Book: Arthritis Relief 3rd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Arthritis Relief—Chinese Qigong for Healing and Prevention 3rd ed.
QIGONG EXERCISES CAN HELP HEAL AND PREVENT ARTHRITIS
It is likely that 1 out of 7 of us will be afflicted with arthritis in our lifetime. Healthy joints are the key to pain-free movement, and qigong can help to promote healthy joints.
Although Western medicine has made great progress in treating Arthritis, it has limited success in actually healing it; rather focusing more on relieving pain and inflammation.
Over the past four thousand years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has developed many methods to treat arthritis, including qigong exercises, acupuncture, massage, and herbal treatments. By doing qigong exercises, you can effectively treat many types of arthritis and rebuild the strength of your joints, which is the root of true healing.
This book introduces qigong exercises that have been successfully used in China to treat arthritis. It begins with general concepts of Qigong, a summary of arthritis according to both Western and Eastern medicine, an explanation of how qigong treats arthritis, and finally gentle qigong exercises you can use to help prevent, treat and heal arthritis.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.
World Institute for Self Healing www.wishus.org
Current pharmacological treatments for arthritis are effective to various degrees in controlling the symptoms, but with great drawbacks, including potential toxicity, cost and potential detrimental effects on both mood and immune function. An effective non-pharmacological therapy for arthritis that returns control to the patients without side effect would have a major impact on arthritis treatment. Qigong therapy from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) shows promise in this direction.More Than Exercise, Zenpony (Amazon reviewer) November, 2010
This book gives more than just exercises to help with arthritis. It gives a place to start looking at the causes and hope for a cure, improvement or at the very least no bad side effects.Comprehensive, Helpful, and Fascinating, J.E. Melton (Amazon reviewer) March, 2006
I was interested in reading and trying the exercises because I teach taiji and qigong and also have arthritis brought on by the side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. In my humble opinion qigong helps greatly. This book very clearly states the reasoning behind why it works. Instead of adding a pile of drugs and pain killers to treat symptoms, it addresses the cause and thinking behind why the body gets out of balance.
In this age of the Baby Boomer Generation coming into their senior years, an age of athletes pushing their body's to extreme limits and working in spite of severe injuries and an age where our corporate food source has less and less real nutrition; this book is a must read.
Do more than just exercise, learn why arthritis appears and how to stop it's progression.
This book provided helpful exercises and a wealth of background information to support them. So much of Qigong depends on really understanding the underlying concepts. This book presents these underlying concepts in a very comprehensive, but easy-to-read and fascinating way. If you are serious about Qigong this book with help you make great strides forward in your practice.A Welcome, Easy-To-Follow Supplement Especially For Those Suffering From Arthritis, Midwest Book Review (Amazon reviewer) October, 2005
Written by a Chinese martial arts and Qigong instructor who has trained and practiced since 1961, Arthritis Relief: Chinese Qigong For Healing And Prevention is now in an updated third edition with revised instructions for performing its suggested exercises. Presented as a complement to Western medicine, which is more proficient at relieving pain and inflammation than promoting full healing, Arthritis Relief demonstrates Qigong exercises and massage/acupressure techniques designed to rebuild the strength of one's joints, as well as an overview of arthritis itself and the dietary, genetic, and other factors that cause it. Black-and-white photographs demonstrate the recommended exercises and body movements. Though it cannot replace a visit to one's physician, Arthritis Relief is a welcome, easy-to-follow supplement especially for those suffering from arthritis and who want to do something more about it than just taking medicine.