An Herbal Guide to Stress Relief: Gentle Remedies and Techniques for Healing and Calming the Nervous System

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jun 1, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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David Hoffmann, widely respected herbalist and author of Medical Herbalism, looks at stress and anxiety from a holistic perspective and shows how a wide variety of natural treatments can be used in alleviating the physical and mental problems caused by the stress of modern living. He also offers advice on the use of herbs in recovery from chemical dependencies and provides a therapeutic index dealing with stress-related diseases.
 

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Contents

Wholeness and Healing
9
THE ROLE OF HERBS
10
What Is Stress?
13
SCIENTIFIC THEORIES
14
RESPONSES TO STRESS
16
STRESS AND ILLNESS
21
How to Recognize Stress
25
Controlling Stress An Overview
31
Spiritual Integration
79
Managing StressInduced Illnesses
89
EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL RESPONSES TO PHYSICAL ILLNESS
90
DISEASE AND STRESS
94
List of Illnesses and Appropriate Remedies
95
Antianxiety Drugs How to Kick the Habit
139
SEDATIVES AND HYPNOTICS
140
MINOR TRANQUILIZERS
142

THE FOUR BRANCHES OF HEALING
32
THE RIGHT COMBINATION
34
Controlling Stress with Herbs and Related Remedies
37
AROMATHERAPY
47
BACH FLOWER THERAPY
50
HOMEOPATHY
54
Body Work
57
Psychological Techniques
69
How to Prepare Herbal Remedies
149
DRIED HERBS
150
Herbs Used for Stress Control
153
List of StressReducing Herbs
155
Selected Bibliography
185
Index
187
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David Hoffmann is a widely respected herbalist and lecturer who maintains a consulting practice in medical herbalism. He is the author of An Elders' Herbal, The Herbal Handbook, and The Holistic Herbal from Findhorn Press

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