A Russian Herbal

A Russian Herbal
Author: Igor Vilevich Zevin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997-02-01
ISBN: 1620550520
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Russian Herbal Book Excerpt:

The first guide to the ancient traditions of Russian herbal medicine and their extensive medicinal applications today. Drawing on a wealth of oral and written traditions, the authors examine the best-known Russian herbs (all of which are widely available in North America and Western Europe) and explain their folkways, properties, and uses. Offering time-tested advice for using herbs to maintain general well-being, they also give clear and simple recipes for treating specific health problems from asthma and migraines to influenza and high blood pressure. Blessed with a wide variety of climates, geography, and flora, early Russians developed a rich folk tradition of herbal healing that ranks among the most sophisticated in the world. Nearly every Russian medical school offers courses of study on the knowledge and application of herbs, and many maintain a special research department that investigates the properties and practical modern applications of herbal medicine. This is the first book to examine the traditions of Russian herbal medicine.

A Russian Herbal

A Russian Herbal
Author: Igor Vilevich Zevin
Publsiher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997-02
ISBN: 9780892815494
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Russian Herbal Book Excerpt:

Russia's rich folk heritage of herbal healing is detailed by a native son who shares his grandmother's knowledge of many healing herbs widely available in North America.

Traditional Medicines Around the World

Traditional Medicines Around the World
Author: Matthew N. O. Sadiku,Janet O. Sadiku,Sarhan M. Musa
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2022-05-18
ISBN: 1663238375
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Medicines Around the World Book Excerpt:

Our health is our most important asset. Health and the provision of healthcare is fundamental to the welfare of any nation. The desire to have and sustain good health cuts across national, cultural, geographic, and political boundaries. Every region of the world has had one form of traditional medicine at some stage in its history. Traditional medicines have been a part of human history all over the world, with knowledge being transferred from generation to generation. It refers to diverse health practices, knowledge, and skills based on ancient indigenous experience that are used to maintain health as well as to cure, diagnose, or prevent illness. This book focuses on ten most popular traditional medicines around the world. It is a valuable source of guidance and direction for organizations and individuals interested in traditional medicine. It provides an introduction to traditional medicine so that beginners can understand it, its increasing importance, and its developments in contemporary time. It is a must-read book for anyone who cares about traditional.

The Earthwise Herbal Volume II

The Earthwise Herbal  Volume II
Author: Matthew Wood
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 1583944257
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earthwise Herbal Volume II Book Excerpt:

Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major—and many of the secondary—herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the “logic” of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.

The Earthwise Herbal Volume I

The Earthwise Herbal  Volume I
Author: Matthew Wood
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 1583944249
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earthwise Herbal Volume I Book Excerpt:

Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major—and many of the secondary—herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the “logic” of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.

Graves Disease

Graves    Disease
Author: Elaine A. Moore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN: 0786487488
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graves Disease Book Excerpt:

Graves’ Disease, a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by a goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs, currently affects approximately 200 million people worldwide, three million in the United States alone. This work addresses both typical and special concerns of patients with Graves’ Disease, discusses its association with related autoimmune disorders, and emphasizes the patient’s role in the healing process. Included are chapters with basic information on the disease, the thyroid and its hormones, Graves’ ophthalmopathy, dermopathy, and acropachy, the diagnosis of GD, autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases associated with it, genetic and nongenetic influences, allopathic treatments, alternative medicine, special considerations in pregnant women, children, and teens, hyperthyroidism associated with GD, anecdotes and testimony of patients, and resources for further information. A list of medical acronyms and a glossary of medical terms is included.

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures
Author: Geri-Ann Galanti
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-05-25
ISBN: 081220347X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures Book Excerpt:

What happens when a Cherokee patient summons a medicine man to the hospital, or when an Anglo nurse refuses to take orders from a Japanese doctor? Why do Asian patients rarely ask for pain medication, while Mediterranean patients seem to seek relief for even the slightest discomfort? If the goal of the American medical system is to provide optimal care for all patients, healthcare providers must understand cultural differences that create conflicts and misunderstandings and can result in inferior medical care. Geri-Ann Galanti's updated classic, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, is even more comprehensive than the first three editions, containing new appendices for quick reference, an expanded and updated bibliography with Internet resources, and a detailed index. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures contains more than 200 case studies illustrating crosscultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues. The case studies illustrate important concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology. This volume is an important resource for nurses and physicians in achieving cultural competency.

Oral Health Care

Oral Health Care
Author: Mandeep Virdi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN: 9535100408
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oral Health Care Book Excerpt:

Geriatric dentistry, or gerodontics, is the branch of dental care dealing with older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible materials. Periodontology, or Periodontics, is the specialty of oral healthcare that concerns supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. Oral biology deals with the microbiota and their interaction within the oral region. Research in oral health and systemic conditions concerns the effect of various systemic conditions on the oral cavity and conversely helps to diagnose various systemic conditions.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis
Author: Elaine A. Moore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN: 1476602336
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hepatitis Book Excerpt:

Hepatitis is a disease of the liver which affects millions of Americans each year. For most people, symptoms are mild and are resolved within a few weeks or months. For others, however, hepatitis is life-altering, becoming a chronic problem which causes irreparable internal damage. The diversity of causes—which range from bacteria and toxins to metabolic disorders—and their corresponding methods of transmission have made hepatitis a hard ailment to control. In recent years, vast progress has been made toward the identification, prevention and treatment of this disease. Combining scientific knowledge with practical concerns, this comprehensive guide provides a plethora of information on the broad class of diseases referred to by the collective term of hepatitis. With a view toward patient education, it discusses the history, symptoms, cause and disease course of hepatitis’ various forms. Covering Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B as well as more recently discovered varieties, the text examines immune system response to the disease and its effect on liver function. Non-infectious causes such as metabolic disorders are also discussed. Practical information regarding diagnostic laboratory and imaging tests as well as conventional and alternative treatments is provided. The final chapter lists a variety of resources for anyone dealing with the reality of the disease including books, CDC publications, hepatitis organizations and foundations, drug treatment financial assistance and transplant information. An extensive glossary of medical terms and an index are also included.

Baba s Kitchen Medicines

Baba s Kitchen Medicines
Author: Michael Mucz
Publsiher: University of Alberta
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 0888645147
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baba s Kitchen Medicines Book Excerpt:

An incomparable compendium of tinctures, poultices, salves, plasters, and tonics will fascinate and often mortify.

The Honey Prescription

The Honey Prescription
Author: Nathaniel Altman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-09
ISBN: 1594779570
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honey Prescription Book Excerpt:

Explores the latest scientific research on the healing powers of honey • Explains the physiological reasons why honey is so effective and includes recipes for honey-based remedies for many different ailments • Discusses the sacred role of bees from ancient Egypt to modern times and the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder (with methods for protecting hives) • Reveals the healing power of honey for many common problems--from burns, ulcers, and conjunctivitis to tooth decay, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis--and honey’s ability to kill superbugs like E. coli The use of honey as a healing agent is nothing new. It was an ingredient in medicinal compounds and cures made by Egyptian physicians 5,000 years ago, and its medical use has been found in other ancient practices from traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda to Mayan shamanism. In the past ten years there has been an explosion in scientific research on honey as medicine at universities, research centers, and medical clinics around the world. Presenting the very latest scientific and medical evidence of the healing properties of honey--including that from the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand--Nathaniel Altman explores the broad spectrum of medicinal uses of honey and how these remedies can be used safely at home as well as by licensed health practitioners. He includes an extensive selection of honey-based recipes that can be used to treat common health problems--from burns, conjuctivitis, and ulcers to tooth decay, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis. He explains the physiological reasons why honey is so effective in treating antibiotic-resistant diseases with no side effects and honey’s ability to kill “superbugs” like E. coli and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Drawing on centuries of material from historical and folk medicine sources, he also examines the sacred role of bees from ancient Egypt onward and the modern problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, including methods for protecting our precious hives.

Horticulture Plants for People and Places Volume 2

Horticulture  Plants for People and Places  Volume 2
Author: Geoffrey R. Dixon,David E. Aldous
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN: 9401785813
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horticulture Plants for People and Places Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

This Trilogy explains “What is Horticulture?”. Volume two of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places analyses in depth the scientific, managerial and ecological concepts which underpin Environmental Horticulture. Chapters describe: Horticulture and the Environment, Woody Ornamentals, Herbs and Pharmaceuticals, Urban Greening, Rural Trees, Urban Trees, Turfgrass Science, Interior and External Landscaping, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Organic Production. Each is written by leading international experts. Sustainable use of resources and careful conservation are critically essential for the continuation of life on this Planet. Achieving this is where horticulture, natural flora and fauna and the environment interact in achieving sustainable development. Horticulture is the fundamental partner of ecological and environmental science and provides an understanding of eco-system services. Live plant networks are essential for rural and urban life. They are integral parts of natural communities, the context of historic and modern architecture and a means for rejuvenating cities and uniting communities. Plants provide urban, peri-urban and rural employment, business and tourism opportunities, leisure, rest and relaxation. These facets of Environmental Horticulture are clearly described in this book.

Informal Healthcare in Contemporary Russia

Informal Healthcare in Contemporary Russia
Author: Yulia Krasheninnikova
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 3838269705
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informal Healthcare in Contemporary Russia Book Excerpt:

This volume deals with one of the most understudied aspects of everyday life in Russian society. Its main characters are the providers of goods and services to whom people turn for healthcare instead of official medical institutions. This encompasses a wide range of actors—from network marketing companies to 'folk' journals on health as well as healers, complementary medicine specialists, and religious organizations. Krasheninnikova's investigation pays particular attention to the legal, social, and economic status of informal healthcare providers. She demonstrates that these agents tend to flourish in bigger towns rather than in small settlements, where public healthcare is lacking. She also emphasizes the flexibility of boundaries between formal and informal healthcare due to the evolution of rules and regulations. The study reveals the important role of institutions that are generally not connected to alternative medicine, such as pharmacies, libraries, and church shops. This book is based on rich empirical observations and avoids both positive and critical assessment of the analyzed phenomena. The result is a vivid and thorough introduction to the world of self-medication and alternative healing in contemporary Russia.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999

Writer s Guide to Book Editors  Publishers  and Literary Agents  1998 1999
Author: Jeff Herman
Publsiher: Prima Lifestyles
Total Pages: 975
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780761510123
Category: Authors and publishers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999 Book Excerpt:

"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

Latex Laticifers and Their Products

Latex  Laticifers and Their Products
Author: Robert Nawrot
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 0081029950
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latex Laticifers and Their Products Book Excerpt:

Latex, Laticifers And Their Products, Volume 93 in the Advances in Botanical Research series, highlights new advances in the growing field of the latex of different plant species and a diversity of molecules produced by the plants within laticifers. The new volume presents timely chapters on the latest developments in Plant latex and latex-borne defense, Physiology and structure of laticifers, Low-molecular compounds of latex-bearing plants/Latex-based defense strategies against pests, Plant latex proteins and their functions, Latex and Laticifers as a Source of Useful Bioactive Compounds. Pharmacologically active compounds from latex of medicinal plants. Euphorbia latex biochemistry/ proteins, and more. Highlights new advances on physiology and structure of laticifers Focuses on the latest developments in latex-borne defense against herbivores and pathogens Includes the latest information on the diversity of molecules produced by different latex-bearing plants and a wide range of their activities and applications

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors
Author: Gale Group
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2003-05
ISBN: 9780787651961
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Authors Book Excerpt:

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional  Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Gerard Bodeker,World Health Organization,C. K. Ong,World Health Organization. Centre for Health Development
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789241562867
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This two-volume publication sets out information on traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, revealing people's belief in and dependence on different traditional health systems around the world. The map volume provides a visual representation of topics including the popularity of herbal/traditional medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, bone-setting, spiritual therapies, and others; national legislation and traditional medicine policy; public financing; legal recognition of traditional medicine practitioners; education and professional regulation. The text volume covers developments in this diverse and expanding field of medicine in 23 countries across the world, as well as overviews of the status in each of the six WHO regions.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choice Book Excerpt:

The New Oxygen Prescription

The New Oxygen Prescription
Author: Nathaniel Altman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1620556081
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Oxygen Prescription Book Excerpt:

A guide to the latest research in oxygen therapies and their use on the path to optimum health • Presents new clinical advancements and scientific findings from Cuba, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, and the United States • Explores the effectiveness of oxidative therapies for treating many conditions, including heart disease, cancer, HIV, hepatitis, diabetes, MS, macular degeneration, herniated discs, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, candida, emphysema, and eczema • Includes new research on oxidative therapies in veterinary medicine and dentistry, including its success in treating cavities and preventing infection Scientists now agree that most disease states are caused by oxygen starvation at a cellular level. Polluted air, devitalized foods, and poor breathing habits can all lead to chronic oxygen deficiency, a bodily environment in which toxins thrive as the overall immune response is weakened. Through oxidative therapies--the medical use of ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)--we can assist the body in generating the oxygen needed to oxidate viruses and bacteria as well as weak and sick tissue cells, so stronger and healthier cells can take their place. Presenting the latest advancements and clinical findings from Cuba, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, and the United States, as well as recommendations from the International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy (ISCO3), Nathaniel Altman explores the effectiveness of oxidative therapies for treating a wide range of conditions, including heart disease, herpes, HIV, diabetes, candida, tonsillitis, macular degeneration, herniated discs, burns, and arthritis. He shows how Cuban and Russian physicians have been successfully treating patients with heart disease with ozone therapy for decades and explains how ozone interacts with cells when introduced into the bloodstream, stimulating the body’s own ability to fight cancer, osteoporosis, and hepatitis. He investigates promising new studies on the use of ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapies to treat Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, emphysema, eczema, and sepsis and the potential for these therapies to successfully treat new diseases such as Ebola and Zika. The author also explores the expanding use of oxidative therapies in veterinary medicine and dentistry, including their success in treating cavities and preventing infection. Providing a detailed resource section, he explains how to combine oxidative therapies with holistic methods, such as fasting, detox therapies, herbal medicine, and nutritional healing, for a stronger start on the path to optimum health.

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine
Author: Michel S. Laguerre
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine Book Excerpt: