Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine by Karen Lee Fontaine RN MSN

By Karen Lee Fontaine RN MSN

The international of different medication will be an intimidating and complicated position - there are such a lot of diverse practices all claiming good fortune for more advantageous future health. Absolute Beginner's consultant to substitute Medicine publications you thru the hype to the guts of other remedy, aiding you find which substitute is correct for you. it truly is an easy-to-follow accomplished source, masking cures as varied as chinese language medication, aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, biofeedback, dream learn, natural treatments, meditation, Ayuredic drugs, homeopathy, yoga, prayer, and masses more.

Written in easy-to-understand language, this publication starts off with the fundamentals, masking the advantages of each one remedy in addition to issues to monitor out for. then you methods to discover a certified practitioner, how diagnoses are made in every one box, and what remedies paintings top for which diseases. the writer additionally spells out how numerous cures are utilized in conjunction with conventional Western scientific therapy in complementary drugs. locate the simplest substitute treatment on your way of life and healthiness wishes with Absolute Beginner's consultant to replacement Medicine!

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This theory is known as the Five Phases Theory (wu-hsing). Five elements—fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—represent movement or energies that succeed one another in a dynamic relationship and in a continuous cycle of birth, life, and death. These elements do not represent static objects, since even mountains and rivers change constantly with time. In the Five Phases Theory, it is not the substances themselves that are important, but rather how they work together to make up the essential life force or chi.

Five elements—fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—represent movement or energies that succeed one another in a dynamic relationship and in a continuous cycle of birth, life, and death. These elements do not represent static objects, since even mountains and rivers change constantly with time. In the Five Phases Theory, it is not the substances themselves that are important, but rather how they work together to make up the essential life force or chi. The rhythm of events resembles a circle known as the Creation Cycle.

When people have an excess of yin they may be sluggish, laid back, calm, slightly overweight, and emotionally sensitive. To balance these overly yin tendencies, yang foods are added to the diet to help activate the metabolism and provide more energy. People experiencing an excess of yang may be tense, loud, hyperactive, and aggressive. By adding yin foods to their diets, internal tension can be cooled. 2 for a list of common foods and their thermal effects on the body. 2 Thermal Properties of Some Common Foods Cooling Pork, duck, eggs, clams, crab, millet, barley, wheat, lettuce, celery, broccoli, spinach, tomato, banana, watermelon, asparagus, ice cream, soy sauce Neutral Beef, beef liver, rabbit, sardines, yam, rice, corn, rye, potato, beet, turnip, carrot, lemon, apple Warming Tuna, turkey, salmon, lamb, venison, chicken, chicken liver, shrimp, trout, oats, cabbage, squash, kale, scallion, celery, ginger, sugar, garlic, pepper TCM practitioners recommend certain foods for balancing and improving a variety of conditions.

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