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This easy-to-read book combines the ancient wisdom of herbal medicine, the more modern applications of homeopathy, the expertise of conventional medicine, the gentle effectiveness of aromatherapy, tried-and-true nutritional common sense, and a few basic physical exercises to promote good health among people of all ages. Remedies prescribed in conventional medicine, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, and warning signs telling readers when to call their doctor are listed for scores of diseases and maladies. Separate illustrated pages are devoted to both mild and serious problems-everything from temporary headaches, constipation, stress, and heartburn to asthma, varicose veins, arthritis, menstrual problems, tonsillitis, whooping-cough, and measles. Also recommended are first aid treatments for cuts, burns, bruises, and sprains, ways to alleviate motion sickness, and much more. Lists of effective home remedies and dietary recommendations are also given, helping to make this a quick-reference handbook that belongs in every household. Full-color illustrations throughout.
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A naturopath and osteopath, along with other holistic practitioners, provides a home reference to conventional, herbal and other alternative remedies for common disorders in a colorful, tabbed, spiral-bound format. Resource addresses are the only references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764153143
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 8
The Immune System 11
Infections 12
Allergies 14
Fever 16
Influenza 18
Sore throat 20
Shingles 22
Cold sores 24
The Nervous System 25
Neuralgia 26
Headaches 28
Migraine 30
Fatigue 32
Chronic fatigue syndrome 34
Stress 36
Insomnia 38
Seasonal affective disorder 40
The Respiratory System 41
Congestion 42
Common cold 44
Coughs and bronchitis 46
Hay fever 48
Sinusitis 50
Asthma 52
Hiccups 54
The Circulatory System 55
Anemia 56
Chilblains/Frostbite 58
Varicose veins 60
Restless legs 62
Bones and Muscles 63
Back pain 64
Arthritis 66
Osteoarthritis 68
Osteoporosis 70
Rheumatism 72
Cramp 74
Repetitive strain injury 76
The Digestive System 77
Heartburn 78
Indigestion 80
Nausea 82
Abdominal pain 84
Flatulence 86
Gallbladder problems 88
Worms and parasites 90
Peptic ulcers 92
Irritable bowel syndrome 94
Constipation 96
Diarrhea 98
Weight problems 100
Gastroenteritis 102
Gastritis 104
The Reproductive System 105
Menstrual problems 106
Premenstrual syndrome 108
Menopause 110
Yeast infections 112
Fibroids 114
The Excretory System 115
Hemorrhoids 116
Cystitis 118
Bedwetting 120
The Senses 121
Acne 122
Boils 124
Warts 126
Corns and calluses 128
Cellulite 130
Dermatitis 132
Eczema 134
Hives 136
Psoriasis 138
Ringworm 140
Hair problems 142
Earache 144
Bad breath 146
Canker sores 148
Gingivitis 150
Toothache 152
Conjunctivitis 154
Styes 156
Childhood Illnesses 157
Tonsillitis 158
Measles 160
German measles 162
Mumps 164
Chicken pox 166
Whooping cough 168
Scarlet fever 170
First Aid 172
Cuts 173
Bruises 174
Black eyes 175
Bites 176
Stings 177
Burns 178
Sunburn 179
Sprains 180
Fractures 181
Nosebleeds 182
Splinters 183
Motion sickness 184
Fainting 185
A Practical Home Pharmacy 186
Herbal remedies: basic methods 186
Herbs mentioned 188
20 most useful herbal remedies 190
20 most useful conventional remedies 192
Homeopathy 194
20 most useful homeopathic remedies 195
Aromatherapy 196
20 most useful aromatherapeutic oils 197
20 most useful healing foods 198
Food combining (the Hay diet) 200
The exclusion diet 201
Home medicine chest 202
Useful addresses 203
Index 205
Contributors 208
Caution buttons
Conventional Medicine
Homeopathic Remedies
Herbal Remedies
Nutrition
Aromatherapy
General Warning
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