Revised and significantly expanded, the new edition of this handbook provides full information on the use of essential oils in the field of contemporary aromatherapy, based on the research evidence behind their therapeutic applications.
Keywords: alternative therapies, aromatherapy, bodywork, complementary medicine, essential oils, massage
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
*Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*
The simple sensation of touching someone's hand can have a powerful therapeutic effect. Hand massage is a positive and meaningful way of reaching out and providing comfort to those who are elderly, ill or nearing the end of life, and it can be particularly effective for people with dementia who may respond well to positive non-verbal interaction.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, dementia, energy work, families, health care, massage, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care
Ayurveda is one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive systems of natural medicine, and is particularly useful for addressing the chronic conditions Western medicine finds difficult to treat. This authoritative book provides a comprehensive introduction to Ayurvedic medicine for the practitioner or student.
Keywords: alternative therapies, ayurveda, complementary medicine, diet, herbal treatment, integrative medicine, massage, Panchakarma, prana
Practiced in community centers and psychiatric hospitals throughout Brazil, Spiritist therapies are gaining increasing recognition internationally for their ability to complement conventional medicine. This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, theory, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in the English language.
Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, psychotherapy, spirituality
Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their range of services.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, health care, mental health, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities
Bach Flower Remedies are dilutions of flower material developed by Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopath, in the 1930s. This practical handbook explains how Bach Flower Remedies can be highly effective for treating both behavioural and physical complaints in animals.
Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies
When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to do something really valuable with the experience: she produced a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease.
Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and psychological, spiritual and holistic options available. Subjects ranging from the most current major advances in treatments and diagnosis to the small but effective ways of relieving the side-effects are explained clearly and concisely, often with humour and always with warmth.
Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, diet, drugs, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, psychology, traditional Chinese medicine
Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. However, the variety of different styles of massage available often leaves parents baffled and unsure about which touch therapy treatment is best for their child.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, children, energy work, health care, massage, occupational therapy, parenting, tuina
Join in with Lisa and Ted as they show you how healing sounds can make you feel bright and happy inside.
Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. Using a special sound for different parts of the body, Lisa and Ted show that a “haaaww” can heal the heart and blow away impatience, and a “whooooooo” can steady the stomach and chase away worries. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day.
Keywords: alternative therapies, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, counselling, education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, qigong, resilience, speech and language therapy, spirituality
Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, 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
At the deepest level of our physiology, all living tissues and fluids expand and contract with the 'breath of life'. Through gentle touch, the skilled practitioner can interact with these subtle rhythms to address physical aches and pains, acute or chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply to promote enduring health and vitality.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary medicine, complementary therapies
This book has been written to help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) improve their physical and psychological functioning using the Chinese system of movement and meditation known as Qigong, closely related to Tai Chi. Qigong focuses on the important basic principles of balance, body alignment and energy flow without the need to learn the complex patterns of Tai Chi.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, chi kung, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, qigong
SomaCentric Dialoguing offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate the messages of their body.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling
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