Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life

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Kodansha International, 1998 - Medical - 215 pages
Does your back pain flare up in the evening'a Perhaps your water element is weak.a Allergies in the spring'a Emotional outbursts'a Perhaps your wood element is too strong.a 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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About the author (1998)

Gail Reichstein (1965-2016), was an acupuncturist, author, and editor. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, she had practiced Chinese medicine since 1995, first in New York and then in Vermont. She was also the author of Earth Acupuncture: Healing the Living Landscape. Prior to her death, Reichstein lived in Lincoln, VT.

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