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The Warrior As Healer: A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus [NOOK Book]

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING placed as much emphasis on nurturing the spirit as it did on honing fighting ability. This extended to the study of the healing arts and the use of herbs not only for injury management but also to increase sensitivity, improve energy levels, and, most significantly, raise consciousness. Many of the greatest figures in martial arts history were as renowned as healers as they were as warriors. This history has left behind an extensive healing tradition that includes an ...
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The Warrior As Healer: A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus

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Overview

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING placed as much emphasis on nurturing the spirit as it did on honing fighting ability. This extended to the study of the healing arts and the use of herbs not only for injury management but also to increase sensitivity, improve energy levels, and, most significantly, raise consciousness. Many of the greatest figures in martial arts history were as renowned as healers as they were as warriors. This history has left behind an extensive healing tradition that includes an immense repository of herbal formulas.

The Warrior As Healer provides more than one hundred of these recipes and formulas that have been used for centuries to stop bleeding, speed the healing of fractured bones, and increase vitality, as well as to improve focus and calm the mind. In addition to custom formulas, it includes a guide to using many patent medicines available in Chinese apothecaries. Anyone ready to take his or her martial arts practice to a more profound level will find The Warrior As Healer an essential companion.
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Editorial Reviews

American Herb Association
"This unique approach to herbalism blends the Old World with the new."
From the Publisher
"This unique approach to herbalism blends the Old World with the new."
2002 American Herb Association
"This unique approach to herbalism blends the Old World with the new."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594775253
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Joiner is a Yodan fourth-degree black belt and a certified instructor in Chinese goju martial arts. He is a certified instructor in Tien Tao Chi Kung and has been a member of the Chinese National Chi Kung Institute for ten years. He is also the president and founder of Treasures from the Sea of Chi, a mail-order company specializing in Chinese herbs. He lives in Oakland, California.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Preface

Introduction

A Brief Discussion of the Historical Relationship between the Healing and the Martial Arts

1. Methods of Herb Preparation
2. Injury-Management Formulas
3. Training Formulas
4. Herbs for the Taoist Practice of Sexual Conservation
5. Herbs Used in Meditation for Quieting the Senses
6. In Closing

Appendix 1 Raw Herbal Formulas Index

Appendix 2 Patent Formulas Index

Appendix 3 Chinese Herbs Cross-Referenced to Scientific and English Names

Appendix 4 Sources for Herbal and Patent Formulas

Appendix 5 Reference Sources for Herbal Formulas
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    Posted May 12, 2014

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    Os here

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    Posted May 12, 2014

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    Alright. Coltsfoot, feverfew, and catmint. <br>
    Coltsfoot - tansy or lavender. <br>
    Feverfew - lavender. <br>
    Catmint - chickweed or tansy.

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