The Healer Within

The Healer Within

Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release your Body's Own Medicine

Book - 1999
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Release your natural powers for healing, endurance, and longevity

With this revolutionary guide, you will learn four simple and remarkably effective techniques to release your natural powers for healing. The methods--gentle movement, self-applied massage, breathing exercises, and meditation--are drawn from the ancient Chinese healing system of Qigong (Chi Kung) and are easily adaptable to every lifestyle. You can practice them almost anywhere--in the car, in line at the bank, at your desk, while walking, even in bed. Using these methods for as little as ten minutes a day can dramatically increase your endurance, vitality , and longevity. Self-care has never been so easy!

Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, 1999, c1997
Edition: 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780062514776
Branch Call Number: RA776.95 .J34 1999x
Characteristics: xxii, 264 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Feb 04, 2018

In clear, non-doctrinaire language, Jahnke lays out four techniques that can be used to open the door to the body's internal healing resources: Gentle Movement, Massage, Breathing Techniques and Relaxation. This book is not going to make you a "master" of any one of these techniques, but that's exactly the point: you don't need to be highly skilled to make a profound change for yourself (or eventually others).

This is an inclusive blue-print for health maintenance (or improvement). It gives techniques and then variation for all of them, but it demands neither that everything listed be done or that they be done in a particular order. Jahnke stresses several times that the person using the techniques should tailor them as needed. Also, over time the techniques used will change. He also gives permission for people to find other kinds of exercises and modalities that are useful. The motto seems to be "If it works, use it."


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