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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556438745
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556438745
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“In this enlightening book, Dr. Charles Moss offers us the opportunity to heal our modern world through the wisdom of the ages.”
—David Simon, MD, cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and author of Free to Love, Free to Heal

“Dr. Charles Moss catapults the discipline of Five Element acupuncture into the contemporary framework of an individual’s response to life’s stressors. His Five Adaptation Types each embody the qualities of an element, and he lucidly animates them with snapshot stories from his clinical practice. This is the inevitable next step of integrating the classical Five Element model into modern medicine’s understanding of mind-body dynamics.”
—Joseph M. Helms, MD, president of Helms Medical Institute and founding president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

“Dr. Charles Moss, a masterful physician and acupuncturist, penetrates the mysteries of classical Chinese medical thinking to give us a truly useful guide to meeting life’s challenges. He demystifies this deeply thoughtful approach to health while honoring its physical, emotional, and spiritual insights. Dr. Moss makes ancient wisdom immediately applicable to dealing with modern stress, giving us clear, specific instruction for using our adaptive strengths to live a healthy, more conscious life.”
—Martin L. Rossman, MD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

“This book is a must-read for everyone who wants the answer to two questions: What makes a person vulnerable to illness and premature aging? What brings a person vibrant health? I loved it and highly recommend it.”
—Bill Bachrach, CSP, CPAE; author of Values-Based Financial Planning

“Power of the Five Elements
is a must-read for those practitioners of acupuncture who desire to have a powerful and lasting effect on their patients' mental and physical health. The author points out that when combined with proper diet, mindful meditation techniques, and appropriate exercise, the adaptive powers of the Five Elements can provide ‘long life and everlasting vision.’ This book brings these ancient techniques to modem life usefulness.”
—Medical Acupuncture Journal

Power of the Five Elements provides a unique way of finding essential peace for the sake of both mind and body.”
—Energy Times

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 master’s 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.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Photo Geek on April 20, 2010
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This book brings the five elements to life and has broadened my understanding of acupuncture immensely. I have begun to see connections and nuances in my patients and myself which had never been evident despite having been a physician for over 25 years.

The various attributes of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water seemed arbitrary and difficult to understand until I got this book. I am in awe of how incredibly observant and perceptive the ancient Chinese were in developing this style of medicine. Dr. Moss writes from extensive clinical experience over many years and it shows in how well the material is presented. "Power of the Five Elements" is a gem!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Spencer on May 5, 2010
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Many stressed Americans are intrigued enough by eastern medicine to try treatments like acupuncture. But how and why are these treatments effective? In the Power of Five Elements, Dr. Charles Moss provides a much-needed context for using Chinese medicine as well as a roadmap to understanding stress and how to improve our adaptation to it. Key to this is our comprehension of our Adaptation Types, that Moss lucidly explains with a synthesis of ancient Taoist wisdom and modern mind-body research. . A truly user-friendly book, Power of the Five Elements employs case histories of patients representing the Adaptation types along with recommendations for healthy lifestyles. This book empowers patients by helping them make knowledgeable choices.
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I am learning quite a bit from this book, the only thing I am sorry about is that I ordered it on kindle and the diagrams are kind of hard to see. I recommend buying the book form. If you have a hard copy you can refer to the diagrams easier. I'm still working with my kindle version and find it very interesting to learn working with the authors information. It is clear but very technical in the explanations, which I find very informative. Even for someone who doesn't have a background in Chinese Medicine can learn alot as it is explained well.
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