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Key to Health is a masterful and comprehensive guide on maintaining good health and curing disease by incorporating the ancient Chinese wisdom of the Yin and Yang Principles into a modern western diet. In this book the author explains how to adopt this Yin Yang theme for everyday use, with everyday foods. The author has been teaching, healing and practicing these methods successfully, since 1968.
Everything is beholden to the universal law of opposites as the world is made up of ordered opposite tendencies such as hot-cold, push-pull, young-old, tall-short, rich-poor neutron-electron, inner-outer. These opposites happen at every level from the formation of a galaxy right down to the atom. A group of sages in ancient China, called Taoists, adopted this law of opposites into their philosophy, science and medicine. They discovered that their Universe was made of a life force which in its expanding phase was called ‘Yang’ and when it reached its limit it changed into a contracting force, entitled ‘Yin’.
These Yin Yang principles were used successfully for millennia by Chinese scientists and doctors whose collective knowledge, from thousands of years of experience, was assembled in the sixteenth century A.D. by Li Shih-chen who compiled the The Great Pharmacopoeia ( Pen-ts’ao kang-mu ).
Li Shih-chen’s opus was adopted by George Oshawa who formed his Shokuyo or ‘macrobiotic’ system popularised by Michio Kushi in the 1970’s. Oshawa and Kushi laid out a balance of foods and diet with resulted in George Oshawa being cured of TB and other diseases in 1908 by using these Yin Yang principles. This traditional way of healing and balancing diet landed in Japan from China over many centuries which Oshawa practiced successfully for over fifty years. Also Shintoism is a Japanese hybrid of Taoism and Buddhism which has the Yin Yang principles at its core. A Yin Yang diet is about the right balance relative to lifestyle, gender, environment and even personality and when the body is balanced it can fight off unwanted threats more effectively.
Chinese doctors have been applying the Yin Yang methodology in remedies and curing disease, successfully for 5,000 years.
The author with show you clearly how to harmonise the internal energy of the body with diet, herbs and exercise. This book is the original subject matter resource to learn extensively how to incorporate these Yin Yang methods into your Western life and diet.
The book also lays out an easy to follow reference guide on how to use these Yin Yang methods to help cure the following:
Anaemia, Allergies (Asthma & Hay Fever), Athlete’s Foot, Aches & Pains, Back & Neck Pain, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, High Cholesterol, Circulation Problems, Cellulite, Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Cold Sores, Cystitis, Diabetes, Mellitus/Insipidus, Detoxing Naturally, Digestive Complaints (Ulcers etc.), Heart Trouble, Hormone Imbalance, Insomnia, Depression, Immune Function Deficiencies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Menstrual Complaints, Menopause, Migraines & Headaches, Pulled Muscles & Tendon Damage, Rheumatism & Arthritis, SkinTrouble, Acne, Eczema, Stress, Syncope, Dizziness, Sterility, Infertility, Weight Control.