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A Thai Herbal
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A practical and entertaining guide to the traditional herbalism of Thailand, this book is written for the beginning herbalist, or for the general reader with a curiousity about the fascinating topic of holistic health and Eastern medicine. This text is the first in a series on the subject of the traditional medicine of Thailand and contains a brief overview of the history, theory and spirituality of traditional Thai medicine, but the focus of the book is largely on the application of these ancient ideas in modern Western life.
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Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Dr. Pierce Salguero is a researcher of Asian medical traditions specializing in Buddhist healing and Traditional Thai Medicine. He studied Thai massage and herbal traditions in Thailand from 1997 to 2001, and since that time has been one of the most active authors and teachers in introducing these traditions to the West. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and teaches history of Asian religion and medicine at the college level. He is also a senior instructor and director of research at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA

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This book is great introduction to Thai medicine leaving one hungry to know a lot more!A" - Annie McIntyre Positive Health

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