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Indian Healing

Author : Wolfgang G. Jilek
ISBN : UOM:39015008684394
Genre : Medical
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Examines the therapeutic potential of shamanic ceremonialism with particular reference to Indian tribes within BC.

American Indian Healing Arts

Author : E. Barrie Kavasch
ISBN : 9780307805065
Genre : Social Science
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American Indian Healing Arts is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe, effective earth remedies--many of which are now being confirmed by modern research. Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle, from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People's Dance. At the heart of the book are more than sixty easy-to-use herbal remedies--including soothing rubs for baby, a yucca face mask for troubled skin, relaxing teas, massage oils, natural insect repellents, and fragrant smudge sticks. There are also guidelines for assembling a basic American Indian medicine chest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Illustrated Guide To Ayurveda

Author : Gopi Warrier
ISBN : CHI:46611596
Genre : Medical
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Discusses the traditional wisdom and principles of Ayurveda; outlines an Ayruvedic lifestyle; and provides advice on diagnosis and treatment using Ayurveda


Author : Sally Morningstar
ISBN : 1859678971
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The traditional healing system of India, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular in the Western world. Rather than treating symptoms, it treats the whole patient, working as a preventative means of coping with imbalance and disease.'

Native Plants Native Healing

Author : Tis Mal Crow
ISBN : 9781570679865
Genre : Religion
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This book is a must for beginners and serious students of herbs and of Native American ways. This set of herbal teachings, which draws strongly from the Muscogee tradition, presents an understanding of the healing nature of plants for the first time in book form. In a time of expanding awareness of the potential of herbs, this work shines and beckons. Tis Mal examines common wild plants and in a clear and authoritative style explains how to identify, honor, select, and prepare them for use. Illustrated and indexed by plant name and medical topic.

Hollow Tree

Author : Herb Nabigon
ISBN : 9780773576254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Before discovering native healing methods, Herb Nabigon could not imagine a life without alcohol. His powerful autobiography, The Hollow Tree, tells the story of his struggle to overcome addiction with the help of the spiritual teachings and brotherly love of his elders. Nabigon had spent much of his life wrestling with self-destructive impulses, feelings of inferiority and resentment, and alcohol abuse when Eddie Bellerose, an Elder, introduced him to the ancient Cree teachings. With the help of healing methods drawn from the Four Sacred Directions, the refuge and revitalization offered by the sweat lodge, and native cultural practices such as the use of the pipe Nabigon was able to find sobriety. The Hollow Tree is one person's testament to the power of indigenous culture to heal. Herb Nabigon's healing journey guided him to a life of kindness, honesty, courage, and humility.

The Shaman

Author : John A. Grim
ISBN : 0806121068
Genre : Social Science
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Tribal peoples believe that the shaman experiences, absorbs, and communicates a special mode of power, sustaining and healing. This book discusses American Indian shamanic traditions, particularly those of the Woodland Ojibway, in terms drawn from the classical shamanism of Siberian peoples. Using a cultural-historical method, John A. Grim describes the spiritual formation of shamans, male and female, and elucidates the special religious experience that they transmit to their tribes. Writing as a historian of religion well acquainted with ethnological materials, Grim identifies four patterns in the shamanic experience: cosmology, tribal sanction, ritual reenactment, and trance experience. Relating those concepts to the Siberian and Ojibway experiences, he draws on mythology, sociology, anthropology, and psychology to paint a picture of shamanism that is both particularized and interpretative. As religious personalities, shamans are important today because of their singular ability to express symbolically the forces that animate the tribal cosmology. Often identifying themselves with primordial earth processes, shamans develop symbol systems drawn from the archetypal earth images that are vital to their psychic healing technique. This particular ability to resonate with the natural world is felt as an important need in our time. Those readers who identify with American Indians as they confront modern technological society will value this introduction to our native shamanic traditions and to the religious experience itself. The author's discussion of Ojibway practices is the most comprehensive short treatment available, written with a fine poetic feeling that reflects the literary expressiveness inherent in American Indian religion and thought.

Asceticism And Healing In Ancient India

Author : Kenneth G. Zysk
ISBN : 8120815289
Genre : History
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The rich Indian medical tradition is usually traced back to Sanskrit sources, the earliest of which cannot much antedate the common era. In this book Kenneth Zysk shows that Buddhist scriptures some centuries older than this contain abundant information about medical practice, and are our earliest evidence for a rational approach to medicine in India. He argues that Buddhism and the medical tradition were mutually supportive: that Buddhist monks and people associated with them contributed to the development of medicine, while their skills as physical as well as spiritual healers enhanced their reputation and popular support. Drawing on a wide range of textual, archaeological, and secondary sources, Zysk first presents an overview of the history of Indian Medicine in its religious context. He then examines primary literature from the Pali Buddhist Canon and from the Sanskrit treatises of Bhela, Caraka, and susruta. By close comparison of these two bodies of literature Zysk convincingly shows how the theories delineated in the medical classics actually became practice.

American Indian Medicine Ways

Author : Clifford E. Trafzer
ISBN : 9780816537174
Genre : History
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The book highlights American Indian spiritual leaders, miracle healings, and ceremonies that have influenced American history and shows their continued significance--Provided by publisher.

Healing And Mental Health For Native Americans

Author : Ethan Nebelkopf
ISBN : 9780759115392
Genre : Social Science
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Substance abuse, mental illness, and violence are a self-perpetuating vicious cycle in many Native American communities. In this book, the authors highlight the importance of eliminating health disparities and increasing the access of Native Americans to critical substance abuse and mental health services. Dedicated educators, researchers, and clinicians in the Native community demonstrate how practitioners can work within both the walls of western medicine and the circles of traditional healers, and promote healing through changes in the way we treat our sick_spiritually, traditionally, ceremonially, and scientifically_whether in rural areas, on reservations, or in cities. They emphasize the importance of non-profit community-based health organizations as nodes for community interaction and sources of mental health services for Native Americans in multi-tribal, multi-ethnic, and multi-racial urban areas. This excellent collection will be invaluable for medical and mental health professionals and the Native health community.

Histories Of Medicine And Healing In The Indian Ocean World Volume One

Author : Anna Winterbottom
ISBN : 9781137567574
Genre : History
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This interdisciplinary work, the first of two volumes, presents essays on various aspects of disease, medicine, and healing in different locations in and around the Indian Ocean from the ninth century to the early modern period. Themes include theoretical explanations for disease, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing in relation to diplomacy and colonialism, public health, and the health of slaves and migrant workers. Overall, the books argue that, throughout the period of study, the Indian Ocean has been the site of multiple interconnected medical interactions that may be viewed in the context of the environmental factors connecting the region. The two volumes are the first to use the Indian Ocean World as a geographical and conceptual framework for the study of disease. It will appeal to academics and graduate students working in the fields of medical and scientific history, as well as in the growing fields of Indian Ocean studies and global history.

Healing The Soul Wound

Author : Eduardo Duran
ISBN : 9780807773123
Genre : Education
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Eduardo Duran—a psychologist working in Indian country—draws on his own clinical experience to provide guidance to counselors working with Native Peoples. Translating theory into actual day-to-day practice, Duran presents case materials that illustrate effective intervention strategies for prevalent problems, including substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and internalized oppression. Offering a culture-specific approach that has profound implications for all counseling and therapy, this groundbreaking volume: Provides invaluable concepts and strategies that can be applied directly to practice. Outlines very different ways of serving American Indian clients, translating Western metaphor into Indigenous ideas that make sense to Native People. Presents a model in which patients have a relationship with the problems they are having, whether these are physical, mental, or spiritual. Includes a section in each chapter to help non-American Indian counselors generalize the concepts presented to use in their own practice in culturally sensitive ways. “Healing the Soul Wound is the most innovative and thought-provoking scholarship that I’ve read in a long time. . . . Taken seriously and applied, it represents a paradigm shift that will transform theory and practice.” —From the Foreword by Allen E. Ivey, Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) Eduardo Duran is the Director of Health and Wellness for the United Auburn Indian Community, Northern California.

American Indian Secrets Of Crystal Healing

Author : Luc Bourgault
ISBN : 0572022638
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Contains the teachings of the Apache and Cherokee tribes on crystal healing; information on: purification and care of crystals; the different ways of working; the three laws of healing; how to prepare the essences.

Aghor Medicine

Author : Ronald L. Barrett
ISBN : 9780520252189
Genre : History
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"Aghor Medicine moves seamlessly between an ethnography of religion and medical anthropology. The stories of suffering and renunciation, of collective experience that turn Indian hierarchy and discrimination upside down are quite marvelous. The writing is clear and direct and the interpretations balanced and scrupulously documented. Barrett has written one of the best accounts on local traditions "modernizing" in ways that combine indigenous significance with globally crucial changes that react against health and social inequalities."—Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University "Ronald Barrett's fine account of aghor medicine reveals essential characteristics of India's popular culture, and, since an ashram in California has an important role in the story, of American popular culture as well."—Charles Leslie, author of Death Row Letters (forthcoming)

Spirituality And Healing

Author : Wynne DuBray
ISBN : 1462085261
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In today's time, spiritual healing has become important. This book provides an overview of spiritual healing from a multicultural perspective, offering useful information for social workers and other human services practitioners for working with clients of color.

The New Healing Herbs

Author : Michael Castleman
ISBN : 1579543049
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The newly revised and updated reference guide to herbal medicine offers readers sound advice on how to use more than 100 popular plants for healing purposes.

The Garden Of Life

Author : Naveen Patnaik
ISBN : WISC:89052269206
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Looks at India's sacred, medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and aromatic plants, and discusses the application of seventy plants

Psychiatrists And Traditional Healers

Author : Mario Incayawar
ISBN : 0470741066
Genre : Medical
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This exceptional book responds to the intense current interest in defining and understanding the contribution of traditional medical knowledge and the intervention techniques of traditional healers to national mental health services around the world. First book on traditional healing and transcultural psychiatry Delineates the knowledge and clinical skills of traditional healers from diverse cultural areas around the world Describes the clinical and social roles of traditional healers in their communities and the challenges of constructing national mental health programs that include traditional knowledge and healing techniques Assesses issues on efficacy and safety of traditional healers' interventions Includes contributions from leading scholars in this field from South Africa, India, New Zealand, Andorra, Canada, USA, Italy, and the Quichua and Sioux Lakota Nations of South and North America Theme of culture versus science: The psychiatrists discuss the effects of local culture upon mental health and consider the impact, benefit and incorporation of traditional healing as a tool for the clinical psychiatrist. Easy to use with case studies and vignettes throughout and a glossary to explain any technical terms Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of a wide array of mental health trainees, researchers and professionals interested in cultural psychiatry in general and the role of traditional healers around the world.

Vital Healing

Author : Marc S. Micozzi
ISBN : 9781848191563
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy, "prana" in the Indian practice of Ayurveda, is the unifying concept that underpins all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia. He also draws parallels to mainstream Western medicine, and demonstrates how these therapies fit within the context of their own cultures and ours.

Learn How To Fight Psuedofolliculitis Barbae

Author : Industries LLC Beasarc Industries LLC
ISBN : 9781434357496
Genre : Health & Fitness
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You don't need a lot of money or a luxurious motor coach to camp in awesome surroundings while exploring America. Arlene and Charles Corby did it in a pop-up camper. Four days into retirement, they left with a full tank of gas and big dreams. Their schedule was to be in Savannah for St. Paddy's Day; New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival and San Antonio for Fiesta. Their trip lasted two years and covered 50,000 miles. From the heat of the Louisiana bayous to the cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean, adventure was at every turn. They found that traveling in a pop-up camper was economical, low maintenance, and a lot of fun. Share their journey and learn how to. *Adjust to life on the road *Make your camper a home *Live 24/7 with your mate and enjoy it! "This is a humorous, down-to-earth, book filled with useful information about camping life along the highways and by-ways of America. Even if you don't camp, you'll enjoy it." Frank Planes, Avid Camper and Photographer "Your enthusiasm comes through, both for travel and for life in general. Some descriptions have a lyrical brilliance that makes for enjoyable reading." Deanna Bennett, Leader, East Lake Writers Workshop Visit for pictures and camping links.

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