The Acupressure Atlas is a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide that demonstrates how acupressure techniques activate and accelerate the body's self-healing powers to alleviate many health problems, including even the common cold. Sensory ailments--such as trouble sleeping, sensitive stomach, headaches, joint problems, and allergies--have been steadily increasing in Western countries for decades. Acupressure can effectively prevent and treat all of these disorders, and more. It is suited to self-treatment, the treatment of a partner, and especially the treatment of children. Acupressure, which is a component of traditional Chinese medicine, prevents disorder from arising by harmonizing and balancing the body's energies. One pillar of traditional Chinese medicine is the model that sees qi (life energy) circulating throughout the human body along a series of channels, or energy meridians. When qi can move freely along these channels, we experience good health and a sense of well-being. When our life energy is restricted or blocked--through stress, injury, poor diet, lack of exercise, or overwork--we experience pain and the symptoms of illness. Lined up along the meridians like pearls on a string are sensitive points called acupressure points. It is at these points that the meridians connect to the surface of the body. By massaging the acupressure points on the body's surface, we can release internal energy blockages and allow the health-giving energy to move freely once again. Along with an introduction to the origins and principles of traditional Chinese medicine, The Acupressure Atlas provides the most important basic techniques as well as step-by-step instructions, illustrated in full color, of the practical and specific information needed to put the healing techniques of acupressure at your fingertips. An illustrated appendix, providing a detailed overview of every point discussed in the book, will prove to be an invaluable reference.
An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers a unique and supportive insight into the challenges and the pitfalls that the novice acupuncturist is likely to encounter, and provides encouragement and down-to-earth ideas for tackling them.
Advanced Pranic Healing brings important information to more experienced practitioners of this ancient art. This is a textbook filled with techniques and methods for using ch'i and color prana to produce very rapid healing. Master Choa explains his use of the eleven basic chakras, color prana, and preventive healing techniques. He provides information about advanced pranic treatments, including specific treatments for various ailments such as: gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, tumors, cancers and blood disorders.
The Alexander Technique is a simple yet profound way to release muscular tension throughout the body. It teaches us new ways of sitting, standing, and moving that put less stress on the bones and joints and help us move more gracefully.
Alchemical Healing brings together innovative techniques from shamanism and energetic healing with the principles of alchemy, creating a practical form of physical healing, therapeutic counseling, and spiritual growth. With simple directions, readers are guided through a series of initiatory steps toward mastery of a powerful healing form that allows them to access the Universal Life Force energy; develop a working relationship with spirit allies from the animal, plant, and mineral realms; and utilize the healing power of the five elements. Starting with journeys of initiation and commitment for the beginner, Alchemical Healing also offers advanced students instruction in powerful techniques such as psychic surgery, distant healing, and elemental balancing of the body. Those who follow the Alchemical Healing path accomplish a spiritual transformation of the self, turning the dark mystery of the subconscious into the alchemical gold of knowledge and enlightenment.
Awareness of movement potential, says author Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, is key to a healthy body and injury prevention. The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement shows readers how to gain that awareness by understanding the biomechanics of movement. In ten chapters, color-coded for easy reference, the author covers all of the major muscle and joint areas, including the spine; core region; shoulder; elbow; wrist and hand; and hip, knee, and ankle/foot joints. Most importantly, each chapter contains strengthening and stretching exercises for all of the above areas.
If you are a spa owner looking for new, authentic world class treatments, a body worker wanting to learn methods that touch your clients on a heart level, or someone who enjoys creating nurturing rituals for yourself and family in your home, Ayurvedic Spa will guide and help you to offer and/or achieve greater levels of beauty, peace and wellness.
The Basics of Reiki by Penelope Quest offers a clear and accessible introduction to an increasingly popular and powerful healing art. Best known as a gentle hands-on-healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system which can be used for healing body, mind, emotions and spirit. In this helpful and easy-to-follow book, you will discover everything you need to know, including: the origins and development of Reiki as a healing system; what to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment; how Reiki treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness, easing physical pain and helping to clear emotional blockages; how easily you can be attuned to Reiki, and what to expect at each level of training; how to use Reiki for self-healing and for healing other people, animals, plants and the environment; practical exercises and visualisations to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness.