Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life

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Kodansha International, 1998 - Medical - 215 pages
4 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

A very interesting insight for novices in Chinese medicine. I read this out of curiosity and because I knew next to nothing about it. I've come away from this book with a more detailed idea and appreciation. Read full review

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Good overview of 5 elements, not totally my style, but a good intro for me. Read full review

About the author (1998)


GAIL REICHSTEIN is a writer, teacher, and licensed acupuncturist with practices in New York City and Croton-on-Hudson, New York. She is also on the faculty of the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

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