The Warrior As Healer

A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus
By (author) Thomas Richard Joiner
The Warrior As Healer
A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus
By (author) Thomas Richard Joiner

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Pages : 144

Book Size : 6.00 x 9.00

ISBN-13 : 9780892817962

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

Release Date : June 01, 1999

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 9 b&w illustrations

The Warrior As Healer provides more than 100 recipes that have been used for centuries to stop bleeding, speed the healing of fractured bones, as well as improve focus and calm the mind. The book also includes a guide to patent medicines available in Chinese apothecaries. The author, a Yodan fourth-degree black belt, is trained in traditional Chinese medicine.
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About The Warrior As Healer

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING placed as much emphasis on nurturing the spirit as it did on honing fighting ability. This extended to the study of the healing arts and the use of herbs not only for injury management but also to increase sensitivity, improve energy levels, and, most significantly, raise consciousness. Many of the greatest figures in martial arts history were as renowned as healers as they were as warriors. This history has left behind an extensive healing tradition that includes an immense repository of herbal formulas.

The Warrior As Healer provides more than one hundred of these recipes and formulas that have been used for centuries to stop bleeding, speed the healing of fractured bones, and increase vitality, as well as to improve focus and calm the mind. In addition to custom formulas, it includes a guide to using many patent medicines available in Chinese apothecaries. Anyone ready to take his or her martial arts practice to a more profound level will find The Warrior As Healer an essential companion.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Preface

Introduction

A Brief Discussion of the Historical Relationship between the Healing and the Martial Arts

1.  Methods of Herb Preparation
2.  Injury-Management Formulas
3.  Training Formulas
4.  Herbs for the Taoist Practice of Sexual Conservation 
5.  Herbs Used in Meditation for Quieting the Senses
6.  In Closing

Appendix 1 Raw Herbal Formulas Index

Appendix 2 Patent Formulas Index

Appendix 3 Chinese Herbs Cross-Referenced to Scientific and English Names

Appendix 4 Sources for Herbal and Patent Formulas

Appendix 5 Reference Sources for Herbal Formulas
Author Bio
Thomas Joiner, a Yodan fourth-degree black belt and a certified instructor in Chinese goju martial arts and tien tao chi kung, is trained in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and has been a practicing Chinese herbalist for fifteen years. He is also the founder of Treasures from the Sea of Chi, a mail-order company specializing in Chinese herbs. He lives in Oakland, California.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"This unique approach to herbalism blends the Old World with the new."

American Herb Association, 2002

Back Cover

Back Cover Copy

MARTIAL ARTS / HERBALISM

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING placed as much emphasis on nurturing the spirit as it did on honing fighting ability. This extended to the study of the healing arts and the use of herbs not only for injury management but also to increase sensitivity, improve energy levels, and, most significantly, raise consciousness. Many of the greatest figures in martial arts history were as renowned as healers as they were as warriors. This history has left behind an extensive healing tradition that includes an immense repository of herbal formulas.

The Warrior As Healer provides more than one hundred of these recipes and formulas that have been used for centuries to stop bleeding, speed the healing of fractured bones, and increase vitality, as well as to improve focus and calm the mind. In addition to custom formulas, it includes a guide to using many patent medicines available in Chinese apothecaries. Anyone ready to take his or her martial arts practice to a more profound level will find The Warrior As Healer an essential companion.

THOMAS RICHARD JOINER, a Yodan fourth-degree black belt and a certified instructor in Chinese goju martial arts and tien tao chi kung, is trained in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and has been a practicing Chinese herbalist for fifteen years. He is also the founder of Treasures from the Sea of Chi, a mail-order company specializing in Chinese herbs. He lives in Oakland, California.

 

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