Synopses & Reviews
Based on the authors 30 years of medical practice, Power of the Five Elements
is a modern interpretation of the Five Elements
of Chinese medicine that gives readers a roadmap to recognizing
and controlling their stress-response patterns and
enhancing healthy aging. Dr. Moss makes clear that maintaining
health and preventing stress-induced diseaseheart disease,
diabetes, cancerrequires adapting successfully to changing circumstances.
His Five Adaptation Types use questionnaires and
case histories to help readers create strategies for stress reduction
and health improvement.
Power of the Five Elements explains how to reduce maladaptive patterns and prevent damage from elevated cortisol, the main stress hormone. Dr. Moss offers a range of behavioral changes, dietary recommendations, and meditations that enhance adaptive responses. He includes current research about the effects of long-term stress on the brain and how to reverse them. In addition, he describes each acupressure point and how to experience a direct effect from their adaptive energy. Written for both the general public and healthcare providers, this book is essential reading for anyone facing health issues and stressful situations.
Based on his thirty years of using acupuncture in an integrative medical practice, Power of the Five Elements
presents the Five Adaptation Types, Dr. Charles Moss’s modern application of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine.
This book provides you with:
• A roadmap to understanding why you react to stress the way you do and a comprehensive new approach to improving your ability to adapt
• A fascinating synthesis, presented for the first time, of the ancient wisdom of Taoist Chinese Medicine and current mind-body research
• Case histories and questionnaires to identify your Adaptation Type and specific, individualized recommendations—behavioral changes, exercises, meditations—to improve adaptation, reduce stress, and enhance healthy aging
• A clear understanding of the importance of lowering abnormal levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
If you are ready to increase your energy levels, improve your mood, and reduce your risk for serious illness, get started today and discover your Adaptation Type through Power of the Five Elements.
"Derived from the author's thirty years of medical practice, Power of the Five Elements is a modern interpretation of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine that provides readers with an individualized roadmap to recognize and control their own specific stress response patterns and enhance healthy aging"--Provided by publisher.
About the Author
Charles A. Moss, MD, has been practicing integrative medicine and Five Element acupuncture in La Jolla, California, since 1978. A pioneer in combining Eastern wisdom and the best of scientific integrative medical practice, he has taught Five Element acupuncture through the UCLA School of Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and the Five Element Acupuncture Physician Training Program. He holds a masters degree in acupuncture degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK, participated in the founding of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the American Holistic Medical Association, and is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Moss has written multiple articles on Five Element acupuncture and regularly presents workshops through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.