Stay calm. Move quickly. Know what to do. Those three rules are the foundation of natural first aid. They can mean
the difference between life and death, injury and disability, a night in the hospital and a life in a nursing home.
Unfortunately, even though most of us can generally manage to stay calm and move fast during a crisis, few of us
really know what to do in an emergency or when an accident occurs. Even fewer know when and how to use the
herbs and other home remedies that can heal.
That's why this book was written. It contains all the techniques you...
Athletic activities and recreational exercises are the phenomena of modern civilized societies. The
Citius, altius, fortius
may translate better today as “even faster, even higher, even
stronger.” If we consider that many sport participants are professionally involved and that sport has
become big business and top entertainment in our society, we can understand how sport can place
demands on an athlete. At the same time, during the last few decades, recreational exercise has
become most people’s daily lifestyle.
After more than a quarter century as a primary care educator, I am
convinced that our graduates enter practice inadequately trained in
the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems and
injuries. One reason for this perceived deficiency is the relatively
short duration of primary care training—typically three years for
family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics.
During this time, there are just not enough months to teach all a clinician
needs to know about diseases and trauma involving the musculoskeletal