Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide to the Human Body

Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide to the Human Body

by Pip Waller


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556438653
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 261,769
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Pip Waller is a medical herbalist, massage therapist, and plant spirit medicine and shamanic practitioner. She has taught at the Blarney Centre of Acupuncture and Reflexology in Ireland and currently teaches at the Academy of Natural Health in London and at the Meridian School of Massage in Birmingham. She lives in Wales, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Section 1 How the Body Works 1

Chapter 1 An Orientation to the Human Body 3

Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Life 15

Chapter 3 Cells and Tissues-Histology 32

Chapter 4 Between Within and Without-The Skin or Integumentary System 53

Chapter 5 Them Bones, Them Bones?Them Dry Bones-The Skeletal System 63

Chapter 6 Movement-The Muscular System 81

Chapter 7 Transport-Circulation and Blood in the Cardiovascular System 89

Chapter 8 Drainage-The Lymphatic System 114

Chapter 9 The Army and the Cleaners-The Immune System 119

Chapter 10 Breathing-The Respiratory System 135

Chapter 11 Eating and Food Processing-The Digestive System and Diet 146

Chapter 12 The Liver 175

Chapter 13 Water Works-The Urinary System 183

Chapter 14 Wiring-The Nervous System 191

Chapter 15 Glands and Hormones-The Endocrine System 215

Chapter 16 The Birds and the Bees-The Reproductive System 229

Chapter 17 Experiencing the Outside World-The Special Senses and Touch 260

Chapter 18 From Newborn to Elder-Development and Aging 272

Chapter 19 Interrelationships-How the Systems (and Everything) Inter Connect 279

Chapter 20 Dropping the Robe-Death and Dying 292

Section 2 Health and Disease 305

Chapter 21 A Brief Introduction to Western Pathology 307

Chapter 22 Toward a Holistic Paradigm 317

Chapter 23 Emotional Health-Mind-Body Connections 327

Appendix A A Brief Introduction to Five Element Traditional Chinese Medicine-A Complete Holistic System 340

Appendix B Spiritual Cause of Disease-The Shamanic Perspective 353

Resources 359

Notes 367

Index 375

About the Author 397

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