Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition


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Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition

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Live Well Live Long explores the wonderful Chinese tradition of nourishing life (yangsheng). Its teachings can help us improve our health and lengthen our lives through cultivating our mind, emotions, diet, exercise, sleep, sexual behaviour and much more. And as this book reveals, these teachings are comprehensively backed up by the findings of modern lifestyle research.

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Live Well Live Long explores the wonderful Chinese tradition of nourishing life (yangsheng) and applies it to modern life. As well as the traditional topics covered in yangsheng teachings - which mostly concern personal health care - concern for social, global and planetary health in the modern age demands the application of the wise principles of the yangsheng tradition to issues as varied as social justice, education, modern childbirth, climate change and environmental degradation, agricultural sustainability and so on. These are all covered in this meticulously researched book.


“Peter Deadman has achieved something wonderful, something gorgeous in creating this book. He has managed to write with great simplicity, eloquence and gracefulness about a subject which is deep and rich; yangsheng, the Chinese tradition of nourishing life … I am certain that the book will appeal to anyone who has no knowledge of the Chinese philosophy (it would be a wonderful introduction for our patients) of how to look after ourselves in body, mind and spirit through diet, exercise, sleep, deepening our relationship with nature,v‘affairs of the bedroom’ and even music and dance, amongst other gifts.”

Emma Farrant, The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine Journal


"This is an authoritative, scholarly, thorough and compassionate book about being alive in its broadest and highest sense. It has much to offer practitioners, educators and the general public."

Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine


“Elegant and accessible, informative but undogmatic, comprehensive yet not boastful.  It is a magnificent achievement, especially in the way in which it incorporates knowledge and wisdom from many cultures with no conspicuous friction.  Deadman  recognises and acknowledges many uncertainties and gaps in our knowledge, yet articulates an illuminating and authoritative narrative.”

Erik Millstone, Professor of Science Policy at the University of Sussex


"Elegantly written and diligently referenced; this book is an ultimate guide for wellbeing. The uncompromising relevance of this book makes it a must for all TCM practitioners and a first recommendation to all our patients."

Yanan Kim, Teamor Tea Tailors, Australia


"This is a beautiful book. It is written in a way that would make it accessible to anyone, while at the same time conveying important, well researched and useful items of knowledge. A great book to have on the shelf, for the chapters are very clear so it's easy to dip into if you want advice on a particular subject. A rich array of wisdomous tips to live a long and healthy life which have their conception in Chinese medicine, however they are all backed up with western/modern research. I highly recommend."

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