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Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

Author: Denise Tiran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047899

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 432

Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth is a definitive text on the safe and appropriate use of reflex zone therapy in pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, focusing on evidence-based practice, professional accountability and application of a comprehensive knowledge of the therapy related to reproductive physiology. Denise Tiran, an experienced midwife, reflex zone therapist, university lecturer and Director of Expectancy – the Expectant Parents’ Complementary Therapies Consultancy - has an international reputation in the field of maternity complementary therapies, has researched and written extensively on reflexology, and has treated nearly 5000 pregnant women with structural reflex zone therapy. KEY FEATURES Case histories to ease application of theory to practice Charts, tables and diagrams are used throughout for ease of learning Includes a section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility Covers legalities and ethical issues. Fully evidence-based Focuses on safety Academic Includes Case histories to illustrate points discussed in the text Charts, Tables and diagrams used throughout for ease of learning Relevant anatomy, physiology and conventional care covered Section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility Legalities and ethical issues Professional accountability

Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

Author: Suzanne Yates

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047848

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 4738

Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.

Clinical Reflexology E-Book

A Guide for Integrated Practice

Author: Denise Tiran,Peter A. Mackereth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048445

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1936

Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally aclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.

Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Pat Thomas

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781843337133

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9795

By offering a wide range of alternative treatments to use in conjunction with conventional medicine, this comprehensive guide helps women make the best possible choices for a healthy pregnancy. There’s advice on nutrition, coping with physical and emotional changes, overcoming fatigue and morning sickness, and many more all-natural methods. “[Thomas] packs the book with concrete, practical advice for expectant moms...along with plenty of reassurance.”—New Age Retailer.

The Gentle Birth Method

The Month-by-month Jeyarani Way Programme

Author: Gowri Motha,Karen Swan MacLeod

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007176848

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 319

View: 8943

Childbirth guru Dr Gowri Motha, who practises with Dr Yehudi Gordon -- author of Birth and Beyond -- shows women how her revolutionary method helps women carry the baby to full term, have less intervention in the birth; feel less pain in labour, and feel happy and in control.; The Gentle Birth method is a concise pregnancy programme combining diverse therapies such as 'creative healing' massage, a simple diet, self-hypnosis, reflexology and affirmation techniques* The method was created by Dr Gowri Motha as an alternative to conventional obstetric practise, when she became alarmed at the increasing number of women needing intervention during their births. reduce or prevent complications during pregnancy and labour.; This book outlines the Method, with a month-by-month programme explaining how to rebalance the body and tailor it to the optimum condition for the birthing process. It includes guides to treating problems such as: -- back pain -- nausea -- heartburn -- fluid retention -- stretch marks* The programme offers women a formal framework in which to prepare their bodies and so avoid facing a labour that is unnecessarily long, arduous and traumatic, with significantly lower uptakes of pain relief.

Reflexology

A Practical Approach

Author: Vicki Pitman,Kay MacKenzie

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765775

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 278

View: 801

This book is an essential guide written for all students and practitioners of Reflexology. Completely revised, the new edition includes a two-colour design to further enhance its user-friendly approach. It provides extensive coverage and a balanced account of the fundamentals of practice in one readable and accessible volume.

Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Denise Tiran

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012843

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 2966

The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.

Complementary Therapies for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Denise Tiran,Sue Mack

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall

ISBN: 9780702023286

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 9042

There has been a rapid increase in the interest of safe complementary and alternative approaches to healthcare in pregnancy and childbirth. For those working in maternity care who seek the evidence base for therapeutic approaches, this book offers a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of complementary therapies, and the methods for applying them to expectant and new mothers and their babies.

Clinical Reflexology E-Book

A Guide for Integrated Practice

Author: Denise Tiran,Peter A. Mackereth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048445

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 5858

Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally aclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.

Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby

Author: Allison England

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818983

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 8769

This newly revised edition provides the reader with expert advice on using essential oils in massage, baths, compresses, lotions, and inhalations. Special sections give complete instructions for using massage to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and relieve the pain of labor and birth, as well as to soothe and comfort restless babies and facilitate the bonding of mother and child.

Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy

A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle

Author: Leslie Stager

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9780781767538

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 9282

Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy is a textbook for massage students and certified massage therapists who treat clients who are pregnant or in labor, or who have recently given birth. The book focuses on general soft-tissue and Swedish massage and assumes the reader is already familiar with those techniques as well as the basics of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. The book also integrates some myofascial release and trigger point techniques, as well as occasional complementary bodywork methodologies, such as the use of breath and visualizations, acupressure, aromatherapy, and hydrotherapy. To address the concerns of many practitioners with regard to working with pregnant clients, contraindications and precautions are examined thoroughly, along with a review of basic obstetrical practices. http://thepoint.lww.com/product/isbn/9780781767538

Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice

Author: Denise Tiran

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012355

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 5796

Aromatherapy is increasingly incorporated into midwifery practice, particularly in midwife-led units. It is the most commonly used therapy by midwives and birthing practitioners but access to up-to-date safety information is limited. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth and so it is very important that midwives are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. This book covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, and legal, ethical and professional issues related to incorporating aromatherapy into maternity care. Useful charts and tables are included for quick reference in clinical practice, making this is the ultimate handbook for using aromatherapy in midwifery practice. The scientific basis behind aromatherapy, including relevant anatomy and physiology, chemistry and pharmacology are covered, as well as a critical appraisal of the contemporary research evidence supporting the use of aromatherapy in maternity care. Essential oil profiles of the oils that can be safely used in pregnancy, birth and postnatally are also included.

The Touch Remedy

Hands-On Solutions to De-Stress Your Life

Author: Michelle Ebbin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062392468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 1840

An empowering guide that unites the ancient healing power of touch therapy—from acupressure to reflexology—with modern science to help relieve the number one cause of disease today: stress—and to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain. Human beings are wired for touch. Touch is critical to our physical and mental health. And for centuries, cultures around the globe have employed touch as a powerful force for healing. And yet America is an increasingly touch-deprived, high-stress culture, and we are paying for it with our wellbeing. Now, in The Touch Remedy, leading touch therapy expert Michelle Ebbin, who appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and has been featured on The Doctors, The View, and Live with Kelly & Michael, demonstrates how the ancient wisdom of touch can truly change your life. A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research, The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go. In addition, Ebbin shows how touch therapy offers powerful strategies to improve intimacy in relationships, bond with your children, and improve communication through touch. With The Touch Remedy, we can quite literally take our health into our own hands—and nurture the bodies, minds, and spirit of our loved ones and ourselves.

Creating Happy Healthy Babies

A Holistic Midwife's Approach to Pregnancy, Labour and Birth

Author: Vicki Delpero

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452526389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 654

View: 7962

How do you Create a Happy Healthy Baby? With joy, happiness, and fun! So how do you achieve that in this modern world? By creating a happy, healthy you with natural therapy techniques to help you relax and prepare yourself emotionally and physically for birth. There are many choices to be made as you prepare to give birth, such as: What foods are best for you and your baby? Where will you give birth and how? What can you expect in labor? What are your options and where do you go for assistance? Creating Happy Healthy Babies will help you understand the options available so you can make informed decisions that best suit you and your baby. Based on my extensive experience as a midwife, natural therapist, and mother, this is a compilation of the techniques, remedies, and therapies I and my clients have found most beneficial. Regardless of how you choose to have your baby, the therapies suggested in this book, such as reflexology, NET, psychosomatic therapy, Kahuna massage, acupressure, Su-Jok, phytonutrients, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and relaxation techniques may be of help. Enjoy this book. I encourage you to ask questions, explore, and research.

Mother Massage

A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307834395

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 1053

A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy Massage is a sensuous, relaxing, and loving treatment that has the added bonus of being especially good for you. It’s the perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. During pregnancy, your body is undergoing many changes, some of them stressful and discomforting. Mother Massage, by licensed massage therapist Elaine Stillerman, is a beautifully illustrated guide to help eliminate some of these adverse effects. Designed to be used either alone or with a partner, Mother Massage provides techniques for a variety of massages, including full body massage, preparation for labor and birthing massage, massage during the postpartum and nursing stages, and infant massage. These techniques are explained in step-by-step, illustrated detail. You’ll also learn special massages for treating such discomforts as: • Backaches • Breast Soreness • Charley Horse and Leg Cramps • Headaches • Heartburn • Fatigue • Morning Sickness • Sciatica • Stretch Marks • Varicose Veins • And Many Others Also included are sections on reflexology, herbal remedies, and nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating women.

Labor Pain

A Natural Approach to Easing Delivery

Author: Nicky Wesson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818952

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 8885

Nicky Wesson, childbirth teacher and mother of six, shows how the elements that make the most difference in easing labor pain are not technological advances or synthetic drugs but where and with whom you choose to birth.

Enhancing Fertility Naturally

Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy

Author: Nicky Wesson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818327

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 191

View: 9457

Packed with valuable advice, this guide explores safe, natural alternatives to often hazardous and expensive conventional medical treatments for infertility.

Baby Touch

Author: Wendy Kavanagh

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600613466

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 1083

Your infants and children can benefit from your giving them massage (and so can you). Research shows children who receive massage are more alert, gain weight faster, sleep more soundly, and suffer less anxiety. Choose from a 10-minute massage for a newborn to techniques for older children of any age, including a centuries-old Ayurveda massage from India especially designed for times when kids are overactive during the day or restless at bedtime. Photos and captions illustrate each move of a parent's hands and a baby's body. Soothing movements to the child's stomach can relieve colic, and other techniques can heal common ailments such as teething, earache, and congestion, as you make these loving touches a part of your child's daily routine.

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