Overview

This National Geographic health book provides portable answers to treating common ailments using proven natural therapies.
 
Runny nose, watery eyes, sinus headache? Don't reach for the Claritin. Instead, learn how to treat seasonal allergies with nasal lavage, a time-honored practice. Upset stomach? Forget chalky antacids; instead wear an acupressure wrist band or chew on a teaspoon of fennel, favored by Indians for combating the effects ...
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88 Natural Remedies: Ancient Healing Traditions for Modern Times

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Overview

This National Geographic health book provides portable answers to treating common ailments using proven natural therapies.
 
Runny nose, watery eyes, sinus headache? Don't reach for the Claritin. Instead, learn how to treat seasonal allergies with nasal lavage, a time-honored practice. Upset stomach? Forget chalky antacids; instead wear an acupressure wrist band or chew on a teaspoon of fennel, favored by Indians for combating the effects of spicy food. Fight insomnia with valerian root, the leading natural herb to promote quality sleep with no side effects.
 
Sections include:
 
· Acupressure (use a wrist band to relieve motion sickness, soothe sore feet, treat constipation, relieve wrist tension, alleviate headaches and neck tension, and more)
· Aromatherapy (De-stress in the tub, relieve a headache, scent a room to create a mood, mix a body oil, make a compress, and more)
· Ayurvedic Medicine (learn the Sanskrit history of "the science of life and longevity," how to evaluate practitioners, about ayurvedic "energy prints," and more)
· Breath Therapy (Relax with Wu, Do the 4-7-8 relaxation breath, strengthen diaphragm muscles, use the 20-Cycle Breath to improve concentration, and more)
· Herbs (Fennel, Peppermint, Valerian Root, Chamomile)
· Hydrotherapy (drink the correct amount of water for your body, fight a cold, treat a bruise, rub away fatigue, soothe a sunburn, and more)
· Massage Therapy (learn quickie massages to do on yourself to: release facial tension, relax your shoulders, help your hands, and release your lower back)
· Meditation (specific exercises designed to focus on your breath, chant, focus on touch, be mindful)
· Nasal Lavage and Steam Therapy (clears sinuses, relieves congestion)
· Qigong (a five-minute meditation to focus your qi energy, learn and practice the simple eight postures of qigong)
· Reflexology (follow instructions to perform a simple reflexology treatment that can be done anywhere to relax and invigorate your hands)
· Shiatsu (learn how to choose a good shiatsu practitioner, follow instructions to perform a full body shiatsu routine on yourself)
· Traditional Chinese Medicine (learn about herbs, heat, and cupping)
· Yoga (learn or perfect your chair pose, tree pose, and cobra)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426210471
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: National Geographic Shorts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 39
  • Sales rank: 102,705
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

DR. TIERAONA LOW DOG blends the wisdom of a Native American elder with the credentials of a medical doctor. A renowned speaker, she is Director of the Fellowship at Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and a leader in national health policy and regulatory issues.

DAN BUETTNER is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and the Today Show to discuss his Blue Zone research and has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years.

With more than 800 photo-illustrated articles to his credit, STEVEN FOSTER is respected internationally in the field of herbs and botanical photography. He is the author of six books, including National Geographic’s Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine, a 2007 New York Public Library “Best of Reference,” and three Peterson Field Guides.

National Geographic Fellow and Washington, D.C., chef BARTON SEAVER is an influential voice in the culinary world. As owner-chef of the sustainable seafood restaurant Hook, which made Bon Appétit’s Top 10 Eco-Friendly Restaurants, he became Esquire magazine’s 2009 “Chef of the Year.” Concerned now with linking food to broader socioeconomic, ecological, health, and cultural issues, his first book, For Cod and Country, came out in 2011.
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