East-West Healing: Integrating Chinese and Western Medicines for Optimal Health

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A family guide for health and wellness blending two of the world's great healing traditions


"East-West Healing is a book you can use immediately to change your life. Full of grounded practical exercises to heal, this is an important book."-Michael Samuels, M.D., and Mary Rockwood Lane, Ph.D., authors of Spirit Body Healing

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"East-West Healing is an extremely valuable reference book. It can assist both health providers and the general public to better understand the relationship of Chinese and Western medicines in truly an integrated way and to use the systems more effectively. It can also help people realize that combining the systems with a unity in approach can provide everyone with ultimately the best of care and an even greater potential for healing."
—Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ph. D., R.N. Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Qigong Grandmaster; Commissioner, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; author, Miracle Healing from China--Qigong

"Dr. Loo's extensive training and experience in Eastern and Western healing arts is evident in this fine book that describes how to apply the 'best of both' for a variety of health problems. She has created a unique and timely resource that moves us beyond an either/or paradigm into a truly integrative model that readers will find immediately applicable. In the process, she has succeeded in demystifying key concepts in Chinese medicine while identifying sensible, safe, and truly holistic treatment strategies."
—Tim Culbert, M.D., Medical Director, Integrative Medicine and Cultural Care Programs, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis

"Both interesting and practical, Dr. May Loo's East-West Healing successfully integrates Chinese medicine and Western science. This book is a valuable resource for both patients and practitioners."
—Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., M.P.H., former Director, Pediatric Pain Management Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, current Director, Medical Acupuncture Service, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

"Dr. Loo's book is an excellent introduction to the principles of Chinese medicine for the lay reader, very valuable and useful for anyone who is interested in or who is seeking healing with Chinese medicine. It builds a bridge between the medicines of East and West that benefits practitioners and patients on both sides of the imaginary divide. East-West Healing explains complex Chinese concepts in simple language that the non-Chinese reader can comprehend and it includes a plethora of practical techniques the patient can apply."
—Andy Ellis, Diplomate of Chinese Herbology, NAAOM; co-author of Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture and Grasping the Wind

"This timely book should be part of anyone's health library. As the expense and complexity of Western medicine escalates, the public continues to search for alternative and complementary healing. Dr. Loo provides a very easy-to-understand explanation of the forces that help shape and direct medical healing from both Chinese and Western practices, and she includes helpful and practical information that details the treatment of many common, everyday illnesses. Buy this book and benefit from the integration of Chinese medicine with standard medical practice!"
—John Spencer, Ph.D., A.B.P.N., formerly with the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health senior editor, Complementary/Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-based Approach

"This is an excellent book, very well written and practical, for both professionals and the general public. The explanations of basic Chinese concepts in plain English terms are most appreciated. This book can be used as a reference by physicians, health care professionals, and acupuncturists, and it should be given to patients at their first visit to be used for home instructions. I will certainly recommend this book to my colleagues and patients."
—Patrick Y.P. Mok, M.D., editor, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Journal

"With East-West Healing, Dr. Loo offers an invaluable guide for both the lay person and the physician. This book is an important cornerstone in the complex bridge between modern medical concepts and the ancient Chinese medical paradigm. She elevates the meaning and understanding of health to a new level. This book is a must read for all physicians who want to be informed about Chinese medicine, by Chinese medicine practitioners who want to have medical perspectives of illnesses, and by patients who want a more comprehensive understanding of their health and illnesses."
—Brenda Golianu, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pain Management Service, Stanford University Medical Center

"We as Western physicians often offer trials of medication or therapy for baffling illnesses that do little more than demonstrate our concern and desire to help. We need to explore alternative ways of looking at health and achieving wellness. East-West Healing is an eye-opening resource for all. It introduces ideas that are never addressed in our traditional, medical, scientifically based paradigm. This melding of Eastern and Western concepts and practices will help both physicians and patients find that often elusive pathway to health."
—Catherine Albin, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center

"Dr. May Loo has combined her extensive Eastern and Western medical training to write a very practical, easy to read book for everyone to use. She skillfully weaves information from both healing disciplines for an integrative approach to health and illness. It is exciting to finally have an everyday reference that combines the wisdom of the East and West to increase general well-being and to heal various common ailments."
—Elizabeth Nelson, M.D., diplomat AAMA, Oakland

"Being a Western-trained physician fluent in the practice of Chinese medicine gives Dr. May Loo an enormous advantage. This book cross-translates between the familiar cultural language of medicine in America and the less-known conceptual vocabulary of Chinese medicine in an easy-to-read style. The reader's understanding is boosted by many examples that provide useful, practical knowledge."
—Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., coauthor, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

"East-West Healing is a book you can use immediately to change your life. Full of grounded practical exercises to heal, this is an important book."
—Michael Samuels, M.D., and Mary Rockwood Lane, Ph.D., R.N., authors of Spirit Body Healing

From the Inside Flap:

Western medicine can do wonderful things, but Chinese medicine, with its attention to body, mind, and spirit, is a wonderful alternative. It is natural, practical, and low-cost, and it emphasizes disease prevention as well as treatment. As Dr. May Loo shows you in this wise and useful book, you don’t have to choose one over the other–you can combine the best of both healing traditions into a complete program for wellness that is both spiritually and physically beneficial.

East-West Healing: Integrating Chinese and Western Medicines for Optimal Health is the first self-care book to integrate Chinese medicine and mainstream Western medicine. May Loo, M.D.– Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Medical Center, researcher, and practitioner–shares her expertise in both Chinese and Western medicines. Highlighting the strengths of each method, Dr. Loo offers a healing plan for over fifty common ailments such as insomnia, headaches, hypertension, asthma, depression, and attention deficit disorder. She explains how to integrate Chinese methods with Western medical care, utilizing such techniques as:

  • acupressure
  • massage
  • meditation
  • nutrition
  • simple breathing and Qigong exercises

You’ll not only gain the knowledge you need to deal with common health complaints, but you will also gain a new understanding of how your body works. You’ll discover how to evaluate your health based on your particular body constitution, apply the four key concepts of Chinese medical theory for a personalized plan, boost your immunity naturally, use food to heal yourself, and find crucial minutes a day to enjoy peace and well-being.

Insightful, accessible, and inspirational, East-West Healing helps you and your family meld these two great healing traditions to attain and maintain optimal wellness.

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