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Cultivating Ch'i
A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health
Written by Kaibara Ekiken
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

Samurai are best known for taking life–but here is a samurai doctor’s prescription for how to preserve life, and to make yours a long and healthy one. Unlike other samurai of his time, the samurai Kaibara Ekiken (1630—1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the... Read more >
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