The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity
by Daniel Reid
About the Author
Born and educated in the United States, with a master's degree in Chinese language and civilization, Daniel P. Reid now lives in Taiwan, where he has studied with numerous Taoist masters. He is the author of Chinese Herbal Medicine, which was hailed by The New York Times as "highly readable...a marvelous introduction to the field of Chinese medicine."
Written by a Westerner for the Western mind, here is the first book to explore in light of modern science the balanced and comprehensive system of health care used by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and meditators for over 5,000 years.
The author presents a review of Taoist practice based on personal experience and on scholarship. He covers historical and philosophical aspects, fasting, nutrition, breathing, exercise, and healing arts. Another major section of the text discusses the Taoist bedroom arts, considering topics such as yin and yang, birth control, ejaculation control, and herbal aphrodisiacs. A final section reviews longevity and meditation techniques.
Drawing on original Chinese sources and years of personal experience, the author introduces the philosophy of Tao and gives detailed, practical information on:
With many helpful charts and clear illustrations, The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity makes the ancient "Way" easily accessible to those seeking the latest in New Age health care.