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JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2017

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C h e c k o u t A B M P 's l a t e s t n e w s a n d b l o g p o s t s . Av a i l a b l e a t w w w. a b m p . c o m . 105 Lily Trotters On your feet all day, week after week? These fashionable, high-performance compression socks can help fuel your feet and legs. The proprietary micronylon weave helps you say good-bye to stinky feet. The socks have cushioned heels and reinforced toes for the ultimate support. Available for $48 a pair at www.lilytrotters.com. Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine Author Pablo Noriega presents a full primer on Chinese medicine and provides detailed profi les about each of the original 38 Bach fl ower remedies according to Chinese medicine. Noriega explains how to recommend fl ower essences for prevention of predisposed conditions, for soothing acute and chronic ailments, and for addressing disorders that arise from stagnant energy and yin-yang imbalances. Offering fl ower essence therapists new possibilities for evaluation and treatment, this guide also helps Chinese medicine practitioners incorporate fl ower essences into their practices. Available for $19.95 at www.innertraditions.com. The Extended Meridians of Zen Shiatsu These extended meridians are notoriously tricky to locate and remember, but this guidebook and coloring book by Elaine Liechti and Vicky Smyth allows practitioners to color and draw along the path of each meridian, supporting visual learning. An effective revision tool for students of Zen shiatsu, it includes 39 double-page spreads with anatomical meridian drawings and tips on locating the meridian and its points. Appropriate treatment positions are also detailed. There are blank anatomical drawings in the back of the book on which readers can freely draw to aid their understanding and memory retention. Available for $26.95 at www.singingdragon.com. Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch Pain relief patches are now available over the counter without a prescription. This FDA-approved patch uses a proprietary hydro- gel technology to soothe aggravated nerves. The patch is unscented and its design ensures precise delivery of medicine at the pain site. A box of six patches sells for $11.99 at drugstores nationwide.

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