Discover Nature's Treatment for Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia
Kava has been used ritually and medicinally in the islands of the South Pacific for centuries. Widely used in Europe, this amazing herb has been shown to relieve tension and anxiety while maintaining alertness. In larger doses kava promotes deep, restful sleep. Safe, natural, and inexpensive, kava is the perfect supplement for today's stress-filled lifestyle, and the ideal alternative to drugs such as Valium.
"Authoritative, fascinating, and richly readable, this book tells you what you want to know about kava and guides you in using it."
—James S. Gordon., M.D., Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine
"An engaging and informative guide to understanding and using kava."
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
"A valuable contribution to the body of kava literature. Sharing a seasoned clinician's positive experience, the authors cast a deservedly cool light on Valium and its chemical cousins, and let kava emerge as a safe, effective remedy for stress and anxiety."
—Chris Kilham, author of Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise
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What St. John's wort is for depression, kava is for everyday anxiety. Native to exotic locales including the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, kava is a ritual and medicinal herb that's been used for centuries. It may not taste fabulous, but it effectively relieves tension and anxiety without affecting one's alertness or mental capacities or resulting in addictions, unlike prescription drugs such as Valium. Written by Hyla Cass, M.D., a well-known alternative medicine consultant and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia is an intelligent, engaging reference to this increasingly popular herb.
Cass clearly explains the herb's chemical composition without delving into turgid scientific mumbo jumbo, or relying on lifeless quotes from scientific papers. She also thoroughly covers the herb's various forms--tinctures, tablets, pastes, powdered extract, and sprays--and suggests appropriate dosages for various treatments (for insomnia, for instance, you'd take a larger dose than if you just wanted to calm yourself before a plane flight). Cass also covers herbs that can be used in combination with kava, including valerian, licorice, and Ginkgo biloba; suggested dietary changes to improve overall mood and health; possible side effects; and techniques for managing stress in the first place, so antianxiety treatments aren't as needed. For anyone who wants to know all about what they're putting into their body, this is a solid primer.About the Author:
Hyla Cass, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of the best-selling, St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster. She is also a noted public speaker and a consultant in the field of alternative medicine.
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Descripción Prima Lifestyles, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0761516670
Descripción Prima Lifestyles, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110761516670
Descripción Prima Lifestyles, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0761516670