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Practice Trad. Western Herb - Matthew Wood

Practice Trad. Western Herb

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Published: 10th May 2004
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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Recently there has been a revival of interest in western herbalism, but practitioners haven't been able to explore its benefits due to a void of information on the topic—the system of medicine the herbs fit into had all but disappeared. To remedy the situation, herbalist Matthew Wood has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for modern use. In resuscitating western herbal medicine and bringing it up to date, he gives his readers a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment. Wood makes the point that plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. He argues against the biomedical model of standardization, in which herbs are refined and advertised as if they were drugs suited to an exact disease or condition.

"The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism is a rallying cry to reexamine our vibrant past traditions and stay true to our roots. This superb book from an incisive mind states the options succinctly."- Keith Robertson

Introduction: The Craft So Long to Learnp. 1
Forgotten Energetics of Traditional Western Herbalism
The Forgotten Language of Energetics: The Green Tonguep. 9
The Four Qualities: Energetics of Ancient Western Medicinep. 31
The Six Tissue States: Forgotten Energetics of Nineteenth-Century Western Medicinep. 45
Specific Medicine: Energetics of the Medicinal Substancep. 63
The Fountain of Life: The Energetic Organismp. 83
Organs and Systems: Primary Structures of the Bodyp. 99
The Three Primary Constitutions: Assessment of the Whole Personp. 121
Classification of Medicinal Plants
Sedatives: Heat, or the Excited Tissue Statep. 137
Relaxants: Wind, or the Constrictive Tissue Statep. 159
Nutritive Tonics: Dry, or the Atrophic Tissue Statep. 177
Astringents: Damp Flowing, or the Relaxed Tissue Statep. 199
Alteratives or Blood Purifiers: Damp Stagnation, or the Torpid Tissue Statep. 221
Stimulants: Cold, or the Depressed Tissue Statep. 237
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781556435034
ISBN-10: 1556435037
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 10th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1