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18. Try sprouting – nutritious food from tiny seedlings 46
30. Become present to your bodily ‘felt sense’ 72
49. Exercise can be ‘internal’ or ‘external’ 109
58. Cold can cause infertility and other lower body symptoms 128
59. A well-kept secret – the effects of ‘wind’ 130
61. Tired all the time? ‘Damp’ could be the cause 135
69. Your sexual activity affects your constitutional essence 152
75. What you learn from a good teacher becomes yours for life 164
76. Use Chinese metal balls as a simple longevity tool 165
77. ‘Scrape’ on the back to strengthen constitution 166
Author’s note
You really can live longer!
What’s in this for you?
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure
Living a qi enhancing lifestyle
The true ‘pill’ – lifestyle change
Listen to your body
What will be the benefits?
How to read this book
Eat food as medicine
1Balance the proportions of your food
2Rely on ‘economical’ foods in your daily diet
3 Choose vegetables – full of rich, life-enhancing qi
4Avoid too much raw and cold food
5Don’t overdose on ‘rich’ foods
6Know your phlegm and damp forming food
7 Lose weight effortlessly!
8Be an ‘almost’ vegetarian
9If you are vegetarian – be a well-balanced one
10Take good-quality food
11Avoid ‘spoiled’ foods
12An enjoyable diet is the most nourishing
13Know the temperature of your food
14Not too hot or cold – keep it balanced
15Blend the tastes of your food
16Find tasty substitutes
17Eat regularly and in the right conditions
18Try sprouting – nutritious food from tiny seedlings
19Know how and when to drink fluids
20Drink green tea or other healthy drinks
21Be alert for food sensitivities
Our emotions and our health
22Emotions are a key to good health
23Anger makes qi rise
24Fear makes qi descend and worry knots the qi
25Grief and sadness dissolve qi
26Joy slows qi down
27Learn to take pleasure from the world
28Know the importance of humour
29Gain perspective on your emotions
30Become present to your bodily ‘felt sense’
31Learn from your difficulties
33Use writing therapy
35Release your blocked feelings
36Get help when you need it
The balance of work, rest and exercise
37Balance yin and yang in your work and rest
38Convalescence – the forgotten secret
39The positive effects of fulfilling work
40Keep your life regular
41Points to relieve smoker’s cravings
42Exercise while you work
43Walk your way to health
44Sleep – the best natural cure
45Sleep in a healthy posture
46Take a ‘power’ nap
47Make time for rest and relaxation
48Scan your body to relax
49Exercise can be ‘internal’ or ‘external’
50Exercise according to your age, activity, build and constitution
51Know the 70% principle for all activity
52Find an exercise routine
53Find a regular practice space
54Exercise in the ‘spirit’ of qigong
55A simple self-exercise more effective than massage
How the weather affects our health
56Take extra care when there’s a cold snap
57 Your pain might be caused by cold!
59A well-kept secret – the effects of ‘wind’
60How to prevent colds, flu and other acute problems
61Tired all the time? ‘Damp’ could be the cause
62Protect yourself from the effects of damp
63Dryness – of course it dries you up!
64Know how to beat the heat
66Conserve your constitutional essence
67How to check your constitutional strength
68Accept your limits and live within their confines
69Your sexual activity affects your constitutional essence
70‘Do the month’ after pregnancy
71Important transformation times that can change your life
72The male menopause is not what you think!
73After a miscarriage take time to rest
74Strengthen your constitutional essence at the dantien
75What you learn from a good teacher becomes yours for life
76Use Chinese metal balls as a simple longevity tool
77‘Scrape’ on the back to strengthen constitution
Anxiety and panic attacks
Back pain
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Colds and flu
Constipation
Depression
Diabetes
Diarrhoea
Headaches
Hypertension
Insomnia
Joint problems
Period pains
Premenstrual tension
Skin conditions
Four important stages of integrating lifestyle changes
Put your lifestyle plan into action
Make your goals specific and achievable
Notes
Glossary
Reading list
Useful addresses
Index
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77 Ways to Improve Your Well Being - How to Use Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Enhance Your Physical Mental and Spiritual Health

77 Ways to Improve Your Well Being - How to Use Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Enhance Your Physical Mental and Spiritual Health

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