Traditional Chinese Health Secrets

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There's an old Chinese proverb which states, "Optimism will help you forget sorrow." It is widely believed that an optimistic, stable mood and mental balance calms the body's vital energies and spirit, aiding in the circulation of blood and Qi, thus improving health.Throughout China's long history, ancient medical texts provided valuable advice on the subject of health: physical, emotional and spiritual. Isn't it time you made use of this wisdom of the sages in your everyday life?Now you can with this ...
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Overview

There's an old Chinese proverb which states, "Optimism will help you forget sorrow." It is widely believed that an optimistic, stable mood and mental balance calms the body's vital energies and spirit, aiding in the circulation of blood and Qi, thus improving health.Throughout China's long history, ancient medical texts provided valuable advice on the subject of health: physical, emotional and spiritual. Isn't it time you made use of this wisdom of the sages in your everyday life?Now you can with this user-friendly guide (a re-edited edition originally published by a university press in China). to maintaining your health through Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn to lead a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life — not only for yourself, but for your entire family. Traditional Chinese Health Secrets can show you the way.Includes Easy-to-Follow Remedies & Herbal Recipes for General Health, and Healing Specific Ailments & Injuries.Add Years to your Life and Expand your Mental & Physical Capabilities.Learn to Apply Yin/Yang, Five Flavors and Six Sensations Theory to your Diet.Simple to Practice and Easy to Learn!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969896
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,044,309
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Xu Xiangcai was born in
1943 in a small village on the banks of the Yellow River near the city of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province of China. During his childhood, he lived a poor life but had a very rich mind. Once he was asked what do he wanted to do when he grew up. 'Something unusual!' was his answer.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Foreword x
Preface xi
Chapter 1 Principles of Healthcare in TCM
1.1 Mental Healthcare 1
Being Open-Minded and Optimistic
Keeping a Clear Mind and Reducing Desire
Controlling Joy and Anger
Abstaining from Too Much Worry
Refraining from Grief, Sorrow, and Misery
Avoiding Terror and Fear
1.2 Dietetic Healthcare 9
Choosing a Simple and Light Diet
Seasoning Food with the Five Tastes Properly
Dining at Regular Times and Controlling Food Intake
Regulation of the Temperature of Food
Following Proper Methods of Cleanliness
Following Some Instructions in Diet
1.3 Routine Healthcare 20
Leading a Regular Life
The Correct Way of Sleeping
Adjusting One's Clothing According to Climate
Paying Attention to Hygiene
1.4 Balance Between Work and Rest 25
Avoiding Overwork
Avoiding Irritability
Regulating Sexual Life
Avoiding Excessive Leisure
1.5 Healthcare by Sports 30
Participating in Physical Labor
Brief Introduction to Common Exercises
1.6 Healthcare by Conforming to Nature 32
Living According to the Four Seasons
Adjusting the Environment
Chapter 2 Practical Chinese Materia Medica for Healthcare
2.1 Commonly Used Chinese Material Medicines for Healthcare 39
Qi Tonics
Blood Tonics
Yang Tonics
Yin Tonics
Other Chinese Medicines for Healthcare
2.2 Commonly Used Chinese Patent Medicines for Healthcare 63
Patent Medicines for Tonifying Qi
Patent Medicines for Nourishing Blood
Patent Medicines for Supporting Yang
Patent Medicines for Nourishing Yin
Other Patent Medicines for Healthcare
2.3 Chinese Medicated Liquor for Healthcare 88
Healthcare Effects of Chinese Medicated Liquor
Mechanism of Chinese Medicated Liquor
Characteristics of Healthcare with Chinese Medicated Liquor
Indications of Chinese Medicated Liquor for Healthcare
Preparation of Medicated Liquor
Cautions for Taking Medicated Liquor
Commonly Used Medicated Liquor
2.4 Soft Extracts 123
Soft Extracts for Invigorating Qi
Soft Extracts for Nourishing the Blood
Soft Extract for Nourishing Yin
Soft Extract for Supporting Yang
Soft Extract for Tonifying both Qi and Blood
Soft Extracts for Tonifying the Five Zang Organs
Other Soft Extracts for Tonifying the Body and Prolonging Life
Soft Extracts for Healthcare Used to Prevent and Treat Diseases
2.5 Chinese Herbal Tea for Healthcare 142
Herbal Tea for Invigorating Qi and Enriching Blood
Herbal Tea for Nourishing Yin and Supporting Yang
Herbal Tea for Regulating the Function of the Spleen and Stomach to Promote Digestion
Herbal Tea for Tranquilizing the Mind
Herbal Tea for Preventing and Treating Common Diseases
2.6 Medicated Gruel for Healthcare 155
2.7 Medicated Cake for Healthcare 173
2.8 Medicated Pancakes for Healthcare 179
Chapter 3 Healthcare Independent of Medicines
3.1 Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Healthcare 185
The Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Healthcare
Mechanisms of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Commonly Selected Acupoints in Healthcare
Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Healthcare
3.2 Qigong Exercises for Healthcare 201
Ways of Exercising
Types of Qigong Exercises
Principles in Doing Qigong Exercises
3.3 TCM Massage for Healthcare 209
Active and Passive Massage
Self-Massage for Healthcare
Indications and Contraindications
Glossary of Terms 217
Index 219
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