Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lost Secrets of AyurVedic Acupuncture or Fearless


Author: Frank Ros

Ayurvedic Acupuncture is based upon the Suchi Veda, a 3,000 year old Vedic text which, in the Ayurvedic system, is the Science of Acupuncture. It has been practiced as an accessory therapy since it was used in conjunction with other forms to effect healing. It belongs more correctly to the branch of surgery, one of the eight medical disciplines of Ayurveda.

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Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women

Author: Paul Henry Danylewich

"Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women" is an extensive manual that offers a unique balance of practical advice on personal safety and an array of self-defence strategies, with an academic exploration of the psychology of offenders and victims. While presenting the reader with detailed self-defence material, including strategies for safety awareness and effective physical and non-physical resistance techniques, Paul Henry Danylewich investigates the social patterns of sexual assault and domestic violence using the material from interviews with 50 sex offenders, as well as the resources provided by law enforcement agencies, rape crisis centres, hospitals, and public safety organizations in North America.

Written by the director of White Tiger Street Defense, a group specializing in safety issues for women, "Fearless" offers clear instruction on physical and non-physical self-defence strategies. The two principles guiding this manual are that women in general are not conditioned or socialized adequately to defend themselves in threatening situations, and, more generally, that knowledge is power. Danylewich offers prevention tips to reduce the individual's chances of becoming the target of an aggressor and debunks myths surrounding sexual assault. He describes in detail the techniques for reducing the likelihood of being victimized in various circumstances, including: dating relationships and parties, while driving alone, working late, walking alone, taking public transit, and at home when answering the phone or the front door. To help women learn these easy and effective techniques, the guide is packed with over 140 action photo illustrations.

"Fearless" contains information every woman should have to help her live more safely and with less fear. This guide is a complete personal safety manual that can empower women with the resources necessary to help recognise and avoid potentially violent situations.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

AA to Z or Steps of Transformation

AA to Z: An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture

Author: Christopher Cavanaugh

AA to Z is the first book to document the richness and diversity of the lives of recovering people and to provide an encyclopedic look at this unique subculture. Less self-help than enlightenment and entertainment, AA to Z is comprised of real-life stories of recovering addicts as well as an "addictionary" of recovery terminology. Everything from the well-known slogan "One Day at a Time" to more esoteric terms like "pigeon" (a lovingly insulting term for a newcomer to the program) and "Wharf Rats" (sober Deadheads) is explained with clarity, insight, and humor. Conversational, witty, and engaging, AA to Z is a must-have for all 12-step participants and their loved ones, and it offers the uninitiated a fascinating firsthand look at one of the most influential yet least-documented cultural movements of our time.

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AA to Z is a reader-friendly paperback chock full of useful information for new Alcoholics Anonymous participants, students of 12-step programs, and the general reader curious to know how such programs operate. Cavanaugh, managing editor for Reader's Digest General Books, presents a brief overview of AA's beginnings, its connection to the Oxford movement, and its enduring steps to sobriety. "Through the years," Cavanaugh states, "the people who live a 12-step life have formed a unique culture, with a language, history, and set of customs all its own. This book attempts to document that culture." Introductory comments are followed by "Jack's Story," a prototype of addiction and recovery, as well as an alphabetic "addictionary" of AA jargon. In A Sponsorship Guide, which is set up in interview format, a group of 17 active, experienced sponsors, primarily from New York City and the West Coast, comment on issues such as same-sex sponsorship, the place of friendship in a sponsor/sponsee relationship, gay sponsorship, and qualities of a good sponsor. Each of the 12 steps is discussed, as well as various methods for working them with sponsees. Readers are assured that there are many ways to be an effective sponsor and that no one path to success exists. Included are a suggested reading list and step worksheets. Although the author remains anonymous, she reveals that she is a Los Angeles screenwriter and director.Catherine T. Charvat, John Marshall Lib., Alexandria, Va.

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Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps

Author: Meletios Webber

Addictions and struggles with the passions are rampant in our culture. Fr. Meletios Webber, an Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to understand addiction and explores ways to overcome it. He clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In correlating the Twelve Steps with basic Orthodox theology, Fr. Mel identifies the implication of the Twelve Steps for Orthodox, and for all Christians. Using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, he shows how the Steps can be a valuable resource for our own spiritual journey.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Multicoloured Mayhem or Arthritis Survival

Multicoloured Mayhem: Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescence, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Author: Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Amongst them, Luke (author of Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome) has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has AD/HD, Ben has autism, and Matthew has dyspraxia and dyslexia. Life is anything but straightforward, but the chaos of the Jacksons' lives is threaded through with humour and common sense. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, her book vividly explains what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers.

Table of Contents:
2Meet the Jacksons18
3An Autism Cocktail24
5Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)74
6Asperger Syndrome103
7Family Fun126
8Sibling Situations147
10Holidays: Coping with Change183
11Put Safety First205
12The Parents' Survival Guide223
13A Conclusion to the Chaos237
AppDiagnostic Criteria (With apologies to those of you like Luke who feel that either you or your children are actually not 'disordered' at all!)239
Useful Websites246
Recommended Reading250

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Arthritis Survival: The Holistic Medical Treatment Program for Osteoarthritis

Author: Robert S Ivker

The only arthritis guide you'll ever need-from the author of the landmark health classic Sinus Survival.

Arthritis can be healed. But the healing will not arise from adopting a single miracle treatment or taking a magical herb or pill. Living successfully with arthritis can be achieved by the simple, committed lifestyle changes and combination of healthful natural and traditional treatments explored in easy-to-understand detail in Robert S. Ivker's Arthritis Survival.

The twenty-one million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis are often also suffering from unhealthy nutritional, physical, and even emotional lifestyles. Yet too frequently they are told simply to reach into their medicine cabinet for a cure. While conventional medicine plays an invaluable role in alleviating the symptoms of this disease, the Arthritis Survival program will help readers truly relieve their pain and replace it with a feeling of wellness and hope.

In meticulous and easily understood detail, Arthritis Survival begins with a "quick fix" guide that outlines the herbs, vitamins, and other substances that can begin to relieve pain right away. Dr. Ivker then lays out a program of lifestyle changes-from exercise, to eating choices, to emotional factors-that will help readers to gain mastery over arthritis. He provides specific recipes for healthful eating, a wellness self-test, and an extensive guide to resources that will allow readers to further shape their own arthritis survival program. Resource guide. Index.

Author Biography: Robert S. Ivker, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a clinical instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association. Todd H. Nelson, N.D., is a widely recognized naturopathic physician and the director of the Tree of Life Wellness Center in Colorado.

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Here are two new titles offering natural or holistic approaches to the treatment of arthritis. Alternative health writer Brown (Nature's Pharmacy) uses her research and her own bout with arthritis and fibromyalgia to argue that arthritis can be reversed. Her theory is that joint disease is caused by poor nutrition, the build-up of toxins in joints, stress, and energy blockage. Brown describes how she rejected conventional medicine's treatment anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone, and surgery and instead, after some research, began a trial-and-error, self-treating "eclectic protocol" that included fasting, detoxification with niacin, supplements, clay packs, diet, yoga, and relaxation. She provides detailed chapters on these and other therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and copper bracelets for gout, arthritis, and the soft-tissue rheumatic diseases. Brown also lists over 23 pages of references to papers and books on both conventional and alternative medicine. Much of the information Brown offers is not new, and some of it is incorrect or flawed by her interpretation. For instance, she describes fibromyalgia as an autoimmune disease, but the American College of Rheumatology does not classify it as autoimmune or inflammatory in nature. Furthermore, by her own admission, she developed a plan by trial and error that worked for reasons she cannot pinpoint. Not an essential purchase. Ivker, a clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, and alternative health author (Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine) joined with naturopath Nelson to develop a holistic self-care program, the "Arthritis Survival Program," that offers "therapeutic options for treating, preventing, and possibly curing osteoarthritis." In a clear and readable style, the first chapter, "The Quick Fix," outlines the essentials of the program and describes herbs and vitamins that can relieve arthritis pain immediately. With Chapter 4, the book goes into the details of the program, addressing the multiple causes of arthritis (unhealthy diet and nutrition, poor sleep, stress, inactivity, environmental causes, negative beliefs and attitudes, etc.). True to their holistic approach, the authors offer chapters dedicated to "Healing Your Body," "Healing Your Mind," and "Healing Your Spirit." These chapters and the worksheets for symptoms, advice on supplements, a Wellness Self-Test, menus, and recipes reinforce the concise information found in Chapter 1. The authors are not reluctant to suggest that there are times when conventional or alternative professional practitioners need to be consulted for care and assistance in safely and effectively using some therapies. These two books handle the healing process similarly, but Ivker and Nelson's training and credentials make them more qualified to interpret and apply available evidence. Recommended for consumer health collections. Lisa McCormick, Health Sciences Lib., Jewish Hosp., Cincinnati Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In the Beat of a Heart or Can I Still Kiss You

In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature

Author: John Humphreys Whitfield

"Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how all the living creatures of the world - from the tiny amoeba to the vast rain forest - are constructed, providing a fresh perspective on the essential interconnectivity of living systems." "This revolutionary theory explains a variety of phenomena, helping us understand why a shrew eats its bodyweight in food each day, why a mammal's heart beats about 1 billion times in its lifetime, why there are no trees as tall as the Eiffel Tower, and why more species live at the Earth's equator than at its poles. By looking at how living things use energy, we can answer these and a myriad of other intriguing questions." In the Beat of a Heart combines biography, history and science, and nature writing to capture the exciting advances - and the people who are making them - that are triggering a revolution as potentially important to biology as Newton's insights were to physics.

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Why are there 700 species of North American birds instead of seven? Why do the tropics have more species than the polar regions? If different species-whether tree, bear, or bacterium-are subject to the same physical laws, is there a general unified theory of biology? Freelance science writer Whitfield tackles these questions by exploring the role of energy and metabolism as the unifying force in nature. Writing in an engaging style, he describes the work and lives of key scientists whose often controversial ideas also help contribute answers. While similar to Kevin J. Gaston and Tim M. Blackburn's Pattern and Process in Macroecology, which is suitable for a more academic audience, Whitfield's book does not overwhelm the reader with innumerable scientific studies and details. Instead, it gives a glimpse of the history and science behind the search for a new theory explaining the simplicity and complexity of life. Recommended for all libraries.-Teresa U. Berry, Univ. of Tennessee Libs., Knoxville Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Can I Still Kiss You?: Answering Your Children's Questions About Cancer

Author: Neil Russell

As a successful, loving father, Neil Russell had to deal with one of the mostdifficult and important responsibilities he had ever faced as a parent: speaking to his children about his cancer. Diagnosed at age 47 when his children were only 11 and 13, this is Neil's emotional account of the disease's life-changing impact on himself and his family. Can I Still Kiss You? is both informative narrative and interactive journal; it will help parents speak to their children about the cancer that has come into their lives.

The prospect of sitting down with a child in an attempt to make sense out of a disease that we barely understand ourselves is daunting. Russell provides a chapter-by-chapter series of questions and answers dealing with diagnosis, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy during and after treatment. Through his own experience and research he presents clear, straightforward questions followed by answers that are understandable to children. Additional space encourages parents to add personal responses to children and children to write back expressing fears, concerns or encouragement-in essence, a "message board" for sharing emotions that are difficult to articulate. Some of the questions he addresses are: What is cancer?, When I get older will I get cancer because you did?, and Can I still kiss you?

This insightful book ends with a warm and powerful essay written by Neil's son, Trevor. Can I Still Kiss You? reveals the remarkable inner strength and courage of a family dealing with a parent in need.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Forbidden Drugs or Healing by Design

Forbidden Drugs

Author: Philip Robson

This new edition of Forbidden Drugs details the various illicit drugs and their effects, and considers the reasons people use them and become addicted, the risks involved, and treatments for drug-related problems. The new edition includes additional chapters on drugs that have been illegal in the past, or still are in some countries, such as alcohol and tobacco, and a new chapter on drug use in sport. The style and format of the book have also been changed to make it more reader friendly, and to give it greater appeal to a wider audience.

Table of Contents:
ch. 1Why use drugs?1
ch. 2The consequences of drug use19
ch. 3Alcohol35
ch. 4Tobacco54
ch. 5Cannabis66
ch. 6Cocaine, amphetamines, and other stimulants87
ch. 7Psychedelics and hallucinogens109
ch. 8The inhalants127
ch. 9Ecstasy and other 'party drugs'137
ch. 10Anabolic steroids150
ch. 11Tranquillizers and sleeping pills155
ch. 12Heroin and the opioids170
ch. 13The nature of addiction197
ch. 14Helping problem drug users217
ch. 15Drug policy - a time for change?239
Selected bibliography and references260

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Healing by Design

Author: Scott Hannen

Radically restore your body's health by tapping into its built-in healing mechanisms. Learn how your body works, how to take control of your healing, and how to maintain your God-given health like never before. This is good health made easy! Whether you have a chronic degenerative condition, ADHD, a neurological problem, or are dealing with trauma, childhood obesity, or any other type of health issue, Dr. Hannen demonstrates how your body can heal itself when proper balance is restored. Updated and expanded to include in-depth personal application, this revised edition arms you with the tools you need to make better health choices for yourself and your family. Get ready! Everything you once believed regarding health care is about to change.