La milenaria medicina china ha demostrado a través de los siglos su enorme eficacia para tratar enfermedades y dolores de un modo rápido y seguro, siendo la digitopuntura, es decir, la presión con los dedos en determinados puntos del cuerpo, una forma sencilla y sumamente efectiva de tratamiento que uno puede practicar con los demás y consigo mismo. Basada en la ciencia de los meridianos y avalada por siglos de experiencia, este libro pone la digitopuntura al alcance de todos de un modo nunca antes expuesto al lector occidental. En esta obra el autor, un especialista reconocido internacionalmente, explica de forma fácil la localización de 40 puntos fundamentales en el tratamiento de numerosas dolencias comunes y cómo ejercer sobre ellos la digitopuntura. Dolores de muelas, de cabeza o de espalda, problemas articulares, estomacales o sexuales, insomnio, falta de vigor, alergias, rinitis o diarreas entre otras muchas y comunes dolencias, pueden ser tratadas y espectacularmente mejoradas por medio de esta sencilla práctica. Asimismo, conocimientos básicos de la medicina china y su concepción de la salud y enfermedad son tratados con amenidad y gran sentido didáctico. En resumen, un libro enormemente útil que le ayudará a mejorar su vida y la de los suyos.
An understanding of acu-points is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acu-points. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. A Practical Guide to Acu-Points presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners.
A guide to applying the power and wisdom of Chinese Medicine to Bach Flower Therapy • Includes detailed write-ups about the indications and effects of each of the original 38 Bach flower remedies according to Chinese Medicine • Explains the relationships between specific emotions, symptoms, and regions of the body according to Chinese Medicine • Offers a complementary method of Flower Essence evaluation using physical conditions to access the emotions Bach flower essences provide excellent tools for balancing energetic disturbances generated by emotions. Yet people often have trouble clearly expressing their feelings and emotions, making selection of a specific flower essence difficult. Drawing upon the centuries-old relationships established in Chinese Medicine between emotions and physical disorders, Pablo Noriega shows how to use a person’s descriptions of their complaints and chronic conditions combined with Flower-type personality traits to diagnose which flower essence to prescribe in each unique case. The author includes a full primer on Chinese Medicine, exploring in detail the main principles: Yin and Yang; the Five Elements and their associated Organs; Blood and Energy; the Virtues, the behaviors that can strengthen the Elements; and the Psyches, the energetic spirit of each Organ. He reveals the direct correspondences between specific emotions, symptoms, and regions of the body and how the Flowers help regulate Spirit and work on the emotional foundations of many common chronic disorders. Providing detailed profiles about each of the original 38 Bach flower remedies according to Chinese Medicine, Noriega explains how to prescribe flower essences for prevention of predisposed conditions, for healing of acute and chronic ailments, and for disorders that arise from stagnant energy and yin-yang imbalances. Offering flower essence therapists new possibilities for evaluation and treatment, this guide also helps Chinese Medicine practitioners incorporate Flower Essences into their practice.
The Acupressure Atlas
Author: Bernard C. Kolster, Astrid Waskowiak
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
A fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to acupressure • Provides acupressure treatments tailored for a wide variety of health disorders, including back pain, heart and circulatory problems, and even the common cold • Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color for self-treatment or treatment of a partner • A simultaneous hardcover and paperback release Trouble sleeping, sensitive stomach, headaches, joint problems, allergies: Sensory ailments such as these have been steadily increasing in Western countries for decades. Acupressure--massage along the body’s meridians in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine--can effectively prevent and treat all of these disorders, and more. 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. Acupressure confers a holistic health benefit that prevents disorder from arising by harmonizing and balancing the body’s energies. It is particularly suited to self-treatment, the treatment of a partner, and especially the treatment of children. 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.
Author: Julio Cortazar
Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
The Human Condition
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Rob Shepherd
The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, “the theorist of beginnings,” whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations—from totalitarianism to revolution. A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions—continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of its original publication, contains Margaret Canovan’s 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely.
Reading the Body
Author: Wataru Ohashi, Tom Monte
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
A fascinating guide to self-awareness and living well through the Oriental technique of shiatsu. Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook, but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.
Nature'¬?s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and mental well-being. With this as its primary tenet, STAYING HEALTHY WITH THE SEASONS revolutionized the fields of preventive and integrated medicine when it was first published in 1981, and introduced a seasonal approach to nutrition, disease prevention, and mind-and-body fitness. A leading practitioner of the season-based lifestyle theory, Dr. Elson Haas provides simple, logical advice for achieving glowing good health: Bring the mind and body into balance with the earth, and consume a diet that emphasizes in-season, chemical-free foods. Joining Western and Eastern medicines with seasonal nutrition, herbology, and exercise practices, this timeless classic, revised for the 21st century, provides the keys to staying healthy from spring right on through winter. A landmark text in mind/body health and seasonal nutrition, revised for the new millennium, with a new introduction, updated resources, and extended appendices. Makes seasonal recommendations for detoxification, diet, and exercise programs. Previous edition has sold over 125,000 copies.
Atlas of Acupuncture
Author: Claudia Focks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Providing clear information on the full range of acupuncture points and main channels in a systematic and clear way, this acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but can also be used by experienced practitioners to extend their knowledge.
The Book of Daniel
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.
The Labours of Hercules
Author: Alice A. Bailey
Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies
The Labours of Hercules - an astrological interpretation by Alice Bailey, gives a vivid account of the journey of the soul as it incarnates progressively through the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The labours that Hercules is required to perform symbolise the specific challenges that face all disciples as they seek to equip themselves to better serve their fellow human beings. It is an excellent introduction to a more esoteric understanding of astrology.
The Healing Code
Author: Alexander Loyd
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
THE HEALING CODE is your healing kit for life--to heal the issues you know about, and the ones you don't. In 2001, Dr. Alex Loyd discovered how to activate a physical function built into the body that consistently and predictably removes the source of 95% of all illness and disease so that the neuro-immune system takes over its job of healing whatever is wrong with the body. His findings were validated by tests and by the thousands of people from all over the world who have used The Healing Codes system to heal virtually any physical, emotional, or relational issue, as well as realize breakthroughs in success. His testing also revealed that there is a "Universal Healing Code" that will heal most issues for most people. In this book you will get that Universal Healing Code, which takes only minutes to do. The book also includes: The Seven Secrets of life, health, and prosperity The 10-second Instant Impact technique for defusing daily stress The Heart Issues Finder, the only test that identifies your source issues in a succinct personalized report.