Health and Long Life the Chinese Way

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Three Pines Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 234 pages
Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way brings together the wide variety of Chinese medical and spiritual methods in one integrated volume. It provides not only a basic description, but also discusses the relationship of Chinese healing to contemporary Western science and religious Daoism.
Easy to read, with numerous charts and illustrations, and enriched by exercises that encourage readers to examine their own practices and attitudes, Health and Long Life is a great resource for anyone interested in Chinese healing.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dao and Qi
9
YinYang and the Five Phases
19
Visions of the Body
31
Understanding the Mind
43
The Meridian System
51
Methods of Diagnosis
63
Acupuncture
75
Fengshui
127
Food Cures and Diets
137
The Chinese Pharmacopoeia
149
Sexual Practices
161
Breathing and Gymnastics
171
Qigong
181
Taiji Quan and Martial Arts
191
Meditation
203

Forms of Massage
87
Medicine in China Today
97
Other East Asian Countries
107
Acupuncture in America
117
From Inner Alchemy to Healing Dao
213
Conclusion
223
Index
229
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About the author (2005)

Livia Kohn is professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University.

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