The book “Secrets of Self-Healing" by Dr. Maoshing Ni describes several hundred natural remedies to address common health problems. The approaches are based on the philosophy that we all have built in healing ability waiting to be activated by natural means before we resort to drugs or invasive procedures. Eastern and Western medicine work together to support the assertion that well-being is the results of a balanced life and not just a healthy body. The book publisher is Avery, a member of Penguin Group located in New York and is 576 pages long.
The book is divided into two Parts with Part One examining the path to self-healing and Part Two addressing self-healing remedies for common ailments. Part One topics include: the Tao of wellness, symptoms and signs, let food be your medicine, mother nature's genius, the rivers within, the rhythms of everyday life, the yin and yang of the mind, and east meets west. Examples from the author's own patients’ experiences demonstrate first of all how negative emotions can make us ill. Second, how clutter in our homes can create imbalances in our bodies. Third, how Eastern and Western medicine can work together to fight cancer is addressed.
Part Two describes home remedies for seventy common ailments, such as sore throat, allergies, high blood pressure, sunburn, insomnia, memory loss and jet lag. Illustrations enhance the presentation of each chapter. The role of diet, various home remedies, exercise, daily supplements, and the use of acupressure and acupuncture are presented throughout. Recommended resources and references are presented with text citations and websites for various ailments. The book index is easy to use and enhances the location of helpful content.
M. Carey, PhD, RN
Wellspring Resource Center