The Complete Book of Relaxation Techniques

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Here are more than 30 relaxation therapies for those suffering from common symptoms such as aches and pains, digestive problems, and depression. A selection of Rodale's Prevention Book Club.

Develop your own anti-stress program from over 30 techniques, each one illustrated and explained, including massage, rolfing, aromatherapy, sound therapy, yoga, t'ai chi chuan, TENS, herbalism, color therapy, crystal and gem therapy, and more.

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Overview

Here are more than 30 relaxation therapies for those suffering from common symptoms such as aches and pains, digestive problems, and depression. A selection of Rodale's Prevention Book Club.

Develop your own anti-stress program from over 30 techniques, each one illustrated and explained, including massage, rolfing, aromatherapy, sound therapy, yoga, t'ai chi chuan, TENS, herbalism, color therapy, crystal and gem therapy, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882606085
  • Publisher: People's Medical Society
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 7.49 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Stress and Relaxation
Why do we Need to Relax 8
Assessing your Stress 10
Relaxation Techniques 14
Personal Programs 15
Symptom and Therapy Flowcharts
Aches & Pains 38
Digestive Problems 40
Palpitations 42
Worry & Fuss 44
Insomnia & Fatigue 46
Hidden Problems 48
Anger 50
Depression 52
Basic Relaxation Techniques
Basic Relaxation Technique 56
Breathing Techniques 60
Posture 64
Warming-up and Stretching Exercises 66
Relaxation Techniques
Massage 72
Aromatherapy 80
Smell Therapy 82
Acupressure/Do-in/Shiatsu 84
Reflexology 86
Metamorphic Therapy 89
Hydrotherapy 90
Floatation Tank 92
Negative Ion or Air Ionization Therapy 94
TENS Therapy 96
Sound Therapy 97
T'ai Chi Chuan 98
Yin and Yang 101
The Alexander Technique 102
The Feldenkrais Method 108
Yoga 110
Meditation 118
Autosuggestion/Coueism 120
Autogenic Therapy 121
Visualization Therapy 122
Self-Healing 124
Self-Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy 126
Biofeedback 129
Nutritional Medicine 130
Naturopathy 134
Herbalism 136
Evening Primrose Oil 137
Homeopathy 138
Bach Flower Remedies 141
Color Therapy 142
Chakras 145
Crystal and Gem Therapy 146
Dance Therapy and Eurhythmy 147
Music Therapy 148
Art Therapy 150
Pattern and Pyramid Therapy 152
Index 154
Credits 157
Other PMS Books 158
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