Power of the Five Elements: The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance

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Based on his thirty years of using acupuncture in an integrative medical practice, Power of the Five Elements presents the Five Adaptation Types, Dr. Charles Moss’s modern application of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine.

This book provides you with:
• A roadmap to understanding why you react to stress the way you do and a comprehensive new approach to improving your ...

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Overview

Based on his thirty years of using acupuncture in an integrative medical practice, Power of the Five Elements presents the Five Adaptation Types, Dr. Charles Moss’s modern application of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine.

This book provides you with:
• A roadmap to understanding why you react to stress the way you do and a comprehensive new approach to improving your ability to adapt
• A fascinating synthesis, presented for the first time, of the ancient wisdom of Taoist Chinese Medicine and current mind-body research
• Case histories and questionnaires to identify your Adaptation Type and specific, individualized recommendations—behavioral changes, exercises, meditations—to improve adaptation, reduce stress, and enhance healthy aging
• A clear understanding of the importance of lowering abnormal levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer

If you are ready to increase your energy levels, improve your mood, and reduce your risk for serious illness, get started today and discover your Adaptation Type through Power of the Five Elements.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“In this enlightening book, Dr. Charles Moss offers us the opportunity to heal our modern world through the wisdom of the ages.”
—David Simon, MD, cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and author of Free to Love, Free to Heal

“Dr. Charles Moss catapults the discipline of Five Element acupuncture into the contemporary framework of an individual’s response to life’s stressors. His Five Adaptation Types each embody the qualities of an element, and he lucidly animates them with snapshot stories from his clinical practice. This is the inevitable next step of integrating the classical Five Element model into modern medicine’s understanding of mind-body dynamics.”
—Joseph M. Helms, MD, president of Helms Medical Institute and founding president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

“Dr. Charles Moss, a masterful physician and acupuncturist, penetrates the mysteries of classical Chinese medical thinking to give us a truly useful guide to meeting life’s challenges. He demystifies this deeply thoughtful approach to health while honoring its physical, emotional, and spiritual insights. Dr. Moss makes ancient wisdom immediately applicable to dealing with modern stress, giving us clear, specific instruction for using our adaptive strengths to live a healthy, more conscious life.”
—Martin L. Rossman, MD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

“This book is a must-read for everyone who wants the answer to two questions: What makes a person vulnerable to illness and premature aging? What brings a person vibrant health? I loved it and highly recommend it.”
—Bill Bachrach, CSP, CPAE; author of Values-Based Financial Planning

“Power of the Five Elements is a must-read for those practitioners of acupuncture who desire to have a powerful and lasting effect on their patients' mental and physical health. The author points out that when combined with proper diet, mindful meditation techniques, and appropriate exercise, the adaptive powers of the Five Elements can provide ‘long life and everlasting vision.’ This book brings these ancient techniques to modem life usefulness.”
—Medical Acupuncture Journal

Power of the Five Elements provides a unique way of finding essential peace for the sake of both mind and body.”
—Energy Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556438745
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 626,543
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles A. Moss, MD, has been practicing integrative medicine and Five Element acupuncture in La Jolla, California, since 1978. A pioneer in combining Eastern wisdom and the best of scientific integrative medical practice, he has taught Five Element acupuncture through the UCLA School of Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and the Five Element Acupuncture Physician Training Program. He holds a master’s degree in acupuncture degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK, participated in the founding of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the American Holistic Medical Association, and is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Moss has written multiple articles on Five Element acupuncture and regularly presents workshops through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Part 1 Adaptation and Health

Chapter 1 Knowing Haw to Be 3

Knowing How and Mind-Body Medicine

Chapter 2 The Elements 17

The Five Elements of Adaptation

Chapter 3 The Science of Adaptation 39

Adaptation, Cortisol, and the Brain

Chapter 4 The Adaptation Types 65

The Five Types and Adaptation

Part 2 The Adaptation Types

Chapter 5 The Wood Adaptation Type 93

Transforming Anger to Insight, Frustration to Patience

Chapter 6 Fire Adaptation Type 137

Transforming Confusion and Vulnerability to Openheartedness and Love

Chapter 7 The Earth Adaptation Type 167

Transforming Worry and Neediness to Empathy and Satisfaction

Chapter 8 The Metal Adaptation Type 195

Transforming Loss and Grief to Appreciation and Acceptance

Chapter 9 The Water Adaptation Type 231

Transforming Fear and Doubt to Wisdom and Trust

Chapter 10 A Permanent Process of Adaptation 259

The Five Keys

Appendix - Questionnaires for Identifying the Adaptation Types 263

References 277

Resources 287

Index 289

About the Author 297

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