Wood Becomes Water

Author: Gail Reichstein
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 1568365888
Release Date: 2018-09-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Wood Becomes Water

Author: Gail Reichstein
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568362099
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

Uses the five element system of Chinese cosmology--wood, fire, earth, metal, and water--to analyze physical and emotional distress, and recommends therapies to restore health. 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

Between Heaven and Earth

Author: Harriet Beinfield
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780804151733
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine's centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

Archetypal Acupuncture

Author: Gary Dolowich M.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583943403
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Chinese model of the Five Elements (wood, fire, metal, earth, and water) and the Twelve Officials (the organ systems that comprise the map of traditional Chinese medicine) has been applied as a system of medicine for three thousand years to balance chi, the vital force of the body. Archetypal Acupuncture explains to both acupuncturists and the general public how to work with these maps of energy and use them to diagnose physical illness, resolve emotional imbalances, and navigate the stages of life. Dr. Dolowich’s goal is to revitalize these traditional teachings for the modern world—and in the process bring East and West together. Through an archetypal approach to Chinese medicine, he shows how we can gain fresh insights into the roots of illness while uncovering a positive vision of wellness and the healing process. The book draws on case histories, spiritual poetry (especially Rilke and Rumi), classic sources such as the I Ching, and examples from contemporary culture in order to bring the elements alive. Individual chapters explore the interface of Eastern and Western medicine, Chinese numerology, spiritual aspects of the elements, archetypal patterns in popular culture, and strategies for cultivating a life in harmony with the rhythms of nature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Chinese Way to Healing

Author: Misha Ruth Cohen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595399505
Release Date: 2006-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness is an essential guide to achieving total health in mind, body and spirit. By showing you the powerful benefits of Chinese Medicine-particularly acupuncture, massage, nutrition, meditation and herbs-along with other healing arts as adjunct therapies, this book can help you take control of your healing process and maintain or restore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life.This book offers comprehensive healing plans for a wide range of ailments including digestive problems, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, gynecological problems, PMS, menopause, and more. These plans combine Chinese dietary guidelines with Western medicine, plus various other Eastern and Western healing therapies.Includes: Basics of Chinese medicine How to evaluate a Chinese medicine practitioner Acupuncture and Moxibustion Qi Gong: Chinese exercise and meditation Case histories: profiles in healing Chinese medicine dietary practices Chinese herbal therapy

Your Emotional Type

Author: Michael A. Jawer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594778025
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

Your emotional type as the means to finding the right treatment for your chronic illness or pain • Provides an easy questionnaire to find your emotional type • Identifies the connections between emotional type and 12 common chronic ailments: asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel, migraines, PTSD, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcers • Explains which of 7 mind/body healing therapies works best for each emotional type Different people process their feelings in different ways--your emotional style is a fundamental aspect of who you are. It affects more than just your outlook on life; it can affect your well-being as well. Many chronic ailments are not the result of germs or genes but are rooted in our emotional biology. The link between emotional type and health explains why modern medicine--which views treatment as “one size fits all”--often fails to successfully treat chronic pain and illness. Examining the interplay of emotions, chronic illness and pain, and treatment success, Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi reveal how chronic conditions are intrinsically linked to certain emotional types and how these ailments are best treated by choosing a healing therapy in line with your type. Explaining the emotional ties behind the 12 most common chronic illnesses--asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcers--the authors provide an easy assessment survey that allows you to identify your emotional type as well as the ailments you are susceptible to. Extending this connection between mind and body, they assess 7 alternative healing therapies--acupuncture, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, yoga, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques--and indicate which methods work best for each emotional type. Empowering you as a patient to seek out the therapies that will work best for you, this book offers a welcome path to effective pain relief and sustainable health.

Five Elements Six Conditions

Author: Gilles Marin
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623170325
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Taoism and the use of the five elemental forces of nature for healing, says Gilles Marin, are esoteric, understandable only through daily experience with a knowledgeable mentor. Marin’s 25 years of clinical practice teaching the ancient Taoist method of Chi Nei Tsang, which uses hands-on techniques and Taoist meditations to help clients heal, uniquely qualifies him for the task. Five Elements, Six Conditions shows how simple and practical the ancient Taoist healing principles are and how effectively they deepen all methods of healing, including modern medical approaches. Step-by-step, he shows how to work with instead of against the body, whereby healing becomes not only possible but inevitable. His clear language, along with color-coded maps and diagrams, enables readers to understand the alchemical principles formed and refined over hundreds of years. Each chapter includes specific exercises and meditations to help anyone integrate the essence of the teaching and develop at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Chop Wood Carry Water How to Fall In Love With the Process of Becoming Great

Author: Joshua Medcalf
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483441771
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Self-Help

Guided by “Akira-sensei,” John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy’s journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be CLUTCH curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way. Some things you will learn... —No matter how it feels, you are always building your own house. —How and why you must surrender to the outcome in order to be at your best. —Why you never want to have your identity wrapped up in what you do. —Why your strength lies in faithfulness to the little things. —How to develop a heart posture of gratitude. —How to use the biggest challenges as a training ground for greatness. —Why the process is more important than the goal. —Why comparison is the thief of all joy. —How to develop a growth mindset. —Why talent is more of a curse than a blessing. “So many valuable stories and lessons!” —Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks

Chinese Medicine for Beginners

Author: Achim Eckert
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 0761506136
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Health & Fitness

"For centuries, the Chinese have tapped the five elemental forces of nature - wood, fire, earth, metal, and water - to strengthen their bodies and minds. Not superstition, but rather a discipline rooted in observation and experiment, the Chinese approach to health is finding increased acceptance in the Western world. Acupuncture, homeopathy, and holistic medicine are now widely practiced alternatives or adjuncts to the technological approaches of the West." "Now Chinese Medicine for Beginners makes this time-tested tradition accessible to you. Whether you are simply seeking the proper yin-yang balance in your own life or are a practitioner seeking alternative treatments for those in your care, this book can show you the way."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Unlearning Meditation

Author: Jason Siff
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834823144
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

When we meditate, our minds often want to do something other than the meditation instructions we've been taught. When that happens repeatedly, we may feel frustrated to the point of abandoning meditation altogether. Jason Siff invites us to approach meditation in a new way, one that honors the part of us that doesn't want to do the instructions. He teaches us how to become more tolerant of intense emotions, sleepiness, compelling thoughts, fantasies—the whole array of inner experiences that are usually considered hindrances to meditation. The meditation practice he presents in Unlearning Meditation is gentle, flexible, permissive, and honest, and it's been wonderfully effective for opening up meditation for people who thought they could never meditate, as well as for injecting a renewed energy for practice into the lives of seasoned practitioners.

Earth Acupuncture

Author: Gail Reichstein Rex
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781591437819
Release Date: 2016-02-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Applying the principles of Chinese medicine and Native American shamanism to answer the call of the Earth and heal its polluted landscapes • Explains how to build a healing relationship with the natural world by making offerings of thanks and listening to the Earth’s responses • Details methods of diagnosis and several types of Earth acupuncture treatment, including building stone circles, planting crystals, and working with wooden and copper-rod needles • Shares the author’s journey of healing a river with these methods After experiencing a powerful vision of the nuclear power plant near her home and its toxic effects on the Hudson River, acupuncturist Gail Rex was inspired to help heal the river and surrounding lands but was unsure how to begin. Soon after, at a workshop with Cherokee-wisdom teacher Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, she discovered the answer: she could treat the landscape just as she treated her patients--by taking its pulses and treating the points of stagnant energy and pollution with acupuncture. Tracing her journey from initial vision and pulse taking to building a stone circle to open a major energy meridian of the Hudson, the author reveals how our rivers, valleys, and forests are capable of illness and healing just like a living being. She explains simple practices for attuning with the living landscape and responding appropriately to the messages and images received from the Earth’s intelligence. By making offerings of thanks and asking the land’s permission before every interaction, Gail Rex demonstrates the power of right relationship in action. Drawing upon the principles of Chinese medicine and her work with Native American shamanic traditions, Rex shows how the landscape itself reveals both its imbalances and the opportunities for treatment. Using a broad range of diagnostic tools--including direct observation, principles of feng shui, listening to pulses, and working with maps--she demonstrates ways of identifying the master points of the surrounding landscape. She then explores different methods of Earth acupuncture treatment, including building stone circles, planting crystals, and working with wooden and copper-rod needles to treat these specific points and restore energy balance. Offering not only a proactive method for healing the environment, Rex also reveals how to communicate with the rivers, mountains, trees, and rocks that surround us, allowing each of us to develop an authentic spiritual relationship with the living body of the Earth.

Ten little fish

Author: Audrey Wood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0439849330
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

Ten little fish swim along an ocean reef, each finding a different reason to leave until there is only one left.

Reflections of the Moon on Water

Author: Xiaolan Zhao
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307373786
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

One of Canada’s most trusted and beloved health practitioners introduces Western women to the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and the time-tested practices that have helped optimize physical and emotional health for centuries. Since establishing her practice in Canada twelve years ago, Dr. Xiaolan Zhao has treated thousands of women suffering from fatigue, PMS, infertility, depression, menopausal symptoms and other gynecological disorders — health problems that are all too common in the West but less so in China, where traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been an integral part of women’s lives for thousands of years. As a physician originally trained in Western medicine who later took up the practice of TCM, Dr. Zhao has seen how effective the Chinese approach is for her patients, and she’d like to see more Canadian women incorporating its wisdom and practices in their own lives, as a complement to their regular health care. In Reflections of the Moon on Water, she explains the unique philosophy behind the healing tradition, a way of thinking that is liberating and empowering for women. Sharing stories from her own life and the lives of her patients, Dr. Zhao shows that we have nothing to reject about our feminine selves, and explains how we can develop new relationships with our bodies and our emotions. There is so much every woman can do in terms of ongoing and preventative self-care to improve her health and vitality and prevent illness. By making simple changes in diet, exercise routine, sex life and the way we deal with stress and our emotions, we can profoundly improve our health now and into the future. "Many Westerners think Chinese medicine sounds too complicated or too esoteric. They find discussions of yin and yang, or the life energy known as qi intimidating. In fact, Chinese medicine is very simple and accessible. Many of the herbs we use are ordinary ones. Sometimes, I might treat a patient’s sinus condition with eucalyptus or other familiar herbs, and she’ll say, "Oh that smells just like what my grandmother used to give me." So much of Chinese medicine is based on intuition and common sense. Although the history behind TCM is 5,000 years old — 4,500 years older than our scientific traditions — it is knowledge open to anyone." —excerpt from Reflections of the Moon on Water From the Hardcover edition.

The Drinking Water Book

Author: Colin Ingram
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780307791337
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Drinking Water Book takes a level-headed look at the serious issues surrounding America's drinking water supply. In the completely revised comprehensive guide to making tap and bottled water safer, you'll find unbiased reporting on what's in your water and how to drink safely. Featuring the latest scientific research, Ingram evaluates the different kinds of filters and bottled waters and rates specific products on the market. The Drinking Water Book: · Honestly and thoroughly tackles a subject vital to ongoing environmental, health, and safety concerns · Shows how to avoid bogus safety tests, scams, and unnecessary expenditures · Explains the toxins in our water, how to test for them, and how to get rid of them · Details which toxins aren't regulated by federal and state water standards