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Title:
Natural medicine first aid remedies : self-care treatments for 100+ common conditions
Author:
Marohn, Stephanie.
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Publication Information:
Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Publishing Co, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 443 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781571742186
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

When faced with common health emergencies, many of us automatically turn to over-the-counter medications. But we have another option--easy-to-use, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective natural medicines.

Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies provides everything you need to know to treat a range of ailments and health concerns, including burns, muscle cramps, hot flashes, shock, sore throat, toothache--100 common health problems in all. (Next time you get a headache, try rubbing peppermint essential oil on your temples before you reach for the aspirin.)

Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies tells how to equip your medicine cabinet with the ten most essential natural remedies including arnica (for pain and stiffness), echinacea (for colds), tea tree oil (for skin infections), aloe vera gel (for burns), activated charcoal (for food poisoning), and more. It explains how homeopathy, herbs, diet, essential oils, flower essences, nutritional supplements, reflexology, and gem therapy can provide healing benefits for various conditions.

Written by health journalist Stephanie Marohn, Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies is based on medical research and draws upon protocols used by dozens of health care practitioners. Informative and unique, it is a reference that you will want to consult whenever faced with one of life's everyday medical emergencies, injuries, or discomforts.


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Library Journal Review

Marohn's Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies covers many of the same situations as the ACEP manual but draws on complementary medicine therapies rather than traditional medicine. Marohn, a former senior editor of Alternative Medicine magazine, has included remedies from homeopathy, reflexology, essential oils, herbal medicine, and stone/crystal therapy, as well as nutritional supplements and food therapy. This is home care, not emergency first aid; no instructions are provided on setting broken bones or evaluating open head wounds. The author states clearly that this manual includes coverage of "ailments that can benefit from self-care as the first line of treatment," acknowledging that some health problems will need further treatment by a medical practitioner. The strength of this book is that it provides alternative medicine information to treat some common conditions. Covering the topic of first aid from different perspectives, these books are both recommended for consumer health collections. Marge Kars, Bronson Methodist Hosp., Kalamazoo, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Part I The Top Natural First Aid Remedies
The Top Ten Natural Medicine First Aid Remediesp. 1
Natural Medicine Runners-Upp. 4
Honorable Mentionsp. 5
Part II Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies for 102 Common Conditions
1. Abscessp. 9
2. Acnep. 13
3. Allergic Reactionp. 16
4. Anxietyp. 20
5. Athlete's Footp. 24
6. Backachep. 24
7. Bacterial Infectionp. 28
8. Bad Breathp. 32
9. Bed-Wetting (Childhood)p. 35
10. Black Eyep. 38
11. Bladder Infection (Cystitis)p. 41
12. Blisterp. 46
13. Body Odorp. 48
14. Boilp. 50
15. Bone Fracture (Healing Support)p. 53
16. Bone Spur (Heel Spur)p. 56
17. Bronchitis and Other Upper Respiratory Infectionp. 59
18. Bruisep. 63
19. Bunionp. 66
20. Burnp. 69
21. Bursitisp. 73
22. Canker Sorep. 76
23. Cold Sore (Fever Blister)p. 80
24. Colic (Infant)p. 83
25. Common Coldp. 87
26. Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)p. 91
27. Constipationp. 94
28. Coughp. 98
29. Cuts and Scrapesp. 101
30. Dandruffp. 104
31. Dental Abscessp. 108
32. Depressionp. 111
33. Dermatitis (Eczema)p. 116
34. Diaper Rashp. 120
35. Diarrheap. 123
36. Dizziness (Vertigo)p. 126
37. Ear Infectionp. 129
38. Eczemap. 133
39. Edema (Water Retention)p. 133
40. Eye Problems (Eyestrain, Bloodshot, Dry Eyes, Circles)p. 138
41. Fatiguep. 141
42. Flup. 145
43. Food Poisoningp. 151
44. Fungal Infection (Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch, Nails, Oral Thrush)p. 155
45. Gas (Flatulence)p. 160
46. Gingivitisp. 163
47. Goutp. 166
48. Hay Feverp. 170
49. Headachep. 175
50. Heartburn/Indigestionp. 178
51. Hemorrhoidsp. 182
52. Hiccupsp. 185
53. Hives (Urticaria)p. 188
54. Hot Flashes (Menopausal)p. 192
55. Inflammation (Natural Anti-Inflammatories)p. 195
56. Insect Bites and Stingsp. 199
57. Insomniap. 203
58. Jet Lagp. 208
59. Jock Itchp. 212
60. Joint Sorenessp. 212
61. Kidney Stonesp. 216
62. Laryngitisp. 219
63. Memory Problemsp. 222
64. Menstrual Crampsp. 226
65. Migrainep. 231
66. Motion Sicknessp. 235
67. Muscle Aches and Painsp. 238
68. Muscle Cramp/Spasmp. 240
69. Nail Problems (Brittle, Ingrown)p. 243
70. Nausea and Vomitingp. 246
71. Nosebleedp. 249
72. Pain (Natural Pain Relievers)p. 252
73. Poison Ivy/Oak Rashp. 257
74. Psoriasisp. 260
75. Puncture Woundp. 266
76. Rashp. 270
77. Ringwormp. 273
78. Sciaticap. 274
79. Shingles (Herpes Zoster)p. 278
80. Shockp. 282
81. Sinus Congestion/Infectionp. 285
82. Sore Throatp. 289
83. Sprain/Pulled Ligamentp. 293
84. Stomachachep. 298
85. Strep Throatp. 301
86. Styep. 305
87. Sunburnp. 307
88. Surgery (Pre-op and Post-op Support)p. 310
89. Swollen Glandsp. 316
90. Teethingp. 320
91. Tendonitisp. 323
92. Thrush (Oral)p. 327
93. Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)p. 327
94. Tonsillitisp. 332
95. Tooth Extraction (Pre-op and Post-op Support)p. 336
96. Toothachep. 340
97. Ulcer (Stomach)p. 344
98. Urinary Tract Infectionp. 349
99. Vaginal Yeast Infectionp. 350
100. Vaginitisp. 353
101. Viral Infectionp. 357
102. Wartp. 360
Part III About the Therapies
Essential Oilsp. 365
Flower Essencesp. 369
Food Therapyp. 374
Herbal Medicinep. 379
Homeopathyp. 383
Nutritional Supplementsp. 389
Reflexologyp. 396
Stone/Crystal Therapyp. 401
Appendix A Professional Degrees and Titlesp. 405
Appendix B Resourcesp. 407
Endnotesp. 421
Indexp. 439
About the Authorp. 443

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