Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia

Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia

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Overview

Written by nationally known psychiatrist Hyla Cass, Kava: Nature's Ans wer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia answers the many questions anxiet y sufferers are asking about available treatments. With conclusive doc umentation of kava's effectiveness and a detailed account of scientifi c evidence, this balanced, comprehensive book promises to be the defin itive guide to the year's newest herbal discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761516675
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.69(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Kava: The Route Ahead
2. Stress and Anxiety
3. Stress and Disease: The Mind-Body Continuum
4. Anxiety: Psychological Factors
5. Medications: The Antidepressants and Tranquilizers
6. What Is Kava?
7. Chemistry and Actions
8. Clinical Uses of Kava
9. Sleep and Insomnia
10. How to Take Kava
11. Safety and Contraindications
12. Herbal Combinations
13. Diet and Supplements
14. Managing Stress
15. Listening to Kava: The High Road from Doing to Being
16. Growing Kava
17. The Economics and Regulation of Kava
18. Closing Thoughts
Appendix A: Recommended Reading
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Kava Beverage Preparation Recipe
Notes
Index

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