The Healing Points
The Healing Points
It is always a difficult thing to see men, women and children suffering from pain and disease. It is even more difficult if you know that help for these problems often lies in their own hands.
For the fact is that every day as a doctor of Chinese medicine I see people in my office who complain of ailments that I know, with the proper knowledge, could be relieved and in some cases totally cured by the patients themselves.
In China, doctors of traditional Chinese medicine have a long tradition of providing health education as well as healing. Working hand-in-hand with the men and women who come to them for help, they provide self-healing techniques that are easily applied, that cost nothing, and that work with quick effectiveness to relive a spectrum of common ailments including sinus problems, headache, indigestion, joint stiffness, nausea, constipation, symptoms of PMS, stress, insomnia and many more.
I have always admired this philosophy of helping the sick to help themselves, and so in my own practice I often go out of my way to provide patients with athome, hands-on healing techniques that supplement the acupuncture, acupressure and herbal treatment I provide in my office. Over the years many of my patients have thanked me for this information, and some have urged me to put it all down in book form in order to help others gain control over their own state of health.
This current volume is the result. It is my hope that the chapters you are about to read will not only educate you in the basic principles of traditional Chinese healing, the world’s oldest and some believe best form of medicine, but that they will provide you with a toolkit of at-home healing procedures for a number of common aches and pains that can, with the proper knowledge and know-how, easily be helped. As an old Chinese saying has it, “The patient is always his own best medicine.” After reading this book I hope you agree.