Healing Systems: Alternatives and Choices

Healing Systems: Alternatives and Choices

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Item Code: IDE979
Author: Dr. O.P. Jaggi
Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8122202330
Pages: 208 (B & W Figures: 34)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.2" X 4.8"
Weight 190 gm

From the Jacket :

Healing Systems is a compact guide to holistic health care and complementary medicine. It tells you what different alternative therapies can and cannot do, profiles their limitations and strength, and explains the theory and the science of each therapy. Reassuring and life enhancing. Healing Systems will empower you to discover and support a healthier lifestyle and reach new levels of feeling good.

Alternatives & Choices Acupressure, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Allopathy, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training, Chiropractic, Colour Therapy, Emchi, Faith Healing, Flower Remedies, Homoeopathy, Hypnosis, Iridology, Magnetotherapy, Massage, Nature Cure, Osteopathy, Psychoanalysis, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Siddha Medicine, T'aiChi and Other Martial Arts, Unani Tibb, and Yoga.

The book explores a large number of healing systems which have been successfully practised in different civilisations, across all lands and cultures. The life supporting and life enriching role of these diverse practices has been accepted and acknowledged. Their underlying philosophies are no longer seen as different or separate from modern medicine. These alternative health-care choices are increasingly filling in where medications and surgery may not be appropriate or desirable, specially in chronic diseases.

This book will empower you to take charge of your health and lifestyle. Health and healing are dynamic, living process unique to each individual. The book will encourage and help you to find a healing process or processes best suited to your health-care requirements. It will enable you to find out what works (and what doesn't work) in improving your overall health. Knowing yourself, and what it takes for you to be well, will help you to live your daily life in a health-enhancing way.

About the Author:

Prof. Dr O.P. Jaggi, an eminent medical scientist, is the former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and the Head of the Department of Clinical Research at Vallabh Bhai Patel Chest Institute one of the leading research institutes in Asia. He has served as Senior Consultant Physician to the Government of Nigeria. He is the President of the Foundation for Total Health-Care and President of Self-Care for Asthma Foundation.

During his professional life extending over 30 years, he has been an ardent advocate of preventive medicine and of demystifying medicine and medical facts. He has travelled widely and researched on health problems under different environments. Though a student and a practitioner of the Modern System of Medicine, he has nurtured a keen interest in alternative systems of medicine and healing arts, and their complementary role in preventing and treating health problems.

He is the author of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in India, a 15 volume project which is regarded as an authoritative work on the subject. His other books are listed on pate 208 of this book. He lives in Delhi and commands a flourishing practice as a consultant physician, specializing in allergies and respiratory problems.

CONTENTS

Health and Healing
Feeling Better, Living Longer
7
Allopathy
A Scientific Appraoch
11
Homoeopathy
Gentle and Safe
29
Ayurveda
Fundamentals of Healthy Living
47
Siddha Medicine
Healing with Metals and Minerals
60
Emchi
Tibetan System of Healing
64
Unani Tibb
Treating Individual Temperaments
69
Nature Cure
Healing from Within
80
Yoga
Holistic View of Life
95
Faith Healing
A Non-Medical Approach
108
Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Treatment
116
Acupressure
Safe Relief from Aches and Pains
125
Reflexology
Foot Massage for Self-Healing
130
Chiropractic
Spinal Manipulation for Health
133
Osteopathy
Dynamic Healing
137
Massage
Hands That Comfort
140
Alexander Technique
Better Posture, Better Health
144
Rolfing
Restoring the Body's Balance
148
Hypnosis
Healing Psychosomatic Disorders
152
Psychoanalysis
Uncovering the Past, healing the Present
159
Biofeedback Training
Mastering Body Reflexes
163
Aromatherapy
The Magic of Essential Oils
170
Magnetotherapy
A Drugless Therapy
178
T'ai Chi and Other Martial Arts
Tranquil Spirit, Strong Body
184
Iridology
Reflecting Your Health
189
Reiki
The Healing 'Touch'
192
Colour Therapy
Revitalising Your Energy
195
Flower Remedies
Restoring Natural Harmony
202
Glossary 205

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