The Healing Power of Ayurvedic Vital Point Massage
Author: Dr Ernst Schrott,Dr J. Ramanuja Raju,Stefan Schrott
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Category: Health & Fitness
The effective yet gentle 'Sukshma' technique, for working with the Marma points at the emotional as well as on the physical level, is fully described in this book. Marma Therapy - the art of treating specific vital points on the human body - is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify, strengthen and revitalize the body, for rejuvenation and relaxation or to release blocked energy. The authors explain the theoretical basis of Marma Therapy, and then provide a detailed, fully illustrated guide to its use. For each Marma point, the authors provide information about its significance, the Ayurvedic element it relates to, the most appropriate oils to use, and what it can be used to treat. Clear step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the techniques, and advice is also included for self-treatment. The authors explain how to strengthen the Marmas through yoga and use mudras to support and complement Marma treatment. Finally, they describe how to treat common physical and emotional conditions, from headache and back pain, to exam nerves and insomnia.
Author: S. V. Govindan
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Category: Marma (Vital body points)
In Ayruveda Marmas Are Mentioned. Susruta Samhita Deals With Marmas Elaborately. Those Who Practise Ayurvedic Massage Should Have The General Knowledge About Marmas. Now A Days The Acharyas Of Kalari Payattu (Martial Art) Know The Marmas And The Marma Treatment.In The Olden Days The Ayurvedic Doctors Had The Knowledge Of Some Marma Points Where They Used To Press And The Patient Became Unconscious And The Surgery Was Done. After The Operation Another Marma Point Was Pressed And The Patient Regained This Consciousness.If Any Marma Is Damaged The Body Gets Some Trouble. If Marmas Are Well Activated Some Diseases Can Be Cured. It Is Well Mentioned In This Book.
Energy Points in Yogic Healing
Author: David Frawley,Subhash Ranade,Avinash Lele
Publisher: Lotus Press
Category: Health & Fitness
This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West. It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.
Author: Vasant Lad
Based on Dr Lad's 40 years Ayurvedic clinical and classroom experience, this 30 card set is sourced from his popular Marma Therapy seminars. Each full colour flash card has a larger illustration with the name of the point and its location, for practice. The other side of the card has a more detailed illustration with the therapeutic applications of each point listed, for study. Contents: 23 anatomical cards with marma points; Healing through Energy Points; Emotions, the Organs, and Marma Points; Chakra Breathing and Sounds; Meditation for Self-Healing: So Hum; Empty Bowl Meditation; Guidelines for Touch and Pressure; Applying Essential Oils & Oil Selection. According to Dosha Included in the set are two meditations that Vasant Lad highly recommends. Additionally, instructions on sound therapy that balances the marma points according to the chakras is provided. Marma points useful for emotional healing are outlined as well as the proper essential oils for healing the doshas-vata, pitta, kapha-through marma point therapy. Flash cards are printed on a 16 point cardstock and coated with a UV protective coating, making them quite durable.
Author: Subhash Ranade,Rajan Rawat
Publisher: Lotus Press
Category: Health & Fitness
While a number of authors have written on "ayurvedic massage", most of them have not truly integrated the massage techniques into the science of ayurveda with the background and depth of knowledge of the authors in this volume. Dr. Ranade, one of the foremost authorities in the field of ayurveda, along with his co-author Dr. Rawat, himself an ayurvedic educator have integrated the principles of ayurveda at a level that can make the use of massage a serious therapeutic tool for the ayurvedic doctor or health practitioner. Ayurvedic massage has many unique features and advantages compared to many other types of massage therapy. Dramatic results can be obtained when the practitioner has the ability to adapt the massage technique according to body type, age, stage of the disorder or disease, as well as the general health of the digestion and the imbalances present in the client or patient. Most ayurvedic massage texts content themselves with differentiating the technique based on constitutional type of the body alone; while Drs. Ranade and Rawat, with their long-training and experience as professors and educators in the field, are able to provide insight and integration to the diverse aspects of this field to make it truly effective at a deeper level. In addition, they explain the different types of oils or other substances that can be used, as well as the circumstances and manner of determining which one is appropriate in a particular case. They describe how modifications to the stroke and direction of the stroke used can be applied based on the underlying circumstances unique to each client. The readers of this text will gain a background in ayurvedic theory, as well as applied therapy. Ayurvedic massage can be seen as a therapeutic tool in its own right as well as a predecessor to panchakarma treatment. For the first time the important concept of "marma massage" has been explained and described. This technique is extremely valuable and is becoming quite popular among practitioners of ayurveda both in India and abroad. A chapter on "Massage for Specific Diseases" highlights some important disease conditions for which the massage techniques can be very useful.
A Primer for Clinicians
Author: Aruna Bakhru
Publisher: CRC Press
While medical professionals continue to practice traditional allopathic medicine, the public has turned toward nutritional and integrative medical therapies, especially for addressing the proliferation of chronic diseases. Written by leaders in the academic and scientific world, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians presents various modalities to help restore health. This book provides users with a guide to evaluating and recommending nutritional and integrative therapies. The book offers insights on the microbiome of the human body, examines the relationship of human health to the microbiome of the food we ingest, and introduces the concept of "food as information." It provides enlightenment on anti-aging and healing modalities, mind–body medicine, and an investigation of psychological trauma as related to disease causation. Integrative therapies, including water, light, and sound therapy, are explored, and information on healing chronic disease through nutrition, the tooth–body connection, the role of toxins in disease causation, and electromagnetic field hypersensitivity, as well as its management, is presented.
Author: Susan Cressy
Category: Beauty culture
This edition has been updated to "cover new trends and includes the underpinning knowledge for the skills you will need in your practice as a beauty therapist. Covering areas such as nutrition and lifestyle, and spa treatments as well as all the main therapies, this book will support you in your day-to-day work. The anatmoy and physiology section has been completely revised to include extensive diagrams of all body systems." - back cover.
The Complete Mind Body Guide
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind, which became a national bestseller. The book described how breakthroughs in physics and medicine were underscoring the validity of a 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India known as Ayurveda ("the knowledge of life span" in Sanskrit). Perfect Health went on to describe how to apply the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to everyday life. In celebration of this classic work we have created this new edition, revised and updated to include the latest medical research. Although we experience our bodies as solid, they are in fact more like fires that are constantly being consumed and renewed. We grow new stomach linings every five days, for instance. Our skin is new every five weeks. Each year, fully 98 percent of the total number of atoms in our bodies is replaced. Ayurveda gives us the tools to intervene at this quantum level, where we are being created anew each day. Ayurveda tells us that freedom from sickness depends on contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. Perfect Health provides a complete step-by-step program of mind body medicine tailored to individual needs. A quiz identifies the reader's mind body type: thin, restless Vata; enterprising, efficient Pitta; tranquil, steady Kapha; or any combination of these three. This body type becomes the basis for a specific Ayurvedic program of diet, stress reduction, neuromuscular integration, exercise, and daily routines. The result is a total plan, tailor-made for each individual, to reestablish the body's essential balance with nature; to strengthen the mind body connection; and to use the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitations of disease and aging--in short, for achieving Perfect Health. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Patrick Coughlin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Series, this comprehensive resource offers brief, yet thorough coverage of alternative and complementary hands-on therapies, including Chiropractic, Healing Touch/Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and massage. Focusing on manipulative techniques and their therapeutic applications to common and un-common disorders, it addresses both Eastern and Western approaches to the discipline. Ideal for comparing and contrasting the various forms of manual therapeutics, it describes the basic philosophy and theories of the different methods, as well as the techniques themselves. It also provides an overview of the principal manual therapies practiced worldwide, the theories and rationale behind them, and practice algorithms.