One of the 'Health Essentials' series of practical guides, designed to help the curious newcomer gain a clear understanding of complementary healthcare. Each illustrated volume, on a specific topic, delivers the basic facts about natural therapies and describes how they work for the patient.
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: Designed to help the curious newcomer gain a clear understanding of complementary healthcare, Health Essentials is a series of practical books which give the facts you need to know about natural therapies and describe how they work for you. Exceptionally clear and concise, each text is complemented by attractive illustrations. Chinese Medicine is growing more and more popular in the West. Increasing numbers of us know that acupuncture and herbal remedies can help us - yet we do not understand how or why. Tom Williams' introduction show how Chinese Medicine sees the human body, and how Qi, Jing and Shen (the three treasures - energy, essence and mind/spirit) and the other basic body substances interact to bring bodily harmony. He explains:- The philosophic principles underpinning Chinese Medicine; The meridians of the body, their nature and functions; The Zang Fu system and causes of bodily disharmony; How a diagnosis is made; Treatment optins, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, qqigong, meditation and nutrition