Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Alternative Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials Book 5)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

Thich Nhat Hanh continues his exploration of Zen mindfulness practices with this pocket-sized how-to guide that demonstrates the importance of taking time to stop, relax, and recharge How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by celebrated artist Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge. Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we “become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we’re not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it’s not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering.” Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Relax is a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations.

  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher: Parallax Press (September 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism

                 

2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

Number one New York Times best seller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” (Alexander McFarlane, director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies) A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this  New York Times  best seller. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent more than three decades working with survivors. In  The Body Keeps the Score , he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments - from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga - that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists,  The Body Keeps the Score  exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal - and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. Cover image: 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy of the Archives Henri Matisse, All rights reserved.

  • Author: Sean Pratt
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

                 

3. Crystals for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with the Healing Power of Crystals


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

Find comfort, balance, and emotional healing with crystals Discover how crystals and healing stones can help you fight stress, cope with anxiety, and more as you explore the basics of crystal energy healing with this beginner’s guide. With simple guidance, you’ll learn to curate your own crystal collection, and detailed crystal profiles will help you choose the crystal that works best for your healing. Unearth the power of healing crystals with: Easy guidance ―Explore every facet of crystal healing, including how to use different crystals and the top 10 crystals for your collection. Healing remedies ―Overcome negative emotions and foster positive growth with specific crystal prescriptions and healing mantras. Comprehensive crystal profiles ―Learn to identify crystal types with 50 detailed crystal profiles that feature images of both worked and unworked versions. Harmonize and heal your body, spirit, and mind with Crystals for Beginners .

  • Author: Karen Frazier
  • Publisher: Althea Press (October 17, 2017)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1623159917
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches

                 

4. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death." Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.

  • Author: Eckhart Tolle
  • Publisher: New World Library (August 1, 2004)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1577314806
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

                 

5. Chakra Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

The complete guide to balancing your chakras and healing your mind, body, and spirit Within all living beings are seven powerful centers of energy called chakras. Every chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration, and Chakra Healing can show you how to harness that power with a wide range of simple, beginner-friendly exercises that anyone can do. This book will put you on the path to healing pain, allergies, indigestion, headaches, fatigue, and even emotional turbulence like loneliness. With practical instruction and guidance, you’ll learn how to identify what’s ailing you and which chakra is causing it. Chakra Healing features: A variety of techniques ―Connect with your chakras using everything from meditation to crystals, essential oils, yoga, focused breathing, and even diet. Helpful illustrations ―Detailed photos and drawings make the tools and exercises even easier to understand. Beginner-friendly approach ―Find accessible, bite-size advice that requires no previous knowledge. Discover the power of balancing your chakras to help you heal and feel your best.

  • Author: Margarita Alcantara
  • Publisher: Althea Press; Illustrated edition (February 14, 2017)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1623158286
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches

                 



6. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • Author: Michael A. Singer
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine, Meditation

                 

7. Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cys


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Celery Juice and Liver Rescue , here's everything you need to know about cleansing to transform your health--and your life. If you think you don't have any need to do a cleanse--if you're sure you couldn't possibly be harboring any toxins in your body--think again. In today's world, there are poisons and pathogens that threaten our health starting before we're even born , and they continue to hold us back as we encounter them in our everyday life. Cleansing is a vital tool for fighting against these burdens--as long as you go about it the right way. That's why you need this book. Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has placed a vast wealth of insight and information into a one-stop resource for cleansing of all kinds, starting with his acclaimed nine-day 3:6:9 Cleanse and expanding into life-saving protocols for specific health needs--including an anti-bug cleanse, a morning cleanse, and a heavy metal detox. You'll discover:    •   How to choose the cleanse that's right for you    •   A deep dive into the causes of your symptoms and conditions    •   Critical cleanse dos and don'ts, including modifications and substitutions    •   The truth about trendy topics such as intermittent fasting and the microbiome    •   A guide to supplements you may choose to add to your cleanse    •   The physical reasons why cleansing can be an emotional experience    •   More than 75 recipes and sample menus to get you through your Medical Medium cleanse    •   Spiritual and soul support to remind you that healing is possible "The cleanses in this book speak to what's truly going wrong inside of our bodies that no trendy lifestyle approach can ever address," Anthony writes. "Have compassion for yourself and know that your suffering is not your fault. Your struggles are not your fault. You're accomplishing great things every single hour and day as you work on your healing process with the powerful tools in this book. I believe you can heal."

  • Author: Anthony William
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1401958459
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 1.45 x 9.44 inches

                 

8. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship." --John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of  Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. Discover how an understanding of adult attachment—the most advanced relationship science in existence today—can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:    • Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back    • Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.    • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.   Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.

  • Author: Amir Levine
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1585429134
  • Dimensions: 6.02 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

9. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance ) A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans , you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store - being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking - often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece? With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well - thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come. An essential, must-listen for all parents - now more than ever. “To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent ) “Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” (Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen )

  • Author: Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Conflict Management

                 

10. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Alternative Medicine - August 2021

If you're in search of natural remedies for common ailments, this comprehensive guide has over 550 healing herbs to promote health and well-being. Invite Mother Nature into your garden! Learn how to cultivate, harvest and make your own treatments with this definitive reference book for medicinal plants. From ginger to lavender, thyme, and even the little dandelion, this book is a complete encyclopedia of herbs, plants and their healing properties. Learn about the chemistry of the plants and how they act as a medicine. Create alternative treatments for nearly 200 common health concerns in the comfort of your home.  Treat yourself with the most natural medicine and become your own herbalist. The helpful instructions are easy to follow so you can start your own medicinal garden with the best know-how. Create the ideal habitat for planting, practice careful cultivation and know the best time to harvest. The well-thought-out format of the book means you can look up information by plant names or by ailments. There are 550 essential herbs with a beautiful photographic plant index discussing their different uses. Learn how to safely and effectively process the correct parts of the plants to encourage holistic and healthy healing.  Traditional Medicine with Modern Research A treasure trove of information on the history of natural remedies and the many uses of plants. An essential index for any level of herbal expertise and supportive advice for beginners.    • Extensive photographic index of over 550 herbs and plants.    • Description of the plants, their active constituents and therapeutic properties.    • Advice on how to cultivate your own herb garden.

  • Author: Andrew Chevallier
  • Publisher: DK; 3rd edition (July 5, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1465449818
  • Dimensions: 9.31 x 1.13 x 11.13 inches