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Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square
Kippax, Steve
Aeon Books / Softcover / 2019-03-01 / 1911597655
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
price: $32.95 (may be subject to change)
272 pages
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Health in Theory and Practice is a book to read now and reference later. It lays out the rationale for self-maintenance and personal growth and development through diet, exercise, and breathing exercises/qigong. It offers an energetic understanding of health and disease and compares it to pharmaceutical-driven, Western-medicine symptom suppression. Neither is right or wrong; it is more a case of suitability and appropriateness. The book also advocates the wisdom of choosing the correct options at the correct time. If and when disease does occur it provides solutions via dietary advice, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and acupressure/massage.

A guide to living life in a healthy way and looking after oneself, this features the the Four Pillars of total health: diet, sensible exercise, breathing, and treatment. The first four chapters lay down the foundations for understanding health through holistic energetic medicine as a different approach to orthodox pharmaceutical driven disease intervention. The next three chapters are the practical treatment options: herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage/acupressure. Chapter eight is a repertory where a symptom or disease can be looked up and answers found using one or all of the different treatments as well as dietary and life style advice. The final chapter provides a sample day in the life.

Health in Theory and Practice is not only a guide to maintaining health it is also designed to be an essential reference when disease occurs.

About the Author:

Steve Kippax is a Western herbalist and practices Traditional Chinese medicine. He started growing herbs at the age of 13 and enrolled in the School of Herbal Medicine in 1980. In 1985 he joined the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and started practicing herbal medicine in London and Suffolk. He has been studying Chinese Medicine since 1989 and learned acupuncture in 1993 while on a study trip to China. In 2001 he helped to establish the Third Space Medicine, London's leading integrated medical center. Steve is a past president of NIMH, has a master's degree in herbal medicine, and has been listed as one of the top 20 health gurus in the UK by the Daily Telegraph.

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