A comprehensive guide to what’s what and what works in complementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargon and gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you are interested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving the symptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of the therapies available to you – from acupuncture through healing foods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment is most effective for, how to go about finding a practitioner and what to expect from a consultation. Topics covered in Complementary Medicine For Dummies include: Old Dogs – New Tricks: From Ancient Roots to Modern Practice Turning to the Pros for Your Health Diagnosis Reading the Body (Self-Diagnosis) Uncovering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Revealing Ayurveda’s ‘Science of Life’ Balancing Health With Tibetan Medicine Purifying the Body with Japanese Medicine Dipping Your Toes Into Nature Cure Getting to the Point of Acupuncture Homing in on Homeopathy Unearthing Herbal Medicine Nibbling on Nutritional Medicine Diving into Naturopathy Opening Up with Osteopathy Getting to the Crunch with Chiropractic Moving with Bodywork Therapies Enjoying Massage Therapies Relaxing with Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Scenting Out Aromatherapy and Flower and Tree Remedies Connecting with Healing Therapies Getting Your Head Around Psychological Therapies Feeling the Buss of Energy Medicine Having a Go with Creative Therapies Ten Complementary Medicine Tips for Healthy Living Ten Superfoods for Great Health Ten Great Herbal Remedies Appendix A: A-Z of Therapies ~
From acupuncture to herbal remedies, this authoritative guide gives readers everything they need to know about alternative medicinewhat really works and what doesn't. Cartoons and illustrations.
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Alternative Medicine for Dummies (FREE Bonus Included) 20 Simple Tips How to Make & Use Homemade Remedies to Prevent and Heal Illnesses Home remedies include the treatment of illnesses via natural things. These things include vegetables, spices, herbs and different exercises that can be done at home. People have been following these ways since ancient times. Many of the today's world remedies are the products of traditional folks. They believed in nature and remained strong internally as well as externally because of their pure lifestyle. This book includes twenty main tips of treating different kinds of illnesses like fever, flu, body pains, infections, burns and cuts. Homemade remedies are easy, convenient as you don't have to go out of the house, you can just turn towards your kitchen if you need something to get some kind of relief from your illness. The main thing which makes home remedies so perfect is that even if for the most remedies there are no scientific evidences, there are no side effects to them in contrast to modern medicine, which are most of the times ineffective, expensive and has dozens of side effects. So, this is the small guide for those who are not familiar with the use of homemade remedies and are unaware of the treasures they have in their houses for their illnesses. This book overall, covers the following topics: Herbal Medicine to Prevent and Heal Illness Homemade Remedies to Treat Flu, Fever and Viral Infection Remedies to Treat Headache and Body Pain Remedies for the Treatment of Throat, Nasal and Ear Infections Remedies to Treat Allergies, Cuts and Injuries Download your E book "Alternative Medicine for Dummies: 20 Simple Tips How to Make & Use Homemade Remedies to Prevent and Heal Illnesses" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Back pain is such a common condition that many doctors and researchers consider the complaint a normal part of life, similar to having an occasional cold or flu. If you are a back pain sufferer, you are not alone: Back pain affects more than 80 percent of the population at some time during their lifetime. Back pain is second only to the common cold as a reason for visits to the doctor and it is second only to childbirth as a reason for hospitalization. Approximately 50 percent of the working population reports back problems every year. The total medical cost of back pain exceeds 20 billion dollars a year in the United States. Back Pain Remedies For Dummies takes a holistic approach to back pain prevention and treatment. Exploring the therapeutic options – from conventional medicine to popular alternative treatments – this patient-friendly guide gives you a heads-up on how to relieve pain now and avoid future injuries, plus Boning up on your spinal column's pieces and parts Uncovering some conditions that cause back pain Examining the lineup of doctors who treat what ails your back Taking your pain lying down – or not Giving weight to alternative therapies, including yoga, acupuncture, and imagery exercises Promoting the importance of good posture Returning to work and play with a healthy outlook Saying yes to sex after a back injury As you try to manage your back pain problem and investigate various treatment approaches, you can help yourself by being assured and hopeful that you can remedy your problem. This reliable reference gives you plenty to reason to believe that back pain does get better, and successful treatment is possible. You can expect to find the best treatment for your back problem when you have some understanding of who treats back pain, how he or she treats it, and why using a multidisciplinary approach is important – all of that awaits in Back Pain Remedies For Dummies.
"Show herbalists-in-training how to use a limited number of versatile, medicinal herbs to craft herbal remedies for common ailments, from allergies to fevers to headaches"--Publisher marketing.
Herbal medicine is nothing new. In fact, through the years, it had remained strong and garnered a huge following throughout world. This popularity is attributed to the fact that unlike conventional drugs, herbal medicine does not undergo extensive processing. As you might already know, synthetically- or chemically-made products, like over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, aren't just less effective. They also come with all sorts of dangers. Of course, there are those who still insist the herbal medicine is synonymous with quackery. Despite such claims, it cannot be denied that herbs have played a major role in the development of more than half of the drugs available today. The same active ingredients in conventional drugs are abundantly available in the formulated herbal medicines. Perhaps the only difference is that while over-the-counter drugs use only one active ingredient, herbal medicines contain complex combinations of ingredients in the purest forms. Herbalists are not trained chemists and have no access to machines. What they have is knowledge built through trial and error or in other words, experimentation.
It's a great blessing when a new mom with postpartum depression (PPD) is fortunate enough to be diagnosed early by a knowledgeable medical practitioner or therapist. But without guidance, it isn't always clear where the boundary between normal baby blues and PPD lies. As with any other illness, the quicker that PPD is identified and treated, the faster the woman will recover. Postpartum Depression For Dummies can help you begin the process of determining what’s going on with you and give you a better idea of where you fall so that you can get yourself into proper treatment right away. The book covers all aspects of PPD, from its history and its origins to its effects on women and their families to the wide variety of treatments available—including conventional Western medicine, psychological therapy, alternative medical treatments, and self-care measures. Postpartum Depression For Dummies reveals: Why some doctors may be hush-hush about PPD How to distinguish between pregnancy hormone changes, "baby blues," and PPD The difficulties of getting a proper diagnosis The role and importance of a therapist The benefits of medication for depression Alternative treatments with a successful track record How to find the right balance of psychological, medical, and alternative treatment Ways you can help foster recovery The nutrition you need to care for yourself properly How to help your partner help you Postpartum Depression For Dummies also provides the additional resources you need—web sites, organizations, and further reading—to help avoid the unnecessary suffering caused by undiagnosed and untreated PPD and survive and thrive as a new mom.
Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment
Are you aware that you can heal from illness not only using drugs? Did you know that you could use lots of natural medicines to better fit your personal health ideologies? Natural medicines have existed for thousands of years. For centuries, cultures around the world have relied on traditional herbal medicine to meet their healthcare needs. Despite medical and technological advancements of the modern era, the global demand for herbal remedies is on the rise. Some natural remedies may be more affordable and accessible than conventional medicines, and many people prefer using them because they align with their personal health ideologies. All the same, you may wonder whether herbal options are effective. Thanks to "Herbal Medicine for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Healing Common Ailments" by Ester Medicrone you'll be able to answer this question. Here's what you'll find inside of the book: ⦁ introduction to Herbal Medicine (picking the finest, concepts for cultivation, tools and equipment) ⦁ how to create blends, steams, syrups, lotions, extractions by boiling and others ⦁ 14 major herbs ⦁ remedies for common ailments like gingivitis, acne, allergies, cold, flu and others ⦁ customary practices ...and much more!
Consider these facts: One American dies of heart disease every 33 seconds-amounting to almost one million deaths every year. Almost one in four Americans has one or more types of heart disease. Considering all risk factors for heart disease-high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, being overweight, physical inactivity-not one family in America is left untouched by heart disease......Regardless of your age, sex, ethnicity, and current heart health, you can acquire the knowledge and take action to work toward a healthier heart and the benefits that go with it. As you hold this book in your hand to read these facts, your heart is beating away in your chest, sustaining your life. Although it's about the size of a clenched adult fist and weighs less than a pound, your heart beats 40 million times a year and generates enough force to lift you 100 miles into the atmosphere. What an amazing-and absolutely essential-machine!
Are you a sugar addict? Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your addiction, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition for a healthier lifestyle. Sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic that can lead to obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other medical and psychological problems. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies helps those who are affected by this commonly overlooked addiction to outsmart their sugar cravings and overcome their addiction. The tips in this book will help you: Learn to stop stress eating and perform a nutrition makeover that makes the low-sugar lifestyle easy! Stop the frustration of yo-yo dieting, and finally find an eating plan that works. Free yourself from the grip of sugar addiction and regain control over your life. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies contains everything you need to start your journey down the road to wellness: Four common types of sugar addicts – which one are you? Finally understand carbs, protein, and fat with a simple nutrition system for weight loss and healthy eating, including what to choose and what to stay away from Detoxing from sugar and performing a kitchen makeover Eating mindfully – making purposeful decisions instead of stress eating How to survive holidays, restaurants, and special occasions Building a support system Exercise programs for energy and weight loss Speedy low-sugar recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts Staying on track and breaking the cycle of failure – including a step-by-step list of exactly what to do when a sugar craving strikes! If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who relies too much on sugar for energy, comfort, or convenience, Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies is your no-nonsense guide to decreasing your sugar intake, losing weight, and changing your life for the better!
Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a dermatologist to the hazards and benefits of prescription acne medications and the range of dermatological procedures available to erase aftereffects. Also covered are specific issues common to acne as seen in various ethnic groups and other skin problems, such as rosacea, a condition that people often mistake for acne.
Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. Reiki means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself. Reiki For Dummies is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to: Find and get the most from a Reiki treatment Use Reiki to boost your physical and emotional health Locate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner Reiki For Dummies is amply illustrated and full of useful information on: Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols) Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others) Reiki for pets and animals Reiki for children and adults Reiki and surgery or medicines Reiki at birth or end-of-life Reiki in the house, in the car, or at work When you're ready to go further, Reiki For Dummies covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice. Reiki For Dummies is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information. Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).
Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn’t have to mean your life is over. Everyone’s MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full-time job of it. MS for Dummies gives you easy to access, easy to understand information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function up to snuff, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn: Why some people get MS and others don’t How to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you What qualities to look for in a neurologist and in the rest of your healthcare team How to manage fatigue, walking problems, and visual changes Why the road to diagnosis can be full of twists and turns How to understand the pros and cons of alternative medicine Why and how to talk to your kids about MS How to find stress management strategies that work for you Your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act Complete with listings of valuable resources such as other books, Web sites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance, MS for Dummies will tell you everything you need to know in order to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about life with MS.
Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
Do you want to heal your body naturally? Are you fed up with conventional, chemically produced medicine that only makes you feel worst and never heals you? "In my opinion, no one in the medical profession has reached infinity of thought. No one can claim authority over another's right to heal. By using herbs to heal, the very plants we walk alongside on the earth, we not only create empowerment within ourselves but also identify and connect with dis-ease, allow it a swifter passage for greater healing to be made". - Niki Senior - Master Herbalist. Excerpt from Journal Two, 2005 In today's world where diseases are only becoming more common, natural alternatives to medicine are becoming more popular. This book will allow you to become knowledgeable about what our ancestors used to heal their bodies naturally. You will be able to grow your herbs at home and take things to the next level by making your tinctures! In this book you will discover: How to aid certain parts of your body with different herbs 20 of the most popular herbs A list of teas blends that you should be making to improve your health A step-by-step on how you can grow your own herbs at home! How to use make oils from herbs and make your own tinctures! Help your body return to its natural state You can begin healing your body and growing your own herbs even if you don't have any knowledge of herbalism! If you want to reap the benefits of naturally grown herbs, then scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button.
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Fight cancer from the inside out Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies is your trusted, informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out. Designed for cancer patients and their families, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies focuses on foods best tolerated during—and that can ease side effects of—cancer treatment. It also offers advice for menu planning, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, and much more. Serves as a guide for cancer nutrition before, during, and after treatment Gives you a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through diet Offers advice on treatment as well as solutions to common side effects like dehydration, fatigue, and nausea Enables cancer patients to put their strongest foot forward when starting treatment Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies targets those dealing with cancer and the loved ones who take care of them, aiding both parties in alleviating some of the side effects of the cancer treatment through change in diet.
Shares information on Ayurveda, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics.
Get a handle on changes in your body Every woman goes through menopause. This handy pocket guide demystifies what's going on and explains how to relieve symptoms, offering up-to-date advice on hormone and non-hormone therapies. It's just what you need to feel great and stay healthy. Discover how toDeal with symptomslike hot flashesDecide about hormone therapyExplore non-hormone alternativesStay active, fit, and healthy