Woman as Healer

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Shambhala #ad - Drawing on the disciplines of history, botany, jeanne achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, and the behavioral sciences, archaeology, anthropology, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions.

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A Woman's Worth

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Ballantine Books #ad - Drawing deeply and candidly on her own experiences, relationships and sex, children and careers, the author illuminates her thought-provoking positions on such issues as beauty and age, and the reassurance and reassertion of the feminine in a patriarchal society. Cutting across class, race, and gender, religion,  A Woman's Worth speaks powerfully and persuasively to a generation in need of healing, and in search of harmony.

With a woman's worth, spiritually enlightening wisdom that energized her landmark work, Marianne Williamson turns her charismatic voice—and the same empowering, A Return to Love— to exploring the crucial role of women in the world today.

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Witches, Midwives, & Nurses Second Edition: A History of Women Healers Contemporary Classics

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The Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - In this new edition, barbara ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. This quick history brings us up-to-date, alternative medicine, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, and modern-day witches.

As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, first published by the feminist press in 1973, and Nurses, Midwives, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters.

Witches, Midwives, & Nurses Second Edition: A History of Women Healers Contemporary Classics #ad - They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine.

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The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future---Updated With a New Epilogue

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HarperOne #ad - May be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes. La weeklythe chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. Now with an updated epilogue celebrating the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking and increasingly relevent book. It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained.

It provides verification that a better future is possible—and is in fact firmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past.

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For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women

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Anchor #ad - Even domesticity, the most popular prescription for a safe environment for woman, spawned legions of “scientific” experts. Women are entering the medical and scientific professions in greater numbers but as recent research shows, experts continue to use pseudoscience to tell women how to live. Among the experts’ diagnoses and remedies: menstruation was an illness requiring seclusion; pregnancy, a disabling condition; and higher education, a threat to long-term health of the uterus.

Barbara ehrenreich and dierdre English has never lost faith in science itself, butinsist that we hold those who interpret it to higher standards. For her own good provides today’s readers with an indispensable dose of informed skepticism. Since the the nineteenth century, professionals have been invoking scientific expertise to prescribe what women should do for their own good.

For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women #ad - . This women's history classic brilliantly exposed the constraints imposed on women in the name of science and exposes the myths used to control them. From clitoridectomies to tame women’s behavior in the nineteenth century to the censure of a generation of mothers as castrators in the 1950s, doctors have not hesitated to intervene in women’s sexual, emotional, and maternal lives.

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Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine

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Shambhala #ad - Drawing on art, anthropology, history, science, and medicine, Imagery in Healing offers a highly readable overview of the profound and complex relationship between the imagination and the body. In imagery in healing, Achterberg explores in detail the role of the imagination in the healing process. In imagery in healing, jeanne achterberg brings together modern scientific research and the practices of the earliest healers to support her claim that imagery is the world's oldest and most powerful healing resource.

She then traces the history of the use of imagery within Western medicine, biofeedback, including a look at contemporary examples of how health care professionals have drawn on the power of the imagination through such methods as hypnosis, and the placebo effect. The book has become a classic in the field of alternative medicine and continues to be read by new generations of health care professionals and lay people.

Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine #ad - She begins with an exploration of the tradition of shamanism, body, " surveying this time-honored way of touching the nexus of the mind, "the medicine of the imagination, and soul. Ultimately, achterberg looks to the science of immunology to uncover the most effective ground for visualization, and she presents data demonstrating how imagery can have a direct and profound impact on the workings of the immune system.

. This influential book shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can have a positive influence on the course of disease and can help patients to cope with pain.

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The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It

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Random House #ad - She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescription drug prices. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers. Zeroing in on hugely successful drugs like azt the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS, Taxol the best-selling cancer drug in history, and the blockbuster allergy drug Claritin, Dr.

Angell demonstrates exactly how new products are brought to market. Marcia angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. Angell exposes the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become–and argues for essential, long-overdue change. Currently americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs.

Now, hard-hitting new book, in this bold, Dr. They also flood the market with copycat drugs that cost a lot more than the drugs they mimic but are no more effective. The american pharmaceutical industry needs to be saved, mainly from itself, and Dr. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs.

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It #ad - Angell proposes a program of vital reforms, which includes restoring impartiality to clinical research and severing the ties between drug companies and medical education. Drug companies, she shows, routinely rely on publicly funded institutions for their basic research; they rig clinical trials to make their products look better than they are; and they use their legions of lawyers to stretch out government-granted exclusive marketing rights for years.

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Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

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Skyhorse #ad - Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated. With thorough knowledge of the uses and effects of these healing traditions, readers can then move on to featured recipes for herbal remedies they can make in their home kitchens.

Following bellebuono’s instructions, wound pastes, arthritis oils, relaxing bath salts, face masks, readers will produce remedies such as soothing lip balms, and revitalizing teas. Women healers of the world shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, challenges, as well as the stories, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present—all of whom promote the use of medicinal herbs.

Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine #ad - Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history of these techniques and approaches.

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany.

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E-Book - Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine

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Saunders #ad - Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of complementary, and integrative Medicine, Alternative, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world.

With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, health, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, and science fields!Coverage of CAI therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment.

Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U. S. Such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi.

E-Book - Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine #ad - A unique history of cai traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. Suggested readings and references on the companion website list the best resources for further research and study. New! added chapters offer fresh perspective on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine.

New! updated chapters feature new content and topics, stress management, psychometric evaluation, CAI in the community, placebo effect, East and Southeast Asia, legal issues, including: challenges in integrative medicine, and much more!NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, and native North and South America deliver the latest information.

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The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

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Bantam #ad - A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, from prehistoric african rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, for women’s shamanic powers.

Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs• Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles• Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts• Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practiceFilled with illuminating stories and illustrations, she reveals:• The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy• The female forms of dream witnessing, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine #ad - This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women.

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Pocketful of Miracles: Prayer, Meditations, and Affirmations to Nurture Your Spirit Every Day of the Year

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Through daily meditations and exercises, Borysenko helps us to let go of fear and realize the light of peace. From the new york times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind comes a powerful collection of spiritual activities that we can use every day in order to create miracles in our lives.

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