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Concluding Remarks

As comprehensive as this book is, you may choose to work with it exclusively for a time, especially if you want to fully incorporate Chinese holistic healing practices in the integrated, personalized ways taught here. I hope it serves you well both in helping you accomplish your immediate health goals and as a useful, practical, and inspirational introduction to a much vaster world of possibilities for living a long, healthy, and balanced life.

Of course, no single book can provide you with everything you might want or need. For further resources, my first recommendation is Chinese Healing Exercises: A Personalized Practice for Health & Longevity. It’s presented in a way that works synergistically with the Qigong, acupressure, herbs, and dietary practices you’ve learned here. The exercise prescriptions in that book can be simply and effectively added to the prescriptions in this book and can be used as a foundation for a daily wellness practice. It provides similar guidance in helping you choose the exercises that will work best for you, removing any guesswork for beginners while being open-ended enough for more experienced readers to freely select among the ones that suit them best.

Other resources include the books in the following bibliography and recommended reading sections. Some of those are technical, some are purely informational, and some offer guidance in related practices. Each will open many other avenues of exploration.

There are thousands of books and even more instructional sources on the Internet offering various types of self-help and healing techniques. If you look carefully, you’ll find that a great many of them are derived from Chinese and other traditional sources, simplified and packaged to accommodate the fast-paced, time-restricted sensibilities of modern life. If you’re drawn to any of those, try interpreting them through the perspective of Chinese holism. Remember that this book is intended to help you incorporate a paradigm of integrated natural holistic health. Be mindful of how other self-care practices and professional medical approaches might fit that paradigm when deciding whether or not to include them in your life. That may be the single most beneficial lesson you can take from this book, as it can inform most, or all, of your health and wellness choices moving forward.