Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine

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Random House LLC, Jan 12, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
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Asian Way of Wellness is the first interactive guide to herbal medicine, presenting breakthrough guidelines for self-diagnoses that help readers understand how to evaluate their personal health needs and use readily available herbs to treat common maladies, boost the immune system, prevent illness, maintain wellness, and ensure longevity. The author is a herbalist and accupuncturist.


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Contents

Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama fx Introduction
7
Granmas Way
13
A Walk Through Chinatown
15
Herbal Basics
24
How to Use Herbs
31
Pleasure and Medicine
41
The Taste and Energy of Foods
52
Culinary Medicines
65
Allergies
269
Beauty and the Blood
281
Herbs for Beautiful Skin and Hair
287
Our Menstrual Life
304
How Does It Hurt? 203
313
Premenstrual Syndrome
318
The Miracle of Birth
333
Menopause
345

Heres Looking at You
73
Informal Asian Health Diagnosis
86
Diagnostic Shorthand Methods
105
tl Your Tongue and You
118
Putting It All Together
128
A ThreePart Cleansing Program
135
An Asian Approach to Weight Loss
168
Lose Pounds by Gaining Strength
176
Eat Right to Keep Fit
191
PAIN AND INJURY
211
A Chinese Miracle Cure
215
Arthritis
218
Headaches and Toothaches
234
The Heart of the Matter
246
Why Do I Have Cold Feet?
260
Herbs for Colds and Flu
357
Why Are You Tired?
372
A Root for All Seasons
389
Herbals for Insomnia
396
The Yin and Yang of Love
405
Depression
435
Herbs for Memory and Mental Clarity
447
Herbs for High Performance
460
An Invitation to Thanksgiving
475
CrossReference of Herb Names
477
Herbal Access
483
Selected Bibliography
489
Index
491
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