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Practising regular breathing exercises helps to develop healthy breathing patterns, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
This is a short, practical guide to using new therapeutic breathing exercises which focus on techniques to reduce breathlessness and control coughing to help you to get the most out of every breath. The exercises are simple, easy to follow, and designed to work alongside usual medical care. No special equipment is necessary, you can practise in your own home at your own pace, and this illustrated guide contains all the information you need to get started.
Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care
Why does scratching an itch feel so good? Why is pain from a mosquito bite preferable to the same pain from an unidentified source?
Douglas Nelson provides the reader with a comprehensive, practical and highly accessible guide to the scientific understanding of pain. The book explores the different types of pain, providing clear explanations of the processes involved within the body. It examines key issues such as diagnosis and measurement of pain, the placebo effect and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and takes an in depth look at causes and treatment for chronic pain. The book is full of practical advice and small changes one can make to improve the effectiveness of pain treatment.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, depression, emotions, energy work, health care, massage, mental health, migraine, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) teaches how to model excellence to achieve excellence in everything you do. This introductory guide explains the principles of NLP and how to use these principles in your life – personally, spiritually and professionally.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, hypnotherapy, psychology, self esteem
Bach flower remedies are natural medicines derived from flowers that have the power to bring balance back into our lives. This concise introduction is designed to help you start using the remedies for yourself.
The book covers the nature and history of Dr Bach's famous system, with many case histories and examples to illustrate how it works. A complete list of remedies is included, along with useful information about how they are made, and a full description of the emotional states that they can help. There are also clear instructions describing how to select and take remedies as well as information on finding a good practitioner.
This practical and accessible guide is ideal for anyone interested in using Bach remedies. Students and practitioners will also find it to be a useful reference, and a perfect introduction to recommend to clients.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, complementary therapies, emotions, flower remedies, health care, mental health
Hair loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Whatever the cause of hair loss, there are natural remedies and therapies that can help the body detoxify and rebalance itself and enable healthy hair to grow again.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, depression, diet, drugs, dyslexia, energy work, health care, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, massage, nutrition
This introductory guide gives a definitive introduction to hypnotherapy. It explains what hypnotherapy is, how it works, what its origins are, what to expect when you go for a treatment and how to find a reputable hypnotherapist. It also looks in detail at how hypnotherapy can be used to address difficult memories and help with mental and emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias and confidence problems, and unwanted habits such as smoking.
Keywords: addiction, alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, hypnotherapy, psychology
Many factors of twenty first century life are impacting negatively on our quality of sleep and self-restorative functions. The pressure for increased productivity, less than ideal diet, constant technological changes, environmental pollution and unrealistic self expectations mean that a growing number of people are suffering from debilitating and persistent fatigue.
Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, biomedical intervention, complementary therapies, depression, diet, disability, energy work, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, migraine, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues, traditional Chinese medicine
The ancient Chinese practice of Qigong combines physical movement with gentle breathing techniques to promote harmony between body and mind, and is quickly gaining popularity in the West.
This step-by-step guide to managing stress through Qigong begins by looking at stress and our response to it from both an Eastern and a Western perspective. The core of the book provides a program with first a series of carefully-designed stress relief exercises, followed by a series of gentler stress prevention exercises, all of which are clearly explained with easy-to-follow instructions for each of the steps, and fully illustrated. The author explains the theory underpinning the Qigong exercises in terms of the principles of Chinese Medicine, including Yin and Yang, The Five Elements and the circulation of energy (Qi) through the meridians. Extensively trialled with Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, and designed specifically to fit around a busy lifestyle, the Qigong program set out in this book will help to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and restore energy.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, chi kung, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, mental health, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine
Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self.
The anatomy of the body is explored without the complexity of medical terminology. Instead, common descriptions are used along with a multitude of images, allowing the reader to visualize and work with different levels of the body. Experiential exercises, guided meditations and movements are provided throughout the book, helping the reader to develop improved levels of health and body intelligence that are natural and accessible all the time. As body intelligence increases through these exercises, physical changes occur and a new posture emerges, followed by positive mental and emotional shifts. The reader will begin to feel differently, move differently and think differently.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, complementary therapies, emotions, qigong, tai chi
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