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Currently studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and found myself reading this in the non-study time I had to remind me of the bigger picture of why I'm in this field to begin with.This is exactly what I needed to read to begin to understand how TCM's inner tradition of emotions, spirit and individual constitution are significant to one's health. "From the point of view of the inner tradition, the suppressing of physical symptomatology in chronic conditions is to perpetuate ignorance and is...
This was assigned for my final class in my shiatsu training, and was the most valuable text in the entire program. This is necessary reading for any practitioner of Chinese medicine. It is dense reading, diving into the deepest aspects of healing, and the heart of what all of us are here for. I would recommend it to everyone as a guide to understanding their constitutional type and individual destiny... except that I do think some understanding of Chinese medicine is necessary before undertaking...
Fantastic text. As a final year student of TCM this text has opened my eyes to very deep healing far beyond patients chief complaints. Grateful for the wisdom and the fantastic read!
I'm not embarrased to say this took me over a year to read! This is a heavy, theory-laden book and, even though I'm an acupuncturist, some parts flew right over my head no matter how many times I read them. Therefore, a deep bow from me to all those who were able to get through this who are not Chinese medicine practitioners. It is indeed a great resource for practitioners and Lonny is an incredibly deep well of wisdom we could all benefit drawing from.
I learned more about healing from this book than from any other source I've encountered. Countless quotes and concepts from it are permanently lodged in my head. It's a hardcore approach to healing, and empowers the individual to take responsibility for their own healing. This book will not coddle you, and will not sugarcoat matters. That's the way I like it.
This is a hefty dose of Chinese philosophy mixed with practical applications of treatments. I don't understand half of it, as I'm not an acupuncturist or herbalist, but the half I do understand is fascinating.