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Eastern Medicine

The traditional healing methods of Asia began to gain popularity in the West right around the time we started publishing books back in 1969. Books on the topic have remained a mainstay of our program since then—as the identity of Eastern medicine has morphed from “alternative” to mainstream.

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  1. Cultivating Ch'i

    Cultivating Ch'i

    A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health

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    • Kaibara Ekiken
    Samurai are best known for taking life—but here is a samurai doctor’s prescription for how to preserve life, and to make yours a long and healthy one. Unlike other samurai of his time, the samurai Kaibara Ekiken (1630–1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the healthy mind and body upon which martial techniques and philosophy depended. While serving as the chief medical doctor and… Read More

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