The Healer Within

Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation *Breathing
Author: Roger O.M.D. Jahnke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062276018
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Release your natural powers for healing, endurance, and longevity With this revolutionary guide, you will learn four simple and remarkably effective techniques to release your natural powers for healing. The methods—gentle movement, self-applied massage, breathing exercises, and meditation—are drawn from the ancient Chinese healing system of Qigong (Chi Kung) and are easily adaptable to every lifestyle. You can practice them almost anywhere—in the car, in line at the bank, at your desk, while walking, even in bed. Using these methods for as little as ten minutes a day can dramatically increase your endurance, vitality , and longevity. Self-care has never been so easy!

Heal Yourself with Qigong

Gentle Practices to Increase Energy, Restore Health, and Relax the Mind
Author: Suzanne Friedman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608825817
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 208
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Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years. This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong. Choose and combine from these four sections: •Instant energy boosters •Exercises for restoring physical vitality •Emotion-balancing techniques •Practices for calming the spirit

Between Heaven and Earth

A Guide to Chinese Medicine
Author: Harriet Beinfield,Efrem Korngold
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804151733
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 448
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Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine's centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

Integrative Health through Music Therapy

Accompanying the Journey from Illness to Wellness
Author: Suzanne B. Hanser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137384778
Category: Psychology
Page: 285
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Recent music therapy advances and evidence-based practices have earned respect within the medical sciences and garnered popularity amongst users and practitioners. While integrative medicine treats the whole patient with ayurvedic and allopathic medicine, music therapy provides a safe and effective way of managing stress, pain, unpleasant symptoms, response to illness, and treatment side effects, and has been proven to enhance patients’ quality of life and general wellbeing. Exploring the ways in which these methods have been practised throughout history, the author takes readers on a journey from illness to wellness, and shows how this can be guided through music. The book instructs music therapists and other practitioners in the use of specific techniques, providing examples of clinical applications. It includes activities that prepare a music therapist physically, emotionally and musically for this journey with another, and provides case studies to explore the difficulties that might arise.

Secrets of Self-Healing

Harness Nature's Power to Heal Common Ailments, Boost Your Vitality,and AchieveOptimum Wellness
Author: Maoshing Ni
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101215845
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 576
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Read Maoshing Ni's posts on the Penguin Blog. A guide to natural healing that combines the wisdom of Eastern tradition with Western medicine and nutritional science. Secrets of Self-Healing ranges from treating common ailments with healing foods and herbs to the all-round balancing of mind and body that is essential for vitality, wellness, and longevity. In Part One, Dr. Mao explains that diet, exercise, self-awareness, a positive emotional life, living in harmony with the environment, and spiritual growth are crucial for vibrant, lasting health. He shows, for example, how simple self-assessments can help prevent disease, how negative emotions can make us ill, how clutter in our homes can create imbalances in our bodies, and how Eastern and Western medicine can work together to fight cancer. Then, in Part Two, he reveals his favorite natural remedies for more than sixty-five common ailments, such as sore throat, dandruff, headaches, high blood pressure, sunburn, insect bites, indigestion, and jet lag. Inspirational and practical, Secrets of Self-Healing will put readers on the path to a balanced and healthy life.

Qi Gong for Beginners

Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health
Author: Stanley D. Wilson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402745041
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 158
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Describes the history, principles, guidelines, instructions, and health benefits of Qi gong, a Chinese meditative exercise.

The New Chinese Medicine Handbook

An Innovative Guide to Integrating Eastern Wisdom with Western Practice for Modern Healing
Author: Misha Ruth Cohen
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 162788758X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
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The New Chinese Medicine Handbook is an essential guide to achieving total health in body, mind,and spirit. Explore the powerful benefits of Chinese medicine--particularly acupuncture, massage,nutrition, meditation and herbs--along with other Eastern healing arts. This practical guide totraditional Chinese medicine can help you take control of your healing process and maintain orrestore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life. Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationally–recognized practitioner, lecturer, leader and mentorin the field of Chinese medicine, offers comprehensive healing plans for a wide range of ailmentsincluding digestive problems, stress, anxiety, depression, cancer support, liver health, gynecological problems, PMS, fertilitymenopause, and more. This comprehensive guidebook combines Chinese dietary guidelines with Western medicine, plus various other Eastern and Western healing therapies including: Basics of Chinese medicine Acupuncture and moxibustion Qi Gong: Chinese exercise and meditation Dietary practices Chinese herbal therapy The New Chinese Medicine Handbook keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics andshows you how to use Chinese medicine for different conditions from pain to infertility to various illnesseslike cancer and diabetes. Take the first steps to natural healing remedies and a longer, healthier life.

Limitless Possibilities

Learning to Live from the Heart in this New World!
Author: Kathleen Walsh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450046851
Category: Self-Help
Page: 423
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Each of us has felt the energy shift as the planet transitions into the fifth dimension. We have felt time speed up and felt energies that are at times so chaotic and unpredictable that we have been thrown off our usual course. Some of us have been rocked to our very core. We are asking ourselves “what is this and why is this happening?” We each have chosen to come to earth during this time of great transition. We are all here sharing our lives with each other, helping Mother Earth move into the Golden Age, the spiritual Age of Aquarius. This transition will complete on the date that the Mayan civilization predicted some 26,000 years ago, December 21st, 2012. There is much work to be done as we realize the need for the shift that must occur in our personal lives so that we can be in sync with the new fifth dimensional energy on this planet. As our world resets itself, so too must we reset ourselves. What this means to each of us is that it is time to understand the meaning of how to live more fully in the fifth dimension. Each of us must identify where we currently stand and where we need to go in order to experience the wonderment of fifth dimensional living. Why? Many of us may be existing as a two or a three dimensional person. The energies that sustain those dimensions no longer exist on this planet. So, the old ways of thinking or operating that produced success at one time no longer exist. It is now necessary for us, if we are to exist in harmony with our planet, to transition as well. If we choose not to transition, then frustration and anger will become paramount in our lives. The choice is up to us. To live in the fifth dimension is not only to experience the energy of magic and miracles but to learn that we can create all the perfection we desire in our lives by simply shifting our thinking into fifth dimensional thinking. We are able to see the perfection where formerly we saw the illusion of imperfection. This new vantage point allows us to become the center of our own reality and easily navigate through difficult individuals and challenging events while maintaining a state of balance and harmony. We are then able to turn possibilities into probabilities and probabilities into actualities! This journey begins with describing and identifying all of the unseen, but certainly not unfelt, influences in our lives that have been given to each of us to help us live our life on earth in the best and easiest manner possible. Each reader will be able to identify their birthright gift as well as the other gifts available to tap into and expand one’s energy thereby allowing this innate knowledge to grow and develop. All of the necessary techniques and tools are explained in detail in this book so that you can easily make the transition from your current dimension into the fifth dimension, allowing you to create a new future. You are able to learn and make friends with each of your bodies of consciousness and their respective inner child and together you begin a journey of healing. You, as parent of these inner children, learn how to set the stage and the rules so that everyone is playing by the same playbook. You learn that you may win as a team or you may lose as a team, but you are all on the same team working together to achieve that balance that allows you to maintain your newly found center. By removing fears one by one, each of us can transition from a place of fear into a place of love, learning to live from the heart. As we work towards this goal, we isolate and identify the negative emotions that have been growing and harvesting within. These negative emotions equate disease. This book is your guide to help acknowledge these fears, recognize and release them one by one creating a new you, a lighter you. We then experience a new energy, a more evolved energy, a higher vibrating energy, as we invite the energy of excellent health and balance into our bodies. It is here that

Textbook of Family Medicine


Author: David Rakel,Robert E. Rakel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323313086
Category: Medical
Page: 1452
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This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics. Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions. Take advantage of today’s most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites. Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text, and glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page. Quickly access content with an efficient new layout that includes more than 1,000 tables and full-color illustrations; treatment boxes for a concise overview of how to treat various conditions; Grade A SORT recommendations; and key points highlighting the major takeaways of each chapter. Take advantage of an enhanced focus on team-based care as the role of primary care providers evolves, and stay up to date on the most current practice guidelines with evidence-based information throughout. Remain at the forefront of the field with coverage on self-care, the emergence of tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes, and the changing picture of cancer in America.

Our Inner Ocean


Author: LeCain W. Smith
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1452518688
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 508
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This book describes ancient and new holistic modalities of practitioner-applied bodywork and revitalizing self-care practices that illuminate our human potential and awaken our ability to attain and maintain perfect health and well-being.

The Healing Powers Of Vinegar

A Complete Guide to Nature's Most Remarkable Remedy
Author: Cal Orey
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 075826755X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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REVISED AND UPDATED THIRD EDITION New Recipes * New Health Research * New Home Cures With a New Foreword by Dr. Will Clower, CEO Mediterranean Wellness “A practical, health-oriented book that everyone who wants to stay healthy and live longer should read.” —Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., author of Apple Cider Vinegar “The essential book on vinegar—the number-one superfood of all time!” —Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., author of The Fat Flush Plan From Folk Medicine to 21st-Century Favorite—Discover the Amazing Powers of Vinegar! Revised and updated, this comprehensive book draws on the latest scientific studies and interviews with top health researchers to reveal how apple cider and red wine vinegars—as well as balsamic, fruit, rice, and herb-infused vinegars—can help you stay healthy. You’ll also find proven home health cures, innovative cosmetic secrets, lively anecdotes, and environmentally friendly household hints—from making countertops sparkle to cleaning up kids and pets. *Take advantage of vinegar’s natural therapeutic, antioxidant, and culinary virtues as this 5,000-year-old healer evolves in new uses and products—from sipping vinegars to home-cooked foods. * Learn how vinegar helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and bone loss. *Discover how vinegar’s acetic acid kills bacteria, and may help prevent tuberculosis and combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. * Create home cures to treat allergies, arthritis, toothaches, sunburn, swimmer’s ear, sore throat, and other pesky ailments. …and discover much more in this invaluable resource to help you slim down, shape up, and enhance longevity! “Vinegar is right there in your cupboard—waiting for you to open its health properties for you and your family. Cal Orey’s book can show you how.” —Dr. Will Clower, CEO Mediterranean Wellness

Words That Matter

A Little Book of Life Lessons
Author: Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062007785
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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O, The Oprah Magazine encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style, and make choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. Words That Matter collects more than 600 of the most inspiring things ever said in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine over the course of its extraordinary ten-year history.

The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness

Feel, Think, and Live Better Than You Ever Thought Possible
Author: Greg Anderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062250124
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Everything we think, say, feel, and do has a direct impact on our physical and emotional health. And yet, we overlook this fundamental truth every day. A solution exists. The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness advocates a holistic no-nonsense approach to health and well-being that is keenly sensitive to all facets of body, mind, and spirit. These twenty-two keys provide the definitive toolkit for achieving your own high-level wellness.

Making a Good Brain Great

The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving And Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance
Author: Daniel G. Amen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 1400082099
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 313
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The author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life explains how to achieve and maintain optimum mental performance, drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research to explain how to protect the brain from injury and toxic substances, nourish it with vitamins, give it a mental workout, alleviate stress, and more. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Qigong Empowerment

A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation
Author: Shou-Yu Liang,Wen-Ching Wu
Publisher: Way of the Dragon
ISBN: 9781889659022
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 348
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Qigong Empowerment is the most unique and complete volume ever written in the English language on qigong (Chi Kung). This volume can be used for attaining better health, for healing, for gaining extraordinary power, and for spiritual development. This volume consists of five books which covers: - Traditional Chinese Medical theories and qi cultivation methods. - Taoist methods to foster Essence, Qi, and Spirit. - Buddhist Esoteric Abilities of the Body, Speech, and Mind. - Emitting, Absorbing, and Healing Qigong. - Wushu (martial arts) Iron Shirt training. Qigong (Chi Kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. High level qigong masters have always been respected and held in high esteem in Chinese society. Qi is a Chinese term used to refer to all types of energy. It is the intrinsic substance or the vital force behind all things in the universe. It is the medium between and within all material substances. We are all immersed in it. The term gong refers to the power to produce an effect, an attainment of, or an accomplishment that is achieved with steady practice. Loosely, qigong can be translated as the attainment of qi. Healers and the medical society use qigong for healing and preventing illness. Martial artists use qigong for developing incredible strength and abilities. Others use qigong to attain a greater consciousness.

The Book Of Massage

The Complete Stepbystep Guide To Eastern And Western Technique
Author: Carola Beresford Cooke,Anthony Porter,Lucinda Lidell
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780743203906
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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A beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.

Aveda Rituals

A Daily Guide to Natural Beauty and Health
Author: Horst Rechelbacher
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805058000
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 266
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Daily activities demonstrate Aveda philosophies of life, nutrition, and meditation, leaving room for participants to add their own healthy habits to their daily rituals

Qigong Meditation

Embryonic Breathing
Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594391475
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 414
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Finalist - 2006 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine The Root of Spiritual Enlightenment Chinese Qigong can be generally categorized into External Elixir (Wai Dan) and Internal Elixir (Nei Dan) Qigong. The first step of practicing Internal Elixir Qigong has been known as Small Cyclic Heaven (Small Circulation or Microcosmic Meditation). After completing Small Cyclic Heaven, a practitioner will learn Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand Circulation or Macrocosmic Meditation). The purpose of Grand Cyclic Heaven is to re-open the Heaven Eye (Third Eye) to unite the natural spirit and human spirit. This is the ultimate goal of spiritual enlightenment in both Daoism (Taoism) and Buddhism. Although these kinds of meditations are popular, very few scientific books or documents are available to the public. The Foundation of Internal Elixir Cultivation In order to reach the goal of longevity and spiritual enlightenment, the Qigong practitioner must learn Internal Elixir Qigong. The first step to learning is to understand the theory and the method of Embryonic Breathing. Practicing this breathing technique will help you to establish your central energy system, conserve your energy, and store this energy to abundant levels. Once you have established this foundation, you will be able to practice Small Cyclic Heaven (Small Circulation or Microcosmic Orbit) and Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand Circulation of Macrocosmic Orbit) effectively. It is understood that without this foundation, the root of spiritual enlightenment will not be established and the study and the practice of spiritual enlightenment, through meditation, will be in vain. • Embryonic Breathing theory and techniques were kept secret in Buddhist and Daoist (Taoist) monasteries. • Dr. Yang discusses most of the available documents, translates and comments upon them. • Scientific analysis and summary of the practice methods. • A comprehensive, straightforward way to understand and practice Embryonic Breathing.

Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2015 E-Book

5 Books in 1
Author: Fred F. Ferri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323084303
Category: Medical
Page: 3237
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Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015 is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions. Dr. Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on short QT syndrome, microscopic polyangiitis, fungal meningitis, and much more. This medical reference makes the answers you need even easier to find - anytime, anywhere. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Review normal values and interpret results for more than 200 lab tests. Improve your family healthcare practice’s efficiency with cost-effective referral and consultation guidelines. Identify and treat a broader range of disorders, including diabetic foot infections, hypergonadism, and acute liver failure, with 22 new topics in the Diseases & Disorders section. Improve your interpretation of presenting symptoms with 38 new topics and 40 new images in the Differential Diagnosis section, and optimize patient care with more than 250 new figures and tables. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite your search. Expedite insurance reimbursements with current ICD-9 and future ICD-10 insurance billing codes. Access full-color images and more than 90 online-only topics at Expert Consult, as well as EBMs, Suggested Reading, Patient Teaching Guides, and additional algorithms.