Awareness Through Movement
Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement. Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. His down-to-earth method carefully avoids any mystical component and never obliges any pupil to master abstruse theories. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.
ADMIN NOTE: Recent studies have shown Kegel exercises and biofeedback to be effective in the treatment of neurogenic bladder. The results have varied from decreased dosages of prescribed medicines to full urinary continence. This book is included in the booklist for the information in Chapter 2 on Kegel exercises, pelvic floor and biofeedback. It is the only book we have found that addresses these issues in layman’s terms.
Urinary incontinence is an underdiagnosed and underreported condition with major economic and psychosocial effects on society. Women are more likely to experience it due to issues with the pelvic floor brought on by pregnancy and menopause. The Bathroom Key is a treatment plan for women to cure their own incontinence issues. It also allows women to identify with other women through the anecdotal stories that echo their feelings of isolation and embarrassment. Written in easy-to-understand language, the book is a genuine teaching tool, guiding the reader to a better understanding of her body and effective remedies.
Whereas in recent years some mention of the Kegel muscles and exercises have become common knowledge, this book is much more than just Kegels. By incorporating key elements of the physical therapy approach in this book, the reader will be encouraged to self-assess, modify behaviors, re-train her bladder, alter dietary habits, and practice a variety of exercises to self-treat and cure her incontinence. In most cases urinary incontinence is completely treatable with physical therapy. Women can regain bladder control, not have to take medications, throw away pads and regain their dignity.
The Bathroom Key Is:
- Written in a “friend to friend” style that reveals the secrecy around urinary incontinence through real life stories of women dealing with the embarrassing and life-altering symptoms
- Advocates for PT as something that can radically help the problem
- Lists a variety of behavioral and practical exercises and allow people to self-treat at home ( and also tells them when they need to see a physical therapist)
Chinese Scalp Acupuncture
This new book could make a difference in the life of a patient when no other therapies will help. The authors, who have a combined 60 years of experience using Chinese scalp acupuncture, have given us a true gift: a thorough clinic manual for learning this amazing tool for patients who suffer from seriously debilitating conditions such as the sequelae of stroke, phantom limb pain, PTSD, Meniere’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, herpes zoster, seizures, essential tremor, and Parkinson’s Disease.
Features of this book include:
- an introduction to the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the brain and scalp for non-Western medical practitioners
- Chinese medical theories supporting the use of scalp acupuncture
- thorough explanations of area locations and uses
- details of needle technique specific to scalp acupuncture
- excellent illustrations of each treatment area and for many of the case studies
- over 40 case studies with treatment details
If you have ever wished you could do more to help a patient with a serious condition that Western medicine had given up on, you need this book!
Healthy at Home
From the introduction, “During my training at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, my eyes were opened to the wondrous world of science. I was enamored with the physiology. If I ever doubted that the body was designed for homeostasis and self-healing, those doubts had long vanished. (more…)
Kids Beyond Limits
by Anat Baniel
Discover the revolutionary way to harness the brain’s capacity to heal itself
Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders.
In this supportive and hands-on book, Anat Baniel guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain’s capacity to heal itself — with remarkable and sometimes immediate results.
By shifting the focus to connecting rather than “fixing,” this powerful yet simple method helps both children and parents to de- stress, focus, and grow. Most of all, the it helps all children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.
Move Into Life
by Anat Baniel
Remember a time when you were bursting with energy, curiosity, and creativity? When your body felt strong and flexible, free of any aches and pains?
With the Anat Baniel Method, you can feel that way again and experience renewed, intensified vitality–greater health, flexibility, strength, sensuality, clarity of mind, and enthusiasm–now and throughout your life, no matter what your age or physical condition.
Your level of vitality is directly connected to your brain. When your brain thrives, growing and making new connections, you are invigorated, infused with a new sense of aliveness and possibility, capable of infinitely new ways of moving, thinking, and feeling. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience, the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and her own method based on more than thirty years of experience working with thousands of people around the world, Anat Baniel has defined the Nine Essentials your brain needs to flourish. In this breakthrough book, she offers specific, practical advice for incorporating those Essentials into everything you do to achieve immediate and powerful benefits.
In Move Into Life, you’ll:
•Learn the Nine Essentials your brain requires to thrive, including movement with attention, subtlety, and variation
•Experience simple, safe physical and mental exercises that satisfy those needs and thus awaken your vitality
•Discover why and how these methods work
• Find easy ways of incorporating the Essentials into your daily life so every activity–from washing the dishes to working at your desk, from interacting with your loved ones to your golf game–brings you renewed vitality
Endorsed by leading physicians, scientists, and transformational teachers, the Anat Baniel Method will help you enjoy renewed energy and stamina. You’ll be lighter on your feet. Your memory will be better. Thinking and problem solving will become easier. If you are active in a sport, yoga, or work out at the gym, you will notice yourself performing better and with greater ease and fewer injuries. Most important, you will experience yourself moving more fully into your life.
Parents’ Guide to MNRI
Parents’ Guide to MNRI® is illustrated with simple Reflex Patterns for Hand/Arm; Foot/Leg; Core or Gross Motor Coordination; Trauma, Protection, & Survival; Emotional Stability, Fear, and Depression; Oral-Facial and Visual-Auditory; and Reflex Patterns for Cognitive Activity. It is 60 pages of full color illustrations and describes treatment for over 27 different reflexes along with descriptions of how the development of this reflex effects us and the implications for a poorly functioning or pathological response. This Parents’ Guide is intended to use for support with ongoing treatment with a MNRI® CORE Therapist, after attending an intensive MNRI® conference, or simply for a continued home treatment plan.
Raising a Sensory Smart Child
For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.
* How the senses actually work and integrate with each other
* How and where to get the very best professional help
* “Sensory diet” activities that meet your child’s needs–including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
* Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings
* Using “sensory smarts” to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems
* The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools “sensory smart”
* How to empower your child and teen in the world
* Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites
In all, the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges is now more detailed and useful than ever. Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues.
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
Secret of the Ring Muscles
Shows how muscles around the eyes, mouth, and digestive tract can be exercised for optimum health– This method of healing has been in successful practice for over 50 years and can improve such conditions as ashtma, migraine, backache, arthritis, varicose veins, and sinusitisThe “ring” muscles, or sphincter muscles, are groups of muscles that contract and relax simultaneously. When they all work together, we are in good health, but when they stop working correctly, our bodies fall out of balance.Paula Garbourg explains how to control these muscles to free oneself of various pains and health disorders, offering a series of easy-to-follow, illustrated exercises.
Spark in the Machine
by Daniel Keown
Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can’t regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores?
Dan Keown’s highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement’) truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust’s madeleines evoked the memories they did.
The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown’s book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.
Wisdom in the Body
by Michael Kern
Accumulations of life stresses—physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth traumas, and toxicity—can become imprinted in the tissues, acting like a videotape that is replayed whenever stimulated. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy aims to resolve the trapped forces that underlie and drive these trauma-based patterns of disease and suffering in body and mind. Wisdom in the Body teaches practitioners to develop the finely tuned skills of hands-on palpation and perception to sense the body’s subtle rhythms and patterns of inertia or congestion, with the goal of ending trauma and facilitating the expression of the breath of life. A comprehensive introduction to this practice, the book draws on the insights of pioneers like Drs. W. G. Sutherland and Franklyn Sills to explain the key principles about the body’s natural intention to heal and how this capability can be encouraged. A valuable resource for students, practitioners, and the lay reader, the book also includes a foreword by Dr. Franklyn Sills.
Your Inner Physician & You
This lively book describes the discovery and therapeutic value of the craniosacral system in easy, understandable terms healthcare professionals and laypeople alike can understand. Dr. Upledger’s colorful case histories explain the path that led to his discovery of this exciting medical modality. The book contains a play-by-play account of the development of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and other concepts and techniques. It’s recommended reading for therapists, patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding how therapy performed on the craniosacral system can improve the quality of life.