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Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes: Effective Treatments for Common Sports Injuries

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Herbs for bruises, sprains, strains, dislocations, breathing, adrenaline, and more!

Healing with herbs has long been a tradition in the martial arts. As ever more martial artists train in the West, interest in Western herbs grows. This book investigates sixty-four herbs that are readily available in North America and Europe. For each herb it discusses the evidence for its e
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by YMAA Publication Center
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Phoenixfalls
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
As a newcomer to herbal medicine (and someone with a science background) I really appreciated the philosophy behind this book. It was presented in layman's terms but the copious endnotes attest to the research that went into its production. Even more importantly to me, Peterson went out of her way to emphasize the risks alongside the benefits of using herbal medicine, and passionately exhorted her readers to take control of their own health by doing additional research (she provides some resourc ...more
Sunflower
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for any one interested in herbs and not just for martial artists or contact Athletes (jogging, basketball, Pilates, etc).
I was impressed with the easy to read layout, although the author put in hundreds of hours on research. It's an easy layout to follow with detailed information on the herb and answers questions "What is it good for?," "How do you use it?," "How much do you use?" "What should you be aware of before using it?" And the author also includes easy to follow reci
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Jaime
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I won this with the First Reads. It is really easy to understand and can be useful for lots of different people, not just martial artists or contact athletes. Well put together with pictures and descriptions as well as effectiveness. A very good book.
Silly
Oct 31, 2010 rated it liked it
I won this book free from First Reads. It has arrived and I am looking it over now. It contains a lot of information and I need time to digest it all. Thank you.
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My name is Susan Lynn Peterson. On most days you'll find me behind my computer writing or out in the garden growing vegetables. I love a good carrot, a good day at the lake, and a good dvd (preferably with horseradish potato chips and homemade hard apple cider). I enjoy Tai Chi and karate, am hugely impressed by the way regular acupuncture and Chinese herbs have improved my life, and have never me ...more

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