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Customized Healing: Blending the Best of Eastern and Western Medicine

Customized Healing: Blending the Best of Eastern and Western Medicine

by Mark Mincolla

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Overview

Health and Healing Insights into Natural, Nutritional States of Balance and Harmony

In this remarkable book, Customized Healing, author Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., says, "Only by blending the best of Western mechanistic and chemical knowledge with the best of the ancient Eastern vitalistic approach can we become whole beings and claim our maximum healing potential." Trained in both classical Chinese medicine (CCM) and Western nutrition, Mincolla has been integrating these seemingly opposed methods to cure disease and promote health over the last thirty years. The author relies on his understanding of the interactions between the body, mind, and spirit to address the needs of those he treats. That's why the foods you eat, the supplements you take, the exercises you do, the aspirations you have, and how you act, think, and believe are all part of this integrated, holistic approach.

Enhancing the flow of life-force energy—chi as it's called in CCM—and avoiding any blockage of that chi are essential in Mincolla's practice. He views symptoms as messages about what the body/mind/spirit needs. Grief in your heart or arteries that are clogged, for example, can lead to blocked energy. To help him diagnose a person's bio-individuality, he uses CCM's five constitutional types based on the five energies—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—to discover the appropriate nutritional therapy, natural medicine (specific foods and vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements), and mind-body medicine (such as yoga, meditation, and tai chi) needed to help a person achieve vibrant health.

Customized Healing includes a detailed questionnaire so readers can identify their primary type and recommends specific supplements and recipes to address their specific bio-individuality. And because Mincolla believes that Eastern medicine's most important contribution to Western thinking is its focus on prevention, he also offers basic dietary principles and the top twenty-five phytonutrients for boosting life-force energy and putting one on the path to lifelong maximum health.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591202981
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 708,465
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marck Mincolla Ph.D., is a nutritional therapist, energy healer, and medical intuitive who has studied Eastern medicine and healing arts with Chiinese masters. Author of five books and an active lecturer and television and radio commentator.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments viii

Part 1 Healing Depends on Wholeness

1 Redefining Health and Healing 3

2 The Power to Heal 13

3 The New Medicine: Blending East and West for Customized Healing 27

Part 2 The Ancient East

4 The Five Energies 49

5 The Five Constitutional Types 53

6 What Constitutional Type Are You? 65

7 Wood 79

8 Fire 95

9 Earth 111

10 Metal 125

11 Water 141

12 Five Simple Tai Ch'i Exercises 155

Part 3 The Contemporary West

13 The Contemporary West 167

14 Basic Dietary Principles for Maximum Healing 169

15 Fighting Cancer and Heart Disease with Food 191

16 Supplementing the Fight Against Disease 199

17 The Spirit 111 at Ease 209

Appendix—Questions and Answers 215

Resources 220

References 222

Index 223

About the Author 232

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