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Health and Healing Books

Reference books on Alternative Medicine and Health, including Natural Cure, Materia Medica, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Massage and a lot more.

Part I: Natural Cure

-Natural Cure Books
Reference books on Natural Healing and Cure

Part II: Diet and Nutrition

-Diet and Nutrition Books
Reference books on Diet and Nutrition.

Part III: Herbal Medicine

-Herbal Medicine Books
Reference books on Herbs and Herbal Medicine.

Part IV: Disease Treatment

-Cancer Books
Reference books on the disease of cancer, its diagnosis and treatments
-Disease Books
Reference books on diseases and its treatments.
-Manual Of Psychiatry | by Aaron J. Rosanoff
In the course of the World War I unprecedented opportunities enabled psychiatry to make great strides. The movement for mental hygiene is developing direction, organization, and force. Psychiatrists no longer confine their activities within the walls of institutions for the insane, but are constantly organizing connections with general hospitals, schools, charitable organizations, courts of law, penal institutions, etc.

Part V: Materia Medica & Homeopathy

-Materia Medica Books
Reference books on materia medica pharmacology and therapeutics.
-Homeopathy Books
Reference books on Homeopathy.

Part VI: Aromatherapy

-The Volatile Oils Vol1 | E. Gildemeister
It is only within the last few decades that the former empiric manufacture of volatile oils has been placed on a scientific basis, which has enabled it to develop into an independent branch of chemical industry. During the period of transition in which this branch still finds itself, those factories which have done pioneer work, both scientifically and technically, as well as those which use the oils in various manufactures, are often compelled to suffer from the competition of inferior and adulterated products. As a matter of fact, the proper understanding of the estimation and appreciation of quality and purity of the much used volatile oils is not as common as is desirable for industry, commerce and the trades. The principal cause for this condition is the fact that the recent chemical investigations and their application to the arts have not yet been generally offered in suitable form...
-The Volatile Oils Vol2 | E. Gildemeister
416 essential oils are covered in detail in this volume. The essential oils are enumerated in the order in which the respective plants appear classified by A. Engler in his "Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien". This second volume presents the oils up to and including those of the Zygophyllacese and of part of the Rutacese.
-A Research On The Eucalypts Especially In Regard To Their Essential Oils | by Richard T. Baker, Henry G. Smith
The continual applications received by us, during the last few years, for further data concerning the physical and chemical properties and commercial possibilities of the oil products of the Eucalypts-than those given in the first edition, which has now been out of print for some time-were the chief incentives which moved us to place our latest researches on these wonderful trees into the present book form.

Part VII: Reference Materials

-The London Medical Dictionary Vol1 | by Bartholomew Parr
Including, under distinct heads, every branch of medicine, viz. anatomy, physiology, and pathology, the practice of physic and surgery, therapeutics, and materia medica; with whatever relates to medicine in natural philosophy, chemistry, and natural history
-Household Companion: The Family Doctor
This book tells how to detect disease and apply the best remedy for it. It gives practical directions for taking the principal medicines, how to nurse and care for the sick, what to do in case of accidents or poisoning, and gives valuable advice on the laws of health, the prevention of disease, food for the sick, and various kinds of medical treatment.
-The Home Cyclopedia Of Health And Medicine | by Henry Hartshorne
A household guide for the preservation of health, for the care of the sick, for recognizing different diseases, and for prescribing the simplest and best remedies - what to do in accidents, poisoning and emergency cases - directions for assisting the skillful efforts of the doctor. An invaluable aid in the sick room.
-How and When to Be Your Own Doctor | by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
This book was written to help educate the general public about the virtues of natural medicine and to encourage the next generation of natural healers.

Part VIII: Massage

-Massage Books
Reference books on massage and manual therapy.

Part IX: Osteopathy

-Intra-Pelvic Technic OR Manipulative Surgery of the Pelvic Organs | by Percy H. Woodall, M.D., D.O.
The teachings of Major Thure Brandt (1822-1895) a layman and an officer in the Swedish army and Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) an American physician and their followers are related as massage as to osteopathy. Massage is by no means useless but is merely an adjunct. It lacks the definite, specific ideal of adjustment (the essential principle of osteopathy), but is sometimes useful as a means to accomplish this end. With a desire to aid in the further development of this most valuable therapeutic measure the following pages are presented.

Part X: Sleep

-How Do You Sleep? | by L. E. Eeman
Sound sleep is work of repair done within your body by yourself, although you may remain completely unconscious of the part you are playing, it is done by yourself just as much as any other work you do, although it is done subconsciously. As it is probably of more importance to your general welfare than any other work you may do, you should take at least as much care and trouble to prepare and train for it as you do for any other important business.

Part XI: Children

-Children: Their Health And Happiness | by J. H. Tilden
This book is dedicated to those mothers who wish to sidestep the conventional errors which lead to so much unnecessary sickness in children.
-The Hygienic Care of Children | by Herbert M. Shelton
An intelligent man may be wrong sometimes, but a fool is always right. He is never wrong. The medical profession is never wrong. It never changes, except superficially.This is the reason it is necessary for me to write this book. There are many books on the care and feeding of infants, but most of them consist largely of repetitions of ancient mistakes. There is little in them that can be recommended to the parent who desires to care for his or her child in the best manner possible. They are full of statements which have been known to be false for many years. But the medical profession is never wrong.
-The Young Mother. Management of Children in Regard to Health | by William A. Alcott
It is by no means the object of this little work to set people to watching their stomachs from meal to meal, in regard to the effects of food, drink, etc. for nothing in the world is better calculated to make dyspeptics than this. It is true, indeed, that some things may be obviously and greatly injurious, taken only once; and when they are so, they should be avoided. But in general, it is the effect of a habitual use of certain things for a long time together--and the longer the experiment the better—which we are to observe.
-Hygiene Of The Nursery | by Louis Starr
Including the general regimen and feeding of infants and children, and the domestic management of the ordinary emergencies of early life
-How To Help The Shut-In Child: 313 Hints For Homebound Children
As the book is used, it will serve as a spark to ignite the imagination of the child and his family. Once the flame begins to burn brightly, new ideas will arise. The sick youngster will have a new countenance as he develops stimulating interests. He will no longer be apathetic or demanding, whining or self-pitying. Even his physical condition will improve in many instances because he is happy, busy, and has no time to brood. Finally, both the invalid and his family will share a greater joy when they realize that there are things which he can do well.

Part XII: Hypnosis

-Hypnosis Books
Reference books on Hypnosis

Part XIII: Longevity

-longevity Books
Reference books on longevity and extended life span

Part XIV: Psychology

-A Manual Of Psychology | by G. F. Stout
The present work contains an exposition of Psychology from a genetic point of view. A glance at the table of contents will show that the order followed is that of the successive stages of mental development. The earlier stages have been copiously illustrated by reference to the mental life of animals. The phases through which the ideal construction of Self and the world has passed are illustrated by reference to the mental condition of the lower races of mankind.
-Reichian Therapy. The Technique, for Home Use | by Jack Willis
For the first time, the Reichian technique of body-based psychotherapy is presented to the public. In this text you are provided with all the exercises that you can do either alone or with a helper.
-Emotional First Aid: A Crisis Handbook | by Dr. Sean Haldane
Emotions are part of the movement of life. It often feels good to let this movement through. After a good cry or a well-directed explosion of anger, the whole organism may feel more alive. But we don't always let these emotions through easily. We often choke on our tears, or bottle up our anger. Another emotion, fear, stands in the way. We even hold back the most pleasurable emotion—joy...
-Couple Dynamics: A Guide to Sexual/Emotional Enhancement | by Dr. Sean Haldane
The methods suggested in this book, although therapy-based, are really dependent on self-exploration by you and your partner. True sexuality and emotional fulfillment require quality time and intimate attention. The longer you explore and the deeper each partner is willing to delve, the richer the experience will become. In exploring these areas of intimate experience, I found the couples who consulted me were not usually at ease with the intrusion of a therapist. It was because of this revelation that the couples work described in Couple Dynamics emerged.
-Melting Armour: Some Notes On Self-Help Reichian Therapy | by William West
These notes are mainly intended for people attending self help Reichian therapy groups but they will also be of interest to people with other growth therapy and particularly self help experience.

Part XV: Other Subjects

-Kung Fu, or Taoist Medical Gymnastics | by John Dudgeon
The Beverages of the Chinese; Kung-fu or Taoist Medical Gymnastics; the Population of China; A Modern Chinese Anatomist and A Chapter in Chinese Surgery.
-The Sushruta Samhita - An English Translation Based on Original Texts
No special apology is necessary for the publication of an English translation of the Sushruta Samhita. The vast medical literature of ancient India practically remains as yet unexplored, and any undertaking, which has the object of making that terra incognita, known to the scientific world, is bound to be welcomed by the public. Spasmodic attempts have been made by several scholars and erudite bodies to bring out an English translation of the Sushruta Samhita, as the most representative work of the Ayurveda, but we regret to say that such efforts have hitherto proved abortive. In spite of incomplete information on the subject many drugs of the Ayurvedic Materia Medica have been adopted by different foreign systems of medicine, and this has afforded us a fresh impetus to issue an English translation of the book, which not only deals with the essentials of Indian Therapeutics but embraces the whole range of the science of Ayurveda, as it was understood and practised by the Vedic sages.
-The Treatment Of Infected Wounds | by A. Carrel And G. Dehelly
It is well known that nearly all the wounds resulting from explosions of shells, torpedoes, and bombs are septic; and that the methods employed up to the present in the treatment of these wounds are generally impotent to check the progress of the infection. To be convinced of this, one has only to be present at the arrival at a base hospital of a convoy of wounded, who have been operated on in the dressing-stations or the hospitals near the front. Then one grasps the danger of those paradoxes upheld by surgeons who still deny the universality of infection...
-Applied Anatomy: The Construction Of The Human Body | by Gwilym G. Davis
The construction of the human body considered in relation to its functions; diseases and injuries
-A Manual Of Physiology | by Gerald F. Yeo
The present volume has been written at the desire on the part of the Publishers that a new elementary treatise on Physiology should be added to the series of admirable students' manuals which they had previously issued. In carrying this desire into execution, I have endeavored to avoid theories which have not borne the test of time, and such details of methods as are unnecessary for junior students. I do not give any history of how our knowledge has grown to its present standpoint; nor do I mention the names of the authorities upon whose writings my statements depend. I have also omitted the mention of exceptional points, because I find that exceptions are more easily remembered than the main facts from which they differ; and, since we must often be content with the retention of the one or the other, I have tried to insure that it shall be the more important.
-Civics and Health | by William H. Allen
No one can read this volume, or even its chapter-headings, without surprise and rejoicing: surprise, that the physical basis of effective citizenship has hitherto been so utterly neglected in America; rejoicing, that so much in the way of the prevention of incapacity and unhappiness can be so easily done, and is actually beginning to be done. The gratitude of every lover of his country and his kind is due to the author for his interesting and vivid presentation of the outlines of a subject fundamental to the health, the happiness, and the well-being of the people, and hence of the first importance to every American community, every American citizen.
-Medical Essays | by Oliver Wendell Holmes
This paper was written in a great heat and with passionate indignation. If I touched it at all I might trim its rhetorical exuberance, but I prefer to leave it all its original strength of expression. I could not, if I had tried, have disguised the feelings with which I regarded the attempt to put out of sight the frightful facts which I brought forward and the necessary conclusions to which they led.
-The Lady's Assistant: Family Physician | by P. Davey and B. Law
The Family Physician Of Diseases, And Their Cures
-Smith's Family Physician | by William Henry Smith
Comprising The Nature, Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Diseases; With Instructions For Nursing The Sick; List Of Poisons: Animal, Vegetable And Mineral; With Symptoms Of Poisoning, And The Best Remedies And Treatment; Copious Tables Of Prescriptions; Explanations Of Scientific Terms, etc., Compiled From The Latest And Best Authorities, English, American And Foreign.
-Healthy Life Magazine Volume V
The Independent Health Magazine
-The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2. | by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.
The definition of disease we have elsewhere given as being a derangement of the structure or functions of the body. Strictly speaking, any degree of derangement is a diseased condition, although such states are not usually called disease unless the departure from the condition of health is so great as to occasion considerable inconvenience in the way of suffering or danger to life.
-Colon Hygiene | by J.H. Kellogg, M. D., LL.D.
Comprising New and Important Facts Concerning the Physiology of the Colon and an Account of Practical and Successful Methods of Combating Intestinal Inactivity and Toxemia.
-Health | by W. H. Corfield
Before we begin the study of the Laws of Health, it is absolutely essential to know something of the human body, which is to be kept healthy. Canon Kingsley, to whose suggestion the foundation of popular lectures of this kind is due, fully recognised this. He says, in his "Essay on Science and Health " (Health and Education, p. 13): - "Why should not the experiment be tried, far and wide, of giving lectures on health, as supplementary to those lectures on animal physiology, which are, I am happy to say, becoming more and more common? Why should not people be taught - they are already being aught at Birmingham - something about the tissues of he body, their structure and uses, the circulation of the blood, respiration, chemical changes in the air respired, amount breathed, digestion, nature of food, absorption, secretion, structure of the nervous system, - in fact, be aught something of how their own bodies are made, and how they work? Teaching of this kind ought to, and rill, in some more civilised age and country, be held a necessary element in the school course of every child.
-Biology In Human Affairs | By Walter Van Dyke Bingham
Each chapter of this hook is well worth reading, but certain chapters are particularly well presented. Dr. L. M. Terman's chapter on Educational Psychology presents this subject in a simple and fascinatingly clear way. Professor H. M. Parshley discusses Zoology and Human Welfare in a clearly analytical and instructive style. The last chapter on Diet and Nutrition, by Professor McCollum, forms valuable reading for all persons. The other chapters are all very well done, though space does not permit a particular reference to them.

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