Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

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“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding. Readers interested in the role of herbs and foods in healing will also find much to learn here, as I have. . . . A fine work.”—Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Healing

The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfeld and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States for over eighteen years, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do.

Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, Between Heaven and Earth addresses three vital areas of Chinese medicine—theory, therapy, and types—to present a comprehensive, yet understandable guide to this ancient system. Whether you are a patient with an aggravating complaint or a curious intellectual seeker, Between Heaven and Earth opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

“Groundbreaking . . . Here at last is a complete and readable guide to Chinese medicine.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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3 comments on “Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine”

  1. Interesting book for someone wanting to learn more about eastern medicine! A+. Would recommend getting in regular book form. This book surprised me. I'm a nurse in the U.S. and from what I've read in this book, I don't know why we don't use more and more eastern medicine. I can't wait to learn more about it, this book was a great beginner book for someone interested in eastern medicine. I can't wait to learn more. Great book. I got it in Kindke edition, but will also be ordering the regular book also bc of the great recipes at the back of book, reference to herbal formulas, and just overall note taking/highlights of...

  2. Interesting reading. We should have the west and east ... Interesting reading. We should have the west and east work together for health care. Also the Chinese should add certain western herbs to their many herbs that they don't have such as Maca root from South America for even more herbs. The west has to be open minded about something from the east, it has been used for thousands of years.

  3. My husband & I have found it very useful if somewhat detailed for our everyday use A most detailed description of Chinese medicine. Thorough and understandable. It is a reference to be delved into from time to time not a "page turner" as a novel would be. My husband & I have found it very useful if somewhat detailed for our everyday use. Recommended for reference purposes and if you are a student of Chinese medicine.

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