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Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:05 pm
by Arzosah
I don't think you're off topic at all, Arwen - it's exactly that kind of thing the complementary stuff is helpful for. It's not really lifesaving, but it makes a lot of difference to the *quality* of life - itchy scalp, sleeplessness, digestive problems - and even if shtf or something, being free of those sorts of problems can increase efficiency, let alone standard of living.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:10 pm
by Deeps
Sphagnum moss was used for field dressings as it has an antiseptic property. Its also doubles up as great pot scourers when you're out and about too. While I doubt anyone is keen on Rhino horns being used, there are some things that do have proven medicinal properties.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:32 pm
by Arwen Thebard
The power of the mind is the one for me. I've been learning to meditate for a few years now, aiming to help in reducing stress / relaxation towards pain control. A couple of five or ten minutes sessions most days seems to help me.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm
by jansman
Doctor told me years ago ( old Indian chap), that the power of the mind over the body is immense. I was there for stress related problems. His advice was to take up Yoga. I did, and it helped enormously. His parting shot was, “ Rule your mind, or it rules you.” Meditation is another great help.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:47 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Arwen Thebard wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:32 pm
The power of the mind is the one for me. I've been learning to meditate for a few years now, aiming to help in reducing stress / relaxation towards pain control. A couple of five or ten minutes sessions most days seems to help me.

Must admit after a bloody manic day yesterday sat down last night with a cold can and listened to some decent heavy rock for half an hour not slept so well in weeks!

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:43 am
by Le Mouse
diamond lil wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:17 pm
"The Practice Of Aromatherapy: Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties"
by Dr Jean Valnet (Author).

Look up this on Amazon, he was a pioneer of aromatherapy and treated war wounds during WW2 with plant and essential oils.
Thanks Lil! I got a copy last week after seeing this. As Arzosah says, the depth of research is really impressive! I've always been a bit interested in aromatherapy. Weirdly, I got back into it after talking to a couple of people at work who are a bit obsessed with it and do scary things like take some of the more potent (read: possibly corrosive) oils internally undiluted :shock: . I decided to stay clear away from that sort of thing and stick with the nice smelly aspect of it! It's a good wellbeing thing for me.

As I get older I'm finding myself leaning towards alternative remedies as an addition to traditional medicine. I visit an osteopath who helps keep my back and shoulders in good order and I top this up with occasional massages. The combination has kept me relatively tension headache free for some time now. I still have all my prescription gubbins for my various ailments, but I'll always keep an eye out for sensible looking alternatives.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:59 pm
by diamond lil
Definitely helps to add other strings to the bow ;) and the stuff smells gorgeous too.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:17 pm
by Arzosah
I finally bought a copy of the Aromatherapy book yesterday, it's gone up by £3 or so, rats ... never mind though, it's good reference.

Re: Very Handy Medical Book.

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:15 pm
by diamond lil
Ohh you've reminded me arzosah, I haven't read it yet.