Acupressure's Potent Points

A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

Acupressure's Potent Points

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition

Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition

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

Acupressure with Essential Oils

A Self-Care Guide to Enhance Your Health and Lift Your Spirit--Includes 24 Common Conditions

Acupressure with Essential Oils

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.

New Choices In Natural Healing

Over 1,800 Of The Best Self-Help Remedies From The World Of Alternative Medicine

New Choices In Natural Healing

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

Qigong for Staying Young

A Simple Twenty-minute Workout to Cultivate Your Vital Energy

Qigong for Staying Young

An introduction to the ancient Chinese practice of self-healing and fitness outlines a twenty-minute program that incorporates postures, breath, sound, visualization, herbal remedy, and self-massage practices designed to slow the aging process while improving health and increasing energy levels. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Goat Medicine

Goat Medicine

Fully revised and expanded, Goat Medicine, Second Edition includes discussions on new diseases ranging from bovine spongiform encephalopathy to floppy kid disease as well as major updates on important diseases such as scrapie, mycoplasmosis, paratuberculosis, and urolithiasis. Information has also been added on management of transgenic goats and organic goat production. The text begins by outlining fundamentals of goat practice and moves on to systems-based coverage of the goat. Each chapter provides clinical anatomy and physiology of every system alongside information on relevant clinical signs, differential diagnosis, and system-specific disease.

Magill's Medical Guide: Abdomen - Corns and calluses

Magill's Medical Guide: Abdomen - Corns and calluses

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide provides readers with the most authoritative yet accessible reference source in its field. The Guide bridges the gap between professional medical encyclopedias and dictionaries and popular self-help guides.

Alternative Medicine Resource Guide

Alternative Medicine Resource Guide

Contains information on resources and publications in the general field of alternative medicine and thirty-two specific modalities.