Chinese Medicinal Plants
Herbal Drugs and Substitutes, An Identification Guide
A joint project of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, this comprehensive illustrated reference work is laid out to allow quick and easy cross-referencing of official and substitute species. Accessible to those without botanical training, it covers a wide range of herbal drugs, with a focus on varieties common in international trade and those recognized by Western medical associations.
A Practical Guide to Crystal Therapy
Devised as a resource both for the layman and the crystal therapist, Shirley O'Donoghue presents the history of the art and the basics of the subtle energy system, meridians and auras. She explains how to select and use crystals for different purposes and offers an overview on subjects including animal healing, astrology, and combining crystals with a range of alternative treatments.
A Practical Approach
Aimed at both practitioners and students of aromatherapy, this illustrated volume presents detailed information on the characteristics, chemistry, sourcing and safe application of essential oils. Supported by case studies, it also considers the role of the therapy in community settings such as hospitals, hospices and schools and offers advice on setting up in practice.
Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West
Essays in Honor of John M Riddle
This volume from the Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean series comprises eleven essays ranging across time from pharmacology and toxicology at the court of Cleopatra VII to the possible use of ancient therapeutic information as a source for new pharmacological studies.
The Most Effective Ways to Take Back Your Back
Beth Murinson, the Director of Pain Education at the renowned Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, explains how to diagnose and manage different types of back pain, such as muscle injuries, slipped discs and sciatic nerve compressions. With the aid of detailed illustrations, she outlines the medical, surgical, therapeutic and alternative treatments that are most appropriate for each condition and highlights commonly misdiagnosed issues.
Taoist Astral Healing
Chi Kung Healing Practices Using Star and Planet Energies
Taoist astrology teaches that harnessing the energies of the stars can break cycles of attraction and addiction, promote longevity, and enable us to heal ourselves and others. This step-by-step guide explains its origins and principles and offers practical meditation techniques that are intended to allow the inner and outer universes to become more connected, expanding self-awareness, balancing the emotions and promoting spiritual growth.