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Wind in the Blood: Mayan Healing & Chinese Medicine Paperback – October 22, 1999


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (October 22, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556433042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556433047
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The authors skillfully weave together the fabric of traditional Mayan medicine, using Chinese medicine as the loom. The result is a rich and complex tapestry of indigenous healing practices and contemporary Mayan culture that will surprise and delight a North American audience."
- Medea Benjamin

About the Author

Translator Jeff Conant is the lead author of A Community Guide to Environmental Health (Hesperian Foundation, 2008); his articles and essays have been published in independent media and anthologized in the books Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground, Confronting Capitalism, We Are Everywhere, and Tipping the Sacred Cow. His book, A Poetics of Resistance: Strategy and Symbol in the Zapatista Communiqués, Being a True Tale of a Possible Better World in its First Untamed Imaginings is forthcoming from AK Press in 2009. His training in Shiatsu and acupressure and work in community development in southern Mexico deeply informed his work translating Wind in the Blood. He currently lives in Northern California.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cindy on November 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
Having studied both Chinese Medicine and Maya Medicine, I was excited to find this book. I appreciate the context within which the authors offer the work, and the detailed information they have found and shared. It is fascinating to find common methods of healing between two distant cultures. Reading this book has helped me appreciate cupping and moxa in a more immediate way than how I learned it in my academic acupuncture training.

This is a book I return to over time- looking up certain acupuncture points to learn about them from Maya point of view. I pick it up every now and then to be re-inspired by traditional healers who were observing the same human anatomy and physiology that I do today, but from a different perspective. There is always more to learn, and this book is written in service to our continued learning.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Masat on May 4, 2010
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I truly enjoyed reading this book due to many reasons especially the fact that it highlights the fact that my ancestors had a wide array of medicinal knowledge that has survived to this day and is being practiced by traditional healers. I truly commend the authors for overtaking this endeavour and would love it if they wrote a book and expanded more on mayan acupuncture.

I was fortunate to grow up with many of the concepts presented in this book and labeled as "mayan medicine" I am safe to say that these healing practices exist in all of mesoamerica and both the nahuan and mayan peoples use them. furthermore having studied TCM in school allowed me to further appreciate the commonalities between two healing systems from literally two different corners of the world.

I often times direct fellow medical students to this book when they wish to learn more about the rich mesoamerican healing traditions because many are familiar with TCM.
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This work systematize disperse knowledge through immersion, using an unusual lens to approach the otherness.
The result is much richer that a mere comparison between two traditions.
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