Written by one of the UK's leading practitioners, this authoritative and accessible introduction to acupuncture reveals everything you need to know before you step into the acupuncture clinic. It includes: - how acupuncture goes beyond quick cures and is used as preventative medicine - the origins and theory behind Chinese medicine and acupuncture - the differences between diagnosis in acupuncture and Western medicine - what to expect in the treatment room and how acupuncture will help you. Comparing acupuncture with Western medicine and demonstrating how the two are complementary, Peter Mole provides answers to the questions most frequently asked by acupuncture patients, prospective patients, prospective students and people who have simply heard about acupuncture and want to know more.
This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements ref...
Designed for students taking courses in international finance, international financial management, multinational finance and multinational financial management, International Financial Management offers a variety of real-life examples, both numerical and institutional, that demonstrate the use of financial analysis and reasoning in solving international financial problems. Includes coverage of the emergence of the new international financial system, the rise of the BRICS and the credit crunch. Complete use of IFRS throughout the chapter on measuring and managing transactions. Contains numerous Asian, Latin American, African and European cases, applications and examples. Provides a truly global context for the study of international financial management. Focuses on decision making in an international context. Contains coverage of all of the traditional areas of corporate finance including: working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and financial structure.
This Handbook aims to be the most comprehensive and up to date reference book available to those who are involved or could be involved in the world of finance. The financial world has a capacity for ingenious innovation and this extends to the often bewildering array and use of terms. Here you can find out what a Circus, a Firewall, an Amazon Bond, a Clean Float, a Cocktail Swap, a Butterfly, a Streaker, a Straddle and a Strangle are. As well as defining terms, the book also shows how they are used differently in different markets and countries. It also has numerous examples showing clearly the use of particular calculations and instruments; and provides details of major markets, acronyms and currencies. Reflecting the development of global financial markets this Handbook will have broad appeal around the world. It will be a reliable guide for practitioners, and those in the related professions of accounting, law and management. At the same time it will be an invaluable companion for advanced students of finance, accounting and business.
A Higher Place is a collection of delightful stories about overcoming life's challenges through faith and perseverance. A Higher Place will open your heart and reaffirm your belief in the goodness of humanity. Marble Wars defines the true meaning of faith, as faith becomes the only thing an eight-year old boy has left. In Do You Believe in Magic, Susan Lindsey overcomes impossible odds to rescue an unfortunate group of homeless children. God's Work portrays Billy Thompson, a desperate young boy, who summons the help of angels and is bewildered at the response. These are but a few of the stories contained in A Higher Place, yet every story reveals the true side of America, the real America that still exists. The people and stories herein will live in your memory long after you finish the book and place it on the shelf.
Borneo's biodiversity is among the richest in the world.The first guide to focus on Malaysian Borneo and Brunei, this book gives full details on where and how to see the island's colourful flora and fauna. Tropical rainforest and rivers cover over 70% ofMalaysian Borneo, and this lush habitat is home to hundreds of unique species, from the jelly green snake and bearded pig to the proboscis monkey. Trek through one of the region's national parks or catch a glimpse of an orang-utan. Traditional rural lifestyles,tribal influences and ethnic variety also offer the visitor a rewarding cultural experience; take part in island festivities, spend the night in a longhouse or shop in the bustling markets. Borneo can provide for adventure travellers, divers and even sunbathers.Over 27,000 UK visitors travelled to Borneo in 2007, up 10% on the previous year.
The story of Kael a Celtic Prince, of Sarah Armitage, an ambitious young archaeologist and a desperate Celtic tribe driven to make the ultimate sacrifice: their own future king must die the ritual Death of Three. Bog bodies such as Lindow Man discovered in Cheshire in 1984, though perfectly preserved are ancient. Sarah gets the chance of a lifetime with the discovery of a bog body, but then the vivid, frightening dreams begin, retelling events preceding Kael's death. Haunted by the ghosts of Kael and his lover Soan, past and present mix in her mind. Unwisely becoming romantically involved with a co-worker whilst feeling a growing attraction to Andy, the policeman in charge of a potential murder scene; her work and relationships suffer. Offered the chance to put things right for Kael and Soan she must choose between their happiness and her own. Dare she do what the voices from the past beg her? Is she a human first or a scientist? This is a ghost story, a thriller and a poignant tale of doomed love.
Este é o primeiro livro-texto que explica os conceitos da Acupuntura Constitucional dos Cinco Elementos e de como usá-la no diagnóstico e no tratamento. Este excitante livro faz uma apresentação clara, acessível e detalhada das principais características do tratamento fundamentado na acupuntura constitucional dos Cinco Elementos. Abrange o contexto e a história desse tipo de acupuntura, bem como da relevante teoria da Medicina Chinesa. Após examinar os Elementos e as funções dos órgãos, o livro explora a base do diagnóstico da acupuntura dos Cinco Elementos, os possíveis bloqueios à terapia e o tratamento em si, estabelecendo esse estilo de tratamento em relação ao contexto...