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During acupuncture treatments, patients often express a desire to learn more about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in an effort to improve their health. This page provides links to purchase a few of the most commonly recommended titles from booksense.com.

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Buy it locally!Better Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsBetter Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
More than half of all Western women, at some point during their lives, have some health complaint involving their breasts, while one in every nine will develop breast cancer. Modern Western medicine has little to offer in the way of preventive care for the breasts. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, has a 2000 year old theory about how and why breasts become diseased. Better yet, based on this theory, there are a myriad low or no cost treatments for both the prevention of breast disease before it arises and the treatment of benign breast complaints as well.

Buy it locally!Controlling Diabetes Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsControlling Diabetes Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This is another of Blue Poppy Press’s popular Curing series of book on Chinese medicine for the lay-reader. In it, readers will learn about the Chinese disease causes and mechanisms of this all too common disease. In addition, they will also learn how Chinese medicine diagnoses and treats diabetes with both professional and no or low cost home remedies. Dr. Kuchinski’s also discusses modern Chinese research on the Chinese medical treatment of diabetes, how to find a professional practitioner of Chinese medicine, and how to experiment with Chinese herbal patent medicines.

Buy it locally!Curing Arthritis Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Arthritis Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This book is a layperson’s guide to Chinese medicine and arthritis. In it, the authors discuss the basic concepts of Chinese medicine, the Chinese medical description of pain in general, and the Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment of joint pain in particular. They then go on to introduce such Chinese medical concepts as qi stagnation, blood stasis, phlegm nodulation, and qi and blood vacuity. This is followed by a discussion of the main patterns covering arthritis in Chinese medicine and how these are treated by professional practitioners of Chinese medicine. Next come a number of Western case histories of patients who were treated by Doug Frank The authors then go on to discuss what they call the 'three free therapies' for arthritis: diet, exercise, and deep relaxation. In addition to this trio of fundamental self-care therapies, the authors also discuss such low or no-cost Chinese self-help techniques as qi gong, self-massage, magnet therapy, moxibustion, hydrotherapy, Chinese herbal patent medicines, and Chinese herbal wines and elixirs. They round out their presentation with some sound psychological advice about learning to live with chronic pain, advice on how to find a local professional practitioners, and a section on learning more about Chinese medicine. A glossary at the back makes unfamiliar Chinese medical terms easy to understand. In addition, there is a bibliography and an index.

Buy it locally!Curing Depression Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Depression Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
In recent years, clinical depression has been researched widely in Western medical studies and many new pharmaceuticals have been created to help control this debilitating condition. Chinese medicine has had a theory describing the causes, treatment, and prevention of depression for many centuries. This book describes these theories as well as a wide variety of home remedies and self-care preventive strategies to help sufferers of depression help themselves.

Buy it locally!Curing Fibromyalgia Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Fibromyalgia Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This "Curing Series" title deals with the Chinese medical causes and treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). A brief introduction to Chinese medicine is followed by chapters on the condition's pattern discrimination, treatment with Chinese herbal patent medicines, and the Effects of acupuncture. You will find numerous low or no cost home remidies, such as Chinese self-massage, magnet-therapy, foot reflexology and Chinese herbal porridges and teas.Plus, there are ling sections of diet, exercise, and stress reduction. The book concludes with advice on how to find a local professional practitioner and how to continue learning about Chinese medicine. It contains an annotated bibliography, glossary, and index. If you or someone you know has FMS, this book is for you.

Buy it locally!Curing Hay Fever Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Hay Fever Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This book is part of Blue Poppy Press’s very popular series, 'Curing Naturally with Chinese Medicine.' Like all the other books in this series, this book was written specifically for the lay reader. In particular, this book discusses hayfever and allergic asthma. The author begins by presenting an overview of the Chinese medical map. Chinese medicine is a separate and distinct system from modern Western medicine, and first the reader needs to understand some of its basic concepts and premises. Next the author discusses the Chinese medical causes and treatment of allergic rhinitis. In terms of professional treatment, the author discusses Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture and moxibustion. However, perhaps even more importantly, the author discusses a number of home remedies for hayfever and asthma. This section begins with in-depth discussions of what he calls 'The Three Free Therapies': diet, exercise, and deep relaxation. These are then supplemented by instructions on Chinese self-massage, magnet therapy, cupping, seven star hammering, self-moxibustion, and Chinese herbal porridges, teas, and patent medicines. For those who are skeptical about Chinese medicine, the author presents recent Chinese research into the Chinese medical treatment of respiratory allergies. This then is followed by a selection of his own case histories using Chinese medicine on American patients. If all this has sold you on seeing a Chinese medical practitioner for your hayfever, great! The author now tells you how to find a local, qualified professional Chinese medical practitioner. He even gives addresses and phone numbers of referring and certifying agencies. This books winds up with a 'going further' section titled, 'Learning More About Chinese Medicine' which is essentially an annotated bibliography. In addition, there is a Chinese medical glossary, an author’s bibliography, and a general index, making this book a very useful resource.

Buy it locally!Curing Headaches Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Headaches Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
Most people suffer from headaches upon occasion, but for some people they are a recurrent and debilitating health problem. This book teaches the Chinese medical theories about headaches, their cause, diagnosis, and prevention. Emphasis is on a variety of self-help preventive techniques and home-care remedies for sufferers of headaches.

Buy it locally!Curing Insomnia Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring Insomnia Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This book is a layperson’s introduction to the theory and treatment of insomnia by Chinese medicine. It begins by discussing some of the basic concepts of Chinese medicine and then describes how Chinese medicine explains sleep, wakefulness, and insomnia. The author then goes on to describe how Chinese doctors diagnose and treat insomnia with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. This is followed by a common sense discussion of what the author calls 'The Three Free Therapies': diet, exercise, and deep relaxation. Next come a whole raft of no or low cost, simple, safe Chinese home remedies for insomnia. These include Chinese aroma therapy, self-massage, hydrotherapy, magnet therapy, flower therapy, Chinese herbal wines, Chinese herbal teas, and Chinese herbal porridges. The author then goes on to discuss how to kick the sedative habit and presents a number of Chinese research protocols showing what kind of results Chinese medicine gets in real-life clinical practice. After presenting this research from China, he presents real-life case histories from his American patients. He winds up by giving some very simple and sound advice on how to find a professional practitioner of Chinese medicine and how to learn more about Chinese medicine. A glossary of Chinese medical technical terms makes this book even easier to use as does a complete index.

Buy it locally!Curing PMS Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsCuring PMS Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This book is part of Blue Poppy Press’s very popular series, 'Curing Naturally with Chinese Medicine.' Like all the other books in this series, this book was written specifically for the lay reader. In particular, this book discusses premenstrual syndrome or PMS. The author begins by presenting an overview of the Chinese medical map. Chinese medicine is a separate and distinct system from modern Western medicine, and first the reader needs to understand some of its basic concepts and premises. Next the author discusses the menstrual cycle from the point of view of Chinese medicine. This is followed by a discussion of the Chinese mechanisms of PMS. Following this theoretical introduction comes a description of how this information is used in real-life by professional practitioners of Chinese medicine. The author discusses Chinese herbal medicine and PMS and acupuncture and moxibustion and PMS. However, perhaps even more importantly, the author discusses a number of home remedies for PMS. This section begins with in-depth discussions of what he calls 'The Three Free Therapies': diet, exercise, and deep relaxation. These are then supplemented by instructions on Chinese self-massage, magnet therapy, aroma therapy, flower therapy, and hydrotherapy. For those who are skeptical about Chinese medicine, the author presents recent Chinese research into the Chinese medical treatment of PMS and related conditions. If all this has sold you on seeing a Chinese medical practitioner for your PMS, great! The author now tells you how to find a local, qualified professional Chinese medical practitioner. He even gives addresses and phone numbers of referring and certifying agencies. This books winds up with a 'going further' section titled, 'Learning More About Chinese Medicine' which is essentially an annotated bibliography. In addition, there is a Chinese medical glossary, an author’s bibliography, and a general index, making this book a very useful resource.

Buy it locally!Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, Paul PitchfordHealing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
Marco studied with Paul Pitchford over a period of several years while living at the Heartwood Institute in Northern California. I recommend this book on TCM nutrition to all my patients who would like to learn more about TCM and take greater responsibility for their health. It covers everything about Whole Foods that you could possibly imagine, including TCM 5 element theory basics, food energetics, food combining, fasting, water, vegetarianism, meat, nutrition for women, nutrition for children, diabetes, candida, etc.

Buy it locally!Managing Menopause Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Bob FlawsManaging Menopause Naturally with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws
This book is a laywoman’s guide to Chinese medicine and perimenopausal issues. In it, the author presents the Chinese medical theories of menopause. Then based, on these theories, she goes on to explain how professional Chinese medicine diagnoses and treats perimenopausal complaints, such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, insomnia, depression, loss of sexual desire, and vaginal dryness. Following this, the author gives the reader a number of low or no cost Chinese self-help techniques fr a wide variety of perimenopausal complaints. These include diet, exercise, and deep relaxation, Chinese herbal patent medicines, Chinese aroma therapy, self-massage, magneto therapy, moxibustion, and light and flower therapies. In addition, the author explains the Chinese medical view on estrogen replacement therapy, osteoporosis, smoking and alcohol. She finishes up by presenting advice on and resources for finding a local professional Chinese medical practitioner as well as giving an annotated bibliography for learning more about Chinese medicine. A glossary of all technical Chinese medical terms makes this book even easier to read and use, and there is a good general index.

Buy it locally!The Infertility Cure : The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, Dr. Randine Lewis, Ph. D.The Infertility Cure : The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Dr. Randine Lewis, Ph. D.
Dr. Randine Lewis offers you a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant. In The Infertility Cure, Dr. Lewis outlines her simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, and acupressure so that you can make use of her experience and expertise to create a nurturing, welcoming environment for a healthy baby.

Buy it locally!The Web That Has No Weaver, Ted J. KaptchukThe Web That Has No Weaver
by Ted J. Kaptchuk
Though there are many books that explain the beauty of Chinese medicine, this one does it in a way that is both poetic and easy to understand. Chinese medicine is remarkable in the practice of diagnosing and treating illness as an imbalance of nature's elements within the microcosm of the body. Chinese medicine's metaphors of elemental forces as they manifest in the body, whether wind, heat, fire or dampness is a mirror of the view that we are inseperable from nature and that we are composed of the elements just like nature. This knowledge of biological interrelationship and interdependency is both profound and scientifically acurate. The author of this book has a deep insight into Chinese medicine as a model of using the human organs in a model of ecology and balance.
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