with pain, anxiety, depression, a weakened immune system, insomnia, and more. Complete with background information, dosing instructions, and everyday recipes, this is the essential handbook for harnessing the ancient healing powers of cannabis and mushrooms --safely, without confusion, fear, or an unwanted high. In addition to debunking myths and de-stigmatizing these powerful healing plants and fungi, The Rebel's Apothecary presents: • Specific protocols and dosage guides for wellness uses (mood, sleep, immunity, focus, energy) and managing common chemotherapy side effects • Everyday wellness routines • Recipes for delicious, easy, health-enhancing cannabis and mushroom infused smoothies, coffee drinks, teas, elixirs, gummies, and broths - including recipes from chefs and wellness experts like Dr. Andrew Weil, Kris Carr, Seamus Mullen, Marco Canora and more • The latest research on CBD, THC, medicinal mushrooms and psilocybin • Tips for creating a cutting-edge home apothecary of your own

Color Atlas of Acupuncture

Author:Hans-Ulrich Hecker,Angelika Steveling

Publisher:Thieme

ISBN:3131493712

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1900

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A flexi textbook that contains information on all the major body and ear acupuncture points, as well as an extensive coverage of trigger points. The text is augmented by 126 illustrations pertaining to body acupuncture, 48 illustrations on ear acupuncture, and 114 illustrations on trigger points. The description of each point includes: exact location depth of needling indication function in TCM The different schools of ear acupuncture (e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for many practitioners, are presented side-by-side.While the terminology of the points follows Chinese standards for acupuncture, the body parts are named following up-to-date anatomical nomenclature, and the description of trigger points also mentions the respective muscle and pain projection zones.Illustrations include color photographs and clear full-color drawings.

Acupressure II

Author:Speedy Publishing

Publisher:Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN:1634288343

Total Pages:5

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Acupressure involves fingers to add pressure to areas of the body. A pamphlet will help by showing those who want to learn how to do the procedure where to place the fingers and the areas where acupressure shouldn't be used. Information is available about how long the pressure should be held and the benefits of using acupressure. There are also some people who shouldn't use the treatment because of health concerns, and a pamphlet would go into more detail with this information.

Handbook of Acupressure

Author:Dr. A.K. Saxena & Dr. Preeti Pai

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:8184305265

Total Pages:264

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The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

Acupressure with Essential Oils

Author:Merina Ty-Kisera

Publisher:North Atlantic Books

ISBN:1623173256

Total Pages:312

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Discover the healing power of essential oils paired with ancient acupressure techniques in this engaging guide to whole-body care Merina Ty-Kisera, an experienced healer and Five Element acupuncturist, introduces readers to her Aroma Acupressure method for selfcare—applying the healing properties of essential oils to pressure points that cue energetic changes to balance the body and mind. This guide empowers readers to reclaim their health with tips, routines, and strategies that support everything from relieving chronic tension, to coping with digestive ailments to treating cold and flu symptoms. Readers will rediscover an integrated sense of health and well-being.

Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes]

Author:Len Sperry

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1440803838

Total Pages:1310

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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition

Author:Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN,Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN,Mariah Snyder, PhD

Publisher:Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:0826144349

Total Pages:578

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Now in its eighth edition, this highly acclaimed, newly revised and expanded text continues to deliver innovative practice guidelines for evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies that can easily be incorporated into curriculum and applied directly to practice. The book describes holistic treatments that are culturally appropriate for clients across the life span and NCLEX®-relevant content appropriate for preparation of advanced practice nurses. The eighth edition reflects an expanding interest in these therapies worldwide and features numerous sidebars by international contributors who provide a global perspective that builds readers’ understanding of the cultural derivations and uses of complementary therapies. The new edition also highlights digital and technical advances, provides key updates to foundations for practice, and describes cutting-edge research. Included is a description of the evolution and establishment of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and its current national agenda. Updated legal information regarding regulation and credentialing, enlarged safety and precaution content, and the inclusion of a broad range of therapies add to the utility of this new edition. The only book about complementary and alternative therapies written specifically for nurses that focuses on essential evidence for practice, the text uses a consistent format to present a definition and description of each therapy, a summary of how it evolved, and a rationale for its use. The scientific basis and research evidence for use of each therapy in a variety of specific patient populations is emphasized. Sidebars in each chapter describe the use of various therapies in different settings worldwide. All chapters provide practical guidelines for using the therapies to promote health and comfort while increasing patients’ well-being and satisfaction with care. New to the Eighth Edition: Updated research-based content, including new cutting-edge references Expanded content about technology and digital resources New Foreword and endorsements by prominent scholars Describes key steps in evolution of the NCCIH and its current national agenda Highlights indigenous culturally based therapies New chapter: “Systems of Care: Sowa Rigpa—The Tibetan Knowledge of Healing” New chapter: “Independent Personal Use of Complementary Therapies” New chapter: “Afterword: Creating a Preferred Future—Editors’ Reflections” Updated information on legal concerns, regulation, and credentialing Enlarged safety and precaution content Helpful tips for selecting practitioners Use of therapies for nurses’ and patients’ self-care Strategies for initiating institution-wide therapies and programs Key Features: Delivers comprehensive and current guidelines for therapy use Written by highly respected nurse experts Employs a consistent format for ease of use Describes instructional techniques and safety precautions for each therapy Provides a strong international focus

a Face for TV, but a Body for Radio

Author:Steven A. Bové

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781462035267

Total Pages:160

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In 2004, Steven Bové almost lost his life. He had been married barely five months, and his baffling medical emergency made his new wife fear that she was about to become his widow. When excruciating pain, first felt during a workout, pushed him from doctor to doctor without answers, the newlyweds feared the worst. Soon he found himself in intensive care with his life hanging in the balance. The reason soon became apparent: blood clots were ravaging his body and shutting down his lungs. Even though complications nearly cost him his leg and his life, he battled onward. Ten excruciating days later, Steven emerged from the hospital a changed man. His near-death experience pushed him further down a path of self-discovery than he had ever been before. In the process, he discovered much about his body and his mind. The experience upended all of his previously held beliefs and had him questioning all that matters in life. His quest for harmonizing the mind, body, and soul had begun. The same blood clots that nearly took his life also saved him—in ways no one expected. The first part of this journey saw Steven and his wife, Jenn, moving from New Jersey to the west coast of Florida. Realizing how precious life is, they decided there was no more waiting for the right time to do things. The right time became now. To this day, he pursues the now and takes nothing for granted.

New Choices In Natural Healing

Author:Bill Gottlieb

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1623363322

Total Pages:704

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The first book to take alternative medicine out of its mystical fringe and into the mainstream, New Choices in Natural Healing features more than 20 unique alternative remedies for each of 160 health problems, from acne to wrinkles, plus practical explanations of 20 natural therapies, from aromatherapy to vitamin therapy. Including 440 illustrations, New Choices in Natural Healing also covers: • Acupressure: pinpoint pain relief • Aromatherapy: relieve stress and tension • Ayurveda: a customized system of better health • Flower Therapy: heal the mind, and the body will follow • Food Therapy: harness the power to erase disease • Herbal Therapy: a healing partnership with Mother Nature • Homeopathy: medicines perhaps more powerful than prescriptions • Hydrotherapy: bathe yourself in natural healing • Imagery: picture yourself perfectly healthy • Juice Therapy: the curative essence of fruits and vegetables • Massage: hands-on healing for yourself and your family • Reflexology: speed restorative energy to organs and body parts • Relaxation and Meditation: achieve a higher state of health • Sound Therapy: soothe your body with music's gentle waves • Vitamin and Mineral Therapy: natural prescriptions for healing • Yoga: stretches for better health

Functional Respiratory Disorders

Author:Ran D Anbar

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1617798576

Total Pages:362

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Many patients with pulmonary complaints fail to improve despite physicians’ best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence with therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment will help clinicians recognize functional respiratory symptoms that can arise as a result of both organic and psychological causes. The second section of this book provides detailed discussions of such disorders, links to video examples of laryngoscopic evaluation of patients with vocal cord issues, case studies and quizzes. Examples and exercises that should strengthen the clinician’s confidence in identifying and treating these functional conditions are also provided. Finally, the third section of the book will help the clinician differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, breathing techniques, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and hypnosis. Links are provided to instructive video examples of biofeedback, hypnosis, and speech therapy. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment is an important new book that will help clinicians consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of every patient with respiratory symptoms and identified respiratory disease.

The Subtle Body Practice Manual

Author:Cyndi Dale

Publisher:Sounds True

ISBN:1622030494

Total Pages:366

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Cyndi Dale's The Subtle Body has become the go-to reference guide for anyone who wants to learn about the many varieties of energy healing. With The Subtle Body Practice Manual, she offers an equally valuable resource: a practical instruction manual for putting energy healing into action. Filled with lucid information, step-by-step guidance, diagrams, and key insights, here is an expansive how-to manual that covers practices from a vast range of holistic healing and energy medicine traditions, including: The six core energy techniques that every healer should know Energetic diagnosis practices to determine which kind of modality will be most effective for specific health issues Setting strong and flexible energetic boundaries, with special guidance for those in the healing professions Techniques for working with the subtle aspects of the body, emotions, and the subconscious mind Dozens of practices for healing through the chakras, the meridians, chi, breathwork, auric fields, sacred geometry, acupressure, music, and much more As Cyndi Dale writes, all medicine is energy medicine—which is why subtle energy practices can be used to complement and enhance any approach to healing or self-care. Presented with Cyndi Dale's thorough scholarship and clear writing style, The Subtle Body Practice Manual provides professionals and laypersons alike with an indispensible resource on the many varieties and applications of energetic care—so you can begin using these powerful practices in your own life.