Recipes for Self-Healing

traditional chinese food energetics
  • 100 inspired recipes complete with energetic actions
  • lifestyle and dietary guidance for a range of conditions
  • how to nourish and support the Organs
  • how to transform illness through diet
  • recommended reading at many colleges of Chinese medicine
  • a skilful interpretation of Chinese medicine for the western reader

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Recipes for Self Healing explains in full detail how to apply the principles outlined in Helping Ourselves. With simplicity and elegance, this book conveys the wisdom and insights of traditional Chinese medicine and makes them both relevant and accessible to the modern westerner.

Recipes for Self-Healing includes over one hundred exhilarating recipes using familiar foods, which reflect the cosmopolitan nature of western cuisine. Its unique descriptions of each recipe’s energetic actions enables readers to choose recipes perfectly suited to their individual needs. Above all, the author emphasises dissolving concepts of good and bad foods, the importance of pleasure and listening to the wisdom of the body.

Acclaim for Recipes for Self-Healing

Recipes for Self-Healing has wonderful accessible information for the intellect, tasty, delicious food for the body and wit and levity for the spirit – the complete mind, body, spirit experience.”
Jane Sen, author of The Healing Foods Cookbook

These recipes are the practical application in the modern world of a 5,000 year medical tradition. In our increasingly frantic world such wisdoms are greatly needed. This book will be af great benefit to everyone interested in… developing a healthy way of living.”
Dr. Stephen Gasgcoigne, doctor, acupuncturist and herbalist

Recipes for Self-Healing has inspired me to see diet in a totally new way and has given me the tools necessary to truly use food as medicine. This is a great gift.”
Sandra Hill, author of Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Body

Everyone will love this book because it is about something close to everyone’s heart – food! And not just food, nourishment. It is about getting and staying healthy by eating and enjoying delicious foods which suit you the individual; not your doctor, or your spouse, or your mother or the architect of the latest diet fad. It’s about self exploration and self understanding and appropriate self nourishment the way Chinese medicine sees it.”
Jane Lyttleton, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and author, Australia

A book we’ve been waiting for! It provides a rich source of information on many aspects of Chinese medicine especially in relation to food and diet. It is a user friendly resource for practitioners, patients and all those interested in Chinese dietary therapy and combines the Chinese principles of diet in relation to foods which are easily available in the west.”
Angela Hicks, author of The Principles of Chinese Medicine and co-founder of The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine

This wonderful book offers words and wisdom – the intelligence and poetry of Chinese medicine reframed for modern life – to cultivate your own capacity to nourish yourself and others in accord with the unique circumstances of TODAY. What a blessing and joy!”
Edward Espe Brown, author of the Tassajara Bread Book and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings