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  • A Modern Herbal by Mrs M Grieve

    The medicinal, culinary, cosmetics and economic properties, cultivation and folklore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs, amd trees with all thier modern scientific uses

  • Aromatherapy Workshop by Nicole Perez

    Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of volatile essences that are extracted from plants. Combining explanatory text with a series of tables, this book on aromatherapy includes such topics as: holistic properties of the treatment; sense of smell and how to develop it; characteristics and extraction methods of 48 essential oils; and which oils to use and how to administer treatments.

  • Aromatherapy by Micheline Arcier

    This book gives a fascinating insight into aromatherapy as practised by Micheline Arcier at her Knightsbridge Clinic. Working with both Marguerite Maury and Dr. Jean Valnet, Micheline Arcier is considered to have been a leading authority on aromatherapy and her work has been an inspiration to many aromatherapists across the world. The book is beautifully illustrated with photos of Madame Arcier giving an aromatherapy treatment and there is a section on treating conditions such as stress, excess weight and pregnancy. A beautiful book that will be appreciated as an introduction to aromatherapy or by the experienced aromatherapist for the wisdom and enthusiasm which Micheline Arcier brought to her work.

  • Healing Massage for Babies and Toddlers by Julia Woodfield

    A loving touch and bodily contact is essential for the healthy development of all babies and toddlers. The methods discussed in this book will help to firmly establish the parent-child relationship. Parents of premature or sick newborns will find them particularly helpful, giving them the confidence to touch their children in ways which will aid their recovery. All techniques can be used in tandem with conventional methods. Julia Woodfield introduces different massage techniques, including the Leboyer, kangaroo and polarity methods. Other complementary therapies, such as Bach flower remedies, are also discussed. Photographs and illustrations help to demonstrate the different methods. This is an essential book for any parent who wants to know what they can do for the well-being of their child.

  • Home Nursing for Carers by Tineke van Benthiem

    Caring for a sick child or relative at home can be a daunting task, especially if longer-term care is involved. Advice on the best remedies and how to structure your care can be invaluable. This book covers all aspects of general home nursing, including the arrangement of the patient's room, meals, taking a temperature, and washing the patient. It also details numerous holistic treatments including herbal and plant remedies, baths, foot-baths, compresses and poultices. There are specific sections on pregnancy, birth, sleep, nursing the terminally ill and death. This is a comprehensive guide to holistic home care for those nursing children and adults through an illness.

  • Essential Guide to Natural Home Remedies by Penelope Ody

    Natural remedies are increasingly available over the counter--not just in health food stores but in pharmacies and supermarkets as well. Despite their growing popularity, ingredients are often unfamiliar and information on their effects can be hard to come by. Fortunately, many remedies can be made--safely and cheaply--at home, using herbs, wildflowers, and foods. But which of these simple remedies is helpful for which condition? How are they prepared? Are they best in teas, tinctures, or capsules? And how much of them should you take? "Essential Guide to Natural Home Remedies" steers the reader through these questions and more in four main sections: Using Herbs for Common Ailments; A Directory of Herbs and Healing Plants; Making and Buying Natural Remedies; and Growing and Storing Herbs. Advice on the home medicine chest, healthy houseplants, buying over-the-counter products, and consulting an herbalist complete this excellent essential guide. Penelope Ody, a member of Britain's National Institute of Medical Herbalists, is the author of 15 books on herbal topics, including "Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs" and "The Holistic Herbal Directory.

  • Aromatherapy and Your Emotions by Shirley Price

    New guide to using fragrance and essential oils to balance your emotions. Both our physical and mental health are effected by our emotions; whether we are happy or sad, jealous or angry, joyous or anxious – all have tell-tale signs displayed in our body. The brain’s emotional centres are highly receptive to scent and aromatherapy is a particularly safe and effective way to promote emotional well being. Aromatherapists use essential oils to rebalance our emotions, smoothe away negative emotional influences and encourage positive ones. The book shows how our emotions have a direct influence on physical health and advises on different scents which will de-stress, relax, cheer, uplift, or enhance passion for life. Find out how positive emotions can be evoked and negative emotions can be vanquished to produce a a positive effect on health and happiness.

  • Aromatherapy for Women and Children by Jane Dye

    Jane Dye initially trained as a Sports Therapist and went on to be trained by Robert Tisserand, who is recognised worldwide as a leading authority on aromatherapy. Together they founded the Tisserand Aromatherapy Institute to provide comprehensive training, education, publishing and research. She now lives on the edge of Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot hills with husband Tom and their daughter Josie. Jane runs a busy health food shop and aromatherapy practice and has shared her experiences in aromatherapy through her writing, broadcasting and through her work.

  • Once Upon a Touch by Mary Atkinson & Sandra Hooper