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By Ruth Lindquist PhD RN APRN-BC FAAN, Mariah Snyder PhD, Mary Frances Tracy PhD RN CCNS FAAN

A truly sober and systematic method of quite a lot of replacement treatments, that are utilized by nurses independently of alternative future health care practitioners (i.e. they do not desire a doctor's okay to pass forward and use). Standardized bankruptcy layout -- every one treatment is outlined, present examine on subject is reviewed, makes use of and strategies are defined, via precautions and an inventory of questions for extra study.

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Ayurvedic massage used essential oils according to the state of balance of the doshas. For example, almond oil was used when vata predominated, sandalwood when pitta regulated, and sesame oil when kapha dominated the physiological processes. Herbal medicines came in the form of pills, powders, pastes, teas, and medicated oils. Introducing the Ayurvedic tradition to Western people, Chopra (1990) explained a fundamental approach to wellness: “The guiding principle of Ayurveda is that the mind exerts the deepest influence on the body and freedom from sickness depends upon contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body” (p.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE In Ayurveda, health-seeking endeavors were a religious obligation (Desai, 2000). The healthy body was seen as a microcosm of the universe com- 18 Foundations for Practice posed of primordial elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether, which combined to form three humors, or doshas. The relative balance of the three doshas (pitta, vata, and kapha) regulated physiological processes of the body. If the equilibrium of the body were to be upset, disease resulted. Ayurvedic physicians observed the tongue, eyes, skin, tone of voice, pulse, and general appearance, and evaluated urine and feces (Young, 2001).

Listening is an integral part of nurse–client relationships. In fact, it is one of the most effective therapeutic techniques available to nurses (Sundeen, Stuart, Rankin, & Cohen, 1998). The theoretical underpinnings of listening can be traced back to counseling psychology and psychotherapy. Rogers (1957) used counseling and listening to foster independence and promote growth and development and stressed that empathy, warmth, and genuineness with clients were necessary and sufficient for therapeutic changes to occur.

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