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.

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

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.

Voices of Qi

Author: Alex Holland
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556433263
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

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.

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

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

Face Reading in Chinese Medicine

Author: Lillian Bridges
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702051920
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Medical

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading! Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China. Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition. Clear discussions demonstrate how this technique can be used as a supplement to other diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Engaging, insightful, highly readable text is written by a well-known and experienced lecturer in the field. Extensive illustrations give you a clear understanding of theories and techniques. A focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis helps readers become more conscious of their actions, reactions, and the health consequences of behavior.