Listen to Your Body: The Wisdom of the Dao

Listen to Your Body: The Wisdom of the Dao

by Bisong Guo, Andrew Powell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824824660

ISBN-13: 9780824824662

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824824662
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,013,186
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Part 1The Miracle of the Human Body
The Cosmos as a Living Organism3
Yin and Yang: Nature's Energy Balance11
The Meridians15
The Flow of Qi in Nature24
Harnessing Nature's Qi: The Three Dantian27
Part 2The Information System of the Body
The Natural Human Life Span33
Recognizing the Signals Your Body Sends36
Case Studies from a Specialist Clinic42
The Body's Warning Signals Ignored42
Live Now, Pay Later43
The Ring that Changed a Woman's Life45
The Engineer Who Ran out of Steam47
"Doctor, What's Wrong with Me?"49
A Hysterectomy Avoided51
Joints Cracking--Yin Lacking!52
What the Back Can Tell Us about Qi53
The TCM Approach to Multiple Sclerosis56
A Child with Asthma: No Need for Steroids59
Who Is the Patient, Mother or Baby?61
Holiday Syndromes63
Part 3Learning to Trust the Wisdom of Your Body
Mind and Body in Harmony69
Relaxed Mind, Relaxed Body71
Ancient Medicine: A Hundred Generations of Study75
The Art of Knowing Your Qi79
Whole Body Reactions81
Specific Body Reactions82
Assessing the State of Your Health83
Protecting Your Qi88
Part 4The Daily Care of Your Body
The Biorhythms of Yin and Yang93
The Right Way to Start the Day97
The Art of Breathing99
The Rhythm of the Four Seasons104
Water as Medicine107
Washing Is a Skill!114
How to Dress120
Eating Wisely, Eating Well124
Natural Body Functions130
Medicinal Plants132
Drinking Alcohol: Vice or Virtue?136
Qi and Sex139
Traveling with Ease145
Keeping Your Home from Harm149
Preparing for Sleep151
Enjoy Aging with the Help of Your Qi155
Postscript159
Index163

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