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Chinese Medicine For Maximum Immunity

Understanding the Five Elemental Types for Health and Well-Being
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2
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Crown
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February, 1999
ISBN:
9780609802731
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$24.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Reflecting on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5000-year-old The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine to seek clues for restoring the balance of body and mind. In Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity they show how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity. The book teaches readers how to identify which element—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—most directly influences them and how to correct imbalances that can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders with step-by-step instruction for using stress-reduction techniques, diet and exercise, herbs, and acupressure.

The authors characterize the Elements as Wood “The Commander,” Fire “The Lover,” Earth “The Peacemaker,” Metal “The Artist,” and Water “The Philosopher.” Their chapters on understanding the nature and interplay of the Five Elements are well written and insightful.

This unique classification system was designed to help you understand who you are, why you behave and feel the way you do, and how the world inside you mirrors the energy and vitality of the natural world.... The Chinese believe that the Five Elements—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—govern the physical, emotional, and spiritual existence of human beings just as they regulate the cycles of growth and change in the external world. An excess or deficiency in any one of these basic forces immediately and powerfully affects your physical health and emotional well-being. Once you learn how to balance these energies, regulate their flow, and adjust any excesses or deficiencies, you can create health and harmony in your life.

And that’s what this book teaches.

Publisher’s Description: 

Reflecting on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5,000-year-old The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine to seek clues for restoring the balance of body and mind.

In Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity, Elias and Ketcham show how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity. The book teaches readers how to identify which element--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--most directly influences them and how to correct imbalances that can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders with step-by-step instruction for using stress-reduction techniques, diet and exercise, herbs, and acupressure.

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