Recognizing and treating the most common disorders
Author: Sergio Maria Francardo
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
This invaluable book not only provides practical suggestions and advice regarding common medical issues and ailments, but also presents the fundamental principles of anthroposophic medicine. It explains the underlying picture of disorders in the human organism and the therapeutic approach of anthroposophic medical practice, giving answers to the questions that, in an ideal world, a patient would like to discuss at length with his or her doctor. Anthroposophic Medicine for all the Family illustrates some of the key remedies and procedures used in the treatment of common ailments as diverse as influenza, asthma, menstrual pain, sunburn, hypertension and childhood illnesses. It provides support for anyone seeking to improve their health whilst involving the reader in a conscious process of healing and self-development.
Recognizing and Treating the Most Common Disorders
Author: Sergio Maria Francardo
What are the principles underlying anthroposophic medicine? What is its vision of disorders and what is its therapeutic approach? This book stems from the need to provide answers to all those questions that a patient would like to ask when seeing his doctor, but which in those circumstances cannot be addressed in a comprehensive manner. Giving concrete responses to such questions and illustrating some of the remedies and procedures used in the treatment of common ailments provides a help to patients to "improve" their health, involving them in a conscious process of healing and enhancing their individuality.
The Western Herbal Tradition provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of the use of plant medicines through 2000 years of history from Dioscorides to the present day. It follows each of the 27 herbs through a wide range of key sources from European, Arabic and American traditions including Greek, Roman and Renaissance texts. A rich discussion of the historical texts is balanced with current application and research. The herbs have been selected on the basis of common use by practising herbalists. Each illustrated monograph contains: Species, identification and botanical description A study of the characterisation and medicinal use of the plants consistently drawn from featured herbals which includes the authors’ own translations from the Latin Assessment of past and current texts in the transmission of herbal knowledge Consideration of traditional therapeutics, including humoral and physiomedical approaches Suggestions towards a modern experiential approach through Goethean methodology Current evidence on pharmacological constituents Review of evidence on safety Recommendations for internal and external uses, prescribing and dosage Excellent illustrations accompany each monograph to aid learning First book to cover broader historical perspective and discussions of issues surrounding each herb Written by leading experts who are well known in the field Includes some monographs of which there is little material already available The bibliographic evidence provided could support applications for registration of Herbal Medicinal Products under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive An excellent valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine
Explains how skin reflects and reacts to our entire being - physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. This book outlines a series of viable lifestyle changes and holistic treatments that can dramatically improve appearance in a single month and help to achieve lasting, authentic beauty.