This book is an essential guide written for all students and practitioners of Reflexology. Completely revised, the new edition includes a two-colour design to further enhance its user-friendly approach. It provides extensive coverage and a balanced account of the fundamentals of practice in one readable and accessible volume.
It is frequently assumed that the holistic approach is inherent only in non-western medical systems. In this book Vicki Pitman traces holism in the Hippocratic foundations of western medicine. Holism is a concept that has regained currency in contemporary thought, prompted in large part by the resurgence of complementary medicine.By comparing the ancient Greek model and practice with that of Ayurvedic medicine in India, she shows the practical relevance of ancient thought and methods to modern integrated medicine.
More and more people are turning to safe and gentle herbal remedies to maintain their well-being. Herbs are effective medicines, and herbal medicine uses a holistic approach to healing to encourage us to develop an understanding of our bodies and their weaknesses. Vicki Pitman clearly presents all the essential information on herbal remedies explaining what they are, how they work an dhow they can be used to treat common ailments.
More and more of us are turning to safe and gentle herbal remedies to maintain our well-being. Not only are herbs effective medicines but herbal medicine's holistic approach to healing encourages us to develop an understanding of our bodies and their constitutional predisposition. Using herbs can actively help our self-healing process and strengthen out overall good health. This practical guide covers all aspects of herbal medicine - from its history on how to prepare remedies for common ailments.
A fitoterapia, a mais antiga medicina da humanidade, é, actualmente, objecto de interesse científico e está tão ao alcance do Homem como o gerânio da janela, o tomilho no jardim e a erva nos campos. Este guia prático ensina a utilizar as plantas como remédios para alcançar a cura ou simplesmente, como um meio saudável e natural de manutenção da saúde.
Why has the history of Western herbal medicine received such little research coverage in any systematic and authoritative way, even though it has figured large in both lay and learned healthcare of the past? What methods and sources are most appropriate for the study of medicinal herbs and herbal practices of the past? This collection provides historians with a coherent guide to a variety of sources in relation to medicinal plants that they have thus far lacked. Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine encourages a serious re-assessment of research in the history of herbal medicine and provides examples of appropriate methodologies and critical examinations of relevant sources. In this innovative collection, historians and researchers from a range of disciplines come together to share material on the identification and use of medicinal plants, the activities of people involved with herbal medicine and the investigation of past herbal therapeutic beliefs and practice. Classical and medieval scholars, social and literary historians, archaeologists and ethnobotanists all contribute to this exploration of the history of Western herbal medicine.
The Consultation in Phytotherapy considers the means by which the herbal practitioner can seek to appreciate the patient's predicament. Written for both herbal medicine students and practitioners, the book takes a radical approach, challenging readers to reflect on the nature, scope and methods of the consultation in herbal practice. The author asserts that the effective consultation represents a therapeutic act in and of itself, and proposes strategies for maximising and realising this therapeutic potential. The book provides both a complement to, and a critique of, mainstream texts on clinical diagnosis and case management. It contrasts the herbal consultation with that occurring in conven...
Documents the treasures and ancient arts of pharaonic Egypt, with many of the underlying principles of past aromatherapy techniques still striking a chord today. Exquisite containers are pictured alongside recipes for scents most prized by the elite. Also included are details of fragrant remedies and the origins of aromatherapy, as well as a chapter on the art of ancient Egyptian cosmetics. All the objects in this volume were photographed from private collections and museums in 11 cities around the world.