Ortho-Bionomy

A Path to Self-Care

Ortho-Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy is based on the premise that the body inherently knows how to heal and self-correct, given the opportunity. This user-friendly self-help guide by one of the pioneers of the approach presents positions, postures, and movements designed to release tension and ease pain. Not only are the techniques simple to perform, but they can be done on one’s own, without the use of special equipment. Positions for each part of the body are clearly described in lay terms and illustrated with photos and drawings. Selected topics include low back, hip and knee pain, neck, shoulder, and rib releases, repetitive strain injuries, and arthritic pain in the hands. Quick fixes for sciatica, suggestions for dealing with menstrual cramps, and gentle movement exercises to address posture, scoliosis, and flexibility of the spine are just a few among 150 techniques described. The book also includes simple movements and exercises to increase ease, function, strength, and flexibility once the pain has subsided. Rounded out with human-interest stories and client examples, this accessible work can be used quickly and effectively by anyonewith pain.

Ortho-Bionomy

A Practical Manual

Ortho-Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy was created twenty years ago by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, an osteopath with training in the martial arts. Pauls wanted a system of bodywork which would teach structural understanding of the body simply and safely enough that anyone could learn to work with their family and friends. Kathy Kain gives clear descriptions of the philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. The illustrations and easy-to-understand technical instructions show the standard releases taught in Ortho-Bionomy classes. The student is guided from the beginning of a session to the end, in learning this gentle, effective approach to somatic re-education. Ortho-Bionomy's primary benefit lies in helping people to break the cycle of pain by learning how to correct structural and somatic dysfunction and to release stress. This non-invasive, quick-acting approach is an effective preparation for mobilization, movement and therapeutic exercise.

Primary Care Pediatrics

Primary Care Pediatrics

This pediatric primary care text takes a family centered approach, examining issues from the perspective of the child and the caregiver. Unlike most primary care texts, it blends traditional health care with complementary therapies. Throughout, it identifies needs based on culture and ethnicity and lists community resources-including websites--where families can obtain more information or help. Features include: Case Studies, Clinical Pearls, and Clinical Warnings. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Positional Release Techniques with on-line videos

Positional Release Techniques with on-line videos

Positional Release Techniques continues to be the go-to resource for those who want to easily learn and confidently use this manual approach to safely manage pain and dysfunction in humans (and animals). As well as a structural revision, the fourth edition now includes new illustrations and chapters with videos and an image bank on a companion website to reinforce knowledge. At its core, the book explores the principles and modalities of the different forms of positional release techniques and their application which range from the original strain/counterstrain method to various applications in physical therapy, such as McKenzie’s exercise protocols and kinesio-taping methods that ‘unload’ tissues. These methods are traced from their historical roots up to their current practice with a showcase of emerging research and evidence. In addition to a series of problem-solving clinical descriptions supported by photos of assessment and treatment methods, learning is further boosted by practical exercises which examine PRT methodology and the mechanics of their use. Emphasises safety and usefulness in both acute and chronic settings Comprehensive coverage of all methods of spontaneous release by positioning Easy to follow and extensively illustrated Balanced synopsis of concepts and clinical-approach models throughout Learning supported by problem-solving clinical descriptions and practical exercises in the book as well as videos and downloadable images on the companion website - www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com Revised content structure New chapters including: Strain/counterstrain research Positional release and fascia Balanced ligamentous tension techniques Visceral positional release: the counterstrain model Redrawn and new artwork Companion website – www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com – containing videos that demonstrate application of PRTs and bank of downloadable images

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: L-R

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: L-R

Presents a four-volume alphabetically-arranged medical reference set that examines a variety of supplemental therapies and herbal remedies along with treatments for certain conditions and diseases.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Encyclopedia of Associations

Encyclopedia of Associations


SOME OF MY SEASONS

SOME OF MY SEASONS

The whole moon hangs Above the westward highway And suddenly I see The swoop of yin and yang Aglow ... From the end of one century to the beginning of another, Margaret Netherby has lived a life full of adventure, joy, heartache, and disappointment. In this collection of poetry, Netherby shares a lyrical glimpse into her life's journey spanning over forty years as she attempted to make sense of confusion, reconcile emotions, appreciate wonder and beauty, embrace happy moments, and accept downturns with grace. Largely self-taught, Netherby offers free verse and haiku poems--some based on her studies of Nichiren Buddhism--that shine a light on a variety of emotions including love, grief, desire, and happiness as well as the endless beauty of nature, unconditional love of family, and comfort associated with Mystic Law. Some of My Seasons is a collection of poems that reflects one women's journey through life as she learns, loves, and comes to understand her special purpose.