Healing Secrets of the Native Americans: Herbs, Remedies and Practices that Restore the Body, Refresh the Mind, and Rebuild the Spirit

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In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's successful Chinese Natural Cures, Healing Secrets of the Native Americans brings the age-old knowledge and trusted techniques of Native-American healing to a wider audience. From this clear, reliable, and beautifully packaged book, learn how Native Americans have used the bountiful gifts of nature to heal the mind, the body, and the spirit. Discover how the Native-American tradition uses plants and herbs, heat, movement and sound, visualization, and spirituality to ...

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Overview

In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's successful Chinese Natural Cures, Healing Secrets of the Native Americans brings the age-old knowledge and trusted techniques of Native-American healing to a wider audience. From this clear, reliable, and beautifully packaged book, learn how Native Americans have used the bountiful gifts of nature to heal the mind, the body, and the spirit. Discover how the Native-American tradition uses plants and herbs, heat, movement and sound, visualization, and spirituality to heal dozens of everyday ailments and illnesses—from back pain to insect bites to flu and sore throat and much more.

Broken into sections, the book covers such topics as "The Healing Spirit" (including dream therapy, spirituality, and prayer), "The Native American Spa" (healing with heat, massage, sound and movement, and nutrition), "The Native American Pharmacy" (including more than 40 herbs and plants, how to obtain them, and how to use them), plus remedies for more than 40 ailments from acne to wrinkles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579123925
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 286,297
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Porter Shimer is a health and fitness author who has written several books on natural ways to conquer pain, lose weight, and achieve a healthier life.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Doctors of the Earth 8
Chapter 1 The Healing Spirit 14
Health as a Family Affair
Healing with Kindness
Spirituality and Prayer: The Power of Faith
Dream Therapy: Using the Mind to Heal
Shamans: The Makers of Miracles
Death: The Ultimate Life Experience
Chapter 2 The Native American Spa 30
The Healing Power of Heat
Health at Your Fingertips: The Power of Massage
Healthy Visions: Seeing Yourself Well
The Healing Power of Sound and Movement
Native American Nutrition
Chapter 3 The Native American Pharmacy 44
The Healing Herbs They Trusted Most
Aloe
Bearberry
Black Cohosh
Black Haw
Corn
Dandelion
Echinacea
Fennel
Garlic
Ginseng
Goldenrod
Goldenseal
Gravelroot
Hawthorn
Hops
Horsetail
Juniper
Lady's Slipper
Licorice
Magnolia
Milkweed
Mullein
Nettle
Oak
Oats
Oregon Grape
Peppermint
Pine
Plantain
Purslane
Raspberry
Sage
Sassafras
Squaw Weed
Valerian
Violet
Watercress
White Poplar
Wild Rose
Willow
Wormwood
Yarrow
Chapter 4 Making It Work for You 122
Preparing Herbs
Herbal Remedies and Your Child
Gathering Herbs
Drying and Storing Herbs
Remedies for Common Ailments
Acne
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Back Pain
Bad Breath
Bruises
Burns
Colic
Colds
Constipation
Coughs
Depression
Diarrhea
Earache
Fatigue
Fever
Flatulence
Gum Disease
Headaches
Hemorrhoids
High Blood Pressure
Indigestion
Inflammation
Insect Bites
Insomnia
Itchy Skin
Memory Loss
Menopausal Problems
Menstrual Pain
Nausea and Vomiting
Prostate Enlargement
Skin Conditions
Sore Throat
Sprains
Varicose Veins
Wrinkles
Yeast Infections
Afterword 193
Appendix I Native American Sacred Places 195
Appendix II Herbal Shopping Guide 199
Appendix III Internet Resources 203
Bibliography 205
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