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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Crossing Press; Subsequent edition (August 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580911471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580911474
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

LESLEY TIERRA is a licensed acupuncturist who uses her clinical experience to bring Eastern and Western healing traditions together into easily understood theraputic applications. Lesley lives in Ben Lomond, California.

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Good book, detailed and easy to follow.
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For the serious student of herbology, this book is invaluable.
Cindy
You will not regret owning a copy of this book.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tanner Griffins on October 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
Lesley Tierra's book is a refreshing look at the old system of energetic herbology. While many herbals focus on healing the ailments, this book introduces the concept of healing the energy imbalance. As such, it is not a reference book for a quick fix. It teaches a different philosophy for using herbs.

Western medicine once used such a concept as the equilibrium between humors. In "Healing with the Herbs of Life", the author uses the Chinese energetic system. She explains why an energetic approach to healing with herbs is more efficient than the ones dealing with symptoms.

This is a very useful book for curious amateur or professional herbalists and energy healing students:

Part 1 deals with herbal fundamentals such as herb chemistry, energy and a materia medica (dictionary of herbs) of 148 herbs from all over the world.

Part 2 discusses the energetic causes of illness, its energy, the process of healing according to the chinese five elements system and a compendium of specific conditions to treat with herbs, always in an energetic perspective and with general guidelines that may apply (keeping in mind that every ill person is different).

Part 3 deals with the energy of food, living with the seasons, herbal preparations.

There is also a complete appendice of resources, bibliography and glossary. An index to identify the names of herbs in their common names, latin names, chinese name and sanskrit name is included at the end.

Completely worth its price since it is so well done and complete.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By M. Tierra on October 3, 2003
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This is a vastly revised 2nd edition. Anyone perusing the numbers of herbs books available on the market should notice at least two shortcomings: 1. They are not written by practicing clinical herbalists and so they often just pass on 2nd and 3rd hand information 2. They are not wholistic in the sense that they do not integrate diet, lifestyle and the many other factors necessary for a successful therapeutic result. Then there is the current wave of herb books written by inexperienced medical authorities with little or not practical experience in the clinical herbal medicine. Most of these are practically useless.
None of this is true of the latest of edition of this Lesley Tierra's Healing with The Herbs of Life. This book offers the rare opportunity to participate in the herbal healing strategies of one of the world's foremost practicing herbalists with over 20 years clinical experience. Integrating Western and Chinese energetics, it is an excellent source for self healing useful for both the lay person and the professional practitioner.
When the qualities and energetics of diet and lifestyle are appropriately adjusted, herbs offer the most time-honored and effective way for treating the underlying causes of disease rather than merely the outer symptoms. With chapters on "Causes of disease," The Energy of Illness," "The process of Healing," Treatment of Specific conditions" along with other chapters on the "Energy of Food," "Living with the Seasons." The reader is fully empowered in the process of herbal medicine.
This is not simply another herb book with a catalogue of herbs and common indications but allows for a much needed personalized approach to herbal healing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cindy on June 9, 2009
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I feel incredible gratitude to author for the dedication it took for her to write this book. I used this book while I was a student, and continue to use now that I am a practicing Acupuncturist. More than theory and practical information, Leslie shares her valuable experiences at just the right times to make complex ideas understandable.

This is one of the only herbal books on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology that both makes sense to the western mind and stays true to holistic principles of Chinese Medicine.

Chinese medical diagnostics and pattern identification are explained clearly. Excellent tables of pattern diagnosis and indicated herbal treatments are given. Clear explanations of common western herbs in the context of Chinese medicine are listed in her excellent Materia Medica.

For the serious student of herbology, this book is invaluable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Janette Sutcliffe on December 8, 2007
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This book had alot of good information but it would have been nice if they could have included a glossry of terms of a dictionary for some of the words. I couldn't even find half of the words in a regular dictionary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Carlaw on August 21, 2011
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I love this book and use it all the time. It provides a well-rounded materia medica, a basic tutorial on TCM, differentiation of various conditions, and the best part is that Leslie provides a nice, well-rounded list of herbs to use for each condition--many available in your local health food store. It's a great book for the beginning herbalist as well as a practitioner. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Idaho Artist on June 1, 2014
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great information on the use of herbs. Nice book to read for my TCM degree. Easy to read and carry around.
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