Book title : The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures
By : Daniel Reid
Category : Books,Guidebooks,Health & Medicine
Wordcount : 107
Rating : 4.7
Publisher : Shambhala; Reprint edition (5 Dec. 1994)
Language : English
Paperback : 484 pages
isbn13 : 978-1570620713
Dimensions : 15.39 x 3.25 x 22.78 cm
Best seller rank : 398,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 385 in Herbal Remedies 396 in Medicinal Herbs 1,368 in Wellness & Relaxation
Salesrank : 398842
Here is the first complete manual of Chinese medicine specifically written for the layperson. Filled with illustrated exercises and recipes, this book offers a unique, integrated system of preventive health care so that now anyone can promote good health, longevity, and spiritual awareness using these traditional techniques. Included are: • Key concepts of Chinese medical theory • Dozens of illustrated T’ai Chi and Chee-gung exercises • The Chinese approach to healing common ailments • Authentic secrets of Taoist sexual yoga • Therapeutic food recipes and herbal tonics • Alternative treatments for diseases such as AIDS and cancer • Resource listings: teachers, schools, centers, stores, and mail-order suppliers
I do not know who to thank for curing me of a chronic digestive disorder whose underlying cause had eluded allopathic physicians and Western nutritionists for the past 30 years: Daniel P. Reid or the ancient Taoist masters?Mr. Reid’s books are truly gifts to the modern Western world and to those who sense that there is something more to life than a mass-produced culture and lifestyle. Ancient wisdom does have a wealth of knowledge to impart today in order to live a better tomorrow. If you are a newcomer to Taoism, spirituality, and traditional health practices, this is an ideal book to help you begin your journey towards enlightment. Those with a little more experience will also benefit from reading this book and adding its little gems of wisdom to their library of ever-expanding Taoist knowledge. Somehow, years of higher education and exponetially expanding university tuition never taught me the beautiful, life-affirming, and liberating simplicities expounded by Taoism. Begin your journey with these books.I also highly recommend Mr. Reid’s “The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity” as an excellent companion to “The Complete Book…” However, I caution you to exercise maturity, responsibility and personal accountability as you read and practice the ancient Taoist arts. You should be fully aware that there is no way for the author to be familiar with your particular ailments or life-situation. In this regard, I recommend that you pursue your studies under the guidance of a qualified instructor and to seek health advice from a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner. If you heed the caution and advice you will gain tremendously. There is genuine gold in this ancient wisdom. You will find yourself asking the question: “Why doesn’t the rest of the Western world know about this?”Good luck to all of you as you travel the Tao of life-enrichment through ancient wisdom. I encourage you to pursue this seemingly miraculous path towards a better life. Learn from it and spread the word. You, and others, will never regret it.
There are thousands of books published about Chinese Medicine,but none come close to this one for readability, enjoyment, clarity,and detail. While I don’t agree with every single interpretation that Reid makes, I find that I am constantly referring my patients and students to this book.It is a great place to begin your exploration of Chinese Medicine in its broadest scope. Reid writes intelligently, and yet simply, about the full range of Chinese Medical practices and the foundations of Energetic Medicine too.His format takes the reader, step-by-step, along the path of understanding this rich tradition of self-care, personal evolution, and natural healing. You will find plenty of personal stories in this book and a fair share of scientific findings which support the understanding presented.Perhaps most importantly, you will be able to apply the basic principles, as described so clearly here, in your daily life. This is truly a book that can help you get started on the path of natural healing in your own life.If you are in the healing profession, you will discover a world of refreshing insights, challenging questions, and beneficial protocols to explore.I highly recommend this book to anyone who is sincerely interested in Chinese Medicine or Qigong.
Reid’s book is great. I read it, and tried the Breathing exercises….WHAM! I felt so energetic since! FUll of vitality! I applied his advice on diet & food too, and my past digestive disorder and stomach bloats and aches are history! I listened to him and start conserving my ‘jing’ if you know what i am talking about, and I feel on top of the world! READ THIS BOOK!