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Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage by Sandy FritzGet the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples show why you need to learn the information, and exercises and activities help you develop critical thinking skills and prepare for certification exams. All chapters are written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, delivering the most up-to-date resource showing how scientific concepts apply to massage therapy practice. Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions - required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, short-answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Essential content helps you study for and pass certification exams, including the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Comprehensive coverage of biomechanics includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real practice. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage. NEW ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meets the recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. NEW Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. NEW Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. NEW Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on the Evolve companion website suggest online resources for further reading and research. NEW Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material within each chapter and increases critical thinking skills.
Call Number: RM721 .F75 2017
Publication Date: 2016-03-09
Pathophysiology for Massage Therapists by Virginia S. CowenHow do diseases and disorders affect the design of massage treatment plans? What precautions are needed? When is massage contraindicated? Develop the knowledge you need to evaluate a client based on how diseases and disorders affect the systems of the body and the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice. "A 'functional approach' to pathophysiology fosters understanding of the inter-relationship between body systems and human function. Clients are concerned about how a disorder affects their quality of life and ability to function. My goal for this book is to guide readers to use clinical reasoning to create client-specific, outcome-based massage treatment plans from this vital information--signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and client functional concerns."--Virginia S. Cowen, PhD, LMT, RYT, CSCS The Plus Code inside new, printed texts gives you access to a wealth of instructor and student resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, animations, flash cards, case studies, quizzes, and podcasts recorded by the author.
Call Number: RM721 .C69 2016
Publication Date: 2015-05-08
Massage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety and Wellness by Deborah OchsnerMassage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety and Wellness is intended for future and current massage therapists alike. If you are a student or are a practicing massage therapist how many times have you asked, "What if?" questions throughout your experience and, for example, questions like: "What if my client falls off the massage table? What if my client stops breathing? What if my client develops a strange rash during the massage?" This handbook will provide answers to those questions and many others. This title is tabbed by chapter and includes First Aid and CPR, common conditions, step-by-step directions for providing a safe work environment and much more! It offers a quick reference format with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, illustrations and diagrams throughout for easy identification and instructions, detailed index for easy cross-reference and appendices with important references and information. Safety checklists for each topic are enclosed at the beginning of each applicable chapter as well as a general checklist at the beginning of the book. This all encompassing reference will ensure a safer massage practice.
Call Number: RM721 .O34 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-16
5-Minute Massages by Hamlyn Publishing Group Staff (Created by); Sarah WilsonThese simple-to-learn techniques combine the best of both the Eastern and Western schools of massage therapy, including reflexology, Thai massage, Indian ayurvedic techniques, shiatsu, and acupressure. And they work in as little as five minutes! 160 color photos and detailed pressure point charts take the mystery out of massage, and offer powerful therapies to relieve more than 30 common ailments, from simple sore feet to tennis elbow, from loss of libido to pregnancy's aches and pains. With a pair of strong hands, plus the expert instruction found here, anyone can stimulate blood flow to sore, overworked muscles; increase bodily energy and mental acuity; banish stress; and even ease sinus congestion and headache.
Call Number: RM721 .F58 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage by Mark F. Beck; Yanik Chauvin (Photographer)Comprehensive, engaging, and easy to read, this exciting new edition continues to set itself apart as the original and classic introductory massage text. Now in gorgeous full color, filled with hundreds of photos of procedures and techniques Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Fourth Edition, truly is the book to have. This highly respected, best-seller covers everything from the history of massage to massage modalities to practical information on how to have a successful, fulfilling career in massage. It provides readers with a solid understanding of the body and its functions, including a thorough but uncomplicated chapter on anatomy and physiology. Readers will learn massage techniques and therapeutic skills, including sports massage, prenatal massage, medical massage, hydrotherapy, lymph massage, massage in a spa setting and much more. Thoughtfully revised, this is the foundational book for the study of massage therapy.
Call Number: RM721 .B42 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-22
Massage Therapy Career Guide for Hands-On Success by Steve CapelliniMassage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful, practical guide, it is a must-have for anyone looking to build a thriving career in massage therapy.
Call Number: RM722 .C37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-18
Sports and Exercise Massage by Sandy FritzThe competitive athlete, whether amateur or professional, presents specific challenges to the massage therapist. To treat these individuals, the therapist should have a background in sport specific activities, be aware of the effects of training, and understand injury types and rehabilitation applications. This text describes patterns for sport activities (like running, throwing, impact, and repetitive use) and provides guidelines for applying massage to specific sports. Because athletes depend on highly coordinated neuromuscular activity, assessment and massage applications that address these physiologic mechanisms are covered in depth. Comprehensive text covers all the essentials of sports and exercise massage making it the sole resource needed for massage therapists interested in specializing in sports massage. 450 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts and techniques to enhance understanding and comprehension of each topic. Provides information for both assessment and management of connective tissue dysfunction. Covers general nutrition for fitness, with material on supplements and banned substances for athletes. Includes Autonomic Nervous System functions as well as fluid dynamics in circulation. Each chapter contains chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, summaries, practical applications, and workbook review questions, so the instructor can build lesson plans off of this pedagogy, and the student can comprehend the information more thoroughly by completing all of the exercises. Included with the book is a DVD containing almost 2 hours of video showing the specific applications described in the book. Case studies integrate information and touch upon the family and social support of athletes.
Call Number: RM721 .F76 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-31
The Massage Connection by Kalyani PremkumarThis is the anatomy and physiology text written especially for students and practitioners of massage therapy. This edition integrates massage therapy concepts within the anatomy and physiology content, including sections that discuss how massage interacts with the body systems. The book covers all of the major body systems—integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems—that are crucial to effective massage therapy, and provides an overview of other body systems to give students a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology.
A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology by Ruth WernerThis Second Edition textbook and reference tool is thoroughly updated. It presents a wide variety of diseases and conditions seen by students and practitioners, and discusses how massage may or may not fit into the healing process. New features include integration of additional artwork with color plate enhancement, an increased amount of case studies and personal stories, and current developments in pathology in relation to the context of massage therapy as well as other types of bodywork. Topics covered each fall under sub-heading listings: definition, signs and symptoms, etiology, and the application of massage therapy as a treatment modality option, and more. Connection Website: connection.LWW.com/go/werner.
Call Number: RM721 .M366 2016
Publication Date: 2002-08-20
Massage by Clare Maxwell-HudsonA hands-on approach to massage is promoted in step-by-step sequences illustrated by pioneering full-color computer-generated photographs.
Call Number: RA780.5 .M3752 1998
Publication Date: 1999-03-29
Baby Massage: a practical guide to massage and movement for babies and infants by Peter WalkerBaby Massage provides easy-to-learn massage routines and flexibility exercises that will help nurture children through the crucial early stages of development. Peter Walker, one of the world's leading authorities on baby massage, shows how these exercises can be used to: -build a loving bond between parent and baby -soothe and comfort a crying infant -promote relaxation and confidence -strengthen the cardiovascular and immune systems -aid digestion -improve coordination and posture -help maintain flexibility -increase health and vitality Twenty-one full-color photographs and more than 100 detailed line illustrations complement the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for these exercises. A useful, practical, and loving guidebook for parents, parents-to-be, and health-care professional who work with children, Baby Massage offers a special and unique way to make babies healthy and happy through the healing powers of touch.
Call Number: RJ53 .M35W35 1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-15
Aromatherapy - An A-Z by Patricia Davis; Sarah Budd (Illustrator)This is the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of aromatherapy available today, with over 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions, and 82 essential oils. It explains the properties of essential oils and the health conditions that benefit from them. There is also advice on hazardous oils. There are recipes and formulae for baths, creams and tonics. All the entries are comprehensive, fluently written and provide an easy-to-understand introduction to a wide range of topics. 'The simple fact that the a-z has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide since it was first published speaks for itself. It has earned and kept its place amongst the handful of indispensable reference books on aromatherapy ... this book has been justly subtitled 'the aromatherapist's Bible' - Aromatherapy Quarterly '... one of the most thoroughly researched books written on aromatherapy' - The International Journal of Aromatherapy
Call Number: RM666.A68 D38 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Aromatherapy for Everyone by P. J. Pierson; Mary Shipley; Stephen Foster (Photographer)By now, everyone knows that essential oils can relax, stimulate, and even heal. But how do you choose the oil that's right for you? Aromatherapy for Everyone provides easy-to-follow information on using forty-six natural plant oils. You will learn which oils to use, which oils to avoid, how to mix oils, and how to derive maximum benefits. Whether you want to relieve a health problem or simply create a unique scent, this book puts the world of essential oils at your fingertips.
Call Number: RM666.A68 P54 2004
Publication Date: 2007-02-15
Business Plans Handbook by Lynne Pearce (Editor); Gale Group (Created by)Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries -- only the company names and addresses have been changed. Typical business plans include type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; business/industry description; market; product and production; management/personnel; and financial specifics. This edition also contains a business plan template and two fictional business plans -- all of which can aid users in developing business plans of their own. Also featured is a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary of small business terms; and an updated bibliography.
Call Number: HD62.7 .B865 2006
Publication Date: 2005-10-19
Physical Books (contd.)
Dreaming Yourself Awake by B. Alan Wallace; Brian HodelSome of the greatest of life's adventures can happen while you're sound asleep. That's the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you're dreaming while you're in the midst of a dream. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer--and this book provides all the instruction you need to get started. But B. Alan Wallace also shows how to take the experience of lucid dreaming beyond entertainment to use it to heighten creativity, to solve problems, and to increase self-knowledge. He then goes a step further: moving on to the methods of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for using your lucid dreams to attain the profoundest kind of insight.
Call Number: BF1099.L82 W35 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
Body into Balance by Maria Noel GrovesSilver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Health & Healing An antacid or an aspirin may soothe your pain, but it doesn't cure the cause of your symptoms. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria No#65533;l Groves shows you how to read your body's signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You'll learn how each of your major body systems -- respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more -- optimally functions, and you'll discover how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems. Groves includes in-depth instructions, with step-by-step photographs, for making your own herbal remedies, as well as expert guidance on buying and effectively using commercial preparations.
Call Number: RA776.95 .G75 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Stacey Bell; Phyllis A. BalchThe definitive source for choosing the optimal herbal therapy-thoroughly revised and updated. Millions of Americans are turning to herbal therapies to heal what ails them-either as an alternative or as a supplement to traditional medicine. From Phyllis A. Balch, the most trusted name in natural healing, this new edition of Prescription for Herbal Healingprovides the most current research and comprehensive facts in an easy-to-read A-to-Z format. In preparing the thoroughly revised edition, Stacey Bell consulted the largest and most authoritative American and European sources and databases to ensure up-to-date sceientific information on safety and efficacy, including- Information on more than 200 herbs and herbal combination formulas, ranging from well-known herbs, such as ginseng and St. John's Wort, to less familiar remedies, such as khella and prickly ash Chinese and ayurvedic herbal combinations Discussion of more than 150 common disorders from acne to yeast infection, and suggested herbal treatment therapies Fully comprehensive and authoritative, Prescription for Herbal Healingwill help you take charge of your health the natural way.
Call Number: RM666.H33 B355 2012
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
The Parent's Guide to Reflexology by Kevin Kunz; Barbara Kunz"More and more people are convinced that the age-old bodywork practice of reflexology offers a wide array of health benefits. The Parent's Guide to Reflexology teaches parents to help children feel better and heal a host of childhood disorders and ailments. It also instructs parents how to teach their children the basis of self-care. With photographs and step-by-step instructions, this practical, user-friendly A-Z guide shows how to use pressure techniques for children of all ages, including special-needs kids and infants. These exercises promote a deeper parent-child connection through loving, healing touch. Numerous case studies from the authors' practice and from the results of official studies conducted worldwide give parents options for incorporating reflexology into everyday family life." "Included in this book are ways to use pressure techniques to help prevent and treat illnesses and injuries, sharpen your child's reflexes and promote strength, teach your child relaxation techniques for times of stress, and build a reflexology program for wellness for the entire family."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Call Number: RJ53 .R46K86 1996
Publication Date: 1997-08-26
Palpation and Assessment Skills by Leon Chaitow; Sasha Chaitow (Contribution by)Palpation and Assessment Skills has been designed and developed to help the student and practitioner to understand and acquire the palpatory skills that are the foundation of all effective manual therapy assessments and treatments. Subtlety and sensitivity of touch, and the accurate interpretation of palpation findings and tests, are essential aspects of all manual therapy professions. While it is difficult to learn these from written descriptions or static illustrations alone, by combining a workbook approach with the use of video demonstrations and audio explanations on a DVD, Palpation and Assessment Skills provides the student and developing practitioner with a portable workshop, that they can access at any time
Call Number: RC76.5 .C43 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-28
Myofascial Trigger Points by Jan Dommerholt; Peter HuijbregtsMyofascial Trigger Points: Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management's emphasis is on the etiology of trigger points with a critical overview of current concepts. The contributing authors are the most respected myofascial pain research and practice experts. The authors address the etiology of trigger points, the epidemiology of myofascial pain, clinical management of patients, specific treatment issues, and the role of trigger points in various pain syndromes. This book is an accessible introduction to myofascial trigger points for physicians, therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.
Call Number: RC927.3 .M965 2011
Publication Date: 2009-12-18
Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business by Fred S. SteingoldSave time and money by doing it yourself As a small business owner, you can't afford to farm paperwork and contracts out to a lawyer--you have to deal with them yourself. With Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, you can act with confidence. Here you'll find the forms you need to start and grow your business. Each document comes with thorough, plain-English, line-by-line instructions to help you: write contracts record minutes of meetings hire employees and consultants borrow or lend money protect your trade secrets buy a business create noncompete agreements lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws buy real estate, and prepare an LLC operating much more. agreement The 9th edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by Nolo's experts, and provides the most up-to-date legal information for small businesses. With Downloadable FormsDownload and customize more than 65 forms to help you start and run your small business at Nolo.com (details inside).
Call Number: KF1659.A65 S74 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-29
How to Write a Business Plan by Mike McKeeverWrite a business plan that potential investors will embrace! If you're thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, you need a plan. Running a successful business requires a great deal of forethought, so write a business plan and secure your venture's future. How to Write a Business Plan will show you how to write the right plan for your business and design a loan package necessary to finance your business and make it work. With this bestselling all-in-one guide you'll learn how to: . figure out if your business idea will make money . estimate operating expenses . prepare cash flow . create profit and loss forecasts . determine assets, liabilities, and net worth . find potential sources of financing . think first before borrowing from friends and relatives, and . professionally present your plan to lenders and investors How to Write a Business Plan provides spreadsheets that help you determine and forecast cash flow, financial statements, sales revenue, and profit and loss. It also provides three sample business plans you can modify for your own use.This edition is completely updated, providing all-new online resources and updated examples of successful business plans. - Download forms for book on nolo.com
Call Number: HD30.28 .M3839 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-17
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Stanfield's Introduction to the Health Professions by Nanna Cross; Dana McWayNow in full color, the Seventh Edition of Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions provides comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. This valuable resource is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a health-related career but are still exploring and have not yet decided on a career. The Seventh Edition outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field including a description of the profession and typical work settings; educational, licensure, and certification requirements; salary and growth projections; and internet resources on educational programs. In addition, this text provides a thorough review of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Information on career preparation and development is also included. All chapters are updated to reflect current demographics and new policies. Each section has also been thoroughly updated to reflect current training requirements, responsibilities, and salaries, as established in the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Breakdown of the Seventh Edition: 1. The Health Care System in the United States * Thoroughly updated to reflect changes to the healthcare system, including the Affordable Care Act * Includes a new chapter on Health Information Technology 2. Jobs & Careers (NEW): This new section focuses on Job Preparation and Fulfillment as well as Career Development 3. Health Care Practitioners and Technicians (NEW): This new section contains over 20 chapters covering health careers that involve direct patient contact and care 4. Healthcare Support Personnel: This section contains four chapters covering health careers that support or supplement other health professionals in providing ongoing care for patients 5. Health Related Professions: This section focuses on health related professionals that usually do not have direct contact with human patients but often have an impact on human health Updates to the Seventh Edition: *Now in FULL COLOR! *Interview with 14 Healthcare Professionals (Including a Frequently Asked Quention/Answer Section) *Learning Portfolios including: Study Points, Issues for discussion, and Enrichment Activities *9 New Careers -Podiatrist -Orthotics and Prosthetics -Exercise Physiologist -Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders Counselor -Genetic Counselor -Community Health Worker -Board Certified Behavior Analyst replaced Educational Therapist -Phlebotomist -Massage Therapist Instructor Resources: *Test Bank *Slides in PowerPoint Format *Chapter Quizzes, Mid Term, and Final Exams *Instructor's Manual with the following components: -Chapter Overview -Lesson Objectives -Suggested Lecture Outline -Discussion Questions -Suggested Learning Activities -Homework Assignments Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Learn more here: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Introduction to Health Professions, Seventh Edition (Some eBooks and electronic versions do not include access to Navigate 2 Advantage resources. Navigate 2 Advantage Access may be purchased separately.)
Publication Date: 2016-08-10
Touch by Tiffany FieldAlthough the therapeutic benefits of touch have become increasingly clear, American society, claims Tiffany Field, is dangerously touch-deprived. Many schools have "no touch" policies; the isolating effects of Internet-driven work and life can leave us hungry for tactile experience. In this book Field explains why we may need a daily dose of touch. The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of learning about the world throughout infancy and well into childhood. Touch is critical, too, for adults' physical and mental health. Field describes studies showing that touch therapy can benefit everyone, from premature infants to children with asthma to patients with conditions that range from cancer to eating disorders. This second edition of Touch, revised and updated with the latest research, reports on new studies that show the role of touch in early development, in communication (including the reading of others' emotions), in personal relationships, and even in sports. It describes the physiological and biological effects of touch, including areas of the brain affected by touch, and the effects of massage therapy on prematurity, attentiveness, depression, pain, and immune functions. Touch has been shown to have positive effects on growth, brain waves, breathing, and heart rate, and to decrease stress and anxiety. As Field makes clear, we enforce our society's touch taboo at our peril.
Publication Date: 2014-10-10
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults by Elizabeth MacKenzie (Editor)The field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is expected to grow tremendously in the next few years. In addition to an increase in the general population, the baby-boomer generation is quickly entering retirement and will likely take advantage of CAM increasingly as it ages. Although CAM research as applied to aging is just beginning and health professionals receive no special training in CAM and aging, the United States population still continues to employ it. For diagnoses that accompany aging such as cancer, neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and physical disabilities, CAM has often been used in addition to or in place of unsuccessful conventional methods of treatment. This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies seeks to provide information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on complementary and alternative medicine available today. Each chapter or article includes: Brief definition of modalityAnecdotal reports of usefulness Discussion of scientific evidence for and against modalityList of resources that reader can use to find further information Examples of therapies covered include: Art & MusicMassageAcupuncture Meditation Homeopathy Ayurveda Aromatherapy
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Introduction to Chinese Internal Medicine by Xiang XiaTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese's experiences in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of the Chinese's splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects in that point in time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed and is still contributing significantly to the healthcare of the Chinese and the prosperity of the Chinese nation.The basic theories of TCM are the theoretical foundations for guiding traditional Chinese preventive medicine and clinical medicine, and encompass aspects such as the philosophical foundation for TCM, understanding the effects of TCM on the physiology and pathology of the human body, and the principles in TCM for life cultivation, rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapeutics. In this sense, the basic theories are regarded not only as an important part of TCM, but also as a compulsory course fundamental to the study and research of TCM.This book is compiled to allow the majority of readers to understand the theory of TCM and its methods of diagnosing and treating diseases in a relatively short period of time. It provides a brief introduction to the basic characteristics and theory of TCM, and a detailed schedule of learning commonly occurring diseases and patterns and their estimated 60 corresponding prescriptions. This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Introduction to Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Ren ZhangTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese's experiences in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of the Chinese's splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects in that point in time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed and is still contributing significantly to the healthcare of the Chinese and the prosperity of the Chinese nation.The basic theories of TCM are the theoretical foundations for guiding traditional Chinese preventive medicine and clinical medicine, and encompass aspects such as the philosophical foundation for TCM, understanding the effects of TCM on the physiology and pathology of the human body, and the principles in TCM for life cultivation, rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapeutics. In this sense, the basic theories are regarded not only as an important part of TCM, but also as a compulsory course fundamental to the study and research of TCM.This book is compiled to allow the majority of readers to understand the theory of TCM and its methods of diagnosing and treating diseases in a relatively short period of time. It provides a brief introduction to the basic characteristics and theory of TCM, and a detailed schedule of learning commonly occurring diseases and patterns and their estimated 60 corresponding prescriptions. This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine by Anamaria Iosif RossAlternative medicine is not a fashionable new trend but an established cultural strategy, as well as a dynamic feature of mainstream contemporary medicine, in which elements of folk traditions are often blended with western scientific approaches. The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of non-biomedical healing. The book addresses a broad range of practices including: substance, energy and information flows (e.g. helminthic therapy); spirit, consciousness and trance (e.g. shamanism); body, movement and the senses (e.g. reiki and aromatherapy); as well as classical medical traditions as complements or alternatives to Western biomedicine (e.g. Ayurveda). Exploring the cultural underpinnings of contemporary healing methods, while assessing current ideas, topics and resources for further study, this book will be invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and health related professions such as nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and biomedicine.
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
The Awakening Somatic Intelligence: Understanding, Learning & Practicing the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method & Hatha Yoga by Graeme LynnFocussing on distinct body practice from a range of different methods, Graeme Lynn demonstrates how to use the physical body to encourage general health and wellbeing. Starting with the fundamental concepts of movement to more advanced practice, this book will serve as a comprehensive guide to developing the physical body to transform the quality of movement, and bring greater pleasure and effectiveness into every action. Specific lessons include The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, and Hatha Yoga. Describing the core benefits of these methods, why they complement each other and how to use them, this is essential reading for students and practitioners of somatic methods as well as anyone interested in learning new ways to optimise health and wellbeing.
Publication Date: 2016-10-21
Yoga for Anxiety by Mary NurrieStearns; Rick NurrieStearnsAccording to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death. With this philosophical contextualization, Yoga for Anxiety examines the causes of anxiety and helps readers create personal yoga programs designed to heal their symptoms and promote personal growth. The book includes yoga self-healing practices, including meditation, self-inquiry exercises, and recitation of mantras, that have been used for centuries to quell anxious feelings and restore mental clarity. A chapter devoted to mindfulness helps readers learn to pause and regroup when they feel stressed instead of acting on their thoughts. Readers will also learn to accept their emotions and develop compassion for themselves as they learn to do away with the feelings of anxiety.
Publication Date: 2010-02-02
Start Your Own Day Spa and More by Preethi Burkholder; Entrepreneur Press StaffAre you ready to take the plunge and start your own spa? Now's the perfect time. Spas have become one of the fastest-growing industries around the globe. Whether you're interested in day spas, destination spas, medical spas, spiritual spas, yoga centers or another variety, the expert advice in this guide helps you get started today. Learn all the business information you need to succeed--from choosing a location to setting prices to attracting new clients. Plus, get the hottest trends in the spa industry and expert advice on the creative elements that turn an ordinary spa into an extraordinary relaxation center. Expert advice covers: * Researching the market * Identifying a niche and attracting a target clientele * Creating the right atmosphere to enhance the spa experience * Offering the hottest spa services * Hiring talented and trustworthy employees * 25 marketing tactics under $50 * And more! Pick up this guide to get started and succeed in this fun, profitable and rewarding business.
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Yoga for Beginners by Maren Schwichtenberg'Yoga for Beginners' explains how practising yoga can give you energy, make you feel fit, improve strength, mobility and co-ordination, and help you relax in even the most stressful situations. The clear instructions and the accompanying photographs are a thorough guide to the practice of yoga.
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Yoga for Pain Relief by Lee AlbertRelieve Your Pain Through Yoga Do you suffer from painful muscular conditions that hold you back - on and off the mat? Yoga for Pain Relief shows you how to identify the specific muscle imbalances that cause YOUR pain and create a safe yoga practice to rebalance YOUR body. Understand how your current yoga practice and lifestyle may be creating pain. Learn how to practice yoga safely and achieve superior results. Design your own practice to align your neuromuscular system and achieve a pain-free body. Learn to use three tools - asana practice, pranayama, and meditation - for powerful benefits. Take charge of your own path to health and well-being.
Publication Date: 2017-09-18
The Complete Guide to Precision Reflexology by Jan WilliamsonThis text is appropriate for those practitioners already using this technique and for those who have yet to discover it. "Precision Reflexology" holds the same rationale as other forms of reflexology. It focuses on stimulating 'reflex points' on the feet to maintain good health. Precision work connects to a person energetically, responds to the needs of each individual and aims to maintain natural balance. It does not rely on physical pressure but, at the same time, it can be powerful and effective. It can be taught in its own right or it can be adapted to enhance other forms of reflexology in post-graduate training. It provides an added dimension to a treatment and reflects an Eastern approach to healthcare. This book offers a step-by-step guide, with illustrations and charts for its application.
Publication Date: 2010
The Ayurveda Way by Ananta Ripa AjmeraCelebrated Ayurveda teacher Ananta Ripa Ajmera offers an inspiring introduction to this ancient Indian medical tradition, which complements and extends the health and wellness benefits of yoga. Through 108 short essays you will learn to approach optimal digestion, better sleep, less stress, and a more balanced life. Diet is key, and many essays are accompanied by recipes that incorporate into daily meals spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, and mustard seeds. In addition, meditation, yoga and breathing exercises, and self-care practices such as oil pulling and massage, make this time-tested wisdom available to contemporary holistic health enthusiasts -- even beginners.
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Nature's Path: A History of Naturopathic Healing in America by Susan E. CayleffAn alternative medical system emphasizing prevention through healthy living, positive mind-body-spirit strength, and therapeutics to enhance the body's innate healing processes, naturopathy has gained legitimacy in recent years. In Nature's Path--the first comprehensive book to examine the complex history and culture of American naturopathy--Susan E. Cayleff tells the fascinating story of the movement's nineteenth-century roots. While early naturopaths were sometimes divided by infighting, they all believed in the healing properties of water, nutrition, exercise, the sun, and clean, fresh air. Their political activism was vital to their professional formation: they loathed the invasive, depletive practices of traditional medicine and protested against medical procedures that addressed symptoms rather than disease causes while resisting processed foods, pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins, and atomic energy. Cayleff describes the development of naturopathy's philosophies and therapeutics and details the efforts of its proponents to institutionalize the field. She recognizes notable naturopathic leaders, explores why women doctors, organizers, teachers, and authors played such a strong role in the movement, and identifies countercultural views--such as antivivisection, antivaccination, and vegetarianism--held by idealistic naturopaths from 1896 to the present. Nature's Path tracks a radical cultural critique, medical system, and way of life that links body, soul, mind, and daily purpose. It is a must-read for historians of medicine and scholars in women's studies and political history, as well as for naturopaths and all readers interested in alternative medicine.
Publication Date: 2016-02-04
The Way of the Five Seasons: Living with the Five Elements for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Harmony by John KirkwoodHere is a comprehensive and practical guide to using the Five Element model in your daily life in ways that can improve your physical health, foster mental ease and clarity, create more emotional balance, and bring you closer to spirit. Having introduced the philosophical and practical principles of the Five Elements, the author invites you to 'live the book', immersing yourself in the many aspects of each Element during its corresponding season. He offers a range of methods of doing this, including activities such as movement, cooking, gardening, journaling, visualisation, meditation, dialogue and self-acupressure. In working with each Element, he explores the three levels or expressions of human life - the physical (structures, organs, tissues and systems), the psycho-emotional (thoughts, beliefs, self-images, emotions and reactions), and the spirit. Detailed information is provided on each Element's specific attributes, associations, resonances and gifts, and anatomical illustrations are included for further guidance. An invaluable reference book for practitioners and students of Chinese Medicine who hope to become better practitioners to others, the book also provides the means to become a practitioner to yourself.
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Hand and Wrist Anatomy and Biomechanics by Bernhard Hirt; Harun Seyhan; Michael Wagner; Rainer ZumhaschOverall, this is a very good book. The authors do an excellent job of presenting the relevant anatomy and tying it into kinematics and function. -- Doody's Reviews (starred review) There is a saying that "hand surgery without a tourniquet is like repairing a clock in a barrel full of dark ink." Operating without a sound fundamental knowledge of anatomy can be compared to "stirring around in the soup." Classic anatomy instruction covers only a fraction of the area of hand surgery: bones, muscles/ligaments, vessels, and nerves. The many different connective-tissue structures are often only briefly highlighted. The complex interaction of the various structures remains a mystery to most. This book presents the specialty of applied anatomy and is intended for medical professionals involved with the hand and its functionality: hand surgeons, trauma specialists, orthopaedists, plastic surgeons, occupational therapists, and physio-therapists. Key Features: Almost 150 illustrations, anatomical drawings, and photos of anatomy in vivo. Part 1 deals with the anatomy and functional anatomy of the hand Part 2 is dedicated to the surface anatomy of the structures of the forearm, wrist, and hand
Publication Date: 2016-10-12
Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences by Carlton B. Cooke (Editor); David Kirk (Editor); Anne Flintoff (Editor); Jim McKenna (Editor)'A very useful introduction to the key concepts in five main areas of study in sport and exercise science. The multi-disciplinary nature of the book is particularly attractive as it means that it can be used to support students studying a range of sport and exercise courses and modules. Furthermore, the chapters are concise, informative, written in an accessible style, and provide a good balance between theory and application to practice, making it a very interesting and relevant read' - Dr Lorraine Cale, Loughborough University This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline and are: " Comprehensive " Lucid " Pertinent to study needs " Practically relevant David Kirk is Professor in Physical Education and Youth Sport Carlton Cooke is Professor in Physical Education Anne Flintoff is Reader in Physical Education Jim McKenna is Professor in Physical Activity and Health All at the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University.
Publication Date: 2011-03-13
Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention by Vladimir Zatsiorsky (Editor)Biomechanics in Sport is a unique reference text prepared by the leading world experts in sport biomechanics. Over thirty chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from muscle mechanics to injury prevention, and from aerial movement to wheelchair sport. The biomechanics of sports including running, skating, skiing, swimming, jumping in athletics, figure skating, ski jumping, diving, javelin and hammer throwing, shot putting, and striking movements are all explained.