A guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and dermatological problems with practical instruction on how to perform treatment techniques. Thambirajah explains the energetic imbalances which cause skin diseases and the problems of early ageing, and describes how they can be treated successfully. Skin problems occur because the Blood, Qi, yin and yang of the body are not in balance and the book discusses how these can be balanced by acupuncture therapy. The therapy for a cosmetic problem has three steps: 1) to balance the body energies that cause the problem, 2) to treat the problem locally, 3) changing the diet and lifestyle of the patients with these problems. Concepts are accompanied with useful illustrations throughout, demonstrating the methods described. This second edition also contains new material on needling and massage techniques. This is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the topic for practising acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners.
We are re-defining the face of ageing on a daily basis, with the Baby Boom generation in the vanguard, followed by younger generations who are similarly intrigued by non-invasive natural solutions that are integrative rather than purely cosmetic. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture has begun to make an impact on popular culture and outmoded perceptions about the nature of authentic beauty and the ageing process. Acupuncturists who practice in this field are increasingly expected to have specialized training and knowledge, outside the customary parameters of the more traditional approaches. This book introduces a complete Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol that is comprehensive, effective and clearly organized, with illustrative color photographs and facial needling diagrams. Its strong constitutional components are unique, adhere to the principles of Chinese medicine, and are rooted in the three levels of treatment – Jing, Ying and Wei. A new and detailed Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol highlights acu-muscle points, Shen imbalances, lines and wrinkles, needling technique, relevant points and their locations. A comprehensive constitutional treatment approach A customized, modular topical herbal protocol that is enriched with the use of essential oils and natural cleansers, creams, etc. Practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the needling protocols with the topical herbs, jade rollers, gem eye discs, etc. A complete Constitutional Facial Acupuncture needling protocol for 12 problematic areas of the facial landscape, i.e., droopy eyelids, sagging neck, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, etc. Contraindications, benefits, and personal advice drawn from the author’s 30+ years of experience An essential text for students or practitioners of facial acupuncture, and also for those readers who are interested in the field of "healthy aging"
Based on Five Elements theory, this practical, fully illustrated guide to performing facial enhancement acupuncture (also known as cosmetic acupuncture, facial revitalisation or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) shows in detail the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used in this procedure. Facial enhancement acupuncture targets points and muscles of the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and general overall appearance, as well as addressing constitutional points on the legs, arms and body to balance and harmonise the inner elements. The author clearly explains the rationale behind the needling of each face and neck point, which are shown in colour illustrations. He also discusses the advantages of acupuncture over surgical intervention in dealing with wrinkles and sagging jaw lines, and a chapter is included on discussing treatment with prospective patients, follow up and after care. As well as significantly improving the cosmetic appearance, facial acupuncture also has a strong whole body effect on the health and wellbeing of the person treated, and has a long and distinguished history in Chinese medicine. The book is the perfect introduction for acupuncturists and acupuncture students who want to learn how to incorporate this alternative to surgical procedures into their practice.
The noted author of "The Cortisol Connection" offers an all-natural, inside-out approach to reversing wrinkles, preventing acne, and improving skin tone with an easy-to-follow program that incorporates diet, exercise, and natural products to control the cellular basis of aging.
Looking to put a spring in your step without overhauling your life? Discover 1001 ideas for keeping your body and mind youthful. With timeless anti-ageing tips including healthy foods, exercises, and brain training, you can maintain your zest for all areas of life with simple daily changes. Try classic rejuvenating recipes and morning meditation, as well as surprising tips such as volunteering, crafts, and even erotic poetry! Packed with hundreds of bite-sized self-help remedies and and key complementary therapies, Try It! Stay Young Naturally will keep you feeling fantastically youthful both inside and out.
Based on the ancient system of Chinese medicine, Japanese holistic face massage has been used for centuries to maintain a youthful complexion, reflect inner calm and promote longevity. This comprehensive introductory guide explains how to perform the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this treatment. Beginning with a brief account of the philosophy behind Japanese holistic face massage, including Ki/Qi/prana, acupressure and the Five Elements, and highlighting the importance of the skin, the book provides everything needed to understand how the treatment works. Fully-illustrated, it includes step-by-step instructions on the movements of the massage, explaining the effect they have on the energy flow and the benefits this can have on emotional and physical health. The book focuses on the health aspects of this type of massage and explores how it can provide a supplement to health professionals' work with specific ailments. This book will be an invaluable resource for massage therapists, hospice professionals, primary care professionals and anyone with an interest in massage and wellbeing.
In the last decade several hundred thousand microneedling treatments have been performed in the western world. Yet prior to 2000 it was an unheard of practice mulling around the back pages of dry scientific trials on drug absorption. So what changed? Interestingly in an industry often driven by hype and marketing, it is the results that microneedling can produce that are really setting it apart. 176 pages 2nd Edition 2015
Seven Keys to Rejuvenate is a powerful, holistic and comprehensive anti-aging guide for women that offers natural, lasting solutions for looking great and feeling great after 40. With the aim of going deeper than tackling your facial wrinkles, Seven Keys to Rejuvenate takes you on a journey of rejuvenation from the inside out. You are going to reclaim the youthful essence with which you can become positively ageless. You will not only look younger, you will feel younger! With Seven Keys to Rejuvenate, you will: Learn to adopt a positive attitude towards your age Renew your passion for life and reconnect with your authentic self Love yourself all over again and improve your body image Manage your stress, time and energy efficiently Use the power of laughter and human connection to thrive Nourish your body and brain for optimal performance and health Discover easy exercises and self-massages to stay vibrant and youthful Create your own beauty toolbox with natural products to take care of your body Forget about surgery, ditch the expensive creams, and learn natural solutions to reverse aging! Are you ready to join me? Chantal has brought together so many aspects of health, well-being, and awareness about energy, about mind, rejuvenation and beauty - all under one umbrella - the umbrella of her program. I recommend her program to women who want to learn about health of the body and mind so that they can create a lifestyle of happiness and well-being. Soorya Resels - Relationship expert at www.jackandsoorya.com
Asia is now at the forefront of the international spa movement with the creation of many of the world's finest luxury spas—most of which base their treatments on traditional Asian therapies and formulas. Drawing on the expertise of many of Asia's best therapists, doctors, and wellness experts from around the region, ultimate spa offers a comprehensive look at the finest spas in Asia and the unparalleled range of therapies they now offer. This spa pictorial not only describes Asia's best–known destination and day spas in detail, it delves deeply into the ancient wellness traditions of Ayurveda, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and other health and beauty secrets which are largely responsible for the phenomenal success of Asian spas today. The emphasis is on spiritual well–being and natural holistic curatives. All spas and photographs, many with extensive how–to sequences and detailed recipes and instructions. This book is a must–have for spa goers and spa professionals everywhere.
Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?
Celebrated author of The Green Beauty Guide Julie Gabriel presents a comprehensive yet simple book that brings all four corners of the natural beauty paradigm together: natural skincare, holistic nutrition, stress-relief, and healthy lifestyle. A holistic nutritionist, Gabriel teaches her reader how to 'eat yourself beautiful' using building blocks from a wholesome diet, and as a long-time beauty writer and editor, reveals why beauty-boosting changes to our everyday lifestyles are essential in helping us to discover the allure we are looking for. Holisitic Beauty from the Inside Out claims that true beauty radiates from inner physical and emotional harmony. Our body is equipped with a full set of tools to maintain and restore our intrinsic assets, and has enormous healing powers to rejuvenate our skin, hair, and nails. The book includes handy and straightforward lists of what products to avoid, what foods to eat, and natural recipes to use for skincare.
The HealthPoint™ Facelift book by Robert Redfern of Naturally Healthy Publications can show you how to improve your skin health and slow down the aging process using natural healing methods and techniques, along with following a healthy lifestyle.