Helping Ourselves

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Helping Ourselves

A Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics. This manual is intended as a resource for students and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, such as Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Qi Gong. The book details the energetic properties of around 300 common foods, and explains the principles of Chinese medicine and how to apply them for daily use.

"the Chinese understand that in order to remain healthy a good diet is of fundamental importance.
'Helping Ourselves' is written clearly and simply so that it is easy to follow and use. It sets out the importance general considerations of how to eat well, how to understand 'hot' and 'cold' foods, how taste affects us, and how best to support our individual health through diet. It will be of interest to all practitioners of oriental medicine, to patients and to anyone who wishes to gain insight into the profound effect that diet has on their health." Angela Hicks, Co-Director of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine - Reading, England

"Helping Ourselves is a simply produced and relatively short introduction to the basic principles of Chinese dietary therapy… The foods discussed are easily available and the writing intelligent, clear and concise. The book is equally suited for patients and practitioners." Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are other guides to Chinese dietary therapy on the market, but none that I have seen makes the subject so readily accessible." European Journal of Oriental Medicine

"Helping Ourselves takes two important steps towards making chinese food energetics accessible. Firstly, it is extremely easy to read and explains Chinese energy concepts… in terms that most lay people would understand. Secondly, it classifies foods into what they do energetically so you can easily look up which food resolve Dampness and which are cooling. To my knowledge this has not been done in England before…" Shiatsu Society News
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Daverick Leggett

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