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Health and long life the Chinese way

Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Three Pines Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Health and long life: the Chinese way brings together the wide variety of Chinese medical and spiritual methods in one integrated volume. It provides not only basic description, but also discusses the relationship of Chinese healing to contemporary western science and religious Daoism. The book begins with a survey of the basic concepts of Chinese medicine, followed by a presentation of clinical and contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kohn, Livia, 1956-
Health and long life the Chinese way.
Cambridge, MA : Three Pines Press, 2005
(OCoLC)665113826
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Livia Kohn
ISBN: 1931483035 9781931483032
OCLC Number: 57528669
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Dao and qi --
Yin-yang and the five phases --
Visions of the body --
Understanding the mind --
The meridian system --
Methods of diagnosis --
Acupuncture --
Forms of massage --
Medicine in China today --
Other East Asian countries --
Acupuncture in America --
Fengshui --
Food cures and diets --
The Chinese pharmacopoeia --
Sexual practices --
Breathing and gymnastics --
Qigong --
Taiji quan and martial arts --
Meditation --
From inner alchemy to healing Dao.
Other Titles: Health and long life
Responsibility: by Livia Kohn in cooperation with Stephen Jackowicz.
Local System Bib Number:
286060

Abstract:

"Health and long life: the Chinese way brings together the wide variety of Chinese medical and spiritual methods in one integrated volume. It provides not only basic description, but also discusses the relationship of Chinese healing to contemporary western science and religious Daoism. The book begins with a survey of the basic concepts of Chinese medicine, followed by a presentation of clinical and contemporary practices in various countries. A third part deals with ways of balancing qi, such as Fengshui, diets and sexual practices, while the last section presents a well-informed discussion of self-cultivation methods. Easy to read, with numerous charts and illustrations, and enriched by exercises that encourage readers to examine their own practices and attitudes, Health and Long Life is a great resource for anyone interested in Chinese healing." -- Publisher's description
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"Brilliant. Besides colleges using it as a textbook, [this book] would be very valuable for massage students, acupuncture students, as well as for all those interested in East Asian thought." - Kate Read more...

 
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