Health and Wellness
Concepts of health and wellness vary in culture and time. Chinese medicine defines health as 健康 (Jian Kang), literally "Building Health." It is the idea of wellness as an active process of becoming aware and making conscious choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. It is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. In traditional Chinese medical and philosophical thought, living according to the seasons promotes the four treasures of longevity, prosperity, health and happiness.
Please enjoy these references to our favorite links, resources, books and videos.
Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition and Modern Research
Science of Breath: A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual Development
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition)
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World