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This website is about Beauty, Modelling, and Complementary Medicine, as reflected in the book entitled "Complementary Medicine, Beauty and Modelling"by Agata A. Listowska, MA and Mark A. Nicholson, ASO.
This book offers an insight into concepts of physical beauty and photographic modelling, and encourages the reader to view the body from a different perspective. Physical features aside, the book delves into the body/mind relationship, and draws upon the wisdom of philosophies such as naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine, Bach flower remedies, mineral therapy, iridology, yoga, meditation, and natural remedies, without ignoring skin care, cosmetics, perfume, and paramedical tattooing. With even a basic knowledge of the principles of complementary medicine, readers can begin to understand and improve upon perceived flaws in their physical features, and gain the confidence to recognise the personal attributes that make them each individuals. We encourage readers to appreciate the unique beauty that is within each of us, and recognise that a nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle, and positive view of themselves are the keys to maintain emotional stability and emphasise their appearance.
Chapter 1 introduces concepts of ‘Beauty and Physical Features’ and compares professional modelling with domestic beauty. Defining ‘beauty’ and ‘physical appearance’ Chapter 1 explains that complementary medicine principles can improve one’s health and appearance, not necessarily confined to professional modelling but incorporating anyone seeking to improve their looks.
Photographs of professional models are dispersed throughout the chapter to accentuate what is being said in the chapter and show various poses and how models present themselves. The chapter also includes issues of diet, exercise and weight, and incorporates discussion of the limiting factors that face all of us.
Parts 3 and 4 of Chapter 1 introduce issues concerning what makes a photographic model and gives an idea of a photographer’s point of view regarding the prospect of taking good photographs when the model knows how to pose.
Chapter 2 is about body components in beauty and modelling, and introduces concepts concerning body and mind communication with reference to the writings of Hermann Müller, Body-Mind Analyst.
Chapter 2 identifies various issues facing models in relation to their body parts, i.e. head and hair, hands and nails, legs, thighs, pelvis, knees, and feet.
Also included is the matter concerning posture and wearing high heels and the possible effects, including shoulder alignment.
Chapter 3 is about facial characteristics in domestic beauty and professional modelling, and introduces body-mind analysis of facial features and the personality expressed by those features.
Zones of the face (mental, emotional, and physical) representing energy centres are identified by pictures of the front and sides of the face (female, male, and child). Differences in various profiles are pictorially displayed with explanations.
Facial components (nose, ears, mouth, lips etc. are shown with explanations given about what they portray to a face-character analyst.
Eight (8) profiles (male and female) are shown and explained, including the slopes of the eyes (ESLines) and what they may portray in a person’s character.
Chapter 4 refers to cosmetics and perfumes. It explains how cosmetics should be applied and the problems that might be associated with cosmetic applications and the types of cosmetics that might be used, including hair dyes.
The chapter also includes a short note on vegan cosmetics and make-up.
Perfumes are explained in Part 3 of Chapter 4 from the point of view of specialist perfumeries; incorporating questions about quality perfumes as opposed to ordinary mass produced fragrances.
Some of the Part3 are from my own personal experience at the London Perfumery in having a perfume selected for myself and how they go about choosing what is appropriate for a person, with information on the best way to apply and wear perfumes and other types of fragrance. Some of the photographs are sample perfumes to accentuate the writing by pictures.
Chapter 5 is the medical side of skin care and skin conditions, explaining about skin characteristics and skin problems from a medical point of view initially, with complementary medicine approaches shown, i.e. mineral therapy, herbal medicine, homoeopathy, Chinese medicine, meridian diagnostics, and nutrition.
Pictures are provided by Dr. Amanda Neill, MBBS, PhD, to visually highlight the most common skin problems, however not confined only to models, but affecting anyone.
Chapter 6 is about ‘Cosmetic Paramedical Tattooing’, usually performed in lieu of cosmetic surgery or after surgical procedures.
Tattooing is shown with pictures relating to breasts, lips, and eyebrows.
Chapter 7 is about Bach Flower Remedies developed by Dr Edward Bach. Unlike other books on Bach Flower Remedies, Chapter 7 introduces complementary medicine (particularly traditional Chinese medicine theories) to the relevant emotions that give rise to illness and ailments, and, where appropriate, provides essential mineral therapy relating to each of the 30+ flower remedies.
Chapter 8 concerns yoga and meditation, with the addition of chakras and spiritual healing. Although not only do they relate to modelling but for anyone seeking to calm the mind and find some peace in their lives.
Chapter 9 refers to Star Signs with the addition of shadow signs taken from the date of conception. This chapter raises the interests of some readers by outlining a further concept to mainstream star sign significance without delving into the arena of horoscope meanings. Since many magazines have a segment about horoscopes, it is included to widen our concept about personality characteristics that are generally attributed to one’s date of birth.
Chapter 10 is all about nutrition and digestion, speaking of various foods that benefit health and aspects of beauty, incorporating hormone balancers, ageing, food cravings, and the caloric value of certain foods.
Additionally, tips for a healthy appearance are included, as well as vital nutrition in Part 6 of the Chapter, and a small Part 7 about vegan nutrition.
Part 8 takes in the major nutrients and explains each type of nutrient (vitamins, minerals, etc) without excessive wording of biochemical principles.
Part 9 outlines the role of minerals in the diet and by supplementation.
Chapter 11 refers to Traditional Chinese Medicine, but only in so far as its two fundamental premises of Yin/Yang and the 5-Element theory are concerned.
Two photos showing some important acupuncture points are included at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 12 refers to the most important considerations of selected body systems required for good health. These include the spinal column and structural alignment, with vertebral relationships; the somatic and autonomic nervous systems; spinal nerve relationships; and cranial nerves.
Essentially, Part 3 of the Chapter identifies the most important feature of the human body, namely, dermatomes and sclerotomes, since every part of the human body (whether on the surface or internally) can be traced to a particular nerve innervation on the spine.
Part 4 introduces the stomatognathic system used in ‘Applied Kinesiology’, where each tooth relates to various muscles of the body.
Part 5 refers to the circulatory system that includes blood and lymph flow.
Part 6 refers to ‘digestion’ and the digestive phases, and includes a small segment on children, viewed as appropriate for child models.
Chapter 13 is about Iridology, introducing the main and most relevant aspects of iris and pupil analysis, with some complementary medicine treatment protocols included.
This chapter (Remedies for Common Conditions) outlines the complementary medicine remedies (mineral therapy and herbal medicine) that are most commonly appropriate for modelling and beauty.
Part 1: Mineral Therapy.
Part 2: Herbal Medicine.
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