Chinese Healing Exercises: A Personalized Practice for Health & Longevity

Chinese Healing Exercises: A Personalized Practice for Health & Longevity

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by Steven Cardoza
     
 

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Reduce Pain and Enhance Your Well-beingWith Simple Chinese Healing Exercises

Improve your health and longevity with 88 easy-to-learn exercises. Gentle enough to be practiced by anyone—regardless of age, gender, or state of health—these exercises can be done for as little as one or two minutes each day to help you:

  • Increase fitness

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Reduce Pain and Enhance Your Well-beingWith Simple Chinese Healing Exercises

Improve your health and longevity with 88 easy-to-learn exercises. Gentle enough to be practiced by anyone—regardless of age, gender, or state of health—these exercises can be done for as little as one or two minutes each day to help you:

  • Increase fitness levels
  • Minimize and even reverse many of the signs of aging
  • Extend the healthy years of your life
  • Work on specific health challenges
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Reduce the likelihood of injury
  • Get through the day with more energy and vitality

Based on the principles of acupressure, taiji, qigong, and Daoist yoga, each exercise includes illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and its physical and energetic benefits. This book also includes an index, so you can look up exercises for specific aches and pains, allergies, digestive disorders, insomnia, stress, and other common health concerns.

"A real find . . . A book to refer to again and again!"
—Angela Hicks, author of The Principles of Chinese Medicine

"An important book for anyone interested in helping him or herself be and stay well . . . I highly recommend the book."
—Fritz Frederick Smith, MD, author of The Alchemy of Touch

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/15/2013
Proponents of alternative medicine have long claimed that Chinese tai chi, qi gong, acupressure, and Daoist yoga can prevent disease or alleviate its symptoms. These exercises incorporate all of these practices into a series of moves that can be performed by almost anyone. Primarily, they promote balance, control, and stretching, all good things, whatever your state of health. The exercises have been proven to have a beneficial effect on arthritis and fibromyalgia, but it seems unlikely that repeated tapping of the back over the kidneys will have a positive effect on kidney disease. Chinese medical physician Cardoza's book is well organized, each chapter dealing with a particular area of the body, with the exercises clearly shown. VERDICT This well-researched book should be in demand by readers who follow alternative medicine but should not replace more standard medical practices.—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738737546
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/08/2013
Pages:
297
Sales rank:
532,579
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Cardoza is a nationally certified and licensed Chinese medical physician who has practiced for over eighteen years. He holds a master of science degree in traditional Chinese medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and is certified in Wu taiji and many styles of qigong. He has been teaching classes on Daoist practices, including workshops at acupuncture colleges, since 1985. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Chinese Healing Exercises: A Personalized Practice for Health & Longevity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Great techniques on stress release. Loved the pictures. 
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
It is really hard to review a book that is teaching you with pictures step by step on what to do.  How to draw books are another example of that but here I am talking about an exercise book.   Chinese Healing Exercises is a book filled with loads of different exercises for different ailments.   The difficulty of the exercises vary.  Most of the time the difficult exercises are mixed with the easier stretches.  I think anyone who is a Yoga or Tai Chi fan will be satisfied with the different poses.  The only thing is if you are out of shape and your body does not want to stretch the simple or hard postures like they us to.  As I said for most of the exercises you have a mixture difficulty.  For myself I tried looking for exercises that I could work my way up to hard.   I thought maybe there would be exercises just on a chair but really not much of that.   I think that for those that are young and still flexible, the exercises will be helpful. Or maybe look through the book and pick your own poses to practice. Everyone has there own limit mine is not the same as yours.