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Alternative Therapies for Cancer and Common Ailments: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Chinese Herbal Remedies and Health Food

0759695865


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The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
Ted J. Kaptchuk
0809228408
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description

Completely and thoroughly revised, The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in the synthesizing of Western and Eastern healing practices.

Book Info
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. Including reviews of scientific developments in the study of acupuncture and herbal medicine and a discussion of the possible adverse effects of these therapies. Previous edition: c1982. Softcover.

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Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
Harriet Beinfield
0345379748
January 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For anyone seriously interested in learning about Chinese medicine, Beinfield and Korngold provide a comprehensive, though technical, look at it. The book is divided into three parts: theory; the psychology of Chinese medicine and therapy; and such treatment methods as acupuncture, herbs and diet. Licensed acupunturists, Beinfield and Korngold stress that the models of Eastern and Western medicine are significantly different. Consequently, so are methods, emphases and outcomes. Chinese medicine, they claim, readjusts the body's balance and enhances self-healing--while Western medicine, in contrast, stresses suppressing and eliminating pathological phenomena, and crisis-intervention. The authors don't discount the need, in some instances, for Western medicine. In fact, they bring this issue up poignantly with an...


Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine
Henry Han
0553381180
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Review
“A valuable alternative perspective on health and illness.”
--Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., author of The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

“I have personally benefited from Chinese herbal medicine under the care of Dr. Henry Han. This book shows how crucial integrative medicine can be in treating a whole host of illnesses and in getting healthy and staying well.”
--Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

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?A valuable alternative perspective on health and illness.?
--Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., author of The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

?I have personally benefited from Chinese herbal medicine under the care of Dr. Henry Han. This book shows how...


The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy : Including a Color Atlas of Chinese Anticancer Plants

1556435851


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Book Description
This useful text features an extensive discussion of the history, development, and science of Chinese medicine, and a summary of the authors’ fact-finding research trip to countries and hospitals that use Chinese herbs in the treatment of cancer. Central to the book is a substantial section of 103 colored botanical plates, constituting an atlas of the most important anticancer plants discussed in the book. Each plate comes with a detailed legend containing a succinct summary of the plant’s pharmacological and/or photochemical properties.


The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation *Breathing
Roger Jahnke
0062514776
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Essentially an all-in-one beginner's guide to self-healing techniques, The Healer Within examines four practices: movement, massage, meditation, and breathing. The movement section focuses on gentle motions, more like tai chi than yoga, and might be especially useful for those who suffer from back pain. The self-massage chapter involves stimulating acupressure points that traditional Asian medicine believe can help heal organs and improve bodily functions. A section on breathing (a seemingly natural process that is often retaught as part of alternative-medicine regimens) includes techniques intended to help you take in more oxygen and get rid of tension. And the meditation chapter provides an easy introduction to various meditative techniques and deep relaxation. Jahnke, an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine, makes...


Chi Kung
Kam Chuen Lam
0736044809
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Benefits of stimulating the flow of chi are well known in the Eastern hemisphere. Now, for the first time in print in the Western world, Master Lam Kam Chuen presents this advanced method for improving focus, breathing, and creativity. The practice of chi kung is founded on the five energies system of Chinese philosophy. Through Master Chuen’s careful direction, you will master key positions and movements that will boost your energy, decrease stress, stave off illness, and enhance your overall fitness. Chi Kung is both an expertly crafted instructional guide and a potentially life-enriching experience. Follow the master’s teaching and insights to perform each purposeful technique. Feel your muscles grow firmer while your mind becomes more aware, yet at ease. In opening this book, you open yourself to the...


The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine

0231103573


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Science and Technology Reference Review
[An] excellent encyclopedic handbook.

Review
"[An] excellent encyclopedic handbook." -- Science and Technology Reference Review
"Reflects a great deal of work not only by the author...but also by a group of ten highly proficient translators and editors on both sides of the Pacific who did a wonderful job." -- Journal of the American Medical Association

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Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text
Giovanni Maciocia
0443074895
August 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
'This version remedies some of the shortcomings of the first edition and is now as near a complete exposition of Chinese medicine theory as could be presented in a single text. It is unlikely to be supplanted for years to come, if ever, and with Giovanni’s similarly seminal textbooks on clinical practice, diagnostics, gynaecology and obstetrics and tongue diagnosis, forms the bedrock for all practitioners of Chinese medicine in the West.'

Peter Deadman

"The text is beautifully presented in two colours. A large number of clear illustrations and text boxes highlight the important points and aid readability. Learning outcomes are summarised at the end of each chapter. This is a well designed and easy to read textbook, which sources mainly from the classic Chinese medicine texts, including both ancient...


A Manual of Acupuncture [MP3 AUDIO]
Peter Deadman, et al
0951054678
June 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book is certain to become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each...


Natural Choices for Women's Health
Laurie Steelsmith
140004796X
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
Natural Choices for Woman’s Health is a treasure trove of practical information that is guaranteed to improve or maintain your health and may even save your life. I highly recommend this book.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“I wish this wonderful book had been available when I was on my search for better health and vitality three decades ago. Dr. Steelsmith’s inspirational personal story is a powerful foundation for her wise guidance. Her astute blending of the philosophies and therapies of Eastern and Western natural medicine provides remarkable insight not available anywhere else.” —Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., President Emeritus, Bastyr University, and coauthor of...


Chinese Home Remedies
Lihua Wang
1564148084
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Chinese Home Remedies is a book that offers an intriguing blend of traditional Chinese medicine-as practiced today-and a wide variety of ancient Chinese folk remedies. It contains more than 1,000 effective remedies, a treasure trove of information you can use every day. You'll often be surprised how easily a problem that has lingered for weeks or months can be cured. Making moderate lifestyle changes and following the easy-to-use instructions on how to prepare home remedies, you will see how easy it is to end long-term suffering and experience healthier living. This book is a distillation of Ms. Wang's thirty years of clinical experiences, as both a physician in China and an acupuncturist and herbalist in the United States. It explains in simple-to-understand language how to treat yourself or a family member using a...


Chinese Cinderella: True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Adeline Yen Mah
0440228654
March 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Chinese Cinderella is the perfect title for Adeline Yen Mah's compelling autobiography in which, like the fairy-tale maiden, her childhood was ruled by a cruel stepmother. "Fifth Younger Sister" or "Wu Mei," as Yen Mah was called, is only an infant when her father remarries after her mother's death. As the youngest of her five siblings, Wu Mei suffers the worst at the hands of her stepmother Niang. She is denied carfare, frequently forgotten at school at the end of the day, and whipped for daring to attend a classmate's birthday party against Niang's wishes. Her father even forgets the spelling of her name when filling out her school enrollment record. In her loneliness, Wu Mei turns to books for company: "I was alone with my beloved books. What bliss! To be left in peace with Cordelia, Regan, Gonoril, and Lear...


Dao of Chinese Medicine: Understanding an Ancient Healing Art
Donald Edward Kendall
0195921046
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dao of Chinese Medicine is the first Western text to shed light on the reality of the ancient healing arts of China, revealing that Chinese medical theories are based on important physiological findings. This is in contrast to the Western interpretation, popularized since the 1940s and 50s
that Chinese medicine and acupuncture involve undefined energy and blood circulating through imaginary meridians. Unfortunately, the energy-meridian idea condemned Chinese medicine to be viewed in terms of metaphysical beliefs, limiting its acceptance into mainstream health care. It also led to a
growing frustration to reinvent acupuncture in Western terms before understanding the true way (dao) of Chinese medicine. Dao of Chinese Medicine sets the record straight, explaining how ancient Chinese physicians developed a...


Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
Paul Pitchford
1556434308
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutrition--including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthritics--along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.

The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It's smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin...



Chinese Natural Cures
Henry C. Lu
1579120563
Apr 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
This giant book--528 pages, 6" wide and 13" tall--is the most comprehensive and luxurious book on the system and wisdom of Chinese traditional medicine yet published in the Western world. This tall, narrow, 1 1/2" thick volume is bound in exquisite Chinese satin.

With effective treatment that has withstood the test of time, Chinese Natural Cures is a comprehensive and infinitely useful compendium of health care advice. HMO's acceptance of alternative medicine has greatly increased interest in this book's techniques. From the common cold to insomnia to hypertension to arthritis, diagnosis sections recommend treatments that can be made in the home.

Readers will learn licorice cures for relief of abdominal pain, how to use pistachios to fight impotence, and grapes to promote longevity and strengthen...


Healing with the Herbs of Life
Lesley Tierra
1580911471
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This completely revised and updated book takes a complex subject and makes it accessible. It synthesizes the great herbal traditions of China and India with Western herbology, and offers clear, concise explanations of how and why herbs heal. Step-by-step instructions for creating your own herbal remedies are given, as well as therapeutic approaches you can do at home, and easy-to-follow guidelines for gathering, preparing, purchasing, and storing herbs.


Chinese Herbal Medicine
Bensky
0939616424
December 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The new 3rd edition is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence.

About the Author
Dan Bensky is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (Oriental Medicine Diploma, 1975), University of Michigan (B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 1978), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982), and the University of Washington (M.A. in Classical Chinese, 1996). He is co-author of the companion volumes Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, and co-translated and edited Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text. Dr. Bensky is in private medical practice in Seattle, and is a director of the...


Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide
Giovanni Maciocia
0443064482
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"Articulated and precise, the text by Giovanni Maciocia maps out for the inexperienced reader a safe path through clinical symptoms and signs; for those who are experts in the art, it is a most useful manual for consultation. This book is indispensable both for students and for practitioners of all levels.
"Massimo Muccioli, Professor of Acupuncture and Diet Therapy, Director of Faculty of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Scuola Matteo Ricci, Bologna
"Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine represents the most comprehensive and yet encyclopaedic and detailed textbook on diagnosis in English. In his usual style combining clarity, precision and experience, Giovanni Maciocia has filled an important gap in the TCM literature. This precise, clear, academic and detailed textbook on Chinese Diagnosis is an indispensable tool both for...


The Complete Illustrated Guide to Chinese Medicine
Tom Williams
0007130031
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Chinese Medicine is a fine prescription for those tired of the bureaucracy or the ineffectiveness of Western medicine. It's also a good resource for those who are just interested in exploring ways to improve their general health. Replete with hundreds of color photographs that lucidly introduce and explain the arts of acupuncture, meditation, acupressure massage, and herbalism, the book includes fitness programs such as qigong and taiji, which help to unblock Qi (pronounced "chee"), the body's life force. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focuses on Qi and maintains that imbalances of Qi cause illness. The Complete Illustrated Guide shows the meridians, or energy fields, that determine the placement of acupuncture needles to stimulate the Qi. It also explains shen the mental...


The Treatment of Modern Western Diseases With Chinese Medicine: A Textbook & Clinical Manual
Bob Flaws, Philippe Sionneau
1891845209
January 1, 2002
Hardcover
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New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Newsletter
"An absolute must for your library......in the top 10 of books in Chinese Medicine."

Ray Knudsen Reviews
"This book will not be gathering dust on any practitioner's shelf."

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Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies (Tr. from Chinese/With Resource Guide to Prepared Medicines Supplement to Chinese Herbal Medicine)
Dan Bensky, Randall Barolet
0939616106
May 1990
Hardcover
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American Journal of Acupuncture
"Exquisitely executed and researched . . . Superb compilation . . . Highly recommended."

Foster's Botanical & Herb Reviews
"Far and away the most comprehensive English language treatment on TCM formulas. An important, essential work."

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Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts
Nan Lu
0380809052
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Dragon's WayTo Natural, Healthy, Lasting Weight LossHere at last is the secret to taking off pounds and inches and keeping them off for life. Unlike popular "miracle" diet programs and products, The Dragon's Way addresses the root cause of your weight problems and offers a remarkable six-week program that shows you how to reach your optimum weight and stay there. The Dragon's Way is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories that have been practiced for thousands of years. Today billions of people worldwide benefit from this medical system. The Dragon's Way is not about food restrictions, apetite suppression, or vigorous exercising. It's about treating the whole person instead of focusing on weight; about how to use ancient energy movements to awaken your healing ability; about showing you how to use food...


Shiatsu
Corinna Somma
0131184199
Mar 2006
Paperback
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About the Author
Corinna Somma holds a degree in CMT from The Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, a degree in English from DeAnza College, a Bachelors degree in Communications from Stanford University, a degree in Literature from Old Dominion University and a Law degree from Regent University. She has been practicing Shiatsu since 1989 and teaching Shiatsu since 2001. She has also taught Yoga in traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy and breathing and movement exercises since 2001.


The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Kenneth S. Cohen
0345421094
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Qigong (ch'i kung) is the modern incarnation of a Chinese energy art that goes back over 2,000 years. With superior scholarship and scientific acumen, The Way of Qigong covers the entire range of theory and practice, including relaxation, meditation, massage, therapeutic touch, and postures. Qi (ch'i) means "life energy," and the goal of qigong, master and Chinese scholar Ken Cohen tells us, is "to train the mind to send qi where it is needed." In this encyclopedic work, Cohen teaches us not only how to do qigong, but what it means and how it benefits us, from what kind of tea is best in the summer to how to have better sex. Cohen is at his best when reducing arcane Chinese theories to plain English, and as a result, The Way of Qigong is as interesting as it is useful. --Brian Bruya --This text refers...


Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Giovanni MacIocia
093961619X
June 1995
Hardcover
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American Journal of Acupuncture
"A thorough, clinically oriented exposition of tongue diagnosis."

The Journal of Chinese Medicine
"Will undoubtedly be the standard textbook on tongue diagnosis for many years to come."

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Early Chinese Medical Literature
Donald Harper
0710305826
April 15, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The seven medical manuscripts from Mawangdui tomb three unearthed in 1973 represent the richest cache of ancient medical manuscripts ever found in China. These manuscripts which comprise this book reveal for the first time the breadth of medical knowledge in third and early second century B.C. China. Included are discussions of physiological theories and pathology, recipe manuals for the treatment of ailments and for the practice of macrobiotic hygiene, sexual treatises, and illustrations of hygienic exercises.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese

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