Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes: Effective Treatments for Common Sports Injuries

Susan Lynn Peterson (Author) Carolyn Dean (Foreword by)


Herbs for bruises, sprains, strains, dislocations, breathing, adrenaline, and more!

Healing with herbs has long been a tradition in the martial arts. As ever more martial artists train in the West, interest in Western herbs grows. This book investigates sixty-four herbs that are readily available in North America and Europe. For each herb it discusses the evidence for its effectiveness, the evidence for its safety, and how specifically to use it to enhance martial arts and contact sports training. Even the beginner will be able to choose an herb to meet a specific training need, purchase a good quality portion of that herb, prepare it, and use it safely.

Product Details

$20.95  $19.27
YMAA Publication Center
Publish Date
September 01, 2010
7.2 X 1.0 X 9.2 inches | 1.55 pounds

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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.


"Destined to become an instant classic both for herbalists and martial artist."--David H. Price, L. Ac., M.O.M., B.A., September 2010
"In one volumne, accurate and dependable Western herbs that are safe and effective treatments for sports injuries. A wonderful job. Carolyn Dean is the author of The Magnesium Miracle and Solve it with Supplements."--Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
"Well researched and concise...Provides an accessible alternative to Chinese herbal medicine for the author and martial artist."--Tom Bisio, author of A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth
"Well researched, practical, helpful and informative. This book has earned a place on my bookshelf."--Jennifer Lawler, author of Martial Arts for Dummies
"This book will be treasured...Destined to become a classic."--Brigitte Mars, author of The Country Almanac of Home Remedies
"...a great read for martial artists, contact athletes, people with injuries, and anyone interested in herbal treatment. The spectrum of herbal remedies described here will arouse interest in the most skeptical mind."--Richard Skaff, Book Reviewer for ForeWord Reviews