A Thai Herbal: Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony

A Thai Herbal: Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony

By: C. Pierce Salguero (author)Paperback

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This practical guide to the traditional herbalism of Thailand contains an overview of the history, theory, and spirituality of traditional Thai medicine, with a focus on the application to modern Western life.

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C. Pierce Salguero is the founder of Tao Mountain, a nonprofit association of Thai massage and herbal medicine instructors who support academic research and clinical trials to build bridges between Thai and modern Western medicine. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Thai Massage, The Spiritual Healing of Traditional Thailand, and Thai Massage Workbook. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter I: The Tradition of Thai Medicine History of Thai Medicine The Two Traditions The Circle of Life The Branches of Thai Medicine Holistic Healing Traditional Thai Medicine Today and in the Future Chapter II: The Theory of Royal Thai Herbalism The Four Body Elements Four Element Diagnostics The Ten Tastes Classification of Herbs by Action Western Classification of Herbs Chapter III: Every-day Herbs Food Therapy, or Every-day Medicine The Energetics of Food Global Recommendations Dietary Regimens for Health and Longevity Dietary Regimens for the Seasons Dietary Regimens for Specific Disorders Thai Recipes for Health and Harmony Herbs in Cosmetics Herbs in the Household Chapter IV: Herbs in Traditional Thai Massage and Sauna Sauna and Steam Bath Herbal Compresses Sample Compress Recipes Hot Compress in Thai Massage Thai Acupressure Points for Hot Compress Massage Chapter V: Herbs in Traditional Thai Medicine Methods of Preparing Herbs Herbal Mixtures Shelf-Life of Herbs Collecting Herbs Special Medicinal Recipes Chapter VI: A Compendium of Traditional Thai Herbal Medicine Appendices Studying in Thailand Thai Herbalism Courses and Suppliers in the U.S. Herbal Medicine Contacts in the U.S. Herbal Medicine Contacts in Europe Herbal Medicine Contacts in Australia and New Zealand Bibliography and Further Reading Indices by Ailment by Action by Latin Name by Common Name by Thai Name General Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781844090044
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9781844090044
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 1844090043

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