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Cultivating Ch'I: A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health Paperback – 15 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc; Reprint edition (15 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159030988X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590309889
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.8 x 19 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,042,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A true handbook of health in the Asian medical tradition 2 May 2013
By William Rosenberg - Published on
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A true Chinese medical classic that instructs all and everyone on yang sheng/nourishing life through diet, rest/sleep, exercise, bathing, lifestyle, stress management and a host of other topics. Georges Ohsawa consulted this book when he developed the macrobiotic system originated by Sagen Ishizuka. . in fact, macrobiotics is a more modern translation of yang sheng. The original title of this book was Yojokun, Japanese for Yang Sheng/Nourishing Life. Ekiken Kaibara was a Japanese physician of the Tokugawa era, also a samurai who practiced in a more peaceful time. He wrote this guidebook for living when he was 84 years old. He is also still remembered as a Neo-Confucianist scholar who wrote a book on Qi that has been translated and is available from Amazon as well. For a low price, you can get a valuable guidebook for living that is certain to inspire those who are interested in Asian approaches to health and diet. .
Good stuff. 21 April 2014
By joseph wong - Published on
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Good price, good service, good selection and good variety of sources. Feedback solicitation is good idea. Will order more soon.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
practical advice you won't find anywhere else 9 Sept. 2013
By sparky_magic_rainbow - Published on
Format: Paperback
I'm a healthnut and have read countless nutrition
books but still learned so much from this:

1) Melons should only be eaten on hot days.
Never on a cool breezy day.
2) Onsen (hot springs) should only be taken for
external illnesses such as falls and sword wounds
not for internal illnesses such as fevers.
3) Using a fine-tooth comb causes hair to fall out.

There's also advice on which food combinations to
avoid and how wine and tea affect chi. It's
repetitious in many places but still worth several
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Awesome! 31 May 2013
By Carlos Diago - Published on
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While the focus is on the improvement on overall health, the book goes far beyond that. I was surprised to see that the book covered far more than that
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
cultivating ch'i 13 May 2013
By richard bollini - Published on
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very good book enjoyed it a lot great book great book like it very much everyone should read itread it now
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