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Sleep : the elixir of life : how to restore sleep with herbs and natural healing  Cover Image Book Book

Sleep : the elixir of life : how to restore sleep with herbs and natural healing / Christine Herbert, FAMH, Dip AET, BA (Hons).

Herbert, Christine, (author.).



"Sleep: The Elixir of Life looks at the many reasons for poor sleep such as stress, pain, digestive issues, urinary problems and hormones, and explores how to treat them. The methods used include herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle changes, flower remedies and essential oils. This book focuses on finding a way through an individual's health problems to fix sleep in the best way possible - by actually treating the cause of the problem" -- Back cover.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781913504854
  • ISBN: 1913504859
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Aeon Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography (page 188) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sleep - what it is, how much do we need, why do we need it. Why can it be called the elixir of life? -- Helping babies and children to sleep better -- The effect of diet and digestion on sleep -- The effect of stress and anxiety on sleep -- The influence of hormones on sleep; from premenstrual syndrome through pregnancy to menopause -- The urinary system and sleep disturbance -- Pain causing sleep disturbance: muscle pain, joint pain, menstrual cramps, mastalgia and headaches -- Other health problems that commonly cause sleep disturbance -- Materia medica of herbs that appear in the text; glossary of herb actions; methods of taking the herbs -- Other ways of taking herbs to help with sleep - flower essences and essential oils -- Diet, supplementation and natural healing, including guides to a dairy free, gluten free, nightshade free and low salicylate diet.
Subject: Sleep > Health aspects.
Sleep disorders > Alternative treatment.
Herbs > Therapeutic use.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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