At last! Someone reviewed Yang Deficiency the book!
Thank-you very much TruthSeeker, and I'm glad you liked it. (No, I've no idea who TruthSeeker is!) I think Yang Deficiency the Book is my best, though the book on Phlegm (Yuck! Phlegm!) is the most practical.
What a helpful book. I've read a ton of health and nutrition books and this is my new favorite. I highly recommend you give it a try. I'll update my review after implementing the advice. The title alone sold it to me as I believe that's exactly what's wrong with most of our health problems-- we're too yin (cold & full of mucous). We need more yang (warm energy to melt sludge in all our organs, etc). This book has a handy food guide in the back to let us know what's yin and what's yang (also what is nourishing for our blood). It's a bit different from macrobiotics yet seems more accurate to me and my experience.
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Together, yin and yang explain the universe.
Understanding them and how they work gives you the rudiments of wisdom.
In this book - you'll read far more about this than there is on my site page on the concept. The book takes you into politics and community affairs, creativity and war.
Oh, and your Health!
Now, July 2017, I've improved it and republished it for Kindle and Amazon.
Here's a little questionnaire. You can take it before you read "Yang Deficiency - Get Your Fire Burning Again", or do it after reading the book. Or both, and see how your view changes.
If you want to, contribute your suggestion/answer in the form below.
Here is the question. In increasing Yang energy (ie decreasing Yang Deficiency), what order would you place the following:
So, if you think that the infant's smile is the most yang, that would be eighth (8), and if you think the Battle of Stalingrad is the least yang, that would be first (1st) on your list.
Is there a right order? Well ... read the book and decide!
How would you order them? Or do you have something else you'd like to share?
This is not a door-stopper of a book. It is about 34,000 words, give or take, so comparatively easy to read in a few hours. About 160 pages in soft-back form.
Yang Deficiency the book is not aimed at professionals like acupuncturists or practitioners of Chinese medicine (though it turns out that quite a few of them have read it!).
I hope it will be the kind of book that, if you know nothing about it, will help you make sense of this age-old concept and what it means in your life.
That includes recognising its action in life and the world, and knowing how to become less yang deficient!
Men and women can both be yang deficient. In fact we all feel yang deficient from time to time. Understand what it means, and you're half-way to knowing what to do about it.
If you have a Kindle, or have downloaded a free Kindle app for your phone, tablet or computer, you can download and read Yang Deficiency wherever you have access to the internet.
If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, borrow it for 'free'!
Of course, it is also available in a softback - printed - version.
All the books in the 'Chinese Medicine in English' series should be fully accessible on Kindles and Kindle apps. (Or you can buy the softback print editions, of course.)
('Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine' published 1986, was never available in a Kindle version.)
If, having read one of my books you can write a review - preferably positive - that would help others decide whether to read it.
You can put your review on Amazon or, on this site, here.
And if you think it was terrible?
Well, let me know so I can improve it for the next person. (Ideally let me know before cursing it in public!)
Here are some of the books I (Jonathan) have written.
Subscribers to Kindle Unlimited can borrow the first four for 'free'.
Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine! See Reviews.
Seven Reviews so far for Yuck Phlegm. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
Alternatively, ring him on 07950 012501 or freephone (only free to telephone within the UK) 0800 298 7015.
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