Healing Wise

Author: Susun S. Weed

Publisher: Ash Tree Pub

ISBN: 9780961462024

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

View: 8440


Healing Wise sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with the Heroic and Scientific views of healing. "Weeds draw us into ancient wisdom in a clear and refreshing way," says herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. I see the Wise Woman. She carries a blanket of compassion. She wears a robe of wisdom. From her shoulders, a mantle of power flows. She ties the threads of our lives together. I see the Wise Woman. And she sees me. Seven herbs -- burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet -- are explored in depth. Each monograph includes the "voice" of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for harvesting and preparation, properties and uses for every part of the herb, pertinent facts, fun folklore, and recipes for gourmet foodstuffs, wines, beers, cosmetics, and more.


Natural Remedies for Extraordinary Health and Self-Healing

Author: Wise Betty

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1642793949

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 85

View: 6135


Lupus shares Wise Bettys #MeNow movement to not only help those with Lupus find their path to ultimate healing and success in their health and well-being, but also to learn the best natural practices from those who have traveled the road ahead of them.Being diagnosed with Lupus can be terrifying. People are told they will get better if they do just what the doctors say. But what happens when they dont? What happens when the symptoms get worse? Wise Betty has lived with Lupus all her adult life. Along the way, she has learned of many natural remedies that have led her to full remission. Lupus details those remedies for readers with Lupus and other autoimmune diseases, while also inviting them into Wises #MeNow community, a self-healing movement bringing together patients walking similar paths of self-healing. In Lupus, readers learn why its called the disease of a thousand faces, why most people with Lupus never heal their symptoms (and how to be different), what science and evidence-based medicine reveal the most successful Lupus patients do, and more! The journey to a better self is just beginning.,

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469097

Category: Cooking

Page: 534

View: 4180


This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world.

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections

Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551373

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 9963


A guide to the natural treatment of two of the most common and damaging coinfections of Lyme disease--Bartonella and Mycoplasma • Reveals how these conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate Lyme treatment, and cause a host of symptoms--from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction • Outlines natural treatments for both infections, with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system • Reviews the latest scientific research on Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective Each year Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Nearly 35 million people in the United States are asymptomatically infected with each of these pathogens, and at least 10 percent will become symptomatic every year--with symptoms ranging from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction. Distilling hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific research on Bartonella, Mycoplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how all three can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these coinfections create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled response in much the same way that rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Detailing effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments.

Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy

Author: David Gentilcore

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041990

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3664


Explores the wide range of healers and forms of healing in the southern half of the Italian peninsula that was the kingdom of Naples between 1600 and 1800. By adopting the point of view of the sick people themselves, it uncovers religious and popular ideas about disease and its causation and cures. The training, preparation and practice of all healers is discussed, against a backdrop of growing attempts by the medical and ecclesiastical elites to limit their activities within bounds considered acceptable.

Abundantly Well

The Complementary Integrated Medical Revolution

Author: Susun S. Weed

Publisher: Wise Woman Herbal

ISBN: 9781888123227

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 5573


It’s all there: Seven Medicines to help you be abundantly well, make sense of medicine, and get the health care you need and deserve. Chapter Six, on Pharmaceutical Medicine, includes a dozen two-page spreads comparing the effects of common modern drugs to herbal remedies. It is illustrated with magical drawings, meticulously indexed, assiduously researched, and rich with recipes, lore, and startling scientific support for the Complementary Integrated Medicine Revolution.

Tending Inner Gardens

The Healing Art of Feminist Psychotherapy

Author: Lesley I Shore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317764064

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 1434


Tending Inner Gardens: The Healing Art of Feminist Psychotherapy transforms the theory and practice of psychotherapy, one that values both the feminine and masculine perspectives. Set within a naturalistic framework, this model utilizes nature’s growing and healing processes. It proposes nature’s seasonal cycles as a model for the psychotherapy process, and author Lesley Irene Shore introduces nature’s seasonal cycle as a model for successful psychotherapy and demonstrates how to tune techniques to the rhythms of each season. Dr. Shore speaks with the voice of an experienced psychotherapist, sharing her struggles with therapeutic dilemmas and addressing issues common to every practitioner. She refuses to present simple solutions to the difficult process of helping people grow, yet offers new ways of thinking about this work. Readers will find this a healing book--for themselves as well as for their clients. The book covers relationship issues as well as the use of language, hypnosis, dreams, and creativity. Specific areas readers learn about include: language--teaches therapists to differentiate between questions that address conscious regions of the mind and ones which communicate with less conscious processes. metaphor--describes ways of working with metaphors to access less conscious processes trauma--explores the effects of psychological trauma and offers tools for healing its wounds psychotherapy process--uses nature’s seasonal cycle to chart the process of psychotherapy Tending Inner Gardens transcends the artificial dichotomies currently characterizing much psychological thought. Psychotherapists will be interested in the natural model of psychotherapy which integrates a wide range of ideas and theories, especially the sections on the psychotherapy relationship, dreams, creativity, working with metaphors, language, and the process of psychotherapy. Interesting case studies illuminate this material. Students can benefit from seeing how the tools of psychotherapy are integrated with the art. Laypeople will enjoy reading about Dr. Shore’s personal evolution as a therapist, her life on Harmony Farm, and her cases, which are discussed in detail. While this book is primarily geared toward a professional audience, it attracts a wide range of readers. It should be read by experienced psychotherapists, faculty members, and practitioners, as well as those in training. This would generally include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, and related professions. And while the book presents a primarily verbal, psychodynamic approach toward healing, its theoretical conceptualization will appeal to professionals in healing traditions such as art therapy, massage therapy, and expressive therapy.

The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners

The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants

Author: Wolf D. Storl

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945296

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 4287


Traditional herbalists or wise women were not only good botanists or pharmacologists; they were also shamanic practitioners and keepers of occult knowledge about the powerful properties of plants. Traveling back to the healing arts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers deep into this world, through the leechcraft of heathen society and witches’ herb bundles to the cloister gardens of the Middle Ages. It also examines herbal medicine today in the traditional Chinese apothecary, the Indian ayurvedic system, homeopathy, and Native American medicine. Balancing the mystical with the practical, author Wolf Storl explains how to become an herbalist, from collecting material to distilling and administering medicines. He includes authoritative advice on herb gardening, as well as a holistic inventory of plants used for purposes both benign and malign, from herbs for cooking, healing, beauty, and body care to psychedelic plants, witches’ salves for opening alternative realities, and poisonous herbs that can induce madness or cause death. Storl also describes traditional “women’s plants” and their uses: dyeing cloth, spinning and weaving, or whipping up love potions. The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners is written for professional and amateur herbalists as well as gardeners, urban homesteaders, and plantspeople interested in these rich ancient traditions.

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585176

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 6256


The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

Down There

Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way

Author: Susun S. Weed

Publisher: Ash Tree Pub

ISBN: 9781888123135

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 467

View: 9142


Covering men's and women's topics, this is a "full range of integrative, alternative, and orthodox options, including herbal, homeopathic, and energy medicines."