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.
• 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
"Thorough, clear, and informative."—Booklist
"An incredibly thorough guide . . . Reid's tome provides great coverage of the healing arts and is a wonderful sourcebook for the Taoist theory underlying such practices."—NAPRA Trade Journal
"This is among the most highly enlightening books on Chinese health practices I have ever come across. Reid integrates a myriad of highly complex concepts and translates them to the reader with simplicity and clarity. . . . I highly recommend this book to my colleagues, patients, and anyone interested in the path of Chinese health and healing."—Christina Stemmler, M.D., President, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
'Through his thorough research, in-depth scholarships and insightful ways of penetrating into the heart of the matter, Reid has written a book about Chinese health and healing that is sure to become a classic resource for everyone."—Chungliang Al Huang, author of Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
"Always interesting, Dan Reid is one of the most respected authors in the field of Chinese medicine. . . . He draws upon his scholarly background as well as extensive clinical experience, making a complicated subject clear and fascinating to read."—James Ramholz, publisher of Oriental Medicine