Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes

Effective Treatments for Common Sports Injuries

by Carolyn Dean,

USA Best Books Award WINNER - 2011
Eric Hoffer Award 1ST RUNNER UP - 2011
IP's Highlighted Title Award EDITOR'S CHOICE - 2011
IP's Living Now Award EDITOR'S CHOICE - 2011

Healing with herbs has long been a tradition in the martial arts. Most martial artists are aware of this legacy; few are fortunate to study with teachers who understand and can teach the traditional Chinese formulas. The rest of us pick up what we can, where ever we can. This book is for the rest of us. Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes explores herbs that are readily available in the West. Sixty-four herbs common to Europe and North America are considered. Each herb is examined for its effectiveness, safety, and how to specifically use it to enhance martial arts and contact sports training. Readers will be able to choose an herb to meet a specific need, understand how to purchase it, prepare it, and use it safely. This book will be an asset for your library, don't put it on the bottom shelf, because you will refer to it often.

  • YMAA Publication Center; April 2011
  • ISBN 9781594392153
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes
  • Author: Carolyn Dean (other); Susan Lynn Peterson
  • Imprint: YMAA Publication Center

In The Press

"...a great read for martial artists, contact athletes, people with injuries and anyone interested in herbal treatment. The spectrum of herbal remedies describes here will arouse interest in the most skeptical mind."

About The Author

Susan Lynn Peterson Ph.D. holds a 5th degree black belt in Shuri-ryu karate, author of five books, including two martial arts, and an award winning theology text. She is a contributing writer to martial arts magazines and health & fitness websites. Peterson has spent many years and thousands of hours investigating the way herbs have been used in various cultures to treat injuries. Susan teaches karate and operates her communications business in Tucson Arizona.