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Chinese Natural Cures
Chinese Natural Cures
Paperback      ISBN: 1579125468
The most comprehensive, trusted, and user-friendly guide to Chinese traditional medicine is finally available in a handy paperback. A perennial backlist bestseller in hardcover, Chinese Natural Cures remains the most complete and up-to-date book available in the Western world on the system and wisdom of Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is made up of four distinct methods of treatment: the use of herbs, acupuncture, the use of certain foods, and massage. Its practices can be used side-by-side with traditional Western medicine and have been growing steadily in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. Written by world renowned practitioner Dr. Henry C. Lu, Chinese Natural Cures is a complete and user-friendly guide to the principals and methods of Chinese medicine. Included here are treatments for dozens of ailments and complaints such as body pains, digestive problems, sleep disorders, infertility, and more. An encyclopedic section on herbs includes the classification of all Chinese herbs and their application, and a comprehensive section on the Chinese system of food cures offers vital information on how a wide variety of foods can prevent or cure disease. Dozens of easy-to-follow charts organize all of this invaluable information for reference at a glance. This handsomely designed new paperback edition is smaller and handier, and is sure to bring the traditions of Chinese medicine to an even wider audience.
Chinese Pediatric Massage: A Practitioner's Guide : Techniques and Protocols for Treating Childhood Illnesses and Chronic Health Problems
Chinese Pediatric Massage
A Practitioner's Guide : Techniques and Protocols for Treating Childhood Illnesses and Chronic Health Problems
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892818425
• A leading practitioner of Chinese medicine provides Western therapists with a comprehensive, illustrated handbook for the noninvasive treatment of childhood conditions. • Provides alternatives to Western medicine that are more tolerable to children and better for their long-term health. • With over 200 drawings and photographs to guide practitioners through the massage treatments in the text. • A valuable addition to the repertoire of any health practitioner. A noninvasive alternative to conventional Western medicine, Chinese pediatric massage provides practitioners with greater flexibility in choosing a successful course of treatment to improve the health and energy of children without overwhelming their systems. Chinese pediatric massage has fewer side effects than other forms of treatment, making it more tolerable for children, easier on their parents, and more effective in improving the patient's long-term health. This clearly illustrated guide is designed to give all health care providers--massage therapists, homeopathic and allopathic practitioners, and bodyworkers--who know the general concepts of traditional Chinese medicine the tools and knowledge they need to successfully use Chinese pediatric massage in treating their patients. Effective on children from birth through preadolescence, Chinese pediatric massage is a valuable therapeutic addition to the repertoire of any practitioner. It considers how a child's energetic framework differs from that of an adult, and accounts for these physiological and anatomical differences through assessment, point locations, and treatment.
How to See Your Health: The Book of Oriental Diagnosis
How to See Your Health
The Book of Oriental Diagnosis
Paperback      ISBN: 0870404679
Explains the principles of Yin and Yang, the processes of Oriental diagnosis, and the ways pressure, touch, and sight may be used to detect medical disorders sometimes overlooked in examinations by conventional physicians
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
The Way of Qigong
The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0345421094
A comprehensive and authoritative manual for the ancient Chinese art of healing, qigong, teaches readers how to integrate it into their daily routines to achieve harmony of body and mind and to prevent such diseases as cancer. Reprint. Tour. AB.
Tibetan Ayurveda: Health Secrets from the Roof of the World
Tibetan Ayurveda
Health Secrets from the Roof of the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819367
The four levels of Tibetan Ayurveda are outlined here, with details on how to improve nutrition and longevity. Original.
Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
Wood Becomes Water
Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1568365888
Does your back pain flare up in the evening? Perhaps your water element is weak. Allergies in the spring? Emotional outbursts? Perhaps your wood element is too strong. Using the five element system of Chinese cosmology as a key—wood, fire, earth, metal, water—Gail Reichstein unlocks the ancient mysteries of Chinese medicine and makes them available for the everyday health and well-being of modern readers. Each chapter includes: - Lists of common ailments associated with each element - Feng shui solutions for the home and workplace - Acupuncture treatment - Dietary therapy - Qigong exercises Simple, easy to use, and practical, this introduction connects the physical, emotional, and spiritual forces at work in our lives and provides a vital contribution to the field of mind-body medicine.
Body Feng Shui: The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading
Body Feng Shui
The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817690
• The first book in English on the ancient Chinese tradition of reading personality traits in physical appearance. • Includes over 100 illustrations that explain the meanings of physical characteristics. • Explains how individuals can influence their destiny and use negatively perceived physical aspects as tools for healthy relationships and positive self-transformation. Min Xiang Shue--also known as body feng shui--is an ancient Taoist tradition that uses the techniques from the more familiar art of placement (feng shui) to reveal the connection between inner character and external appearance. According to this ancient art, it is possible to recognize the personality of an individual from his or her facial features, hand shape, movements, and posture. Generously illustrated with more than 100 drawings that explain the meaning of distinctive physical characteristics, Body Feng Shui teaches you how to explore your own and others' destinies by reading the truths of the soul as they appear on the human body. Introduced for the first time in the Western world, the art of body feng shui can show how a negative or positive physical aspect can be partially responsible for happiness or misfortune, health or illness, wealth or poverty. Moreover, though we are given certain attributes at birth, these are not unchangeable. Body Feng Shui provides valuable lessons for redesigning our fate based on the observations of our physical appearance and offers many examples of positive changes you can make to transform an inauspicious physical feature into a blessing--none of which require plastic surgery.Â
Cultivating Ch'i: A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health
Cultivating Ch'i
A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health
Paperback      ISBN: 159030988x
"Unlike other samurai of his time, Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the healthy mind and body upon which martial techniques and philosophy depended. While serving as the chief medical doctor and healer to the Kuroda clan, he came to a holistic view of how the physical, mental, and spiritual lives of his patients were connected. Drawing from his medical practice, the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, and his life experience, Ekiken created Cultivating Ch'i as a guide to sustaining health and stamina from youth to old age. Ekiken's advice regarding moderation, food and drink, sleep, sexual activity, bathing, and therapeutic practices is still amazingly intuitive and appropriatenearly three hundred years after this book was written"--
Chinese Massage for Infants and Children: Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions
Chinese Massage for Infants and Children
Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817976
A leading practitioner of Chinese medicine provides a parents' handbook of simple massage plans that can alleviate most common childhood ailments. • Effective for colic, bedwetting, asthma, colds, coughs, chicken pox, teething, earache, and other conditions. • Easy-to-use workbook format with 22 illustrated massage plans and step-by-step instruction allows parents to become active caregivers for their children. For over one thousand years the Chinese have brought comfort, relief, and well-being to their children through a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, system of massage. Now Kyle Cline, a Licensed Massage Therapist trained at Shanghai's prestigious College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaches Western parents how to become active caregivers for their children by using Chinese massage techniques to alleviate childhood ailments from the simple (colds, coughs, chicken pox) to the chronic (colic, bedwetting, asthma). Chinese Massage for Infants and Children grounds parents in the basics of Chinese medicine, then illustrates 9 massage techniques, 63 massage points, and 22 complete massage plans. With additional information on a general health plan for all children and on using Chinese herbal remedies, Chinese Massage for Infants and Children can substantially reduce visits to the pediatrician and use of prescription medicines, while improving the bond between parent and child that is at the heart of good health.
Greatest Kan and Li: Gathering the Cosmic Light
Greatest Kan and Li
Gathering the Cosmic Light
Paperback      ISBN: 1620552310
"A fully illustrated guide to the most advanced Kan and Li practice to birth the immortal spirit body and unite with the Tao Details how to merge energy at the Heart Center to birth the immortal spirit body, allowing you to draw limitless energy from the Cosmos Explains how to establish the cauldron at the Heart Center to collect cosmic light, activate the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the Three Triangle Forces Discusses the proper Pi Gu diet and herbs to use with Kan and Li practice Reveals how to expel the three Worms, or "Death Bringers," that can imbalance the three Tan Tiens, leading to misdirection in your sexual, material, and spiritual goals After mastering the Inner Alchemy practices of Lesser Kan and Li and Greater Kan and Li, the advanced student is now ready for the refinement of the soul and spirit made possible through the practice of the Greatest Kan and Li. With full-color illustrated instructions, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan explain how to establish thecauldron at the Heart Center to collect cosmic light, activate the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the Three Triangle Forces. They detail how merging energy at the Heart Center then leads to the birth of the immortal spirit body, uniting you with theTao and allowing you to draw limitless energy and power from the Cosmos. The authors explain the proper Pi Gu diet and herbs to use in conjunction with Kan and Li practice and provide warm-up exercises, such as meditations to expel the three Worms, or "Death Bringers," that can imbalance the three Tan Tiens, leading to misdirection in your sexual, material, and spiritual goals. Revealing the ancient path of Inner Alchemy used for millennia by Taoist masters to create the "Pill of Immortality," the authors show that the unitive state of oneness with the Tao made possible through Kan and Li practice represents true immortality by allowing past and future, Heaven and Earth, to become one"--