Bookstore & Book Reviews: Chi Choices Bookshelf

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Popular Health Books: Chi/Energy and Health

Between Heaven and EarthBetween Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield, Efrem Korngold
This is a book that shows many aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and also contrasts it with Western Medicine. It describes herbs, acupuncture, and methods of balancing the body with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Emotion CodeThe Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness by Dr. Bradley Nelson
This interesting book describes a method of finding and releasing negative “Trapped Emotions” which got trapped or stuck inside the body in our own lifetime (when in the womb or after our birth) or which may even have been inherited from our ancestors, perhaps from several generations back. This emotional baggage weighs us down and often contributes to pain and ill health. Dr. Nelson shows that it is possible to release Trapped Emotions in ourselves or for others using The Emotion Code™, provided we have learned to do “muscle testing,” which is explained in the book. Practitioners may also be found on his website.

The Healing CodeThe Healing Code by Alexander Loyd and Ben Johnson
Using the exercises of Dr. Loyd (author), Ben Johnson, M.D. (co-author), found himself, in 3-4 months, cured of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a disease from which most die within 5 years. His miraculous recovery came about after using the energy methods of the primary author, Dr. Loyd, before they wrote the book together. This book gives a great explanation of how stress shuts down the body’s immune system.

Energy Medicine Energy Medicine by Donna Eden, et al.
This is an interesting book, written for the average person who does not necessarily know much about chi or energy movement in the body. It covers a number of different energy systems from around the world (Meridians, Chakras, Celtic Weave, Chinese Five Elements, etc.). It contains many figures and diagrams related to energy and the body. Throughout the book are fascinating descriptions of various methods that the author believes will balance your chi energy to improve your health (e.g., tracing energy meridians, as well as using acupuncture strengthening and sedating points).

The Healing Promise of Qi The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi by Roger Jahnke.
This is a book written by a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine about energy methods often used for exercise, inner peace, and healing in China.


Kangaroo Care Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant by Susan M. Luddington-Hoe et al.
This book describes some unusual methods of caring for permature infants which involve touching between baby and parents which often has beneficial results.


How to Feel Great All the Time How to Feel Great All the Time: A Lifelong Plan for Unlimited Energy and Radiant Good Health by Valerie Saxion.
This book is simply written, easy to read, and contains information on how the body works, with information on oxygen, junk food, water, exercise, candida albicans, and methods of detoxification and fasting.


Touch for Health Touch for Health: A Practical Guide to Natural Health Using Acupressure Touch and Massage to Improve Postural Balance and Reduce Physical and Mental Pain and Tension by John F. Thie et al.
This book describes the use of touch/energy manipulation to improve the body and allow greater enjoyment in life.

A Woman's Guide to Healing From Breast Cancer TCM: A Woman’s Guide to Healing From Breast Cancer by Nan Lu et al.
This book, written by a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor, deals with prevention and treatments for breast cancer, from the point of view of chi energy.


Healing With Whole Foods Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford.
This book deals with properties of whole foods, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), regenerative diets, yin-yang concepts, food properties (sweet, bitter, etc.), recipes, and much more.


The Web That Has No Weaver The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted J. Kaptchuk.
This book delves into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In includes diagnostic methods and, while it contains a great deal of information, is a very detailed book that the serious student of TCM will enjoy.


Chi Self-Massage Chi Self-Massage: The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation by Mantak Chia et al.
This is a book about massage from the Eastern point of view, from a point of view of chi and internal organs of the body. It deals not so much with Western “muscle” massage, but with Oriental “chi” massage.


Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia.
This book explains, in considerable detail, the role of tongue analysis and diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are many photographs of the tongue, showing many abnormal conditions of the body which are reflected in the tongue.


A Manual of Acupuncture A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman et al.
This is a reference manual for the serious student of acupuncture, with most aspects of acupuncture treated in a very detailed manner. It includes hundreds of drawings and extreme detail about use of meridians, needles, and cautions related to acupuncture. Both Chinese and English names are used for acupuncture points.

Acupressure\'s Potent Points Acupressure’s Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments by Michael Reed Gach.
This book explains the history of acupressure and includes many chapters which shows how the reader may use acupressure to possibly obtain relief for many diverse bodily conditions and disorders such as common aches and pains, insomnia, colds, influenza, depression and backaches.

Reiki Energy Medicine Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing the Healing Touch into Home, Hospital and Hospice by Libby Barnett et al.
This book covers the Japanese healing art known as Reiki, which roughly translates to “Univeral Energy.” Reiki is a Japanese “energy healing” art.


Quantum Touch Quantum Touch: The Power to Heal by Richard Gordon et al.
This book deals with energy and healing. The author explains various methods of raising the body’s energy via breathing techniques and methods of focusing. The healer can then uses that energy for “touch healing.”

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