The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine
Written at least 2,500 years ago, this is a Chinese Medical classic. It is not the easiest book for the western mind to understand, which is why my copy is so tattered, torn, and full of book marks. I’ve been reading my copy for 20 years now, and every time I read another page or two a little more sinks in.
The book spans all of Chinese medicine with chapters on the seasonal cycles of nature, Yin and Yang, Qi, the meridians, how to examine pulses, coloring and other diagnostic methods, treating the mind and body, practices for maintaining health, and directions for becoming an excellent physician.
This form of medicine has been successfully practiced without the aid of modern technology for thousands of years. Natural health practices require the practitioner to learn how to assess based on observation, conversation, and palpation. Because Chinese medicine has been steeped in these practices for thousands of years, all types of modern day natural health practitioners can learn a great deal from this book.
Almost every Chinese medical textbook written after the Yellow Emperor’s Classic refers back to it. Rather than relying on modern interpretations, I encourage you to go directly to the source and read this book for yourself.
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