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By Jacqueline Young

This ebook is for all those who find themselves keen to have an open but discerning brain approximately complementary medication. it's also committed, with thank you, to all my complementary drugs academics, sufferers, scholars, and co-workers. sure, we have to discover and learn complementary remedies in order that we will be able to be convinced approximately their safeguard and effectiveness. but even as we must always now not permit obstacles to be erected that could hinder new studying and deny entry to cures that may supply a strong therapeutic strength in our international.

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Other less well-established therapies are regarded by many as truly weird and wacky. These include crystal, colour, and light therapy, chakra healing, and so on. Yet each of these therapies also has many serious and committed practitioners and research may yet confirm their effectiveness. In this book, I aim to cover as many as I can of the therapies that you are likely to come across, or want to consider using, and to present a balanced view for each. Go to Part II to find out more about the traditional medical systems, to Part III for more on some of the most popular therapies, to Part IV for more on manipulation and massage therapies, or to Part V for healing and other mind/body therapies.

These signs may be changes in the appearance of your skin, hair, nails, eyes, and so on, or perhaps a bloated abdomen or swollen glands. All these signs may be linked to specific diseases or imbalances according to the various complementary medicine approaches. So, for a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, spots around the mouth would be linked to problems with the large intestine and digestion, according to the meridian pathways. Ridged nails may indicate a zinc deficiency to a nutritionist.

She lived on coffee, fizzy drinks, sugary sweets, pizzas, and ready meals. She was also unhappy in her job and felt stressed because she had the workload of two people after a colleague had left and not been replaced. Her sleep habits were also erratic because she often worked late into the night. Tongue diagnosis revealed nodules at the rear and a red tip, which are signs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that the person is under stress and has kidney/adrenal weakness. The adrenals are small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and control the release of the hormone adrenalin, which speeds up your heart rate and increases the oxygen supply to the muscles in times of need such as fight, flight, or fright.

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