Author: Henry Han, O.M.D.
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit. Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on: • How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology • How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects • How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness becomes a crisis • The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases • Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses • Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies • The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Henry Han
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Health & Fitness
Provides an integrative approach to health care and fitness, examining ways in which Chinese herbs can complement Western medicine in terms of enhancing modern drugs, easing side effects, treating stress, and easing chronic conditions.
This book investigates 23 select herbs, and trees mentioned in the verses of the Bible. Each plant is analyzed from the point of view of their origin. distribution, botany, trade and use. The book contains resin yielding aromatic plants, plants used in food, medicine and cosmetics.
Author: Robert Rister
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness
For over one thousand years, Japan has developed and refined an effective herbal system of healing based upon the observation of symptoms. This system is known as Kampo. While the roots of Kampo were originally grounded in the ancient Chinese theories of medicine, the Japanese incorporated their own unique perspective, simplifying complex procedures into an elegant healing art. Now, for the first time ever in Japanese Herbal Medicine: The Healing Art of Kampo, herbal expert Robert Rister has created a comprehensive and understandable Kampo resource, allowing us all access to this important information. The ancient art of Kampo can truly help you live a healthier life today. Japanese Herbal Medicine will provide you and your family with the practical knowledge needed to enjoy better health through this well-researched system of herbal healing.
Author: Dr Anne Van Arsdall
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been devoted to decoding the complexities of early medicine and pharmacy. "Herbs" in the title generally connotes drugs in ancient and medieval times; the essays here discuss interesting aspects of the challenges scholars face as they translate and interpret texts in several older languages. Some of the healers in the volume are named, such as Philotas of Amphissa, Gariopontus, and Constantine the African; many are anonymous and known only from their treatises on drugs and/or medicine. The volume's scope demonstrates the breadth of current research being undertaken in the field, examining both practical medical arts and medical theory from the ancient world into early modern times. It also includes a paper about a cutting-edge Internet-based system for ongoing academic collaboration. The essays in this volume reveal insightful research approaches and highlight new discoveries that will be of interest to the international academic community of classicists, medievalists, and early-modernists because of the scarcity of publications objectively evaluating long-lived traditions that have their origin in the world of the ancient Mediterranean.
Author: Yuan Wang
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Award-Winner in the Cookbooks: International category of the 2010 International Book Awards Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen reveals how easy it is to tap into the 3,000-year-old secrets of the Eastern healing arts. This entertaining and easy-to-use book provides scores of delicious recipes, anecdotes about various herbs and foods, and all you need to know about acquiring ingredients—even if you don’t know the difference between a lotus seed and the lotus position. Highlighting “superfoods,” such as goji berries, as well as more familiar ingredients like ginger, garlic, and mint, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen includes indispensible information: • An overview of traditional Chinese medicine, herbs, and food therapy • Details on 100 healthy Asian ingredients • Healing recipes for common health concerns, including fatigue, menopause, high cholesterol, weight control, and diabetes
Americans are increasingly using natural remedies to treat physical ailments, buying herbs like St. John's wort, echinacea, and ginkgo biloba in record quantities, and spending over $27 billion per year on alternative heath care. Now "Modern Ailments, Ancient Remedies" brings alternative medicine home. This easy-to-follow, beautifully illustrated A-to-Z healing manual is filled with descriptions, history, uses, and helpful hints about using over 30 popular herbs -- from alfalfa to yarrow -- to treat over 40 contemporary ailments, from allergies to varicose veins. Consumers everywhere will want to add this terrific book to their reference shelf.
Author: Ethan B Russo
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies! The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes is an easy-to-follow introduction to the history of traditional Chinese phytomedicine. This useful guide clearly explains the basics of this unique medical system and describes in detail the therapeutic properties and use of medicinal herbs and herbal recipes. The book includes a bibliography, glossary, contact information for herbal dealers and Oriental medicine schools, and an indexed list of 300 commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs and 245 herbal recipes. In The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes, you will find the fundamentals, evolution, and development of the herbal formulas of the 4,000-year-old Oriental Materia Medica, also known as ben cao. The book contains 11 sections documenting the therapeutic applications, dosages, precautions, and modern research findings of 138 of the most popular medicinal herbs. In addition, this resource provides 101 of the most frequently prescribed master recipes by famous ancient physicians, including their origin, ingredients, actions, indications, and modern clinical uses. The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes offers an in-depth education on: tonic herbs herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood herbal tranquilizers herbal diaphoretics herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics herbal pain killers herbs which regulate digestion and elimination herbal diuretics herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants antitumor herbs The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes provides up-to-date information on the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as how to use Chinese medicinal herbs in conjunction with Western conventions. This comprehensive reference will benefit healthcare practitioners who want to include Oriental medicine in their practice, and anyone who is interested in Chinese herbs or patients for whom conventional medicine has offered no relief.
Author: John M. Riddle
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1999-04-15
In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, John Riddle showed, through extraordinary scholarly sleuthing, that women from ancient Egyptian times to the fifteenth century had relied on an extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal abortifacients and contraceptives to regulate fertility. In Eve's Herbs, Riddle explores a new question: If women once had access to effective means of birth control, why was this knowledge lost to them in modern times? Beginning with the testimony of a young woman brought before the Inquisition in France in 1320, Riddle asks what women knew about regulating fertility with herbs and shows how the new intellectual, religious, and legal climate of the early modern period tended to cast suspicion on women who employed "secret knowledge" to terminate or prevent pregnancy. Knowledge of the menstrual-regulating qualities of rue, pennyroyal, and other herbs was widespread through succeeding centuries among herbalists, apothecaries, doctors, and laywomen themselves, even as theologians and legal scholars began advancing the idea that the fetus was fully human from the moment of conception. Drawing on previously unavailable material, Riddle reaches a startling conclusion: while it did not persist in a form that was available to most women, ancient knowledge about herbs was not lost in modern times but survived in coded form. Persecuted as "witchcraft" in centuries past and prosecuted as a crime in our own time, the control of fertility by "Eve's herbs" has been practiced by Western women since ancient times.
Author: Carmen Mckenzie
Release Date: 2015-01-06
DISCOVER 7 OF THE GREATEST ANCIENT HERBS FOR HEALING + FREE BONUS*** BONUS! : FREE Natural Remedies Report Included !! *** * * * LIMITED TIME OFFER! * * * Each culture in the world brings its own particular traditions and ideas and stories when it comes to the theme of health and wellness. In the past, many people in the United States considered these remedies to be folklore, old wives tales, and overall ineffective remedies. We became reliant on medication for everything and less focused on the effects of the chemicals that we were putting in our bodies. Everything was processed, sterilized and pasteurized and preserved for our safety. The ideas of ancient remedies were ignored and forgotten. 7 Reasons To Buy This Book = > 1. Its Short And Informative No Fluff!! = > 2. This Book Is Straight Forward And Gets To The Point = > 3. It Has A Great Concept = > 4. Learn What You Need To Know FAST! = > 5.Don't Waste Hours Reading Something That Won't Benefit You = > 6.Specifically Written To Help And Benefit The Reader! = > 7. The Best Compact Guide To Learn What You Need To Learn In A Short Period of TimeBut something incredible is happening now. Maybe it can be attributed to the influx of international information that is now readily available through the internet, maybe it can be attributed to the diversity that the United States is now enjoying due to modern immigration, or maybe it is more of a need to simplify. We, in the United States, are more and more connected with other cultures around the world. We are learning that not everyone lives like we do, and that there are many other opinions about health and wellness than what we have learned at home or in our culture Get The Book Before The Promotion Runs Out! Only For A Limited Time! You Do NOT Need A Kindle Device To Read This E-Book, You Can Read On Your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, And Or Your Kindle Device --------Tags:herbal medicine, herbal remedies, natural remedies, organic antibiotics, organic antivirals, herbal antibiotics and antivirals, ancient herbal medicine
Author: M. D. Ph. D. Yan
Release Date: 2006-01
This book collects 100 ancient Chinese herbal recipes containing more than 140 herbs for natural beauty. These include imperial formulas used by emperors and empresses in ancient China, and secret time-tested formulas handed down in generations. These recipes have been used and proven effective for hundreds of years. They were designed by famous traditional Chinese medicine doctors, such as â€œthe king of medicineâ€ Simiao Sun. Many of these recipes have never been disclosed in the West as this is the first English translation of these valuable herbal recipes. Each recipe is explained with Chinese medicine and available scientific studies. Recipes for pampering every part of the body are included, such as shampoos, facial cleansers, moisturizers, lip balms, mouth rinses, bath soaps, and formulas for weight loss. Various skin and cosmetic problems are addressed, including hair loss, dandruff, wrinkles, freckles, acne, eye problems, cracked lips, cold sores, breath and body odors, and obesity.
Author: Nick Polizzi
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2018-04-03
In 2010, Nick Polizzi did something unimaginable. He assembled a group of eight desperately ill patients from around the world and brought them into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to put the mysterious medicines of native shamans to the test.
The healing journey that unfolded would change their lives—and his own—forever.
In The Sacred Science, we join Nick as he explores these primordial traditions and learns firsthand what it takes to truly heal ourselves of physical disease, emotional trauma, and the sense of “lostness” that so many of us feel in these modern times. We venture into a place where the ordinary rules we live by, even survival instincts, don’t apply—where “the only thing to do is to step forward and be ready for anything.”
Nick is not a guru or shaman; he is an ordinary guy who pieced together an illuminating journey, one experience at a time. In this riveting true story, we’re shown the many layers that must be peeled away in order for us to find the truth of who we are and why we’re here.
This book is a bridge between the flashy, fast-moving modern world and the forgotten ways of a healthier, earth-connected ancestral past. You’ll find practices and principles of native wisdom that you can put to use in your own life, and you’ll gain a new understanding of what it means to heal.
In the end, what will become of the eight patients who set out on this path with Nick? Will the exotic jungle medicines and harrowing rites of passage destroy them or give them a new lease on life?
Five will return with remarkable healing results. Two will return disappointed. One won’t return at all.
Author: Carmen Mckenzie
Release Date: 2014-12-27
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Author: John M. Riddle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 1986-01-01
For 1,600 years Dioscorides (ca. AD 40–80) was regarded as the foremost authority on drugs. He knew mild laxatives and strong purgatives, analgesics for headaches, antiseptics for wounds, emetics to rid one of ingested poisons, chemotherapy agents for cancer treatments, and even oral contraceptives. Why, then, have his works remained obscure in recent centuries? Because of one small oversight (Dioscorides himself thought it was self-evident): he failed to describe his method for organizing drugs by their affinities. This omission led medical authorities to use his materials as a guide to pharmacy while overlooking Dioscorides' most valuable contribution—his empirically derived method for observing and classifying drugs by clinical testing. Dioscorides' De materia medica, a five-volume work, was written in the first century. Here revealed for the first time is the thesis that Dioscorides wrote more than a lengthy guide book. He wrote a great work of science. He had said that he discovered the natural order and would demonstrate it by his arrangement of drugs from plants, minerals, and animals. Until John M. Riddle's pathfinding study, no one saw the genius of his system. Botanists from the eighteenth century often attempted to find his unexplained method by identifying the sequences of his plants according to the Linnean system but, while there are certain patterns, there remained inexplicable incoherencies. However, Dioscorides' natural order as set down in De materia medica was determined by drug affinities as detected by his acute, clinical ability to observe drug reactions in and on the body. So remarkable was his ability to see relationships that, in some cases, he saw what we know to be common chemicals shared by plants of the same and related species and other natural product drugs from animal and mineral sources. Western European and Islamic medicine considered Dioscorides the foremost authority on drugs, just as Hippocrates is regarded as the Father of Medicine. They saw him point the way but only described the end of his finger, despite the fact that in the sixteenth century alone there were over one hundred books published on him. If he had explained what he thought to be self-evident, then science, especially chemistry and medicine, would almost certainly have developed differently. In this culmination of over twenty years of research, Riddle employs modern science and anthropological studies innovatively and cautiously to demonstrate the substance to Dioscorides' authority in medicine.