Tao encompasses a bit of everything: diet,recipes, balanced mind, opened meridians, chi gong, stretching, movement, ancient teachings, and more.
Stephen Thomas Chang
Brand: Tao Longevity
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Balance is key to both a healthy body and a happy life. That balance can be attained by studying the chinese five element theory, the characteristics of foods and simple massage and accupressure techniques.
Dr. Stephen Chang outlines the basics in an easily understandable manner. There are diagrams of the exercises, really simple massage techniques and the accupressure points. He includes his dietary plan with a fairly large selection of recipes.
I applaud his approach to diet. Exclusionary diets are almost certainly designed to fail. His position that even small quantities of junk food are good because they stimulate the liver makes sense. The internal organ massage exerices are amazing and effiective. I use the stomach massage for any digestive upset and thrilled with the results. The exercises are quite simple and take very little time.
However there are some points that I am not totally sold on. He advocates a strict adherence to a three...
I used this book while recovering from a serious illness in my digestive tract,,, The MD I was seeing was amazed and so was I, A MUST READ
My friend and I both have a copy, so we can work through it together. We both love it. Its practical, easy to understand and non-judgemental e.g. I am a vegan and my friend is a carnivour and the book is perfect for both of us as it is so inclusive. Personally I dont like the use of the word 'thin' in the subtitle, I want a healthy body and I dont need to lose weight, but I did want to use Taoist principles to be healthy and I am improving my health with this book and Dr Chang's book on Internal Exercises. Some information is repeated in both books, but thats okay, it bears repeating.
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