Reflecting on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5,000-year-old The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine to seek clues for restoring the balance of body and mind.
In Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity, Elias and Ketcham show how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity. The book teaches readers how to identify which element--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--most directly influences them and how to correct imbalances that can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders with step-by-step instruction for using stress-reduction techniques, diet and exercise, herbs, and acupressure.
About the Author
Jason Elias, L.Ac., coauthor of Feminine Healing (formerly titled In the House of the Moon) and Herbal Remedies, is a founder of the Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York. He is a licensed acupuncturist and trained practitioner of Western and Chinese herbal medicine.
Katherine Ketcham has been writing nonfiction books for forty years. Her work has been published in sixteen foreign languages and has sold nearly one million copies. She founded and serves on the board of a grassroots nonprofit organization called Trilogy Recovery Community, which helps youth and their family members dealing with alcohol and other drug problems. Ketcham lives in Walla Walla, Washington.
"A valuable guide to integrating the best of both Western and Oriental medicine, written by a rarity--a healer knowledgeable in both." --Peter D'Adamo, B.Sc.N.D., author of Eat Right 4 Your Type
"A wonderfully lucid presentation on how Chinese medicine can affect your health." --Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D., author of Healing Essence: A Cancer Doctor's Program for Hope and Recovery