The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Pr


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The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Pr

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With a detailed introduction to the ancient philosophical, ethical, and religious Chinese practice of Taoism, ” The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity “is a unique, comprehensive, and practical self-help guide to live a balanced and positive Taoist lifestyle. Written by a Westerner for the Western mind, “The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity “is perfect for the modern reader interested in exploring the balanced and holistic health care system used by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and meditators for over 5,000 years. Drawing on his extensive personal experience and research from original sources, author Daniel Reid covers all aspects of the healthy Taoist lifestyle, delivering concise information and instruction on diet and nutrition, fasting, breathing and exercise, sexual health, medicine, and meditation. Featuring helpful charts and illustrations, “The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity” makes the ancient practice easier to understand and more applicable to a modern Western audience than ever before. Written by a Westerner for the Western mind, here is the first book to explore in light of modern science the balanced and comprehensive system of health care used by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and meditators for over 5,000 years.Drawing on original Chinese sources and years of personal experience, the author introduces the philosophy of Tao and gives detailed, practical information on:diet and nutrition, including sample menusfood combining, and detoxifying the bodyspecific foods and juices as treatments for a wide range of diseases (including such modern Western concerns as hypertension, cancer, infertility, herpes, and AIDS)fasting and excretionbreathing exercisesphysical exercises for long life, total relaxation, and general healthacupuncture and massage techniquesTaoist birth controlsex therapybedroom arts and techniques to ensure complete satisfaction for both partners (considered essential for good health and long life)herbal aphrodisiacs and other sexual aidsmeditation — turning essence into energy and energy into spiritWith many helpful charts and clear illustrations,The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevitymakes the ancient “Way” easily accessible to those seeking the latest in New Age health care.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 067164811X
ISBN-13 9780671648114

Key Details
Author Daniel P. Reid, Daniel Reid
Number Of Pages 416 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1989-07-15
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
Publication Year 1989

Additional Details
Copyright Date 1989
Illustrated Yes

Weight 15.9 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 6.1 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 89-010098
LC Classification Number RA781.R34 1989
Dewey Decimal 613
Dewey Edition 20

Table Of Content
Contents PREFACEINTRODUCTIONThe TaoHistory of Taoism in China ‘The Way and its Power’ The Parting of the Way The Tao Today Yin and Yang Complements of Yin and Yang The five elemental activities The dynamic duo today The Three Treasures Jing: the essence of life Chee: the energy of life Shen: the spirit of life The bridge of energy APPENDIX: Cast of Taoist CharactersPART IThe Tao of HealthChapter 1: DIET AND NUTRITION Mother Nature’s Menu The Human Dietary Devolution Trophology: The Science of Food Combining Enzymes: The Culinary Spark of Life Eating Right for Health and Longevity Food as Medicine Diet and Mental Health APPENDIX I: Food Categories and Combination Chart APPENDIX II: Sample Menus for One Week APPENDIX III: Therapeutic Foods and Juices Chapter 2: FASTING AND EXCRETION The Colon: Sewer or Cesspool? Fasting Plumbing Your Colon with Water The Seven-Day Fast and Colon-Cleansing Program Mini-Fasts and Semi-Fasts Excretion: ‘Squatters Do It Better’ Chapter 3: BREATHING The Science of Breathing The Neti Nasal Douche The Art of Breathing Basic Breathing Exercises Establishing a Regular Regimen A Bonanza of Breathing Benefits Chapter 4: EXERCISE The Hard Way versus the Soft Way The Martial Arts Warming Up Loosening and Stretching Long-Life Exercises Total Relaxation A Sample Regimen Chapter 5: TAOIST HEALING ARTS The Tao of Health and Disease The Five-fold Path to Natural Health Care The New Medicine PART IIThe Tao of SexChapter 6: THE TAO OF YIN AND YANG The Nature of Man and Woman The Way of Yin and Yang Foreplay, the Four Attainments, the Five Signs, the Five Desires, the Ten Indications and the Five Virtues The Great Libation of the ‘Three Peaks’ Semen Retention Tao is a Two-Way Street The Harmony of Yin and Yang The Tao Comes Westward Essence and Energy Hormones and Health Absorbing Essence and Storing Energy Chapter 7: EJACULATION CONTROL Regulating Ejaculation Frequency Mastering the Methods of ‘Contact without Leakage’ Learning How to ‘Lock the Gate’ The Orgasmic Upward Draw for Women Taoist Birth Control Summary Remarks Chapter 8: TAOIST BEDROOM ARTS The Thrust of the Matter Adopting Different Positions Artful Accessories Sex Therapy The Legend of the Goat Cupid’s Cornucopia Springtime in a Bottle PART IIIThe Tao of LongevityChapter 9: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON LONGEVITY Some Enlightening Examples of Longevity Comparative World Lifespans Today Fundamental Factors in Longevity Chapter 10: THE TAO OF NURTURING LIFE Pollution and Purification Cultivating the Three Treasures External Elixir Approach Internal Elixir Approach The Highway to Health and Longevity Chapter 11: ‘SITTING STILL DOING NOTHING’ The Eight Stages of Internal Alchemy Meditation for Health and Longevity The Microcosmic Orbit The Macrocosmic Orbit Shen-hsien: The ‘Cosmic Astronauts’ Opening the Central Channel Death and Immortality ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READINGINDEX


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