Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life

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Does your back pain flare up in the evening? Perhaps your water element is weak. Allergies in the spring? Emotional outbursts? Perhaps your wood element is too strong. Using the five element system of Chinese cosmology as a key-wood, fire, earth, metal, water-Gail Reichstein unlocks the ancient mysteries of Chinese medicine and makes them available for the everyday health and well-being of modern readers.

Each chapter includes: -Lists of common ailments associated with each ...

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Overview

Does your back pain flare up in the evening? Perhaps your water element is weak. Allergies in the spring? Emotional outbursts? Perhaps your wood element is too strong. Using the five element system of Chinese cosmology as a key-wood, fire, earth, metal, water-Gail Reichstein unlocks the ancient mysteries of Chinese medicine and makes them available for the everyday health and well-being of modern readers.

Each chapter includes: -Lists of common ailments associated with each element -Feng shui solutions for the home and workplace -Acupuncture treatment -Dietary therapy -Qigong exercises

Simple, easy to use, and practical, this introduction connects the physical, emotional, and spiritual forces at work in our lives and provides a vital contribution to the field of mind-body medicine.

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What People Are Saying

Kenneth S. Cohen
Gail Reichstein’s creative insight and engaging style makes a very old theory very new. By applying the Chinese Five Element Theory to health of body and health of home she reveals a level of wisdom relevant to people of any culture. I recommend WOOD BECOMES WATER to those who wish to deepen their understanding of Chinese medicine and themselves.
—author of THE WAY OF QIGONG
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568362090
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 330,920
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

GAIL REICHSTEIN is a writer, teacher, and licensed acupuncturist with practices in New York City and Croton-on-Hudson, New York. She is also on the faculty of the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2002

    This is a terrific book!!!!

    I enjoyed reading this book so much - it has changed my life for the better. It explains so much about Chinese medicine and Feng Shue and offers many helpful hints, recipes, and both general and specific data. This is more than a book for my coffee table - I have started giving it as a gift to family members and close friends, and I am telling lots of other people about it. It is wonderful.

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